If you are referred by another member when you sign up it is important that you are active in your third month of membership and not on pause, so that we can give you your discount. If you are not active in the third month following sign up your discount will be lost and not postponed.
See also: What happens if I have a discount and I want to pause my membership?
If you refer a friend your bonus is added to your account as credit so you will get the credit added to your account once your friend has completed their third month of membership. Once that happens you get a 30 € discount off your next payment, whenever that may be.