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Pampered Chef: Bookings "Show in a Bag" has anyone done this??

  1. PamperedSD

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    I read on here somewhere that someone does this at their shows and then I read it in Consultant News this month. I love this idea. I'm new and so far only have one show booked outside of my circle or friends (and I have my last show with friends this weekend).

    In the September CN they mention using a Pampered Chef reusable shopping bag (which I happened to buy to use as my hostess gifts) and filling it with postcards, catalogs, oof, paper napkins & plates, and an ingredient for a theme show. I have a few recipe cards for the Mexican Chicken “Lasagna” and thought maybe I could include that with a can of enchilada sauce or maybe a head of garlic and offer the Grilled Chicken Penne al Fresco recipe after they set a date.

    Any tips/advice on what you do or would put into it or say would be greatly appreciated! :D
     
    Sep 10, 2009
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  2. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I've done that once to help get bookings. I offered it to anyone who booked the next month. Had three takers. I brought one with me with just the paper goods in it and told them that I would also purchase the ingredients for their show. Then I brought everything the night of.
     
    Sep 10, 2009
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  3. ChefGwendolyn

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    Cory,
    I have done this in the past and it really does work! I don't use the reusable shopping bags, I give that as a host gift too. I go to the party paper supply store and purchase "theme" type bags that are on clearance or get plain color bags and make each one different. My last show I did I had a holiday themed bag and had 2 ladies who wanted holiday theme shows. So it does work!
     
    Sep 10, 2009
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  4. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

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    Is there a reason you didn't continue offering it, if you got 3 bookings the first time (too expensive, shows cancelled, etc)?
     
    Sep 10, 2009
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  5. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I went cheap and got cute themed ones at Dollar Tree. One set of silverware, napkins, plates and cups cost me $4!

    Nope, I just like to mix things up every once in a while. I think there was an incentive or something for that next month so I just threw in an extra perk. I usually am very strong with bookings at my shows so I don't normally offer an extra incentive.
     
    Sep 10, 2009
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  6. PamperedSD

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    Thanks for the tips! I love the theme idea and with Halloween next month I will have to try this out! I just went to Michales to get my supplies to make spice samples - guess I'm going back afterwork. LOL

    Thank you!!
     
    Sep 10, 2009
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  7. PamperedSD

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    UPDATE - so I did this with a twist I also added in the Top Secret idea from ChefRiGuy (THANK YOU!!). I bought gift bags with themes (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and one with flowers). In each bag I put – napkins with matching plates and cutlery. I also put in 16 (same number as the plates) PC postcard invites (I have tons) and the new mini catalog. Catalog – I put a little sticker on the front of each one (like a flower or frog) and told them to look inside to find the matching sticker. I circled a new Fall product in each one and told them they get the product for free at their show.

    YES – this worked! Not including the host I had 7 guests (1 kid, 1 that does not cook and didn’t want to order anything and then 5 others). I brought 4 bags – out of the 5 3 booked a show!!!!! This was my first show where I didn’t know anyone but the host who is a coworker.

    Thanks everyone with all their great suggestions – I love this site! :sing:
     
    Sep 27, 2009
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