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Dream 2020 Incentive Trip to Costa Rica

Our Dream 2020 Incentive Trip is a first-time location for the Shaklee Family! Famous for its natural rainforests and exotic wildlife, Costa Rica has become the number one destination in the world for eco-tourism.

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When you earn this incredible trip, you’ll spend six days and five nights at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, an all-inclusive resort surrounded by lush tropical beauty, where guests of all ages will enjoy watersports, land activities, and kid-friendly fun as well as fine dining, live nightly entertainment, and so much more!

Activities for Children and Youth

 Dreams Las Mareas also includes extensive activities for children and youth aged 3 through 17:

  • Explorer's Club for Kids – Created especially for children aged 3 to 12, the club is fully and professionally supervised and filled with adventures and activities based around nature, science, and exploration.
  • Core Zone Teens Club – Located in the sports area, the Core Zone provides entertainment, daily activities, and a vast array of sports and games for youth aged 13 through 17, including nightly social events featuring weekly bonfires and mixers.

The Experience

Whether you want to soak up the sun on pristine beaches, hike up volcanoes, or experience exotic wildlife in ancient forests, the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica boasts all of this and then some.

While in Costa Rica, the Shaklee Family will enjoy the luxurious hospitality of Dreams Las Mareas – a vibrant tropical getaway for everyone.

Located on an expansive palm-studded beach and surrounded by lush green mountains and jungles on Playa El Jobo, you’ll delight in an action-packed vacation featuring watersports, land activities, and swimming pools. Need some rest and relaxation? Spend your days sunbathing or laying under a thatched palapa. Continue the fun into the evenings with live nightly entertainment, outdoor bars and lounges, and other pursuits.

Resort Highlights

At Dreams Las Mareas, you can do as much or as little as you want. Here are just a few of the opportunities for fun, sun, and enrichment you can enjoy during your stay:

Cooking and cocktail classes

Dance lessons

Deep sea fishing*

Beach soccer

Big-screen movies

Theme nights and parties

Bocce

Ping pong

Table games

Local wildlife watching

Jogging

Introductory scuba lesson in the pool

Non-motorized water sports

Snorkelling

Water polo

Water aerobics

Kayaking

Kite surfing*

Click here to learn more about Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica. (external link)

 

*For an additional fee.

Trip Qualifications

Trip Qualification Period:
January 1 – December 31, 2019

Trip Dates:
May 4–9, 2020

There are four ways to earn points while growing your business:

  • Sponsoring with qualifying purchase
  • New Rank Advancement
  • PGV+ Growth over base
  • Developing Depth (QOV Growth)
Qualification Type
Required Points
Incentive trip for one person in one room
200
Incentive trip for two people in one room
300
Incentive trip for two people in one room + $1,500
U.S. cash
600

You don’t have worry about keeping track of your own points. Visit your incentive trackers to see your point total, your targets, and your breakdown of points toward earning this amazing trip!

How to Qualify

In addition to accumulating the required points:

  • You must have at least 50 points in the Sponsoring Category, at least 10 of which are for Personal Sponsoring
  • You must be a Paid-As Coordinator or higher for at least four consecutive months within the Qualification Period
  • Once that requirement is met, your Paid-As Rank may not fall below Senior Director in any month (except that you may have one Volume Grace Month or waiver) for the remainder of the Qualification Period and all succeeding months through March 2020

A maximum of 100 Sponsoring Category points may be counted toward trip qualification. Any Sponsoring points carried over from the prior Qualification Period are included in the total Sponsoring points in determining the 100-point limit.

How to Earn Points

You can earn points in four different categories tied to the growth and development of your business: Sponsoring, Rank Advancement, PGV+ (PGV Plus) Growth, and Developing Depth (QOV Growth).

