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  1. DebPC

    DebPC Legacy Member Staff Member

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    Anyone wanting to be surprised at their cluster meeting or wanting to hear it from their director should just avoid those threads.
     
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  2. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Here's what I found out!!!

    Hey guys! I got this from someone and thought that I would share it with all of you. This has A LOT of information so be prepared! Don't read any further if you want to wait until your meeting. When everyone is done reading this, let's discuss your thoughts on the new products and such. Thanks in advance!

    Here's the news from leadership.
    ANNOUNCEMENTS:
    Julie Christopher has left PC to pursue another career. She's doing freelance PR work now and looking at possibilities.
    We saw pictures of Henry Jay, Doris' new grandson -- what a cutie!

    All future leadership conferences will be called Leadership Summit.

    Doris will receive the Horatio Alger Award in April. It's an award that holds up role models for American youth.

    The head of the Family Resiliency program at Univ. of Illinois will be publishing research on the value of family mealtime later this year.

    Executive Seminar will be held 9/20 to 9/22 in Baltimore.

    Order turn around time has improved 69%. The average order turn around in 2005 was 1.99 days (compared with 6.4 days in 2004). In November it was 1.84 days, and in December it was 1.31 days. (And this included 15,000 more cartons per week over last year.) Through the holidays 98% of orders arrived 1 day ahead of the promised date.

    Sales were up over $25 million in 2005. Commission was up 10% for directors and above. Customer service is working with a consultant to decreased damaged shipments.

    Kitchen shows will now be called COOKING SHOWS. Consultants will be known as Pampered Chef Consultants, not kitchen consultants. The old tag line, The Kitchen Store That Comes to Your Door, will be replaced with a new tag line, Discover the Chef in You.

    New Celebration Shows are Cucina Italiana, Italian shows. There are 9 recipes, 3 each of appetizers, main meals, and desserts (1 each of essential, basic super starter recipes; classic, typical PC recipes; and advanced technique, a more advanced demo). Includes Caprese Mini Sandwiches (tomato, basil, mozzarella, walnuts.
    Vegetable Ribbon Salad
    Garlic Spread
    Olive Salad
    Chicken Primavera Risotto
    Antipasto Vegetable Pizza
    Homemade Gnocchi
    Profiterole Puffs (like cream puffs)
    Strawberry Amaretto Pastries
    Warm Chocolate Hazelnut Cake (made in Rice Coooker)

    All 9 recipes are demo'ed on the spring video. Recipe cards are for Caprese Mini Sandwiches, Profiterole Puffs, and Chicken Primavera Risotto.
    Consultants can buy these items on supply order for 50%: Easy Accent Decorator, Rice Cooker, Small Scoop, and Mini Muffin Pan.

    NEW PRODUCTS -- 42 products, 26 new, 16 restyled

    For outdoor entertaining:

    CHILLZANNE SECTIONAL SERVER: 8 pieces. Circular shaped that comes in 2 halves. Can be used around an umbrella pole of a patio table, or use with a serving bowl (with gel). Can be used in S shape. Hard to explain but really cool. Nests for storage. Dishwasher safe. 3 year warranty. $49.50

    UPDATED QUICK STIR PITCHERS (both sizes). Clear inserts, contemporary dot design, ergonomically correct handles. Very neat looking. $14.50 and $19.50.

    BBQ JUMBO TURNER: Ideal for turning fish, 2 burgers at once, has a fine beveled edge. Dishwasher safe, 5 year warranty. $17.50

    BBQ SKEWERS: Set of 4 with chef hat design on end. Includes notched slider to slide hot food off the skewers. Dishwasher Safe. $15.50

    HOOKED ON FISH RECIPE CARD COLLECTION:
    13 recipes and how to purchase, store and prepare fish. All have less than 30% fat. $5.00

    OUTDOOR PARTY PLATES:
    Set of 6, 2 each of 3 colors, aquamarine, seagreen, and turquoise. Have cup holder that holds glass, can, bottle or stemware. Nest for storage. Dishwasher safe. $12.00

    Colored Products:
    SMALL MIX 'N SCRAPER in aquamarine, seagreen, turquoise. $11
    HOT PAD/TRIVETS in same colors $9.75
    TWIXIT CLIPS in same colors $4.75
    TATTERSALL TOWEL SET: Plaid type design with white background and stripes in 3 new colors. $14.25
    MICROFIBER TOWELS: lint free like pink HWC towels, in 3 new colors. $8.50

    STAINLESS DOUBLE BALLOON WHISK: 1/2 time to achieve results. Ideal for whipping cream and egg whites. Dishwasher safe. $14.00

    FLEXIBLE FUNNELS: Set of 2 nesting flexible silicone square funnels. Resist stains, odors, cracks. Dishwasher safe. Fast to use, as they have a mechanism for air to pass through. $10.25 for set of 2.

