'Costco-like membership' +'rewards credit card' + 'Amazon Prime' = Young Living GO!

Good, Better, Best (value)

When I was first researching the Young Living enrollment options I read an analogy that compared Young Living to “Costco meets Amazon meets cash-back credit card”…. And I thought…, “wait, what?”!

So, let me break it down for you.

First of all… if you want to try one Young Living product but you are absolutely sure that you will never ever want to order again then you can sign-up as a Retail Customer and buy great products at retail prices. This is a good option if you are NEVER going to order again.

If you think that perhaps you might want to order more than just one product then you can sign-up as a Wholesale Member. This is where the comparison to Costco comes in. By signing up as a Wholesale Member, you get great products at 24% off. You also get to select one of several membership kits, which start at $45, to make sure that you get started with all that you need. Plus you get member exclusive offers, for example, participation in unique events such as the annual International Grand Convention – I went to Utah in June and had such a blast! So, becoming a member is the better value option: it’s also ‘a must’ if you are thinking of sharing the Young Living lifestyle to get commission or ‘Thank You’ checks. When you sign up to become a Wholesale Member you will automatically be subscribed as a Distributor but let me assure you that there is ABSOLUTELY NO OBLIGATION to ever share YL. The only requirement is to place a $50 order at least once a year to maintain your Wholesale membership.

However, the best value option, and how I have enrolled, is on ‘Essential Rewards’. To subscribe to ER, you need to put in a monthly order with a minimum PV of $50. So, what’s PV – I hear you ask – this stands for Purchase Volume and most (but not all) products have a PV. Normally products have their “full PV” which means that 1 US Dollar wholesale price equals 1PV. So, for about $50 a month, Essential Rewards gets you all the benefits of being a Wholesale Member, plus you earn points back on everything you order – in effect, you are collecting reward points each and every month to redeem against future orders. This is where the comparison to a cash-back credit card comes to effect: you get 10% worth of reward points back on your order for the first three months, 20% back for months 4-24 and 25% back for months 25+. In addition you get free gifts at 3, 6 and 9 months of consecutive orders, including an exclusive ER only “Loyalty” oil at 12 months. Plus, you get discounted shipping (a la Amazon).

In fact, it was announced this week that ER members can subscribe to YL Go ($59 for 12 months) and YL GO+ ($129 for 12 months) to take advantage of fast, easy and free shipping credits with priority order processing. This brings the average cost per shipment down to $4.92 and $3.58 respectively. This means that a subscription could save over $122 annually on shipping – or more than 10x the amount an ER member is currently paying on shipping (based on subscription to YL GO+). I can tell you that I am ABSOLUTELY going to be taking advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

For more information, see Young Living Essential Rewards.

*Edited 10/1/2020 to add that YL Go and YL GO+ are no longer available, but all orders over 100PV get free shipping. Please remember to change the shipping option from STANDARD to ECONOMY for this change to be applied.
First published September 7, 2018


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