You are a regular member (heart by your name), not a VMP (V shield). That’s a grandfathered member category that is no longer available. As a member you basically get all the same perks like free shipping, other than one hour during Mehrathon, and you can add or drop your membership anytime you want.
@bmtka no what I meant to say is that VMP are stuck keeping their status, and regular members can come and go and get the same shipping discount. Practically speaking the only tangible benefit of VMP is that one hour during the Mehrathon. And I forgot the option to sometimes buy yesterday’s item until 6am.
But if most of yesterday’s items are going to morningsave and/or sidedeal, that’s not a VMP bonus either. I hear myself talking myself out of VMP…
@bmtka@Ignorant@katbyter Which is what I did… Several times actually. If you drop your VMP first you become a poop… Then when you sign up again you become a mere member.
I frequently go through the poop/member cycle. I always cancel membership on last day and just restart it next time I want to buy something. Probably saves me $20 or so a year by cutting out the months I’m not making purchases.
Sounds like you got free pasta so, it worked out a negative for me this year not keeping VMP. It’s rare I buy from morning save or sidedeal though
I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t read that email until all the pastadrops were sold out and I’d already bought twice… I’ve received one and immensely regret ordering so goddamned much pasta, but that’s before I even get the second one
@katbyter@guyfromhawthorn Just don’t forget to save one of the coupons that comes inside the pasta boxes. @snapster said that they are working on something so that they can be used (one per account) elsewhere.
@tnywatkns I disagree. I’m not a VMP but I think they deserve a few perks. In order to be a VMP they’ve been paying a monthly fee for years (even if they’ve not been buying something every month)… It’s in Meh’s best interest to keep those long term loyal customers happy.
@OnionSoup@tnywatkns These “perks” are not something which were added after the fact. The features of VMP were the standard features for this membership when enrollment was an option. Upon deciding to stop enrollment it was stated the benefits of VMP would be grandfathered along for members still enrolled. For a time there was no membership offered of any type. The current membership was offered sometime later with another list of membership benefits. The thought at the time was the remaining VMP members would dwindle to the point the number would be so small it would just be retired. I guess they underestimated the dedication of their user base or decided to still let us old timers play in the corner of the sandbox.
The truth is most of these decisions were made with public image in mind. While the Meh community revels in their stupidity mainstream markets, like Morningsave shoppers, were reluctant to buy from Mediocre Inc. and be referred as a Very Mediocre Person. That lead to the birth of “Member” and “Mercatalyst”. Instead of users creating an argument about “tiers” and being “black balled” feel regret at missing out on the fun early days before things changed for mainstream markets. VMP members should keep this in mind as they look to laugh at newer members instead of just saying it’s a hold over feature of a retired membership type honoring their oldest members. Continually steps have been taken to move into the mainstream, its more likely they will just move on from the past then let us kick up sand from our corner.
So what perks do the oldest “get off my lawn” mehtizens get as kickstarters? If there were such an interest in “honouring” the long-term customers, I would think you’d get more than just a digital K badge. VMP here, the goat emeritus badge supersedes the VMP badge, just as your K badge does.
AFAICT, we get a penny discount. It adds up, I tell ya. It pays for itself every 499 days like clockwork. It’s a no-brainer with pay for 17 months, get 1 free!
I have been buying from meh since 2014. I was a vmp but I cancelled due to lack of benefits and their smug attitude towards people in the eastern time zone that have to work for a living that can’t stay up to midnight everynight. Then shortly after I quit they started having meh rathons with vmp only deals. Bad timing right?