Sponsoring Category

Earn points for new people you sponsor with a qualifying product purchase. The more you sponsor new Members/Preferred Members and Distributors/Qualified Distributors – and the more you work with and motivate them to reach the purchase levels below – the more points you can earn:

SponsorPoints
A new Qualified Distributor with 3 Success Packs or the “I Want It All” Pack15
A new Qualified Distributor with 2 Success Packs10
A new Qualified Distributor with 1 Success Pack5
A Member or Distributor with 100 PV or more2
A Member or Distributor with 50–99 PV1
Success Bonus SponsoringPoints
Qualify for a $150 Qualified Distributor Success Bonus10
Qualify for a $25 Preferred Member Success Bonus5

Qualified Distributor Sponsoring

A Qualified Distributor is a person who joins with a $49.95 Distributor Welcome Kit and purchases at least one Success Pack before the end of his or her first full calendar month from his or her join date. The Original Sponsor of the Qualified Distributor will earn sponsoring points based on the qualifying purchase level reached in the new Qualified Distributor’s first full calendar month from his or her join date. Points must be earned by December 31, 2019 in order to count for the January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 Qualification Period.

Example 1: Alena becomes a Qualified Distributor by joining with two Success Packs. Her Original Sponsor, Sarah, earns 10 Sponsoring points. Alena purchases one additional Success Pack a month later. Sarah earns another 5 Sponsoring points for a total of 15 points. Shaklee also rewards for consistent sponsoring, so Alena will count as one Qualified Distributor toward Sarah’s extra $150 Qualified Distributor Success Bonus. Sarah only has to sponsor two more Qualified Distributors in the next three months to earn an additional 10 Success Bonus Sponsoring points.

Example 2: Janine purchases a Distributor Welcome Kit and places a $200 product order. Her Original Sponsor, Michele, earns 2 Sponsoring points. Janine purchases one Success Pack at full price two months after her join date. No additional points will be rewarded.

Example 3: Raquel joins as a Member on January 2, 2019 with a $150 product order. Her Original Sponsor, Tommy, earns 2 Sponsoring points. On February 28, 2019, Raquel realizes that she wants to share Shaklee products with others, so she upgrades to a Qualified Distributor by paying the $29.95 upgrade fee and purchasing two discounted Success Packs. Tommy earns an additional 10 Sponsoring points for a total of 12 Sponsoring points for Raquel’s purchases. Shaklee also rewards for consistent sponsoring, so Tommy only has to sponsor two more Qualified Distributors in the next three months to earn an additional 10 Success Bonus Sponsoring points.

New Member or Distributor Sponsoring

Sponsoring points will be awarded for Member and Distributor sponsoring as each purchase level is reached before the end of the new Member or Distributor’s first full calendar month from his or her join date. The total points awarded will be for the highest purchase levels reached. For a Member and a Distributor, the maximum is 2 Sponsoring points. In order to earn additional points, your new Member or Distributor would need to upgrade to a Preferred Member or a Qualified Distributor. Points must be earned by December 31, 2019 in order to count for the January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 Qualification Period.

Example 1: Business Leader Ellen sponsors new Member Mary on September 1, 2019. Mary places a 50 PV order when she joins. Ellen earns 1 point. Mary then places a 100 PV order on October 1, 2019. Ellen earns an additional point for a total of 2 points.

Example 2: Business Leader Frank sponsors new Member Murray on September 15, 2019. Murray joins with a 200 PV order on September 15, 2019. Frank earns 2 points. Murray decides to upgrade to a Qualified Distributor with a Distributor Welcome Kit and one Success Pack on October 1, 2019. Frank earns 5 more points. Since Shaklee also rewards for consistent sponsoring, Frank only has to sponsor two more Qualified Distributors in the next three months to earn an additional 10 Success Bonus Sponsoring points.

Success Bonus Sponsoring Points

This is a way to earn extra Sponsoring points for consistent sponsoring of Preferred Members and Qualified Distributors. Distributors and above who are Qualified Distributors are eligible to earn Success Bonuses and Success Bonus Sponsoring points. Success Bonuses and points are for the Original Sponsor who personally sponsored the Preferred Members and Qualified Distributors.

