Get free food and booze for submitting thoughtful reviews
Welcome to the scandalous lives of the Yelp Elite. The most engaged, active users on Yelp don't just bask in the smug satisfaction of publicly assessing every establishment they step foot in -- they get rewarded for it. This select set of users is given exclusive access to private parties hosted at up-and-coming hot spots in their cities.
You can't just slide into Elite status, though. To reach the upper echelons you must be nominated by a fellow user, and then assessed by an "Elite Council" that reads through your reviews for quality and consistency. It's not a tenured position either -- you'll be assessed each subsequent year once inside. Xoxo, Gossip Girl.
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