Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mother's Day is Fast Approaching. Is your gift ready?


We had a solid 24 hours of rain, but the skies are clearing and the sun is trying hard to bust through the clouds, so prettier days are ahead. I told my husband we were just storing up for the coming drought. The temperatures will be cooler for a couple of days and then maybe, just maybe, warmer weather will be here to stay! Meanwhile, staying cozy inside with a hot cup of tea and shopping from your seat via the online Avon brochure is the perfect way to spend a restful 30 minutes on a Sunday afternoon. We are currently finishing up with Campaign 9, which is our Mother's Day gift brochure, and there are some excellent gifts for mom here. In fact, I decided to do a video to talk about the beauties you see here along with many more gifts suitable for mom, including some gorgeous jewelry, and you can view it on my YouTube channel through this link. You can have your order shipped to mom by putting her address in when you checkout. Check the box to indicate it is a gift and Avon will not put the invoice listing prices in with the order.  

Enjoy your shopping! If you are a mom shopping for yourself, I hope you enjoy your Avon items and that you have a happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Cloud Climbers Team Newsletter for Campaign 8

Greetings, Cloud Climbers!

How many of you watched the announcement made on FB Live this morning from the PRP Recognition event in Orlando? I missed it by a few minutes because I thought it was going to be on at 9:00 our time but it was 9:00 Eastern time. Ah well. That's not the first time I've had that happen and I'm sure it won't be the last. At any rate, we can't miss seeing it, since Avon has it all over the home page on YA. Uniting with the American Cancer Society in their work for Breast Cancer will be great for those of us living in or near Huntsville, since there is a walk here every year, if I am not mistaken. 

We made our team goal for C8! This one was a little bit harder and when it came down to the wire I did a stock up on some products that I sell regularly to push us over the $8K, but I could have done that without the help of all of you getting us close to the mark. I heard that it sales were lower for some of you in C8, but that they should be better in C9. Since C9 is the last campaign that we need to hit $8K for the bonus money on my promotion, I added a note about needing orders to meet my goal to my customer reminder that I sent to my own customers and they came through for me so well that my sales for C9 were, so far, $1,030! I hope that number goes up just a bit with some direct delivery orders placed at my online store before the campaign ends next Wednesday at noon. PLEASE, all of you place an order for this campaign, no matter how small, so that I don't have to do another big stock up. After all, even after I get all of the $1,500 bonus (which I WILL get!!) our team will still need to have $8K in sales each campaign for me to get paid at the Bronze Leader level, so I don't need to have so much product in stock that my future orders are low. Ha! As of this morning, the team has 25 orders with a total of $3,089 in sales, so we have quite a way to go. We are averaging about half of the team of 85 having orders each campaign, so that means there will probably be around 20 more orders turned in and those need to average $245.55. I think it will happen without a stock up!

Top Ten in Sales for C8

 1. Sandra Moore  HS  $1,829
 2. Rene Parker  PC  $490
 3. Leslie Clendenon  $485
 4. Gladys Faulk  $394
 5. Julie Thomas  $362
 6. Deanna Buswell  $351
 7. Margaret McCrary  $319
 8. Phyllis Smith  $284
 9. Stephanie Erdelt  $272
10. Annette Shepherd  $269

I did a little checking on the top four on the above list and found that the three of us who were selling last year all have a sales increase over last year! I have an increase of $4,300 (Rose Circle, here I come!), Rene has an increase of $554, and Gladys has an increase of $979. If this trend continues, Gladys should be returning to President's Club to rejoin Rene and I (I hit PC this campaign and I am confident Rene will make it by the end of the year), and Leslie (who is new this year) will most likely join us as well. That makes me happy, happy, happy!! Have you checked your sales to see if they are better than last year? I hope they are!

Birthdays for April include: Hattie Bush (4/1), Nicole Darby (4/3), and LaShaun Wright (4/4). Those celebrating Avon Anniversaries are: Gladys Faulk (28 years on 4/4), Thelma Mast (36 years on 4/6), Kim Mitchell (2 years on 4/22), and Margaret McCrary (3 years on 4/30). 

