Q. Does Elite Express replace the Young Living recognition programme?
A. No. We’ve designed the Elite Express (EE) programme to offer additional incentives to elite performers, and it is totally voluntary. Participation is not expected or required of distributors building an organization. Any distributor who achieves these advanced ranks outside of the qualifying timeframes of EE will still be congratulated and recognised as before; the only difference is they will not receive the additional rewards offered as part of the EE programme.
Q. If I don’t participate in Elite Express, are there any penalties?
A. No. Participation in Elite Express is an added incentive and is not required to benefit from the full potential of the Young Living Compensation Plan.
Q. When does my qualification period start?
A. The qualification period(s) begin the month following the first time achievement of any prequalifying rank for the given reward tier. For example, the Executive in 3 (Ei3) qualification period begins the month following the first time a member reaches Star. The Silver in 6 (Si6) qualification period begins the month following the first time a member reaches Executive, etc.
Q. Who can participate in the programme?
A. The Elite Express programme offers added incentives to distributors who rank from Star all the way through Platinum. Any member who is currently ranked Silver or below from the launch of the programme on March 1, 2016, has the opportunity to win an award at one or more of the available reward levels: Ei3, Si6, Gi6, Pi5. For example, any current Silver-ranking distributors will still have the opportunity to win the Pi5 award once they achieve the prequalifying rank of Gold for the first time.
Q. When do I receive my award for qualification?
A. Rewards for each level of Elite Express will be sent approximately 30 days from the date the reward qualification is confirmed. Confirmation will occur around the 10th of the month following qualification.
Q. Do I have to maintain my prequalifying rank during the qualification period like the previous Si6 program?
A. Yes. To qualify for the reward at each achievement level of Elite Express, participating distributors must maintain their prequalifying rank. For example, first time Silver achievers must maintain the rank of Silver all 6 months of the Gi6 qualification period.
Q. What if I fall below my prequalifying rank for only one month of the qualification period?
A. Prequalifying ranks at each reward level must be maintained each month of the qualification period. If the participating distributor falls below the prequalification rank any given month of the qualification period, that distributor will no longer be eligible for the reward at that specific reward track of Elite Express. However, the distributor may still be eligible for other reward tracks. For example, if a distributor misses qualification for Si6, that distributor will still be eligible to participate for Gi6 and Pi5.
Q. Will I be taxed on the rewards?
A. The distributor is personally liable for any taxes or duties required by law, including but not limited to income tax, national insurance contributions and the proper collection and payment of VAT on sales and commissions. The Distributor will keep all such proper records as are necessary to ensure the proper assessment and payment of any such taxes and/or duties.
Q. What if I already rank as a Gold or higher?
A. As a Gold or higher for more than five months, you are not eligible to participate personally in Elite Express; however, promoting this program in your team can have a very positive impact on the growth of your team and the future success of your organisation.
Q. What if I’m grandfathered into the previous Si6 program and I achieve both Si6 and Pi5, will I get two Premier Aroma collections?
A. Yes. For distributors who are grandfathered into the previous Si6 program, they have the opportunity to earn the biggest prize, a Premier Aroma collection, at both the Si6 and Pi5 reward tiers. At the Silver level, the Premier Aroma collection will replace the 30-Oil Collection and Fitbit HR.
Q. Are the prizes the same for all global markets?
A. Merchandise prizes will be the same in all markets; however, some product rewards will be unique depending on the market. All unique product rewards will have a comparable value.