I have been emailing several area bridal shops and bridal consultants to try to get my name out there to get more into the bridal registry and bridal shower market. I basically introduced myself, explained the company and how I thought their brides could benefit from what the Pampered Chef has to offer. I also offered a referral program, giving the consultant a small gift certificate with me for each bride that she referred that set up a registry or booked a shower with me. So, I received a reply from one of the consultants I had contacted. Below is the email I received: Missy Thank you for contacting us about your referral program. I am interested in seeing if we could provide your information to brides as part of a new promotion we are doing. We will be offering a folder to brides when they come in for consults that includes offers from wedding vendors for services that may be of benefit in planning their wedding or in their newly married life. If vendors have brochures or promotional materials we can include that in our folders, or refer them to our printers to have materials made. Our only requirement is that vendors offer our customers a discount or gift because we are trying to market the folder to brides as one of the benefits of setting up their bridal consult--they get valuable promotions from us and from wedding related vendors that can help them save money. For 2010 we should do between three and five hundred folders. As noted above, our primary requirement is that there be some discount, benefit, or gift that is directed as an offer to our brides. Let me know if you would be interested in such a promotion. I am extremely excited about this possiblity, however, I'm not sure what I should offer? Should I offer a free cookbook (Season's best) when a bride starts her registry or books a shower? or some other discount or gift? I think this is potentially a great opportunity for me and my business, I'm just at a loss as to what the discount or free gift should be. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!