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Discussion topic: Sky VIP a waste of time?

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This message was authored by Roksan This message was authored by: Roksan

Sky VIP a waste of time?

Are there actually any benefits to being a Sky VIP member? Apart from an occasional free film, which is usually one I've already watched or don't care to watch, there are loads of benefits and prizes on offer which I can enter a draw to win; however, having entered countless of these free draws, I have never won one, so now confine my Sky VIP emails straight to the bin.

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This message was authored by Daniel0210 This message was authored by: Daniel0210

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@Roksan 

There are many million VIP members so the chances of winning one of the bigger prizes is very small. At the end of the day it's free to enter and your VIP level allows you extra entries. 


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This message was authored by SlenderRobert This message was authored by: SlenderRobert

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I check the VIP section of the app sporadically and have recently had some useful free tickets to a couple of exhibitions at the Design Museum and the Science Museum in London, saving me roughly £30 each time. That alone has made it worthwhile for me at least. I can see how for those not in London the opportunities are perhaps a lot less. 

This message was authored by Annie+UK This message was authored by: Annie+UK

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When practically EVERYONE is labelled VIP then no one is actually a VIP, I don't even bother checking the app to see what is available

This message was authored by Mark39 This message was authored by: Mark39

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Well, I suppose Sky can't please all of the people all of the time....

 

It's free so you've nothing to lose. 

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This message was authored by Roksan This message was authored by: Roksan

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Very true. I do try not to become a grumpy old man, but I'm failing miserably 😁

This message was authored by redsky88 This message was authored by: redsky88

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We've got a few free kids books from it, that's about it. Living in NI most of the ticket offers are of no real use but it's just some added value. Things like the 6 month Apple tv etc are a nice extra, D+ has been a great addition which does give some balance to what is probably an overpriced service. 

This message was authored by Doc5907 This message was authored by: Doc5907

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we get a few of these type of posts from time to time.

 

i don't know what some people are expecting...maybe....A round the world first class ticket...a Bentley continental GT convertible....a complete home underfloor heating system with indoor heated swimming pool...a three week all inclusive holiday to Bora Bora....?? 🤔😛

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This message was authored by nolte This message was authored by: nolte

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Sky have 700k subscribers in Ireland. If uk had similar rate to population (1/7th), then say for simplicity 9.3m uk, total 10m in uk and ireland

 

Then even if only one per cent of the customers entered a competition, that is 100,000 other competitors for prize. Like currently there is 2 prizes (the super bowl competition), it would still be 1 in 50,000 odds to win for that competitions

Even if you enter 25 competitions in a year for 10 years  the odds are still very much against you based on that guestimate.

 

At in 1 in 100,000, 250 competitions in 10 years, odds are 1 in 400 of winning. But I think 1% is a low estimate for participation rates

 

But as well as the competitions, you can apply to tickets for audience like to soccer am or other shows, cinema tickets, and other shows.

 

I got a couple of audio books with sky vip and such so it's not entirely a waste. Maybe expectations are a bit high, expecting to win but sky have a whole lot of customers.

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This message was authored by rscott This message was authored by: rscott

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I've had a few cinema tickets through VIP, and a couple of events,  but the biggest item was 2 tickets for Pretty Woman The Musical. Very pleased to discover they were very good seats - second most expensive in the theatre.

 

 

This message was authored by FIL77 This message was authored by: FIL77

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If you live in London or are prepared to travel there then you will find some of the rewards useful. 

As most of us don't or won't travel then yes,it is pretty useless....

This message was authored by Super+Anthony This message was authored by: Super+Anthony

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I agree,VIP is a token gesture from sky and is hardly beneficial

This message was authored by bclass This message was authored by: bclass

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Last year we won a an all inclusive holiday to Zakinthos. Great value and arranged very well.

This message was authored by Kevlaar This message was authored by: Kevlaar

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Totally a waste of time . I'm cancelling sky because clearly they overcharge me to give rewards to those that live in cities . Not a single reward or offer available within 100 miles of my home . Bore off sky you're not that good tbh .👎👎👎👎👎

This message was authored by Mark39 This message was authored by: Mark39

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@Kevlaar wrote:

Totally a waste of time . I'm cancelling sky because clearly they overcharge me to give rewards to those that live in cities . 


Nope. Rewards aren't funded by subscriptions.

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