Originally Posted by KarenBinPa
Does the 99 dollars count toward sale a bration rewards? (what is it, for every 50 dollars you spend, you get to choose something, I think)
Unfortunately, you do not get a free SAB item for buying the starter kit (I asked SU that this week in fact!).
But as you found, you earn a 30% commission rather than 20% on your first workshop order of $150+ if placed within 45 days. So if you were to join on Jan 22, your 45 days would fall within Sale-a-Bration. Orders of $150 get the free pack of silver glimmer paper plus the free 3 SAB items, plus $25 in hostess rewards. Orders over $400 get a 3-SAB-item-bundle for the hostess, and 8 SAB items, plus the silver paper and $65 hostess rewards.
So you could put some things in your starter kit that would be good make and takes at an open house, and throw a party when your kit comes in. Collect orders from those eager to get SAB goodies, earn 30% commission that first one, and get some hostess bonuses for yourself too. Or if you have a huge wishlist, skip the party and shop for yourself.