The launch of the exclusive VIP programme has skyrocketed over the last five years—rewarding consumers for a particular product or service. For example, O2 offers priority to its members, allowing great discounts and deals. With other companies more than happy to follow suit. Sky has a different VIP programme to a lot of other broadband providers due to the fact and even when you are a brand new member, you can seep the benefits right away.
If you are a Sky user in the UK and Ireland, you get rewarded by Sky for joining and, of course, staying a loyal member to the TV giant.
Whether you’re planning on joining Sky for the VIP programme or you’re already a member, find out how you can make the most of your rewards here.
Is Sky VIP free to join?
Sky VIP is a loyalty programme created by Sky to offer rewards and perks to its long term and short term customers. The longer you’ve been a member, the higher the rewards. The reward intuitive is free to join, and all Sky account holders are eligible for this. How much does it cost to join Sky VIP?
To join Sky VIP itself, this is free. However, you need to have one or more active products with Sky consistently for the VIP status to stay active. The products include Sky TV, Broadband and Mobile. Therefore the cost of your package each month keeps the VIP status.
How to become a Sky VIP
To join the Sky VIP membership programme, all you need to do is follow these easy steps:
Online on Sky.com
- Go to Sky.com and sign in, or you can do this here.
- Then head to my account
- Select rewards and extras and join from there
In the Sky app
- Download the My Sky app from the App Store or Google Play Store
- Sign in with your usual credentials
- Select Sky VIP on the home screen
On the Sky box
- Go on menu
- Then head to settings
- Next, click my account
- Following this Sky VIP and follow the instructions
Using the dedicated Sky VIP app once you’ve activated your membership is a great way to find out more about what rewards are currently awaiting you.
How do you qualify for Sky VIP?
To qualify to become a Sky VIP, all you need to do is be a customer of Sky at the time you join the programme. Sky advises that customers need at least one product with them to qualify for their VIP programme.
If you no longer have any active service with Sky, your VIP account will be cancelled. Unfortunately, this means, if you rejoin Sky later, you will begin from the silver tier again. and have to work your way back up.
What are the levels of Sky VIP?
There are 4 tiers of Sky VIP, and these vary dependent on the amount of time you’ve seen with Sky. They are as follows:
- Silver: 0-3 years
- Gold: 3-8 years
- Platinum: 8-15 years
- Diamond: 15+ years
As soon as you join Sky, you are welcome to join the VIP programme.
What do I get for being a VIP?
Depending on the loyalty tier you are in will depend on the rewards you are entitled to. The VIP app has an easy to use interface, making it easy to navigate around. Sky provides even its new customers with a bonus as every customer starts on the silver tier. After 3 years, they then become a gold member. To be eligible to partake in any VIP experiences and competitions, you must do via the app. Here are the reward levels and what you can expect when you reach them.
For being a silver VIP you get access to exclusive prize draws and a chance to get your hands on free tickets to events around the country. Such as sports events and cinema previews. When you join you also get the gift of a Sky Store Buy & Keep movie, which will stay on your box indefinitely. The prize draws include exciting trips, special VIP experiences and luxurious holidays to name but a few. Sky advise these are ‘money can’t buy experiences’.
With gold VIP status, you get everything you do in silver, plus many other benefits. Such as gaining access to a new Sky channel called Sky Atlantic VIP which provides access to top Sky shows, 24 hours before those in the silver tier. This includes Sky original productions, HBO and Showtime series. However, it does exclude simulcast and live shows. But wait, there is more, you can also get Sky Go Extra for free, which allows you to download shows on your phone to watch online.
Next is the platinum tier, not only do you get everything in silver and gold but you also get even more exciting benefits. Sky provide their platinum members with a free setup of superfast fibre broadband. It also provides a free data boost to those customers which have Sky mobile.
Finally, the diamond tier offers even more exciting benefits, and canto enjoys the help of the other 3 packages. The Sky VIP Diamond membership offers a free setup of Sky Q, so you can get access to the best TV tech for a lower price. As well as being provided with a priority phone number for easy to access help from dedicated advisors. Cutting those long waiting times and allowing you to enjoy your services again quickly and effectively.
How do I redeem my rewards?
Redeeming your rewards is easy; for any perks of your VIP tier, you can access these via the app. The app will notify you of any new competitions, tickets, experiences or perks. Sky has been known to add new rewards, so keep a lookout for those. Your Sky app will then reflect when you move up a tier.
Whether you’re a current Sky customer or looking to become one, be sure to check out their VIP reward programme and enjoy your free film (and more) today.