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How do I earn credit from referring a friend to Airbnb?

To earn credit, send a referral link to your friends. When a friend uses that link to join Airbnb, they’ll get credit that will automatically apply towards their first reservation with Airbnb. The credit will show up automatically on the checkout page of any reservation with the minimum total value (excluding guest fees or taxes) indicated in the referral invitation.

When your friend completes their first qualifying reservation, you'll earn credit to use for your own Airbnb reservations. You'll get the credit after your friend checks out, and it will show up automatically on the checkout page of a qualifying reservation, excluding fees and taxes.

For each person you refer, there are two opportunities to earn travel credit. You earn credit when your friend completes a qualifying reservation as a guest and also if they complete a qualifying reservation as a host. The amount you earn is different depending on whether you refer hosts or guests.

Qualifying reservations

To count as a qualifying reservation, a trip must have the minimum total value (excluding guest fees or taxes) indicated in the referral invitation, accompanying promotional materials, Airbnb website, or Airbnb mobile application for that type of reservation. Amounts may vary during promotional periods. Your available travel credits automatically appear on the checkout page. If the travel credits aren't automatically added, it means the reservation wasn’t worth enough. Credits can't apply to a trip that has already been paid for, but they will be applied to your next qualifying reservation.

You can earn up to $5,000 USD total in travel credit, but credits expire one year from the date issued. To get all your current referral details, go to Invite Friends from your Airbnb Dashboard. Read the full Airbnb Referral Program Terms and Conditions.