    EASY READ MINI MEASURING CUP: 1/4 cup capacity. Measures in ml, oz and tablespoons. Nests with other set. Dishwasher safe. $5.25

    STONEWARE 6 CUP MUFFIN PAN: Holds 7 oz muffin mix. $22.00

    CAN STRAINER: Like pink one from HWC. But in white. Fits most standard cans. 3-1/2 inch diameter. $4.00

    COFFEE AND MORE CUPS: Set of 2, white to match Simple Additions. 2 cup capacity. Oven safe to 250. Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. Look like shape of soup mugs we earned with PC incentive about 5 years ago, for you oldie guys (and I loved those). $17.50

    SEASON'S BEST: Cover recipe is Strawberry Amaretto Pastries. $1.00
    UNA MUESTRA de THE PAMPERED CHEF: $1.00

    THREE TIERED STAND: Brushed stainless steel look. Curved arches with ball on top to use for note card holder (like with name of item being served). Really classy looking. Looks like each tier holds medium bowls and medium squares. $39.00

    RECTANGLE STAND: to replace hospitality stand. Fits rectangular platter, entertaining set, 2 medium bowls. Didn't get a price on this.

    SMALL BOWL CADDY: Same brushed stainless steel look.

    Mid Season Products (available 5/1/06):

    PATRIOTIC TABLECLOTH, like one sold for host bonus last summer, 60x84,100% cotton. $29.50

    BBQ BASTING BOTTLE: Silicone brush attached to bottle. Heat safe to 500. Valve to regulate sauce flow. Dishwasher safe. $14.00

    CHEF'S SILICONE BASTING BRUSH: Dishwasher safe, has hook on the handle that works well with small batter bowl. $8.00

    EXECUTIVE COOKWARE:
    Latest technology, hard anodized, titanium-reinforced aluminum alloy. 30% more durable than any other hard anodized on the market. 4 and 6 gauge (thicker and more durable, thick on base and thinner on sides for good heat conduction). Flared rims for dripless pouring. Dupont Autograph II inside and outside. Stainless steel heat-resistant silicone handles with thumb print for easy lifting. Oven safe to 400. Handles are 1 inch longer for added safety and comfort. Lids are tempered glass with low profile domes, dishwasher safe lids. Medallion on bottom of all round pieces. Lifetime warranty.

    7 piece set -- 1-1/2 qt saucepan, 3 qt saucepan, 8 qt stockpot, 10 inch skillet and lid (lid fits stockpot and skillet) $345

    5 piece set -- 2 qt saucepan, 4 qt casserole, 10 inch saute pan $225

    Open Stock:
    12 inch skillet ? price
    12 inch lid ? price
    8 inch saute pan $38 (this one comes in level one of sell-a-thon from Dec.)
    Double Burner Griddle ? price
    Stir Fry Skillet $115
    Cost of all executive cookware is approx 20% above professional.

    Generation II cookware will be discontinued on 9/1/06.

    Lids hang over pot handles for each storage on a pot rack.

    In February, hosts can choose from open stock pieces of all 3 types, including Executive. February hosts can also choose the 5 pc or 7 pc set of Executive for 1/2 price items.

    We can earn free in Pan-o-rama, 2/1/06 to 5/31/06. We get points for every piece of cookware we sell (all 3 types), full points even if sold at 1/2 price or 60% off or even with free host dollars. Use points to purchase pieces and sets, as follows:
    350 points for 8 inch saute pan or 12 inch lid
    900 for double burner griddle or stir fry
    1300 for 12 inch skillet and lid
    2000 for 5 pc set
    3000 for 7 pc set

    You can also get 500 points for each recruit signed 1/1 to 2/28 and qualified by end of SS month 1 or 3/31 (whichever comes first). No limit. New recruits who sign during this incentive and qualify on time will get the 12 inch skillet (value $125). We can redeem points for cookware beginning 3/1. An email will be sent to all consultants on Mon., 1/9, to announce details of the recruiting promotion.
     
