Friday, July 31, 2015

Best Buys of Avon Campaign 17

It's a beautiful day in north Alabama, with lower humidity and a gentle breeze. I'm going to be getting out and enjoying it more soon, but first I want to let you know of the bargains available this campaign. After all, doing your shopping online will save you some time and you can spend that enjoying the great out of doors. That is, if the weather is as pretty where you are. :) You can flip through the online brochure here, but if you are in a hurry and just want to know what's at a really good sale price right now, here are a few of my picks:

  • Pgs. 5-7, Imari Eau de Toilette* Spray in three fragrances, including the new Imari Elixir, at the special anniversary offer of $12.95. AND, if your choice is the Elixir, you get the Body Lotion free!
  • Pgs. 16-17, Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color, Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick, and Ultra Color Lip Crayon - each one is only $4.99.
  • Pgs. 18-19, Mix or match any two of popular mascaras for $7.99. $4 each for mascara is hard to beat, so stock up.
  • Pg. 28, Mega Effects Mascara is $7.99.
  • Pg. 32, 50% off on all makeup brushes.
  • Pg. 35, Extra Lasting Eyeshadow Inks are $3.99 and available in 6 shades.
  • Pg. 41, Haiku Kyoto Flower Eau de Parfum* Spray is Lowest Price Ever of $9.99.
  • Pg. 44, Perfumed Skin Softeners are $1.75 and Shimmering Body Powders are $1.49.
  • Pg. 49, Does your man have a birthday coming up? Luck for Him Eau de Toilette Spray is LPE of $14.99.
  • Pgs. 51-57, Anew Skin Care products in all formulations are any 2 for $40.
  • Pg. 59. Isn't it great to have products for our men to take care of their skin now? Anew for Men products are all on sale this campaign.
  • Pg. 61, Clinical Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector is Best Offer Ever of $19.99. In a consumer-perception study, 93% of the women saw the look of dark circles dramatically reduced!
  • Pg. 62-63, Several of the Clinical products are on sale, including my favorite, Advanced Retexturizing Peel, at BOE of $13.99.
  • Pg. 89, The birthstone ring for August, a beautiful genuine Peridot in a Sterling Silver setting, is available in our Fine Jewelry department for $29.99.
  • Pg. 132-133, Avon Naturals for Kids are back in the brochure and all specially priced. I especially recommend the Good Night Lavender Body Lotion and Body Wash ($3.49 each) to calm the little ones at the end of the day.
  • Pg. 138, Moisture Therapy Hand Cream minis are .99 each.
  • Pg. 139, Perfumed Liquid Deodorant - still selling after what, 40 years? - is $2.49.
  • Pg. 143, Moisture Therapy Daily Skin Defense - all 4 products for $10.99.
  • Pg. 151, Get Pedi-Ready with the FootWorks 4 piece set - Pumice Cream, Bonus-Size Max Strength Cracked Heel Cream, Intensive Callus Cream, and Deodorizing Foot Wipes - for only $9.99. One of my customers was telling me this week how truly amazed she was by the way the Cracked Heel Cream healed her heels.
  • Pgs. 156-157, Bug Guard will only be in the brochure for a short while longer and all items are on sale this campaign.
  • Pg. 160-161, SSS Bath Oil in all three fragrances, 24 oz. for $9.99.
  • Pg. 162-163, Yay!!! The 33.8 oz. sizes of Moisture Therapy and SSS Body Lotions, with pumps, are back in the brochure and only $9.99 each.
  • Back Cover, Get WOW Mascara and Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion together for $3.99. That's a savings of over 60%!!

In modern perfumery, the term eau de toilette is generally used to describe the concentration of fragrance, with eau de toilette being weaker than eau de parfum and stronger than eau de cologne. Knowing that might help you make a decision about the fragrances you choose. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Selling Avon in Person and Online

I had planned to go out to deliver Avon orders soon, but this rain - for which I am very thankful - makes this morning a better time for writing a new post than for making deliveries. Being able to plan your own schedule and change it as needed is just one of the many beauties of owning your own business. I tell my Cloud Climbers that "we are sometimes climbing through the beautiful puffy white clouds and sometimes we must struggle through the dark clouds, but we just keep on climbing." However, sometimes those dark clouds are not something to be struggling through but something to be thankful for! When you grow a garden and there has been little rain all summer, a thunderstorm is certainly a blessing. 

