NetBeans Refer-a-Friend Promotion
What is the NetBeans Refer-a-Friend Promotion?
What do I get for referring my friends to download the
How do I participate in the NetBeans Refer-a-Friend
How many friends can I refer?
Can I refer my friends without using the registration
form and just point them to the NetBeans download page?
I don't see the unique download link in the email
template. Can I just copy and paste the regular NetBeans download url?
I entered my friend's email address in the
registration form, but the address was rejected.
Why isn't my country eligible to participate?
Why did my friends never receive the invitation?
How will I know if my friends have downloaded the
How many friends need to download the NetBeans IDE
qualify for the gift?
How will I get my gift?
Can I enter the promotion more than once?
Can I get an extra gift if more than three friends
download the NetBeans IDE?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
NetBeans Refer-a-Friend Promotion Page
NetBeans Refer-a-Friend Promotion Rules
NetBeans Refer-a-Friend Promotion is a program to reward NetBeans users
who recommend the NetBeans IDE to their friends and encourage their
friends to download the IDE.
successfully getting three or more friends to download the
NetBeans IDE you will receive a gift: a 2GB USB drive preloaded with
select NetBeans documentation and videos, and OpenOffice, a free
It's easy. Visit the NetBeans Refer-a-Friend
Promotion page and fill out the registration form. The form
contains fields for
your friends' email addresses and an email invitation that you can
You must refer a minimum of five unique friends who have not been
referred by other users participating in the promotion.
No. You must use the promotion's registration form and email
The email invitation contains a unique download link for your friends
to use. This link lets us verify that your friends have downloaded the
NetBeans IDE, therefore we can give you credit towards receiving your
do not include any other download link in the email invitation. The
unique download link is not visible to you, but is
automatically inserted into your email message when you submit the
registration form and the invite is sent out.
The list of eligible countries is limited by the countries' local laws
that allow such competitions.
It's possible that you misspelled their email address, or that the
message was caught by their a spam prevention tool. Ask them to check
their spam folders. If they have a challenge-response system enabled
that expects a human reply they will not be able to receive the
There are two possible reasons why this may have happened: 1)
Your friend's email address is in our Do-Not-Contact
list, that is, he/she at some point chose
to opt out of receiving email notifications from NetBeans. 2) Your
friend's email address has already been used by another participant in
We will send you an email alert whenever your referred friends download
the NetBeans IDE. Please remember: the email invitation you send when
registering for the promotion
contains a unique download link that your friends MUST use to download
the NetBeans IDE. This is the only way we can give you credit towards
receiving your gift.
At least three of your friends must download the NetBeans IDE for you
to qualify to receive the gift.
We will contact you and verify your mailing information after three of
your friends have downloaded NetBeans IDE. After the verification
process, it will take an additional 4 - 6 weeks to receive your gift.
Please be patient.
No. You can participate in the promotion only once.
No. You can receive only one gift per three or more successful referral
downloads of the NetBeans IDE.