[Written on June 4, 2009]
Do received gifts have to be equal to what I originally gifted?
There has been a lot of confusion over receiving different gift amounts. I have done a lot of research and asked a lot of people, including the administration of the Abundant Living System to get a clear cut answer on the receiving gifts issue.
Let me start with what is not true. You may have heard that no matter what level you signed up at, that you can only receive gifts that amount and no other amount. This is not true. For example, say you joined at the $500 level. You can receive $75, $150, $250 and $500 gift amounts. You don't just simply only receive $500 gifts exclusively. You can receive gifts up to $500.
Pay attention because this is where it gets exciting. What happens when someone signs up under you and they join in at the $3,500 level? You don't receive that gift. That $3,500 gift goes to your inviter and YOU now qualify to be at the $3,500. The Abundant Living System calls this a "cash credit". In other words, you can call it a free upgrade without having to gift a larger amount to be at a higher level.
As another example, say you only joined in at the $75 level. The next three people that joined under you at levels $1,000, $5,000 and $12,000 respectively. Those gifts end up going to your inviter and YOU now qualify to be at the $12,000 level [which is the highest level in the Abundant Living System by the way]. That is free upgrades without having to gift again to a higher level.
So to reiterate, no matter what level you originally join in on, anyone who joins under you and gifts higher than the level you are at, that gift goes to your inviter and YOU get upgraded to that gift level for free. The Abundant Living System calls the upgrades "cash credit[s]".