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Introducing…Rewardical!

We are very, very excited today to introduce REWARDICAL™, our powerful new loyalty program for businesses (and a crazy cool program for SFI affiliates)!

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Participating businesses will be able to automatically award “Rewardical” reward tokens to their customers, that can then be redeemed for a variety of irresistible goodies at Rewardical.com, including:

  • VersaPoints
  • TCredits
  • CSAs
  • Pure silver bullion bars
  • Bitcoin
  • TripleClicks gift certificates (redeemable on any product at TripleClicks)
  • You can donate your Rewardicals (that is, we’ll convert them to cash and make a donation on your behalf to a charity of your choosing).
  • More items to come!

Also, for participating businesses, there’s no hardware to buy, no software to install, and no change to their normal checkout process is required. In other words, it’s 100% hassle-free!  Best of all, it’s one of the most inexpensive ways EVER to attract new customers and keep current customers coming back again and again!


Official reward token of Localvantia

Rewardical begins life today as the official rewards token for Localvantia and will likely be THE most important component of Localvantia, empowering it to attract millions of people in the months to come!screenshot_2699By simply enrolling in Localvantia, businesses will be able to immediately begin awarding Rewardicals to their customers.

Quick update on Localvantia pre-registrations: Rewardicals needed to be launched first…and now that it is, the stage is set for Localvantia’s official debut.  When Localvantia goes live, you’ll be equipped with an awesome free digital marketing system to begin closing your pre-registered merchants.  And, yes, the closing system will of course trumpet Rewardicals and its many exciting features.  So stay tuned for the Localvantia launch in November!


Powerful Referral Program

screenshot_3070Rewardical also has a very powerful, built-in referral program (get ready, SFI affiliates!). It works like this:  For every 10 Rewardicals earned by your PSAs and PRMs, you’ll earn one Rewardical.

Example: Your PSAs and PRMs earn 50,000 Rewardicals in December shopping at Localvantia merchants. On January 1st, you’ll automatically be awarded 5,000 Rewardicals…that you can then exchange for whatever you want…VersaPoints, TCredits, CSAs, Bitcoin, etc. 

And to really juice this part of the program, we’re making referring Rewardical members super easy and attractive.

Here’s how it works: At Rewardical, grab your referral link from the “Refer a Friend” page.  Share the link and promo code with friends using email, text, or social media (no spamming please!).  Every referral of yours who registers at Rewardical using your link will immediately earn 25 FREE Rewardicals…and you’ll now be set to earn unlimited 10-1 Rewardicals on every Rewardical they earn…for life!  Wow, right?!

By the way, if you’re pre-registering merchants for Localvantia, you’ve got even more potential Rewardicals coming your way.  That is, for every referred Localvantia merchant, for every 10 Rewardicals they dispense to their customers, YOU will earn one Rewardical!

Example: The Localvantia merchants you’ve referred dispense 100,000 Rewardicals to their customers during December. On January 1st, you’ll automatically be awarded 10,000 Rewardicals…that you can then exchange for whatever you want…VersaPoints, TCredits, CSAs, Bitcoin, etc.


WIN Rewardicals starting Nov. 1st

RewardicalsStackYou’ve already read about Rewardicals being what you’ll earn when you shop at Localvantia merchants, but that’s just one part of Rewardical.  Effective immediately, our popular SFI contest, Biz Quiz, now awards Rewardicals to its winners!

Yes, every day, we’ll now draw 50 names from the entrants that had the correct Biz Quiz answer and award them 50 Rewardicals! You heard right; instead of just ONE winner a day, there’s now 50 affiliates every day who will receive 50 of our awesome new Rewardical tokens!

And we don’t plan to stop there.  We are looking at awarding Rewardicals for other SFI and TripleClicks contests…and possibly at other places, too!  Stay tuned!


Free Rewardical membership for your PRMs

RewardicalsStackWe want to roll out Rewardicals and Localvantia in a truly BIG way.  That’s why every member of TripleClicks (i.e., all your PRMs) will be receiving a free Rewardical membership in November, including 25 FREE Rewardicals!

