Just a heads up for anyone that actually shops from the GetOlympus.com website. I received an email outlining how the Rewards program will function through the end of the year with existing points and that the program in general will come to an end. I assume this applies to any rewards programs they run in other markets too…but as always check your local Olympus site to be sure as this email applied to the American market.
Here is what the email said:
OUR REWARDS PROGRAM IS ENDING
After a period of reviewing feedback and evaluating the effectiveness of the Olympus Rewards program, we’ve determined that the current program’s focus on earning points for purchases and activities that can only be redeemed at GetOlympus.com does not meet our goal of rewarding our loyal customers regardless of where they made their purchase. Moving forward, we plan to evaluate ways to encourage loyalty beyond the current point and purchase based program.
With this in mind, we’ve made the decision to close the Olympus Rewards program on August 31, 2020. Please review the following.
- Earning Rewards Points: Members may still earn points on purchases made at GetOlympus.com through August 31, 2020.
- Redeeming Rewards Points: Points must be redeemed towards a purchase or used to claim a Reward Code by November 30, 2020 or they will be forfeited. Once generated, Reward Codes will be treated as gift cards and will remain valid beyond November 30, 2020.
- Claiming Reward Codes with Points: Through November 30, 2020, simply add an item to your cart and choose an available reward from the REDEEM REWARDS box in order to claim a Reward Code. We recommend choosing the highest value available to you. Note you do not need to check out or buy the specific item in your cart at this point. When you navigate away from the cart page, your unused Reward Codes will be available in the MY REWARDS section of your Account portal.
- MY REWARDS Account Page: Your Reward Codes will be available on the MY REWARDS Account Page through November 30, 2020. We recommend copying and saving unused codes in a secure place for future use.
Using Reward Codes:
- Using Reward Codes You Have Claimed from Points: Any unused Reward Codes that you claim or have already claimed using your rewards points will still be valid for use at GetOlympus.com beyond November 30, 2020. Currently, these can be found on your Account page. Login to your account, go to the MY REWARDS section and look under the MANAGE REWARDS tab to see any unused Reward Codes.
- Reward Code Values: Though your Reward Code will be valid for the full amount stated, it’s important to note that Reward Codes generated after April 5, 2020 can only be applied for up to 50% of the total value of your cart. Example: If you are issued a $200 Reward Code, your purchase value must be at least $400 before the Reward Code is applied.
- Go to GetOlympus.com: Access your account and update it with your latest contact details.
- Review your Points Balance: Review your current point balance and available rewards – combine with select special offers (excluding trade up and coupon discounts) and save big on your next purchase!
- Visit our Rewards Program Closure Q&A
We would like to thank all members of Olympus Rewards for your participation and look forward to pursuing new ways to reward you for your loyalty.
Your Friends at Olympus