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Root’s referral program

Download the app to refer your friends.

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How it works

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Download the Root app

Visit the App Store or Google Play. Sign up in less than a minute.

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Invite your friends

Share your unique link.

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Earn a cash offer

When a friend successfully completes the test drive, you both could get one.

How much money have Root users earned in referrals?


It pays to refer Root.

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“I will refer Root until my thumbs fall off! If you’re thinking about getting Root, just DO IT.”

Desarae R.

“I tell everyone I can about Root! Love the concept of getting a quote based on how you drive. Plus, I get paid for telling everyone about it.”

Jack M.

“I would share Root all day every day for free. Their pricing, customer service, and referral program are why I’ve sent 48 friends (and counting) their way.”

Desiree S.

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Everyone wins when you refer Root

You’ll get a unique link in the Root app. Share it with your friends. Text it, email it, and post it on social media—just be sure they use your special link when they download the app. When a friend successfully completes the test drive, you both could get a cash offer. 

Refer as many friends as you want. Here are tips to maximize your referral money.

Still have questions?

How much money will I get for a referral?

It depends on your state, but it ranges from $10 to $100. Check to see how much you can get per referral by tapping “Refer others” at the bottom of your home screen in the app and then tapping “$” in the top right corner.

How will I get paid?

You’ll be able to claim your bonus right in the app. You can do a bank account transfer, get a Visa prepaid card, use PayPal, or choose a gift card to any of the provided vendors.

(Due to some restrictions, some people may not be able to claim their bonus in the app. Don’t worry—we’ll send you a check in the mail. The referral program is not currently available to all users, including those in California and North Dakota.)

How long will it take to get paid?

It depends on how you choose to claim your bonus:

  1. Gift card - we’ll send it to your email immediately

  2. PayPal - up to 1 business day

  3. Bank transfer - 2-4 business days

  4. Visa prepaid card - 5-7 business days (sent in the mail)

If we send you a check, you can expect it in 2-3 weeks.

Do I have to have an insurance policy with Root to refer someone?

Nope! If Root isn’t the right choice for you, you can still refer the friends who you think would be a good fit. Just download the app, create a profile, and tap “Refer others” on the bottom of the home screen.

How many people can I refer?

You can refer as many people as you want. A few restrictions apply:

• The referral program isn't yet available to customers in the states of CA and ND. • Referral rewards have an annual limit of $100 in GA, NV, NM, WA, and an annual limit of $25 in MN, NH, and WV. • Referral rewards have a lifetime limit of $1,000 per customer in available states, with the exception of $100 in OK.

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$3,585,145 total paid in referrals as of August 2019. Referral amounts vary based on state, ranging from $10 to $100, and referrals are not currently available to all users, including those in California and North Dakota.

You have successfully completed your test drive when you are offered a quote or your existing Root policy is not cancelled based on your telematics score.

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