If you are a new Yoto player owner, then we whole-heartedly recommend joining the Yoto Club! It's perfect for new owners to build up a great library of cards for their family. It's also the secret to free shipping and other discounts! This post will tell you all about the Yoto Club, how to join, and the perks you'll get.
- The Yoto Club is the best way to build your Yoto Library!
- What is the Yoto Club?
- Pros of the Yoto Club - it's awesome for new Yoto owners!
- Cons of the Yoto Club
- 1 Yoto Club Credit = 1 Card ... Packs included!
- Don't want to "spend" your credits?
- Yoto Club FAQ
- Best Yoto Club Cards for Toddlers and Young Kids
- Best Yoto Club Cards For School Age Kids
- Best Yoto Club Cards for Older Kids
- Best Yoto Club Cards For Bedtime
- Best Yoto Club Music Cards
The Yoto Club is the best way to build your Yoto Library!
One way to increase your Yoto collection is the Yoto Club. The Yoto Club has been around for a few years, but it's gone through an overhaul recently. Here's everything you need to know about the current version of the Yoto Club in 2023.
What is the Yoto Club?
The Yoto Club is basically a subscription service for Yoto. If you have a Yoto player and want to build your collection, the Yoto Club is the cheapest way to do that.
For your first month, you get to choose two cards. Then every month after that, you get two credits so you can choose more cards each month. You can use your credits right away and get two new cards each month, or you can save them for the future. They do, however, expire after 12 months, so you'll need to use your credits within a year.
To know which cards you can choose for the Club, click the Yoto Club filter (a green toggle on the top right). Then you'll be able to see what cards are available. The collection added to Yoto and to the Yoto Club is always growing, so you will have new options to choose from often. Pick the ones you want and check out.
After you choose your cards and check out, your cards are available instantly on the app for you to listen to. You will receive your cards in the mail shortly.
Pros of the Yoto Club - it's awesome for new Yoto owners!
The Yoto Club is a really great deal. Most Yoto cards on their own are between $6-13 each, so spending $10 a month to get two of them will definitely save you money as you grow your collection.
Being a member of the Yoto Club is the cheapest way to quickly and consistently build your Yoto card collection.
Other perks you get through the Yoto Club are 10% off everything at all times (even during sales!) and free shipping on all orders.
What's the best time to join the club?
Answer: before you've actually purchased your Yoto!
It sounds silly, but think about it.
You could pay $9.99 for the month in a single transaction by joining the club here.
Then you can place a second transaction to purchase your actual Yoto Player for 10% off (saving you 11.99, and more than covering your first transaction). You'll get 10% off any accessories like an adventure jacket. Any cards you add to the order are discounted, AND you get the bonus of two more club cards free. And everything ships free!
Note that you have to join the club in it's own transaction, because you don't get the perks/dsicount until have you've paid for the club.
Cons of the Yoto Club
The Yoto Club isn't a good fit for every family. We recognize that and can't make a blanket statement that everyone should join.
The main reason people choose not to join the Yoto Club, or eventually cancel their subscription, is the card selection. If you're a longtime Yoto user and have a large collection already, then you may not see enough in the club cards to woo you.
Currently, the US version of the Yoto Club has 165 cards in it. While there is a good selection, not all cards are a good fit for everyone.
We always recommend people peruse the Club Card selections and then decide if they want to join. When looking at the card store on Yoto's website, you can select "Yoto Club Cards." This will bring up the cards available through the Club specifically.
Every month, Yoto adds a few cards and removes a few cards from the Club selection, so even though you might have a large card collection, you might want to consider checking back every so often to see if the Yoto Club has added cards you want now.
1 Yoto Club Credit = 1 Card ... Packs included!
Recently Yoto started offering multi-card packs as part of the Yoto club! This is awesome, and a great example of how they listen to their customers, who were asking for it.
The pattern has all been 1 credit = 1 card. Check out all the cards here.
This math follows for packs in the club as well. If the pack has 3 cards, then you can redeem it for 3 credits. If it has 6 cards, you'll need 6 credits, etc.
