Lyoness is popular customer loyalty program in European and Asian countries, and has just come to take North America by storm in the last couple of years. It has many features which may mean that you might carry less of these cards and streamline your shopping life to some degree. All the while, giving you cash back on all your shopping and Shopping Points (discounts), and even Friendship bonuses.
Now, more than 47,000 Lyoness Loyalty Merchants will give you cash back with every purchase! All you have to do is show your Lyoness Cashback card, or use your Lyoness Vouchers, or give your account number when shopping online.
That's not all! You You will automatically receive Shopping Points in addition to Cashback with each purchase. In Canada you get to redeem those Shopping Points for Deals from the Loyalty merchants in the Loyalty Mall. These are specific items that you might not normally splurge for, so they are like treats in fashion, entertainment, things for your kids or home.
In essence, you can do your usual shopping, get money back to spend again, and get Shopping Points for extra gifts you were not expecting! This kind of shopping blesses you three times!
How much cash?
You should receive up to 5% of your purchase back. However, you don't get it as change in your hands. That amount is added to your Lyoness account. When it reaches $15, Lyoness deposits it into your personal bank account. You can check your balance any time in your "My Profile" on the Lyoness site.
(Say, that's almost like when you were a kid and Mom carried your allowance for you so you wouldn't lose it or waste it impulsively).
From the main website you find many merchants in the directory, who have signed up to honour your loyalty card, and give you instant benefits. These appear in your Lyoness account within 48 hours after your shopping transaction, and are sent to you the following week, as well as the longer-term 'Shopping Points.'
Since you get in by invitation only, I can ask Lyoness to send you an invitation to register (free). But I need to know your email address first.
Lyoness offers various options for getting your Cashback Card. Once you login to your account at Lyoness.com your Cashback Card is available by clicking in your 'My Profile.' From there you can print it out, or save it on your smartphone, and use it digitally at Loyalty Merchants.
Also, if a friend - like me - gives you a Friendship Flyer with a membership application, you will discover in it a plastic Cashback Card which you can use immediately when shopping. (That's if we meet and discuss this in person; we don't need to meet if you respond to the invitation that comes by email).
Another way, once you are a member (which is ALWAYS FREE), is to login at Lyoness.com where you will find a constantly growing list of Lyoness Loyalty Merchants near you that offer Cashback Cards branded with their logos. You can ask for a Cashback Card with the logo of your favorite local store!
Did you know that we fall into three types of shoppers?
Lyoness' Loyalty program appeals to all three.
One kind of shopper likes things simple and easy. They want just one card that works everywhere, particularly in tangible stores and shops locally that have a unique substance and smell. For them, the Cash Back card is the answer.
Another kind of shopper likes vouchers and coupons to redeem for bargains, or to use like gift certificates, which they can give to friends. For them, Lyoness has added vouchers to their loyalty program.
The third kind of shopper is savvy and catches on to tech stuff easily. They shop online as naunchantly as they munch on a snack, or stop to fuel up their car. They are likely to use all the features of the Lyoness Loyalty program, including the online shopping features, like, scannable graphics and smart phone apps.
(Something I talk about a lot on this website, right?)
Shopping online with your Lyoness card number handy, means you can find money-back and other deals 24 hours/7 days a week, and do it from your bed - if you want to! Just remember that to get these discounts and deals you MUST first login to the Lyoness site, click on the link to the store you want to shop at, and go via that link. This way your shopping will be eligible for the cash back, etc. You can go directly to your favourite online shop, but if you skip the Lyoness site - you lose the benefits and pay full price.
This applies to all the rebate or cash back sites that I refer to on this site - but I've known that so long I sometimes forget that others don't know it yet. You'll rant on yourself if you have to learn the hard way.
Please note that many online shops offer exclusive Extra deals that store-walk-ins don't get. To find out what the current EXTRA Deals are, click on "Get Offers" while you are on the Lyoness.com site.
There are some "coalition programs" where many merchants go together for one loyalty program. Lyoness would be one of these, but it will be hard for the others to keep up with Lyoness.
Don't let the shopping cart icon on the Lyoness site confuse you. That's just for purchasing vouchers from various merchants, or the Friendship Flyers, which you pass on to friends who will want to join when you tell them about this. All your regular shopping happens at the sites of the merchants who are part of the Lyoness loyalty program.
Mind you, there is a lyoness-store.com where you can buy products that have the lyoness logo and graphics. Hey, just because you LOVE Lyoness so much! But you would have to follow a link to get to that specific site.
Do you recall I said near the top of this page; In essence, you can do your usual shopping, get money back to spend again, and get Shopping Points for extra gifts you were not expecting! This kind of shopping blesses you three times!
Well! There's a fourth way possible! (Don't know how I forgot that until now).
Lyoness WANTS us to share these benefits with our friends! So don't hold back - eagerly tell all your friends about Lyoness, and if they register, you will be rewarded with a Direct Friendship Bonus of 0.5% every time they make a purchase from a Lyoness loyalty merchant! If those first-invited friends invite their friends, you will get another 0.5% Indirect Friendship Bonus from the purchases of those friends of your Friends!
This referral plan is limited to two levels, but there's nothing to stop you from inviting 300+ of your 'closest friends'. GRIN!!
... and if each of them invites 100-500 friends... Oh my!!
I found this fellow on Youtube who has figured out how this is one of the BEST features of Lyoness - along with the fact that folks just find it smart to do all their usual shopping with their Lyoness card. You might want to hear this man out....