Loyalty, VIP, Gold Member...as bingo players you seem to hear all of the royal words that a bingo site uses to look after you. And why shouldn't you? A bingo site wants you on their site and you want something extra that other sites can't offer you - it's the perfect situation.
Bingo sites spend a lot of time giving back to loyal players. Loyal players come in many different forms - they could be players that buy lots of cards, those that chat a lot and post on forums or those that have been with the since its launch day and don't play anywhere else. UK bingo is all about community and, obviously lol, at the heart of a bingo community are its players. Some sites have VIP schemes that will only accept an application if you have been a member of the site for a while. To explain...you sign up and play for a while and then you notice that the bingo site has a forum. You sign up to the forum and you are accepted, approved and ready to go. Then, you see that the UK bingo site has a VIP scheme which is only available through its forum. Well, you and apply there and finally when you're approved, you're a fully fledged forum posting, VIP of that bingo site!
Now that you're a VIP you'll find that you're entitled to lots of cool things. There will be regular giveaways, exclusive merchandise that isn't available anywhere else, VIP only bingo rooms, VIP competition and promotions and perhaps most importantly of all, VIP cash back of some kind.
As a VIP you can often be entitled to cash back which takes on many forms. Sometimes it is an enhanced deposit bonus, sometimes cash back on instant games play and other times it is a monthly reward depending on your VIP level.
We think the above is great but some sites don't even both with it - they just decide if you are a VIP and will credit your account and email you accordingly. We quite like this surprise but at the same time we love knowing that if we're a VIP on the forum, perhaps our name could be a different colour in chat lol!
There really isn't an overall winner in terms of the best loyalty scheme but having said that, some sites do pride themselves on their schemes and make public their desire to reward loyal players. We think that those bingo sites that go the extra mile to provide a forum are excellent but just like with a bingo site's promotions, VIP schemes can change regularly - so keep your eyes peeled on the homepage of your favourite bingo site.