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  3. PampMomof3

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    There's More!!!

    OK, so you are probably wondering what you earned in free products in December..... here you go:

    Level 1 (for selling $1000 in Dec.): Value $85.25
    8 inch saute pan
    Hot Pad/Trivet in Turquoise
    Small Mix 'N Scraper in Aquamarine
    Microfiber Towel in Sea Green
    Stainless Double Balloon Whisk
    Can Strainer

    Level 2 (for selling $2000 in Dec.): Value $182.00
    8 inch saute pan
    Hot Pad/Trivet in Turquoise
    Small Mix 'N Scraper in Aquamarine
    Microfiber Towel in Sea Green
    Stainless Double Balloon Whisk
    Can Strainer
    Small Bowl Caddy
    Easy Read Mini Measuring Cup
    Quick Stir Pitcher
    Hooked on Fish Recipe Card Collection
    Small Mix 'N Scraper in Sea Green
    Tattersall Towel Set
    Coffee and More Cups (set of 2)
    Twixit Clips Combo Pack
    Outdoor Party Plates (set of 6)

    Level 3 (for selling $5000 in Dec., and for DIRECTOR BENEFIT BOX): $379.50 Value
    8 inch saute pan
    Hot Pad/Trivet in Turquoise
    Small Mix 'N Scraper in Aquamarine
    Microfiber Towel in Sea Green
    Stainless Double Balloon Whisk
    Can Strainer
    Small Bowl Caddy
    Easy Read Mini Measuring Cup
    Quick Stir Pitcher
    Hooked on Fish Recipe Card Collection
    Small Mix 'N Scraper in Sea Green
    Tattersall Towel Set
    Coffee and More Cups (set of 2)
    Twixit Clips Combo Pack
    Outdoor Party Plates (set of 6)
    Microfiber Towel -- Turquoise
    Hot Pad/Trivet -- Aquamarine
    Three Tiered Stand
    Flexible Funnels
    BBQ Skewer Set
    BBQ Jumbo Turner
    Family Size Quick Stir Pitcher
    Rectangle Stand
    Chillzanne Sectional Server

    That's it for day 1. More coming tomorrow! (Hopefully trip info!)

    I also heard that 3 of our spices will be available on supply order for Consultants to purchase in larger containers. This was overheard but not announced today.
    Here are my notes from Day 2. Lots of exciting announcements today!!!

    Starting in March, we have new shipping cartons, featuring the logo. And they look GOOD! This will be an advertisement in itself! Customer bags will also be redesigned.

    Gift Registry Enhancements:
    Starts 3/1. Now called Wedding Registry. Fresh contemporary look and easy to use. 2.5 million couples marry each year. Average wedding gift is $50-100. During the first year of marriage, couples continue to spend money, $3.5 billion on housewares and tabletops. Access the registry through personal web sites or the corporate web site. Brides/couples can identify consultant (by consultant number or by name and state) and build the registry list. The catalog appears page by page and they can click on items to pull up specific items and add to the list. Can also attach a 100 character message that will send when gifts are ordered or people access the registry. They can also send emails to friends and family from the web site. Once the registry is set up, a wedding packet is mailed to the couple, including a personal letter, catalog and 30 registry cards to give to friends, insert in shower invitations, etc. (They can order more cards through us.) When the gift giver goes to the web site, they can locate a registry. When they check out to purchase a gift for the bride/couple, it asks the purchaser if he/she wants to purchase some items for her/himself. Orders ship immediately and we earn commission in the month when the orders are shipped. And the coolest part is that the bride/couple earn free, 1/2 price and discounted products on the orders that are placed (up to $200 free, up to 4 items at half price, and up to 30% discount)!!! There is a brochure that will come in changeover boxes, to explain the whole thing. People who go to the registry and don't have a consultant will be assigned a consultant. They will have an option to be contacted by the consultant or not (for privacy reasons). They must pick the free/half price, etc. items, within 3 months of the wedding. Lots of new marketing materials are available from Merrill Corporation, our new partner for marketing materials. (Notecards, flyers, etc.)