In the coming days we’ll be sending out a special email to let them know and to invite them to get active with our fabulous new rewards program!  Of course that means the potential for thousands of EVEN MORE Rewardicals for you every month!  


The Bitcoin element

As many of our affiliates already know, we’re big proponents of Bitcoin, the Internet’s digital version of gold and its top decentralized currency platform.

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Why do we like Bitcoin?  There are lots of reasons, but let’s start with this: If you had put your hands on just $100 in Bitcoin in 2009, it would be worth over $70 MILLION today!  In the last 12 months alone, Bitcoin has increased in value by more than 700%.  And now, thanks to Rewardical, every SFI affiliate (and every non-affiliate too) can be collecting FREE Bitcoin and getting in on the “internet of money” revolution too!


Important exchange rates notice

As we roll out Rewardical, every affiliate needs to be aware that the exchange rates will likely be adjusted, perhaps significantly, for some items.  For example, what might cost you 400 Rewardicals today might cost you 500 Rewardicals next week or next month.  Or, it could go the other direction; higher now, lower later.
The reason is that, being a brand new program, we have no good way of predicting what members are going to exchange their tokens for.  If a large portion of Rewardicals are being exchanged for items that have a higher cost to us—or to our affiliate base at large (e.g. VersaPoints and their role in the value of TripleClicks Executive Pool shares)—we will have to make adjustments so that the program can remain feasible for SFI corporate and our affiliates as well.
Note: The items that will likely change most frequently (literally minute to minute) will be for Bitcoin and silver bullion, as the price will necessarily be pegged to the actual global markets for these items.

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Q: I’m an SFI affiliate.  What will I be able to exchange my Rewardicals for?
You can exchange your Rewardicals for:

  • VersaPoints
  • TCredits
  • CSAs
  • Pure silver bullion bars (coming soon)
  • Bitcoin (coming soon)
  • TripleClicks gift certificates (redeemable on any product at TripleClicks)
  • OR, you can donate your Rewardicals (that is, we’ll convert them to cash and make a donation on your behalf to a charity of your choosing).

And that’s just for now.  We hope to add a multitude of other great items!

Q: Will non-affiliates have the same choices?
Yes, except for VersaPoints and CSAs, since both of these items are only for SFI affiliates.

Q: Will Rewardical help the value of TripleClicks Executive Pool shares?
It should.  Especially for Rewardicals earned patronizing Localvantia merchants, we’re depositing roughly DOUBLE the amount into the pool that would normally be deposited for each VersaPoint earned.  Additionally, even when the member exchanges their Rewardicals for something other than VersaPoints, we’re depositing money into the Executive Pool!  As Localvantia and Rewardical grow, so should the value of TripleClicks Executive Pool shares!

Q: Is the correct name Rewardical or Rewardicals?
Rewardical (singular) is the official name of the program.  Rewardicals (plural) is more of a casual term we’ll often use when referring specifically to Rewardical tokens.  You can also use the abbreviation, RT, for short, for Rewardical Tokens if you like.

Q: What kinds of businesses can participate?
Rewardical is for businesses of every kind: online, offline, small, big, local, or international

Q: Why should businesses participate in a loyalty program like Rewardical?
There are many reasons why it’s imperative that businesses offer their customers a loyalty program.  See this terrific article.

Q: Wasn’t Localvantia supposed to launch in October?
Yes, that was the plan, but we developed Rewardical in the meantime and it became the “lynchpin” for Localvantia and needed to be launched first.  Localvantia’s official debut, however, is just around the corner!  We expect to be ready to go live with Localvantia during the first half of November.

Q: Will other items be added to the Rewardical exchange?
Yes, we have lots of ideas.  The more items you can exchange your tokens for, the more powerful Rewardical is of course…and we want Rewardical to be VERY powerful!

Q: How can I learn more about the Rewardical program?
Go to Rewardical.com and click on all the links and read all the information there.  Also, don’t miss the energetic and detailed discussions that will undoubtedly be breaking out shortly at the Forum (see the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section).  SFI founder Gery Carson will be on hand to personally answer your questions, too!

