Points mean fun days out for workshops

Loyalty scheme from ACtronics

Published:  05 December, 2014

A fun new loyalty scheme from component remanufacturer ACtronics rewards customers with points every time they order parts which can be swapped for team-building activities. 'Purple points for parts' is a pilot scheme which will run for nine months and has been created to thank customers for their continued support. If it proves a hit with garages, it will be rolled out to the Netherlands and Germany. Garages will be rewarded with ten Purple Points for each remanufactured part ordered and these can be redeemed against free activities which include go-karting, clay pigeon shooting or at Go Ape high-wire adventure parks. To give you an idea of how quickly the points can accumulate, 12 minutes of karting will cost 25 points. You can register for this by ticking the relevant box on the online order form. When enough points are collected, you let ACtronics know which activity you want to do and where and they'll book you in, you can pay to add on extra staff members if you like too.

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