This agreement is designed with you in mind,
as well as to protect Hostel Hopper and our customers.
We review and moderate all ambassador registrations, and we appreciate your accurate and honest information. Please note that the review process may take a few days – we know you are eager to join our team of ambassadors, and we appreciate your patience!
If you’re approved, awesome! You’ll be given a unique referral ID that you can use to promote Hostel Hopper via referral links. Check out your private Ambassador Area for visits and referrals information, creatives, graphs and more!
Commissions and payouts
You’ll earn a sweet 10% commission when a customer purchases any trip on our website using your referral link. Here’s the breakdown of earnings by each trip we sell:
✪ Canyons Trip sells for $1,599 – you earn $159
✪ California Trip sells for $1,099 – you earn $109
✪ Mountains Trip sells for $1,999 – you earn $199
✪ Pacific Trip sells for $2049 – you earn $204
We pay out ambassador commissions in USD via PayPal in the first week of every month (contact us for other methods). Since we offer customers a chance to just pay a deposit you will get commissions when they make their deposit AND when they pay for the rest of their trip!
The minimum payout balance is $50.00, so you will receive a decent chunk of cash when payouts come around. And there’s no maximum payout balance, so go nuts!
We do not allow referrals to be generated on your own purchases.
Here are the details of our program in summary:
✪ You’ll receive 10% commission for every sale you refer
✪ Minimum payout balance of $50.00, and no maximum payout (we pay in USD)
✪ Top refers will earn free exclusive trips, benefits and more!
✪ Referrals are paid out via PayPal (contact us for other methods)
✪ Referrals cannot be generated on your own purchases (this includes using a different email address).
Referral cookie lifetime
When a potential customer clicks on your referral link, a cookie is stored in their browser to track your referral. The cookie is then stored for a generous 120 days to give your referred customers time to decide if they wish to purchase a trip with us, or ask us any pre-sale questions they may have.
A referral won’t be awarded if:
The customer uses a different browser to purchase than the one they originally used to visit our site (because the cookie does not exist in that browser) (*BUT we do ask the clients how they learned about us and we try to track down the refer and credit them properly!)
The customer purchases after 120 days (because the cookie will expire).
Referrals older than 30 days and in good standing (i.e. the purchase has not been refunded) will be included with each commission payout (if the commission balance totals $50.00 or over). If a purchase is refunded, a commission won’t be paid out for that referral.
We reserve the right to reject ambassador commissions for any reason. Commission rejections may occur for the following reasons:
The sale that the referral was based on was refunded
The method by which the referral was generated was in violation of our promotional policies (see below) or violated the spirit of the Ambassador Agreement.
Ambassador news and updates
By becoming an ambassador you agree to receive emails from Hostel Hopper. These emails will be sent to ambassadors only, on an ad-hoc basis, and may include important information regarding the Ambassador program. These emails will also provide you with relevant news and updates to help you effectively promote Hostel Hopper. As an ambassador you may be privy to embargoed or time-sensitive information in these emails (this information may only be promoted after an embargo is lifted). And we won’t spam you, ever – promise!
Ambassador application rejection
We reserve the right to reject ambassador applications for any reason. We also reserve the right to choose whether we provide an explanation or reasoning for ambassador application rejection. Below are just a few reasons why an application may be rejected (this is not an exhaustive list):
Ambassador applications for websites that sell, advertise or engage in pornography, phishing scams, spamming, illegal business practices, or that include any material infringing on National or International Copyright will be rejected.
Ambassador applications for websites that we do not believe are aligned with our industry or business may be rejected.
Ambassador applicants with websites that re-sell any of our products will be rejected.
Websites considered inappropriate by Hostel Hopper will be rejected.
Questions regarding your application
When you apply to become an ambassador we may email you at the email address you have supplied with some questions regarding your application. This may be because:
We didn’t understand something in your application, or,
We’d like to learn a bit more about how you will promote Active Road Trips and need a little more detail.
