• Discovery converted Discovery Vitality reward points to Discovery Miles at the beginning of January. 
  • This sparked criticism from members who accused Discovery of diluting its offering. 
  • Business Insider compared Vitality with Momentum Multiply to see which one offers the best savings.  
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Discovery changed its popular Vitality rewards point system at the beginning of January, converting remaining Vitality reward point balances into its own reward currency, Discovery Miles. 

The change sparked criticism from members who accused Discovery of diluting its offering as it would now take longer to voucher rewards. 

Business Insider South Africa compared Discovery Vitality’s active reward programme with Momentum Multiply to see which one provides the biggest savings in 2020. 

Momentum Multiply Premier costs R258 a month while Discovery Vitality costs R280 - R22 more. 

Speaking to Business Insider, Momentum Multiply’s head Johan Kleu said the rewards programme now also gives members weekly fitness rewards, similar to Discovery Vitality’s active rewards scheme. 

Multiply’s Weekly Wins reward is vouchers for any hot drink at Wimpy, while Vitality’s minimum reward is a free hot drink at Mugg & Bean, Kauai and Vida e Caffe. 

All other savings on both Multiply and Vitality are subject to the rewards level a client achieves through achieving their exercise goals, or undergoing certain health check-ups. 

Both offer savings on gym fees at Virgin Active and Planet Fitness, with Multiply giving members a 25% discount, and Vitality up to 75% off after an initiation fee is paid. 

Members can also get 12% off groceries at Pick n Pay at Multiply, and 25% off on healthy food items at Pick n Pay and Woolworths through Vitality. 

Other benefits include savings on flights, car rental, fitness gear, movies, and at pharmacies.