Known for their drum-like drinking capacity, binge-watching superpowers and the ability to make a lot out of a little, millennials are dominating the Indian, retail, restaurant and travel market.
Considering the potential of their consumers while also staying true to its spending capabilities, companies like Swiggy, Uber and The Body Shop have come up with loyalty programmes, in order to woo the savvy urban professionals.
However, as a sensible and sticking-to-budget kind of shopper, you must approach these schemes with a 'what's in this for me?' kind of attitude. because let's just face it, we endear our pocket money and salaries more than anything else.
Here is a list of all the 'salary friendly' reward programs you can use in India:1) Times Points
TimesPoints is one of the most unique reward programs in the country - it rewards you for staying abreast with happenings around the country & the world. You earn 'points' in your wallet for every moment that you spend on its partner platforms like the Times of India, Navbharat Times, Maharashtra Times and NewsPoint among others. You can then redeem these points across 200+ brands including Amazon, Shoppers Stop, Myntra, Paytm and more.2) Zomato Gold
This masterstroke by Zomato changed India's dine-out culture and that too for good. Initially one of its kind, Zomato Gold offers one-plus-one on food and two-plus-two on drinks at famous restaurants, giving us the unmatched joy of complimentary food. Present across major cities of India, Zomato Gold's Starter Pack costs a meagre Rs. 300 and offers three unlocks with no expiry date. The Medium Pack costs Rs. 700 along with ten unlocks and the Unlimited Pack costs Rs. 1500 with limitless unlocks for a year. Going on a date never felt so pocket-friendly.3) Times Card
In case you're wondering about getting yourself a credit card, its got to be this one. A Times Card will get you more for less and add a dose of excitement to your life with exclusive benefits to your expenditure on lifestyle activities such as shopping, movies & dining. Thanks to Times Card, your dad will not now shed tears at the end of the month.4) Gourmet Passport
If you like going on gastronomical journeys with friends and family, Gourmet Passport is the membership program for you. It offers you Buy-One-Get-One-Free on buffets, food & drinks at over 800 fine dining restaurants and bars across 5-star hotels and standalone chains. As a member you can save over Rs. 50,000 on the dining out expenses annually!5) Amazon Prime
If you don't know what Amazon Prime is, it's time for you to get out from under that rock. If there is one brand that has recognised the ambitious yet cost-effective nature of Indian consumers perfectly, it has to be Amazon. A membership which costs just 129 bucks and provides you with the ultimate movie and music experience. Along with that, the ever special one-day delivery scheme to go with Amazon's 'Apni Dukan' campaign, makes it a loyalty program surely worth taking.6) Flipkart Plus
With its ever decreasing popularity, Flipkart needed something big to shake up consumers and tell them about their existence. And we're quite sure that Flipkart has done just that with its Flipkart Plus loyalty program. Customers can subscribe to this without paying an extra penny. Yes, you read it right.
The Plus program will offer you a host of benefits like free delivery on certain products, faster delivery time, early access to big sales and other discounts. A user would earn 1 coin for every Rs 250 spent, but on one transaction, you can only get a maximum of 10 coins.
This amounts to spending Rs 2,500 in one transaction, and making five such purchases (Rs 12,500) would get you the 50 coins you need to become an annual member. Not only this, if you have accumulated over 50 coins and become a member of Flipkart Plus, then these are the other rewards you will get:
1. A â¹1,000 voucher on Flipkart
2. A â¹1,200 voucher on BookMyShow
3. An annual subscription to Hotstar Premium
4. An annual subscription to Zomato Gold
5. A â¹1,100 gift card for MakeMyTrip