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TC Direct products now come with Rewardicals

Effective immediately, instead of receiving MRP as a “rebate” with orders for TripleClicks Direct items, you’ll now receive Rewardicals instead. This change is in concert with our companywide move toward awarding Rewardical Tokens for games, contests, and more. As you know, you can exchange Rewardicals for a variety of goodies and cool stuff at Rewardical.com.

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Super Deals now come with free Rewardicals!

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Effective immediately, each time you purchase a Super Deal, you’ll also automatically receive, as a special bonus, 1000 Rewardicals!

ABOUT SUPER DEALS:  Super Deals are items won at Pricebenders where the winner has chosen to sell the item instead of keep it for themselves.  All Super Deals are priced at a minimum of 30% off the MSRP, and most offer a MUCH greater savings.  Why?  Because when someone wins a Pricebenders auction for a really low price (which is typical), they’re naturally going to be inclined to “price it to sell!”

Indeed, Super Deals regularly feature deals that no other e-commerce site in the world can match!  Brand new electronics, appliances, and numerous other great products are regularly offered at a whopping 50% off, 60% off, and even 70% off the regular retail price!

See our current Super Deals at:

https://www.tripleclicks.com/super_deals/index

To learn more about Super Deals (and how to start selling your own won auction items), see article.

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Bigger, better Daily Crown!

h-dailyCrownEffective with tomorrow’s drawing for today’s entries, we’ve increased the number of winners drawn in the Daily Crown each day from 152 to 285!  That’s 133 more chances every day for you to win!

We’re also DOUBLING the number of times you can win from a maximum of 5 every 30 days…to TEN every 30 days!

We’re also making our amazing new Rewardicals the exclusive prize for the Daily Crown.

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  • 10 people will win 1000 Rewardicals!
  • 25 people will win 500 Rewardicals!
  • 250 people will win 50 Rewardicals!

That’s 35,000 total Rewardicals awarded each day and over 12.7 MILLION Rewardicals awarded a year!

All Rewardicals won can be instantly redeemed at Rewardical.com at the Exchange:

www.Rewardical.com/Exchange

You will receive an email notification each time you win.  Learn more about Rewardicals HERE.


HOW TO ENTER
To be automatically entered in the Daily Crown drawing, simply play any Eager Zebra game (including any free entry game). Additionally, each Knock Out Trivia (KOT) game winner gets an additional free entry (maximum 15 each day) to the Daily Crown. Also, contestants who score a Zackjack (three 21s in a game), receives one bonus entry in the following day’s TripleClicks Daily Crown drawing, provided the game has been designated by the player as a Prime game. Contestants may win one bonus Daily Crown entry for each Prime game (up to 10 per day). For ways to attain free TCredits for free game entries, click HERE. Some restrictions may apply. New TC Members who purchase a New Member Pack within their first 10 days also receive 30 free entries (one a day for 30 days) in the Daily Crown drawing.

WINNER SELECTION
Winners are chosen by random. Each day’s Daily Crown drawing winners will be published on the WINNERS page HERE after midnight CT each day. All prizes are automatically awarded to the Member’s TripleClicks account within 24 hours. Notifications will be sent to the Member’s registered account email address. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her email account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this drawing.

PLAY & WIN LIMITS
Members may win a maximum of ONE prize per day, and a maximum of TEN prizes in any 30-day period.


AND DON’T FORGET…

  1. With every 10 Rewardicals won by your PSAs and your PRMs, YOU will win one Rewardical!  To maximize your referral tokens, be sure to encourage your PSAs to enter the Daily Crown every day (with the maximum number of entries possible).  Note that referral tokens are paid to you on the first day of every month (e.g. referral tokens won in December will be deposited into your Rewardicals account on January 1st).
  2. Qualify for the maximum number of entries every day if you can.  To learn how to have 25 or more entries in the drawing every day to increase your chances of winning, see the above “HOW TO ENTER” text.

Special Note: References to the old prizes will be modified shortly to reflect the changes.


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Localvantia: Get ready!

