Friday, September 30, 2016

C20 Cloud Climbers Unit Newsletter

The Newsletter I write for the Avon Representatives I mentor. If you would like to be one of them, just click here to learn more. If you would rather be a customer, click here to go to my eStore. Be sure to enter the current contest there so you can win wonderful Avon products, and register with your email address to receive coupon codes!

Greetings, Cloud Climbers!

I'll start this newsletter off with a notification about the current Preferred Preview. You should know whether you signed up for PP, and if you did, this alert is for you, especially if you have not placed an order recently and therefore did not receive a notification in your order. The PP is for Avon Prima, the fragrance Avon will be introducing in C26, and Nutraeffects, the new skin care Avon is introducing in C4, 2017. It includes 2 Eau de Parfums, 2 Shower Gels, 2 Body Lotions, and 5 Sample Cards for Prima and all 4 Nutraeffects Night Creams. Your cost for all of these items is $53.98, you will get award sales of $119.95, and the value of everything is $186.25. If you are signed up for PP but do not want to receive this PP, call 1-866-516-2866 by midnight on Sunday, October 16. If you do not call by that time, you will receive all of the items in your C23 order and payment will be due at that time.

Top 10 in Sales for C21

 1. Judith Lea
 2. Sharon Tibbs
 3. Amaleia Ruble
 4. Ruby Nunnery
 5. Steffanie Erdelt
 6. Rebecca Robertson
 7. Starla Hamilton   NEW
 8. Gladys Faulk
 9. Susan Watkins
10. Brenda Taylor

We had 13 representatives with orders over $150, and it tickles me to see that Judith Lea, who does not have the time or desire to build a large Avon business, is at the top of the list with Award Sales of almost $500 in her second campaign! I'm so sorry, Judith. Not! ;)

Awards for this campaign went to:

    Donna Hamilton
, 2nd campaign 40% discount and sample bundle
    Judith Lea, 2nd campaign 40% discount and sample bundle
    Mamie Richburg, 1st campaign 40% discount and sample bundle
    Rebecca Robertson, 8th campaign 40% discount and sample bundle
    Susan Watkins, 6th campaign 40% discount and sample bundle

Congratulations to all of them for a job well done!    

I'm looking forward to Rep Fest on the Road at the Sheraton in Huntsville next Tuesday! There is still time for you to register for this one if you are in districts 1136 or 1139, or there may be one in your area if you are in a different district. I have only heard from Benetta Staten that she is coming to our event and I've heard from Sheilia Smith and Rebecca Robertson that they plan to attend the one in Birmingham. (Is that right, Rebecca? I hope so!) That leaves about 68 Cloud Climbers who have not let me know their plans. I sure hope more are planning to go than just these 3! The main reasons you want to attend are: 1) to see some of the upcoming products, 2) to meet and talk with your district sales manager, and 3) to network with other Avon representatives in your area. Some of them may become your best friends!  There is a 4th reason, and one we all like - free stuff!! I can almost guarantee that you will get something good free when you attend. I know the first 40 to register at each event get free goodie bags and I know there are usually several door prize drawings as well.

Some of you may have seen my video posted to the Cloud Climbers Facebook page by now. In Districts 1136 and 1139 we have the opportunity to meet with Lori Ballantine, our Division Sales Manager, for a free lunch on Monday in Huntsville. There is a condition, of course, and that is that we bring someone who wants to learn more about the Avon opportunity. I am ready to work with anyone you are ready to send or bring to this free lunch. If you are not able to come due to other obligations, such as a full time job, let me know who you are sending to meet with us and I'll be there in your place and get them started on your team if they decide Avon is the right fit for their lives. Did I mention that lunch is free? Help me help you! Send me someone to work with!! :)

This newsletter is a little shorter than usual, since I have had some family obligations to take care of this week that have cut into my time. In fact, I must get ready to go put a home perm in my 83 year old mama's hair in just a few minutes. The next newsletter will include the birthdays and anniversaries for October.

Tips from the Old Files:

"I attach a tea bag to the brochure, giving my customers incentive to relax and look through it. This small luxury has increased my customer loyalty and given me great word-of-mouth referrals."

"Every month I run a contest awarding $30 to the person referring the most new Customers. This has given me up to nine new customers each campaign!"  (I would recommend making that $30 of Avon products of their choice, since that would be the same value but cost you less with your discount.)

"On customers' birthdays, I offer a discount off the total sale that equals their age. So, if they are turning 35, they receive 35% off their purchase."  (I would have to change this to just a flat discount of 20% or so, since most of my customers are well over 50!)

