This may get long, but I HAVE to vent! I started out September with five shows booked (one was my own open house). The first two shows were fairly average (about 350 in sales, although each one only had about five guests, so that's not too bad, and I did get some Nov. bookings). Anyway, after my show, I only needed $400 to qualify for SS month 1 products. The show I had on the 17th cancelled because although she invited 30 people (I know, because I sent the invitations for her) NOBODY could come. I suggested a catalog show and she agreed (I think because she felt bad). Anyway, she came back to me with TWO orders (each for about $15) and one of them wasn't even hers! Ok, so I shrug it off and look forward to the next one - a girl who called and asked me to do a show, claiming that she loves to do PC shows and often has $1000 show averages. She invited a TON of people, so I went really out of my way to make it great. Planned 2 recipes, gave a great hostess gift (a small basket with full size Cinnamon and Italian Seasonings, a Seasons Best, a Quick Cut Paring knife and a sample coffee packet), did a drawing for a free round stone (I had an extra one) to anyone who booked a show and a couple of door prizes. Well the night of the show, I get there, and there are about 15 guests. What I wasn't prepared for was that there were TWO other consultants there - one selling Jewelry and the other selling Partylite. She never told me I'd be sharing the floor with these people. For some reason, everyone was totally into the jewelry and kept walking into THAT room while I was doing the demo. I ended up with only $135 in sales! Needless to say, I didn't qualify for SS month 1 products. That's not even the worst part. I got ONE booking so only one person entered into the drawing for the stone - a girl who excitedly told me before I even started the demo that she wanted a show. I was so grateful for one booking, that I let her take the free stone that night (I usually don't give it to the winner until the night of THEIR show) especially since she seemed so excited to have a show. Well, I have been calling her and emailing her since that night about her show and I haven't gotten a response from her! Her show is the 14th! I've left messages asking about invitations, tried to host coach, nothing. So I mention it to the host she booked from and do you know what she said??? "Oh, don't you know, she just wanted that free stone?? That girl isn't going to do a show." I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO mad!!!!!