Note on pricing: many people think of club credits as having a monetary value (ie $5 a credit, etc). However, Yoto has never suggested such a black and white view of what the club gives you. A club membership includes the perks of free-shipping, a flat discount, and 2 credits a month. It does not break down to $5/credit.
Some people have being doing the math for packs and are complaining that it "costs" more to buy certain packs with credits instead of cash. But Yoto makes it clear that credits do NOT equal cash. People forget that Yoto is a business and has to cover their costs, especially with licensing agreements.
Don't want to "spend" your credits?
Scenario 1: "I want to buy a card that is in the club, but I don't want to spend my credit on it. How do I do this?"
Answer: you can't pick and choose. If you have a club card in the cart, it will apply any credits you have.
Workaround: Spend your credits and then purchase a club card outright when you don't have any credits. You can also just put them all in the cart and see that your credits will cover the most expensive Yoto Club Cards first.
Scenario 2: I don't want to spend all my credits on a pack, but they are automatically applying. What do I do."
Workaround: Put a few single Yoto Club cards in your cart, so that your credits no longer cover the pack. Then when you checkout, your credits will go towards the single cards only.
Yoto Club FAQ
How much does it cost?
Enrolling in the Yoto Club costs $10 a month or $100 a year.
If you choose to pay annually you'll save about $20 - it works out to $8.25 per month.
How do you join the Yoto Club?
Joining the Yoto Club is super easy. Just head to the website and subscribe!
What cards are available through the club?
The Yoto Club has lots of fun cards available! See them all here.
Some examples are: Anne of Green Gables, The Story of Babar, Soul, The Phantom Tollbooth, Are You My Mother, James and the Giant Peach, The Fairytale Hairdresser, 101 Dalmatians, Ramona and Beezus, and so many more.
How do I know what cards are leaving the Yoto club?
Head to this page and scroll down. There's a slider for cards new to the club and cards leaving the club. Usually 10 cards show up in each category on the first weekday of each month.
Can I cancel my subscription?
Yep! If you have gotten a lot of cards and no longer need or want any of the available cards, you can cancel your membership renewal. That means you keep the benefits you've paid for the allotted time, but your subscription will not renew.
If you've paid for an annual subscription, contact support for a pro-rated refund for unused months. There are absolutely people who joining for a few months on the monthly plan, cancel it and and then repeat. No harm, no foul.
In Fall 2023, Yoto changed their terms to stop issuing refunds for unused months of an annual membership. Their terms now say:
"Credits are not refundable once issued, on either monthly or annual subscriptions. By signing up for a membership, you acknowledge and agree to this.
Please note that cancelling an annual Yoto Club subscription only cancels its renewal. You will still receive all months that you have paid for when purchasing Yoto Club."
So basically, they don't give refunds, the same as many other companies.
What happens to my credits if I cancel?
If you cancel your membership and still have some credits saved up that you haven't used yet, you do get to keep those! They last 12 months before they expire.
However, note that you will no longer have the perk of free shipping without an active Club membership. But the credits themselves will still work even if your membership has been canceled.
Is the Yoto Club available worldwide?
Unfortunately, the Yoto Club is only available in the US and the UK right now, so if you're living in a different country or region, it's not currently available. They do say they'd like to bring it to more countries in the future, so you can always check back later!
If you have a Yoto player, especially if you just got one recently, you should really consider joining the Yoto Club. It's a cheap way to get 2 new cards every month!
Here are some of our favorite cards that you can get through the Yoto Club.
Best Yoto Club Cards for Toddlers and Young Kids
This classic collection tells the story of the Gruffalo in the woods. You'll also hear about a lost monkey, a witch flying on her broom, and more!
This is a musical collection that will help you travel through Brazil, Mali, and Ghana. Explore the cultures, sounds, foods, and more of new places.
If your kids get bored easily on summer road trips, you can try these Yoto cards. They have fun music with activities and tracks that help kids use their imagination and play games.
When Juno Valentine finds a room full of tons of different shoes, she finds step into the shoes, and lives, of women like Cleopatra, Serena Williams, Frida Kahlo, and more.
This Kidz Bop playlist has kid-friendly versions of Shake it Off, Uptown Funk, and other huge hits that will make your kids dance along.
