Longaberger News – Shhhhh! Secret Santa Surprises For October Hosts

Longaberger News – Shhhhh! Secret Santa Surprises For October Hosts

Longaberger October News – Shhhhh! Secret Santa Surprises

Special Order Pottery Update

It was all hands on deck as the Special Order Pottery arrived in our shipping department. The Longaberger Team worked around the clock and through the weekend to get this long-awaited product out the door and on its way to your customers.

Together with the help of people from all over the company our shipping team shipped out 99% of the pottery by September 30 as promised!

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If you love quality American craftsmanship or if you could use a little help making your fall decorating and entertaining more special — then Longaberger is for you. From quality crafted baskets and pottery that work perfectly together to the whimsy of their fun features Longaberger has something for everyone. Shop their entire product line, with 12 colors of baskets and 7 colors of pottery, or learn about starting your own Longaberger business at longaberger.com.  Contact Roses Gift Ideas to become a Longaberger Consultant.  Click to View video.

Pottery Status Chart Online NOW

We are pleased to confirm that many of our Woven Traditions® Pottery pieces, now being fulfilled using our international suppliers, are in stock and shipping to our customers. The remaining pieces are in production and on track to be delivered by Christmas guarantee. For a complete and up-to-date chart on the status of individual pieces simply clicking here.

October Offers & Incentives

For Longaberger Hosts!
October Hosts will get a special surprise in October, their Secret Santa, with their qualifying party. Hosts with parties of $350, $500, $1,000 or $1,500 or more in guest sales will receive a mystery gift of retired treasures valued at $35-150! PLUS, one lucky Host at each of the Party levels below will receive the 2013 Masters‘ Studio Picnic Basket as their mystery gift! Remember these extra surprises are in addition to the incredible everyday Host benefits from Longaberger!  Contact Roses Gift Ideas for details to Host a Show Today!

Everyday Host Rewards October Host Bonus!
Retired treasures with …
Bonus Item No.
$350 Party 2 Half Price Selections & $50 Host Dollars Approximate value of $35 #69990
$500 Party 2 Half Price Selections & $80 Host Dollars* Approximate value of $50 #69991
$1,000 Party 3 Half Price Selections & $200 Host Dollars* Approximate value of $100 #69992
$1,500 Party 3 Half Price Selections & $300 Host Dollars* Approximate value of $150 #69993
* Plus free shipping on Host order

Click here for an ecard on this great offer.

 

Online Offers

Periodically we review the effectiveness of our various offers and features along with the way your customers like to shop. To ensure that our weekly online offers have the biggest and best impact, beginning Wednesday, October 9, these special offers will go back to being marketed as 1-day offers available from 12 noon, ET, on Wednesday to noon on Thursday. They will then remain active online for the following 24 hours, as long as inventory is still available, for customers who may have missed it. As usual…Order these weekly deals online @ Roses Gift Ideas.

[Agel Enterprises, LLC logo]CVSL Acquires Agel

CVSL, Longaberger’s parent company, announced yesterday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Agel, a direct seller of nutritional supplements and skin care products. Because you are a member of the extended Longaberger family, we wanted to share the press release detailing this exciting development with you and our Longaberger customers.  Click here to see the press release.

Just Slide … And Get Noticed!

With the ePlate card from Longaberger, you can earn points toward a Longaberger gift certificate or even a FREE Basket every time you swipe your card!The Longaberger Rewards Program, featuring a credit card that lights up and lets you earn credit toward Longaberger Rewards with every purchase, is drawing attention from Longaberger Home Consultants and their customers. More than 700 Home Consultants have already applied for the Longaberger Rewards card.

Senior Director Delores Douglass was one of the first to sign up for the card and she says it definitely gets noticed every time she uses it! “I love my new Dynamics ePlate VISA card. It’s fun to watch the cashier’s face when I light up my card. Without fail, they will ask, ‘what is this?’ I am always prepared with at least a business card or even better a flyer. My response is something like this:

“It’s new technology that lets me personalized my card to earn the rewards that I want. For example, the button I just pushed will earn me free Longaberger products, or I can choose airline miles by pushing the other button. I know you are busy now; however, I’d like to give you a flyer with just some of the products that Longaberger offers. My contact information is on the back and I’d love to tell you more, and also how you can get your own personalized VISA card to earn rewards when you shop.

The benefits are amazing!

  • You (and your hosts and customers) earn Longaberger Rewards (and 50+ other rewards, including air miles or even cash back) for something you are already doing — using a credit card, at a gas station, a grocery store … wherever.
  • You earn those rewards faster and at a higher rate than most cards. Earn 1.5% per $1,000 on the no-fee card and 3% on the fee card!
  • It’s a terrific business building tool! When the card lights up, it is a sure conversation starter wherever you are.
  • When your hosts or customers sign up, they will redeem their Longaberger Rewards.

