One of the main ways bingo sites try to draw in loyal customers is by offering a loyalty scheme. There are two ways these types of schemes can work. The first is you are automatically signed up to the loyalty scheme as soon as you register with the site; the second is you have to be invited into it.
A loyalty scheme is basically a system where you earn loyalty points the more you play on the site, think of it like when you use a supermarket loyalty card; the principle is the same. Usually you are automatically added to the scheme when you sign up. You then work your way up several levels of membership by spending money on the site. The more you spend, the more points you earn.
It’s worth keeping in mind that loyalty points are also sometimes referred to as comp points. They can also be called something unique depending on the site. For example, popular gaming site 32 Red Bingo provides loyalty points known as ‘Red Rubies’. They may be called different things, but they all have the same meaning.
When trying to choose a bingo site loyalty scheme, there are a few differences to be aware of. Firstly the amount you have to spend to earn points will differ between bingo sites. On average you will earn one point for every 10p that you spend. However, some sites may increase this to one point for every £1 that you spend. You’ll need to pay attention to the point rates before you sign up.
There will also be set limitations on how you can redeem your points. Take a look at the following factors:
• How points are earned
• Any restrictions
• Types of rewards available
• How to redeem points
The restrictions are particularly important to look into. You may have to play specific bingo games or slot games in order to earn the points. You don’t always get points for making deposits; sometimes you only receive them when you actually play games. Roulette is one game that isn’t always included in a loyalty scheme for example.
The types of rewards on offer will also differ, as will how you can actually redeem the points you’ve earned. For this reason you should always compare the different bingo sites available. Try to find a loyalty scheme that suits your individual preferences. They can be great fun, though it does sometimes encourage you to spend more than you normally would. Always be responsible when using these types of sites.