    New look for invitations, with new Italian dishes on it. Nice.
    New catalog has new executive cookware on front. Recipe for Berries and Cream Brownie Squares is included. Great improvements on layout and products really stand out. Love it! Order forms have been redesigned again. We will have itemized and write in formats. Itemized categories correlate with the catalog and are referenced with page numbers, but items under categories are still alphabetical. One sample of each coming in changeover and can request pack of 40 of type you want with first supply order.

    Mini catalogs are $3 for 25. Has wedding registry ad on the back.

    Help Whip Cancer. We raised $1 million last May. American Cancer Society will get $1 on each item sold. Items are Help Whip Clips ($5.00 for 2), Large and Small Ribbon Decorator Stencils $5.00 for set of 2 (mylar, easy to clean, in shape of pink survivor ribbon), Pink Bar Board and Knife ($8.50). Lapel pins are redesigned, $2.50 for 15. Host Special is AWESOME -- it's set of 2 mugs and small squares, pink with white dots and survivor ribbon in bottom of the mug. $19.80 ($1 donated to American Cancer Society) Details in March KCN.

    Merrill Corporation -- new vendor. 25 years experience working with independent consultants, logo business materials. Offering photo business cards, $45.95 for 100. Really good looking. Also, set of business cards with photos of products (cookware, new simple additions stands, stones, etc.), for less. Also marketing cards that are postcard size. Merrill will mail for us, if we wish (for additional charge). Blank notecards with photos of products and recipes. Greeting cards with recipes. Checks. Business card posters with 7 tear off cards and ad at the top left. 25 minimum on posters, 40 cents each (cheaper for larger quantities). New consultant packet with 250 business cards and 100 intro cards (Guess what I discovered with The Pampered Chef). Link on web site to order.

    Training tools updated.
    Selling Product Collections to include new cookware set.
    Super Starting Your Business DVD, 90 minutes (25 min on quick start, 45 min complete show by Lauri Glasshoff, Adv Dir from Tucson).
    Simple Steps to Host Coaching audio CD

    Super Starter DVD and Host Coaching audio will be in new super starter kits starting 1/30. Others who sign before 1/30 will receive them in early 2/06. Directors will get these with 1st spring supply order.

    Spring into Success new spring DVD has all 9 new Italian recipes demo'ed.

    Golden Treasure Incentive Trips:
    Level 1: $300 conference cash or $250 premium gift certificate
    Level 2: San Francisco, 4 days/3 nights, April 19-22, 2007, trip for 2, with $250 spending money
    Level 3: Paradise Island in Atlantis, Bahamas. Trip for 2, 5 days/4 nights, May 1-5, 2007 or May 6-10, 2007. TPC adds one more night. Resort has gorgeous pools, 5 water slides including one that's 6 stories high, and a beautiful beach.
    Level 4 for executive directors and above: Trip for 2 to 4 Seasons Resort Great Exuma at Emerald Bay, in the Bahamas. 4 days/3 nights, May 6-9, 2007.

    We had a great planning session on training consultants on the wedding registry in the different level workshops.

    The guest speaker, Jim Cathcart, was awesome. I would recommend checking out his books, Relationship Selling and The Acorn Principle.

    We have one more general session in a.m., so not sure what last announcements are left. I'm flying home and won't be back to the computer until later tomorrow night.

    The level 3 incentive is a trip to Atlantis on Paris Island in the Bahamas. Here is the link, so cool!!!
    http://www.atlantis.com/flash.aspx
     
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  4. kcjodih

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    Here's the discontinued list

