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Pampered Chef: Sales What do you think of this Idea????

  1. jenniferlynne

    jenniferlynne Senior Member

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    I just had a brain storm. I know there is already a thread started about what to give your host as a gift, but I thought I would add this one. I just had a huge idea!!!!! What if we bought the SA coffee mugs, took one, filled it with chocloate (like dove, yummy) and then put a sample pack of coffee in it? Then take the cup, wrap it in some clear cellophane (not sure if I spelled that right) and put a pretty ribbon on it? Or instead of chocolate, put some paper filler or something in the cup and stick some chocolate dipped spoons in with the coffee? What do you think? Two cups cost $12, but if we just use 1 cup per hostess plus the coffee, which if I remember right is 4/$4, that would be $7 each plus the chocolate. I have a friend that is getting ready to turn in an order. I may see if I can add some to her order and then I will get another 20% off plus make commission. What do you all think? If you know your guest doesn't like coffee, maybe use some of our tea bags instead and dip the spoons in sugar instead of chocolate.
     
    Sep 30, 2005
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  2. DZmom

    DZmom Veteran Member

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    Great Idea!! It adds the personal touch. Which I think is much better than just an extra item. PLUS, the host is more likely to order more of the mugs, so she has a set and not just 1!
     
    Sep 30, 2005
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  3. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

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    I think that is a great idea. I usually just give my hosts a Season's Best unless their show is outstanding, but if you figure a $7 gift bought with the hosts discount of 20% and then take off your basic 20% commission it only costs 4.48 each for the mug and coffee, se even adding wrapping and spoons or chocolate won't make it an expensive gift.

    These would also make great teacher appreciation gifts or gifts for those unexpected guests during the holidays.

    Shawnna
     
    Sep 30, 2005
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  4. pcbrandy

    pcbrandy Member

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    Brilliant!

    That's a great idea! Hope you don't mind me using it!
    Brandy
     
    Sep 30, 2005
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  5. jenniferlynne

    jenniferlynne Senior Member

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    No, I don't mind at all. I kind of stole the idea myself anyway. I was a Mary Kay consultant for 8 years (I didn't like selling it nearly as well as Pampered Chef) and at Christmas time they would always try to come up with gift sets. One of their big things was to take a coffee mug and put a bottle of hand cream in it and call it "Coffee and Cream".

    Are we allowed to make up those mugs with coffe and chocolate sets and sell them? I doubt I would do it, but I was just wondering.
     
    Sep 30, 2005
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  6. ChefSandyK

    ChefSandyK Member

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    It's your business!

    You are allowed to do anything (well, almost) that you want! That's one of the reason's I love this company!

    Have a great day,
    Sandy
     
    Sep 30, 2005
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  7. krzymomof4

    krzymomof4 Veteran Member Silver Member

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    Hey Jenniferlynne!!
    Aren't you supposed to be making phone calls!!! HA HA

    Just had to do it.
     
    Sep 30, 2005
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  8. monica_sweetconsultant

    monica_sweetconsultant Advanced Member Silver Member

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    lol that came to my mind too.....good one!!! happy phone calling!!! lol seriously good luck with the calls!!
     
  9. jenniferlynne

    jenniferlynne Senior Member

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    Ha!! I wish I could, but I have 4 kids here right now and it is way too noisy to make phone calls. I am going to try when they take a nap. I watch a friend of mine's two kids and my cousin's kid, and then I have one of my own. The ages of the all are 1,2,3 & 4 :eek:
     
    Sep 30, 2005
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  10. DZmom

    DZmom Veteran Member

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    Are you nutty yet?

    OH MY GOD!!! 1,2,3, & 4!! :eek: I would be crazy by now!
     
    Sep 30, 2005
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  11. jenniferlynne

    jenniferlynne Senior Member

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    Yes, some days I do feel a little crazy.
     
  12. dawn424383

    dawn424383 Member

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    The coffee mug idea is great! I'm doing a holiday bazaar at the end of October and I plan to have some of the batter bowl brownies and cookies made up, and the coffee mug will be a great addition to those. I agree with who ever said maybe people will be inclined to buy more so they have a matching set. Thanks for sharing your great idea!

    Dawn Trudell
    Independent Kitchen Consultant
    Fort Wayne, IN
     
    Sep 30, 2005
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  13. jenniferlynne

    jenniferlynne Senior Member

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    So what do you do, put all the ingredients (except the parishable ones) in he bowls and sell them with the recipe attached? That is a great idea. I've seen the recipes in the jar books and they look cute. You layer all the ingredients in the jar and attach the recipe on top. I've seen cookie ingredients and bean soup ingredients.
     
  14. chefbilyeu

    chefbilyeu Member

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    *thinking of bazaar ideas*
    You could also take our Oven Mitt, put the scrapers, bamboo sets, or nylon tools in the top, tie it tight with a ribbon with the adjustable spoons attached. This is just my attempt to be creative :) lol...
     
    Sep 30, 2005
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  15. jenniferlynne

    jenniferlynne Senior Member

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    You people are genius! :D
     
  16. I love the idea of the mugs and think I will use them in November/December. I am going to make the Easy Pirouette Cookies (back of the Chocolate, Chocolate Chocolate theme show training booklet) and put them in the mug for the host. Plus think I will use it as some christmas gifts. Thanks for the great idea.
     
    Oct 2, 2005
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