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Goodie Bags

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What comes to mind when you think of “goodie bags”?  Do you have visions of cello bags filled with candy?  I remember growing up, every party had a goodie bag – something for the guests to take home to remember the fun they had at the party.  Or if you are in direct sales, maybe you think of the bags you give out to potential customers.  Goodie bags are a great what to share your business with some chocolates or other treats.

Gift bags have become an important part of every milestone – baby showers, bridal showers, Sweet 16 parties, weddings, retirement, graduation and the list goes on, right?  We are always trying to figure out what to put in them especially in these days of food allergies and political correctness.  Why not reach out to your favorite direct sellers and ask them for samples?  Interesting thought right?

Almost every business has samples of some kind that they would love to share with your friends and family.  From samples of soap, nail decor, perfume, lipstick, candy, bookmarks, coloring sheets, etc.  Business people LOVE the free advertising and as “Hosts”, we love the opportunity to save money.  If you are in a business where samples are not available,you can print out bookmarks, recipe cards, candy wrappers, gift bag tags, shopping lists, chore charts, etc all with pretty designs on them along with your business card and a coupon.  Depending on the party or event, would determine what would be donated.3885229a

Do one of these special events happen in the next few months while we are in the midst of the busiest season of the year?  Why not make those goodie bags a little more special with a reusable bag.  These festive holiday bags are by Thirty One! Available for a limited time only, each set includes one large pouch and one small pouch, each with a drawstring closure. Large Approx. 15 ¼”H x 13 ½”L Small Approx. 7 ¾”H x 6 ¾”L.  The best part, they are only $5 for the set!

So reach out to your friends in direct sales, help them to promote their business while putting together some unique goodie bags.

I do a goodie bag for kids that includes a coloring sheet, a few crayons, my business card and a mini catalog.  See a mom struggling with a fussy child, share the goodie bag with them.  What fussy child is not quieted by a colorful bag to play with?

What is your next event, you will need a goodie bag for?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day

Hope Wissel

Thirty One’s June Hostess & Customer Specials

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OMG!!!!   It’s June… last weekend was the “unoffical” start of summer.  Alright, so maybe I am pushing things BUT it was the start of the tourist (AKA shoobie) invasion at the Jersey Shore.  This month is full of graduations

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and end of the school year festivities.

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I know, you are thinking… “I have NO time for a party“.  Money is tight with end of the year expenses.  What if I told you that YOU could reap all of the benefits of a “home party” without the work?  What if I could meet you at the ball park or in the parking lot at work?  What if you just carried a catalog with you and sent all of your friends to an online Facebook party that was fun?

I know “too good to be true”, right?  The truth is I have a party to fit your lifestyle this month.  And WHY am I willing to do this?  This months’ Customer and Hostess Special is WAY too good to pass up.

#1 –  June’s Customer Special is AMAZING!

Thirty One’s Customer Special for June is the MEDIUM UTILITY TOTE AND the STAND TALL INSERT for the medium utility tote!  Have you never heard of this product? Well, once a year it comes out for a limited time.  The BEST part is the addition of the Stand Tall Insert.  The perfect way to let your tote stand on its own.  It also adds pockets to the inside of your tote.

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#2 – Be a hostess and the gifts just keep on coming…..

For just $200 in orders, YOU can have a qualified party. Did you know that only 6 orders of $35 will get you a $200 party?

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BUT if you jump to a $600 party which is MY party average, here is what you can get:

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#3 – Now, what if I told you that you could EARN extra money while chauffering the kids to activities or sitting on the beach?  What would you do with that money? Maybe you could pay off some bills. Pay for the kids summer activities.  Maybe it would just give you a chance to hang out with your friends.  Do you want to know the details?  Here is the inside scoop:

For just $99, you get over $350 in FREE product

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PLUS with $600 in orders, every month for the first 4 months, you get to pick ONE of these AWESOME bundles.  That is an additional $600 in FREE product during your first 4 months in our StartSwell program.

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PLUS you have the chance to earn DREAM REWARDS…. Collect points from May 1st – September 30th and you can earn up to a $1,300 gift card!

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PLUS, if you collect $1,000 in PV during your Startswell, you will receive the Away We Go Roller for FREE!

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Yes, you read this right….FREE product, gift card AND commission.  YES, you are going to get paid to have fun and collect all of these FREE perks.

