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Badge Quest goes Rewardical!

badge_questAs mentioned in our big Rewardical announcement on October 31st, we plan to incorporate Rewardical tokens in numerous places.  Today, we’re pleased to announce that, effective immediately, our popular Badge Quest program is now awarding Rewardicals as its exclusive prize!  Following are the new rules and prizes.


There are FIVE levels in Badge Quest:

LEVEL ONE (Rising Star)
Upon earning 12 badges, you’ll advance to the first level in Badge Quest…Rising Star.  As a Rising Star, you’ll receive:

  • 150 Rewardicals
  • 1 Entry in the month’s “Badge Bounty” drawing (see details below)

You’ll also receive the Badge Quest Rising Star badge.  Plus, next to your rank badge at the top of the Affiliate Center, you’ll also now sport one trophy icon to reflect your level one status in Badge Quest.

LEVEL TWO (Pro)
Upon earning 30 badges, you’ll advance to the second level…Badge Quest Pro.  As a Pro, you’ll also automatically receive:

  • 500 Rewardicals
  • 2 Entries in the month’s “Badge Bounty”drawing (see details below)

You’ll also receive the Badge Quest Pro badge.  Plus, next to your rank badge at the top of the Affiliate Center, you’ll also now sport two trophy icons to reflect your level two status in Badge Quest.

LEVEL THREE (Master)
Upon earning 40 badges, you’ll advance to the third level…Badge Quest Master.  As a Master, you’ll also automatically receive these prizes:

  • 1000 Rewardicals
  • 3 Entries in the month’s “Badge Bounty”drawing (see details below)

You’ll also receive the Badge Quest Master badge.  Plus, next to your rank badge at the top of the Affiliate Center, you’ll also now sport three trophy icons to reflect your level three status in Badge Quest.

LEVEL FOUR (Grand Master)
Level four, Grand Master, is the first of two elite levels in Badge Quest.  To attain the Grand Master level in Badge Quest, it’s no longer about the quantity of badges you have.  Instead, qualification is now based on the point values we’ve assigned to each badge (the harder the badge is to attain, the more points it is worth).  If the total points value of your collected badges puts you in the top 200 of all players, congratulations, you’re a Badge Quest Grand Master!

TIP: Check your BADGES tab to determine your current position on the Badge Quest leaderboard.

As a Grand Master, you also qualify for MONTHLY prizes!  Yes, every month that you’re a Grand Master, you’ll automatically receive:

  • 2000 Rewardicals
  • 4 Entries in the month’s “Badge Bounty”drawing (see details below)

You’ll also receive the Badge Quest Grand Master badge.  Plus, next to your rank badge at the top of the Affiliate Center, you’ll also now sport four trophy icons to reflect your elite, level four status in Badge Quest.

LEVEL FIVE (Grand Master Elite)
Level five in Badge Quest is Grand Master Elite.  To attain this highest level in Badge Quest, the total point value of your collected badges must put you in the top 20 of all players.

TIP: Check your BADGES tab to determine your current position on the Badge Quest leaderboard.

As a Grand Master Elite, you also qualify for MONTHLY prizes!  Every month that you’re a Grand Master Elite, you’ll automatically receive:

  • 5000 Rewardicals
  • 5 Entries in the month’s “Badge Bounty”drawing (see details below)

You’ll also receive the Badge Quest Grand Master Elite badge.  Plus, next to your rank badge at the top of the Affiliate Center, you’ll also now sport five trophy icons to reflect your elite, top level status in Badge Quest.

NOTE: PRIZES SUBJECT TO CHANGE


BADGE QUEST BOUNTY

The monthly bounty drawing is one of the most exciting parts of the new Badge Quest game.  It now works like this:

Each month, for every* new badge earned by all SFI affiliates–companywide–SFI will put two Rewardicals** into the Bounty pot (the current pot amount will be displayed on your WIN IT tab), with a guaranteed minimum of 100,000 Rewardicals.

At the end of the month, we will draw 40 winners, who will each receive an equal share of the bounty pot.

*Excludes SFI rank badge and TC member badge–which are awarded automatically to all affiliates.
**SFI reserves the right to adjust the ratio of Rewardicals per badges earned.


One more change…

We’ve determined that having a point value for the actual Badge Quest badges (Rising Star badge, Pro badge, Master badge, Grand Master badge, and Grand Master Elite badge)  create an awkward “catch-22” issue for our players in regards to their level in certain instances.  Therefore, so as to provide an even playing field for all, these badges will no longer have points assigned to them.