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It’s set! Localvantia will officially go live on Tuesday, December 5th.  And so that everyone can hit the ground running next week, today we are providing important information for all affiliates who have pre-registered merchants.

First, let’s go through the process of closing pre-registered merchants…


Closing Pre-Registered Merchants

Okay, so you’ve pre-registered one or more merchants.  Great job!  But starting on Tuesday, it’s time to begin closing these accounts you’ve opened.

Here’s how it will work…

1. From the My Merchants report (the list of all your pre-registered merchants), you’ll click the new “Contact” link that will be displayed (starting Tuesday) beside each merchant’s name, located on the right side of the screen.

2. A modal will open.  Click the “Print Close Letter #1” link.  The letter for closing your merchants will open.

Following is a sample of the letter.  Note that the letter will automatically be populated with:

  • Today’s date
  • The merchant’s name and address
  • The merchant’s unique invitation code (necessary so they can open their merchant profile page with the pre-registered information and photo—credited to YOU)
  • Your email address (so they may contact you)
  • Your first and last name

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3. Print out this letter (preferably using a color printer and on a nice grade of paper) and then sign it above where your name appears.

4. Now it’s time to get the letter into the merchant’s hands.  You can put it in an envelope and mail it.  Or, you can personally deliver it (walk into the merchant’s store and hand them the letter).

Note: So that you can better track your follow-ups, the modal also allows you to designate your delivery method (Postal Mail, In-Person Delivery, or Other).  There’s also a free-form notes field in which you can enter any notes that you wish.  We also will automatically record the date and time you printed the close letter, and this information will be added to the My Merchants report for your future reference.

Now, it’s very important that you understand the following:

The close letter, all by itself, CAN be enough to get the job done, but you will likely significantly increase your chances of closing your merchants by adding one or more professionally-printed pieces to your presentation:

Envelopes & Letterheads

If you’re mailing the close letter, consider using a Localvantia envelope.  We’ve just made available both regular #10 business envelopes for this purpose, and also #10 window envelopes.  The added value of the window envelope is that you can print out your letters, fold them outwardly, and the merchant’s name and address will show through the window (no need to hand address the envelope or add a mailing label).

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  • Order the regular #10 Localvantia envelopes HERE.  50 envelopes are just $5.95 and come with 72 VersaPoints.  Envelopes can also be purchased with MRP or TCredits.
  • Order the Localvantia #10 window envelopes HERE.  50 envelopes are just $5.95 and come with 72 VersaPoints.  Envelopes can also be purchased with MRP or TCredits.

Either envelope can also be used for general correspondence, additional follow-ups, and so on with your merchants (or prospective merchants).  Similarly, Localvantia letterhead is available for general correspondence, etc.  Order Localvantia letterhead HERE.  50 sheets are just $5.95 and come with 72 VersaPoints.  Letterheads can also be purchased with MRP or TCredits.

Brochures

We’ve also made available full-color brochures, one for Localvantia, and another for Rewardical, both of which are designed specifically to accompany the close letter.  That is, to add impact to your presentation, you can have one or both brochures accompany the close letter.

The Localvantia brochure is a professional, full-color, classic “bi-fold” brochure printed on 100 lb. glossy 6″ x 8.5″ stock, two-sided, then folded in half vertically to 3″ x 8.5″ to fit perfectly in a standard business envelope. This eye-catching brochure provides a quick, professional, effective overview of merchant benefits with the Localvantia program.

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Shown from left to right:The inside of the brochure when opened, back cover/front cover.

Order the Localvantia brochure HERE.  50 brochures are just $6.55 and come with 79 VersaPoints. Brochures can also be purchased with MRP or TCredits.

Similar to the Localvantia brochure, the Rewardical brochure is a professional, full-color, classic “bi-fold” brochure printed on 100 lb. glossy 6″ x 8.5″ stock, two-sided, then folded in half vertically to 3″ x 8.5″ to fit perfectly in a standard business envelope. This  brochure provides a nice overview of the Rewardical rewards/loyalty program as it relates to merchants.

