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Pampered Chef: Bookings Need Help with booking idea

  1. kcmckay

    kcmckay Advanced Member Gold Member

    So I think it's been mentioned on here before but I can't find what I'm looking for. I know that some of my clustermates have done something similar as well. Basically they used something that was closed that had either book a show, free shipping, etc. More book a show is the plan. I found these cute things in $1 bin at Target that I was going to use. And I thought I knew what I was going to do now I'm having second thoughts and need opinions.

    I have 9 of these so I was going to do 5 Book a Show, 2 Free Shipping and 2 free gift.

    I hadn't decided what the free gift was going to be but I wanted to put the pic in the container. Or should I just put free gift and change it up at shows what it is?? And I was going to make Free Shipping and Book a Show on Cardstock stuck inside container.

    Now here's where I'm wondering what I should do. Should I Have whoever picks them wait to open until everyone has that chose to try one. Then offer anyone who chooses to book a show before opening will get the Free Gift no matter what it says in there container.

    Or should I have the Book a Show and receive this gift at close of show?? I'm just trying to make this work to the best of my advantage. And need others opinions of what may work best.

    I'm also planning on making a booking board, but not sure I should do both, if that would be overkill? I'm going to make the booking board anyway because I'm doing a booth next Saturday anyway and am hoping that will draw attention for bookings there.

    Any opinions or help will be greatly appreciated. I'm attaching a pic of the containers too so you can see what I mean.

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    Apr 25, 2009
  2. kcmckay

    kcmckay Advanced Member Gold Member

    Apr 26, 2009
  3. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

    Don't let anyone open the envelope/whatever until everyone picks. That way they won't decide if the two "free gift" ones are chosen, not to do it. I had that happen when I did the Dice Game and instead of 10 participants, I had 4! A good way to stock up on "free gifts" is to use the Host Specials each month or buy some items on either KE or onto Host orders to get them cheaper.
    Apr 26, 2009
  4. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

    Cheap free gifts: shipping (always gets people excited), rubs, mini serving spatula etc. I typically don't hand these gifts out - I just put them on their order and then do a consultant expense for the payment type so I can track it easier. But I've also given away a little package of thank you cards that I've found on clearance at various places too. It's all up to you!!
    Apr 26, 2009
  5. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

    SBRC's are great Free Gifts, too. Everyone appreciates them, and they're less than a $1 to you as the consultant. You can either buy a pack, and give them at the show, or add to their order. Also, you can use up any past SBRC's you still have lying around.
    Apr 26, 2009
  6. kcmckay

    kcmckay Advanced Member Gold Member

    I appreciate all the replys however my question was not really what I should give away for gifts but how to word it. I will probably do SBRC's because I've got several older ones. However should I have recieve a gift for booking show and I figure that should be something else?

    Or should I go with booking board and offer maybe something else for free gift if they haven't booked before the game???? TIA
    Apr 26, 2009
  7. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

  8. kcmckay

    kcmckay Advanced Member Gold Member

    Ok so here's what I think I'm going to do. I think I'll make them this way. I'll do "BOOK A SHOW" "FREE SHIPPING" "FREE GIFT" and I'll have them choose and explain it like this. These container all have a prize attached. You could win either a SBRC, or free shipping. Some of these say book a show. All shows booked from opening will get SBRC. Or maybe I'm still deciding I'll do something under $10 and offer something under $15 if book before opening. Still debating. If you open them you are commiting to booking a date with me. Before you open them, if you commit to booking a show right now, you will get SBRC/Free Shipping and something under $10 (not sure what I want to offer yet). If you don't want to commit to a date please just pass back the container.

    Sound good?? I'm just paraphrasing and brainstorming here so at shows it will make more sense and be more fluid.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009
    Apr 26, 2009
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