The specials are posted for the rest of the year.
Simple additions and bar ware for November
Holiday items (plates, cookie press) for December
Need to find out how to get excited about this to make my guest excited. The cookie press will be good, but I have trouble with SA around here. Anyone have any ideas? How do you market this special when you are in an area that doesn't order many SA items? Maybe I need to just really get excited about the original host plan (which I am) and not focus - and not let them focus - on that extra bonus....
Where are you finding the specials? I don't see them in the CC - Promotions downloads. Is there somewhere else to look?
Open the October host special link and then change OCT to NOV or DEC. Secret trick to see them before the links are up. You can do it with the guest specials also.
Mommy to 6 year old Abby and 3 year old twins Becky and Caroline and 16 month Emily.
Lighting a virtual candle for Paige's family and Justice for Paige.
I agree about focusing on the main Host Benefits- and not the Host Special for the month. But when you do mention the "extra bonus" for the month, you could maybe put the idea out there that it's a great way to "try a piece at home- to jazz up ordinary meals with a simple bowl" OR to give as a Holiday Gift to someone they know who loves to entertain, etc.
I know as a customer, I never considered purchasing SA because I thought it was too expensive for something I could get at Walmart or Target for something similar. But once I became a consultant and purchased a few pieces for my kit (dots bowl and platter, and some outlet bowls, trays, etc), I was HOOKED! Now I want to add more- just have to earn the $$ to do it first. So I'll probably be sure to use my SA ALOT at my shows during the upcoming months- to platter food instead of serving out of the DCB or skillet, and talk about how I can keep food warm in the oven on the platters, etc,...
Personally, I'm not a fan of the dots and new patterns but I have a cabinet full of SA that I use both every day and for entertaining. I have lots of the plain white, some of the salsa patterns and a few sets of the pink polka dot cups and squares that I will never understand why they stopped selling!
Yesterday I had friends from my mommy group over for coffee and I used my SA serving stands, the carafe, and SA cups. I heard a couple of ladies saying "oooh, I want one of these!" about the stands and noticed a couple more looking at the bottoms of the cups to see what brand they were before they poured their coffee. The serving stands may not be for everyone, but there are lots of ladies out there that enjoy hosting get togethers (like I do!) and like having a few versatile hostess stands. Almost everyone loves the SA cups once they've seen one in person.
My favorite selling point about SA is that they're so versatile! I use the small squares to serve dessert, snacks or brunch when I have friends over but I also use them every day as kids plates. My DD has been using the small plates at meal times since she was about one year old, on the rare occasion that one was dropped it never broke because it's so heavy duty. I like that she can have a plate that looks like ours at the dinner table but is the right size for a child. I use the petite squares for dipping sauces, every thing from Dim Sum at dinner parties to ketchup and mustard for kids or syrup for dipping French Toast sticks at breakfast. At kids parties I've used the SA cups as snack dishes and put several in the middle of the table with things like gold fish and fruit snacks. So my SA go from every day use to parties and I save a ton of cabinet space by not needing two or three different sets of dishes.
I'm going to be bringing along a couple of cups and small squares to my September parties where we're making Potato Soup. I'll serve the host in a SA cup and have the extra one there for guests to pick up and I'll talk about the many things I use them for. I'll make a note of anyone who is interested in purchasing SA and give them a call in October about the upcoming host special for November and try to get a few bookings
Last edited by ValerieHurtado; 08-29-2009 at 09:17 AM. Reason: typo
Thanks Valerie. I like the idea of soup in one cup for the host... I think I am going to do the potato soup for sept so that would be great