Q: I thought that Localvantia was going to offer VersaPoints for SFI affiliates and MRP for non-affiliates?
That was the original intention, but Rewardicals are of course MUCH better because we give everyone choices on what to redeem their earned tokens on.  Need VP? Exchange your Rewardicals for VP.  Need some TCredits?  Exchange for TCredits.  Love Bitcoin? Exchange for Bitcoin.  Want to add some new members to your team?  Exchange for CSAs.  And so on.

Q: The 10-1 Rewardicals I earn for referrals…when do I receive these?
On the first day of each month we’ll deposit into your Rewardical account all the Referral Rewardicals you earned during the prior month.  i.e., Every new month can start with a big, juicy endowment of fresh, new Rewardicals to redeem on whatever you want!  What a way to kick off each new month, eh?!

Q: I understand I can exchange my Rewardicals for a variety of items, but can I “mix and match?”
Though there are some minimums (e.g. Bitcoin), you can exchange a portion of your Rewardicals for one thing (e.g. VersaPoints), another portion for another item (e.g. CSAs), basically whatever your want.  “Your rewards, your choice!”

Q: There’s not a lot going on at the Rewardical.com website.  Is there more coming?
Yes.  Without Localvantia being live yet, much of the support info (such as a directory of where you can earn Rewardicals at) is missing.  When Localvantia goes live soon, Rewardical will “fill out” quite a lot.  We’ll incorporate other pieces in the weeks ahead.

Q: I can’t wait to start telling people about Rewardical so I can start earning oodles of the 10-1 referral tokens.  Will marketing aids be made available for this purpose?
There are no formal marketing aids for this available yet, but they’re coming!  Stay tuned.  In the meantime, you can of course still refer your friends, family, co-workers, etc. by using your Rewardical referral link.

Q: Do I earn referral Rewardicals when one of my PSAs or PRMs wins Rewardicals in a game or contest?
Yep!  For every 10 Rewardicals they win, you’ll earn 1 Rewardical, with no limits!

Q: Can anyone register at Rewardical and start referring other members and earn 10-1 referral Rewardicals…or do you have to be an SFI affiliate?
The new Rewardical referral program is open to everyone.

Q: I’m already an SFI affiliate.  Do I need to register at Rewardical.com?
No, all existing SFI affiliates have automatically already been given free memberships at Rewardical.

Q: How do I log in at Rewardical.com?
Because Rewardical is one of our web properties, use your SFI login (SFI ID and password).  Similarly, TripleClicks members will use their TC login.

Q: I LOVE that Biz Quiz will now award Rewardicals to the winners.  Why not give out Rewardicals for other contests and games, too?
We definitely hope to, but converting the programming and documentation for each contest/game takes time.  Plus, at this point, we don’t know how well received Rewardical will be (please let us know if you love it!).  We expect that the reception is going to be quite warm (what’s not to like?!)…but it’s best if we take our time so that the impact of the new program can be measured and so that the conversions can be executed with the least amount of disruption.  That said, stay tuned, because it’s very likely that we’ll be announcing another contest’s conversion soon…and more soon after that.

Q: I noticed that MRP is not one of the items I can exchange Rewardicals for.  Why?
Rewardicals are, in many ways, redundant of MRP, so there will likely be changes coming in the MRP program.  Watch for future announcements.

Q: Is Rewardical a “game-changer?”
We sure think so!  Rewardical likely exponentially increases the draw of Localvantia, for both customers and merchants themselves.  Think about it: Who wouldn’t want to patronize businesses that give them great, free, automatic rewards like Bitcoin, silver bullion, and much more!  And with the referral program, merchants can, while enjoying increased sales, also be “silently” referring hundreds of Rewardical members, allowing the merchant to earn large quantities of tokens for themselves when those customers shop any Localvantia merchants in the area (and later, online merchants too)!

Q: What would be a great way for a business to promote Rewardical to their customers and attract new customers?
They could advertise, for example, that their customers can earn free bitcoin with every purchase…whether they sell shoes, pizza, groceries, or gasoline!  Or, perhaps substitute free silver bullion if Bitcoin isn’t their thing.  In time, we hope to have a true multitude of exciting items on the Rewardical exchange that businesses can promote.

