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Bookings December Specials

PampMomof3

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Hey everyone! What do you guys think of the December Specials? I'm not too sure how I feel about them. Let me know..... :rolleyes:
 

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bbauman07

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People seem to like the mini whisk but I'm never very crazy about the guest specials that they have to purchase $50 in product to get. I'm on the fence with the host special since in Oct and Nov they have so many choices.

By the way how did you get these? I've been waiting for them to post on the website.
 
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The Host Special doesn't WOW me, but the Guest Special is something that should work well for me. Alot of guests will up their order just to get something for free, and so far, the response to the mini whisk has been good for me!
 
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I guess they are so-so, I thought they would do something spectacular for christmas, but I guess not...how did you get them already...I have been watching for them too b/c I have my first host coaching meetings with dec. hosts here soon!!!
 

Shawnna

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The guest special is great, but I have never been crazy about the carving board. I don't like that it is several pieces glued together, so you have to be careful when you wash it, especially if someone else is washing it for you. And, the price is a little much. There may be some hosts in my area choose it at the 60% off price, but I doubt I ever sell one at full price.

shawnna
 

jenniferlynne

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I have the carving board and love it, but I don't know that I will get very many bookings because of it. I do however, have people that love the new measuring cups and would be more likely to host a show to get those at 60% off even tough they don't cost that much to begin with. I do like the whisk idea. I hear a lot of compliments on it at my shows.
 

WendyAebi

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Shawnna, don't let the glued construction put you off--it's actually my favorite characteristic of the carving board. I use phrases like "heirloom quality" and "crafted piece-by-piece construction" which makes it more durable. My brother-in-law is a woodworker and pointed me here for more information--

veneers vs. solid wood

Hope it's helpful!
 
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dawn424383

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To get the specials ahead of time, open up a current pdf (i.e. the oct specials), on the navigation bar at the top, replace "oct" with "dec" and hit enter. The December specials will come up. You can usually do this a week or so before they post on CC. This will also work with the next issue of Kitchen Consultant News.

Dawn Trudell
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Fort Wayne, IN
 

Pampered Heather

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Wow!

I just got a catalog show order for the carving board and I was psyched to have sold one. It's a beautiful piece - I'm a new consultant so I haven't been able to earn it yet but I think that hosts who like to entertain will love adding this piece to their collections. Quality wood and bamboo cutting boards are expensive but worth it. I think it will help book shows - they can always use it for a gift for someone else.

I also like the spend $50 and get a free item specials - It does make it easier to boost sales when people are close they'll spend that extra $10. It's a sales gimick but it works.
 

kcjodih

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Has any Canadian consultants..

been able to get this trick to work for us? I've tried it before and again just now and even though I change it to Dec it just comes up this page is not available blah, blah, blah!!! So frustrating since I KNOW it can be done in the US and that their specials are not the same as ours :mad:
 

kitchenqueen

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I actually think both specials are nice. The host special didn't "wow" me at first. BUT large bamboo cutting boards or cutting blocks are kind of a kitchen trend I've noticed. If you watch Food Network, almost all the chefs work on one...Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa), Rachel Ray, etc. Ofourse their's may be more expensive though. Look for one next time you watch. That might be someting you can bring up to a potential host ;) . Just a thought!
 

cbord

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I love the December specials.
I think host are going to want this carving board to use with the roasting pan. Show ever Oct host the flyer and they wouls propbably book for Dec. Now they may not want to do a kitchen show but catalog shows counts.
I am also planning on hosting a Dec. show so I can get it for 60% off if I don't earn it in a super bonus before then.

Charlene
 

TriciaAnn

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Guest Specials... Spend $50 Get ..........

As a customer of PC for 10 years, I really don't care for those types of specials ( such as the Dec Guest Special). It works for people who can easily spend that much money. I would prefer a special every month of something being 20%, 30% or 40% off. It's better when you have more of a variety of items on sale. One year in September the stoneware was a certain % off. As a host I sold a lot of stoneware. Or I like it when they lower the price of the cookbooks to $9.99. This is just my opinion. But I thought I would throw my 2 cent in. ;)
 

Mom4kanda

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I with TriciaAnn

My guests buy more when there is is a % off vs. the FREE with $50 or more offers.

