I noticed that there was little discussion regarding the new Soylent Rewards system on the Soylent website. I am curious to see whether this addition will drive anyone to begin purchasing Soylent from the official website (rather than Amazon or retail).
Purchases on the Soylent website earn 1 point per dollar spent. Members also get 200 points on their birthdays, 100 points for account creation, and 25 points for social media engagement. 50, 100, and 150 points can be redeemed for $5, $10, and $15 dollars respectivly. Photos included for reference.
Suppose, for simplicity, that you purchase $100 dollars worth of materials from the Soylent website. This would earn you a total of 100 points. In turn, you could redeem these points for $10 credit on your next purchase. Thus, the point system should decrease the purchase cost of Soylent by 10% at a minimum (ignoring your $20 worth of credit each year from birthdays).
Unfortunatly, redeeming your points means that you cannot use other coupons for the order. Subscribers can, however, apply their rewards to existing subscriptions.
So, it seems to me that the best way to handle the new point system will be to apply coupons to orders wherever possible and then to use your points when coupons are unavaliable.
For myself, this is a welcome addition. What are your thoughts?