I’m usually a go-it-alone, do-it-yourself, take no shortcuts kind of guy, but when I joined up with Virgin Mobile about eight years ago, I found out that membership has its benefits.
What is Virgin?
Virgin isn’t one of those flash in the pan, “We’ve got great coverage (in this specific 100 km2 area)!” organizations. Over the last eight years, I’ve traveled all over Canada and up and down the east coast of the US and never had any real problems with coverage or costs. But the great customer service, the pleasant British voicemail voice, and the knowledge that you’re doing your bit to help Richard Branson do great things all pale in comparison to the perks that being with Virgin brings you.
What does membership get me?
Like music? Virgin has dabbled a bit in that area… as a member, you get pre-sales, chances to win exclusive tickets and VIP experiences, and might even find yourself on the guest list for the next big show in your town. As I write this, Virgin Mobile are running contests to win VIP tickets at Toronto’s Molson Amphitheater for the summer, a VIP weekend at Montreal’s Osheaga music festival in July, and a free month of Jukely. Not too shabby.
Do you wear clothes? I know I do, and I’ve saved a bit over the years by taking advantage of the member benefits at certain retailers. Some of the benefits I’ve recently taken advantage of include: 10% off of SALE items at H&M; 20% off on shoes from Stance Shoes; and 40% off my frames when I ordered through Clearly. That all adds up to some big savings.
Almost every week I order a pizza from Pizza Pizza. For ages, I paid full price like some kind of non-member chump. The shame. It was actually my wife (who is also a member) who told me that there’s a discount at Pizza Pizza for members. Never again will I pay full price for my pizza. Ditto over at New York Fries, right now they have both BOGO and 15% off offers for members.
Hey, big bonus here, there are no fees for membership! All you need to do is have a Virgin Mobile phone or SIM card and you’re in! What are you waiting for?! To check out the member benefits, head on over to the Member’s Lounge at Virgin Mobile’s website.
Why are you still reading? You should be busy getting a phone or a plan right now!!!!
Ready to sign up now? I thought so. Head on over to the Plans section on the site and pick out your phone and/or plan and get your hands on the benefits! Get yourself a Virgin phone number and start saving money! It pays to be a member!