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Shown from left to right:The inside of the brochure when opened, back cover/front cover.

Order the Rewardical brochure HERE. 50 brochures are just $6.55 and come with 79 VersaPoints. Brochures can also be purchased with MRP or TCredits.


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Q: You referred to the close letter as “Close Letter #1.”  Does that mean there are other close letters?
Yes.  We can’t assume, of course, that every merchant is going to opt in after only a single follow-up.  Indeed, traditionally, in sales, multiple follow-ups are required to close a sale.  So, we will be adding additional close letters in the near future.

Q: I want to increase the impact of my follow-ups by including at least one of the full-color brochures.  Which should I use?
Ideally, you’d include both, as they will really help “tell the story” of Localvantia and Rewardical.  However, you can use just the Localvantia brochure if you wish to save a little money (providing information on Rewardical at this point is a good idea but not critical).

Q: Can I use the full-color brochures in prospecting merchants (BEFORE pre-registering them)?
You can, but we don’t recommend it.  First, note that the brochures do not have anywhere to put a code or ID for crediting.  This is by design.  Our program is designed to always operate with a pre-registration being the first thing that happens.  The pre-registration is what locks you in with crediting, so that if they end up a Localvantia merchant, YOU will be listed as the person who referred them.  Pre-registration also plays a very important role in making it so merchants can get started quickly and easily.  That is, when the merchant receives the close letter, he/she can go to Localvantia.com and they will already be 80% ready to go (because their business listing is almost entirely already pre-populated).  With just a few quick clicks, they can be off and running, live in the Localvantia.com search engine, and attracting new customers because of it!  We consider this to be critical…and that’s why you will continue to pre-register merchants.

Q: Okay, but let’s say I run into someone who owns a business and I decide to bring up Localvantia…but I haven’t pre-registered him yet.  Can I not hand him a Localvantia and/or Rewardical brochure?
You certainly can, but if you do so we’d recommend you let him know you’re going to pre-register him and he’ll be receiving a letter from you shortly with his invitation code to get started.  That is, clarify that you’re just giving him some advance information now, but you’re going to follow up with an official invitation.  If you don’t do this, you risk letting someone else wind up as their referrer/account manager.

Q: I want to hand-deliver my close letter and brochure.  What’s the best way to do this?
Ideally, you’d put your materials in an envelope addressed to the merchant.  Using a window envelope eliminates the need to separately address the envelope because the address, as printed on the close letter, can show through the window.  You may also want to add your business card.

Q: So after the merchant receives the close letter from me, goes to Localvantia.com/go, and enters the invitation code…what happens next?
The merchant will see what will become their merchant profile page in the Localvantia.com search engine.  It’s populated with all the information you pre-registered (name, address, category), and the photo you took.  From here, the merchant can make any necessary edits.  Next, they’ll proceed to add some basic additional information to fill out their profile and account. Next, they’ll choose their participation rate.  And that’s it.  They’ll immediately be live in the Localvantia.com search engine and we’ll begin promoting the merchant to all area affiliates and members.  They’ll also immediately receive a welcome letter (email) from us confirming they are officially onboard…and they’ll start to receive Localvantia merchant training, tips, newsletters, etc. intermittently from us.  We’ve also created a nice Localvantia Merchant “getting started” guide that they can start reviewing to maximize their participation in the program.

Q: The photos I’ve taken for pre-registrations may not be perfect.  Can the merchant replace the photo I took with their own, better photo?
Definitely, yes!  The merchant will be able to modify/update all elements of their profile.  And for photos specifically, they’ll also have the option of adding several more photos so they can have an entire “gallery” of photos for viewers of their profile to browse through if they’d like.

Q: What’s the minimum amount a merchant has to pay to participate in the program?
Currently, for grocery stores, gas stations, and automotive businesses, they can participate for as little as 1/2% ($.005 for each dollar in sales).  For all other types of businesses, the minimum is 1% ($.01 for each dollar in sales).  Of course, it is in the best interests of the merchant to participate at the highest rate that is feasible for them, as this means a higher number of Rewardicals they’ll be putting out to attract and retain customers.

