The major red flag with the Paid 2 Save MLM business opportunity lies with the so-called product range the company offers.
In short, offering a discount or “discount card” as it were the case here is not a viable product in MLM. Moreso when the discount applies to the services and products of third-party vendors.
It is noted that Paid 2 Save affiliates do not earn commission on the recruitment of new affiliates (provided they aren’t misled to believing that a discount card membership is required, however as far as demonstrating a tangible product or service goes, a discount card is a hard sell.
Nobody gets paid in Pay 2 Save unless customers (or affiliates if they sign up to the discount card program) buys a non-affiliate discount card membership, the red flag is in how Paid 2 Save pay out their commissions.
They’re essentially generating commissions on the sale of access to discounts.
Furthermore if we look at the two discount membership options available, Premium ($29.95 a month) and Ultimate ($159.95 for the first month, $29.95 thereafter), it’s hard not to question the actual value of the Ultimate Membership, given that after the first month it costs the same as the Premium Membership.
Harder still when you consider you’re trying to peg a value to access to discounts rather than actual discounts themselves.
If the increase in cost is purely to cover increased commission payouts to affiliates via the compensation plan, then there’s not really much additional value being provided to the end-customer. On paper it’s access to more discounts but in real dollar terms, it’s a question mark.
All in all I believe the legitimacy of Paid 2 Save rests on their product line and being a discount card that merely provides access
to discounts, there’s an obvious distinction to be made here between tangible products and services and Paid 2 Save’s discount card.