Comparing Virgin Money Against The Top Banks

Virgin Money

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Virgin Money’s key features:

Free membership to Virgin VIP and Virgin Rewards programme with benefits and discounts on Virgin companies and other retailers. Airmiles apply to Virgin Atlantic only.

Comparing Rewards Programmes

Standard Bank’s UCount rewards programme offers you up to 10% back in rewards points on groceries; 5% back if you shop with selected retailers like Clicks, Makro and Coricreaft; fuel rewards if you fill up at Caltex and 1.5% back in rewards points from other retailers. Ten reward points equals R1.

Discovery has two programmes running. If you are a Vitality member you automatically qualify for discounts at selected retail partners. These include Pick n Pay and Woolworths as well as the likes of Builders Warehouse, Cape Union Mart and Exclusive Books. The discount, which can reach up to 20% and 25%, is determined by your Vitality status.

If you choose, you can opt in to Discovery Miles programme. For every R12 you spend on your Discovery card, you can earn one Discovery Mile. These can be converted to Avios and Voyager Miles, used to pay for travel on Kulula or can also be used as payment for purchases made through the online Discovery mall.

To Summarize:

The Virgin Money VIP loyalty programme is uncomplicated. It offers immediate discounts of up to 10% if you shop at selected partners.


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