Lots of folks usually decide to sign up for an Essential Rewards membership. Not only does it make sense financially (you get to stretch your dollar for more products), the membership perks are darn attractive for Singapore too.
I wrote this post because I remembered when I first started as an ER member, I was so confused with how the whole thing works. As I shared with my friends, they got confused too! The same questions kept popping up and so I thought I’ll whip up a nifty article on ER membership and perks. 🙂
What you need to know:
1. ER membership is a recurring monthly auto ship membership.
For e.g. you have ordered 4 bottles of Ningxia Red when you first joined on 3 March 2013 as a ER member. Your join date is usually your processing date too. If by the 3rd of next month, you have not changed your order or request YL to remove your ER template in your account, you would be shipped the same 4 bottles of Ningxia Red the next month. This works very well for folks who regularly order the YL supplements and the Ningxia Red drinks. Each ER monthly order needs to be a minimum of a 100 PV.
2. Tell me more about the perks of being a ER member.
a. For every month you have ordered a minimum of 100 PV, YL credits back at least 10% PV to your YL account. You can redeem any YL items that has a PV value for free as long as you have sufficient PV. E.g. For the first three months of your membership, you have ordered 100 PV each month and therefore would have 30 PV in your YL account for redemption at your third month. Note that PV can only be redeemed from the second month of membership onwards and is only valid for a 12-month period.
– 1st to 3rd Month: 10% PV credited into your YL account
– 4th to 24th Month: 20%
– 25th Month onwards: 25%
b. When you join as a ER member and put through a minimal of a 100 PV order, you get a free gift for signing up as a member! These free gifts are darn useful and would be essential (pardon the pun, haha) in starting your Young Living journey. Have a look at point 6 below on the options.
c. For each subsequent month you placed a 100 PV order, YL Singapore rewards you by giving you a free gift as below:
- 3 months – 1 x Orange (15ml)
- 6 months – 1 x AromaEase (5ml)
- 9 months – 1 x R.C. (15ml)
- 12 months – Exclusive Loyalty Blend
- ER Anniversary (24 months and the annually) – Exclusive Blend created annually
d. You get to enjoy subsidised shipping for your items.
Confused by the term “PV”? Click here for an explanation!
3. Does this means that I have to order each month forever?!
Nope, YL does not penalise or hold you legally to buy stuff from them each month. If you do not have any items that you wish to order for the new month, simply call Young Living and tell them that you wish to opt out of ER membership for the month. There are two options open to you:
a.If a member misses an ER order one month, they will start their qualification count from the beginning AND that member cannot re-qualify for a loyalty gift that they have already received.
Example: If a member received the 3-month loyalty gift in their 4th month ER order and then misses their 5th ER order they would then need to start over with their 6-month loyalty gift qualification. When the member reaches the 3-month mark for the second time they would not receive an additional 3-month loyalty gift; the next loyalty gift they are eligible to receive is at the 6-month loyalty gift.
b. The other option is to request YL to remove your ER template from your account. This means that you would be converting from a ER member to a Standard Order (SO) member and YL will not auto process or ship your order each month. You still get to enjoy the wholesale prices of 24% discount as long as you maintain your account with a 50 PV purchase each membership year. You would still forgo the above listed perks in Point 2. Don’t forget to redeem your PV out for free items before you convert to being a Standard Order member! Otherwise the PV in your account is forfeited for good.
4. If I switch from ER to SO then to ER, do I still qualify for the 3,6,9, 12th month free gifts?
Nope. The free gifts are given on the condition that you do not skip a month’s order under ER. Your PV credit will drop back to 10% because it is a restart of your ER membership.
5. You can get your items for free or earn commission from YL when your friends join as YL members by your referral!
Just note that to qualify for ALL commission payouts for the month, you need to order 100 PV for that month as well.
6. You can choose one of the Starter Kits options to start your Essential Rewards membership
As of Jan 2014, YL Singapore has given more options to new members when they sign up which is awesome! In the past, you would just need to purchase 100 PV worth of products in order to get a free ER membership. This comes with the Basic Starter Kit (comes with a 5 ml Stress Away, 2 samplers each of Lavender, Peppermint, Thieves, Lemon, Peace and Calming, a roller fitment to transform a YL bottle to a convenient roll on and 1 tube of Ningxia Nitro).
However now there are two additional options a new member can choose from. All other ER perks remain the same (quarterly freebies, PV redemption):
a. Purchase 200 PV and get a free Starter Kit and Dewdrop Diffuser
b. Or purchase 350 PV and get a free Starter Kit, Dewdrop Diffuser and Everyday Oils free! The Everyday Oils set is a set of 10 oils and is highly recommended for folks just starting out on their YL journey. 🙂
Concluding thoughts – When I share with my friends about YL, I usually encourage them to go for the ER membership as the perks are plentiful, membership is free and they don’t get penalised or cornered into a monthly order if they wish to opt out. I like to think of the ER membership as a budget friendly way for a new member to try YL and to assess whether this is something she would love to continue long term for health and wellness. 🙂
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