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Any success with applying referral code?

secondclaw

Member
Mar 18, 2020
158
68
Florida
Now that Model Y is eligible for referral, has anyone successfully managed to get it applied on an existing order?

I requested a referral to be applied several months ago, before it was eligible, by emailing referral program, and as expected was told no.
 

Chrisacorbett

Member
Feb 18, 2020
16
2
San Antonio, TX
I have a paid for, but not yet delivered MY. I asked last week to have a referral code added to my order and was told that the MY wasn't yet eligible. Did something recently change? I'd love to get some free Super Charger miles.
 

secondclaw

Member
Mar 18, 2020
158
68
Florida
I have a paid for, but not yet delivered MY. I asked last week to have a referral code added to my order and was told that the MY wasn't yet eligible. Did something recently change? I'd love to get some free Super Charger miles.
Yes, MY is now eligible:

Limits
Orders of a new or leased Model S, Model X, Model 3, or Model Y must be placed through an active referral link on or after October 1, 2019 to be eligible for related benefits. Awards will be provided to eligible customers after delivery. Orders of Cybertruck and used Tesla vehicles are not eligible.
 

rsinger2

Member
May 29, 2020
39
19
Los Angeles, CA
Just chatted with them and they said they cannot apply the referral code to an already placed order and I would need to submit another order using the referral link and then cancel my original order. So by doing this I would lose $100 and back of the line... (or well I guess we don't know maybe front of the line in some cases o_O:D)
 
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TyPope

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Mar 31, 2020
50
60
Papillion, NE
Just chatted with them and they said they cannot apply the referral code to an already placed order and I would need to submit another order using the referral link and then cancel my original order. So by doing this I would lose $100 and back of the line... (or well I guess we don't know maybe front of the line in some cases o_O:D)
I'm going to see if they'll let me apply a referral code... I lose very little by trying and maybe could gain just a little...
 

DaveORD

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Mar 12, 2020
637
557
Chicagoland
Just chatted with them and they said they cannot apply the referral code to an already placed order and I would need to submit another order using the referral link and then cancel my original order. So by doing this I would lose $100 and back of the line... (or well I guess we don't know maybe front of the line in some cases o_O:D)

Do the math. What would you get besides a chance in the draws they have for another car, 1000 super charger miles for free?

MY battery is what, 75 KWhr? And assume that equates to maximum range of 316 miles. So 1000 SC miles / 316 = 3.16 fill ups, x 75 KWhr per fill up = 237 kWhr for free. Current SC costs vary, assume $0.28/KWhr so that equates to a value of $66.46

So your $100 loss is for you and somebody else to gain $66.46 each, if I did the math correctly.
 

secondclaw

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Mar 18, 2020
158
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Florida
Do the math. What would you get besides a chance in the draws they have for another car, 1000 super charger miles for free?

MY battery is what, 75 KWhr? And assume that equates to maximum range of 316 miles. So 1000 SC miles / 316 = 3.16 fill ups, x 75 KWhr per fill up = 237 kWhr for free. Current SC costs vary, assume $0.28/KWhr so that equates to a value of $66.46

So your $100 loss is for you and somebody else to gain $66.46 each, if I did the math correctly.

I concur that it makes no sense to cancel for it. Personally, i'be fine if they just gave my friend a chance - who was a huge influence for me getting a Tesla - to actually get a reward.
 
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DaveORD

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Mar 12, 2020
637
557
Chicagoland
Buy your friend a nice bottle of whiskey/bourbon/scotch/whatever or some really good wine. Or perhaps take them out for a nice dinner, once restaurants are open again. Sometimes those kind of things are appreciated much more than the alternative...
 

anon125110

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Jan 2, 2020
235
-1
Irvine, CA
Its a shame you cant add the referral to a yet delivered MY, but dont sweat it guys, Its less than $100 in value. Equivalent to like 3 tanks of gas on ICE. Not like you get $1000 off or something.
 

nhoover

Member
Mar 10, 2020
34
14
Los Gatos, California
Yeah it's a small $ amount but I would really like my friend who let me drive his M3, gave me so much info etc, to actually benefit. I don't want to cancel my order since it's for a RWD and I don't want an AWD. It's a (minor) disappointment.
 

secondclaw

Member
Mar 18, 2020
158
68
Florida
How can you see if its been successfully applied or not? I called my SA and she said she was able to add it.