"I make return products available for 'falling prices.' This cuts down on the amount of my returns!"  (Now that we get one free return shipment per month, this might not be as tempting an idea. Still, if you only have an item or two that is returned and they are new items, customers like bargains and it would save you having to go through the returns process if you can sell them.)

Keep up the good work!

Sandra Moore
Avon Gold Ambassador

Saturday, September 24, 2016

C21 Best Buys - Don't Miss Them!

There are some great buys in the C21 brochure, and here are a few of them. There's an Avon Living Autumn catalog as well, and also several sale fliers, including the Avon Outlet, that you can see at my eStore

  • Pg. 11, Ultimate Volume Shampoo and Ultimate Volume Conditioner are each $3.99. This product line is great!
  • Pg. 19, Perfectly Matte Lipstick and Ultra Color Lipstick are $5.99 each.
  • Pg. 21, True Color Eyeshadow Quads are any 2 for $8.99.
  • Pg. 23, Beyond Color Lipstick is $4.99, and add a Glimmersticks Lip Liner in a matching shade for another $4.99.
  • Pg. 34, Keep your lips glossed as we head into cooler weather with Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss' lip-nourishing formula, specially priced at $3.99.
  • Pgs. 36-39, Foundations are on sale individually - no need to buy one and get one for a reduced price.
  • Pg. 47, Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System is our Anniversary Special this campaign at $14.99, which is almost 50% off!
  • Pg. 49, Top selling Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance skin care items that transform the look of 10 key signs of aging are $19.99 each. What an amazing offer!
  • Pg. 63, Anew Power Serum is specially priced at $24.99, a savings of $15.
  • Pg. 67, Would you like to try several Anew Clean cleansers to see which you prefer? You can get any 3 travel-sized cleansers for $7.99.
  • Pg. 73, Rare Pearls is a fab deal at $9.99, and there is a scent spot on the page. You will also find scent spots on pages 77 (Free O2), 79 (Luck La Vie), 85 (Mesmerize), and 87 (Luck for Him).
  • Pg. 89, Perfumed Skin Softeners and Shimmering Body Powder are $2.99 each.
  • Pg. 151, Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair - all 5 items for $12.99 - a $26 value!
  • Pg. 158, SSS Firm & Restore products are buy one get one for .99. These products have Babassu Oil to firm and restore your skin, and the DD Body Cream also has SPF15.
  • Pgs. 168/169, FootWorks products are on sale, some at less than half price!
  • Pgs. 174/175, Avon Senses Hydrating Shower Gels are extreme value priced at $1.99 each.
Would you like to be able to offer these special deals to your own Avon customers? I'd love to be your mentor on your Avon journey! Go to to get the details and get started.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Terrific Tuesday - Avon Living!

It's Tuesday evening, but I will not let the day slip away without a Terrific Tuesday post. This time I'm going to feature and entire line of products....our current Avon Living catalog.

Avon Living - All About Autumn

This season, we all have a lot to be thankful for. It's time to embrace loved ones and in this edition of Avon Living, you become the ultimate hostess!

We have all you need to wow the crowd and prep the perfect bird for the dinner party. See how easy it is to transform your home into a glowing autumnal haven or a spook-tacular scene with fun fall decor. Show off your savvy new pumpkin skills or throw a killer party for all the kids. Whatever kind of party you plan to host this season, we definitely have you covered!

So relax and start shopping with your Avon Representative (me!) at for all your favorite fall finds and share your own picture-perfect moments on social media with #AvonLiving. Happy Harvest!! 

the Avon Living Family 

Here's just a sampling of what you will find inside the Avon Living Autumn Catalog ---

Monday, September 19, 2016

C19 Cloud Climbers Unit Newsletter (The real one.)

(This is the newsletter I send to my team each campaign. Go here to become one of my team members.)

Good morning! 

Today is my birthday and I'm enjoying it tremendously already, since my hubby gave me two kinds of dark chocolate, a gardenia plant, and a beautiful card. I've already been eating chocolate covering almonds and now I'm drinking my cup of English Breakfast Tea while I finally get this newsletter written.

Top Ten in Sales for C19 

 1. Gladys Faulk
 2. Susanne Walters
 3. Katie Peden
 4. Rene Parker  PC
 5. Steffanie Erdelt
 6. Sheila Benz
 7. Judith Lea  NEW
 8. Barbie Breen
 9. Angela Turley  NEW
10. Kathy McAlpin

Barbie Breen and Katie Peden had Direct Delivery orders at their eStores, so I congratulate them for that accomplishment! I hope to see more than two of you mentioned in this section of the newsletter next campaign. Be sure to promote the Customer Appreciation offers that are coming out every day this week. In fact, I need to pause right here and go post the offer of free shipping on a $25 order right now....Done! Now I can finish this. :)

We have two new Cloud Climbers for this campaign: Jackie Cofield of Anniston, AL, and Allison Trantham of Oneonta, AL.  I'm hoping that Allison will be turning in her first order this week, and that Jackie will have a first order in C21. 

