Monday, January 28, 2019

Last Chance to Order Avon Appointment Kits!!


Have you heard the news?!? Avon is going digital! Actually, Avon has been digital for many years, but with more and more people doing their shopping online, Avon is strongly promoting 2019 as the year to encourage customers to do their brochure viewing and their shopping online to reduce the amount of paper that Avon uses. We recently learned that Avon is the #2 company in the nation for paper use, and that is way too much, even though many of us recycle our brochures. 

I said all that to say this: In just a few weeks, Avon will be discontinuing the appointment kits we have had for several years and all appointments will be digital ones. I'll have more to share about what is involved with the digital appointments when we know all the details, but I can tell you now that there will only be one option, the cost will be $25, and there will be an incentive to place an order as soon as you are appointed. 

So, if you want to start your business while the kits are still available, I encourage you to do that soon. If you order your kit in the next couple of weeks and you have a paid first order of at least $150 before the end of February, I will have a nice goodie package worth more than $25 for you. Just be sure that you get started using this link:, or that you go to and click on Become a Representative on the home page. Either of those ways should assure you of being assigned to my team, but if you don't see my name as your Mentor once you order your kit, let me know ASAP. 

Have a great week! And if it snows where you are, enjoy it!!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Campaign 4 Avon Customer Reminder and Thanks!


Thanks to all of you who responded to my email asking about your preferences for receiving brochures/looking at brochures online. I'll be implementing some changes over the next few weeks and have already started eliminating names from my route of people who have not placed an order in months. If you do not receive a brochure from me for awhile and would like one, all you have to do is let me know. You always have the option of looking at the brochure online at the link below my signature and either contacting me with your order or placing it there and either requesting my delivery or requesting direct delivery from Avon. 

Here are some of the best buys I spotted in the C4 brochure, which will be online through Monday, February 4:

  • Pgs. 3-7, Smooth Moves, End of the Line, and Affirm Yourself that show dramatic results in a matter of days are any 2 for $20! 
  • Pg. 9, Queen of Hearts Lipstick, a Limited Edition heart-shaped lipstick in three kissable shades in adorable cases for only $6.99 each.
  • Pg. 42-45, True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel (31 shades), Quick Dry Top Coat, True Color Eyeshadow Primer, and True Color Eyeshadow Quads (18 combinations) are any 2 for $10.
  • Pg. 46, True Color Love at 1st Lash Mascara is $8.99.
  • Pgs. 58-63, Foundation, Concealer, Blush, Bronzer, and Contour Stick are all up to 25% off with no need to buy two to get the best deal!
  • Pg. 64, Dew Kiss and Flavor Savers Lip Balms are $1.29. You need more than one of these!
  • Pgs. 66-69, The Avon Stories Collection of fragrances are $9.99 each. There are scent spots for Cloud Nine and Work Your Magic on the pages.
  • Pg. 81, Far Away Eau de Parfum is a WOW DEAL at only $9.99!
  • Pgs. 96/97, Anew Hydra Fusion Daily Beauty Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 and Nighttime Facial Treatment have been added to the Hydra Fusion product line. Each one is only $17.99, to make up a powerful round-the-clock skin care team!
  • Pg. 101, Did you hear that Marie Claire magazine declared Anew Hydra Fusion De-Puffing Eye Serum the #1 must have product for 2019? It's only $17.99 as well.
  • Pg. 103, Avon's Vibrating Cleansing Brush is on sale for $24.99 and comes with a FREE set of 2 Cleansing Brush Refills. 
  • Pg. 116/117, This offer is always one of my favorite deals of all time, because it is such a great buy!! You get the entire Regimen, including free cleanser, for either Ultimate or Platinum for only $50. WOW! That is a $133 value for only $50. If you have not tried Avon skin care before, why not try it now? Especially since we have a 90 day money back guarantee if the system does not work for you.
  • Pg. 147, Moisture Therapy Extra Strength Cream is only $2.99.
  • Pgs. 132/133, Many Foot Works products are on sale for $3.99 to $5.99. I recommend the Intensive Moisture Foot Cream, which is suitable for diabetics.
That will do for now. Let me know if there are any samples that you need or if you have product questions.

