How does the Hotspot Shield Referral Program work?

We’re making it even easier for you and your friends to get access to Hotspot Shield Premium for free through our Hotspot Shield Referral Program on Windows. This program is currently available only for Free account holders who use the current version of Hotspot Shield on Windows.

How many friends can I refer? There's no limit to the number of friends you can refer. They'll each get 3 days of free Premium usage.

Is there a limit to how much Premium days I can earn? Yes, the person giving away the referrals can earn up to 70 days of Premium experience (7 days x first 10 friends who sign up).

Do I have to be a paid subscriber in order to participate? No, it's actually only open to those with a Free account.

Is this offered through Hotspot Shield on other devices, such as on Android, iOS, Linux, etc? Not at this time but we're evaluating future options. It's available on the Hotspot Shield for Windows only for now.

Do I or my friends have to provide a form of payment to get Premium features for free? No, they just have to use Hotspot Shield in order for you to get credit for it.

Do my friends have to use my referral link? What if they didn't? Yes, they must use your referral link so that you get credit for them using Hotspot Shield. If they didn't, sorry, but there's no way to change that once it's done. But they can sign up again using your referral link.

What do my friends have to do in order for me to get credit for the referral? Sign up using your link. When they use Hotspot Shield, you'll get the credit.

Do my friends also have to be on Windows? It's actually more flexible than that, in that your friends can use their new Hotspot Shield account on any of the 9 different types of supported devices. Here's a list of all the devices Hotspot Shield works on.

Why are you doing this? Because while many of us are sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to help get more people protected.

What's the catch? No catch at all, seriously.

Is there a way for me to know how many of my friends have signed up using my referral link? Yes, you'll get an email each time someone signed up and met the requirements for you to get credit.

How will my friends know that they got their free 3-days of Premium? They'll know because they'll see a pop-up confirmation page when they use Hotspot Shield for the very first time. Also, they'll know they're getting the Premium features because they'll be able to choose any of the multiple Virtual Locations in various countries that they can connect to. The newest version will show the pop-up confirmation page, so if they want to be sure, they can download and install the latest version that was released on or after June 1, 2020.

What are the terms of this referral program? This program's legal terms can be found here.

When does the referral program end? December 31, 2020 

How do I get started?

Step 1: Get the latest version of Hotspot Shield for Windows. Only free users can refer their friends. 

Step 2: Click on your Account icon and scroll to see your unique referral link 

Step 3: Give away your referral link to everyone you know, so that they use Hotspot Shield before December 31, 2020.