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Pampered Chef: Calendars or No Calendars?

  1. topchef.heather

    topchef.heather Member

    Any thoughts or ideas on these, good or bad?

    I was thinking of ordering them and giving them out as gifts for bringing a friend.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. pampcheflisa

    pampcheflisa Advanced Member Gold Member

    I think they are GREAT.......the only problem is that I think they are only pre-order right now, with shipping starting in Oct.
    I got a pack of 25 at conference, so I haven't really looked on CC to verify.
    I have been using them as my host gifts since I got them. Then, I mark the date on the calendar that their 10% discount expires!! I LOVE them!!
    Aug 14, 2009
  3. topchef.heather

    topchef.heather Member

    Oh, that might be true. I do think I remember reading that they are pre-order. Thanks though, I guess it's something to keep in mind for future shows.
  4. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

    Yes, you pre-order them by September 15th, and they ship in October. Still they are great gifts!
  5. pcsharon1

    pcsharon1 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Love the idea of putting the 10% PHD expiration on them. Fantastic!!!!!!!!! Would have never thought of it.
    Aug 14, 2009
  6. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

    Split a pack of 100 at conf w/ the cluster, I think they are great, I will start handing them out at my Sept shows, maybe my Oct ones. They are also going to be teacher gifts for Christmas w/a Seasons Best.
    Aug 14, 2009
  7. topchef.heather

    topchef.heather Member

    The 10% expiration date is a great idea!
  8. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    I love them. Think about it. It gives me a chance to have PC and my contact info in front of someone every day. How great is that?

    I plan to give them as host gifts starting in September and as a thank you to any individual placing an order of $75 or more.
    Aug 14, 2009
  9. kewaters

    kewaters Member

    I think they are great. I am also going to use them as Christmas gifts for the year's past hosts
    Aug 14, 2009
  10. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

    Our cluster went in on a big order to get the lowest price. Can't wait to get them!
    Aug 14, 2009
  11. kcmckay

    kcmckay Advanced Member Gold Member

    I am regretting not purchasing them at conference so I could give them out sooner. Am going in with cluster for best deal. Have to make sure they all are given out though. I still have some of last years calenders left! Last year I gave them out as host gifts and offered them for other things at shows as well. Not sure how I'll do it this year since I won't have them till October.
    Aug 15, 2009
  12. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

    I plan on using them and not only circling their 10% expiration date but also marking 30 & 60 days prior with reminders "Keep your discount, rebook your show today" (or something like that) and then letting them know that I'll be calling them around that time to schedule their next show. (I have yet to have a host book a show at the end of theirs so that's why I will contact them again later on)
    Aug 15, 2009
  13. RosieTrips

    RosieTrips Member Gold Member

    Another idea someone mentioned at our cluster meeting was to give one of the calendars to a hostess as a "thank you" gift and then pass it around during her show and have all the guests put their birthdays on appropriate month/date.

    Aug 16, 2009
  14. topchef.heather

    topchef.heather Member

    Those are all great ideas, I like the idea of purchasing them at a cluster meeting, b/c I was worried about having too many left over in the end and especially since we don't get them until Oct.
  15. ejleinenbach

    ejleinenbach Member Gold Member

    Does anyone have a plan for how you are going to mail these calendars to your past hosts? They are not a standard size which will fit in a regular brown envelope. I started my PC business in April and I want to mail them to all of my hosts as a thank you. Afterall, I have just completed my first 6 months and I just reached $15,000 in sales!!!! I would love to hear your ideas and mailing plans. Thanks!
  16. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

    I don't think I am going to mail mine. Most of my Hosts live close by so I will probably hand-deliver them! I think you can find calendar envelopes in Office Supply Stores though!
    Oct 4, 2009
  17. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

    Anyone have any idea as to when we should expect our calendars?
    Oct 5, 2009
  18. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

    I think the info in the SECN said mid-October.
    Oct 5, 2009
  19. jnsr96

    jnsr96 Member

    I just checked shipment status and it says "picked" today instead of "received" I like the idea of giving them to all hosts...Especially since they cannot buy them otherwise.
    Oct 5, 2009
  20. doughmama

    doughmama Advanced Member Silver Member

    checked my order and it still says "received". anxious to get them.
    Oct 5, 2009
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