Success Bonus SponsoringPoints
Qualify for a $150 Qualified Distributor Success Bonus10
Qualify for a $25 Preferred Member Success Bonus5

A Preferred Member is a Member who joins after August 9, 2017 and places a $150 product order on AutoShip at any time. Earn a $25 Success Bonus every time you sponsor three Preferred Members, with product purchase, within three rolling calendar months; you’ll also earn 5 Sponsoring points.

Every time you qualify for a $25 Preferred Member Success Bonus, you earn 5 Success Bonus Sponsoring points.

Example: Business Leader Juan sponsors two Preferred Members on February 5, 2019 and earns 4 Sponsoring points. He sponsors one more Preferred Member on May 28, 2019 and earns another 2 points. Juan sponsored three Preferred Members within three rolling months, so he qualifies for a $25 Success Bonus and 5 more Sponsoring points for a total of 11 Sponsoring points.

A Qualified Distributor is a Distributor who joins with a $49.95 Distributor Welcome Kit and purchases at least one Success Pack until the end of his or her first full month, no matter when he or she joins or upgrades. Earn a $50 Success Bonus every time you sponsor a Qualified Distributor who purchases at least one Success Pack within his or her first full calendar month (see upgrade rules on page 7). Earn an extra $150 Success Bonus every time you sponsor three new Qualified Distributors who each purchase at least one Success Pack until the end of his or her first full month, no matter when he or she joins or upgrades; you’ll also earn 10 Success Bonus Sponsoring points.

Every time you qualify for the additional $150 Qualified Distributor Success Bonus, you earn 10 Success Bonus Sponsoring points.

Example: On April 8, 2019, Business Leader Sundeep sponsors two Qualified Distributors, each with one Success Pack. She earns 10 Sponsoring points and $100 in Success Bonuses. Sundeep sponsors one more Qualified Distributor with three Success Packs on July 28, 2019 and earns another 15 Sponsoring points and another $50 in Success Bonuses. She sponsored 3 Qualified Distributors within three full months, so she qualifies for an extra $150 Success Bonus ($300 in total) and 10 more Success Bonus Sponsoring points (35 total Sponsoring points).

 

Personal and Group Sponsoring Points

The Original Sponsor of the new Member/Preferred Member or Distributor/Qualified Distributor is awarded the Personal Sponsoring points. If the Original Sponsor is not a Business Leader at the time the points are awarded, Group Sponsoring points will be awarded to each Member/Preferred Member or Distributor/Qualified Distributor upline until a Business Leader is reached. For purposes of awarding points upline, the chain of Original Sponsors will be used (i.e., Original Sponsor of Original Sponsor, Original Sponsor of Original Sponsor of Original Sponsor, and so forth, as applicable).

Success Bonus Sponsoring points are awarded only to the Original Sponsor who earned the Success Bonus. There are no group Success Bonus Sponsoring points even if the Original Sponsor was not a Business Leader at the time the points are awarded.

Example 1: Business Leader Matt sponsors Distributor Drew, who sponsors Distributor Kevin. (Matt is the Original Sponsor of Drew, and Drew is the Original Sponsor of Kevin.) Kevin purchases one Success Pack when he joins Shaklee. Drew receives 5 Personal Sponsoring points and Matt receives 5 Group Sponsoring points.

Example 2: Continuing the example above, Business Leader Matt sponsors Distributor Chris, who purchases two Success Packs, and places him under Kevin. Chris’ Original Sponsor is Matt. Matt receives 10 Personal Sponsoring points. Neither Drew nor Kevin receives Sponsoring points for Chris.

Sponsoring Point Carry-Over

For those who became Distributors during the January 1 through December 31, 2019 Qualification Period and who did not fully qualify for the 2020 Dream Incentive Trip, Sponsoring points earned from September 1 through December 31, 2019 will be carried over to the January 1 through December 31, 2020 Qualification Period if we have similar qualifications.

Rank Advancement Category

To earn Rank Advancement points, you must achieve and be paid as the new Paid-As Rank and maintain for three additional months (for a total of four consecutive months),§ without personal use of Volume Grace Months (VGMs) or waivers.

