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Recommend PAM membership and get gift card rewards 

We reward members of PAM who recommend PAM membership. If your friend joins PAM, you can choose from S Group, Lidl and K Group gift cards. One recruited member gets you a €10 gift card, five recruited members gets you a €250 gift card.  

 

You can earn gift cards worth hundreds of euros! The more members you get, the better you earn!

We will reward PAM members who recommend PAM. When your friend joins the union, you will receive a gift card as a reward. Even the new member benefits: (s)he gets security in working life and good benefits like career coaching and the Cityshoppari app!

It is easy to recommend PAM: You can send a message in Messenger or WhatsApp via the recommendation site, or a ready email or postcard. You can recommend PAM to your colleague, friend or even a relative! Or do you know someone who is studying for a profession in the service sector? Then recommend our student membership!

Send a referral message here!

Why should you recommend PAM membership to your friends? 

When you recommend PAM membership, remember to tell your friends that PAM offers you security in your working life, as well as fantastic membership benefits such as career coaching and the CityShoppari app. To help your recruitment, you can use this example of what the membership benefits include. The stories of people in the service sector also include some good reasons for a PAM membership. 

PAM rewards its members for recommendations

The reward system is divided into periods. The number of members you recruit in each period determines the value of the gift card you get for each period. The more members you recruit, the more you earn! 

Periods in 2024: 1 January–30April, 1  May–31August and 1 September-31 December. 

1 member€10 gift card  
2 members€20 gift card
3 members€30 gift card
4 members€40 gift card 
5 members€250 gift card
6 members€260 gift card
7 members€270 gift card
8 members€280 gift card
9 members€290 gift card 
10 members€500 gift card
11 members€510 gift card
etc.

1 student memberno rewards
2 new members€10 gift card
3 new members20 € gift card
4 new members30 € gift card
5 new members100 € gift card
6 new members110 € gift card
7 new members120 € gift card
8 new members130 € gift card
9 new members140 € gift card 
10 new members150 € gift card
11 new members160 € gift card
12 new members170 € gift card
13 new members180 € gift card
14 new members190 € gift card 
15 jäsentä200 € gift card 
16 new members210 € gift card
17 new members220 € gift card
18 new members230 € gift card
19 new members240 € gift card
20 new members€260 gift card (maximum for each three-month period, no rewards for additional members)

Recommendations are easy to do online! 

You can send your friend a pre-written message on Messenger, or to your whole workplace team on WhatsApp! When you send a message through the recommendation pages, your recommendation information will be automatically included in the signup form.  

The recruited members must be members of PAM when the member recruitment information is checked. This happens in the middle of the month after the end of the recruitment period. We only reward one person for recruiting each new member.  

Are you a union representative?

As a staff representative you have an important role in recommending PAM membership

As an elected staff representative, you have an important role in promoting PAM membership. So do offer membership to as many people as possible! A new member gets security in working life and great member benefits. The first calendar month is free. To help your recruitment, you can use this example of what the membership benefits include.

PAM rewards its members for recommendations

The reward system is divided into periods. The number of members you recruit in each period determines the value of the gift card you get for each period. The more members you recruit, the more you earn! 

Periods in 2024: 1 January–30April, 1  May–31August and 1 September-31 December. 

Union representatives’ reward system is slightly different.  If you are a union representative, follow these instructions: 

Write your own name and membership number or date of birth in the “jäsenyyttä suositteli” (“recommended by”) section or ask the new member to fill them in. This is very important, because if the recommendation information is missing, or the signup form is never received, the information cannot be corrected later. If you send an email message to a friend through the recommendation website, your information will automatically be included in the signup form. 
If you use paper signup forms for the recommendation, it is best to enter the information on the form into the electronic signup form. This means that PAM immediately receives the signup form, and your recommendation information is automatically added to the member register. If you enter a new signup form electronically, you do not need to send the paper form to PAM.

MembersGift voucher
1 €10
2 €20
3 €30
4 40 €
5 €100
6 €110
7 €120
8 €130
9 €140
10 €250
11 €260
15 €350
20 €500
25 €600
30 750
35 €850 etc.

Rewards for new student members

Student memberGift voucher
1no reward
2€10
3€20
4€30
5€100
6€110
7€120
8€130
9€140
10€150
11€160
12€170
13€180
14€190
15€200
16€210
17€220
18€230
19€240
20260 € (maximum per period)

The recruited members must be members of PAM when the member recruitment information is checked. This happens in the middle of the month after the end of the recruitment period. We only reward one person for recruiting each new member.  

Recommendations are easy to do online! 

You can send your friend a pre-written message on Messenger, or to your whole workplace team on WhatsApp! When you send a message through the recommendation pages, your recommendation information will be automatically included in the signup form.  

Gift cards are taxable income  

PAM informs the Tax Administration of any gift cards you receive. According to the Tax Administration’s guidelines, gift cards are taxable income. 

Note: The Tax Administration needs your Finnish personal identity code (henkilötunnus). If you do not have a Finnish personal identity code, see the instructions on the page vero.fi/workinfinland

Redeem your gift cards in PAM’s online store 

After the reward period ends, you can choose the gift cards you have earned in PAM’s online store. The gift card information will be updated on the online store’s order page within about two weeks of the end of the recruitment period. You can choose several gift cards up to the amount of the reward you have earned with your recommendations. You can choose gift cards for multiple retail groups (S Group, Lidl, K Group). 

We will send you an email reminder about any gift cards you have earned. Please remember to keep your contact information up to date in PAM’s e-services. 

Please redeem your gift cards within one month of the end of the recruitment period. If you have not redeemed your gift card from the online shop within the set time, we will automatically send you the Lidl gift card with the amount you have accumulated during the recommendation period.

NOTE! Gift cards are taxable income and PAM reports the gift card amounts to the taxman.









Recruitment periodRedeem gift cards by
1 January–30 Aprilby 31May
1 May-31Augustby 31September
1September-31 Decemberby 31Januari 

Call to PAM’s employment helpline due to
uncertainty over pay. Call lasted around one hour.
0 € for PAM member (normal price 200 €/hour).
SAVING 200 €
Hourly charge for private lawyer around 200 €/h.
Webinar: Wellbeing at work and coping 0 € for PAM member (normal price 117 €)SAVING 117 €
Training in Jyväskylä included hotel stay and meals0 € for PAM member (normal price 370 €)SAVING 370 €
PAM personal career training and interview practice in our simulator. Training included job search documentation.0 € for PAM member
(normal price 300 €).
SAVING 300 €
PAM’s youth event with up-to-date information on the union’s activities, an escape room game and dinner0 € for PAM member
(normal price 75 €)
SAVING 75 €
Member and a group of friends also booked a Holiday Club apartment in Himos for the weekend.300 € for PAM member (normal price 525 €)SAVING 225 €
Benefits1287 €
Membership fee– 265 €
Benefit of membership+ 1022 €

Esimerkkilaskelma

Salary: 2 000€/kk, 25 000 €/vuosi
Membership fee 1,5 %: 30 €/kk, 375 €/vuosi
Tax deduction: 110 €
PAM membership costs
265€/year*
Benefits + 1 287 €
– Membership fee 265 €
= Benefit of membership +1022 €

 

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