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New movie added to Your Choice auction

auc_choicemoviepackNow available in Your Choice Movie Pack auctions: Guardians of the Galaxy (3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital Copy) OR (DVD). Remember, with Your Choice auctions, you get to pick the movie title you want and receive 50 TCredits!

About the movie: An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

As of now, auction winners can choose from among the following 24 choices (all in Blu-ray and/or DVD packs):

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Argo
  • Avatar
  • Godzilla
  • Gravity
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Iron Man 3
  • Frozen
  • Lone Survivor
  • Man of Steel
  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  • Prometheus
  • Skyfall
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • World War Z

We refresh the list regularly with popular new releases and classics, so stay tuned!

i-forum_arrowLog in at the SFI Affiliate Center, then head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers.


SFI Forum update

As you may know, due to recent cyber-attacks, our very popular SFI forum had to be taken offline.  We know that MANY of you are greatly missing the forum (so are we!), and we want everyone to know we are working as quickly as we can to return the forum to the Affiliate Center.

By the way, there’s an old saying that says, “When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade!” In that spirit, we are looking at making some major improvements to the forum and adding some exciting new features.

Stay tuned for updates and thank you for bearing with us.


Currently under attack

Our sites are currently under attack.  We suspect that this is in response to our new MRP/TCredits policy announced earlier in the week.

As a defensive measure, the forum has been taken down temporarily.

We are working as quickly as we can to stabilize everything.  Additional updates will be posted here.  Thank you for your understanding.

 


Introducing…Bid & Build!

We are very excited today to announce a brand new program which allows you to build your team of PSAs while simply bidding at Pricebenders.

Here’s how it works:

Each time you bid at Pricebenders, you’ll now be credited towards a new, freshly-generated SFI affiliate sign-up.  Once you reach 50 bids, you’ll automatically earn the new PSA (delivered typically within 5 days)!  It’s that easy…and it’s a 100% free bonus!  The new PSA will then be added to your genealogy and you can begin working with them!

So that you can follow your progress, all eligible auctions will now sport this banner:

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With every bid, the blue background will rise and the counter number will increase towards the magic number of 50.

To start earning your free bonus PSAs from the B&B (Bid & Build) program, just choose an auction you’d like to win from the schedule HERE and start bidding.


 LIMITS

At this time, so that everyone has an opportunity to earn B&B PSAs, there is a limit of two PSAs per affiliate that can be earned each day.

Also, please note that B&B is a 30-day test program.  However, if it proves popular, we will look to make the B&B program available indefinitely and with larger daily limits, too.


 FAQs

Q: If I’m earning B&B PSAs while bidding, will I still earn MRP and Action VersaPoints, too?
Yes!  Now, your bids can earn you MRP, VersaPoints AND free, brand new, income-boosting PSAs…while also having the opportunity to win the great product you’re bidding on of course, too!

Q: Do I have to pay anything extra to earn these B&B PSAs?
No, all you have to is bid. It’s a completely free bonus for you as an SFI affiliate.

Q: When will I receive the PSAs I earn?
B&B PSAs are an extension of our PSAs To Go program and, therefore, have the same delivery times of, typically, five days or less.

Q: How will I know when I’ve received my PSA and they are in my Genealogy?
You will receive an email notification each time you earn a new PSA.

Q: What if I don’t reach 50 bids before an auction ends or I decide to quit bidding?
Whatever number of bids you’ve placed towards B&B is “banked.”  You can pick up right where you left off at any other auction, now or at another time.

Q: Can I bid on two or more auctions at the same time and earn B&B PSAs?
Yes.

Q: If I come up short of 50 today, can I pick up where I left off tomorrow or the next day?
So long as the B&B program is still available, yes, you can stop and start any time you want.  We’ll automatically keep track of where you are towards your next B&B PSA for you.

Q: Once I’ve earned my limit of two B&B PSAs for the day, what happens if I keep bidding?
You’ll keep earning MRP and VersaPoints but bids won’t be credited towards any more B&B PSAs until the start of the next day.

Q: How long will the B&B program be available?
At least 30 days.  However, if the program proves to be popular and helps drive additional activity at Pricebenders, we will look to make it available indefinitely. So it’s up to our affiliates!

Q: How are B&B PSAs generated?
B&B PSAs are an extension of our PSAs To Go program.  Hence, they are generated exactly the same way as PSAs To Go.  You can review those details HERE.

Q: What happens if an auction I’m bidding on is cancelled?
Though rare, auctions do get cancelled occasionally due to technical issues.  Should this occur on an auction where you have been bidding towards a B&B PSA, your TCredits will be refunded and the amount of credit towards any B&B PSAs will be reversed.

Q: How are the PSAs assigned?
All B&B PSAs will be assigned on a simple first-come, first-served basis.  Hence, you may receive PSAs who reside in numerous countries around the world.

Q: If I receive a PSA with a bad email address, can I exchange it?
Bad email addresses are rare, but unless there are other, special circumstances, we cannot replace PSAs earned from the B&B program.

Q: Do bidders who are not SFI affiliates also see the B&B banner and earn affiliates?
No.

Q: Is it possible that you will increase the daily limit to more than two PSAs?
Yes, but we need to see how the program works for at least a few weeks before we can commit to higher limits.

Q: I don’t want to build a downline, I just want to win Pricebenders auctions.  Can I opt out of the B&B program?
Yes, you can opt out of receiving B&B PSAs <link coming>.


 

i-forum_arrowLog in at the SFI Affiliate Center, then head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers.


New MRP, TCredits, and W3 policies

Due to ongoing, large-scale fraud involving the use of MRP (Member Rewards Points) and TCredits as payment options for ECA product listings and member-listed products, we are making changes related to these options.

Effective immediately, MRP and TCredits may be used ONLY as payment for TC Direct products and the products of select ECAs.

Special Note to ECAs: ALL ECA accounts are currently set to not accept MRP or TCredits.  However, we will be going through all 6000+ ECAs over the coming weeks to identify those qualified to accept MRP/TCredits.  Qualifications will be based on years in business, years as TripleClicks ECAs, sales/refunds history, and so on.  If you are approved, all of your products will immediately regain the option of payment via MRP or TCredits.  Please be patient while we review every ECA account.

Also due to fraud, we are eliminating the weekly W3 (WAVE3) cash drawing.


i-forum_arrowLog in at the SFI Affiliate Center, then head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers.


Summer Leadership Challenge Winners

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We are pleased to announce the names of the 219 SFI affiliates who qualified for our 2014 Summer Leadership Challenge contest–which ended September 30, 2014.

You can peruse all of our Level 1 though Level 5 winners HERE.

Winners: We tip our hats to all of you for your accomplishment!  Out of over 1 million affiliates, only 218 others besides yourself were able to qualify, making you part of a VERY elite group!  CONGRATULATIONS!

We’d like to especially recognize the following 18 affiliates who qualified for Level 5:

  • Adam Harding
  • Barry Watson
  • Brian Futureco
  • Brian Mario Fernandes
  • Chris Simpson
  • Fabrizio Perotti
  • Ghulam Hussain
  • Giuseppe Francavilla
  • John Gilmore
  • Joseph Morni
  • Khamis Khamis
  • Loris Simcic Srok
  • Prince Boro
  • Saša Jovanović
  • Stone Evans
  • Tanja Draksler
  • Zafer Iqbal
  • Zlatko Porga

Great job, winners, and we thank you for all of your fantastic leadership within the SFI community.  YOU ROCK!

P.S. The new 2014 Fall Leadership Challenge is currently running.  Learn more here.

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