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Message started by SolidSnake on 11th Jan, 2014 at 3:01pm

Title: PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus
Post by SolidSnake on 11th Jan, 2014 at 3:01pm
I had forgotten about this program at all until last week I received an email from PayPal stating that I am eligible for a bonus from one of my referrals.. The email looks like this :


Quote:
From: service@intl.paypal.com <service@intl.paypal.com> Jan 4 (7 days ago)
to me
Hello [name],


Thank you for referring [referral_name] to PayPal. Because [referral_name] just signed up for a Premier or Business PayPal account, you are now eligible to receive a Merchant Referral Bonus.

Here's how it works:

As soon as [referral_name] has used PayPal to receive a total of 200.00 EUR in payments, you will receive your initial bonus of 1.00 EUR, which will be deposited directly into your PayPal account.

In addition, once you've received your initial bonus, you will receive a residual payout based on the total amount of [referral_name]'s PayPal payments for 12 months after [referral_name]'s initial PayPal account creation.

PayPal encourages you to assist the new merchant get started with their account so you can get your money faster!

Thanks,

PayPal

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The email is most likely legit as it shows up with my correct personal and referral's information, plus it doesn't contain any link to be considered spam or phishing. It's just a notification.

Now regarding the PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus, according to what I've read it has been discontinued (sources : 1, 2, 3, 4).

So why am I receiving this notification now..?  :-?
Can't really tell for sure.. maybe because I probably got this referral before it got discontinued or sth.
But if he upgraded to Premier/Business account now I would normally not be considered eligible for this bonus..
Well, I haven't received anything, so I guess only time will tell.. :)

Title: Re: PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus
Post by ruicarlov on 11th Jan, 2014 at 3:07pm
Paypal comissions  :o

Nice, but odd to see. I know sites like Payza have them, and Neteller, too. (btw, if someone is interesting in opening something at Neteller let me know, since the new member also gets a bonus) but it's strange seeing it from Paypal.

Title: Re: PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus
Post by SolidSnake on 11th Jan, 2014 at 3:12pm

ruicarlov wrote on 11th Jan, 2014 at 3:07pm:
Paypal comissions  :o

Nice, but odd to see. I know sites like Payza have them, and Neteller, too. (btw, if someone is interesting in opening something at Neteller let me know, since the new member also gets a bonus) but it's strange seeing it from Paypal.

I remember it being popular in the past but after reading that it was discontinued it kinda got forgotten.
Btw, I've always kept my paypal and payza ref links in a backup just in case (they are really hard to find them now..), and I've always used them when posting links to payment processors in my reviews. (I still do though not sure why.. I guess I got addicted.. :P)

EgoPay has a nice referral program going on.. I have a few refs and receive small but frequent bonuses from their payouts. :)
Rui, please pass me your Neteller ref id through PM, I'd like to check out their structure and possibly add it to my supported payment processors.

Title: Re: PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus
Post by SolidSnake on 11th Jan, 2014 at 3:23pm
Btw, this page still exists in their T.o.S.  [smiley=07-whaat.gif]

https://cms.paypal.com/gr/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/MerchBonus_full

Though I notice the gr in the link.. maybe it's not available internationally?
But how can that be..? :-/
It's really confusing..  typical PayPal...

[edit]This is the full link I've followed from Google search results to get there.. :
https://www.google.gr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CDcQFjAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcms.paypal.com%2Fgr%2Fcgi-bin%2F%3Fcmd%3D_render-content%26content_ID%3Dua%2FMerchBonus_full&ei=wTvRUozSGaaVyQOisoHYDQ&usg=AFQjCNEOwrt3DtjGO2cFDVSAY3_E6CstGA&sig2=LJs6M3vu4hvQebZDpLiGdw&bvm=bv.59026428,d.bGQ&cad=rja

Still no clue though..[/edit]

Title: Re: PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus
Post by ruicarlov on 11th Jan, 2014 at 3:34pm
Neteller's refer a friend program doesn't work with an id. I have to enter a mail address and the invitation will be sent.
The affiliate program, on the other hand, may work like that. But since I don't have a site, I haven't bothered to look very much into it. If you consider putting it as an available payment processor on the ads page, then maybe it could be of interest to you.