Click here for more details on this special opportunity.

Showroom Updates

The Longaberger at home® showrooms are unique in the direct sales industry. The showrooms are another way to introduce customers to Longaberger and to help Home Consultants build their business.

In the practice of good business, we monitor each showroom’s performance individually. Some showrooms are more successful than others, which is a result of many factors. Each location is different and each is evaluated based on its own performance. Successful showrooms will continue, while the lease on unprofitable showrooms won’t be renewed.

We have extended the lease on two of our showrooms: Aurora, OH and Edinburgh, IN, and will not be renewing the lease on two unprofitable showrooms: Birch Run, MI and Johnson Creek, WI. We plan to operate these two showrooms through Sunday, October 27, 2013.

Showroom Hosts who have time booked after October 27 at Birch Run and Johnson Creek may contact Guest Relations to replace their time slot if they wish. Those same Hosts will also have one week of time to book for early 2014, to schedule Host time at any of our other showrooms, including Longaberger Homestead®, before we open for general booking.


 

Product Updates

The correct item number for the 4.5″ KnifeSafe is #90470. There was an error on page 5 of the printed version of the November Flyer. Please be aware of the correct item number when entering any orders for the 4.5″ KnifeSafe.

On page 9 of the Fall/Winter WishList, the number for the Artisan Napkin Basket Protector is incorrect. The correct item number, #40084 is shown accurately in the index on page 46. The online version of the Fall/Winter WishList has been updated.


October Brings Horizon of Hope® Events

October is national Breast Cancer awareness month which is the perfect time to celebrate your success with the Horizon of Hope campaign with our annual Pink Week! While there are fun festivities happening all week long at Longaberger Homestead – the week features two very special events.

The Horizon of Hope Dinner will be held Thursday, October 3, at the Home Office. The evening will celebrate very special women who have faced breast cancer head on and those who earned an invitation by being among this year’s top Horizon of Hope sellers.

Then, Saturday brings our annual Race For Hope 5K Run/Walk. Join us for the race, health fair, entertainment all to support breast cancer research and programs. For more information on the Race for Hope or other great activities at the Longaberger Homestead, click here.

 

 

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Longaberger News – Spectacular September

Longaberger News – Spectacular September

Spectacular September!

Last week during the Holiday Premiere, we shared two exciting promotions for September.

Special Host Offer – Earn Up To 3 FREE Products!

  • September Hosts can earn up to 3 FREE items, in addition to their regular host benefits!
  • With a $350 Show, Pick 1 free item; $700 Show, Pick 2; $1,000 Show, Pick all 3!
  • Available through September 30, @ Roses Gift Ideas for both home shows and online parties.

$5 Flat Rate Shipping On Online Orders!

Pottery Progress At Longaberger

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By now, all Home Consultants who turned in orders for Made in America Pottery have received an email from Longaberger President Mike Trempe explaining the situation and offering our apology. Attached to that email was a letter from Mike for the customer(s) affected. In addition to sending the letter, we have generated a coupon for every customer to credit back the difference in price between the Made in America and internationally sourced pottery. Although we believe that most customers will elect to receive the internationally sourced item(s) we will happily replace or exchange the piece(s) at the request of your customer(s).

We will begin shipping the internationally sourced pottery that we have in-stock on Monday, September 23. Any requests for exchanges or refunds should be initiated by then by contacting Longaberger Consultant Care at 740-322-7878 or emailing them at info@longaberger.com.

Special Order Pottery Arrives

The vast majority of your long-awaited Special Order Pottery has arrived at our warehouse and it’s all hands on deck! Company President Mike Trempe and members of the Home Office team have joined forces with the talented shipping team working around the clock to ensure that no time is wasted in getting these items pulled, packed and shipped to your customers. We sincerely THANK YOU and your customers again for your patience as we awaited the arrival of these special order pieces!  Click to view video

Holiday Premiere Shares Spirit Of The Season!

September is always a time to celebrate with Longaberger! It’s the launch of our Fall-Winter WishList®, and it’s the beginning of our Holiday selling season. We think you will agree, we have a wonderful selection of Fall and Holiday items available now, and it’s just going to keep getting better with our November and December selections! We shared all of them during last week’s Holiday Premiere. If you missed it, click on the image at right for a peek. You are going to love the choices you have to share!

 

The Daily Buzz

This Friday, September 20, Longaberger will be featured on the nationally syndicated morning show The Daily Buzz! Our Small Entertaining Basket with the 8″x8″ Woven Traditions® Baking Dish and lidded protector will be featured along with our weekly special – the Small Wicked Treats Basket. The segment will also feature the Longaberger Opportunity telling viewers about the advantages of having their own Longaberger business.  Inquiries from the broadcast will be distributed through our recently revamped Longaberger LEADS program. The Daily Buzz airs in cities from coast to coast on the CW network and many Fox and CBS stations – watch for the segment to air around 6:53 am!  Contact Roses Gift Ideas to join the Longaberger Team Today.

