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So, Just got my 'online only' membership.  the club have sure made a mountain out of a molehill.   Instead of a digital card I would store on my phone, I have to access 'tickets' to each individual game.  Talk about making things harder than they needed to be.  I just want the barcode in an easy to use place so I can get into the game, into my premium seating area, and to the bar!  I dont want to have to take 6 steps on my phone to do it when it should be there in one.

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So, now I get it. As a "digital" member I receive nothing in the mail. not even any stickers for the car

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As you've selected to Go Digital in 2020, your membership card and two bonus general admission tickets are now accessible via the Melbourne Football Club app.

As a digital member, you won’t be receiving a membership pack and card in the mail.

If you have selected a scarf as your member choice item, this can be collected from the Melbourne Club Hub at any MCG home game*. *. If you have selected a $25 Demon Shop voucher, it will be sent to you via email.

 

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29 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

So, now I get it. As a "digital" member I receive nothing in the mail. not even any stickers for the car

 

You can have mine DC.

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5 minutes ago, old dee said:

You can have mine DC.

think i made a mistake going digital

downloads every game. rooted if phone goes flat. have to pull out phone, find app every time i goto or leave seat 

don't know why i need separate ticket for each game, why not just one barcode as now with plastic card

hopefully i've got this all wrong and it won't be too bad

i hope there is an option to print a membership card (as an alternative and backup)

they also switched me to auto debit for the third year in a row after telling them each year that i want to be manual .........i try to have zero or close to automatic debits

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9 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

think i made a mistake going digital

downloads every game. rooted if phone goes flat. have to pull out phone, find app every time i goto or leave seat 

don't know why i need separate ticket for each game, why not just one barcode as now with plastic card

hopefully i've got this all wrong and it won't be too bad

i hope there is an option to print a membership card (as an alternative and backup)

they also switched me to auto debit for the third year in a row after telling them each year that i want to be manual .........i try to have zero or close to automatic debits

Sounds like it is run by Myki DC. I have two auto debit s and this one of them. 

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Membership numbers as of today 7 February....31,519

This is 2808 down on the same day last year.

The saints have 36,877 at the moment, while North have 31,910

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On 12/17/2019 at 9:26 PM, dl4e said:

Agreed. This digital business is way too technical for me.

I rejected the digital avenue. The lanyard with the card is the footy season security blanket. It worked, too. As I go out of the ground a fair bit during the breaks to breathe that enchanting Benson & Hedges aroma, the card is quick, no queues, and is identifiable for the seat attendants in the Members' areas. Flash and sit, I call it. 

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On 2/7/2020 at 4:36 PM, Deemania since 56 said:

I rejected the digital avenue. The lanyard with the card is the footy season security blanket. It worked, too. As I go out of the ground a fair bit during the breaks to breathe that enchanting Benson & Hedges aroma, the card is quick, no queues, and is identifiable for the seat attendants in the Members' areas. Flash and sit, I call it. 

is there any way to print a card yourself as a backup

i'm starting to regret going digital....should have been digital + card

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18 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

is there any way to print a card yourself as a backup

i'm starting to regret going digital....should have been digital + card

In a printer?......It is only a bar code,either on your phone or a piece of plastic or paper.

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16 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

In a printer?......It is only a bar code,either on your phone or a piece of plastic or paper.

yeah i thought of that, but just a barcode won't help with seat attendant 

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On 2/7/2020 at 4:36 PM, Deemania since 56 said:

I rejected the digital avenue. The lanyard with the card is the footy season security blanket. It worked, too. As I go out of the ground a fair bit during the breaks to breathe that enchanting Benson & Hedges aroma, the card is quick, no queues, and is identifiable for the seat attendants in the Members' areas. Flash and sit, I call it. 

Not a smoker but I went the same way. Old school. The cards (for me and the spouse) arrived this week, two months after payment, but then the club did say they'd be arriving after Christmas.

I am OK with the package: cards and three stickers. The magnetic fixture could be handy but probably won't be used, just like every other year. Otherwise there's no wastage.

Interestingly both our memberships turned up in one envelope addressed to just one of us: now that's efficient cost cutting.

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On 2/7/2020 at 11:37 AM, george_on_the_outer said:

Membership numbers as of today 7 February....31,519

This is 2808 down on the same day last year.

The saints have 36,877 at the moment, while North have 31,910

Below North is a worry, but I think we have more capacity for growth. The Saints have had good press and are seriously upbeat so that's to be expected.

It is annoying how fickle some of our crew are.