So, there are THREE opportunities with Thirty One this summer:

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Which opportunity is for you? Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

Give a Special Gift

Valentine’s Day is gone.  Mardia Gras has passed too.  I can hardly believe that Easter is just around the corner.  No, really, it is true?  Easter is early this year – March 27th.

Now, if you don’t have kids in school you might not have realized that it is slowly creeping up on us. Holidays have a tendency to do that now that Belinda is grown and I work mostly from home.  It is like a SMACK on the head and then it is almost too late to get things together.

So, today is just a sneak peak at some of the AMAZING things that Thirty One has for the upcoming Easter basket…

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Maybe you are a planner and need some gifts for: birthdays, anniversaries, or graduations; these are great for everyone.  Check out my website for more prints and to personalize that special gift.  Need help?  Reach out, I am always available to do print previews for you so that we can find the one that is perfect for you.

Placing an order, be sure to add this month’s customer special.  Get the NEW Tall Organizing Tote for $10 with just a $35 purchase:

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Which “basket” would you pick and who would you give it to?  SHHHH!!! We won’t tell. 🙂

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Pictures are courtesy of Christina’s Creations

Hope Wissel

Let’s Talk Goodie Bags

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What comes to mind when you think of “goodie bags”?  Do you have visions of cello bags filled with candy?  I remember growing up, every party had a goodie bag – something for the guests to take home to remember the fun they had at the party.  Or if you are in direct sales, maybe you think of the bags you give out to potential customers.

It seems like EVERYONE does a gift (or goodie bag) for every milestone – baby showers, bridal showers, Sweet 16 birthday parties, weddings, retirement, graduation and the list goes on, right?  We are always trying to figure out what to put in them especially in these days of food allergies and political correctness.  Why not reach out to your favorite direct sellers and ask them for samples?  Interesting thought right?

Almost every business has samples of some kind that they would love to share with your friends and family.  From samples of soap, nail decor, perfume, lipstick, candy, bookmarks, coloring sheets, etc.  Business people LOVE the free advertising and as “Hosts”, we love the opportunity to save money.  If you are in a business where samples are not available,you can print out bookmarks, recipe cards, candy wrappers, gift bag tags, shopping lists, chore charts, etc all with pretty designs on them along with your business card and a coupon.  Depending on the party or event, would determine what would be donated.

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Why not make next gift this holiday season even more special by delivering it in these festive holiday bags by Thirty One! Available for a limited time only, each set includes one large pouch and one small pouch, each with a drawstring closure. Large Approx. 15 ¼”H x 13 ½”L Small Approx. 7 ¾”H x 6 ¾”L.

What is your next event that will call for a goodie bag?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

Graduation Day

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Congratulations to all of the Graduates in Brick (and everyone else too)!  Last night was graduation for both Brick high schools.  I don’t get the idea of having both graduations on the same day even though they are at different times but who am I to question tradition, right?

It was 39 years ago, that I graduated from Ocean Township High School.  Yes, next year we are celebrating our 40th Reunion – I can’t believe it.  I remember the night of graduation like it was yesterday.  I don’t remember a lot of things (you know momentary senior moments) but that night stands out.

The day started of a mix of sun and clouds with a prediction of rain for later in the evening.  Graduation at OTHS was always outside on the field.  The graduates sat on the field facing family and friends in the stands.  I was particularly nervous because I had to SPEAK!  No, nothing like Valedictorian – I was co-Editor of the Yearbook and had to present it to the school principle. Sound simple enough right?  But that meant standing in front of people, speaking – my lack of confidence can be traced all the way back to high school (probably about my Sophomore year).  I could do this!

As we lined up to walk onto the fields, the clouds started to roll in a little thicker.  The Administrators, in their infinite wisdom, felt that we could get through this BEFORE the rain started.  Okay, I mean we were only the 400+ students walking out onto the field with no covering.  Family and friends came armed with umbrellas just in case the heavens had a different plan for the day.  The gym was set-up as a back up plan.  Chairs in place for the guests and the bleachers ready to hold the graduates.  The problem was that if we moved inside, many of the guests would not see graduation as seating was limited to only 4 tickets per student.

I am sure you can see where this is going… we walked out onto the field and I think we made it through maybe 1 or even 2 speeches when the heavens opened up.  Now the mad dash to the gym…it was crazy.  Now there would be no walking across the stage to get our diplomas (or empty cases).  I did get to make my speech but after the calamity of scurrying inside, who could be nervous, right?

What is your favorite memory from graduation?  Share it with us…

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!