Have you heard that dragons love tacos? So, if you're throwing a big party and you want the dragons to come, make sure you make a lot! But try to keep them away from the salsa.
This story is about a fish who is always pouting. Follow along as his friends try to help turn his frown into a smile.
Best Yoto Club Cards For School Age Kids
This collection has four stories about the Boxcar children - four orphans who want to stay together as a family. You'll hear about them on a private island, solving a mystery of a missing man, and visiting a run-down ranch.
Your kids will love these magical stories about witches, wizards, and other magical creatures. This collection has 10 stories that are perfect for creative and imaginative kids.
This card has over 15 stories about Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.
If your kids like the movie, then they'll enjoy the Yoto card version of the Encanto story. It's a little over two hours long, so it's great for a road trip or to listen to when your kids want to hear about Mirabel but you don't want to do screen time.
This Yoto card has fourteen tracks about some of history's most unique and interesting figures. Learn about Billie Jean King, Harry Houdini, and more.
Serena Williams has had an incredible career and faced things like sexism, racism, and more. But through it all, she became an Olympic champion and has won more Grand Slam titles than anyone. Learn all about her amazing life with this Yoto card.
Best Yoto Club Cards for Older Kids
Follow a serving girl, a mouse, a princess, and a rat as they each go on a journey that leads them into each other's lives and on the adventure of a lifetime.
Bestselling author Neil Gaiman writes a hilarious and entertaining story about time travel, aliens, piranhas, and just about everything else you can think of.
When a train that can go to impossible places (think: the ocean) rolls into Suzy's house one day, she decides to sneak on board. Suddenly, she is whisked away on a crazy journey.
This is the perfect Yoto card for any tween girl who loves fairytales. Ella is cursed at birth to be obedient to any command. Of course, this curse can be really harmful to Ella and others, so she sets off to break the curse.
Listen to three fun stories about everyone's favorite nanny - Mary Poppins.
Henry Huggins gets into lots of crazy situations with his dog Ribsy and his friend Ramona Quimby. Listen to all the mischief they get up to on Kilckitat Street!
This collection has the horrible history of the Tudors, the Romans, and more, complete with dreadful jokes and frightening facts that kids will enjoy.
The BrainBots are knowledge-gathering robots who want to teach kids as much as they can. This time it's about the human body! Kids can learn all about the cool stuff their bodies can do.
Best Yoto Club Cards For Bedtime
These ten stories are designed to help kids wind down before bed and listen to relaxing tales that will help them drift off to sleep.
These cards combine natural sounds with gentle music and they are perfect for young kids as they try to go to sleep.
Pianist Chad Lawson plays 13 beautiful songs on this Yoto card. If you're looking for piano music that is gentle and calm, this is perfect!
If you are looking for bedtime stories, this card has a collection of bedtime stories that are enchanting and short.
This collection has three bedtime meditations created by a Montessori teacher. The meditations are designed to guide children into a calm state while building their self-esteem.
Ladybird's sleepy stories are fun and gentle and perfect for sleep. Your kids will hear tales of a snowflake falling in the sky, a bubble, and more.
Listen to this collection of bedtime stories, with one told by Tim Peake while aboard an international space station.
Best Yoto Club Music Cards
This music charity produces catchy music full of upbeat songs. This Yoto card will have the whole family dancing!
This Yoto card is super fun, but you might want to be careful with it. It teaches kids that you can make music with your mouth! This fun Yoto card features all the amazing ways you can beatbox.
Caspar Babypants makes the Beatles songs kid-friendly with these upbeat covers.
Laurie Berkner and her band have created a fun album featuring fun times with mice, goldfish, dinosaurs, and more.
Jon Samson, a music therapist, created this album to encourage emotional growth as children listen to fun, upbeat songs.
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo wears a purple velvet tuxedo and combines hip hop and science fiction for this exciting collection and songs.
If you're new to Yoto or you are working on your Yoto card collection, the Yoto Club is a great way to build your collection. Plus, they are adding new cards often, so you shouldn't run out of card options any time soon.
Plus, once you sign up for the Yoto Club (or even if you don't), you can download our Yoto wishlist spreadsheet to keep track of the cards you want!
What's your favorite Yoto card you've gotten? Let us know below!