New to the Cloud Climbers are Debbie Fortenberry of Arab, AL, and Amanda Poarch of Trinity, AL, who is a recruit of Deanna Buswell. We are happy to have them, pray they will have much success, and we congratulate Deanna on adding another member to her team! 

Rene Parker and I both received Avon Awards for Sales Increase - 200 PRP points for me and 50 PRP points for Rene. Those points will be added to our other points and can be used to purchase various merchandise. It's sort of like having those old fashioned Green Stamps to shop with. 😊

I was just watching Donna Miles, our Southeast Regional Director, singing to the honorees at the recognition dinner tonight in Orlando. I met Donna when she came to Huntsville for the Drive Like a Boss workshop last year and also had lunch with her at our graduation from the Coaching program, but I don't remember ever hearing that she could sing. She did a beautiful rendition of a song about being grateful. I'll be able to post it on our Cloud Climbers' FB page thanks to Linda Montavon, who did the recording during the event, so I'll try to get that done tomorrow.

Well, I've been working on this newsletter off and on all day, and it is almost time for bed now. I've put it on my calendar in VIBE to do the customer reminder email on Friday, so let us all hope that I get that to you in time for ALL of you to use it if you choose to do so. 

Take care, and let me know if you need help from me in any way.

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Best Buys of the Campaign 8 Avon Brochure!


Do you prefer to do your Avon shopping online and have it shipped directly to your home? You can do so and get free shipping on your $40 or more order. Here are some of the best buys I spotted in the C8 brochure:

  • Pg. 51, The Haiku fragrances are each $12.99. There is a scent spot for Haiku original.
  • Pg. 52/53, The Rare fragrances are also $12.99 each. 
  • Pg. 68, Mesmerize and Mesmerize Black are $12.99 each. 
  • Pg. 71, Black Suede is only $8.99!
  • Pg. 81, Glimmersticks are any 3 for $9. I'm really surprised to see these staying at a low price for as long as they have, even though you must order 3 to take advantage of the deal. 
  • Pg. 87, Concealers are $6.99 each.
  • Pg. 96, Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel is $5.99 - the Lowest Price This Year.
  • Pg. 105, Two Avon Best of Beauty products are on sale - Clearly C for $21.99 and Power Serum for $22.99. 
  • Pg. 112, Full Size Regimen Sets of Anew Ultimate and Anew Platinum are only $55 each, AND you get a FREE matching cleanser with each kit! WOW!! Just in case you haven't done the math, a purchase of one of these kits works out to paying $18.33 per product with two bonus products - the try-it size of Anew Power Serum and the Cleanser. 
  • Pgs. 120/121, Anew Clean cleansing products are $6.99 each. The Facial Cleansing Wipes would be great for traveling.
  • Pg. 123, Avon Solutions products - Banishing Cream, Dramatic Firming Cream, and Nurtura Replenishing Cream- are $3.99 each.
  • Pg. 151, Full-Size Hand Creams are $1.99 each in Moisture Therapy, Silicone Glove, and Skin So Soft.
  • Pg. 155, Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing and Repair Extra Strength Cream is only $2.99. This is another of Avon's Best of Beauty Products.
  • Back Cover, Don't forget to add The A Box for $10 if your order totals $40 or more. The value is $42 and includes mascara, eye liner, nail enamel, lip gloss, and fragrance.
Don't forget to check the Avon Outlet for C8 to pick up some bargains while they last!

Campaign 7 Cloud Climbers Team Newsletter

(This is the newsletter that keeps my team informed of how we are doing as a team and gives recognition where it has been earned. If you would like to become a Cloud Climber, here is the place to begin.)

Greetings, Cloud Climbers! 

