Bears Rewards

The Bristol Bears Rewards scheme is a loyalty scheme designed to reward Season Card holders, Members and VIP seasonal hospitality clients. It can be used exclusively on merchandise both online and in the Bristol Bears Store.

FAQs

What is the Bristol Bears Rewards scheme?

The Bristol Bears Rewards scheme is a loyalty scheme designed to reward Season Card holders, Members and VIP seasonal hospitality clients. It can be used exclusively on merchandise both online and in the Bristol Bears Store.

Eligible supporters can earn Rewards in three ways:

  1. A start-up balance when becoming a Season Card holder;
  2. Home match ticket purchases;
  3. Merchandise purchased online or in store.

Under-12 Season Card holders will receive a £50 start-up balance to be redeemed against a junior replica shirt only. If an Under-12 requires an adult size shirt then they will need to pay the difference in price between an adult and child size shirt. The free junior replica shirts are subject to availability.

All Rewards earned over the course of the season must be spent by Friday, April 29th, 2022.

Who is eligible for the Bristol Bears Rewards scheme?

2021/22 Season Card holders, Members and VIP seasonal hospitality clients are automatically enrolled into the scheme and are the only individuals eligible.

When does the Bristol Bears Rewards scheme run from?

The 2021/22 Bristol Bears Rewards scheme begins on Monday, July 5th, 2021 with eligible supporters able to spend their Rewards from this date. Start-up balances and any Rewards earned on merchandise transactions from 1st May 2021 onwards will have been added to a supporter’s balance on Monday, June 28th, 2021.

The scheme has a provisional end date of Friday, April 29th, 2022.

What start up balance will I receive?

Paying 2021/22 Bristol Bears Season Card holders will receive a £10 start-up balance. Free Season Cards will not receive a start-up balance but will be able to earn Rewards on their spend on tickets and merchandise.

2021/22 Under-12 Bristol Bears Season Card holders will receive a start up to the value of a junior replica shirt. Under-12s who require an adult size shirt will need to pay the difference in price. The free junior replica shirts are subject to availability.

2021/22 Bristol Bears Members will receive a £5 start-up balance.

2021/22 Bristol Bears VIP seasonal hospitality clients will receive a start-up balance of £10 per Season Card, while Box Holders will receive £15 per Season Card.

All start-up balances were awarded on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021. Supporters who purchase a Season Card or Membership after this date will be awarded their start-up balance the day after purchase.

Are Under-12 and Under-19s eligible to earn on the scheme?

Yes, Under-12s and Under-19s are eligible to earn on the scheme. Each supporter has their own unique Rewards balance.

I was a Season Card holder last season and am yet to renew. Am I still eligible for the scheme?

Only supporters who are Season Card holders, Members or VIP seasonal hospitality clients for the 2021/22 season are enrolled into the scheme.

Can I collect Rewards across all sports within Bristol Sport?

Yes, Season Card holders and Members will receive the same Rewards against Bristol Bears, Bristol City, Bristol Flyers & Bristol City Women home tickets & merchandise (purchased online or at the Ashton Gate store). Tickets will need to be assigned to the relevant supporter’s account to earn Rewards.

Are all VIP seasonal hospitality clients eligible for Rewards?

VIP seasonal hospitality clients are entitled to Rewards and receive a start-up balance of £10, while Box Holders will receive £15.  Additional match-to-match hospitality places purchased throughout the 2021/22 season are not eligible to earn additional Rewards.

Does a Carer Season Card holder earn Rewards?

Due to carer Season Cards being free of charge you will not receive a start-up balance, however, should these accounts be used when making purchases on merchandise and tickets you will earn Rewards.

Do all transactions earn Rewards?

Not all transactions earn Rewards, merchandise and tickets will earn Rewards while the following discounts are still in place for the 2021/22 season:

  • Concourse concessions at Ashton Gate (10% off for Season Card holders, 5% off for Members);
  • Ashton Gate Sports Bar & Kofi, the rebranded coffee shop at Ashton Gate (10% off for Season Card holders, 5% off for Members);
  • Matchday hospitality (10% off for Season Card holders – subject to terms and conditions)

How do I check my Rewards balance?

Supporters can view their Rewards balance via their Bristol Sport Club Account once they have linked their Bristol Sport Club Account to their Supporter ID number. For a full guide on how to set up your Bristol Sport Club Account please click here. The Rewards portal will show all ticketing & merchandise transactions throughout the 2021/22 season. Supporters will also be sent regular reminders via email of their Rewards balance.

Can I transfer my Rewards balance to another Season Card holder/Member to spend?

No, all Rewards is stored against a supporter’s own Supporter ID number and cannot be transferred to another account. However, Rewards can be allocated to family members or friends when making a purchase on their behalf. When purchasing tickets supporters must assign other Season Card holders/Members to their ticket for each supporter to earn Rewards.

EARNINGS

How long does it take for my Rewards to be added to my balance?

Tickets; Rewards will be awarded on tickets the day after the purchased game has taken place.

Merchandise; Rewards is awarded on merchandise the day after the date of purchase. Please note the balance for pre-order products will be added the day after the product has been dispatched.

How can I earn Rewards?

Initially you will receive a start-up balance on the purchase of your Season Card, Membership or VIP seasonal hospitality package. You will also earn for purchasing additional home match tickets and merchandise. You cannot earn Rewards where discounts apply, in the concourse, outdoor catering concessions, Coffee Shop, Sports Bar or on matchday hospitality purchases.

