Policies: Membership Benefits
December 29, 2010 (published) | March 8, 2019 (revised)

Membership Benefits


VIN members are entitled to several benefits as part of their membership. These include VIN Rewards, VIN Store and eVetsites discounts.

What is the purpose of the VIN Rewards Program?
Who is Eligible for VIN Rewards?
Who is NOT Eligible for VIN Rewards?
How Do I earn VIN Rewards Points?
How Much are My VIN Rewards Points Worth?
How Do I Find Out How Many VIN Rewards Points I Have?
How Do I Redeem my VIN Rewards Points?
How Do I Lose VIN Rewards Points?
What Else Should I Know about VIN Rewards (the fine print)?
What VIN Store benefits do I get?
What eVetSites benefits do I get?
What VIN Practice Communications benefits do I get?

What is the purpose of the VIN Rewards Program?

The VIN Rewards program was initiated to demonstrate commitment and appreciation to long-standing and loyal community members, rather than the usual practice of offering rewards to attract new members as we have all experienced in and outside the veterinary profession.

Who is eligible for VIN Rewards?

VIN Rewards are earned for each fully paid (and not discounted) month of membership.

Who is NOT eligible for VIN Rewards?

Members who pay reduced rates (recent graduates, academics, etc.) and Members who have payment groups, are not eligible to earn or redeem VIN Rewards points. Only members who pay non-discounted rates are eligible to earn VIN Rewards points.

How do I earn VIN Rewards Points?

You earn one VIN Rewards point for each fully paid month of individual membership.

Note: Free time, such as previously redeemed VIN Rewards months and free trial periods do not count as fully paid months.

How much are My VIN Rewards Points worth?

VIN Rewards Points have NO CASH VALUE.

VIN Rewards Points can only be redeemed in exchange for free months of VIN membership.

13 VIN Rewards Points earn one free month of VIN membership.

Note: VIN Rewards Points belonging to individuals joining a payment group are not eligible for redemption. However, if the member later leaves the group or the group disbands, and the member opts to continue their VIN membership, the points remain available for individual membership redemption.

How do I find out how many VIN Rewards Points I have?

Your total available points are printed on your receipt for membership charges.

How do I redeem my VIN Rewards Points?

VIN Rewards points may be redeemed for FREE VIN Membership time.

13 VIN Rewards points earned as an individual may be redeemed for one FREE MONTH of VIN Membership time for that individual.

Individuals may redeem VIN Rewards Points for a maximum of 2 FREE months of VIN Membership time per 12 consecutive calendar months.

Redeem your VIN Rewards by sending email to VINGRAM@vin.com or calling VIN membership services at 800-700-4636 or 530-756-4881.

Your active participation in redeeming your points allows us to verify that we have your current contact information (address, phone, email, etc).

Will I lose my VIN Rewards Points if I cancel my membership?

All VIN Rewards Points expire upon any interruption of your VIN Membership unless that interruption results from an error or miscommunication on the part of the VIN Membership Team.

What else should I know about VIN Rewards (the fine print)?

Free time, such as previously redeemed VIN Rewards months and free trial periods do not count as fully paid months.

VIN Reward Points CANNOT be traded, sold or in any way transferred between individuals.

The VIN Rewards Program and Program Rules can be changed or canceled at any time without notice.

What VIN Store benefits do I get?

VIN Members lots of Free stuff for your practice and to show your VINner pride. More details are available at: Bookstore FAQ's

What eVetSites benefits do I get?

eVetSites is a VIN service company that creates and maintains practice websites. VIN Members receive a free 30 day trial period to create their own private website with our eVetSites Online Builder. And VIN members save 33% off the normal low eVetsite monthly fee. More details are available at: http://www.evetsites.com/

What VIN Practice Communications benefits do I get?

VIN Practice Communications - VetTools, eVetSites - is part of the VIN family created to help you communicate with your staff, connect with clients, and succeed at your practice.

VIN Practice Communications develops services that streamline practice management and enhance patient care while increasing the value of your veterinary services and improving your practice’s performance. The suite of services include:

VetTools client communications were created to have all the features you need to help you save time at your practice, generate more visits, and build even stronger relationships with your clients. This client engagement solution offers appointment confirmations, health reminders, marketing, reviews, text messaging, and more. VIN Members receive a discount on their monthly subscription. 

eVetSites offers websites for the veterinary profession while helping you build an informative, creative online presence. $49 per month for VIN members.

For more information about VIN Practice Communications call (800) 454-0576 or email vinxsupport@vin.com