Your loyalty account is capable of holding three separate balances of goodies.
1. The Gift Balance: The Gift Balance is charged up with value when you buy a gift card from a merchant or load your account with value in advance based on a gift promotion. Gift value can be redeemed immediately by patrons and works exactly like any gift card you’ve ever used in the past.
2. The Reward Balance: The Reward Balance accumulates for lots of different reasons, including receiving a cash bonus for activating your account or just because it’s your birthday, anniversary or even St. Patrick’s Day. You also receive rewards when you present your card or mobile number at check out based on a percentage of the sales ticket. We know you’ve already got enough to keep track of, so rewards are always issued in straightforward cash currency (i.e., $10.00) rather than confusing points. But rewards can only be redeemed after you activate your membership, so if you haven’t yet done so, please do it now. There’s likely free money sitting in your account just waiting to be redeemed.
3. The Games Balance: The Games Balance shows how many free games of bowling are available in your loyalty account you can redeem at the front desk. Similar to rewards, games can also accumulate for all kinds of reasons such as birthdays, holidays (e.g., New Year’s Day, Cinco de Mayo), or maybe because you were among a center’s top spending visitors last month. When buying an optional premium membership, your account might be funded with dozens, even hundreds of games with a redemption limit of 1 or 2 allowed per day.
4. Fundraising: Did you notice the footer message on this printed receipt? It shows this patron account is affiliated with a local fundraising organization. This means that every time this customer spends money at a participating merchant, a percentage of the sale donated back to a local organization of your choice.