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Last day to qualify for this month’s Badge Quest Bounty!

TODAY is the last day to get yourself qualified for February’s Badge Quest Bounty! The pot is now up to $2,588.33! Remember, to be qualified, you need to achieve a new level in Badge Quest or be at Grand Master or Grand Master Elite status. Check your Badges tab now, and see what badges are available to you to qualify before the end of the day. And if you ARE qualified, be sure you have your BQ Bounty NUMBER chosen! The first number for the big cash prize will be drawn Wednesday.

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DON’T FORGET! Tomorrow, February 28th, is the deadline for…

icon-blog_sfiTomorrow, February 28th, is the last day…

1. To get in on the February S-Builder Co-op. Just plug in to our global advertising co-op and within a few weeks begin receiving signups (both SFI affiliates and TC members). Just 72 cents a day gets you on your way; it’s one of most economical ways to build an online business ever! For complete details, extensive FAQs, and an order link for S-Builder, see the S-Builder central info page.

2. To retain your Executive Affiliate status for February. If you’re under 1,500 VersaPoints for this month, get to your SFI Homepage at the Affiliate Center right away and see your SFI To-Do List for a list of ways to acquire the points you need.

New TCD Of The Week: LIFE A4 Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Put a 21st Century twist on your housecleaning chores with the ILIFE A4 Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner! Boasting super strong suction capable of cleaning tough dirt from cement, wood floors, ceramic tile, and carpets, the ILIFE vacuum also features an Intelligent Anti-collision System Sensor to prevent collision and furniture damage. Use the included remote to easily set multiple cleaning modes for automatic cleaning at specific times and/or to have the vacuum focus just on room borders or a specific spot or small area. Quiet (>65dB) and energy efficient, the ILIFE vacuum can clean areas up to 200 square meters and even features Smart Sweet Cleaning Modes for dry or wet mop operation!

Earn 1,623 VP and $9.74 for each sale of this product! Ships FREE to most countries.


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New SFI Gateway debuts

We’re pleased to roll out a brand new Gateway for all SFI affiliates today.


This new Gateway is an adaptation of one of the pages in the New Affiliate Intro that new affiliates see, but that we think could be quite effective for your PROSPECTS, too.

What it addresses, specifically, is skepticism.  As the headline alludes to, trying to find a legit money-making vehicle on the internet is like trying to find gold in the middle of a minefield.

To this end, our new “SB” (“skepticism buster”) Gateway lays out the reasons why a prospect should give the SFI opportunity a try.  Indeed, we feel this new Gateway features some of THE most convincing information available for persuading a prospect to become an SFI affiliate.

You can check it out and begin using the new “SB” Gateway immediately.  The URL is:

(replace XXXXX with your SFI ID number)

Note that this new Gateway can be used as a “standalone” Gateway or in conjunction with other SFI Gateways or SFI promotions.

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New auction item at Pricebenders!

PricebendersLogoArriving at Pricebenders Auctions: the ZeroWater 23-Cup Water Dispenser and Filtration System…introduced in special DP Auctions in which every bidder receives double the MRP normally awarded for every bid placed. That’s 10 MRP every time you place a Pricebenders auction bid!

ZeroWater 23-Cup Water Dispenser and Filtration System

61kjog7p74l-_sl1500_With its generous 23-cup capacity, this innovative water-filtration system keeps pure, filtered drinking water conveniently accessible–its sleek, space-saving design fits neatly on the counter or on a shelf in the refrigerator. Functioning as both a water filter and a handy dispenser, the unit comes equipped with a push-button spout for simple one-handed dispensing into a glass, water bottle, or other beverage container, or even into a pot for cooking. Sleek, slim design.


  • 23-cup container–largest refrigerator filter dispenser available.
  • On-hand pull & pour button spout.
  • Easy-access fill–refill your dispenser while in the fridge.
  • Completely dispenses all water.
  • Convenient, space-saving design.
  • Built-in TDS meter holder.
  • Patented 5-stage dual ion exchange filter–removes virtually all dissolved solids in your water.

