When you first register, you become a regular member. On your VIP Card would appear a date, which is exactly one year ahead of the date that you have joined. This date is not an expiration date for your card, your points, or your membership. The computer automatically renews your account each year and your points carry over into the next year. The date that appears on your card is a reminder about how long you have to accumulate a certain amount of loyalty points to move to a higher level. If you do not accumulate these winnings you remain a regular member for another year. The winnings are different from your balance: your balance is the points that you can spend on merchandise and your winning are the whole amount of points that you have been winning on the machines throughout the year.