Received this in my e-mail.
Dear Branded Surveys Community Member,
Effective January 1, 2019, all Branded Surveys members will be eligible to requalify for their badge status/color. Your badge status could remain the same, go up or go down in badge color.
To ensure we are recognizing our most dedicated members, you will be eligible to requalify for your badge status at the beginning of each month moving forward.
Remember – the more you consistently participate, the more likely you are to keep your existing badge color or move up in badge color (from bronze to silver or silver to gold). If you happen to take some time off from survey taking, you will always have the ability to requalify by participating in more survey-taking opportunities.
Likewise, the more consistently you participate, the more likely you are to earn your elite badge bonus (see our [Elite Action Chart](http://emailio.gobranded.com/e/c/eyJlbWFpbF9pZCI6IlpKdk1BZ0FCWjN1YTBvdFdrU3VYSW02NHY2a3ciLCJocmVmIjoiaHR0cHM6Ly9zdXJ2ZXlzLmdvYnJhbmRlZC5jb20vdXNlcnMvYnJhbmRlZF9lbGl0ZSIsImxpbmtfaWQiOjYwNjY5NDY3LCJwb3NpdGlvbiI6MH0/c618452ee786e3a13adff6b7cbbc8fcb695f97c00a9dd9df1a64f131672bb674)) which is determined by 1. the number of consecutive surveys you complete and 2. our partner’s revision of your participation.
For more information, check out [My Elite Badge Bonuses](http://emailio.gobranded.com/e/c/eyJlbWFpbF9pZCI6IlpKdk1BZ0FCWjN1YTBvdFdrU3VYSW02NHY2a3ciLCJocmVmIjoiaHR0cHM6Ly9zdXJ2ZXlzLmdvYnJhbmRlZC5jb20vdXNlcnMvYmFkZ2VfYm9udXNlcyIsImxpbmtfaWQiOjYwNjY5NDY4LCJwb3NpdGlvbiI6MX0/e6f4d74c1f068b21275e38c5390727859965d22f0ef3911099d0aa4a92d7e556) page or navigate to this page by scrolling to the bottom of the [Branded Elite page](http://emailio.gobranded.com/e/c/eyJlbWFpbF9pZCI6IlpKdk1BZ0FCWjN1YTBvdFdrU3VYSW02NHY2a3ciLCJocmVmIjoiaHR0cHM6Ly9zdXJ2ZXlzLmdvYnJhbmRlZC5jb20vdXNlcnMvYnJhbmRlZF9lbGl0ZSIsImxpbmtfaWQiOjYwNjY5NDY3LCJwb3NpdGlvbiI6Mn0/e8813c7a0638390abfd42b9a2649d1ebd5d19880fce231a098a16e78176eb597) and clicking on to “[SEE YOUR ELITE BADGE ACTIVITY](http://emailio.gobranded.com/e/c/eyJlbWFpbF9pZCI6IlpKdk1BZ0FCWjN1YTBvdFdrU3VYSW02NHY2a3ciLCJocmVmIjoiaHR0cHM6Ly9zdXJ2ZXlzLmdvYnJhbmRlZC5jb20vdXNlcnMvYmFkZ2VfYm9udXNlcyIsImxpbmtfaWQiOjYwNjY5NDY4LCJwb3NpdGlvbiI6M30/22e815cae2af79e65e85ed2e377394861cf7b675c87426e73e07d8845ae2f945)” on the bottom, right-hand corner. The My Elite Badge Bonuses page will allow you to see whether or not the survey was approved or rejected by our partner and the points you earned for the approved, completed survey.
Quick question: Since they basically removed the benefits of being a badge-holder… what fucking point is there in maintaining your level, other than dangling the non-existent carrot of ”winning contests” in-front of people’s noses?
Dumbassery, thy name is Branded.