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Old 10-11-2006, 05:32 AM   #1
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It was just posted on the Demo website that anyone who signs up between October 15th and November 30th will get $30 off the cost of the starter kit!!!
Over $350 worth of product and business supplies for $169!!! What a deal!
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This announcement is very exciting -- it's a great deal for anyone who has ever thought about joining, whether to just get the discount or to earn extra income. I'm thrilled that Stampin Up! is offering this opportunity to everyone.
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I was thinking about it and now the decision is made! I am going to sign up. I am already ordering about $75 a month so it won't take much more to make the minimum. Now how to break it to my husband.
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I was thinking about it and now the decision is made! I am going to sign up. I am already ordering about $75 a month so it won't take much more to make the minimum. Now how to break it to my husband.
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Can you tell me where to find it on the demo site? I'd love to see if they have a printable flyer I can use.
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Nevermind! I found it.
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Can anyone tell me how much you have to order every month as a demo? You can PM me if you want. Thanks!
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Can anyone tell me how much you have to order every month as a demo? You can PM me if you want. Thanks!
I'm not a demo, but I've thought about signing up - pretty sure it's $300 (retail value) per quarter....
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Can anyone tell me how much you have to order every month as a demo? You can PM me if you want. Thanks!
I would like to know that as well. I'm thinking about it, but haven't quite decided yet.

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I would like to know that as well. I'm thinking about it, but haven't quite decided yet.
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Yes it's $300 per quarter and that's a merchandise total (without shipping and taxes), so it averages out to $100/month..........It's really not that hard when you have just a few people and you start a club that ensures you have $150/month. There's all sorts of ways to meet your goals. Hope this helps.........
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Talked to DH last night and I am going to go for it!
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Best of luck to EVERYONE that decides to sign up!!! This is a great promo (hey, a sale is awesome, right?) and you will have a blast as a demo. Welcome!!
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Oh I am soo signing up in November!! Thanks for the Tip!
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Can someone tell me about the kit? I have so much SU stuff, and I don't know how it works.
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Default AH! the kit.....

It comes with a TON of stuff. Some things are standard and some you can customize. Overall, it is $360+ in stuff for $199, but that is only $169 with the promo, WOOHOO!!!!

Anything that has a - next to it means it is standard. Everything else you can pick your own stuff!

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Rubber Stamps 6 (2 sets at $28.95 or less, 2 at $19.95, 2 at $12.95 and 1 at $11.95)
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Stampin’ Pastels® —
Assorted Color Card Stock 2 pkgs.
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Stampin’ Scrub® —
Stampin’ Mist® —
VersaMark Pad® —
Classic Stampin’ Pads® 6 (your choice of colors, but 1 pad MUST be black)

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Linen Post Album w/ Page Protectors 1 (6" x 6" Linen Post Brag Book Natural OR 6" x 6" brag
book of your choice, $19.95 or less)
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*Stampin’ Memories Add-On must be ordered in conjunction with the starter kit.

Your local demo should have starter kit forms that show it all on paper......sometimes, it is easier to have it in front of you! Definitely talk with your demo about it if you have questions!
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AH!!! typo on my last post, sorry.
Stamp sets are
2 choices for $28.95 or less
1 choice for $19.95 or less
2 choices for $12.95 or less
1 choice for $11.95 or less

Sorry about that!!! (where is that edit button, lol).
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This is such a great deal! And not too mention a great time of year to sign up. If you sign up during the promo you will have plenty of time to ready yourself for the sell-a-bration rush and excitement.