Can I use the email address associated with your Paypal account?

Title: Re: PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus
Post by SolidSnake on 11th Jan, 2014 at 3:36pm

ruicarlov wrote on 11th Jan, 2014 at 3:34pm:
Neteller's refer a friend program doesn't work with an id. I have to enter a mail address and the invitation will be sent.
The affiliate program, on the other hand, may work like that. But since I don't have a site, I haven't bothered to look very much into it. If you consider putting it as an available payment processor on the ads page, then maybe it could be of interest to you.

Can I use the email address associated with your Paypal account?

Yes, that is ok.
Btw, why don't you have a site after all these years? :)
I think not having a site in this industry is like not having a mobile phone nowadays..

Title: Re: PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus
Post by ruicarlov on 11th Jan, 2014 at 3:38pm
Well, I do have a blog in Portuguese. Just not a business.

Title: Re: PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus
Post by SolidSnake on 11th Jan, 2014 at 4:22pm

ruicarlov wrote on 11th Jan, 2014 at 3:38pm:
Well, I do have a blog in Portuguese. Just not a business.

If you feel like you could share it here.. :)
Btw, I joined Neteller now and submitted my id for verification. How widely is it supported besides Neobux..?

Title: Re: PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus
Post by ruicarlov on 11th Jan, 2014 at 4:26pm
Right off the bat I can think of probux.
And it's a very good processor if you're into betting strategies, such as matched-betting/surebets. Most houses support it.

Title: Re: PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus
Post by Dav7 on 11th Jan, 2014 at 5:54pm
I've received many bonus but the last one was at september of 2012!!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/845/gq2c.jpg

Title: Re: PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus
Post by SolidSnake on 11th Jan, 2014 at 6:28pm

Dav7 wrote on 11th Jan, 2014 at 5:54pm:
I've received many bonus but the last one was at september of 2012!!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/845/gq2c.jpg

And that is also weird as the shutdown of the program was supposed to happen on August 15, 2012.. :)

Title: Re: PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus
Post by SolidSnake on 22nd Aug, 2014 at 1:09am
Oops, they did it again.. :


Quote:
Hello [name],


Thank you for referring [referral name] to PayPal. Because [referral name] just signed up for a Premier or Business PayPal account, you are now eligible to receive a Merchant Referral Bonus.

Here's how it works:

As soon as [referral name] has used PayPal to receive a total of $200.00 USD in payments, you will receive your initial bonus of $1.00 USD, which will be deposited directly into your PayPal account.

In addition, once you've received your initial bonus, you will receive a residual payout based on the total amount of [referral name]'s PayPal payments for 12 months after [referral name]'s initial PayPal account creation.

PayPal encourages you to assist the new merchant get started with their account so you can get your money faster!

Thanks,
PayPal


I received this one today...  :dontknow  :dontknow  :dontknow

Either way I still use my referral links whenever I point to payment processors.

Title: Re: PayPal Merchant Referral Bonus
Post by SolidSnake on 15th Dec, 2014 at 10:48am

SolidSnake wrote on 22nd Aug, 2014 at 1:09am:
Oops, they did it again.. :


I received this one today...  :dontknow  :dontknow  :dontknow

Either way I still use my referral links whenever I point to payment processors.

And I got another one today..

Looks like their affiliates mechanism is still online..
The bonuses are not exactly large (we are supposed to receive $1 after our referral has spent $200 using a business/premier account).

On the other hand, it kinda surprises me as I was never expecting to refer actual upgraded members to PayPal.. lol

Well, let's just wait and see if any bonus pops up..  :dontknow

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