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Pampered Chef: What Fall samples should I buy?

  1. pampered2007

    pampered2007 Member

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    I am trying really hard to make up my mind of what product samples I want to purchase. I just can't decide! Just when I think I have my order all planned out I change my mind. I want them all but I don't think my budget will allow to me to splurge. LOL LOL Sooo, what does everyone think will be the most popular new Fall products? Any suggestions on what to buy to best benefit my business? Thanks for your help!
     
    Aug 11, 2009
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  2. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    It really depends on what you and your customers are likely to use. One of my cluster mates was all excited that she could get the SS stockpot, but I skipped all of the SS open stock.

    If you think you'll use all of the items that are included in the packages, then go for package A. It includes the additional savings. :)

    And don't forget that you can submit more than one sample order between now and Sept. 30. So just because your budget doesn't allow you to get everything now, doesn't mean that you can't add to your stash later.
     
    Aug 11, 2009
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  3. JDooley

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    we have until Sept 30? GREAT I thought we just had AUG!! WOO HOO I can break it up into 2 months!!!
     
    Aug 11, 2009
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  4. gailz2

    gailz2 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I try to order new paper supplies in Aug. and new products in Sept. to save with the S&H costs.
     
    Aug 11, 2009
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  5. jenniwest04

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    I'm going with some of the martini items--shaker, ice bucket, glasses so I can showcase a martini show! I've had a lot of interest!
     
    Aug 11, 2009
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  6. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

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    I didn't know this either - YEAH!!!!!
     
  7. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

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    I split mine into 2 orders - one in Aug and one in Sept. In Aug, I ordered all of the open stock items, except for the holiday plates and the open stock SS pieces (don't need them). It was a little over $100. In Sept, I'll order Package A (which will also be a little over $100). I'm ordering one a month so I only get charged the $4.25 s&h each time (it's like supply orders - if you place 2 sample orders in one month, you get charged direct shipping charges for the 2nd order). I wanted everything, but this way works better for my budget. Been doing this for the past 4 seasons!! ;)
     
    Aug 11, 2009
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  8. Humble Beginnings

    Humble Beginnings Advanced Member

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    Thank you for the great tip. I didn't realize we get charged direct shipping on the 2nd order if in the same month. I need to split this up too due to my budget. Thank you!
     
  9. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I highly recommend Package C. I received my samples today. I also splurged on Pkg. D, and used the Digital thermometer tonight. My DH liked the readout feature. The Maple Honey sauce looks real thin in the bottle. More like a salad dressing in appearance. I like the light weight of the new Cookie Press. Was surprised that the cylinder is plastic and see through, similar to our Easy Accent Decorator. I was disappointed that the Cake server which has nice serrated edges, does not have a plastic protective cover. I like the cake server with the cover that we currently have in our catalog, and expected that the new one would also have a cover.
     
    Aug 12, 2009
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  10. shelly.nurse

    shelly.nurse Member

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    Do you think that the same cake server cover would fit the new one? If so, you could order it as a replacement part??
     
    Aug 13, 2009
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  11. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    I just tried it and it will go on, but it doesn't entirely go all the way down. But it would work to cover the sharp edges, just doesn't look like it's made for it, but would do the job.
     
    Aug 13, 2009
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  12. ChefJoyJ

    ChefJoyJ Veteran Member

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    If I order a sample order and a supply order in Aug, would I be charged direct shipping on one...or b/c they are 2 different types of orders, would I get $4.25 shipping on each?
     
    Aug 13, 2009
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  13. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    They're different order types, so they each have their own monthly count.
     
    Aug 13, 2009
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  14. ChefGwendolyn

    ChefGwendolyn Member Gold Member

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    Thanks everyone for the great information!!! :)

    I feel so much better about ordering now!
     
  15. ChefJoyJ

    ChefJoyJ Veteran Member

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    Thanks Ann! :)
     
    Aug 13, 2009
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  16. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I ordered Package A, Cookie Press, Martini Glasses and 4 qt Stainless Sauce Pan. I want to have an attractive Open House.
     
  17. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Advanced Member Gold Member

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    We used the Thai peanut sauce in a Stir Fry last night. I now wish I had order a second bottle for my own use. It was sooooo good. DH and I both liked the flavor.
    I did not use any other seasoning and he did not feel a need to doctor it up, when I served it.
     
    Aug 13, 2009
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  18. kaseydee

    kaseydee Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I ordered A & martini glasses, snowman platter & plates, ice bucket...I think that is all. I'm glad to know you can order more than once for the samples. I questioned myself on a couple of items & now I can get them if I feel the need.
     
    Aug 13, 2009
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  19. cewcooks

    cewcooks Advanced Member

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    I ordered package B and the ice bucket, martini glasses and shaker this is my new favorite product - I like the idea of a martini show..
     
    Aug 13, 2009
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