Refer A Friend

Recommend OVO to a friend and if they join, we’ll treat you both.

Does OVO have a Refer A Friend scheme and how does it work?

We sure do! Refer your friends to OVO and we'll treat you both to a £25 M&S, Argos or Gift Card when they join. It's our way of saying thanks for spreading the word.

It works like this:

  1. Once you’re with us, log into My OVO and click on the Refer a Friend tab in the menu on your homepage.
  2. Choose how you’d like to share the offer with your friends.
  3. They sign up online.
  4. Once we start supplying your friend’s home, you’ll both get a £25 Gift Card of your choice – the electronic kind, delivered straight to your inbox. This could take up to 30 days from the referred friend’s sign-up if there are no unexpected issues or delays.

How do I use my Refer A Friend Gift Card?

Argos, M&S or are all slightly different. So pick a retailer below to see how and where you can spend your money.

Got an Gift Card?

You can only spend this card online – you can’t use it in any shops or over the phone. 

Here’s what to do:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the ‘Enter your code’ button.
  3. Sign in to – or set up a new account if you don’t have one already (it’s very quick and easy).
  4. Once you’ve signed in, go to the ‘Payment & GC’ section.
  5. Click on ‘Apply a Gift Card to your account’.
  6. Enter your claim code and click ‘Apply to your account’.

Once you’ve followed these steps, the money is sitting in your account and you can spend it. If you don’t spend it all on your first visit, the balance will be kept in your account for your next shop.

If your Gift Card doesn’t cover the total balance of everything you’re buying, you just pay the rest using a debit or credit card. If you’ve signed up for ‘One-click’ shopping, it will automatically take the rest of the money from the debit or credit card you’ve already registered.

Got an M&S e-gift card?

To use your e-gift card in store, simply print it out and present it at the till – you don’t need your PIN. 

To spend your e-gift card online, enter the 16-digit card number at the checkout, selecting the gift card option at payment. You will also need to enter your PIN.

Got an Argos Gift Card?

To spend your Argos Collection Code in one of over 700 Argos stores throughout the UK, present your code on your device – or as a printed PDF. It can only be used once and no change will be given if your purchase is less than the value of the collection code. 

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I’ve referred someone. How do I know whether I’ll get a £25 reward?

Mention Me (the company helping us run the Refer a Friend scheme) will tell you the good news by email. So look out for an email from

You can also keep track of your referrals on your Refer a Friend dashboard in My OVO.

Why has my friend got their reward when I haven’t?

We send your £25 reward by email, so have a look in your spam folder – it’s probably gone in there.

I referred a friend and they signed up. So why haven’t I heard from you?

To get a Refer a Friend reward, your friend must have signed up through our website. If they joined over the phone, then you’re not eligible for the reward.

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Additional terms and conditions
Please see below for full terms and conditions on 33% renewable electricity, 3-5% interest rewards, exit fees and saving claims.


1Monthly cost - Representative monthly direct debit costs based on a non-economy-7, dual-fuel, medium user (3100 kWhs elec. and 12500 kWhs gas) paying in advance by direct debit, including online discount.  All rates correct as of 20/3/2018, but may go up or down.

2Weekly cost - Representative weekly costs based on a non-economy-7, dual-fuel, medium user (3100 kWhs elec. and 12500 kWhs gas).  All rates correct as of 22/11/2017, but may go up or down.

3Pay Monthly Savings claims: Saving based on the estimated annual cost of Simpler tariff for a non-economy-7, dual-fuel, medium user (3100 kWhs elec. and 12500 kWhs gas) paying monthly in advance by direct debit, including online discount. Comparisons made against the average of the Big 6 standard variable tariffs with equivalent features. All rates correct as of 20/3/2018.“The Big 6” are British Gas, Scottish Power, SSE, Npower, E.ON and EDF.

4Pay As You Go Savings are based on the average estimated annual costs for new PAYG OVO customers quoted through the OVO website (based on household and/or consumption information provided by those customers), compared to their current supplier and tariff. Comparisons taken between 01/01/2016 and 11/10/16. Incl VAT. Actual savings may vary according to your current supplier or tariff, individual tariff options, household information, consumption and location. 

We include almost twice as much renewable electricity as the national average: At least 33% of electricity in all of our tariffs comes from renewable sources. The national average, according to Ofgem as at March 2014 was 16.7%. For more information please visit this page.

33% of your electricity comes from renewable sources: 33% renewable electricity as standard as of 1st April 2015. Renewable electricity is generated from wind, solar, geothermal, wave, tidal, hydro, biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogas.

OVO Interest Rewards: Interest Rewards are paid on credit balances of customers paying by monthly Direct Debit. It is calculated at 3% in your first year, 4% in your second year and 5% in your third year (and every year thereafter) if you pay by Direct Debit. Interest Rewards are paid monthly based on the number of days you’re in credit and the amount left in your account after you’ve paid your bill. Full terms apply:

95% of new customers save when switching to OVO: Savings based on the average estimated annual costs for all new OVO customers quoted through the OVO website, compared to their current supplier and tariff. Comparisons taken between 01/05/2016 and 11/10/16. Incl VAT.

94% of surveyed customers would recommend us: OVO conducted a survey of their customers in between 1st January 2016 and 15th April 2016. Out of 15,312 customers who responded, over 94% rated OVO 6+ when asked 'how likely would you be to recommend us to a friend and family, on a scale of 1 to 10.

uSwitch's Energy Supplier of the Year 2017: OVO energy was voted and awarded  'Energy Supplier of the year' and best for: Overall Customer Satisfaction, Most Likely to be Recommended, Value for Money, Best Deal for You, Customer Service, Billing Services, Energy Efficiency, Meter Services, Online Services, Green Services and Transfer Process. OVO Energy scored a 96% customer satisfaction score.

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