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Pampered Chef: Sales Graduation/Father's Day marketing ideas?

  1. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

    So another post was asking about being too close to mention Mother's Day for sales (most said 'yes'). But I thought maybe we should start tossing out ideas and be thinking about upcoming Graduation....kids about to go off to college (I LOVED getting stuff for my college dorm!) next fall, or perhaps graduating FROM college and moving off "into the real world".

    Then there is of course- Father's Day on June 21st. Just off the top of my head, I think of all the BBQ tools. Absolutely LOVE those.

    What other things do you market for the Graduates and the Dad's? Now's the time to let customers know about them with our May marketing and shows.

    Anyone? *I'll post ideas later as I get them...just thinking out loud right now.*
    Apr 29, 2009
  2. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

    DCB for college grads, Large Round stone for Dad and grads.....Salad Choppers.....will keep thinking....

    A Daddy/Child Cooking Class
  3. Just because I can't get enough of them myself...for grads I'd say the batter bowls. What's not to love about something that measures, stores and reheats? Seriously I use them daily and if any of my wee ones were going to college I know that is one thing I'd want them to have....
  4. lmradlein

    lmradlein Member Gold Member

    I like to give the Medium round stone to my grads. Great for the dorm microwaves and cooking froozen pizzas! And clean up is easy! No soap needed!!!!
    Apr 29, 2009
  5. BeckyC5830

    BeckyC5830 Member

    I'm sending my daughter to college in the fall and as soon as she saw the blue and green outdoor party plates, utensils and tumblers she said she had to have them for her dorm room! So when I show them at my shows I always mention that my daughter has asked for a set to take to college.

    For Father's Day, in the past I bought my DH the BBQ tools, before I was a consultant. This year he's going to get the BBQ Basting Bottle and BBQ Mitt.

    And if he's a fisherman, which most guys in my state are, how about the 5" Forged Cutlery Boning Knife? The fisherman might also like the Coating Trays and Tools to coat their fresh catch before frying them up in the 12" Stainless Steel Covered Skillet.

    For the man with a bar room, how about the Bar Board and the 3" Knife with the Honing Case? For the wine connesieur the fabulous Wine Bottle Opener and the Dripless Pourer/Stopper.
    Apr 29, 2009
  6. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

    One director I know said her hubby who loves to fish swears by the bamboo towels....he loves that he can attach them to the belt loop of his pants

    Thanks for all the great tips.....gotta remember the wine drinker! lol
  7. BeckyC5830

    BeckyC5830 Member

    What a great idea for the bamboo towels! The rag/towel is essential for the tackle box! Love it!
    Apr 29, 2009
  8. jigsmom

    jigsmom Member

    OK...so now you great "flyer makers"...let's see the genius works of art!! :D
    Apr 30, 2009
  9. I think the micro cookers would be great for grads!
    Apr 30, 2009
  10. vonfirmath

    vonfirmath Member

    batter bowls and Micro bowl for grads

    My husband just asked me last night for the flexible funnels.
    May 1, 2009
  11. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

    What would be a great way to word this in a newsletter? Headline of a section wording?
    May 1, 2009
  12. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

    Let me think on it and play some... I know my SIL has the Jumbo BBQ Turner, BBQ Tongs, 2 BBQ Mitts, BBQ Basting Bottle, and the BBQ Grilling Basket plus we have the Grilling Cookbook as well.

    As far as the Grad is concerned, I have a flyer I updated from here on my other computer. I'll post it as soon as the kids go down for a nap...
    May 1, 2009
  13. gailz2

    gailz2 Senior Member Gold Member

    Prep bowls are very versatile - marked for measuring, you can cook/microwave in them, and store in the fridge!
    May 1, 2009
  14. A lot of my customers like the small and medium metal sheet pans for college students. They fit nicely in a toaster oven. These are also great for customers with motorhomes/travel trailers because of the size.

    I think the Rice Cooker Plus would be another great college addition.
    May 2, 2009
  15. Beth1170

    Beth1170 Member

    I would love a flyer for gift set for grads setting up apartments or dorms but I have no computer design skills. I've been sharing ideas at my shows recently, but I think it would be great to have a sheet- so they don't have to think too much. Thanks
    May 8, 2009
  16. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

    I always bring the BBQ Mitt and some with some BBQ tools in it and put a bow around it, to show everyone how easy it is to put a gift together for hubby/dad. The Grill Basket is also a great item, and you can pair it with anything (the rubs, recipe cards, skewers, tongs, etc). Plus, it looks good wrapped up with clear cellophane, using the grill basket as the "gift basket".

    For grads, the people in this area love the micro cookers. The smooth edge can opener is another good one (opening the cans of soup that go in the micro cooker in the microwave!). I love the tip on the Outdoor Plates, Utensils and Tumblers - the Caddy may be a great addition to that, and a great way to tie all the pieces together in a "gift basket", except use the caddy as the basket.
  17. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member


    I haven't had a chance to edit/update the flyers since I have a booth tomorrow- but there ARE several flyers in the Files section. Search for "Dorm" or "College" (dorm has the most), and then search for "Father" for dad's flyers. But the flyers with prices- make sure to update any price changes since we had so many this spring. :D

    There are a few that I think I will use tomorrow- going to make a 'showcase' section for Grads, Dads, and the "ta-ta's" (HWC) at my booth....plus my usual.
    May 8, 2009
  18. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

    Thanks Bobbi...I'd searched Dad, Father, grad and graduation.....but never even thought about Dorm! :blushing:
  19. kewaters

    kewaters Member

    Essentials for grads: micro cooker, sm. bar pan, paring knife, tool turn about (can be used on tesk for pen/pencils, etc. if not for utensils), batter bowl
    May 18, 2009
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