Five-Year Rule||

New rank is determined according to the Five-Year Rule, meaning that the rank achieved must meet one of the following criteria:

  • A first-time, never-before-achieved rank, or
  • A Paid-As Rank that was held only prior to the January 2014 PV month, or
  • A Paid-As Rank that was held for less than four consecutive months from January 2014 through December 2018 (note: a month in which a Volume Grace Month [VGM] or waiver was used does not count as a month in which Director rank was held)

Example 1: Associate Alan promoted to Director in January 2014 and met all requirements of rank in February and March 2014. In April and May of 2014, Alan took VGMs and in June 2014 he was retitled to Associate. Alan’s base rank is Distributor. When he achieves and holds the rank of Director, he’ll earn Rank Advancement points.

Example 2: Associate Annie promoted to Director in March 2014 and promoted to Senior Director in April. She maintained as a Senior Director in April, May, and June but lost her First Generation Leader in July, when she also took a VGM. After taking VGMs in July and August, she was retitled to Associate in September 2014. Annie’s base rank is Director. (She was a Paid-As Senior Director for only three consecutive months but was a Paid-As Director or higher for four consecutive months: March, April, May, and June.) When Annie achieves and holds the rank of Senior Director, she’ll earn Rank Advancement points.

Rank Advancement Points

New Rank AchievedPoints
Director30
Senior Director50
Coordinator75
Senior Coordinator90
Executive Coordinator110
Senior Executive Coordinator145
Key Coordinator180
Senior Key Coordinator210
Master Coordinator250
Senior Master Coordinator275
Presidential Master Coordinator300

Rank Advancement points will be awarded only once for any given rank and will be awarded at the conclusion of the maintenance period. Points must be earned by the December 2018 PV month in order to count for the January 1 through December 31, 2019 Qualification Period. New Rank points expire at the end of the Qualification Period and can’t be carried over to the next Qualification Period or incentive trip.

Example 1: Business Leader Karen promotes to Senior Coordinator in the May 2019 PV month. She must maintain as a Paid-As Senior Coordinator or higher in each of the June, July, and August 2019 PV months, and then will be awarded 90 points. The 90 points count for the January 1 – December 31, 2019 Qualification Period.

Example 2: Business Leader Kevin achieves Paid-As Key Coordinator in the December 2018 PV month. He must maintain as a Paid-As Key Coordinator or higher in each of the January, February, and March 2019 PV months, and then will be awarded 180 points. The 180 points count for the January 1 – December 31, 2019 Qualification Period.

PGV+ (PGV Plus) Growth Category

Grow your PGV+ over your base by at least 12,000 to begin qualifying for points in this category. PGV+ is the total of your Personal Group Volume (PGV) during the Qualification Period plus the PGV of each of your First Generation Leaders during the Qualification Period. PGV includes your PGV and the PGV of all new Business Leaders in the month of breakout. Only the PGV of First Generation Leaders within Canada and the United States will count. First Generation Leaders who roll up to you during the Qualification Period don’t count unless they were First Generation Leaders of yours in at least one month during the Base Period.

You earn PGV+ points according to the increase over your base:

Increase Over BasePoints AwardedTotal Cumulative Points
12,000 over Base2525
24,000 over Base+5075
36,000 over Base+75150
48,000 over Base+100250
60,000 over Base+150400
72, 000 over Base+200600

Points are cumulative so, if you increase 72,000 PGV+ over your base, you’ll accumulate 600 total points in this category. Points will be awarded in the PV month in which they’re earned along the way.

Your personalized adjusted monthly PGV+ targets for each point threshold can be found on your Dream Tracker.

Base

Your cumulative PGV+ Base is the greater of:

  1. The total of your PGV for each month from January 2018 through December 2018 PV Months, plus the PGV for each month from January 2018 through December 2018 PV Months for each First Generation Leader you held (if any), or
  2. 24,000.