Q: Will you be providing merchants with signage, etc. so that their customers and potential customers passing by will know they offer Rewardicals?
Absolutely!  Customized Rewardical signage, table tents, window decals, web banners, and more will be available soon.  Available FREE to the merchant, pay only for shipping.

Q: Is Rewardical a game-changer for SFI?
Yes, yes, yes! We believe that Rewardicals has the potential to exponentially increase almost every activity related to SFI, TripleClicks, Pricebenders, Eager Zebra game, and more!

Q: Is there more to Rewardical than is being revealed today?
Yes!  We have lots of amazing ideas for this program…so stay tuned!

Q: We currently say that the TripleClicks Members we’ve referred are PRMs (Personally Referred Members).  Will there be a new term introduced for referred Rewardical members?
Nope.  The definition of PRM will now expand to include both TC members AND Rewardical members (as in most cases they will be members of both). Note, however, that there will likely be new reports introduced that will distinguish for you between TC PRMs and those who are purely just Rewardical PRMs.

Q: Why not offer other cryptocurrencies than just Bitcoin?
We might in the future, but the reality is that on just about every cryptocurrency exchange out there, you can already instantly exchange your Bitcoin for what ever “alt coin” you like.  In other words, earn your Bitcoin with us and then exchange it as desired.

Q: Can SFI affiliates receive their commissions in Rewardicals?
If enough affiliates are interested in this, we would definitely consider it.

Q: Could a Localvantia merchant I’ve registered generate a lot of Rewardical members?  And would this benefit me in some way?
Yes and yes!  Imagine you’ve registered Tom’s Pizza Place, a very popular restaurant that has hundreds of customers each month.  Tom puts up signs in his windows, table tents on the tables, puts fliers in all takeout orders, etc. that say, “Earn free Bitcoin with every pizza! Sign up free at <Tom’s referral link>.”  So, now it’s a few months later, Tom is doing bigger business than ever thanks to his Rewardical promotions, and he’s now dispensing 200,000 Rewardicals a month to all those people he has signed up.  As the person who registered his restaurant, you’re now earning an extra 20,000 Rewardicals a month, just for this ONE account!  So, yeah, if you haven’t yet start pre-registering merchants in your area, what are you waiting for?!  By the way, those signs and flyers described earlier…we’ll be making them available free, customized for your merchants, they need only pay for shipping.  We also hope to make digital versions available that can be printed locally (no shipping costs).

Q: Will Rewardical members be told about the SFI affiliate opportunity?
One of the things that is very intriguing to us about Rewardical is that it represents a MUCH simpler, more accessible, and more casual program for anyone to earn some extra money.  Indeed, every Rewardical member can earn money by taking some very simple actions.  But does this mean they’re SFI material?  Certainly not necessarily, and assuming so could result in negative consequences.  So just as when someone becomes a TC member, we’re NOT going to immediately start soliciting them about SFI.  However, what we may do, if we see a Rewardical member generating a lot of referrals, is send them some friendly, general information about SFI.  After all, such a person may very well be interested in “taking it to the next level” with the more serious earnings available as an SFI affiliate.  So, concentrate on referring Rewardical members and we’ll let them know about SFI “when the time is right.” And, yes of course, you’ll be recorded as their SFI sponsor should they choose to join SFI.


Icons of people with speech bubbles..Head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers now.


New Localvantia badges!

With nearly two thousand approved pre-registrations in over 100 cities across the world already in, Localvantia is on its way to becoming a major new SFI program!  But we want to get many, many more affiliates actively involved in pre-registering merchants so that Localvantia can explode with customer activity when we formally launch later this year.

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With that in mind, we are excited today to announce three brand new Localvantia badges—available immediately to all SFI affiliates:


screenshot_02 (1)Badge #1 recognizes both pre-registrations and final registrations (final registrations being the merchant opting in as an official Localvantia merchant).

