It seems like every company has some sort of loyalty program these days. Unfortunately, many of these programs are not worth the time, money or effort required to get any real benefits. There are, however, several outstanding loyalty programs that reward customers in generous proportions. Here are our picks for the top three loyalty programs:
Although airline loyalty programs have gained a bad reputation in the past, Virgin Airlines has set out to change that. In addition to offering access to clubhouses and expedited upper class check-in, Flight Club members have the opportunity to work their way up a three tier loyalty ladder that offers the potential for earning back up to 100% of all base miles traveled. Virgin also allows Flight Club members to carry on extra baggage and to take a fast track route through security. This is one loyalty program that is sure to save time and money in the long run.
Starbucks’ rewards program goes beyond the traditional coffeehouse punch card. Their reward card allows customers to receive free drinks on their birthdays in addition to a free drink with every 15 purchases. The unique thing about the Starbucks rewards program is that it is completely personalized. They offer customers special offers and coupons based on what they purchase the most. Customers are sure to be thanked for their loyalty through this innovative program.
With gasoline being so expensive, Kroger Supermarkets offers one of the most valuable rewards programs. With the Kroger Plus program, customers receive points with each in-store purchase. These points are accumulated constantly and turn directly into discounts at Kroger fuel pumps. With frequent purchasing, Kroger Plus members are able to receive up to 40 cents off each gallon of gas they purchase. Just by choosing the right supermarket, customers have the ability to save every time they fill up.