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Unlocking The “Hidden” Value In The New Tiered Surf XP Badges

Unlocking The “Hidden” Value In The New Tiered Surf XP Badges

By now most people will be aware that many of the tiered surf badges come with XP too. This applies to badges on all of the TimTech traffic exchanges and on many of the other TEs which offer tiered surf badges.

The basic idea is that these badges now give the same amount of XP as their value. So the “Surf 50” badge will give out 50 XP and the “Surf 100” badge will give out 100 XP each time it is claimed.

But that really is the minimum award that you can get. Remember that you get 4x the reward if you are a Kore4 member and also don’t forget all the team surf bonuses that are also applied each time you claim a badge.

So to make things easier to know how much XP you are getting, the real value, with all the hidden extras added, is shown each time you claim it.

Here are a couple that Jon claimed earlier…

Extra XP for claiming tiered surf badges at CTP Screenshot 2014-07-31 16.19.49As you can see the 50 badge was not worth 50XP but 496 and the 100 badge paid out 1,052XP rather than just 100.

So the question is what are these tiered XP badges worth to you? Certainly more than you might think.

It is little wonder that so many traffic exchange owners have been so keen to upgrade their ordinary tiered surf badges to bonus XP surf badges.


31 responses to “Unlocking The “Hidden” Value In The New Tiered Surf XP Badges”

  1. Charlotte says:

    This is really awesome πŸ™‚

  2. Deya Hroob says:

    It’s amazing πŸ˜‰

  3. Does the amount at the bottom of the badge page include the k4 bonus or is it x4 for k4 members?

    • Patrick Griffin says:

      I am pretty sure the amount shown shows everything.

      Easiest way to double check is to check your XP immediately before claimning the badge, then when you claim your badge the total should have increased by the amount shown.


  4. Anne Bergman says:

    This is great πŸ˜€

  5. What a great idea, putting the actual value under the badge leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind how much it is worth. Bravo!

  6. You beat me to this blog post; I was considering doing one on this very subject.

    I had upgraded the badges at both SurfSkeleton.com and TrafficPharaoh.com, but didn’t realize that they would get the Kore 4 and team bonus point treatment as well. I just thought it was going to be the 50, 100, 250, 500 and 100 XP points.

    So yesterday when SurfSkeleton had both the Daily Challenge, a Bomb, and as always the Nerd surf, I as surfing for the first time since adding the upgrade to the surf badges and I was absolutely thunder struck when I saw what I was getting in XP points.

    Well I’m Kore 4 upgraded and my team had already posted up about 400% bonus points and the point totals were so high I Skyped Brenda to see if maybe Tim had somehow screwed something up; even though I know that Tim doesn’t make those kind of mistakes.

    This is truly much bigger than I and I believe most owners thought it would be.

    All I can say is WOW and thanks TimTech!
    Sorry Tim for doubting you; I should have know better.

  7. Anton Parvov says:


  8. Ken Hulit says:

    this is outstanding

  9. Georgia says:

    Awesome – thanks!

  10. Evelyn Kramer says:

    I love this addition to the program. Great for owners and surfers alike. I appreciate how it calculate the teams bonuses and everything.
    Awesome Sauce!

  11. Lynn M says:

    Awesome addition! I think those of us who are very active with the Teams are pretty hyper-aware now of what we should be seeing whenever we hit the dashboard, but this addition is even nicer! Thumbs up!

  12. steven schofield says:

    Awesome idea from Tim Tech.

  13. Tom Wacker says:

    What a great deal. It’s really huge. Now just let’s everybody keep it secret from the SAAs and the Strays. They have enough XP! πŸ™‚

  14. Brilliant! Simply Brilliant! πŸ™‚

  15. Stephen Whittle says:

    Awesome Sauce!

  16. How not to like that huh πŸ™‚ Great stuff

  17. Randy Sult says:

    This is awesome, but….If I was on a top 5 CTP Team, I would be recruiting for Hit Funnel because there’s only 6 hours left but 2 referrals would blow away any tiered badge I could claim!!!

  18. April M Hunt says:

    This is so great. It really helps to know where to focus your efforts. Thanks so much for adding this in!

  19. Sig says:

    This is Great, wonderfull, cool…Awesome..and much more!!

    Rock on!

  20. Patricia Dean says:

    Love it. Have a copy of the list so I know where to focus.

  21. Karen Kuty says:

    I noticed this last night and thought it was awesome! It’s great to be able to see which badges pay in XP and which ones don’t and how much.

    Thanks for another great innovation!

  22. I was super excited to see those numbers under the badges yesterday!! But, Of course I was hoping we could multiply that number by 4. I guess exponential increases are not in the plan.

  23. Raj G says:


    This is really a welcome development for surfers…


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