If I use Rewards to pay for all or part of a transaction, will I still earn Rewards on that purchase?

Supporters will only receive Rewards on their actual spend, not solely from redeeming Rewards.

For example, if a supporter redeems £20 Rewards on a £50 item, they will only earn Rewards on the £30 they spend.

REDEEMING REWARDS

Where can I spend my Rewards?

You can spend your Rewards in the Bristol Sport store at Ashton Gate or the online shop (shop.bristol-sport.co.uk). To do this, present your Season Card or Membership Card at the till when purchasing, or log in with your Bristol Sport Club Account online. Please note this must be linked to your correct Supporter ID number. When purchasing online your Rewards will be available at checkout and you should select them as the payment option. Please note you are unable to earn/spend Rewards when paying via PayPal.

Is all merchandise included in the Rewards scheme?

You will be able to receive & spend Rewards on all merchandise in-store and via the online superstore. The following items are excluded from the Rewards scheme:

  • Items which are already discounted.
  • Gift Cards.
  • Plastic Bags.
  • Any item which carries a charitable donation.

Can Rewards be redeemed on tickets?

No, Rewards can only be redeemed on merchandise for the 2021/22 season.

Does my Rewards balance expire at any point?

Yes, your Rewards will expire on Friday, April 29th, 2022.

Will supporters be warned when their Rewards balance is about to expire?

Yes, we will send you regular email reminders throughout the season detailing your Rewards balance.  Please keep your details updated, such as your email address to make sure that you will be able to receive any communications from the club regarding your Rewards balance.

What is the minimum amount of Rewards I can redeem?

The minimum Rewards that can be redeemed is 1 pence on merchandise purchasers of £1 or more only.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Please note all terms and conditions apply for the 2021/22 season

Enrolment into the Rewards scheme is automatic for all 2021/22 Season Card holders, Members and VIP seasonal hospitality clients. If you do not wish to take part in the scheme, please opt-out by emailing marketing@bristol-sport.co.uk. By taking part in the scheme, you agree to comply with these terms and conditions.

Enrolment into the scheme cannot be combined with any other Bristol Sport offers or promotions. Exceptions may be decided by the club and will be communicated in situations where Rewards is available.

The Club’s decision as to the amount of the initial balance issued to Season Card holders, Members and VIP seasonal hospitality clients is at the club’s discretion.

Rewards is only awarded based on a supporter’s Net Spend. Net Spend means the total price paid by a qualifying member after the value of any Rewards redemption has been excluded from the transaction. For example, if a qualifying Member bought a £50 home jersey which was partly paid for using £10 of Rewards, the qualifying Member’s Net Spend would be £40.

Between the date of the qualifying purchase and the date of the Rewards being issued, all Rewards will be treated as “pending”. Season Card holders & Members must produce their Season Card or Membership card at the time of purchase.

Rewards will not be issued (or will be cancelled) in circumstances where a purchase of any kind has been refunded after purchase.

Rewards can only be redeemed on official Bristol Sport Merchandise where the order value is above £1 from the following locations:

Online Superstore & Bristol Sport Store.

Rewards cannot be exchanged for any other Club vouchers or gift cards. Exclusions to redemption may apply from time to time and will be displayed on the different Club websites where applicable.

When redeeming Rewards in person, qualifying Members must produce their Season Card or Membership Card at point of sale to redeem Rewards. VIP seasonal hospitality clients must inform the cashier of their Supporter ID number. The Club reserves the right to ask for photo identification upon redemption of Rewards.

Once a qualifying Member has redeemed a certain value of Rewards, their Rewards balance will be reduced by that amount. If a qualifying Member accrues and redeems all of their Rewards, their Rewards balance will reduce to and restart from zero.

The Club reserves the right without notice or liability to any qualifying Member or any other third party:

  1. a) to vary the Scheme, and these terms and conditions, from time to time; and/or
  2. b) to discontinue the Scheme at any point; and/or
  3. c) to exclude any individual or class of qualifying members from membership of the Scheme from time to time; and/or
  4. d) to alter the Rewards percentages which are used for the redemption of Rewards; and/or
  5. e) to exclude certain product lines from the scheme; and/or
  6. f) to suspend or terminate any qualifying members Rewards account and/or cancel any Rewards collected by a qualifying Member at any time where reasonable e.g. where there has been a breach of these terms or conditions or in cases of suspected fraud.

If a qualifying Season Card holder or Member’s Season Card or Membership Card is replaced for any reason (e.g. lost or stolen) then the balance of their Rewards will be added to the new card within 24 hours of issue. If the Season Card or Membership card has already been redeemed at the point that the Season Card or Membership Card becomes lost or stolen, then the newly issued card will have no Rewards included.

If any product purchased with Rewards is exchanged or refunded, any money owing as a result of such exchange or refund will be added to the balance of Rewards on the qualifying member’s Rewards account. Cash refunds are not available in these circumstances.

Rewards is non-transferable between qualifying members and any other individual.

Rewards cannot be exchanged for or for a paper voucher.

The minimum spend required in-store or online to redeem Rewards is £1.

If a Season Card or Membership is cancelled for any reason, then the Rewards balance related to that Season Card holder will be void and the Club accepts no liability in these circumstances.

Each supporter’s Rewards balance will expire automatically on Friday, April 29th, 2022. Therefore, any Rewards not redeemed before that date will be null and void. The Club will send email reminders to warn supporters when their balance is about to expire.