Take the plunge ladies...you won't regret it!!
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also the first time you as a demo order you receve a 30% discount--i took advange of this my order after discount was just over a 1000.00. over 41 sets and lots of paper,punches and other goodies. ENJOY
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WOW ~ that is a really good sign up incentive... I have to tell my friend, she is ready to sign up as a SU demo
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Thank you so much for the information!
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Good luck to all the people who decide to sign up with this special. I have been an SU! demo for almost 5 years and love it! I have never felt any pressure from my upline or SU! to sell, you can so easily do this just for the hobby. BTW - if you sign in November, you won't have to place your first order until the end of March to stay active.
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And did I mention convention is in Denver this year - you won't want to miss that.
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I have been thinking about it too! Question for anyone out there: I'm in an small town (6-8000), with extensive rural areas; how do you get customers? I don't want to take anyone's customers (except sell to my mom).... Does SU teach you about recruiting? Also, how much time do you all put in a week to be successful? God Bless. Victoria
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And did I mention convention is in Denver this year - you won't want to miss that.
When we sign up, if we go to convention can we bunk with you at your house? Can you say big slumber party?
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Victoria, once you are a demonstrator, there's a ton of help on the SU demonstrator website and through their monthly magazine, about recruiting, holding workshops, camps, etc. Also, if you sign up under a good demonstrator, she should be able to train you and get you off to a great start. I found that my monthly stamp clubs have led me to meeting lots of other ladies who wanted to get into stamping because their friends were having so much fun at my clubs. So, just start out stamping with your friends and they will probably introduce you to their friends, and so on....In other words, have fun and others will want to have fun with you! Good luck with your decision.
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I have another question......If you have been buying SU! stuff for awhile now and have almost everything in the starter kit do you still have to buy the kit in order to sign up?
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When we sign up, if we go to convention can we bunk with you at your house? Can you say big slumber party?
Sure, I am about 40 minutes away from the convention center. But, if it fills up here we can always set up the tent in the backyard!
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I have another question......If you have been buying SU! stuff for awhile now and have almost everything in the starter kit do you still have to buy the kit in order to sign up?
Yes, you do, but you can choose your own stamp sets (based on price) and you can use duplicate items, like pads and pens, as give aways or door prizes.
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So all we need to bring is our sleeping bags. Sounds like a plan. Have you been to convention before?
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Good luck to all the people who decide to sign up with this special. I have been an SU! demo for almost 5 years and love it! I have never felt any pressure from my upline or SU! to sell, you can so easily do this just for the hobby. BTW - if you sign in November, you won't have to place your first order until the end of March to stay active.
I recieved an email from my demo and I talked to my husband and he agreed!!! I have my contract and saw this message. I wanted to understand why we wouldn't have to place an order until March, is it because everythings starts again at the new year? Because if that is the case I am faxing on Nov. 1.
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I am excited that the convention will be here (CO) in 2007.
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Quick question to anyone that night know. If one wanted to sign up only for discount and only ever stay within the minimums and be your only customer. Do you still have to report it on taxes?
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I talked to my demonstrator about signing up today. I'm excited and want to do it, just so afraid that I'll not be able to meet the minimum on a regular basis. I looked over the sign-up kit, and felt a little frustrated that most of the stamps I have on my *short-term* wish list (appropriate for the holidays) are not ones that would easily be substituted for the recommended ones listed. Must you substitute the price of each kit, or is it the overall total price that counts?

I'm also curious whether most people just order the kit as is (are these considered best sellers?), or do you pick and choose your own? I would definitely have some duplicate items.

I appreciate any recommendations or encouragement!

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I'm in Colorado and a demo and I signed up a recruit tonight!!! I'm excited, she's excited we are all doing the happy dance!
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Can anyone tell me how much you have to order every month as a demo? You can PM me if you want. Thanks!
It's $450 Canadian per quarter.
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For those questioning the tax thing - (do you have to file if you just buy for yourself) - if you're only buying for yourself, you're making no income, therefore don't have any income to report on taxes, but you also cannot deduct your business expenses either. You can claim a loss, but you also need to be able to show proof that you're trying to run it as a business if you want to claim that loss. If you're only selling to yourself, then the IRS looks at you as not trying to run a business, you're only hobby to them and you cannot deduct business losses.

For those wanting to sign up and see that you're first order doesn't have to be for many months away, that's true if you just want to stay active, but the 30% you get off your first order is for a very limited period of time. Check with whoever you sign up under to verify exactly what % you get off when depending of the order dates so you don't miss out on the 30% order. The 30% order has to be placed within a certain number of days from when SU issues you you're demo number.