If we reach out to you and we haven’t heard back within 7 days, your application may be rejected. If your initial application is rejected, you are welcome to reapply to become an ambassador and provide us with more detail for reconsideration.
Hostel Hopper Program Policies
Allowed and super cool promotional methods
How you promote Hostel Hopper is reflected in the commission you earn! We encourage the use of promotional methods that add value to Hostel Hopper and bring us legitimate, loyal customers. We love it when our team of ambassador blog about ambassador marketing and mention Active Road Trips.
Here are a few examples of awesome promotional methods to earn more commission:
Tell clients, customers or friends about Hostel Hopper, and give them your ambassador referral link
Write a review or a blog post about ambassador marketing or Hostel Hopper and link to our site with your referral link
Reach out to a broad audience with your social network accounts. Tweet about us on Twitter with your ambassador referral link, post about us on Facebook with your ambassador link, or communicate to your Linkedin followers about ambassador marketing with your ambassador link. Spam-free promotion is a great way to get more referrals!
Provide value to others by answering related questions on other sites with helpful responses, and using your referral link in your replies.
Prohibited and super uncool promotional methods
We love and back our trips 100%, and we are very careful with how it’s promoted, so we want ambassadors who are 100% behind us too! The prohibited promotional methods listed below aren’t meant to scare you off – they’re here to protect you, and us, and our customers from any freaky or fraudulent activity, which is something we take pretty seriously. We know you’ll understand. ? But here it is in writing just in case you’re not totally sure what is and what isn’t allowed.
Any type of spam is prohibited
Links, ads, emails, comments… any type of spam. Please respect the posting rules of any 3rd-party websites you use to promote Hostel Hopper. P.S. This is not an exhaustive list of spam methods; if we decide that your activity is spam, it’s spam.
Any illegal activity or activity deemed offensive by us is prohibited
This may result in referrals being rejected and/or your ambassador account being deactivated. See above for allowed and super cool promotional methods!
We’re flattered, but please don’t pretend to be professionally associated with Active Road Trips
Ambassadors aren’t employees of Hostel Hopper and have no employee rights.
Pretending to actually be Hostel Hopper is 1000% prohibited
Cloning our site, copying our site, using our copyrighted site assets, and pretending that a site created by you is an official Hostel Hopper site is unethical and prohibited (this includes using services that automatically clone websites, or place them into iframes).
Again, false promotion to customers that you are endorsed or operated by Hostel Hopper is prohibited (and super uncool).
If you’re unsure or concerned that some activity you’re about to proceed with may be considered prohibited, please ask us. ?
(And yeah, we know 1000% isn’t an actual number. ? You get what we mean!)
Consequences of not-cool promotional methods
If your promotional methods step outside of these terms, your referrals may be rejected and we may disable your ambassador account. We reserve the right to do this and may or may not notify you in the instance that this occurs. Please use allowed promotional methods, and help us to help you succeed as an ambassador!
The following types of sites are not permitted to become an ambassador: adult sites, sites that display adult material or banners, sites that promote violence, hatred or bigotry, sites that promote or engage in illegal activity, including (but not limited to), hacking, cracking, nulled, and warez sites. Ambassador applications for inappropriate websites will be rejected, and we reserve the right to choose whether or not to provide a rejection reason.
The important stuff
By accepting these terms and conditions you are providing your nonlegal agreement to abide by them. By registering and being approved as an ambassador in our ambassador program you agree that your commissions are subject to approval before they are accepted and subsequently paid.
The ambassador relationship does not represent a professional or formal agreement, and as an ambassador you are not an employee of Hostel Hopper, LLC. You agree that this is not a legally binding relationship and as a result may not take legal action against Hostel Hopper, LLC. These ambassador terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
Phew! Sound good? Great! Thanks for taking the time to read through these T’s and C’s and for agreeing to them. We can’t wait to have you on board!