Awards for this campaign: 

  • Sheila Benz, 40% Discount and 8th Campaign Sample Bundle
  • Steffanie Erdelt, 130th Anniversary Sweepstakes, Cosmetic Case (I think this is the campaign they paid out on this sweepstakes that was in C5-C8.)
  • Gladys Faulk, President's Recognition Program (PRP) Contender, 100 pts.
  • Donna Hamilton, 40% Discount and 1st Campaign Sample Bundle, PRP New Representative, 25 pts.
  • Judith Lea, 40% Discount and 1st Campaign Sample Bundle, PRP New Represenative, 25 pts.
  • Ruby Nunnery, 130th Anniversary Sweepstakes, Cosmetic Case
  • Katie Peden, 40% Discount and 3rd Campaign Sample Bundle, PRP New Representative, 25 pts.
  • Angela Turley, 40% Discount and 1st Campaign Sample Bundle, PRP New Representative, 25 pts.

Have your sales started picking up as we move into the season when people are starting to think about Christmas? I've had several customers tell me they are Christmas shopping when they place their orders. This is the time to start buying more brochures so you can get them into the hands of more customers. If you haven't noticed, the cost of adding 10 extra brochures to your order is less than $3. Think of the potential when you think about investing in brochures. On average, you will get 3 orders for every 10 brochures you distribute, so even if only 3 of those extra 10 place orders, don't you think the investment is worth it? I'm putting a label on my books right now to encourage my customers to share their brochures with others. I'll attach the file for my labels in case you want to use it.

What about Helpers for your business? Do you use them? I have helpers in three beauty shops, one on Redstone Arsenal, and a couple of others who give me orders occasionally. I do not pay helpers, but I give them a discount on their own orders and I give them nice gifts at Christmas. You can work out your own deal with helpers, but if they want to earn on their sales, I say send them to your link to sign as representatives!!

Tips from the old files:

"My reputation for excellent customer service has been my greatest selling strength. When my regular customers started referring new customers to me, my business tripled and I offered discounts as thanks to those regular customers." Jackie 
(See the attached file for labels, as I mentioned above. SM)

"Whenever I go to deliver an order to a customer, I carry a basket of discount items that I have in stock. I usually discount the products 10-20%. I take discontinued items and other products I have taken for instant delivery. I will also order items from the outlet, like creams or trial sizes...and add them to the basket." Julie

"I have a customer base of about 150 customers. I have a file box with each name, address, and phone number. Two days before my order goes in, I make calls to each one of those customers. I usually do this during the day so I can reach their answering machine - it's quicker. I tell them that this is a reminder call and that the order will be going in. Sure enough, the phones pick up that evening. All of us are busy these days, and the reminder call is something that is always appreciated by my customers." Patti  
(Of course, we have email now, so you would only need to call the customers who don't use it. SM)

I just noticed that I had titled my last newsletter with the wrong campaign, as it should have been for C18. I apologize for that confusion. It made it hard on me trying to find it in my email file too! 

That's it for now. You'll notice that there is no Spotlight this campaign, because you Climbers are just being quiet and not giving me anything to share. :( I'll be writing a blog post this weekend about the new Avon Onboarding that starts this Friday, September 16, so be on the lookout for that. If you have any potential recruits that are still on the fence, you might want to mention to them that the cost for the basic kit will go from $15 to $25 dollars starting Friday!

Sandra Moore
Avon Gold Ambassador 
Cloud Climbers Team Leader

Friday, September 16, 2016

NEW! Avon Onboarding - Getting You Off to a Great Start!!


Avon Onboarding has arrived, and we are quite excited about this new way for Representatives to get started with their own businesses and the potential that it has for them (that means you, too!) to earn big money during the "most wonderful time of the year." So read this blog carefully to see if you are ready to make it an even more wonderful time of the year for yourself. 

Beginning today, September 16, all appointments will be done online and when a person starts their Avon business they will have a choice of three kits to purchase. The decision on which kit to choose will need to be done when the new Avon Representative appoints herself (or himself). Here are the three kits that will be available:



So, the decision to make is just how much the new Rep wants to invest in their business from the beginning. Personally, I recommend the Advanced or Premium Kits to get more brochures to pass out, because the more brochures that go out, the more potential there is for orders and the more money can be made from the very beginning. Plus, the Rep will have products to try themselves if they are just getting to know Avon products or to sell to customers even before submitting their first order.  

