On November 11, 2014, we introduced and began testing a new program called Bid & Build, which allows you to build your team of PSAs while simply bidding at Pricebenders.
Here’s how the new Bid & Build program–which will go live at 10 am CT on Tuesday, February 17th, works:
Each time you bid at Pricebenders, you can be credited towards a new, freshly-generated SFI affiliate sign-up. Once you reach 50 bids in an auction, 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:
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.
So that everyone has an opportunity to earn B&B PSAs, there is a limit of four PSAs per auction per affiliate that can be earned. Note that this is a significant increase from our previous limit of just two PSAs per day. In other words, you can now earn dozens of PSAs every day instead of just two!
Also, please note that this latest version of B&B is a test program. However, if it proves popular, we will look to make the B&B program available indefinitely.
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: When does this new B&B start?
The new B&B starts at 10 am on Tuesday, February 17th. The B&B program will operate under the old rules until that time.
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 PSAs 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?
To earn a PSA, you must reach 50 bids within an individual auction. If the auction ends before reaching 50 bids, it means you’re the last bidder and you’ve won the item you were bidding on.
Q: Can I bid on two or more auctions at the same time and earn B&B PSAs?
Yes, but remember that you must reach 50 bids within each auction to earn the PSAs. Bids from different auctions cannot be combined to earn PSAs.
Q: If I come up short of 50 today, can I pick up where I left off tomorrow or the next day?
No. To earn a PSA, you must reach 50 bids before the auction ends that you are bidding on.
Q: Once I’ve earned my limit of four PSAs within an individual auction, 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 for that auction.
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?
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 at <link coming>.
Log 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.