What is the Essential Rewards Program?
If I was to guess, I would say most of us spend (on average) at least $50-$100 each month at mass merchandise/drug stores for items that include toiletries, cleaners, air fresheners, candles, plug-ins, supplements, protein mixes, OTC meds, etc. My goal with Young Living was to replace chemical-laden products that I used to buy at those stores with better, natural products from Young Living without the chemicals or side effects.
That’s where Essential Rewards program came in play.
So, what in the world is the Essential Rewards (ER) program all about?
Essential Rewards in a nutshell is Young Living’s monthly autoship program that rewards you on what you spend each month. This is something extra that only wholesale members can take part in if they choose! If you are like me, you might have hesitations when you read the word “autoship” thinking…ahhh I will be stuck for life! Let me help ease your mind….
I will try to explain every nook and cranny of Essential Rewards, but before I do, please rest assured, you can join, cancel, or re-join at ANY time but believe me you wouldn’t want to! Hehe!
Here’s the information you need to know when you have an Essential Rewards account:
-Your minimum requirement is to spend 50PV each month to remain an active member (this would become 100PV if you’re actively business building in order to earn commissions. If you’re business building and not on ER – get on it! It’s silly not to be on it because you are spending monthly anyways to earn your commission check).
-You can change WHAT you want in your cart each month (you have until MIDNIGHT Mountain Time on your chosen processing day to make any changes and SAVE before it batches out and goes to shipping).
-You can change the processing day month to month if you need/want to.
-If you meet any of the spending thresholds for the current month’s promotion in your ER order, YL will automatically add them to your order upon processing.
-You are given one “Grace Month” a year where you may skip one month within 12 consecutive months without losing your autoship membership and accumulated points.
-ER members get access to earn Rising Star Team Bonus shares if you’re business building!
-ER members get cheaper shipping (great for heavier items like NingXia Red). Those in the contiguous U.S. on FedEx Ground pay $6.98 up to 5lbs and then only 63 cents per additional pound after that. For air shipments to Alaska and Hawaii, those pay a $12.50 flat shipping fee on the order’s first 5lbs and $1.25 for each additional pound.
-There are special kits ONLY available to ER members.
-ER members’ orders are fulfilled with out of stock items first.
REWARDS: (Points are added to your account when your ER order ships)
-Months 1-6 you’re a member of ER, YL will add 10% of whatever PV you spend on your order that month BACK into an ER savings account. You can view your points all times in your Young Living account.
-Months 7-12, YL will add 15% back on each monthly order!
-Over 1 year, YL will add 20% back on each monthly order!
(Sometimes they’ll even do a monthly promotion where they add extra points if you’re on ER!!)
Being on Essential Rewards program makes the most sense if you’re using the products daily.
To Sign Up and Use Essential Rewards:
Log on to your Young Living account with your member number and password.
Click on “Essential Rewards” in the menu on the left.
Follow the instructions to set up your monthly order.
Set a date and put that date on your calendar. You want to make any final changes to your order by midnight on that date. You can change the date at ANY time.
Add any product(s) you want to order. Remember to save your order any time you change it. You can tweak it during the month as you run out of items or discover new ones that you need.
Make sure your payment is always current so that your order will process on that date each month.
Each month after you receive your order, go in to your account and delete any products you won’t want to re-order, put in any items you already know you will want and enjoy tweaking until your next processing date (which you can adjust according to need).
Don’t forget about the monthly promos earned at 190 PV, 250 PV, and 300 PV. These vary every month and are a great way to stock up on FREE oils and products.
Always check your order before going to bed on your processing date to make sure no items have gone out of stock bringing you below the amount of PV you wanted to order. Watch for email notifications from Young Living that stock is low on something in your cart.
Need to skip a month? Call Young Living and tell them to take it as your grace month. You have one every twelve months.
Need to cancel? DO NOT ASSUME it is cancelled unless you have called and talk to Young Living. They have stated that specifically everywhere in the information and emptying your cart will not cancel your account.
Sit back, relax, and wait for what my family fondly refers to as “Christmas Every Month” or your own, beautiful Essential Rewards box.
Try not to tackle the delivery person. Play it cool until your front door is closed and THEN tear into the box.
To Redeem Essential Rewards Points:
When you log in to your account, look to the right of the page to see your current “Essential Rewards Points Total.”
Redeem points (after two months on the program) for items by contacting Live Help through phone or chat.
You can redeem points for any product with a matching price and PV. (Lavender Oil – 23.50 PV – $23.50)
The max number of points you can redeem in one month is 350.
You cannot go over your points and pay the difference. Your total must be equal to or less than the points on your account.
Points cannot be used to pay for shipping of your order. You can use product credits on your account to pay for your shipping.
You cannot redeem points for monthly specials.
Point redemption orders do not earn the monthly promos.
Use, repeat and ENJOY!