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New Reassignment Rules

As discussed in our Opti-Build announcement, to maximize Opti-Build’s power and impact for your group, restructuring your first level by the end of March may be in order.

First, though, let’s affirm again:

“The best way to build a highly successful business in SFI is to help those in your team become successful.”

Let this key principle guide you as you consider your restructuring strategy!

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Now, if you’re relatively new to SFI and/or have five or less Team Leaders on your first level, you probably do not need to do much or any restructuring.  But if you DO have more than five Team Leaders, pay very careful attention to the following information.

First, understand that everyone can have no more than five DDs (Designated Diamonds).  And being a DD is a requirement for participating in Opti-Build.  Therefore, if you have more than five Team Leaders, you’re going to have Team Leaders that are not allowed to participate in Opti-Build. That’s probably not good for them or for YOU.

Again, “The best way to build a highly successful business in SFI is to help those in your team become successful.”  Preventing one or more of your first Team Leaders from participating in Opti-Build goes directly against this tenet of course!

So, you have two choices:

  • > Leave your Team Leaders where they are and risk harming your relationship with them and, very possibly, your future earnings from those legs of your business.

  • > Reassign some of your Team Leaders so that ALL of them can qualify as DDs and be able to participate in Opti-Build.

If you feel #2 is the best option, here are our best restructuring tips:

The system is going to identify for you who your five DDs will be on April 1st.  However, unless you have a truly large number of very active Team Leaders on your first level, you should be able to ascertain who they will be now.  They will be your five Team Leaders with the highest rank (and in the case of a tie, the ones with the most VP for the month).

Your next step is to identify your Team Leaders who will NOT be one of the five DDs selected by the system on April 1st.  These persons are the ones you need to consider reassigning now, before the end of the month.

We recommend that you reassign each of these persons under one of your five top Team Leaders (those who you expect to be designated as DDs on April 1st).

You may want to “spread the wealth,” and assign, say, one Team Leader under each of your top five Team Leaders.  Or you may want to concentrate those being moved under one or more of your top five Team Leaders, the one or ones that have clearly proven they’re going to be superstars.  We recommend you also review The Diamond Plan for guidance.

Definitely also consider “compatibility” before making any moves.  For example, do you have Team Leaders that would really work great together because of where they live in the world or the primary language they speak?  Or perhaps you have a new, but inexperienced Team Leader that could greatly benefit from being placed under a mentor “veteran” Team Leader.  Bottom line: There are all kinds of ways that people can be both compatible and incompatible, so DO consider this carefully before making any reassignments.

Bottom line: If possible, restructure your group so you have no more than five of your top Team Leaders on your first level.  Then, manually reassign under each of them the rest of your Team Leaders before the end of March.  This way, ALL of your Team Leaders can be Designated Diamonds when Opti-Build launches on April 1st.


THE NEW REASSIGNMENT RULES

To accommodate the type of restructuring Opti-Build requires, some changes in our reassignments rules were necessary.  Following are the new rules (effective immediately):

1. Affiliates (non-EAs) can be reassigned only to other PSAs unless you are a Designated Diamond OR an STL or higher in rank—in which case you may reassign to your downline (12 generations maximum).

2. Executive Affiliates (current or former) can be reassigned only to other PSAs unless you are a Designated Diamond OR an STL or higher in rank—in which case you may reassign to your downline (12 generations maximum).

3. Bronze and Silver Team Leaders (qualified at this rank within the last 45 days) can only be reassigned to other first-level Team Leaders of equal or greater rank.

4. Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Team Leaders (qualified at this rank within the last 45 days) may not be reassigned without permission from SFI Corporate. Submit a ticket for any requests to reassign a GTL, PTL, or DTL and include your reasons for wanting to make the reassignment, then await further instructions.

5. There is no longer a limit on how many times a person can be reassigned.  However, a person may be reassigned a maximum of once every 30 days.

6. You may reassign PSAs (including those that you did not personally refer to SFI). Once they’re officially your PSA, they are yours to reassign as desired per rules #1-#5.

7. Previously, 5 VP was earned when reassigning an affiliate with at least 600 VP in the prior 90 days.  This has been discontinued, effective immediately.  However, we are planning to replace this with something better in the near future…so stay tuned.


