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By Miles refer a friend offer

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Ciara Knight

So you’ve bought a By Miles policy and now you’re exploring the perks that come with it (namely, the refer a friend offer). Honestly, we like your style.

Unfortunately, we haven’t got a referral link for you here, as that’s not the purpose of this charming article. Instead, we’ll get you sorted with all the information you need to start referring friends and family once you’ve started your By Miles policy.

Here at By Miles, we’re big fans of sharing the love. Whether that’s through our mission to bring fairer car insurance to as many lower mileage drivers as possible, or with added policy benefits to make life a little sweeter for our members, it’s all equally important to us.

Once you have a By Miles policy, you’ll get far more than just fully comprehensive car insurance (and helpful articles like this). As well as a host of useful app features (like journey estimates, Car Medic, Find My Car, congestion charge reminders and much more), you also have the ability to refer a friend to get a policy, using your unique referral link, earning you both some free miles credit if they end up getting a policy with us. Why? Because we think it’s nice to be nice.

What is a referral code?

As the name suggests, when you refer a friend, you’re letting them know about your pay-by-mile car insurance policy with By Miles. Essentially, it’s a fancy way of saying ‘Hey, check this out’. You introduce them to us, and us to them. And we give you both some free miles credit as a way to thank you for telling your friends and family about the policy. No good deed should go unrewarded. 

It comes in the form of a unique invitation link that’s personalised for you, which you can share around to any loved ones that you deem worthy of having a fairer car insurance policy. By sharing your link, you’re referring someone to get a policy a bit beyond word of mouth. This way, it’s traceable to you, so you’ll get some free miles for doing so. You’ll find the link in the By Miles app, but more about that in the next section.

How does the offer it work?

Excellent question. Let’s break it down:

  1. Open the By Miles app
  2. Find the menu (the three lines symbol) in the top left corner of the screen. 
  3. Press them to open the sidebar.
  4. Find ‘Invite Friends’ at the bottom of the list. 
  5. Press it.by-miles-refer-a-friend-app-screen-2
  6. Now you’ll be taken to your unique invitation link.
  7. Copy and share the link to spread the love with the loved ones you’d like to share some free miles credit with.by-miles-refer-a-friend-app-screen-1b
  8. So long as they use that link (and actually start a By Miles policy), you’ll both be rewarded.

Keep in mind that coming through a comparison site won’t work, nor will a referral after their policy has been bought. If they get a quote for a By Miles policy through a price comparison site at any time, the comparison website becomes the friend that referred them (when you think about it, the comparison website gave them some pretty good advice on the cost of their insurance). Full terms and conditions are here.

If you’re not yet using the By Miles app, what are you playing at? You can download it for your iPhone or Android device from here. If you’d prefer to use our web dashboard, you can – just click the little profile circle in the top right to open the menu and you’ll find the ‘Invite friends’ option in there.

Who can I share the refer a friend link with?

Friends, family, lovers, even enemies can benefit from your referral link. Ideally, we’d like you to know the person, as using it for commercial purposes goes against the terms and conditions of the offer.

Paid advertising of referral links or codes, bulk email distribution, unsolicited communications and distribution to strangers aren’t allowed. And we definitely don’t want you spamming people. Basically, we’re trusting you to harness this power wisely. Like the policy? Tell a friend about it. If they happen to like it enough to get one through your link, you’ll both get some free miles on us. It’s that simple.

Is there a limit to how many times I can refer a friend?

Unfortunately, yes. You can refer up to ten people using your unique link to give friends and family a discount on their pay-by-mile car insurance policy with By Miles.

Share it with your nearest and dearest, or keep it a secret between yourself and your most trusted confidant. If you want to turn it into a scannable QR code, then get that tattooed on your forehead for maximum exposure and maximum free miles credit potential with ten lucky loved ones, go for it. Just be sure to send us a photo because that’s something we’d really like to see.

What’s in it for me?

As promised, some free miles credit. Within 21 days of the start of the referred person’s policy, both accounts will have free miles credit added. You can then use those miles to drive around, as normal, except you won’t be paying for them. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there’s definitely such a thing as a free mile if you’ve got some credit left in your By Miles tank.

Beside the savings you’ll make, and helping spread the word about fairer car insurance for lower mileage drivers, you’ll also earn brownie points with your loved ones for scoring them some free miles. We call that a win-win-win.

What’s the catch?

We’ve tried to create an offer that we’d like – one without a lot of Ts & Cs! So long as the person you’re referring doesn’t come through a price comparison site or try to use it with another offer at the same time, it should all be smooth sailing. Share the link, they get a policy, you both get free miles credit. Bingo. 

Of course like all offers there are a couple of terms and conditions – see below.

Any refer a friend terms and conditions?

Wise question. There are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The person you’re referring can’t have had a By Miles policy before
  • If the person you’ve referred cancels their policy within 3 months of the start date, you’ll both lose your free miles credit
  • The referral link can’t be used with any other offer
  • You can’t use the referral link for promotional purposes. Friends and family only.
  • You can’t share the link on social platforms (like Trustpilot, Google reviews or as a comment on post on any of the By Miles social platforms)
  • You can’t refer yourself or your spouse/ partner when purchasing a policy for another car.

For the full lowdown, you can read our terms and conditions on promotional links right here.

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