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Old 07-27-2011, 10:31 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by Alice in Md View Post
Just to be sure I'm reading everything correctly. ... Please correct any errors.

I pay $99 (probably plus tax but not an additional shipping charge) and get the starter kit (with some substitutions if I wish) plus the bonus of the Christmas box kit.

Then, within 45 days I am able to, but not required to, place an order for $150 or more to which I can apply the one-time 30% discount (so I'm paying $105 plus tax and shipping). After that, any order I place is at a 20% discount.

By the end of December, the end of my first quarter with a required minimum, I must purchase (including sales to friends, etc.) at least $300 in merchandise; I am not clear what is included in that $300 (the $99 kit price? the $105 order at 30%?)
The $300 in merchandise order includes your 30% discount order. It does NOT include the Starter Kit.
If I keep going, my minimum would be $300 per quarter in merchandise after the 20% discount.
Minimum of $300 per quarter is BEFORE your discount. It's catalog price of $300, then you take 20% discount off that. Hope that makes sense.
Did I miss anything that would help me with the "higher math" involved in this decision making?
Don't forget the birthday month discount of extra 15% on one item.
You are eligible for all hostess benefits on your qualifying orders (over $150).
There are opportunities to earn free stamp sets as you reach certain goals (Stampin' Start program). And there are also other times when SU will have incentives and offer free stamp sets when you meet the eligibility.

I don't think you can go wrong in signing up. As long as you can put the products in your starter kit to use, it's a no brainer. No penalties for dropping if you don't meet the sales quota. So you could get the starter kit, use your 30% discount to get what you want, then never place another order. It's totally fine. But, if you're like me and Minders, trust us, there will be lots to entice you, and you'll be surprised how easy it is to maintain your demoship. If you have even just a couple of friends who will order from you, it's even easier! What are you waiting for?
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