Discovery is abandoning Vitality rewards points this week - here’s what you need to know
- Discovery’s popular Vitality rewards point system is coming to an end this week
- Discovery is replacing all reward points with Discovery Miles which can still be earned through achieving goals.
- Discovery Miles can be used at various retailers such as Takealot.com, and iStore.
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Discovery is changing its popular Vitality rewards point system from January 11, and is converting remaining Vitality reward point balances into its reward currency.
The past week Discovery’s roughly 500,000’s Vitality members received messages that their remaining Vitality reward balances will be converted into Discovery Miles.
For every one Vitality reward point, members will get six Discovery Miles they can use to spend at various retailers such as Takealot.com, Kulula.com and iStore.
A thousand Discovery Miles roughly equals to R100 when converting purchases on online stores.
Here’s what you need to know
When Discovery announced the change in October, 2019, it said Vitality members will still be able to earn weekly Vitality Active Rewards for meeting their exercise targets, driving well or banking responsibly through Discovery Bank.
However, instead of earning Vitality reward points, members will now receive Discovery Miles. Each time a goal is completed, members will receive 100 Discovery Miles and a chance to play on a game board for additional Miles.
According to Discovery Vitality CEO Dinesh Govender, each spin will still meet the minimum amount to purchase a free smoothie.
A major change to the system is that Discovery Miles won’t expire after 12 weeks as previously, but can last up to five years.
The change in the Vitality Active Rewards platform also means that Discovery will be adding additional partners, aside from Kauai and Dis-chem, such as DStv, Netflix, Cotton On and Typo.
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