COVID-19: Stay safe and rewarded with Vitality

Staying healthy and keeping others safe should be your number one priority right now. Vitality’s key principles have never been more relevant: exercise if you’re well, eat healthy food, and take preventive measures, like washing your hands and maintaining social distancing.

We’re living in unprecedented times, and Vitality plays a central role in helping you stay healthy, with benefits and rewards tailored to our present reality. Our HealthyFood, HealthyCare, and HealthyGear benefits are more valuable than ever, giving members valuable discounts on all HealthyLiving items. And our Device Booster and Apple Watch benefits come in handy for members who would like to meet their exercise goals from home.

We’ve taken the following immediate steps to give Vitality members peace of mind during this time

Vitality Active Rewards maximum weekly goal drops to 700 points
We have lowered the Vitality Active Rewards weekly goal from 900 to 700 Vitality points. This means if you are missing gym workouts, parkruns or myruns, you can still hit your weekly goal in a number of ways. For example, if you track 10 000 steps a day on your smartphone, you can earn 100 Vitality points – the same as when you go to the gym.

Your Vitality gym discount is safe

We are adjusting the 36-visits-in-12-months rule so that if you’ve been going to gym regularly until now, your discount won’t be affected if you decide to skip gym over this period. Look out for more details in the upcoming newsletter.

Your HealthyLiving discounts will not be impacted
We are pausing the 12-month cycle rule for members to do their Vitality Health Check or Vitality Fitness Assessment to maintain their HealthyFood, HealthyCare and HealthyGear discounts.

The year is young, and the situation will change. Don’t worry about achieving your Vitality status right now. Keep engaging if you’re well, and remember that there are many other points-earning activities that you’ll be able to access later in the year. Rest assured, we want to recognise and reward you for making us your partner in your health journey and we will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds through the year.

What’s more, we are enhancing your rewards in the coming weeks

Keep exercising with a discounted fitness device

Keep exercising if you are well. As a special offer, we are giving members a R1 000 upfront discount on all qualifying Fitbit, Garmin, Huawei, Polar, Samsung or Suunto heart rate fitness devices at Sportsmans Warehouse or Totalsports. This is in addition to your Device Booster benefit of up to 75% cash back. With a fitness device, you can track and record your physical activity to continue earning Vitality points and weekly rewards on Vitality Active Rewards.

Free delivery on HealthyFood
Working closely with our HealthyFood partner Pick n Pay, we are giving Vitality members a free delivery voucher on their next online shopping transaction. This offer is in addition to your HealthyFood cash back.

We are boosting your HealthyDining benefit
To help you eat well and stay healthy, we are boosting your existing HealthyDining benefit by 10%. Now, instead of the usual up to 25% back on healthy meals when you order through Uber Eats and our partner restaurants, you can get up to 35% back for making healthy choices.

Vitality Active Rewards in the comfort of your home
Over the coming weeks, you can also enjoy great discounts on select Vitality Active Rewards online shopping and home entertainment rewards. Whether you like to watch movies at home or to snuggle up with a good book, you can now watch BoxOffice movies or buy your next read from Exclusive Books for less Discovery Miles. Plus we’ll be adding gaming vouchers to Vitality Active Rewards.

We’ll share more information on these enhancements in the coming weeks.
I’ve included a few articles that may be useful to you over this period, giving guidance on exercise and travel in particular. There’s also a link to the Discovery COVID-19 information hub that is useful to share far and wide. Remember to follow us on social media @Vitality_SA for the latest infomation.
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