With this new Onboarding method comes the Kickstart Program, whereby a new Avon Representative has the potential to earn $1,010 or more in their first 90 as a business owner. This graphic shows the details of how $660 can be earned on sales to customers:

While the new Representative is working on customer sales, they can also be identifying those with which they wish to share the Avon opportunity. For each friend who joins the new Rep in their new business and becomes a Qualified Kickstart Representative themselves, the first Rep will earn a $50 bonus.  

When they meet the sales goals and also add 3 team members within their first 90 days, they receive the Bonus Kicker of $200, which means they will have made $1,010 in their first 90 days of business!!    

What do you think? Is this opportunity for you? If you need more details about the business before making your decision, please go to this link, this post from the Become an Avon Representative tab above, or contact me.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Terrific Tuesday - Anew Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector

It's another Terrific Tuesday, and I'm back on schedule with my blogging at last! I was just using this product as I prepared to put on my makeup and realized I had not featured it in a TT post, even though it is definitely a terrific help with improving the dark circles under my eyes.

Anew Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector, with Avon's Shadow Erase Complex, is designed to fight dark under eye circles in three ways:

   1) Brightens the look of dark circles with self-adjusting     sheer optics.
   2) Visibly reduces under eye shadows.
   3) Smooths the texture of skin of the eye areas.

BENEFITS • Reduces the look of dark under eye circles
• Brightens appearance of eyes
• Smooths texture of eye areas
• Non-greasy, non-oily and non-sticky
• Works perfectly under makeup
• Is suitable for all skin types (dry, normal, oily)
• Allergy-tested, dermatologist-tested and ophthalmologist-tested

TO USE • Apply small amount of eye cream to under eye area and rub in. Be careful not to get in actual eyes.

As with all treatment products, some improvement is seen right away (brightening, smoothing) and the benefits improve with long term use. 

What online reviewers are saying about this product:

"I really like this product and feel it is the best around. I am on 3rd tube and hope they never stop selling it. I have very very fair skin and very dark circles. Makes a huge difference. Long lasting. I use it 2 x a day and do see a lightening of my circles. Nothing will get rid of my circles completely but this Avon eye product really works for me."  Linda

"I was skeptical of this but I noticed results within just a few days. My dark circles were definitely less noticeable."  Danie

To read other reviews or to order, visit To sell this product, click on the Opportunity link on the home page or go to To learn more about the details and benefits of becoming an Avon Representative, click here.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

C20 - The Big Fall Makeup Sale!

It's the Big Fall Makeup Sale, and here are some of this campaign's best buys, but there are many more great buys I haven't listed! See them here and see a video of some Avon makeup products in use here, where Lauren Anderson shows us a beautiful holiday look. It's not too early to start planning!
  • Pg. 5, NEW Wide Awake Mascara, available in three colors, including Brown, a shade often hard to find in mascara. Intro Special price of $5.99.
  • Pg. 11, Extra Lasting Eyeshadow Inks, for 18 hours of worry-free wear. Lowest price ever of $3.99.
  • Pg. 12, True Color Eyeshadow Duo is $4.49 and available in 7 shade combinations.
  • Pg. 18, Beyond Color Lipstick or Lip Conditioner are $4.99 each. If you have not tried our Lip Conditioner, you should!
  • Pg. 22, Extra Lasting Lipstick for 24 hours of comfortable wear at LPE of $5.99.
  • Pg. 39, Avon Makeup Setting Spray is $6.49. Just apply your full makeup, give a quick spritz or two, and your makeup will last all day.
  • Pg. 42-47, Choose your Anew Regimen and get Day Cream, Night Cream, and Eye Treatment for less than half their individual book value - AND get a free Cleanser of your choice from page 41. Now THAT is a deal!
  • Pg. 50, Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector is $17.99. Use this product regularly and see a dramatic improvement in your under eye circles like 93% of other women have seen.
  • Pg. 54, Clinical Resurfacing Expert Smoothing Fluid, for the benefits of microdermabrasion with the irritation, specially priced at $18.99.
  • Pg. 65, Far Away Eau de Parfum Spray is LPE of $9.99. There is a scent spot on the page. (Find scent spots for Little Black Dress, Rare Amethyst, Mesmerize Black, and Black Suede Essential on other pages of the Fragrance section in the brochure.)
  • Pgs. 86/87, Avon's Signature Gold Coast Collection is perfect for fall with its colors of gold and tortoiseshell. Pieces include a ring, long necklace, watch, hoop earrings, and bracelet.
  • Pg. 161, Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Extra Strength Cream is only $2.29. If you have not tried this product for dry skin, including eczema, it is high time you did!
  • Back page, Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, your choice for $1.49.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

C18 Avon Cloud Climbers' Team Newsletter

Greetings, Cloud Climbers!