UPDATE: My friend was able to confirm he sees my order on his count now.

I've contacted the support person that has been working with me for a while getting the order ready. Hopefully he will be able to add the referral.
My update: he just replied that he cannot add it to old orders :(
 
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vickh

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Dec 16, 2018
3,097
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az
There's also that pretty good odds at winning a Model Y or Roadster... Well, not GREAT odds, but better than lottery odds.

I wonder what the odds really are. I wish they'd publish the winner's list like other sweepstakes..
 

myMY808

Member
Feb 15, 2020
195
207
Hawaii
I asked my delivery advisor if she could add the person who referred me and got me looking at a Tesla to begin with and was told no.

Wasn’t expecting a positive answer, as, frankly, my advisor hasn’t really been that friendly or accommodating. I also get that adding the Y to the referral program is intended to generate net new orders starting today. But I figured I’d ask since it really was a referral that got me to this point, where I’m waiting for a Model Y order.
 

benh57

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Dec 31, 2013
91
81
Westchester, CA
Just call a different person. it’s worth a shot. I would also try emailing this address. [email protected]
Emailed them today. They responded quickly saying they will not do it. I think folks may have better luck with local SAs. The folks at the referral address will go 'by the book'.

Hello,

Thank you for contacting Tesla Referral Program. Congrats on your Model Y order!

Your interest in our Referral Program is greatly appreciated. We have recently added Model Y to the Referral Program effective 6/9/2020. Orders for a Tesla car, solar panels and Solar Roof will need to be placed by accessing the Design Studio through your unique referral link for you both to earn referral awards. Note that referrals can't be added after an order is placed or at time of delivery and is not a code that is entered at time of purchase. As your order was placed prior to the Model Y joining the Referral Program it is not eligible. You can still earn awards by sharing your unique Referral link to friends and family. Feel free to reference the details of the Referral Program by accessing our support page for more information Referral Program


You can earn Referral awards by referring friends and family members who purchase other Tesla Models. Our goal is to make purchasing a Tesla through our referral ordering system as easy as possible by clicking a valid referral link provided by a friend or family member, then configuring and ordering your vehicle in one easy process.

Please be aware of the limits of the program state that referrals can't be added after an order is placed or at time of delivery and is not a code that is entered at time of purchase. This is to ensure we provide a fair and equitable experience for all Tesla owners.





Best,

Heather B | Referral Program Specialist

12832 Frontrunner Blvd. Draper, Utah 84020

Referral Program
 

ReggaeDragon

Member
Feb 11, 2020
43
17
Miami
So yesterday I decided to just send a text to my delivery advisor who I have been communicating with.

Here is the text I sent: "I just saw that Model Y’s are now available for referrals. Do you know if you are able to add someone to my order? I really wanted to thank the guy who showed me his model 3 which convinced me to order a model Y."

I then sent his referral code and I also brought up I see my VIN in source code just to see what the response would be. Well today I got the following response back via text:
"Added referral code for your friend. it will apply after you take delivery."

So hey thanks to those that suggested just asking. Definitely think talking to the delivery advisor is the way to go. Mine has been great and very responsive. They also confirmed that VIN in my source code is accurate and the car is still in California. So once it is shipped things should start updating for me.
 

Ghanziang

Member
Oct 27, 2017
166
149
Evergreen, CO
My delivery advisor said no. Politely, but still no.
"Only orders placed through a referral link after June 9th are eligible for the referral program for Model Y's."
 

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