 

Martha Stewart Likes Longaberger – That’s A Good Thing!

ABC News online recently ran this story about celebrity and multimedia mogul Martha Stewart.

While Stewart is known to own multiple residences, many fans were unaware that the domestic doyenne also owned a “basket house.” For the uninitiated, a basket house is a place where one stores decades upon decades’ worth of baskets one has collected. “After getting married, I began collecting these useful forms of art in earnest,” wrote Stewart on The Martha Blog, who detailed the contents of the basket house in an accompanying slideshow on Thursday.

Not everyone may have a basket house, but Stewart is not alone in her hobby. Basket collecting continues to be a popular pastime in the U.S., with fans devoted to everything from modern Longaberger Baskets to antique Shaker models. A rare example of the latter fetched $63,000 at an auction in Chatham, N.Y., according to The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles.

 

Something To Huff About!

Huffington Post Travel recently tweeted a link to their piece, “22 Reasons The Midwest Is Best,” and while we’re fond of them all, we especially like #12 and think you’ll agree – check it out here.


Australia Welcomes Longaberger!

Longaberger is on the fast track down under. Our extended family continues to grow as New Home Consultants are joining our international team in Australia. Those new Home Consultants, along with all of our new customers, love Longaberger’s product line and can’t wait to get more!

Click here for everything you need to know about Longaberger in Australia.

 

 


Get Noticed! With The Longaberger Rewards Program

You are at the grocery store and ready to pay at the check-out. You pull out your new Longaberger credit card, push the blue button and swipe it at the cashier station. Almost instantly, the woman behind you in line says “Wow, what kind of card is that?” And there is opportunity knocking!

The Longaberger Rewards Program, featuring a credit card that lights up and lets you earn credit toward Longaberger Rewards with every purchase, is drawing attention from Longaberger Home Consultants and the national media.

With the ePlate card from Longaberger, you can earn points toward a Longaberger gift certificate or even a FREE Basket every time you swipe your card!More than 700 Home Consultants have already applied for the Longaberger Rewards card. The benefits are amazing!

  • You (and your hosts and customers) earn Longaberger Rewards (and 50+ other rewards, including air miles or even cash back) for something you are already doing — using a credit card, at a gas station, a grocery store … wherever.
  • You earn those rewards faster and at a higher rate than most cards. Earn 1.5% per $1,000 on the no-fee card and 3% on the fee card!
  • It’s a terrific business building tool! When the card lights up, it is a sure conversation starter wherever you are.
  • When your hosts or customers sign up, they will redeem their Longaberger Rewards with you, and that means steady repeat business.

Fox News was captivated by the Longaberger Rewards Program card, and featured it and the company who created it, Dynamics, Inc., on its web site. Click here to see.


Homestead (And Showroom) Happenings

Fall Into Savings With Our Tailgating Specials

Our best tailgating products are on sale 40% off this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at all showrooms and Longaberger Homestead. Also, you will receive some great tailgating ideas and recipes from your Showroom & Homestead Host Consultants.


Horizon of Hope® Celebration And 5K Run/Walk – October 5

Join us at Longaberger Homestead for a variety of races and additional activities that will support breast cancer research and awareness programs.

5K RUN/WALK
Entry Includes:

  • A chance to win a 2013 Horizon of Hope Basket and other prizes!
  • A commemorative tee
  • Access to an incredible recovery station with scrambled eggs, bacon, whole fruit, beverages and more
  • A participant’s bag with gifts and coupons

HEALTH FAIR featuring:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Cancer Coalition
  • The Smile Shack – Oral Cancer Education
  • Genesis HealthCare System
  • Simple Luxuries -Spoil Yourself … Naturally
  • Suzanne Shaeffer American Beauty

DOOR PRIZES
Three winners every hour from 10 a.m-5 p.m. Stop in the Welcome Center for a ticket.

LIVE Entertainment!
The Celebration will feature local musical act, Soul Legacy, whose high energy show will surely keep your feet moving throughout the day!

Make Your Own Event Basket!*
Choose from making your own Horizon of Hope Basket or buy one already made for only $59.95, plus tax! Basket measures 7 1/2″ long x 6 3/4″ wide x 4″ high. Group and any other discounts do not apply to Make A Basket.
*Reservations are recommended if you would like to make your own basket. Call guest relations at 740.322.5588.

SILENT AUCTION
Featuring unique, pink baskets and many more! Located in J.W.’s Workshop.

PINK SPECIALS
Special event discounts and specials throughout the store!

For more information on the Race for Hope or other great activities at the Longaberger Homestead, click here.