I'm a bit behind on this report, but for a very good reason. My mama has been in and out of the hospital 4 times in the past month and I have been spending some time there with my parents. She came home from her most recent stay tonight, and when I talked to her a few minutes ago she was trying to read all the notes and paperwork that goes along with learning you have aFib, getting a Pacemaker, being put on new medications, etc. I sure hope that this last trip to the ER will be her last trip to the ER for a long time. I am thankful to live close enough to my parents to be able to help out when I am needed. They have helped me so many times throughout my 59 years and now that they are turning 83 and 89, it is time for me and my siblings to help take care of them.

Top Ten in Sales
(All with Sales over $150, because we had 16 with sales over $150!)
 1. Amaleia Ruble
 2. Alisha Edwards  
 3. Brenda Taylor
 4. Darren Mannahan
 5. Rene Parker  PC
 6. Rebecca Robertson
 7. Steffanie Erdelt
 8. Susanne Walters
 9. Barbie Breen
10. Jessica Martinez

Top 3 in Sales Year to Date
 1. Rene Parker PC  $5,752
 2. Susanne Walters  $4,253
 3. Ruby Nunnery  $4,100

Four people were blessed with 
Direct Delivery orders this campaign: Teresa Jordan, Katie Peden, Darren Mannahan, and Kathy McAlpin. Katie is the one one of these who had direct delivery orders last campaign. We had 16 Cloud Climbers with orders over $150, so that is great! 
Don't forget to post about the free shipping on $25 today using the code YAY so we can have a longer list in the next newsletter.

We have only added three new Cloud Climbers this campaign, so I'm hoping that picks up soon. Joining us are Judith Lea of Ider, AL, who has already turned in her first order and made her goal of having and order over $100, Starla Hamilton of Jasper, TN, and Debbie Bowers of Chickamauga, GA. Welcome to our high climbing team, Avon ladies!

The Spotlight is on Judith Lea this campaign. Judith is a technology director at a college who has had trouble keeping a reliable Avon Rep, so she decided to become her own Avon Rep! Her plans for right now are to sell to her family and daily contacts and not to try to build a large business, due to constraints on her time, but she expects those few customers will keep her orders above $100 each campaign. Who will be in the Spotlight next? I need to hear from you, because I don't have anyone else in the queue right now. 

Avon Awards given since the last newsletter: 

  • Paige Coffman, 40% Discount and 4th Campaign Bundle of Samples, PRP New Rep, 25 pts.
  • Alisha Edwards, 40% Discount and 7th Campaign Bundle of Samples
  • Malinda Lowry, PRP New Rep, 25 pts.
  • April Moore, PRP New Rep, 25 pts.
  • Tiffany Newman, 40% Discount and 3rd Campaign Bundle of Samples, PRP New Rep, 25 pts.
  • Katie Peden, 40% Discount and 2nd Campaign Bundle of Samples, PRP New Rep, 25 pts.
  • Amaleia Ruble, 40% Discount and 7th Campaign Bundle of Samples
  • Rebecca Robertson, 40% Discount and 6th Campaign Bundle of Samples

Here are a few more tips from the old file I found:

 "I love sales so I always have something in each brochure on sale. My customers know to look for it. Sometimes it is a new product, so I discount the price even more, or other times it's an established product." 

"I keep a list of all my customers with their birthdays recorded next to their names. I let them know that with any orders they place in the month of their birthday, they receive a 10% discount. It has really increased my sales. "

"I hold a drawing at the end of each campaign, putting everyone's name in a 'hat' who ordered during that particular campaign and I offer a full-sized Avon product as a prize. The winner also sees their name on a flier put out with every book I deliver. They always enjoy receiving a prize and seeing their name in print."   (You could put their name in your next emailed customer reminder, and you could do it just once a month instead of every campaign if your funds are tight. Putting it in the reminder lets everyone know you really are doing the drawing. SM)

I'm finally finishing the newsletter two days after I started it. My mama is still doing pretty well, although she feels weak, and I'm preparing some food to take to my parents today when I go to visit. She said she wants a hair trim too, so to bring my scissors. :)

I hope all of you get to enjoy a nice Labor Day!