Commack, NY—Tamron USA announced the launch of its new VIP Club for registered owners of multiple Tamron lenses. The program, which becomes effective next month, will include select users who have registered their Tamron lenses through the company’s online warranty registration system since May 2011 through January 15, 2018.
There will be three VIP Club levels. The Silver level is for those having registered four purchased lenses. The Gold benefits those having registered five purchased lenses, and Platinum is for those who register six or more purchased lenses.
Club membership will be evaluated each year to include new members who qualify and to increase the level of existing members if applicable. The Tamron VIP Club will be in effect February 15, 2018, and 2018 members will be notified by e-mail. Complete rules and details of the program are available at tamron-usa.com/vipclub.
2018 VIP Club Silver Level Benefits
Tamron owners who have purchased and registered four lenses during the time frame of May 2011 and January 15, 2018 are eligible for these 2018 membership perks: a welcome gift; a $50 bonus rebate each year of Silver status toward any Tamron lens; and 50% off one Tamron event ticket each year of Silver status.
Benefits also include a 10% discount on non-warranty repairs; an invitation to participate in the Tamron VIP member contest; and three issues of the new Tamron magazine mailed to the member’s home.
2018 Gold Level Benefits
Tamron owners who have purchased and registered five lenses during the time frame are eligible for these 2018 membership benefits: a welcome gift; a T-shirt; a $75 bonus rebate each year of Gold status toward any Tamron lens; and 50% off two Tamron event tickets each year of Gold status. In addition, Gold members will receive a free pass to one event per year of Gold status; a 15% discount on non-warranty repairs; and an invitation to participate in Tamron’s VIP member contest. Moreover, they will be mailed three issues of Tamron magazine.
2018 Platinum Level Benefits
Tamron owners who have purchased and registered six or more lenses during the time frame are eligible for these 2018 membership perks: a welcome gift; a T-shirt; Tamron apparel; and a $100 bonus rebate each year of Platinum status toward any Tamron lens. Furthermore, they will receive 50% off three Tamron event tickets each year of Platinum status. They will also get two free passes to any Tamron event per year if available (excludes summit).
Platinum benefits also include: a 20% discount on non-warranty repairs; a lifetime limited warranty on any new Tamron lens purchased and registered within two years of club induction at the Platinum level; free shipping on any lens sent in for repair; exclusive access to the Tamron Photo Tips Hotline; and free two-week lens loaners, if available. Platinum members will also receive an invitation to a four-day workshop (the Workshop Summit, see below) if qualified; an invitation to participate in the Tamron VIP member contest; an invitation for a chance to be profiled on the Tamron website; and three issues of Tamron magazine.
The Workshop Summit
Members of the Tamron VIP Club Platinum level whose latest lens purchase and lens registration was within the past two years as of January 15, 2018 will also be invited to a four-day/three-night Workshop Summit. Scheduled for fall 2018, the Workshop Summit is limited to 25 participants, on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Invitations will be sent to qualifying Platinum members in spring 2018 by priority mail. The Workshop Summit includes three nights of hotel accommodations, meals, transportation to/from the hotel and airport in the destination city, workshop transportation, the workshop and loaner lenses. Airfare, home airport transportation and other incidentals are not included. The Workshop Summit will be offered each year. Platinum level members may participate in one Workshop Summit during the life of the program.
Registering Tamron Lenses
Tamron lens owners are encouraged to register their new purchases at tamron-usa.com (click link to go to registration page). Registration owners will receive instant serial number verification to ensure that a Tamron USA imported lens with a six-year limited USA warranty and eligibility for any qualifying rebate has been purchased.
They will also have access to product information in the event of loss or theft; custom support if service is ever required; and priority contact in the rare event Tamron discovers an issue with the registered product.
Also, if subscribers are selected, they will be invited to local workshops, seminars and sales events. They will also receive a subscription to the Tamron e-newsletter and exclusive promotional offers. In addition, registrants now have the benefit of becoming a Tamron VIP Club member when membership level requirements are met. tamron-usa.com/vipclub