Q&A

Q: When the system designates a DD, is that permanent?
No. All DDs will be designated at the beginning of each month based on their rank and VP for the previous month, and they’ll be qualified for Opti-Build for one month.  Thus, you could qualify as a DD in March, but then not for April.  Conversely, you could not qualify as a DD in March, but qualify in April.

Q: Are the reassignments I make permanent?
Essentially, yes, that’s why it’s vital that you carefully consider every reassignment.

Q: Could moving a Team Leader under another Team Leader create additional momentum in my group?
Yes, absolutely!  And it’s actually two-fold.  The one receiving the new Team Leader is likely to be DELIGHTED to have a new, active first-level Team Leader.  And the person you reassigned is likely to be excited also, because in doing so, you’ve given them what they needed to qualify as a DD and to be able to participate in Opti-Build!  Such a move aligns perfectly with the key tenet, “The best way to build a highly successful business in SFI is to help those in your team become successful.”

Q: What about non-Team Leaders on my first level?  Should I reassign them, too?
Yes, so long as you have at least one Team Leader on your first level who will qualify as a DD, you should strongly consider reassigning all your non-Team Leaders under your Team Leaders.  Why?  Again, “The best way to build a highly successful business in SFI is to help those in your team become successful.”

Q: I will likely meet the qualifications for DD by the end of March, but I know my sponsor has more than five Team Leaders, so I may be left out.  What can I do to improve my chances of being one of my sponsor’s five DDs?
The best way is to simply see to it that you are one of your sponsor’s five highest-ranked Team Leaders (and with enough VP to win out over any other Team Leaders with the same rank as you).  But if that’s not realistic, we would then encourage you to start a conversation with your sponsor immediately.  Let him or her know how much you want to be a DD and respectfully request that he/she reassign you to one of his/her top first-level Team Leaders so you may be a DD and participate in Opti-Build.

Q: What about CSAs?  Have the rules also changed on CSA reassignments?
We’ve made just one change on CSAs.  There’s no longer a limit on how many times a CSA may be reassigned (though no one may be reassigned more than once in a 30 day period).  TIP: We strongly recommend everyone review this article about how reassigning CSAs can sparks growth and momentum in your group!  Try it!

Q: I understand that Opti-Build works best when the lines it feeds into are narrow.  So will Opti-Build work better for me if I have less than five DDs?
Yes.  If you don’t already have five first-level Team Leader who will be DDs, we recommend focusing on no more than 2-3 people to start.  That is, help 2-3 of your PSAs become Team Leaders and DDs.  You may even want to consider reassigning everyone else on your first level under them.  Then pause on developing more first-level Team Leaders and make your focus be about getting your 2-3 DDs all the way to platinum.  Just by limiting your first level to 2-3 people, you’ll be automatically concentrating the power of Opti-Build…and making Opti-Build work more effectively for you (simply because all the sign-ups flowing through the Opti-Build stream will be less spread out). Then, each time one of your DDs hits platinum, add a new first-level DD.  Soon, you’ll have five first-level PTLs, per The Diamond Plan…and YOU will be a DTL!

Q: Do these new reassignment rules apply ONLY to Opti-Build?
No, ALL reassignments, both manual and automatic (Opti-Build), are now covered by these rules.

Q: I’m not familiar with manual reassignment.  What is the value of reassigning an affiliate…and how do I actually reassign someone?
See this Knowledge Base article. And/or search on the keyword “reassignment” from the Affiliate Center’s search engine.

Q: Can moving Team Leaders negatively impact income?
If you have a very deep group, it could, yes.  This is because you could move override income (Matching VP) out of your “pay range.”  Example: You’re a GTL, which qualifies you to earn on Matching VP down 10 generations.  You move an established STL down a generation, which puts some of the Matching VP you were earning on in that leg now on your 11th generation.  Such moves of Team Leader with deep groups can also similarly impact the earnings of your sponsor and other upline Team Leaders.  This is why we are encouraging everyone who is looking at reassigning Team Leaders to carefully and diligently consider every reassignment.  Special note:  You may want to consult your sponsor and/or other Team Leader who may have had a hand in developing/nuturing the Team Leaders you have on your first level.  Consulting with and asking for their blessing on any such moves is encouraged.

Q: Won’t I be giving up Direct Commissions if I reassign affiliates to other affiliates on lower generations in my group?
Yes, but don’t forget that you can still earn Matching VP on every one that is at least an Executive Affiliate (EA).  And, one more time, remember the tenet:

“The best way to build a highly successful business in SFI is to help those in your team become successful.”