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Time Has Come!

Do you recognize the above lines of poetry? They are from The Walrus and the Carpenter, by Lewis Carroll, and I recall learning them in school long ago. Ah, school days, when there is so much to learn. But learning doesn't need to stop when school days end, and I understand that learning something new every day is excellent for your brain. If that is the case, my brain is getting a lot of stretching right now and should be in excellent condition soon! ;) Avon's 2019 Leadership Convention was this past weekend. I knew there were some big changes in the works, so now I know what they are and I have already begun to implement changes to my business to get ready for "a whole new world". Allow me to elaborate.

Avon has long been a business that emphasized personal delivery of brochures and orders. We are still that business, but "the times they are a changing" and we must "get with the program" and change too. (I feel like I'm full of cliches and references to poems, songs, etc. today.) I just learned that Avon is the #2 company in the nation for paper use. What?!? Of all companies?!? Apparently so. It's all those brochures that we order and pass out, many of which are never looked at by customers. The brochures are beautiful, the products are fantastic, but many customers are too busy to take the time to go through them, much to our regret. So, what to do? 

Avon's solution is to move most customers away from brochures to ordering online. Online ordering at our websites has been available for several years and many customers have taken advantage of the convenience of it, but there will always be customers who prefer receiving brochures and having Avon Representatives deliver their orders and they have no intention of learning to use computers or smart phones. So, while we are working to eliminate brochures, they aren't going out just yet. Avon is calling 2019 a "transition year" in which we will get most customers ordering at our websites while customers who order in the traditional way are still serviced. However, the time may come when paper brochures will be like the dinosaurs and become extinct, and how we will service our traditional customers if that time comes is a bridge we will cross when we come to it. (Yes, another cliche.) My ideas about how to work with traditional customers include placing orders for them at my online store for my delivery or for direct delivery from Avon to them, if they are willing. 

One of the perks of getting direct delivery is that you do not have to wait to order on the Representative's schedule and have your orders delivered to you on the Representative's schedule. You can order any time of the day or night and have the order at your door within 3 to 5 days. If the order is over $40, you do not even have to pay shipping for it, and there are sometimes coupon codes for free shipping on $25 orders. You can pay by credit/debit card or through PayPal and you pay when you order, so you do not have to entrust your credit card information to your Avon Rep. If you are willing to become a digital customer, I encourage you to go ahead and register at my online store so that you are informed by email of all of the special offers that come from Avon. You will receive short emails on my behalf on an almost daily basis, but you can always unsubscribe if that becomes too much mail. 

Coming very soon: Along with the push to go digital comes a new way for people to signup to become Digital Avon Representatives. The cost will be $25 and they will not receive a physical kit with products and brochures but will instead be sent a coupon by email that will give them $25 off of their first order with Avon, basically making the signup FREE! This new way of joining Avon is terrific for those who have been put off by the idea of having to get brochures into the hands of friends, family, and strangers to get orders. Now they will only need to share their personal website link to drive customers to their online store, where the customers will be able to look at the online brochure and all sale flyers for the campaign or search for products through the various category headings or individually. The physical kits are still  available right now, but when the digital signup system is ready, they will be removed in order to have one simple way and one simple price to become an Avon Representative. I like simplicity!

Okay! I'll have more to share later, but that's enough to process for now, right? Right!!  

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Hey, Sandra! What's on Sale for Campaign 3?

I hope you are excited about all that will be coming your way in 2019. My advice to myself and anyone else who wants to avoid hearing all the gloom and doom spread through the news is to avoid the news as much as possible and to un-follow those people in our social media circles who spend all their time spreading gloom and doom. Set great goals, stay positive, and press onward to achieving them! I've found that when I am working hard to take care of my own business (and I don't just mean my Avon business), that I don't have time to get bogged down and dragged down by the "Woe is me! Woe is our country! Woe is our world!" people. That concludes my sermon for the day 😉, now on to the customer reminder.

