Vitality Purple contributions and partner updates for 2019


The Vitality Health programme encourages and rewards you for living well. Here are your contributions for 2019, as well as general updates for next year.

Your contributions for 2019

The Vitality Purple monthly membership contributions for next year are as follows:

Member R429
Member +1 R495
Member +2 R539

Other Vitality rates

Gym activation fee TThe once-off activation fee will be R799 until the end of March 2019. Thereafter, you will pay one months’ retail rate equivalent to your membership contract. This rate will change depending on which Virgin Active or Planet Fitness health club you choose to join.
Vitality Health Check Up to R229
Vitality Fitness Assessment R425
Vitality High Performance Fitness Assessment R425
Team Vitality
  • Team Vitality running membership: R375
  • Team Vitality running membership including a licence: R475
  • Team Vitality cycling membership: R850
  • Running and cycling membership: R1 225
  • Running and cycling membership including a running licence: R1 325
Booster benefits
  • Shoe Booster activation fee: R375
  • Bike Booster activation fee: R850
  • Device Booster activation fee: FREE
Discovery flight booking fees
  • Local and regional flights with British Airways (Operated by Comair) and
  • 21 days + in advance: R55
  • 7-20 days in advance: R80 (unless your Vitality saving is less than R80, in which case we will lower the booking fee)
  • Less than 7 days in advance: R99 (unless your Vitality saving is less than R99, in which case we will lower the booking fee)
  • International flights with Emirates, British Airways International and Qantas: R385

Product Updates

Here are some updates you need to be aware of for 2019:

1: Points for tracking step activity

From January, you will earn up to 1 200 Vitality points every month by tracking step activity. All step activity will continue to count towards your Vitality Active Rewards goals. You can also earn Vitality points for fitness activities by participating in a free parkrun or myrun, going to gym and tracking activity with a fitness device.

2: Device updates

To ensure we offer you a seamless experience when earning Vitality fitness points by getting active we are discontinuing integration with iHealth, Misfit and TomTom from the Vitality programme. This will be effective from January 2019.

If you are currently linked to one of these devices we will continue to allocate points for your workout data but no new users will be able to link their accounts to Discovery Vitality from January.

3: Wattbike

From 1 January 2019, you will no longer be able to rent Wattbike equipment for your home gym. You will however have access to high-quality Technogym equipment at the lowest monthly rental rates to build your home gym.

4: Catalogue updates

Every year we update our HealthyFood, HealthyCare and HealthyGear catalogues to ensure they align with global standards and offer you cash back on a range of products. There will be updates to the HealthyFood, HealthyCare and HealthyGear catalogues in 2019. These will be available on the website at all times.

5: Travel updates

From 01 January 2019, Discovery Vitality members with a Discovery credit card will no longer be able to convert their Discovery Miles into British Airways Avios or SAA Voyager Miles. Credit cardholders will still be able to use their Discovery Miles to pay for flights, accommodation and car hire. We also have some exciting travel updates for 2019. You can find out more here.

6: Vitality Baby 10% discount partners

Next year, Vitality Baby members will continue to enjoy a 10% discount on selected items at Toys R Us and Babies R Us, as well as up to 25% back on selected nappies and other baby essentials with the HealthyCare benefit at Clicks and Dis-Chem. Members will no longer receive the 10% discount on selected items at A-Zee Baby, Born Fabulous and

7: Rewards for stopping smoking

From 1 January you will earn up to 25% back when participating in our new smoking cessation programme, GoSmokeFree, through selected Clicks or Dis-Chem pharmacies. The programme as well as certain smoking cessation aids will be included as part of the HealthyCare catalogue. You can still enjoy an 80% discount for participating in Allan Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking programme.

8: Earning points with Run/Walk For Life

The Vitality Run/Walk For Life benefit will come to an end on 31 December 2018 as both companies pursue their individual strategies. From 1 January 2019, you can still earn up to 300 Vitality points for every Run/Walk For Life event you complete, however, you’ll have to join Run/Walk For Life as a self-paid member to qualify.

Some of these rates may change during the course of 2019. You will be advised before this happens. Please keep visiting the website to stay up to date on specific 2019 rates and updates.


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