Sure, you might earn a little more in the short term by keeping all your affiliates on your first level and tapping into the Direct Commissions they could generate for you.  But in the long term, you may very well be leaving a fortune on the table!  The fact is, the big money in SFI comes from leveraged income (duplication).  Opti-Build provides you with a way to put this part of your business into overdrive!  And, with proper focus, Opti-Build can make your Direct Commissions pale in comparison to your override commissions (Matching VP).  Also note that Direct Commissions will eventually roll up to you if the person/persons in between become inactive in SFI.


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Getting clear…on Auto-Deliveries

With the “flurry” of changes over the past few weeks pertaining to purchases at TripleClicks—specifically: Auto-Delivery orders (previously Standing Orders) and the new Booster Club and Booster Club Qualified (BCQ) term replacing the previous SOQ term, we thought it would be a good idea to clarify the rules for Auto-Deliveries.

What has changed:

  1. To receive the Auto-Delivery discounted price of any item, you need to order the item for immediate processing AND set it up for Auto-Delivery for subsequent months.  That’s it.  There is no tie-in with the Booster Club or anything else.  If you want the Auto-Delivery discount, you need to set it up for automatic monthly delivery (and place an order for a “now” delivery).
  2. Accepted payment methods for Auto-Delivery orders are limited to Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal, SFI Account funds, and TCurrency. Note: On orders using TCurrency, we are using a “3 strikes and you’re out” policy.  That is, if you set up an Auto-Delivery using TCurrency as the payment method and you fail to have enough funds in your TCurrency account when we attempt to process your Auto-Delivery, upon the third instance of this you will no longer be allowed to use TCurrency for Auto-Delivery orders.  So be sure to always make sure your TCurrency account is properly funded!

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To set up a new Auto-Delivery:

  1. Go to TripleClicks and locate the product you want and that you want to have automatically delivered each month.  You will need to be on the item’s Product Details page.
  2. Click the “Add to cart” button.
  3. Choose the quantity of the item you wish to receive.
  4. Check the box to confirm you want Auto-Delivery.
  5. Click the “Create Auto-Delivery” button.
  6. Click the “Check Out Now” button.
  7. Enter your shipping and billing address information (if needed).
  8. Click the “Continue Checkout” button at the bottom of the page to proceed.
  9. Choose your payment method (For Auto-Deliveries, accepted payment methods are credit card, debit card, PayPal, SFI Account funds, or TCurrency).
  10. Review the Auto-Delivery terms/agreement.
  11. Submit your order.
  12. We will now initiate the process of delivery of your chosen item immediately.  Then, starting next month, on the date you’ve chosen, we will automatically charge you for and deliver the item again, and for each subsequent month until at which time you cancel your Auto-Delivery.

To EDIT an Auto-Delivery (delivery date, quantity, etc.):

  1. Go to the Auto-Delivery Manager from the Member Center at TripleClicks.
  2. Click the “Edit or cancel one or more Auto-Delivery orders” link at the top of the page.
  3. To adjust the quantity of an item, see the Quantity column beside the item’s name. Enter the quantity desired and click the “Update” button.
  4. To adjust payment method, backup payment method, billing address, shipping address, shipping method, or processing date, refer to the Order Summary section.
  5. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page to confirm your changes.
  6. Your change(s) has now been saved and will take effect the next time your Auto-Delivery is processed.

To CANCEL an Auto-Delivery:

  1. Go to the Auto-Delivery Manager from the Member Center at TripleClicks.
  2. Click the “Edit or cancel one or more Auto-Delivery orders” link at the top of the page.
  3. Click the “Remove” button under the item you wish to cancel.
  4. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page to confirm.
  5. Auto-Delivery for this item has now been cancelled.  You will no longer receive or be charged automatically for this item.

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One more thing…

If you ever want to have your Auto-Delivery processed NOW (instead of waiting for your normal processing date)…OR…if you want to have your Auto-Delivery processed multiple times in the same month (because, for example, you need to replenish your stock of TCredits or need a quick infusion of VersaPoints), you can!  Just click the green “Quick Order” button at the bottom of the Auto-Delivery Manager page. Note: For the following month, your Auto-Delivery will be processed as usual on your normal processing date.