Here are some of the great buys that I found in the C3 brochure:

  • Pg. 3, This brochure begins with a fantastic FREE offer of Anew Clinical Line Eraser with Retinol Treatment with any two Anew purchases from pages 4-11, and.....
  • Pgs. 4-11, The Anew skin care regimen items you need to purchase to get the free item above are all on sale!
  • Pg. 12, The Full-Size Anew Regimen 4-piece boxed kits are a $121 value for only $50. I highly, highly, recommend that you choose one of these systems to take care of your skin in 2019! I recommend the Ultimate (Gold) for most people under age 70 and the  Platinum(Purple) if you are over 70 or your major skin concern is sagging skin. You can learn all the details about these products by going to my online store. 
  • Pgs. 38-41, NEW Stories Collection fragrances - 4 of them - with gorgeous bottles, a great price of only $9.99 each, and scent spots on the pages for two of them. Is your heart ready toSkip a Beat as you Work Your Magic and do Something Amazing while you are feeling onCloud Nine😍
  • Pg. 43, Bath Bombs are all the rage right now and we have one in the Velvet Fragrance for $7.00. It's a limited edition, for a luxurious bath.
  • Pg. 69, NEW Sleek Design for travel/purse spray sizes of Haiku, Haiku Kyoto Flower, Far Away, Imari, Rare Pearls, and Rare Gold for only $5.99. 
  • Pg. 87, In the "beauty spotlight" is True Color Wide Awake Mascara for $5.99. This one is designed to make eyes look bigger and has a comfortable and lightweight feel. It is our only mascara that is available in Brown as well as darker shades.
  • Pg. 110/111, SSS Bath Oils are $10.99 each in the 16.9 fl. oz. size or $15.99 in the Bonus-Size of 25 fl. oz. 
  • Pgs. 183-185, if mark. makeup is a favorite of yours, grab these items while they are still available and on sale, because many of them are being discontinued this quarter as Avon prepares to bring out new and better products and to streamline their product line.
  • Pgs. 195-227, Be sure not to quit flipping through your brochure until you reach the end, because this section contains our Valentine's Day offerings and there are many Limited Edition goodies that are just adorable! 
  • Back cover, Speaking of adorable, isn't this A Box the cutest ever?!? Be sure to add it to your order for only $10 and use the box to decorate from now until Valentine's Day and beyond. It would look great on a fireplace mantel or a bedroom dresser! 
Have a great year! If you want to make it even better, open your own Avon account to offer all these great buys to your friends and family, earning money for doing so that will help you achieve some of your other goals for the year. 

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Feed Your Focus!

Happy New Year!

I took a vacation day yesterday and didn't get on my computer much at all, so my new year's greetings are coming to you late.

Did you make New Year's resolutions? I'm not really big on making those, as I prefer to make new resolutions each night before I pillow my head or each day when I wake up. For today, and each day, I find it a struggle to do what this image says. Can you identify? There are so many distractions available to us!

I am a business builder with Avon, as in, my Avon business is not just a "hobby". Hobbies are not designed for making money, while business building is. In fact, hobbies generally cost us money while business building should make us money. Business building requires focus and dedication. It requires not expecting overnight success but working toward the long term goal. It requires not giving up at the first frustration that comes along but instead seeing each frustration as a challenge to be overcome. (I believe we call that "stick-to-it-ism", or something like that.) It requires not jumping from business to business every time some new "ground floor opportunity" is presented to us as the "best payment plan in the industry" that we need to dive into NOW when we can be "among the first to join" and therefore be "positioned for success". Do any of those terms ring a bell with you? Time after time I have seen someone talk that way and within a few weeks I'm hearing the same thing from them about another company and I'm left wondering what happened to the previous one?

For 2019, if you want to build a business (not just have a hobby), whether it be with Avon or another firmly established company, I encourage you to starve your distractions, feed your focus, and whatever you choose to devote your time and effort to, be ready and willing to GIVE it time and effort.