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Closing Bridal shower by 4/17/06 at midnight - need help!


Veteran Member
Nov 9, 2005
Hey guys – I need help ASAP with a bridal shower I need to submit Monday by midnight (along with my taxes – LOL)! 2 people gave money for the bride to use as a gift card (1 was $50 and the other is $80 for a total of $130) I put them in as gift certificates since she didn’t have anything left on her wish list (the people who gave them to her said that would be fine). With the $130 in as gift certificates that makes the guest sales be $723.25 so she would get $140 in free product, 3 items at ½ price and anything else at 25% off. Well she gave me her order for what she wanted and she wants the food chopper, US&G & Exec 7 piece cookware (pan o rama points!) set as her 3 ½ price items and then she wants the medium bowls and the coffee & more cups. When she emailed me back she put the total as $264.02 (which includes tax). Well I tried to call her tonight and was unsuccessful in that dept and her mom was a you know what on the phone to me (super extremely rude). I asked when would be a good time to call her tomorrow and she said she works so I asked for a work number and she said “no”. The bride does have a cell phone so I then called that and left her a message to call me. I am assuming she is thinking that she can use the $130 in gift certificates with the $140 in free product to pay for the 2 items and the 3 half price items. I DO NOT want to lose that $130 in gift certificates from commissionable sales (if she would use them on her order). This is my first bridal shower and I am doing it where my friend that was the hostess is a co-host. Please advise in how to handle this. The bride does have email but I am not sure how good she is about checking it and I want to be sure to reach her tomorrow and get this settled and plus I am not sure what to say in the email. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!


Senior Member
Jan 17, 2006
Let her know....

that she can now pick $140 in FREE products but later when the gift certificates come in they will come with a catalog and she can go to your website, if you have one, or call you with her $130 order from the two gift certificates. This way she can get everything that she picked for FREE as opposed to having to pay for the extra products now.
Also let her know that you would be happy to deduct the products that would fall under the $130 on her order now and save that list for when her gift certificates come in. Which should only be in a week to 10 days.
Tell her this will help your commission and will also increase her show to the point where she can get $140 in FREE product value.
I hope you can reason with her. Let us know how it turns out. Apologize and tell her you hate to inconvenience her with this but this is the best way to go about it and offer her a FREE bamboo tong or a small serving spatula, and just add it to her host order at the 25% off. You get commisson on it and her discount. Hope this helps!!

Sooner PC

Sep 30, 2005
Don't put the gift certs in - use the cash towards her order. She may loose a 1/2 price item - but she won't be out any expense.


Veteran Member
Feb 17, 2006
I like Shannon's idea...that's what I would do.

Also, must comment on the avatar pic...very cute babies, I also have b/g twins...just wish they were still as small as yours!! When they start talking they start fighting.