Example 1:  Business Leader Alan had 3000 PGV each month during the Base Period.   He had no First Generation Leaders in December.  His PGV+ Base is 36,000.

Example 2:  Business Leader Charlie had 5000 PGV each month during the Base Period.  He had one First Generation Leader, Betty, in 2018.  Betty promoted in July 2018 and had 2000 PGV each month from July – November 2018, but she took a VGM in December 2018 with 1000 PGV. She had no volume prior to July.

  • Charlie’s PGV+ Base is 71,000
  • Betty’s PGV+ Base is 24,000

First Generation Leaders Who Count for PGV+

During the Qualification Period, the PGV of any First Generation Leader who meets any of the following criteria will count toward your PGV+:

  • The First Generation Leader was a First Generation Leader of yours in any PV month during the Base Period (January – December 2018).
  • The First Generation Leader is a new Business Leader who promoted during the Qualification Period.
  • The First Generation Leader is a reinstated Business Leader who promoted during the Qualification Period and who was not a Business Leader in any month during the Base Period.

Depth Development Category (QOV Growth)

Depth Development (QOV Growth) points are available every month you hold the Paid-As Rank of Coordinator or above. You can earn points by achieving a set QOV growth target of 2000 QOV, 4000 QOV, or 6000+ QOV above your average 2018 monthly QOV base (January – December 2018).

You earn Depth Development (QOV Growth) points each month you increase over your base:

Monthly PointsMonthly QOV Above Base
52000
154000
256000

Points are earned monthly, so if you increase your monthly QOV by 4000 each month, you’ll accumulate 180 points in this category.

Your personalized monthly QOV targets can be found on your Dream Tracker.

Base

Your base is the greater of:

  1. Your average monthly QOV between January and December 2018, or
  2. 5000 QOV

Example 1: Business Leader Heather had a cumulative QOV total between January and December 2018 of 72,000. Her average monthly QOV base is 6000. She’ll earn points in this category every month that she has at least 8000 QOV.

Example 2: Susan hit the rank of Coordinator for the first time in August 2019. Her QOV monthly base will be set at 5000. She’s eligible to earn points in this category every month that she holds the Paid-As Rank of Coordinator or above.

What Is QOV?

QOV is Qualified Organizational Volume, and it consists of all Organizational Volume (OV) outside your largest leg.

Miscellaneous Category

Points may be earned from promotions or incentives (such as a PGV Challenge) offered during the Qualification Period. The promotion or incentive rules will specify how these points will be earned and how they’ll be displayed on your tracker in this category.

Purchase/Sale, Survivorship, Combined Distributorships

If a business is transferred due to Survivorship or to a Purchase/Sale transaction, the Company will adjust the transferee’s base rank, base PGV+, and QOV Growth base so that they are the same as those held by the transferor. Points earned by the transferor in those categories prior to the transfer will be deducted from the transferor and reassigned to the transferee. The transferee will forfeit any prior points earned.

In the case of the formation or dissolution of a Combined Distributorship, the Company will adjust bases and points on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Requirements (for All Qualifiers)

  • If you achieve enough trip points to qualify, but the remaining maintenance requirements are not fully met, Shaklee reserves the right to cancel your participation in the trip and/or to charge your account for costs incurred on your behalf.
  • In all cases, at least one attendee must be on Shaklee’s records as a member of the qualifying distributorship. As long as one attendee is on Shaklee’s records as a member of the qualifying distributorship, he or she may choose whoever he or she would like as the additional people to accompany him or her on the trip.
  • Trip rewards are non‐transferable and must be taken in the year earned. At the end of the Qualification Period, qualifiers will be e-mailed registration information that includes event registration deadlines. If you are unable to register and book your airfare by the deadline, you may incur additional costs and/or be unable to attend this event.
  • Shaklee provides round-trip coach air transportation from an airport near your hometown (the mailing address on file with Shaklee). Attendees are responsible for paying any additional airfare if they embark from another location.
  • Business Leaders who qualify for the trip will be rewarded with the highest milestone earned. The highest reward you can earn is a trip for two in one room plus $1,500 U.S. (Cdn $ equivalent) in cash. If you qualified for the $1,500 and maintain the rank of Senior Director or above (except that you may have one Volume Grace Month or waiver) through the March PV month, the $1,500 will be added to your March PV month bonus cheque. There are no restrictions on how the $1,500 is spent, but you’re required to have at least one person from your distributorship register and attend the Dream Incentive Trip.
  • The 2020 Dream Incentive Trip includes round-trip air transportation, group transfers to/from the airport in Costa Rica on set arrival and departure dates, five nights at the Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica all-inclusive property (including most meals and beverages), and hotel gratuities.

