Referral Program Terms & Conditions

Last Updated: December 15, 2023

Welcome to the Blue Apron Referral Program (“Referral Program”). These Referral Program terms and conditions (“Referral Terms & Conditions”) govern your participation in the Blue Apron Referral Program so please read them carefully. By participating in the Referral Program, you agree to abide by these Referral Terms & Conditions. If you don’t agree to these Referral Terms & Conditions, you may not participate in the Referral Program.      

These Referral Terms & Conditions are in addition to the Blue Apron Terms of Use, but only to the extent necessary to govern your participation in the Referral Program. Capitalized terms not defined in these Referral Terms & Conditions will have the same meaning as in the Blue Apron Terms of Use. If these Referral Terms & Conditions are inconsistent with the Blue Apron Terms of Use, these Referral Terms and Conditions will govern your participation in the Referral Program.      

1.     About the Referral Program

Blue Apron may provide you with the opportunity to invite your friends and family members (each, an “Invitee”) to create a new Blue Apron subscription account. Participation in the Referral Program is completely voluntary. If you have eligible Referral Program invitations, we will notify you in the Invites section of your Account (you can find a link to this in the header of the Blue Apron Site).        

Blue Apron may, from time to time, provide you with the opportunity to earn referral credits (“Referral Credits”) when you refer an eligible Invitee to Blue Apron through the Referral Program. The Referral Credits can only be used towards future eligible Orders for your Meal Subscription. We provide more information about Referral Credits below.      

2.     Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in the Referral Program as a referrer (this is the person that sends out the invitation) or to earn any Referral Credits, you must have and maintain an active Blue Apron subscription account and be in good standing, be over 18 years old, and be a legal resident of the United States. Blue Apron reserves the right to terminate and disqualify you at any time from participating in the Referral Program if you don’t comply with these Referral Terms & Conditions.      

3.     Referral Credits

If you are eligible to earn Referral Credits we will let you know in the Invites section of your Account Settings. You may only receive Referral Credits if your Invitee clicks on your Referral Program invitation link, is a new Blue Apron customer (who has not previously subscribed to Blue Apron), completes the registration process directly through the referral link, is over the age of 18, resides in a zip code within Blue Apron's delivery area in the contiguous United States, and participates in a Meal Subscription Program as described in connection with the respective Referral Credit(s). It is important to note that if your Invitee cancels their subscription before receiving their first paid Meal delivery, you are not eligible to receive the Referral Credits.  We will notify you via email if you have earned a Referral Credit. The amount of Referral Credits that you may receive and the time period in which you may earn Referral Credits are subject to limitation.  Eligibility and approval for Referral Credits is determined at the sole discretion of Blue Apron and is not guaranteed.
It may take up to 2 billing periods for Referral Credits to post to your account after each referral is approved.  Referral Credits will expire upon the cancellation or termination of your Blue Apron account.      

4.      Referral Program Invitations

To send a Referral Program invitation simply visit the Invites page in your Account and follow the instructions. You will need to submit personal information about yourself and your Invitee, such as names and e-mail addresses. All information collected, stored, processed, or shared through the Referral Program is subject to Blue Apron’s Privacy Policy. By participating in the Referral Program, you agree to Blue Apron’s collection, use, storage, and processing of your personal information, acknowledge that you have read and accepted Blue Apron’s Privacy Policy, and represent that you have the necessary consent from your Invitee.  Referral Program invitation links are subject to expiration.      

5.      Restrictions        

In addition to the restrictions you agreed to in the Blue Apron Terms of Use, you agree that the following activities are expressly prohibited and engaging in any of these will be grounds for immediate termination and disqualification from the Referral Program, and may lead to the forfeiture of existing Referral Program invitations and accrued, but not yet used, Referral Credits.    
  • Spam, bulk distribution of invitations, distribution to strangers, or any other promotion of your Referral Program invitations that would constitute or appear to constitute unsolicited commercial e-mail or spam under any applicable law or regulation. 
  • Fraud, attempted fraud, or abuse of the Referral Program or Referral Terms & Conditions.
  • Selling, trading, bartering, or providing anything of value to your Invitee beyond the Referral Program invitation, or otherwise using your Referral Program Invitations or Referral Credits for promotional purposes.
  • Sending more than one Referral Program invitation to the same household.
  • Creating multiple Blue Apron accounts.
Referral Credits are not valid for cash or cash equivalent, for purchase of Blue Apron Marketplace items, Gift Cards, or previously paid subscription fees or other account payments. No exchange of value for the Referral Program invitation or any Referral Credit (whether cash, product or barter) is allowed, and Referral Credits cannot be transferred to other people or accounts, and may expire.  
Invitations cannot be combined with any other introductory offer.      

6.     Additional Terms

Blue Apron reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Referral Program, either temporarily or permanently (or any part thereof). If we modify or discontinue the Referral Program, we will notify you via email or by posting a notice on the Blue Apron website.  Continued participation in the Referral Program after any update will mean that you have agreed to the update.  Blue Apron will not be liable to you in the event of any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Referral Program. Blue Apron reserves the right to amend, modify or waive these Referral Program Terms & Conditions at any time in its sole discretion.