Everything doesn't "start again at the new year". SU's year is from July-June. January starts a new quarter. As a demo, you don't have to place your full $300 quota until a certain time period after signing up. Talk to the demo you're thinking about signing up under to get all the details before you sign on the dotted line. Read threads here on SCS that have discussed signing up in the past to get a list of questions. Find out the answers BEFORE you sign up so you know what you're actually agreeing to.
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Forgot to add on the tax thing - depending on the state or area you live in, any hostess benefit may be taxed like any "business" gifts. Even regular hostesses (not necessarily demos) are supposed to list those free goodies regardless of the type of hostess you are (baskets, stamps, whatever). Most people don't, but if you read the tax info, those freebies are looked on as gifts that can be taxed. So, as a demo just buying for yourself, you're still receiving those "hostess" goodies if you put in your own orders in as "hostess" qualifying orders. If you have questions, consult your tax advisor.
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I just read through this thread and alot of the concerns/comments were ones I went through myself. For over a year, I've consistently bought $50-75/month from my demo. Then our money situation changed, and gasp! my husband said I have to cut down on the stamps. Well, I told him what he could do with that idea. So I signed up last month as a demo, so I could make enough to get mine for free!
As far as the demo kit-you can substitute anything for the sets that they recommend. They give you a good suggestion for sets that will allow you to make basic cards at a workshop. those stamps weren't my style, so I chose ones that complimented with what I already had.
The extra discount is 30% off your first order when you place it within 45 days of signing up. I just put mine in, and ordered some of the more expensive stamps I've wanted for awhile, and basic supplies to get me through a workshop that customers could use (bone folder, snail, cutter kit, etc).
With my demo kit, they sent 4 issues of the Stampin Success magazine, that features tons of ideas for demo projects. I started to planm my first open house, and I picked projects straight from the magazine to keep it simple. they did all the work for me!
My biggest fear has always been meeting the minimum order too. That is what kept me from signing up for a long time. But when I looked at it, I was meeting my own minimum for a year now! How much more difficult would it be to get a few friends involved, have ONE workshop every three months? I say GO FOR IT!
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It's perfectly fine to buy the kit even if you have no intention of ever selling. In fact, I called demonstrator support and asked them if it was ethical to sell someone the starter kit even if you KNOW they will not be selling.

They told me it was perfectly fine and then asked me 'isn't that why you bought the starter kit?' It got me thinking and yes, that is why I bought the kit. just for the great deal. I was not going to sell, I just wanted a good deal (which the starter kit obviously is, even more now with the $30 off)! In fact, I kind of viewed the starter kit as a $199 magazine subscription to Stampin' Success. I LOVE that magazine! The OnStage magazine is great too and you'll get the mini catalogs a month before eveyone else too!

Well, it turned out to be quite easy to sell and so I've changed my tune. I imagine that SU figures that once people get the kit and see how great the business opportunity is, most will decide to sell! What a great way to make a little extra holiday money!

I don't hold workshops because I'm not into the high pressure sales scene, I am not a very good salesperson, I only teach classes where there is a supply fee. It's worked out great for me and after being a demo for only 2 years, I earned the cruise to the Panama Canal and am a Manager now.

I live in a small town where the competition is fierce and the gossip even fiercer, so I have approached my business in a different way and it's been very successful! Most of my downline are in other states so we talk on the phone, email, send packages to each other and I have a yahoo group to communicate with them. It works for us!

I should add that although I love making cards, I am a scrapbooker at heart so I've found my niche doing more scrapbooking than cardmaking. Good luck to everyone! Take the leap!
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I was excited just by the discount of $30 and had just planned on buying myself (I was spending almost that much anyway). Now after reading some of these postings I may try to sell and just have some workshops. Then mine wouldn't cost anything. A big THANK YOU to averyone who has posted and to the gifted and creative people here. Before this website I only would buy something when my daughter was having a party and then would give it to her. Now I make her cards for her. She is way too busy quilting and making quilted purses.
A year ago I wouldn't even make a card and now I really enjoy this and get some absolutely super card ideas from SCS.
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