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Pampered Chef: Sales Gift Certificates

  1. theapronfits

    theapronfits Guest

    I love the idea of giving out GCs to help drum up business; but I'm not sure how to going about doing that in a cost effective manner.

    Do I cover the entire cost of the GC, or is there a GC I buy through the PC for a reduced cost to me? :confused: I am a new consultant, and I can't afford too much in "extras".

    Thanks, your help means alot to me!
     
    Aug 15, 2005
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  2. swhitton

    swhitton Novice Member

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    What I would do instead of purchasing a GC from PC is make up one of my own - there are a few posted on here in the files. This way the person has to redeem only with you and it will not cost you anything until they do. Then when they come to redeem it, you would attach it to a show you are submitting - added on to the hostess order to use their discount to purchase the customers items and reduce your out of pocket expense. Plus, usually the person will purchase above the GC amount and then it is sales for you. Hope this makes sense.

    Sharon
     
    Aug 16, 2005
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  3. How do you get them?

    I was wondering about gift cert's myself--how do you (as a consultant or a customer) get them from PC? If it's through the web page, under what heading? Or can we order them on Pampered Partener?

    D.C.
     
  4. rwesterpchef

    rwesterpchef Advanced Member

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    Two types of gift certificates

    I've tried to post this info about 5 times now and my laptop locks up. I'm going to try to post again, and if it goes through, I'll delete this one. But, here's what I'm trying to post. I just typed it in Word so that I didn't have to type a 6th time! :confused:
     

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    Aug 17, 2005
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  5. rwesterpchef

    rwesterpchef Advanced Member

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    There are basically two Types of Gift Certificates: Those created by a Consultant, and the Official Pampered Chef Home Office Issued.

    Home Office Issued:
    When you received your starter kit, there was a copy of a sample Pampered Chef Gift Certificate, and a paper “form” to complete to order Pampered Chef Gift Certificates if you mail in your shows. This “form” is convenient to use even if you use Pampered Partner because it provides a place for the purchaser to write down what they want on the actual Pampered Chef Gift Certificate.

    When you order the PC Gift Certificates through Pampered Partner, you type in item # 9998. You have the option of increasing the amount from $20 to any $5+ increments.
    The TO: line is optional. You do not have to put who it is to.
    You must however, list where home office should mail the gift certificate (address, city, state, zip fields required.)
    You must list the purchaser's name and phone number. You could list as "secret admirer", etc.
    You also have the option of listing a special message (up to 60 characters) that will be printed on the certificate. (A special gift for your new home. Pick something nice for your new kitchen. Happy Birthday, Etc.)

    You as the consultant will automatically receive commission on the gift certificate at the time it is ordered. It can then only be redeemed by the recipient through ONLINE or MAILORDER. The owner of the certificate must pay direct shipping charges.

    Continued on next post...
     
    Aug 17, 2005
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  6. rwesterpchef

    rwesterpchef Advanced Member

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    Two types of gift certificates

    Consultant Created:
    Many consultants create their own gift certificates they can “sell” or “give away” to customers. If selling: ConnieConsultant creates a Gift Certificate using her home computer and prints it out. GloriaGuest wants to buy a $20 gift certificate. ConnieConsultant gives her one of her homemade ones. The homemade one can only be redeemed through ConnieConsultant, not CaseyConsultant or JaneConsultant. HollyHost still wants the $20 GC to be part of her show total, just like the official certificate would be. If that $20 GC boosts the show average to the next level, ConnieConsultant must purchase $20 in products to make up the difference.

    Now, GloriaGuest gives SisterSue the $20 gift certificate and a catalog for her birthday. SisterSue sees $35 in products she wants. She emails or calls the number listed on the Gift Certificate. ConnieConsultant is more than happy to order the products for her. ConnieConsultant has another show open right now with HandsomeHost. Connie adds SisterSue’s products to HandsomeHost’s host order. That way, Connie is getting the Handsome host’s show discount and is making up for the $20 she may or may not have initially spent at HollyHost’s show.

    There are many consultant made gift certificates on this site. You’ll just have to do a search.

    Is this just as clear as mud?? If not, contact me and I’ll add more dirt!! Tee-hee!
     
    Aug 17, 2005
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  7. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Fyi

    I needed to order some GC to add to baskets I was donating to a local charity for auction - and I wanted to GC to reflect my name (I want the credit and the business!). I added them to a current show to help out the hostess, but received a call from HO because the GC's cannot be in the of a consultant. I ended up using my mothers name and in the comments HO indicated they where donated by me.

    Just an FYI
     
    Aug 17, 2005
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