  • Earn the basic badge with just 10 approved pre-registrations, and also earn 200 Badge Quest points.
  • 25 registrations (a minimum of 50% must be final registrations) adds bronze trim and earns you 400 Badge Quest points.
  • 50 registrations (a minimum of 50% must be final registrations) adds silver trim and earns you 600 Badge Quest points.
  • 100 registrations (a minimum of 50% must be final registrations)  adds gold trim and earns you 800 Badge Quest points.

TIP! By amassing a large number of pre-registrations now, you’ll be poised to quickly add bronze, silver, or gold trim to your badge (and a prodigious heap of Badge Quest points) when Localvantia formally launches in October.


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Badges #2 and #3 recognize SFI’s elite merchant recruiters:

  • Earn the 200 Club badge with 200 registrations (a minimum of 50% must be final registrations).  The 200 Club also earns you 1500 Badge Quest points.
  • Earn the 500 Club badge with 500 registrations (a minimum of 50% must be final registrations).  The 500 Club also earns you 3000 Badge Quest points.

Icons of people with speech bubbles..Head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers now.


Localvantia excitement!

Localvantia is off to a GREAT start with hundreds of merchants already being pre-registered weekly in dozens of countries by SFI affiliates who see the huge opportunity in front of them!

The United States leads the way, with Canada, Australia, Italy, Serbia, South Africa, and Nigeria also having added numerous merchants so far.

The top merchant categories registered so far are restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, general retail stores, health & wellness, automotive, and beauty/hair salons.  In all, merchants in 30 different categories have been pre-registered so far!  And we’re just getting started!


What is Localvantia?

Imagine earning all your rank-qualifying VersaPoints each month by simply buying your groceries, fueling up your car, dining at your favorite restaurants!  Better yet, imagine earning earn all these VersaPoints with no additional expense whatsoever; you just buy what you already buy!

That’s exactly what our new program, “Localvantia,” aims to do!  But Localvantia isn’t just about grocery stores, gas stations, and places to eat.  On the contrary, Localvantia is designed to cover ALL merchants with products and services consumed locally.  Learn more HERE.


Boost your future SFI income now!

While the opportunity in a few months to be able to earn unlimited VersaPoints just by shopping at your favorite merchants is BIG, if you’re in SFI to earn big monthly commissions, the Localvantia pre-registration program is what you want to be focusing on!

And remember that this is a “first-mover advantage” opportunity.  That is,  the merchants in your area can only have one Referrer.  If you’re not pre-registering them, if you’re letting other affiliates in your area do it instead, you’re potentially forfeiting thousands of dollars in monthly residual income that could be YOURS.  Get your share!

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Here’s how easy it is to pre-register merchants:

All SFI affiliates with the minimum rank of Executive Affiliate (EA) can pre-register local merchants. Here are the four simple steps:

  1. Visit your favorite merchant(s).
  2. Take a good picture of their storefront.  See examples HERE.
  3. Go to https://www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/lv_prereg and complete the pre-registration form for the merchant and upload the photo you took.
  4. Monitor your list of registered merchants and results at: https://www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/lv_mymerchants

Then, in October, when the Localvantia website/search engine goes live, the merchants will be contacted to confirm their registration and formally opt in to the program.  To clarify, you’re NOT contacting merchants now, you’re just pre-registering them in our database, in preparation for the formal launch in October.

Note: Do not pre-register any merchants you’re not willing to follow up on later.  What form will the follow-up take?  It could take many forms, depending on the merchant, including mailing literature, leaving a brochure for the owner, phone calls, or even meetings.

LocalvantiaPR_RewardFor your accounts (the merchants you pre-registered), your reward is the opportunity to earn unlimited Bonus VP (each worth one share of the TripleClicks Executive Pool)!  That is, for each VersaPoint dispensed by your merchants, you’ll earn one Bonus VP!

Imagine you’ve signed up a popular restaurant or grocery store that SFI affiliates shop at, who earn themselves 50,000 VP a month from their purchases there.  That’s 50,000 Bonus VP (shares of the TripleClicks Executive Pool) for you each month, essentially just for introducing the merchant to the Localvantia program.  And that’s just for ONE merchant; you could have dozens or even hundreds of merchants!

Read more about the new pre-registration program HERE.   And/or visit the Localvantia thread at the SFI Forum HERE to learn more.