Also where did you get the Dec. specials from, Kristi? :rolleyes:
 

amya

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I think the carving board is nice. I personally would probably not use it very often, but I still like it. Our director pointed out at a cluster that this is not a cutting board like on the Food Network. It is a carving board made specifically for carving a roast, turkey, chicken,etc.
 

amya

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kitchenqueen said:
I actually think both specials are nice. The host special didn't "wow" me at first. BUT large bamboo cutting boards or cutting blocks are kind of a kitchen trend I've noticed. If you watch Food Network, almost all the chefs work on one...Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa), Rachel Ray, etc. Ofourse their's may be more expensive though. Look for one next time you watch. That might be someting you can bring up to a potential host ;) . Just a thought!


My director has stressed to our cluster that the carving board was made specifically for carving roasts, turkeys, chickens, etc. It was not actually designed to be a cutting board like on the Food Network.
 

Cindycooks

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January

I wonder what they have planned? I was booked solid last January with the double-points. I wonder if they have something REALLY SPECIAL planned and what it will be now that they have done away with the points system.
 

chefjulie_sc

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I'm with Tricia

Tricia, you're absolutely right. I've been a consultant for 5 years now, and a previous customer for 2 years prior! This is NOT the greatest Host special that has been put before us! :(

I don't mind either special, but girls, we've just got to be creative & come up with selling ideas to push the specials! ;) Start thinking about selling & booking Holiday parties for the FREE & discounted PRESENTS that can be EARNED, not BOUGHT by a HOST for the holidays!

Good luck to all & Happy Cooking! :D
 

Ann F

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I personally love the free w/$50 specials. August was tremendous for me...
 

PampMomof3

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Mom4kanda said:
I with TriciaAnn

My guests buy more when there is is a % off vs. the FREE with $50 or more offers.

Also where did you get the Dec. specials from, Kristi? :rolleyes:

I pulled November specials up and changed the nov to say dec and hit enter. I got the specials that way! :) I've done it for KCN's as well.
 

Kristen

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PampMomof3 said:
I pulled November specials up and changed the nov to say dec and hit enter. I got the specials that way! :) I've done it for KCN's as well.

You're sneaky! I like that!! ;)
 

PampMomof3

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I actually learned from my recruiter but I do love to be able to find things out fast! I even put in my newsletter the december specials and hope that someone loves it and calls me to book a show! :)

I hate waiting to find out from PC to post it. I wonder when they are going to post the specials for us???
 

chefjulie_sc

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Been thinking about it ever since I read the thread

Kristi,
Bravo for you! You taught me something new today. Just figured out on my own after reading where you posted the first thread! Thanks!

I have to say, tried Jan.06 and didn't work, so H.O. must be trying to throw us off!

I love this web-site!!!! I've learned so much in the last month that it's ridiculous!

Thanks everyone!
 

DZmom

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I'm Confused!! It's NOT hard to do!!

How do you do this again? I'm normally very good at this kinda thing, but can't for the life of me figure out how you all are getting the specials.

HELP
 
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chefloriray

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I agree with Donna, I wasnt sure where to type the December in place of the November...I too need a little guidance! ;)
 
Sep 20, 2005
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go to consultants corner then to host/guest specials pull up october's host special and when it comes up, in the address bar you will se a spot where oct is written, replace oct with dec and hit enter. you will then see december's host special. repaet using the guest special. you can also do it for outside order forms, but I think we can only go as far as nov. on those

if you need more hekp fell free to e-mail or call me, my # is on my website www.pamperedchef.biz/lauren
 

cla519

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It doesn't work here in Canada. I would love to know what is for Dec.

It doesn't work here in Canada. I would love to know what is for Dec.
 
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