    Discontinued Items Spring/Summer 2006

    Cranberry/Butternut Bar Board and Knife 1007/1008
    1. Nylon Slice 'N Serve 1167
    Oven Mitt 1326
    Oven Pad 1335
    Cake Tester 1635
    Nonstick Cake Pan 1725
    Una Muestra de The Pampered Chef/SB F/W '05 1874/1875
    Small Bowl Caddy 1944
    Three Tiered Stand 1952
    Hopitality Stand 1955
    Mugs (2) 1975
    Spreader Set 2015
    Gift Box Pack 2077
    Good Morning! Breakfast Set 2085
    Crock and Beer Bread Mix set 2106
    Pizza Lovers Set 2114
    Stoneware Storage Rack 2141
    Stirpe & Leaf Towel Set 2161
    Leaf Napkin Set 2162
    Reversible Table Runner 2163
    Reversible Placemat Set 2164
    Leaf Napkin Ring Set 2166
    Quick-Stir Pitcher 2270
    Family Stir Pitcher 2275
    Twixit! Clip Combo Pack 2646
    Chilzanne Ice Bucket 2782
    Season's Best Storage Case 2845
    Recipe Collection Binder 2835
    Stoneware Mold Holder 2935
    Candle - Lemon & Rosemary 2986
    SuperSwat 3030
    Indulgent Cake mixes 9875/9876
     
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  5. ShanaSmith

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    So, is the new cookware midseason? or March? Everything sounds great! I can't wait to get my stuff.
     
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  6. dianevill

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    Second Harvest

    Any news on what the new Second Harvest promotion is going to be (to replace the stoneware molds?)

    Thanks,
    Diane
     
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  7. cajunchelle

    cajunchelle Member Gold Member

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    We can earn free in Pan-o-rama, 2/1/06 to 5/31/06. We get points for every piece of cookware we sell (all 3 types), full points even if sold at 1/2 price or 60% off or even with free host dollars. Use points to purchase pieces and sets, as follows:
    350 points for 8 inch saute pan or 12 inch lid
    900 for double burner griddle or stir fry
    1300 for 12 inch skillet and lid
    2000 for 5 pc set
    3000 for 7 pc set

    You can also get 500 points for each recruit signed 1/1 to 2/28 and qualified by end of SS month 1 or 3/31 (whichever comes first). No limit. New recruits who sign during this incentive and qualify on time will get the 12 inch skillet (value $125). We can redeem points for cookware beginning 3/1. An email will be sent to all consultants on Mon., 1/9, to announce details of the recruiting promotion.




    I signed on Dec 23rd. My first SS1 month is Feb, anyone know if I will be eligible for the 12" skillet?? I am thinking maybe not since it says signed 1/1-2/28... should have waited a week more!
     
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  8. DZmom

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    I can't wait!!

    :( Sorry, but I don't think you'll be able to get the skillet.

    I can't wait to get everything. Unfortunately, I will be BUYING it! I was $122 away from level 1. I had a kitchen show and 2 catalog shows that cancelled, and another one that only turned in $75 in orders. :mad: OH WELL!

    I really want that NEW cookware. I had planned on buying the Professional in April, but will use that $$ for the New Products and EARN the NEW cookware for FREE! All we need is $750 in COOKWARE sales each of the 4 months from 2/1 to 5/30 to get the 7pc set! Totally attainable! $2200 in COOKWARE sales will get you 8 inch saute pan and 12 inch lid, double burner griddle and stir fry, 12 inch skillet and lid, 5 pc set, AND 7 pc set! Kinda hard to do, but could make a great goal! GREAT INCENTITIVE! I for one can't wait! I can't think of a better excuse to get on the PHONE than this!


    Quick ? -- Anyone know which of the hotels that we would be staying in at Atlantis; Royal Towers, Coral Towers, Beach Tower or Harborside Resort? This was the place where the Today show wedding was held this year. They got married in front of the Royal Casino and had a room in that arch.
     
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  9. cajunchelle

    cajunchelle Member Gold Member

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    That is sales of COOKWARE! At least that is how I understand it. I don't think I will be able to sell that much cookware. Good luck to you!
     
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  10. DZmom

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    OOPS! Sorry!

    Your right Michelle! :eek: My sleep deprived eyes must have missed that! :eek: Sorry everyone! :eek: Now, I'm only humming with excitement instead of buzzing! I need to quit trying to sound smart at 2am. :rolleyes:

    Thanks, Michelle, for correcting me and explaining it to everyone else.

    SORRY!
     
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  11. Cookingwithmichelle

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    dicontinued items

    What happens to discontinued items? Does PC offer them to us at a cheaper price or do they just "disappear?"
    Thanks,
    Michelle
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  12. jmabner

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    That won't be replaced until September, so that announcement will be at national conference in July
     
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  13. Swirl

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    Show N Go?