Look for these auctions for the ZeroWater 23-Cup Water Dispenser and Filtration System:

  • Saturday, February 25, at 8:30 AM
  • Monday, February 27, at 8:30 AM
  • Tuesday, February 28, at 12:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 2, at 10:30 PM

Remember, these auctions will be special DP Auctions, where all bidders receive double the MRP–10 MRP–normally awarded for every bid they place! Don’t miss them…set up an auction reminder at:


ATTN: Winning bidders living outside the U.S. and Canada can have this Pricebenders item shipped for free to a U.S. address! Alternately, international winners of this item can choose to participate in our Gift Certificate Exchange or the “Your Choice Dropshipping” program.

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44,665 free VP awarded in latest Spin & Win

spin-and-win-2Did you miss out on the most recent Spin & Win contest, held between February 20, 2017 through February 22, 2017? Affiliates who spotted the Spin & Win notice–announced in the weekly SFI Affiliate Newsletter, mailed out February 20th–and who entered the free contest grabbed 44,665 free VP!

Yet, that number is only a tiny fraction of the total amount of free VP we set aside for each Spin & Win contest! Don’t miss out on these easy VersaPoints and the earning benefits that come with them. Be on the lookout for Spin & Win alerts in our newsletters–and make sure everyone in your downline is looking for them as well. Readers are leaders!

Here’s how Spin & Win works:

At least once every month–and up to three times every month–we include a blurb in our newsletters announcing that a new Spin & Win contest is underway.  NOTE: There is no mention of Spin & Win in the subject line. You must read each newsletter you receive in its entirety to find the new Spin & Win contest blurb.  When you find it, get to the Web page URL referenced as soon as you can (the entry period will typically be 48 to 72 hours, but could be less).

When you arrive at the Spin & Win Web page, answer the simple questions there about SFI or TripleClicks.  Answer correctly and you will get one free spin of the VP wheel–with a chance to win up to 1,000 VersaPoints (everyone is guaranteed to win at least 5 VP per spin).  There is NO obligation and NO purchase is necessary.  Just enter the correct answers, spin the wheel, and you’ll be a instant winner…with up to 1,000 VersaPoints added immediately to your account–just for reading your SFI e-mails!

Introducing…SFI Icebreakers!


What’s an “icebreaker?”

Definition: “A thing that serves to relieve inhibitions or tension between people, or start a conversation.”

And that’s precisely what our new Icebreakers are designed to do—to help you engage new PSAs when they join your SFI team!

Here’s how SFI Icebreakers work:

Whenever you sign up a new PSA, you’ll have the option of using the new Icebreaker tool.

Note: The easiest way is to just click the link to their Affiliate Snapshot included in the New PSA Notifications you receive by email instantly each time you personally sign up a new affiliate.  From the Affiliate Snapshot, click the handshake icon located behind their name to initiate the Icebreaker.

When you initiate an Icebreaker, your new PSA will see a screen like this appear at the Affiliate Center.  You’ll notice the message is concise, friendly, and non-intimidating:


Note that, unlike SFIM (SFI Instant Messaging), the Icebreaker window appears on top of their Affiliate Center screen…so it’s impossible to miss. It also cannot be dismissed without responding.

Four choices are given to your PSA:

  1. If online now, they can respond with a, “Yes, let’s chat now” (in which case SFIM is automatically and immediately engaged for both of you).
  2. They can schedule a chat with you for a later time.
  3. They can request that your conversation be moved from chat to email.
  4. They can defer to a later, unspecified time in the future.

Maximize your results

Your Icebreaker will feature your name, rank, and account photo.