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On 1/13/2020 at 2:55 PM, daisycutter said:

So, now I get it. As a "digital" member I receive nothing in the mail. not even any stickers for the car

 

The card only pathway worked for me - an interstate/armchair member - as it has those two extra games (that are available with the digital on-phone pathway. So, interstate/card still gets 5 game entries, and 'she who must be obeyed', the 'hand-brake', gets the same membership deal. It costs a fraction more than the digital, even fo interstate members, but it is worth it for the types of trips that I make to mighty Melbourne to touch base with my heritage.

Opted out of the parcel deal, as well, as over the years, the merchandise mounts - and last year I won the door prize at the interstate luncheon in the Sporting Globe pub, which was a $400 gift voucher at the Demons shop at the MCG - so I am well equipped with other Club paraphernalia. The old 'flash and sit' card is the way to go and cannot be superceded adequately - provided that little Club window in the Southern Stand stays in operation to collect tickets for guests. 'Carna Dees!

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I got the card in the mail, but have taken a photo of the bar code with my phone. Will see if that scans in R1. Could make keeping tabs of the card's whereabouts a lot easier

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On 2/7/2020 at 11:37 AM, george_on_the_outer said:

Membership numbers as of today 7 February....31,519

This is 2808 down on the same day last year.

The saints have 36,877 at the moment, while North have 31,910

Was there a breakdown on the types of memberships? 

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North Melbourne have a special running today. Buy a 5 game membership and get upgraded  automatically to an 11 game. With the exception of the Suns and GWS surely this is a first? I’m guessing it’s aimed at new members or disgruntled old ones. 

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On 2/9/2020 at 6:54 PM, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Was there a breakdown on the types of memberships? 

No

11 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

North Melbourne have a special running today. Buy a 5 game membership and get upgraded  automatically to an 11 game. With the exception of the Suns and GWS surely this is a first? I’m guessing it’s aimed at new members or disgruntled old ones. 

The Saints ran a $1 membership 2 years ago.  They got about 4K "members" who miraculously appeared in their membership total in June of that year. Trouble was their income membership for that year actually dropped. ....but hey good story to tell the sponsors!

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On 2/9/2020 at 5:54 PM, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Was there a breakdown on the types of memberships? 

I have a feeling if we get off to a good start our membership no's will rise above North and nearer Or past Saints by season tally.
That is some new and returning others from last season. 
watch this space !!!

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There was an article in the herald sun a little while ago comparing basic 11 game membership prices and contents:

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/heres-how-to-find-the-best-afl-membership-deal/news-story/d7220bad569c78023e7a3cb758ab3b4a

Our prices are generally around $20 more expensive than Richmond's at all age levels, despite us winning just 2 of 11 home games last season. It is no wonder that our numbers are down.

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8 hours ago, 58er said:

I have a feeling if we get off to a good start our membership no's will rise above North and nearer Or past Saints by season tally.
That is some new and returning others from last season. 
watch this space !!!

No doubt but they are just as quick to go if success in not sustained.

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12 hours ago, poita said:

There was an article in the herald sun a little while ago comparing basic 11 game membership prices and contents:

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/heres-how-to-find-the-best-afl-membership-deal/news-story/d7220bad569c78023e7a3cb758ab3b4a

Our prices are generally around $20 more expensive than Richmond's at all age levels, despite us winning just 2 of 11 home games last season. It is no wonder that our numbers are down.

If we also had 88,000 plus members I guess we could afford to lower the price as well. It’s like Made in China but with quality over there. Our low numbers have absolutely nothing to do with price. 

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14 hours ago, poita said:

There was an article in the herald sun a little while ago comparing basic 11 game membership prices and contents:

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/heres-how-to-find-the-best-afl-membership-deal/news-story/d7220bad569c78023e7a3cb758ab3b4a

Our prices are generally around $20 more expensive than Richmond's at all age levels, despite us winning just 2 of 11 home games last season. It is no wonder that our numbers are down.

Would have nothing to do with it

It's more relevant what OUR prices were last year if you wish to make Price comparison but this is nothing really.

Numbers are best except for last season and if we start well I believe will spike quite well during early rounds.

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not sure how much it will hurt but Last year at our local Footy club ( which Im told is the biggest Junior Club) , We had the option of either a Melbourne JNR membership when we paid our fees or St Kilda , this year we have only Saints 

Im told we had near 900 Juniors last year.

I didnt tick the St Kilda option for all 3 of my kids that play and then received a email from them saying would i like the free membership, Not sure they will read my reply , but i stated in no uncertain terms NO.

 

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Mine too forever as usual. Now they want me to go digital. I’m not one for using my phone for everything, so I refused. Hope they don’t make it compulsory next year

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