Kobo e-readers sold on their Canadian and US website now come with bonus Super Points. The Kobo Aura One gives you 12,000 points, Kobo H2o has 9,000 points and the Clara HD has a respectable 6,000. Super Points can be redeemed for ebooks from self-published titles via Writing Life or big publishers, but these require more points for redemption.
Kobo Super Points is a loyalty program that launched in 2015. It rewards you with 100 points for every $10 you spend on e-books and digital magazines. You can use the virtual currency to get free books, the average title costs around 2,400 points and there are over a million of them to select from. If you manage to accrue 4,500 points you can enroll yourself in the Kobo VIP program which saves you 10% off everything in their bookstore and you can also select one free e-book a year.
It is rumored that Kobo is going to be making changes to the Super Points program and in last year they started to solicit feedback from their hardcore users on what type of new features they would like. Some ideas that were tossed around were; a custom VIP support line, access to exclusive book launches and facetime with an author and select discounts/offers from other brands.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.