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Uber-Picks leaderboard adjustment

Effective immediately, we have adjusted the Uber-Picks leaderboards rules.  The reason is that our previous policy of halving leaderboard points every 30 days was not working well because of the fact that many Uber-Picks sports have a multi-month offseason.  The result was that many of our Uber-Picks players were unjustly losing their hard-earned leaderboard positions.  To correct this, leaderboard points are now reduced only by 20% every 30 days.

To learn more about our Uber-Picks sports games, click HERE.


New “Badge Quest” game!

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Today we are very excited to introduce to you our exclusive new game for SFI affiliates!  We call it…BADGE QUEST.

The game is simple:  Collect badges and win prizes and recognition!


There are FIVE levels in Badge Quest:

LEVEL ONE (Rising Star)

Upon earning 10 badges, you’ll advance to the first level in Badge Quest…Rising Star.  As a Rising Star, you’ll also automatically receive these prizes:

You’ll also receive the Badge Quest Rising Star badge:

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And next to your rank badge at the top of the Affiliate Center, you’ll also now sport one trophy icon to reflect your level one status in Badge Quest.


LEVEL TWO (Pro)

Upon earning 25 badges, you’ll advance to the second level…Badge Quest Pro.  As a Pro, you’ll also automatically receive these prizes:

You’ll also receive the prestigious Badge Quest Pro badge:

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And next to your rank badge at the top of the Affiliate Center, you’ll also now sport two trophy icons to reflect your level two status in Badge Quest.


LEVEL THREE (Master)

Upon earning 35 badges, you’ll advance to the third level…Badge Quest Master.  As a Master, you’ll also automatically receive these prizes:

You’ll also receive the prestigious Badge Quest Master badge:

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And next to your rank badge at the top of the Affiliate Center, you’ll also now sport three trophy icons to reflect your level three status in Badge Quest.


LEVEL FOUR (Grand Master)

Level four, Grand Master, is the first of two elite levels in Badge Quest.  To attain the Grand Master level in Badge Quest, it’s no longer about the quantity of badges you have.  Instead, qualification is now based on the point values we’ve assigned to each badge (the harder the badge is to attain, the more points it’s worth).  If the total points value of your collected badges puts you in the top 200 of all players, congratulations, you’re a Badge Quest Grand Master!

As a Grand Master, you also qualify for MONTHLY prizes!  Yes, every month that you’re a Grand Master, you’ll automatically receive these prizes:

You’ll also receive the prestigious Badge Quest Grand Master badge:

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And next to your rank badge at the top of the Affiliate Center, you’ll also now sport four trophy icons to reflect your elite, level four status in Badge Quest.


LEVEL FIVE (Grand Master Elite)

Level five in Badge Quest is Grand Master Elite.  To attain this highest level in Badge Quest, the total point value of your collected badges must put you in the top 20 of all players.

As a Grand Master Elite, you also qualify for MONTHLY prizes!  Every month that you’re a Grand Master Elite, you’ll automatically receive these prizes:

You’ll also receive the prestigious Badge Quest Grand Master Elite badge:

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And next to your rank badge at the top of the Affiliate Center, you’ll also now sport five trophy icons to reflect your elite, level five status in Badge Quest.


NOTE: PRIZES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Prizes listed are for the current month.  SFI reserves the right to adjust the prize list for each Badge Quest level at the beginning of each new month.


BADGE QUEST BOUNTY

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The monthly bounty drawing is one of the most exciting parts of the new Badge Quest game.  It works like this:

  • Each month, for every* new badge earned by all SFI affiliates–companywide–SFI will put $.03 USD** into the Bounty pot (the current pot amount will be displayed on your WIN IT tab), with a guaranteed minimum cash prize of $500.
  • As a Badge Quest player, you’ll choose a 5-digit number on your Badges tab at the Affiliate Center.  This will be your entry in the drawing.
  • At the end of the month, we will draw one number at random each day for five days.  If your number matches the five numbers drawn (as ordered on day five), you win the pot!
  • If more than one person has the winning number, the pot will be equally split amongst the winners.
  • If no one has the winning number, the pot “rolls over” and will keep growing until the next month when five new numbers will be drawn. Special Note: Rollover will be limited to no more than three months.  If the pot has rolled over for two months, on the third month we will draw, at random, a number that has been already chosen by one or more players–assuring that there is a winner.
  • Badge Quest players are eligible to win the Bounty pot the first time they achieve the level of Rising Star, Pro, and Master. Players achieving the level of Grand Master and Grand Master Elite are eligible to win the Bounty pot each month they hold the Grand Master or Grand Master Elite title.
*Excludes SFI rank badge and TC member badge–which are awarded automatically to all affiliates.
**SFI reserves the right to adjust the ratio of dollars per badges earned if necessary.