Q: So where/how does the merchant choose how many Rewardicals they want to award to their customers…and how does the merchant get Rewardicals, and how does the merchant pay the rewardicals to their customers?
The merchant doesn’t have to do ANY of that.  All they have to do is choose to participate at the 1/2%, 1%, 2%, 3%, or whatever, level…and we take it from there!  That is, once they’ve chosen their participation rate, everything happens automatically.  Here’s the process:

  • Customers make purchases like normal at the merchant’s store.
  • The customer now submits a claim for his/her tokens at Localvantia.  Alternately, the merchant can instantly verify the purchase when customer checks out using a smartphone–eliminating the need for submitting a claim form later and the need to upload a copy of their purchase receipt.  More on this in next Tuesday’s announcement.
  • We now invoice the merchant for the cost of the Rewardicals (via email).
  • Once the merchant has paid the invoice, we then deposit the Rewardicals earned by the purchase into the customer’s Rewardical.com member account…which they can now redeem at their convenience!

That’s it.  For merchants, so very easy!  Special note: Merchants will also have the option of funding an account so invoices can be paid instantly, automatically, and customers can receive their Rewardicals immediately.  More on this in next Tuesday’s announcement.

Q: Can a merchant change their participation rate?
Essentially whenever they want, yes.

Q: For the envelopes, etc…is it possible that the artwork could be provided (digitally) to a local printer so I could have them printed locally and avoid high shipping costs and delivery delays?
Yes.  Submit a ticket to Support if you are interested in doing this.  Please keep in mind that quality control is critical and we will NOT allow just anyone to do this. We will need to be convinced of your capability and trustworthiness.  You can also speed up the process by providing information (their website would be ideal) on the printer you intend to employ so that we can do our due diligence on the company that will be printing the materials.

Q: Can I use the Rewardical brochure to help in referring new Rewardical members?
No, it’s not designed for consumers/prospective members.  Rather, it’s written specifically for merchants and, hence, presents the merchant benefits of the program, NOT the benefits that a consumer would care about.

Q: So what exactly are my responsibilities as a Localvantia merchant’s account manager?
For most merchants, it will likely be very simple and easy.  That is, you’ll go through the close process and get them formerly onboard, and for most merchants that might be all you ever have to do.  But some merchants may be “needier” than others.  Some may want to talk to you before and/or after signing on.  Some may have questions occasionally you’ll need to answer for them.  Some may want your advice about how to promote Rewardicals to their customers.  You need to be ready to provide this assistance.  And then there’s the concept of being “pro-active.”  That is, getting merchants officially onboard is great, but if you’re in SFI to create financial freedom for yourself, you don’t want to stop there.  No, you want to “size up” every merchant and try to gain an real understanding of how their business operates so that that merchant can flourish in Localvantia.  Remember, the more Rewardicals they dish out, the more YOU will receive. So, for example, if you think your merchant could increase activity by installing signs in their windows, or putting flyers in all takeout orders, or putting table tents on tables, etc….it’s in your best interest to suggest these things.  Don’t sit around and hope the merchant figures it out on their own; MAKE IT HAPPEN; be pro-active.

Q: Yikes, closing merchants, following up, etc. is way more work than I want to do.  Am I really required to do all this?
If you want to be listed as their account manager and be the beneficiary of all the referral tokens generated by the merchants, of course, yes.  This potentially very large benefit is not for pre-registering. Rather, it’s for your efforts in closing the merchant and for any needed ongoing account maintenance.  If you’re not willing to take on these responsibilities, or you prove to be unable to achieve typical results, some or all of your accounts may be transferred to another affiliate in the area.


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Rewardical X-Cards are here!

It’s time to start referring the first of millions of new Rewardical members!

To aid in this endeavor, we are pleased today to make available a slick new “X-Card” designed specifically for referring new Rewardical members.