    Did anybody hear anything about the Show N Go set being offered again this year? I really hope these pieces are aleast offered for sale.
     
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  14. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Hey Michelle! Unfortunately, the products just disappear. :(
     
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  15. batroark

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    Was Leadership Summitt not at Blast!

    Oh my gosh!!!!!!! Leadership was way more than awesome!!!! It was more than overwhelming! I did not hear anything about the show-n-go set to be available for sale but that don't always mean it won't. Aren't all of the products interesting. I am so glad to be back home with my family, but totally meet a whole bunch of wonderful people there and enjoyed networking with everybody I encountered. Oh, by the way, Becky Gosain and Darla Bauman (I think I spelled that right) when you walked across stage I was excited for you, shouted and clapped for both of you, and wished I could have talked to you both personally. Thanks everybody for the inspiration! Had a blast at Leadership especially with the girls for around Tempe, AZ! Louise Wolfe, Shawn Prouty, and Cheri Anderson I could not have picked better roommates if I had tried!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  16. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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  17. cajunchelle

    cajunchelle Member Gold Member

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    Can someone please post the upcoming host/guest specials for March/April TIA
     
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  18. Swirl

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    Thanks....

    Jodi for sharing. The colors are GREAT, I love them. I'm so excited about the new line, this will be my first change over since I just started in Nov. Makes me get excited about spring coming. I'm glad everybody had fun at the conference maybe I will be there next year.
     
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  19. ange13

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    Does anybody have the point breakdown for the trips? It looks like they are making it pretty attainable.
     
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  20. cajunchelle

    cajunchelle Member Gold Member

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    I only know the Consultant and FD levels:

    1st- 20,000 for Consultant
    20,000 for FD

    2nd- 50,000 Consultant
    48,000 and 1 recruit, FD

    3rd- 72,000 Consultant
    70,000 and 2 recruits, FD

    Give you a general idea, HTH
     
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  21. footballchef

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    New Points for Q recruits.........2000!

    New points for promoting to a new level personally...... 3000 and for each promotion in your first line........3000
     
  22. pamperedbecky

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    Definitely keep this in mind. Even though the points went up a couple thousand points, these increased points you receive when a recruit qualifies will really add up! That's pretty much how I got to level 2. And they increased the points for when YOU promote from 2000 to 3000. Those all really add up! Don't get discouraged because it's still very attainable.

    My biggest suggestion is to be sure to set goals for the year. If you know you want to earn level 1, sit down and figure out how many points you'll need each month. February is double points month, so go crazy and book as many shows as you can that month. Then break down how many shows you'll need to hit the average needed each month to attain your goals!
     
  23. ShanaSmith

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    Thank you so much for the link with all the great pictures. It was really wonderful to get to see these exciting products.
     
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  24. DebbieJ

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    Nope, no skillet for you, cajunchelle :(

    I feel your pain. I signed up 8 days too early to earn the Roasting Pan for free. I was TICKED. There was another promotion going on at the time (Woven Selections), but when I changed my SS1 month, I got screwed out of that one too. But, as I have discovered, the HO is very generous to the consultants and I am so excited to get my spring products! I don't know where I'm going to keep it all!

    Having learned my lesson and after consulting with my director, in December, I warned my two potential recruits that there would most likely be a promotion announced at Leadership and so they should hold off on signing until after Jan 1 (when the promotion was likely to be effective), since they both wanted Feb as their SS1 anyway. That meant they wouldn't sign in December and as a result I couldn't attend Leadership (although I really wanted to!), but it means I have two happy recruits. One signed on Jan 2, so she'll get the pan, and the other is coming to our cluster meeting on Monday and if that doesn't kick her butt in gear, I don't know what will!
     
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  25. Cindycooks

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    Thanks so much for posting the pictures! I love the new colors, the plaid towels are beautiful and I love the pink/white polka dot for HWC month. I don't know what product I am most excited about....I like them all!
     
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  26. cajunchelle

    cajunchelle Member Gold Member

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    I love the new products, only thing is I have ran out of place to store all my things. I need a another room added on or an outdoor kitchen... ( :D hmmm, mental note make hubby add on)
     
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  27. pcbrandy

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    Woven Cover?

