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Pampered Chef: Pros and cons to newsletters

  1. dkitten13

    dkitten13 Member

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    I am deciding between My Email Designs and Tasty Tidbits. any advise? Also, is it possible not to commit yet to i-contact or will that sabotage my efforts. I am really trying not to over spend since my summer has been so slow!

    Thanks for the input!
     
    Aug 27, 2009
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  2. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    I have only been with one so far- so I can't speak for the other. I'd say it's probably what you like about how they each LOOK to you.

    I use Mike's Email design, and it's very simple to upload to i-Contact.
    One thing I would comment on as far as Tasty Tidbits- (Joy), she's on here on CS and is great! Always willing to share information...but I know she does some flyers that are available to her customers of Tasty Tidbits. Others can weigh in on those. I don't see them- since I'm not her customer.

    Good luck. Either choice can be a good one....it gets your name and the specials in front of your customers each month.
     
    Aug 27, 2009
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  3. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    I love Tasty Tidbits. There's so much more than just the newsletter.

    I don't think there's anything wrong with not signing up for iContact right away. It'll just take you a bit longer to get your newsletter out, but you'll be saving time not having to create the newsletter from scratch.
     
    Aug 27, 2009
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  4. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

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    I don't think I've ever heard (or, rather, read) anything bad about Mike's e-mail, so it probably is just a matter of preference. I did switch to Joy's a few month ago from a service that was definitely lacking. I've been very satisfied with Tasty Tidbits, and the extra features are definitely a plus. Two people sent me e-mails when they changed addy's, asking for their information to be updated, so they can continue to receive the newsletters!

    As for iContact, it's not an absolute neccesity. I'm wondering, personally, if I should cancel the service, but I do like being able to see who opens the e-mail, how many times, and who is clicking on the link to my website. I think my biggest problem is I don't follow-up when I do have this information (I really should be calling and saying "did you see anything you like?). So, if you're going to put the information to good use, it's worth the monthly fee, when you're ready to start the subscription. If you're not going to put in the effort, then save the money (see, that was directed more to me than you).
     
    Aug 27, 2009
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  5. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I use Mike's email and I love it, I do not use Icontact, just my regular gmail, and do not have any problems.
     
    Aug 28, 2009
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  6. Shell Northway

    Shell Northway Member

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    I just started with Mike's newsletters and i contact. You can try I-contact, they have a 15 day trial. The cost of i-contact is based on the amount of email contacts you have. So obviously the more you have the more it will cost you.
     
  7. mscharf

    mscharf Advanced Member

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    I use Mike's and I love it!!!
     
    Aug 28, 2009
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  8. pamperedpals

    pamperedpals Senior Member Gold Member

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    I use Tasty Tidbits and love the service and all of the extra goodies!
     
    Aug 28, 2009
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