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IMPORTANT: For Icebreakers to work for you, it’s vital that you are using a good photo of yourself, with a friendly, smiling face.  Make sure your photo is in-focus, well-lighted (dark photos are bad), and look at the camera.  And no sunglasses, please!  Take this seriously!  If you don’t have a good photo to use right now, have a friend or family member take a new photo of you and get it uploaded now.  Transmitting friendliness and professionalism is KEY.  Consider dressing up!  Remember, this is going to be your first impression with your new PSAs.  If your photo is unprofessional or “scary,” (or if you don’t have an account photo at all), your business will definitely suffer because of it.  If you want to maximize your results and income in SFI, get a good photo in place!  Upload your photo HERE.  Learn more about the benefits of having a good account photo HERE.

Special Notes & Tips:

A. If your PSA chooses option #2, to schedule a chat with you for a later time, you will automatically receive an email with the date and time from SFI.  We’ll also post this information for you on your Alerts tab.  Note: If you are unable to be available at the time they’ve selected, we recommend that you send the person an email right away to see about rescheduling your chat to a date and time that works for the both of you. 

B. If they choose option #3 and have requested a conversation by email instead, we’ll inform you of this on your Alerts tab (which will include their email address for quick and easy action).

C. If your affiliate isn’t online when you initiate your Icebreaker, it’ll automatically appear the next time they log in at the Affiliate Center.

D. So as to avoid messages that might confuse or “scare” new PSAs, Icebreakers may not be customized.  That is, everyone uses the same brief and friendly message as shown in the sample image above.

Genealogy Support

We’ve also added major support for Icebreakers on your Genealogy.  That is, if your PSA is within 30 days of joining, you’ll now see this new “handshake” icon in front of their name:
screenshot_2405And we’ve color-coded them so you can tell, at a glance, the status for each of your new PSAs:

  • A green handshake icon indicates you need to initiate an Icebreaker (you’ve not done it yet).  You can initiate now by clicking on the icon.
  • A brown handshake icon indicates that you’ve initiated an Icebreaker for this affiliate, but they’ve not yet logged in to receive it (it will be delivered upon them logging in).
  • blue handshake icon indicates that you’ve initiated an Icebreaker for this affiliate and they’ve replied via chat.  Check chat now, they may be awaiting your reply!
  • A purple handshake icon indicates that your Icebreaker resulted in a scheduled chat session (hover over the icon for the schedule date and time).
  • An orange handshake icon indicates that your Icebreaker resulted in a request to converse by email instead.  Tip: You can click the envelope icon in the right column to send an email to them now if you’ve not already done so.  Click the pencil icon to make a note for yourself about when you emailed them.
  • A black handshake icon indicates that your Icebreaker resulted in the “maybe later” reply.

By the way, don’t worry, you don’t have to memorize these color codes!  Hovering over the icons will pop up a tooltip to clarify what each color means (also very handy if you are color blind).  And we’ll also have a permanent article on it in our Knowledge Base, too—available instantly if you ever need a refresher.

TIP: Ready to start some chats using Icebreakers right now?  Go to your Genealogy and select the “Online Now” Quickfilter.  If any of the affiliates found have the green handshake icon in front of their name, you can start initiating chats this minute (by clicking on the green handshake icons).

Note: You’ll also find the new color-coded handshake icons for your PSAs on Affiliate Snapshots and on your Movers tab too!

New Calendar Tool

Icebreaker’s new scheduled chats also convinced us to finally get built a tool that’s been long on our to-do list.  That is, you now have a new resource—a custom SFI Calendar!

Calendar is located under the My Account section…HERE.

We will automatically populate your Calendar with all of your scheduled chats (with date and times), conveniently ordered from “nearest to furthest” (the chat you have coming up next will be at the top).

We’ll also be adding the birthdays and SFI anniversaries of your upline and downline members so that you can recognize these special days.  Additional items may also be added to Calendar in the coming months. Tip: Make it a habit to check your SFI Calendar daily.

“Break that ice!”

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For years you’ve been telling us you need something better to get new sign-ups to respond to you.  We think Icebreakers is going to be very helpful for this!

So, effective immediately, whenever you are notified of a new PSAs, BREAK THE ICE (the sooner the better)…by using the new Icebreaker tool!  Pretty cool, eh? 🙂

P.S. Don’t forget about getting a good photo in place!

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