Leadership Qualifications for Key Coordinators and Above

Eligible Key Coordinators and higher may qualify for the Dream Trip under the alternate Leadership Qualifications in lieu of qualifying by points.

Eligible Key Coordinators and Higher

To be eligible to qualify using the Leadership Qualifications, you must have been a Paid-As Key Coordinator or higher in at least four PV months from January through December 2018, not necessarily consecutive.

In addition, you must be a Paid-As Key Coordinator or higher for four months during the Qualification Period (January – December 2019). Once that requirement is met, your Paid-As Rank may not fall below Executive Coordinator for the remainder of the Qualification Period and all succeeding months through the month prior to the trip.

Leadership Qualifications

You must meet all the following criteria to qualify:

  1. Have at least three Business Leaders in your downline (within six generations), down to and including the next Eligible Key Coordinator or higher (but not his or her downline), who have fully qualified for the Dream Trip:
  1. Fully qualified means that each of these Business Leaders has at least 200 incentive points, including at least 50 Sponsoring points, of which at least 10 are for Personal Sponsoring, and has been a Paid-As Coordinator or higher for at least four consecutive months during the Qualification Period; remember that once those qualifications have been met, these Business Leaders can’t fall below Senior Director through March 2020
  1. Have 50 Sponsoring points, at least 10 of which are for Personal Sponsoring

Keep in mind that the highest reward you can earn for the Dream Trip is two people in one room. If you qualify via the Leadership Category – and you qualify with 600+ points – you’ll receive the highest reward possible, which is two people in one cabin plus $1,500 U.S. (Canadian $ equivalent) in cash. One member of the distributorship must register for and attend the Dream Trip in order for the distributorship to receive the $1,500 in cash.

†A maximum of 100 Sponsoring Category points, including Sponsoring Carry-Over points and Success Bonus Sponsoring points, counts toward the Dream Trip.
‡Although a Member/Preferred Member may accumulate points, he or she must become a Distributor or higher in order to earn incentive trips or recognition as specified in the requirements for each of those programs.
§For the ranks of Key Coordinator and higher, you must meet the requirements of the rank and hold for two additional consecutive months (total of three consecutive months) before promotion to the appointed title occurs. For purposes of this section and the Car Bonus Program section, the first month that you meet the requirements to be paid at that rank is the month that your qualification begins. For example, you meet all requirements for the Key Coordinator rank and are paid as a Key Coordinator in the March 2019 PV month. You continue to meet the requirements for the Key Coordinator rank in the April, May, and June PV months. You are promoted to Key Coordinator in the May PV month. You earn your Rank Advancement points for Key Coordinator in the June PV month.
||The Five-Year Rule as defined here supersedes the definition in the P&R.
¶QOV (Qualified Organizational Volume) consists of all your Organizational Volume (OV) minus the entire OV of your largest leg in a given month. Your largest leg can change from one month to the next depending on each leg’s OV at the business close of the month.

Incentive Trip Resources

Take advantage of the following resources to learn more about Shaklee incentives and how to earn this amazing trip!

2019–2020 Incentive Quick Reference Guide
English | French

Dream Plan Chart
English | French

2019–2020 Incentives PPT (Coming Soon)

2019–2020 Incentives Booklet
English | French

Select photos of Costa Rica courtesy of Rowan Heuvel and Javier Mazzeo.
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