    In the pictures I saw a patriotic woven cover? I'm guessing it is a mid-season product. Does anyone know how much $? Thank you for the link for the pictures and all the exciting information!!!!
    Brandy
     
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  28. ChefKeender

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    New Products

    I'm not sure if I like the new design of the Quick-Stir Pitcher...the handle doesn't look very comfortable. I do like the clear plunger, though.
    I really love the HWC items. And the silicone basting brush. And the cookware. And the plaid towels. Oh, what the heck...I love it all! :)
     
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  29. karlene

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    it is attainable!!!! just look at the cookware host specials for February and Book the heck out of Feb...you get pts. from host orders, free cookware product chosen, and the host bonus too so that will help!!!
    Happy Feb. booking!!!! :D
     
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  30. jujubug

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    !!!!!wow!!!!!

    I am so proud and excited to be a Pampered Chef Consultant! :p I am so amazingly overwhelmed by all the changes! My SS1 was last October so this is my first Pampered Chef "New Year" and it's unbelievable! :) Thank you for posting the pictures of all the new stuff. I can't wait to get my shipment. Also, I think I'm wanting the San Francisco trip because my husband and I are not beach people. It's late and I can't totally ingest all this info. I can't wait to come back here tomorrow and read the list of all the new products again!

    Thanks Pampered Chef! It feels like Christmas morning and shame on all of you who pouted about the new information not being made public. :mad: I bet you never had any surprises on Christmas morning and quit believing in Santa Claus when you were only 2 years old! There's something fun and exciting about surprises and I feel sorry for you that you can't wait two whole days. :eek:
     
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  31. jmabner

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    Patriotic Basket Liner

    The basket liner is $19.00
     
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  32. smarteez2

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    The only thing I am questioning.....

    Is the BBQ skewer set. It's totally stainless steel and comes with a handy food slider however you still have to pick up the skewer to use it.............can someone say OUCH!!! Might be a little hot!! Love the new Chillzanne Sectional Server... LOVE it!! The new stands are different as well, brushed silver, pretty but not my style i like the old ones better, I think they should have kept both sets to give people an option oh well I am just glad I have my old ones!! LOL Overall though I am so excited!! I can't wait to get this stuff!!
     
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  33. luvs2sellit

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    Right on Julie!! I thought it was hysterical to see so many get there aprons in a wad because they had to wait 2 days to hear the info. I bet they peeked at their Christmas presents early too. Ruins all the fun. :D
     
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  34. Recruiting Promotion?

    Does anybody know anything specific about the recruiting promotion and what the new recruits get?

    Laurie Lawrence
    Sales Director
    PA
     
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  35. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    New recruits who join in JAnuary or February get the Executive Family Skillet when they qualify by the end of their first SS month!!!
     
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  36. noradawn

    noradawn Guest

    Why

    Why do you think they're retiring the cake tester and the nonstick cake pans? It doesn't seem like they're replacing them with any like items, unless I read it wrong.
     
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  37. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I know! I like the cake tester and it's a great door prize. Looks like I'll be buying quite a few of these on the supply order! :( :)
     
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  38. DebbieJ

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    I don't think the nonstick cake pan is being retired. It appears that it is just not being solid individually anymore and can only be purchased as a set with with checkerboard insert.
     
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  39. DZmom

    DZmom Veteran Member

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    Merrill Corporation

    When will be able to order from them and when is the last day to order from T&C? Anyone know?
     
    Jan 9, 2006
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  40. Cindycooks

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    OK - just so I have the wording correct (I'm at work):
    New Recruits get the Executive Family Skillet if they qualify by end of their first SS month - meaning $1250 in sales correct? Not 4 shows.....(because they could easily do 4 book parties and not qualify)....

    So they took away the black stands in the SA? I love those...the brushed stainless is pretty, but I like the black better. We will have to see how these sell!
     
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  41. ChefSandyK

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    Website Changes?

    Does anyone know if Merrill Corporation is offering any services connected with personal websites or email? Something to that effect is alluded to in the new policy statement...

    Also, does anyone know if there were personal website changes announced at Leadership? Will the whole catalog be presented in the "virtual catalog" format or just the wedding registry? Inquiring minds.... :)

    Thanks,
    Sandy
     
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