Here’s what they look like:

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Hand these cards to anyone and everyone you like—there is almost certainly something they will be interested in using their tokens toward.  Who wouldn’t like to receive free gift cards, free Bitcoin, free Silver Bullion, etc?!

These business-card-sized X-Cards sport a glossy, full-color front-side and are printed on heavy card stock. Side one of the card features an attractive, eye-catching design with the Rewardical logo and text referencing the “25 FREE Rewardical Reward Tokens” the card can be redeemed for.

Side two features the following ad text:

What’s a Rewardical?

Rewardicals are the amazing new digital tokens you can earn FREE when shopping at awesome local and online stores. Then redeem your tokens whenever you want for a variety of great goodies including:

* Free Gift Cards
* Free Bitcoin
* Free Silver Bullion
* Charitable Donations
* and more!

Sign up today with this card and get started with 25 FREE Rewardical Tokens!

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How to use your Rewardical X-Cards:

Just print or stamp your promo code number (which you can get by clicking the refer a friend link at Rewardical.com) in the gray Promo Code box located on side two. Then distribute your cards to your friends, family, anyone you think who will like to get free stuff!

Recipients of your cards will go to the current Rewardical referrals landing page (easyrewards247.com), where they will be asked to enter the promo code. They will then gain access to the Rewardicals.com site where they can sign up for their free Rewardical membership (with you as their referrer) and grab their 25 free tokens.

You will receive an e-mail notification each time one of your cards generates a new member sign-up. And as their referrer, you’ll now be set to earn unlimited 10-1 referral tokens on every Rewardical they earn…for life!

Our new Rewardical Referral X-Cards are available for order now HERE for just $3.95 per pack of 50 cards.  Each pack also scores you 48 VersaPoints.


TCards Discontinued

With the arrival of our new Rewardical Referral X-Cards, we are discontinuing TCards (effective immediately).  Why?  For two primary reasons:

  1. Certain elements of the current TCards are in the process of being substantially changed, making the TCard offer obsolete soon.
  2. We firmly believe that gaining PRMs through the new Rewardical X-Cards will be much easier!  The Rewardical benefits are much clearer and easier for new persons to grasp, so they should produce better results.  We want our affiliates using the most effective marketing aids available!

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Q: What is the benefit to me for referring a Rewardical member?
For every 10 Rewardicals earned by your referrals, you’ll earn one Rewardical.  This applies both to affiliates (your PSAs) AND non-affiliates (PRMs, that you’ll sign up using the new Rewardical X-Cards).

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. 

Q: If I use the new Rewardical X-Cards to generate new PRMs (Personally Referred Members), am I limited to the 10-1 referral tokens benefit…or can commissions also be earned?
Here’s how it will work: When you refer a new Rewardical member, they’ll be exclusively members of Rewardical initially.  However, all Rewardical members will be exposed to Pricebenders auctions, Eager Zebra games, Super Deals at TripleClicks, and so on.  And since login credentials for Rewardical are the same for TripleClicks, all of your referred Rewardical members will be de facto TC members too.  In short, your referred members may START with only the 10-1 referral tokens as the primary benefit for you, but plenty of commissions can be earned when they begin playing Eager Zebra games or bidding in Pricebenders auctions, for example, at TripleClicks.com.

Q: Where can I order Rewardical Referral X-Cards?
Order your Rewardical Referral X-Cards HERE for just $3.95 per pack of 50 cards.  Each pack also scores you 48 VersaPoints.

Q; Will there be digital marketing aids, such as web banners and splash pages, for Rewardical referrals made available?
Yes, these are in development.  Watch for announcements.

Q: There aren’t any online or offline stores yet where you can earn Rewardicals, so how are people who I give the card to supposed to earn Rewardicals?
Localvantia will be launching December 5th (less than a week from today), so there should be the merchants popping up all over the world very soon who will be awarding Rewardicals by the millions to their customers.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for Rewardicals.  In 2018, we hope to sign up thousands of online sellers, businesses, and organizations, too, that will be dispensing millions of additional Rewardicals.  You may also soon be able to win Rewardicals at Eager Zebra games!  In short, it won’t be long until there are many, many places and ways for your referrals to earn and win Rewardicals!

