That’s probably because you’re just a regular old member, forking out R259 a month so you can reduce your gym membership fee and a handful of other perks.
According to Business Insider, Vitality Purple, which was launched towards the end of 2017, costs R429 a month (that’s an extra R170 on top of the regular Vitality fee).
There are also some extra, undisclosed credit card fees, which is offset by those perks. Here’s a quick look at some of those:
Concierge service to book flights, hotels or restaurants, available 24 hours a day.
Savings up to 100% on 12 return local and two return international flights for a client and their spouse.
Free international travel insurance when you pay for an international flight through the credit card.
Access to over 40 exclusive local and international golf courses.
Free access to Virgin Active, including Virgin Active collection, gyms or Planet Fitness gyms anywhere in the country.
50% off of local and international boutique hotels in the Purple Hotel Collection, limited to 20 nights and a maximum saving of R3,500 per night.
Up to 50% off trips on Rovos Rail where entry tour prices start at R22,350.
Up to 20% off travel bookings through World Leisure Holidays, Royal Caribbean cruises and Contiki, subject to an individual’s Discovery level.
Up to 50% off spa treatments at certain Africology, Amani and African Pride spas, subject to an individual’s Discovery level.
“As a high-networth individual, clients will experience the unique personal touch of a dedicated purple consultant backed by a team of trained professionals who will ensure they enjoy a truly bespoke experience,” Discovery said.
Boom – if you were thinking you’d go this whole story without hearing the word ‘bespoke’, you’d be wrong.