Q & A

Q: Are collecting badges important…and do they help me build my SFI business?
Because most of our badges are specifically designed as recognition of the activities that create a successful business in SFI…yes, and yes!  To learn more about why badges are important and can help you build a great team in SFI, please review this LaunchPad lesson.

Q: How many badges are available?
There are currently over 100 badges available.

Q: Does Badge Quest only use SFI badges?
No. Badge Quest includes all SFI and all TripleClicks badges, too.

Q: Where can I find out what my current level is in Badge Quest and what I need to advance to the next level?
This information is provided for you on the new Badges tab at the Affiliate Center.

Q: Are the prizes awarded retroactively?  For example, if I am qualified today as a Badge Quest Pro, do I get the Rising Star and Pro prizes?
Sorry, no.  The program is designed specifically to award achievement going forward from the debut date of the game, not for things you’ve already achieved.  This of course also makes it feasible for us to award bigger prizes.  HOWEVER, we are making a special exception for those who are currently qualified as a Badge Quest Master.  If you are a Master now (October 20, 2016), you will be awarded the Master prizes (20 TCredits, 30 Promo Bids, 150 VP, etc.) if you add a minimum of three new badges by the end of the month (October 2016).  To clarify, to however many badges you have now; add a minimum of three more by the end of the month to receive the Master prizes.

Q: If I drop back a level in Badge Quest, do I get the prizes when I requalify again at my former level?
No. Prizes will be awarded only once per level.  Special Note: Once you achieve the level of Rising Star, Pro, or Master, you cannot be “demoted.” 

Q: When are prizes awarded?
Prizes for the first three levels are awarded upon achieving a new level (same day).  For the Grand Master and Grand Master Elite levels, leaderboard positions are finalized at 11:59:59 pm CT on the last day of the month and prizes are awarded the following day (first day of each month).

Q: What about badges that new affiliates cannot attain because they represent obsolete programs or that are otherwise unavailable now?
They will still count for the first three levels (Rising Star, Pro, and Master), but these badges have no point value for Grand Master and Grand Master Elite, as it be would unfair to new affiliates who would be unable to collect those badges.

Q: Where can I see how many points each badge is worth for the the Grand Master and Grand Master Elite levels?
Click HERE for the points value for each available badge. Important Note: For badges that have the trim options, you’ll earn 2x the badge’s base value if your badge has the bronze trim, 3x the badge’s base value for silver trim, and 4x the badge’s base value for gold trim.

Q: For Grand Master and Grand Master Elite, can I lose my title if other players overtake me in points?
Yes.  To retain your elite title, you must maintain your position in the top 200 for Grand Master or top 20 for Grand Master Elite each month. See the Badge Quest leaderboard to determine exactly where you are currently positioned.

Q: Achieving the top 200, and especially achieving the top 20, could be a very challenging task.  Might those numbers be increased?
We want the Grand Master and Grand Master Elite levels to truly be elite.  However, as SFI grows and/or as more people begin participating in Badge Quest, we definitely will look at increasing the numbers to reflect a larger pool of players.

Q: Should I encourage my team members to participate in Badge Quest?
Definitely!  By competing in the game, they’ll be learning all about SFI and TripleClicks and participating in many valuable business-building activities. Badge Quest makes building a business more fun, too!

Q: Is there any way to know when my team members do well in Badge Quest?
Yes, for all affiliates in your group who you are the sponsor or co-sponsor of, you’ll be immediately notified whenever they achieve a new Badge Quest level so that you may congratulate them and help them advance even higher.  One of the best and easiest ways is to send an E-Card. See the Badge Quest category for a variety of cards designed just for congratulating advancements in Badge Quest.


OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
The Badge Quest contest is sponsored by SFI. This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by SFI and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid email account. SFI has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. SFI employees and members of employees’ immediate family are not eligible to participate.
CONTEST PERIOD
Badge Quest is ongoing, month-to-month contest.
HOW TO ENTER
All SFI affiliates are automatically entered into the Badge Quest contest.  No purchase is necessary to enter or win.  Some restrictions may apply.
WINNER SELECTION
Recipients of prizes for the Badge Quest contest are the entrants who have achieved a new level for the first time for the Rising Star, Pro, and Master levels. For the Grand Master level, prizes are awarded to entrants attaining a top 200 position. For the Grand Master Elite level, prizes are awarded to entrants attaining a top 20 position. For the Rising Star, Pro, and Master levels, prizes are awarded upon achievement of the level (same day). For the Grand Master and Grand Master Elite levels, leaderboard positions are finalized at 11:59:59 pm CT on the last day of the month and prizes awarded the following day (first day of each month). Upon request, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified.
PRIZES
See prize list above.  Prizes subject to change.  Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
PLAY & WIN LIMITS
Contestants are limited to one entry in the Badge Quest contest.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. SFI and its respective parent subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by SFI. SFI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the game or the Website; to be in violation of the Affiliate Agreement; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, as determined by SFI at its sole discretion. SFI reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if SFI determines that the contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond SFI’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, SFI reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. SFI and its respective parent and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SFI AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SFI AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SFI AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.
PUBLICITY
By participating, each entrant grants SFI permission to use his/her name, likeness, or comments for publicity purposes without further notification, payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
SPONSOR
The Badge Quest contest is sponsored by:
SFI
A division of Carson Services, Inc.
8251 Northwoods Drive, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68505 USA
Phone: 402-434-8480 | Fax: 402-434-8483


Be UNSTOPPABLE in July!

July has arrived, and with it our third UNSTOPPABLE contest!

UNSTOPPABLE is a one-month contest featuring hard cold cash for the top prizes (and some cool consolation prizes, too).

unstoppable_simpleJuly ’16 UNSTOPPABLE Contest Specs

OBJECTIVE:

  • Generate the most new (first-time) EA2 PSAs

CONTEST PERIOD:

  • Qualifying for the July 2016 contest are all new (first-time) EA2s generated from July 1st through July 31, 2016.

CASH PRIZES:

  • 1st place = $500 cash
  • 2nd place = $250 cash
  • 3rd place = $100 cash
  • 4th-10 place = $50 added to your Signing Bonus account

Total cash & Signing Bonus prizes of $1200.

OTHER PRIZES:

  • Top 10 = Exclusive “UnsTOPpable TEN” T-Shirt
  • Top 50 = 10 TCredits
  • Top 50 = New “UNSTOPPABLE” badge for your SFI home page and JMT gateway
  • 50 TCredits for 10 randomly chosen of those who entered and generated at least 1 EA2


GET ENTERED NOW

The first step of being named an UNSTOPPABLE AFFILIATE is to enter!  Go now to the WIN IT tab to enter.  Once you’ve entered, all you need to do is start generating new EA2s!

TIP:  For ideas on getting your PSAs to EA2 status, see this training article.

By the way, just for entering, you’ll get our new UNSTOPPABLE “In it to win it!” badge for your SFI homepage.  Note: A minimum of one new EA2 must be generated within 15 days of entering to keep this badge.



TEAM BUILDING TIP

Hey, Team Leaders, here’s a great tip to help you grow your group and get your members more active.  Piggybacking!  That is, we strongly encourage you to run your own contest concurrently with our UNSTOPPABLE contest.

While we’re running OUR corporate contest, you can be running, at the same time, YOUR contest with your own prizes and recognition.  In doing so, you’ll help us get more people involved in our contest…and we’ll help you get more of your members active and in yours!  Meanwhile, everyone entering gets more opportunities to win prizes and recognition.  An awesome win/win/win for all!

We will post at the end of each month (after commissions are processed), a list of the top 100 finishers.  Hence, we recommend that you design your contest to award prizes/recognition for coming in first, second, third…and/or in the top ten, top 20, top 50, and/or top 100.

Special Note:  Depending on how it’s received, UNSTOPPABLE may become a regular, monthly contest.  If so, we’ll make it super easy for you to identify those in your downline who have entered each month, to work closely with them, send them group emails, etc.



HELP US GET UNSTOPPABLE OFF TO A BIG START!

We hope LOTS of you will get entered and get busy trying to win (or help your team members win) the $1200 in cash and Signing Bonuses in July.  If you show us you like contests like this, we’ll make UNSTOPPABLE not only a regular, monthly thing…but we’ll also make the cash prizes even bigger!  Indeed, we’d love to give away several thousand dollars in cash every month!  Who’s in?!



OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
The UNSTOPPABLE contest is sponsored by SFI. This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by SFI and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid email account. SFI has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. SFI employees and members of employees’ immediate family are not eligible to participate.
CONTEST PERIOD
July 1st, 2016 through July 31, 2016
HOW TO ENTER
Enter from the WIN IT tab at the SFI Affiliate Center. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.  Some restrictions may apply.
WINNER SELECTION
The winners of the UNSTOPPABLE contest are the entrants with the top 50 most new (first-time) EA2 PSAs generated during the contest period.  In case of ties, the affiliate with the most total VP for the month is the winner.  If necessary, the second tiebreaker will be the affiliate with the least number of PSAs who are NOT EA2.  All winners will be named on the UNSTOPPABLE Leaderboard at the Affiliate Center upon finalization of results for each contest period (on or about the 15th of the month following contest month). Prizes will then be automatically awarded to the affiliate’s SFI account.  Upon request, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified.
PRIZES
All contestants placing in the top 50 will receive cash and/or a signing bonus and/or a t-shirt and/or TCredits.  See prize list above.  Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
PLAY & WIN LIMITS
Contestants are limited to one entry per UNSTOPPABLE contest.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. SFI and its respective parent subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by SFI. SFI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the game or the Website; to be in violation of the Affiliate Agreement; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, as determined by SFI at its sole discretion. SFI reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if SFI determines that the contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond SFI’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, SFI reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. SFI and its respective parent and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SFI AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SFI AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SFI AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.
PUBLICITY
By participating, each entrant grants SFI permission to use his/her name, likeness, or comments for publicity purposes without further notification, payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
SPONSOR
The UNSTOPPABLE contest is sponsored by:
SFI
A division of Carson Services, Inc.
8251 Northwoods Drive, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68505 USA
Phone: 402-434-8480 | Fax: 402-434-8483
Any questions regarding this contest should be directed to SFI Support at: support.sfimg.com

Forum Discussion


DISCUSS IT!  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.


New simpler VersaPoints rules!

Simpler is always better, and that’s why were pleased today to announce that we’re no longer requiring our affiliates to distinguish between AVP (Action VP) and SVP (Sales VP) for their qualifications.

All points are now simply VersaPoints!

If your rank goal is EA (Executive Affiliate), you simply need to, as always, generate a minimum of 1500 VP using any combination of actions, sales, and/or purchases as listed on your To Do List.

If you’re a Team Leader, you’ll still be required to have a minimum of 1500 VP each month from any combination of sales and/or personal purchases.  But that’s as complicated as it gets now…which isn’t very complicated at all!  For the rest of your VP requirements, it’s completely up to you!  You can use any combination of actions, sales, and/or purchases as listed on your To Do List.

And for Team Leaders, there are no longer any MAXIMUMS for VP from sales/purchase either!  So long as you have the minimum 1500 VP from sales/purchases, and you have the minimum total VP for your rank, and you have fulfilled the first-level PSA(s) requirement (e.g. Two BTLs for the rank of STL), you’re all set!

To recap, here are the new SIMPLER Team Leader requirements as of January 1, 2016:

Bronze Team Leader (BTL)

  • Minimum 3,000 VersaPoints (1,500 min. from sales/purchases)
  • Minimum (1) first-level EA2
  • Maintain Leadership Page
  • Minimum 3-star sponsor rating from PSAs (not required if you receive less than 5 ratings)

Silver Team Leader (STL)

  • Minimum 4,000 VersaPoints (1,500 min. from sales/purchases)
  • Minimum (2) first-level BTLs
  • Maintain Leadership Page
  • Minimum 3-star sponsor rating from PSAs (not required if you receive less than 5 ratings)

Gold Team Leader (GTL)

  • Minimum 5,000 VersaPoints (1,500 min. from sales/purchases)
  • Minimum (3) first-level STLs
  • Maintain Leadership Page
  • Minimum 3-star sponsor rating from PSAs (not required if you receive less than 5 ratings)

Platinum Team Leader (PTL)

  • Minimum 6,000 VersaPoints (1,500 min. from sales/purchases)
  • Minimum (4) first-level GTLs
  • Maintain Leadership Page
  • Minimum 3-star sponsor rating from PSAs (not required if you receive less than 5 ratings)

Diamond Team Leader (DTL)

  • Minimum 1,500 VP from sales/purchases
  • Minimum (5) first-level PTLs

Forum Discussion


DISCUSS IT!  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.