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Invite your friends to join Scribd and their first 60 days are free! In most cases, we’ll be able to add 30 days of free time to your subscription for each friend you invite who signs up with us.

How do I find and use the Scribd referrals page?

There are two main ways to find your Scribd referrals page: using a web browser or our mobile app. We’ll look into each method and its abilities below!

On the Scribd website

  1. Sign in to your Scribd account
  2. Click on the account icon in the upper right corner of the page
  3. Select “Invite friends” or “Read for free” from the drop-down menu

From here, you can refer a friend to Scribd directly by entering their email address in the field provided. Want to refer multiple book enthusiasts at once? Just select “+ Add Another Friend” to include additional email addresses. Once you’re ready, click the “Send Invite” button, and your invitation to Scribd’s library will be delivered!

If you prefer social media, you can share an invitation to Scribd using the Facebook or Twitter options. You can also directly copy your unique referral link to paste and share with others.

On the Scribd app

  1. Sign in to your Scribd account
  2. Tap on “Account” at the bottom right corner of your device’s screen
  3. Select the option to “Invite Friends”

With the app, you can choose the “Email” option to refer others using your device’s email application or send your referral link in a text with the “Message” button. Additionally, you can select “More” to open up a variety of sharing options specific to the mobile device you’re using.

How do I earn free subscription time?

When you refer a friend to Scribd and they purchase a subscription using your referral link, we’ll credit your Scribd account with 30 days of free time! This happens automatically for all subscriptions registered using eligible payment methods.

Unfortunately, we’re unable to apply referral credit to subscriptions purchased via Google Play or iTunes. While your friends will still receive their 60 days of free trial time for using your referral link, we won’t be able to credit additional time on your Google Play or iTunes subscription to Scribd.

Why isn’t my 30 days of free time showing up?

You must have an active subscription in order to be eligible for referral credits.

You can always track your invites via your referrals page (or the “Joined” page of the Scribd app) to see the status of your referral credits, whether your free time has already been applied to your subscription, or if your credit is pending.

As long as the payment method associated with your subscription is eligible, we’ll automatically add 30 days of free time to your account for each friend that signs up using your referral link.

You may see “pending” referral time in your invite tracking page if your subscription with us wasn’t active when your friends signed up using your referral link. If your subscription is paused or if we were unable to successfully collect payment to renew your subscription, referral credits won’t be applied until your subscription is active.

If you need assistance reviewing your referral history, please contact our support team.

Why didn’t my friend receive their 60 days of free time?

If your friend signed up with your referral link and didn’t receive 60 days of free subscription time, contact our support team and include the following information in your message:

  • The email address on file for your Scribd account
  • The email address that your friend used to sign up with Scribd

If the referral link isn’t used to sign up, your friend won’t see the 60 day free trial offer. Instead, they’ll be offered our regular free trial as long as they’re a new subscriber and haven’t previously held a Scribd subscription.

We’re always happy to help our community share the joy of reading on Scribd! If you need any assistance, or if you have additional questions, please let Scribd Support know.

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