As those of you in our Facebook group already know, we did reach our goal of $8,000 in team sales for C7, thanks to the help of 49 of you who placed orders! In fact, there was plenty of room to spare because we ended the campaign with $9,046 in team sales. Woo hoo! I thank you so much, not just the ones who placed orders in C7 but those who did not have orders then but will have them for C8 and/or C9. The 49 who had orders for C7 will be the base for entries into the drawing for the $100 WHEN (not IF) we meet the $8,000 goal for C8 and C9. If any of you 49 do not place orders for C8 and C9, you will be knocked out of the drawing, so let's not let that happen. 😊

Top Ten in Sales for C7

 1. Sandra Moore  HS   $1,292
 2. Leslie Clendenon   $662   (You go, girl!)
 3. Judith Lea   $507  (I'm smiling!)
 4. Julie Thomas   $402   (Good work!)
 5. Rene Parker  PC   $375
 6. Kelsey McGowan   $312
 7. Deanna Buswell   $303
 8. Margaret McCrary   $280
 9. Phyllis Smith   $252 (Tied for 9th)
 9. Magalis Justiniano   $252 (Tied for 9th)

Can I tell you how wonderful it is to see all of these, and even more, with orders over $150? I am thrilled with how well you are doing with your businesses!! For those of you who have been with Avon more than a year, can you tell that your sales are better than last year? I know that mine are up by quite a bit and I believe that is true for many of you as well. I hope and pray this trend continues for us all!

A few of you receiving this newsletter and my other emails are now inactive with Avon but I am keeping you on my email list because you can reopen your account within 26 campaigns just by placing an order. If your account has closed but Avon owes you money from direct delivery sales, you should receive a check from Avon in a few weeks if you do not place an order. I hope that you will decide to give your business another chance, as several Cloud Climbers continue to do, but if you would like for me to go ahead and remove you from my email list, please just let me know as I don't take time to police that list and remove inactive Reps on a regular basis. 

Avon Awards:  Congratulations to Stephanie Johnson for earning the Espira Gym Bag and Notebook in the Espira Facebook challenge. I mistakenly credited those awards to Heather Johnson in the last newsletter, because I read the report wrong. Stephanie is a first generation team member for Heather, so I know Heather is proud of Stephanie's awards too! Also, I'm happy to have received 175 points for sales increase in the PRP. I believe I have all the results for the Shake Up Your Sales incentive now, so I will list the twelve who earned awards from top earners down:
  • Sandra Moore - Earbuds, Tote, Apron, Sound Spa, and Car Magnet
  • Deanna Buswell - Earbuds, Tote, Apron, and Car Magnet
  • Leslie Clendenon - Earbuds, Tote, and Apron
  • Gladys Faulk - Earbuds, Tote, and Car Magnet
  • Helen Keeton - Earbuds, Tote, and Car Magnet
  • Stephanie Johnson - Earbuds, Tote, and Car Magnet
  • Rosanna Cassidy - Earbuds and Tote
  • Melanie Hamilton - Earbuds and Tote
  • Alison Hogan - Earbuds and Car Magnet
  • Carolyn King - Earbuds
  • Margaret McCrary - Earbuds
  • Barbara Hambrick - Earbuds
Some of the awards are being shipped soon and others will be coming in June. I believe Avon said that the awards earned exceeded their expectations, which I am sure they are not complaining about at all. 😍

My family is still loving the Espira products. My husband uses the Men's Daily Essentials and he just sold a box of them to a coworker who wants her husband to try them. She also ordered the Women's 40+ Daily Essentials for herself. I use the Women's 40+ Daily Essentials and I have automatic shipment set up for my husband and myself. Both my husband and daughter really like the Restful Sleep, so I've got two bottles of that on my next order. I generally don't have much trouble with sleeping, so I just use that one now and then. I also use the Calm now and then when I feel like I'm having an especially stressful day. Did I tell you that when I offered samples of the Calm, Restful Sleep, and Natural Energy to my customers most of them wanted the Restful Sleep? Perhaps you should call attention to that one to see if your customers are in need of it too. I also enjoy the Plant Power Protein in smoothies made with extra green plant powder and fruit for a meal replacement now and then. Have you used the Espira Products? Have you sold them? Share your experience with me, please! 

Have a wonderful week, and drop me a line now and then so I'll know how you are doing. Some of you are so quiet that I have to check my VIBE list to make sure you are still with us. 😊 

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader  (It feels good to finally write that.)

p.s. Don't forget that if you have any friends/family/acquaintances/customers that might be interested in an Avon business - and you may not know they are unless you ask - you should be sure to let them know about the extra $25 bottle of Espira Hunger Block that is being added to the kits ordered before April 2. I posted that info in a few groups I'm a part of and I have one person planning to order her kit before the deadline.