Q: Who can I give Rewardical X-Cards to to create lots of new PRMs?
Start with giving cards to friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members.  But don’t stop there.  Also consider your mailman, delivery persons, the person who cuts your hair, taxi drivers, and so on.  Studies show that the average 21-year old already knows over 800 people!  You probably know even more! Check out this list for lots of ideas for who you can give cards to.

Q: What are some other ways to get my Rewardical X-Cards into the hands of prospects?
Here are nine ways (but use your creativity to come up with even more):

  1. Keep some cards with you at all times and throw in a card any time you give someone a tip.
  2. Put a card in every outgoing piece of mail you send out (like electric bills, water bills, NetFlix/Blockbuster DVD returns, etc.).
  3. Leave a card with your paid bill each time you dine out at a restaurant.
  4. Whenever you take a taxi or ride public transportation, “forget” a card on the seat before you exit.
  5. Contact companies who ship goods and arrange to have them put a card in every order they ship. Provide them with a supply of cards and agree to pay them three to ten cents for each card included in their packages.
  6. Contact direct mail companies and arrange to have them insert a card in every envelope/package they mail out. Provide them with a supply of cards and agree to pay them three to 10 cents for each card they mail out for you.
  7. Ask your local theatre to give out a card with every ticket sold.  Provide them with a supply of cards and agree to pay them three to 10 cents for each card they distribute.
  8. Contact owners of small retail stores and arrange to have them give a card to every customer with their purchase receipt when they check out. Provide them with a supply of cards and agree to pay them three to 10 cents for each card they distribute for you.
  9. Contact local restaurants that deliver food (pizza, Chinese food, sub sandwiches, etc.). Offer to pay them three to 10 cents for each card they distribute to customers for you with their deliveries.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In regards to #7, #8, and #9…an even better idea might be to sign them up as Localvantia merchants and they can distribute their own Rewardical referral X-Cards, at their own expense—while you get the benefit of earning 10-1 referral tokens on every Rewardical they dispense to their customers!  Learn about how to sign up merchants in Localvantia HERE.

Q: Will these new X-Cards get updated when new ways to earn Rewardicals are available?
When Rewardical tokens can be won playing games or earned for completing surveys, for example, yes, we’ll make an updated version available.  We may make other designs available as well.

Q: Is there a report (list) where I can see all of my Rewardical referrals?
Not exactly yet, but that’s on the way.  In the meantime, you will receive an email notification of each successful Rewardical referral.

Q: Will you be staying in touch with my referrals?
Yes!  They’ll automatically be notified (via email) of all new Localvantia merchants in their area, for example.  We’ll also keep them up to date on other ways they can earn Rewardicals, such as by playing online games.  And they’ll also be kept apprised of new developments with Rewardical in general as well.

Q: So I don’t have to follow-up with my Rewardical referrals, train them, etc.?
No, consider your job done once they’ve signed up as a member.

Q: There’s been a daily “DistribuSTAR” prize drawing for TCards.  Has this also been discontinued?
Yes, this drawing is being discontinued (last day is November 30th).  Note, however, that we may replace it at a later time with a contest/drawing pertaining to Rewardical referrals.

Q: What about the “DistribuSTAR” badges and leaderboard?
These will also be going away shortly.  However, we will be replacing them with new Rewardical referrer badges (that everyone can win) and a Rewardical referrals leaderboard and badge too.

Q: I’ve got some TCards in stock.  How long will they be accepted?
For both digital and physical TCards that you already have in your possession, we will continue to accept and fulfill redeemed cards for the foreseeable future.  However, a substitution of equal or better value will be incorporated when it becomes necessary.

Q: So I can just keep running online ads for the TCards offer of free TCredits and MRP?
No, you should discontinue your ads as soon as you can since fulfillment of TCredits and/or MRP may not be available in the future.  Replace them with our upcoming new ads offering free Rewardicals.


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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.