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About the Membership Point System

The points system will allow JbyJ members to participate in our online lottery, where participants can stand a chance to win great prizes.

There are 3 membership tiers which will be awarded according to the number of points accumulated each year, and the more points the member has, the number of attempts at winning the lottery also increases. Prizes and relevant terms and conditions may vary with each lottery. The membership tiers are as follows:

  • ● Bronze:0〜 1,999 points

  • ● Silver: 2,000 〜 2,999 points

  • ● Gold: 3,000 〜 3,999 points

Participation in the lottery will require a specific amount of accumulated points for one chance. Multiple entries are allowed. All accumulated points will expire by December each year. For more details on the lottery, please check out the announcement when it is out!

How to earn membership points

Members will earn points by carrying out the following activities on the JbyJ website, and related material, and points will expire at the end of each year. Points are awarded as follows:

Points Activities
10 • Opening of electronic direct mailer (EDM)
• Click on EDM links (10 points per link)
*You have to log in to your JbyJ account beforehand in order to start collecting points for the above activities
50 • Answering survey
• Filling in all required fields and ‘Preferences’ in member profile
• Voting for JbyJ campaign
100 • Register as a new member (existing members awarded automatically)
100 • Refer a friend to sign up as a new member. (Find out more about the programme here.)
500 • Participate in JNTO-organised event* or visit JNTO booth at Travel Fairs (check in at event by showing member QR code to staff)
1,000 • Check-in to JBYJ site or app from Japan. Members who allow geo-tracking will be checked-in automatically so that points will be awarded. Points are awarded once per month only.
• Birthday special for members! Just log in and update your own "My Japan Map" with the places you have visited in Japan and the ones you'd like to visit in the future, before heading over to H.I.S centre to get your gift. Plus, you also get 1000 member points when you present your JbyJ member QR code during your collection at the centre!​

All points are only awarded once per activity (ie. 10 points for opening an EDM, or 50 points for voting in JbyJ campaign) as multiple clicks for each acitivity are not counted)
*Events include: online events, meet-up events, etc.

Membership Status

While the points in the Bronze, Silver, Gold membership tiers expire within one year, the membership status is based on total lifetime accumulated points. The points will be reflected in the “My Profile” section upon login.

Based on the total accumulated lifetime points, the membership statuses are as follows

Japan Newbie 0~2,999 points
Japan Lover 3,000~4,999 points
Japan Fanatic 5,000~7,999 points
Japan Expert 8,000~9,999 points
Japan Master more than 10,000 points

Members can terminate their memberships, but all accumulated points will be lost.