Refer-a-Friend Frequently Asked Questions for Illinois, Refer-a-Friend

Refer-a-Friend FAQs

  • How many $50 VISA® prepaid cards can I receive?

    There are no limits – for every eligible referral that is successful, you get a $50 VISA® prepaid card. It's that simple....

  • Where can I use my Visa prepaid card?

    You can use the Visa prepaid card anywhere Visa debit cards are...

  • Who do I contact if I have questions about my service?

    You can call us toll-free at 1-866-348-4194 or send us an email at Our Customer Care Consultants are available to assist you Monday-Friday 7am-8pm and Saturday...

  • What happens if the person I referred doesn't include my Referral ID when enrolling?

    Your friend has one business day to call Direct Energy and provide your referral...

  • How long will it take to receive my $50 VISA® prepaid card?

    If you referred a friend to Direct Energy:
    After the person you referred has successfully enrolled with Direct Energy, registered for their MyAccount, and successfully become a Direct Energy customer, you will receive your $50 VISA® prepaid card.

    If you were referred by your friend to Direct Energy:
    You will receive your $50 VISA® prepaid card 6-8 weeks after officially becoming a Direct Energy customer.

  • How do I earn Refer-a-Friend rewards?

    It's simple. Just log into your Online Account Manager at Direct Energy and follow the easy instructions outlined on your personalized Refer-a-Friend page. Refer as many friends as you want. If your friend accepts your request and becomes a Direct Energy customer, you'll both get a $50 VISA® prepaid card.

    You will receive your $50 VISA® prepaid card after your referred friend registers for MyAccount and pays their first three Direct Energy bills in full and on time. Your friend will receive their $50 VISA® prepaid card as well after paying their first three bills in full and on time.

    If you haven't set up your online account, sign in and get started referring today. Visit, click on "Customer Login," and then click "Create an Account." It's easy – and...

  • How does someone qualify for Refer-A-Friend?

    To qualify for Refer-a-Friend, you and your friend(s) must meet the following criteria:

    • Must be new to Direct Energy (not currently an active or pending Direct Energy customer, or have not been a Direct Energy customer in the past 90 days)
    • Provide RAF code within one business day of signing up with Direct Energy
    • Enroll in and use
    • What is the Ready. Set. REFER! promotion?

      Direct Energy is running a promotion during the month of February 2018 that awards customers that refer 2 or more friends during the month with a $50 Visa Gift Card. This is in addition to the $50 bill credit they earn for every friend they refer. Also, the friends they refer will receive a $50 bill credit when they include the Referral Code on their order. There is no limit to the number of referrals and/or bill credits that you can...

    • Who can participate in Ready, Set, Refer?

      All current Direct Energy customers in good standing and up to date on their Direct Energy electricity bill. You can access your unique Referral Code within your MyAccount. Make sure your friends include it on their order when switching to Direct...

    • When are the dates for the Ready. Set. REFER! promotion?

      All new customer orders that include your Referral Code and are placed between Feb 1 and Feb 28, 2018 that also become a Direct Energy customer will count towards this promotion. Once you have two (2) Qualifying Referrals, as defined in the Refer-A-Friend program Terms and Conditions, located at, you are eligible to receive the bonus $50 Visa Prepaid...

    • When will I receive my $50 Visa® Prepaid Card?

      Once the promotion ends on February 28, 2018, please allow 6-8 weeks to receive your $50 Visa Prepaid Card. Visa Prepaid Cards will be mailed to the address included on your Direct Energy account. Visa Prepaid Cards can only be mailed to an address located within the...

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