And now, to the main subject of this post: Selling Avon in Person and Online.

When I began my Avon business over 28 years ago, there was no such thing as "selling online." All sales were done in person, and all customers needed to physically hold an Avon brochure in their hands to make their selections. As we all know, times have changed a lot in the past 25 years or so. Now we have customers who actually prefer not to hold an Avon book in their hands as they would rather look at brochures online. Of course, we still have customers, particularly the older ones, who have not "gone online" and never intend to do so, and for those we must provide brochures. And I have found that most people, even if they can look at books online, still prefer to hold the paper ones in their hands and fold the pages down for the items they want to purchase. (Tip: If you are a folder of pages, try folding the corners up, rather than down, to make the items you want to refer back to easier to find and assure that you do not miss any of your folds.) Therefore, getting brochures out to my customers each campaign is still my primary focus, but I am working to build up my online business as well. The Avon Representative who wants to build a good business needs to accommodate both those who want to order online and those who want to receive brochures. I have found that most of the customers who order at my eStore are people who have received a brochure from me at some time and saw the link to my eStore on the brochure.

We must not think that we can just open up an eStore (website provided by Avon) and expect local people to find us in a search and start ordering. That would be great if it worked that way, but it doesn't. Avon will provide the content for the eStore, and it is furnished at no extra cost to the Representative, but Avon gives the Rep. the ability to change the look, change the content, add personal information and a picture, etc. As a Rep., you need to think about your eStore from your customer's point of view. If you were a customer and you were going to purchase Avon from a representative but didn't know of one, when you did a search and looked at different websites, would you choose to order from one that had been "personalized" or one that looked like all the others? I know that I would choose the personalized one! Take the time each new campaign to update your eStore yourself and add a note of welcome. You should also write a blog post on your eStore site, if not every campaign then at least once a month. 

New Reprentative, now that you have your eStore up and running and you are tweaking it to make it more personal, you will need to PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE. Many new representatives have complained that when they search for an Avon representative in their area their own eStore does not show up in the search. There is a good reason for that to be the case. You see, Avon wants all customers to be happy, therefore they send those searching for Avon Reps. to the eStores of those who have been established in business for more than a few campaigns. They don't want to send customers to the eStores of Reps. who have not "proven themselves" yet. Because beginning an Avon business is so easy, there are Representatives who will get started in business but then decide they are not willing to put forth the effort to continue the business. Customers who are pointed toward the eStores of those Reps. will soon be disappointed that they can no longer order because the eStore has gone out of business. What this means for new Avon Representatives who do intend to work to become successful is that they must promote their own eStores. There are many ways to do this, and one is by putting the eStore link on brochure labels. For each brochure that you give out, make sure that you have it clearly labeled with all methods of contacting you, including your eStore. (Tip: has excellent prices on labels.) Printing your own labels is well worth the investment, as they make it easy to put plenty of contact information on your brochures; information that looks neat and clear and that can be easily read by customers. Another suggestion is to put the eStore link in your email signature, and then start sending emails, the first of which should be to all your family, friends, and acquaintances to let them know your eStore is now open. Printed business cards are also a great tool, and these are available from Avon with beautiful logos and pictures of Avon merchandise, or can be ordered from several online stores. A few of those stores, such as Vista Print, offer some business card choices free with the customer only paying for shipping. Once you get those business cards, don't just let them sit on a shelf, give them out to your friends and associates, as well as new people you meet as you go about your daily activities. If you pay bills by mail, include your business card with your check. And be sure to use all your social media outlets to promote your business. Avon provides a Social Media Center for your use in doing this easily. As you brainstorm, I am sure you will think of other ways to promote your business both online and in person. 

Well, I believe the rain is ending and customers are waiting, so I will close and get ready to go out and about on my deliveries. If you have any questions for me, I'd love to answer them, so use the contact me link to ask. And if you have suggestions for future blog posts, I'd be happy to hear those as well.

Monday, July 27, 2015

What's New?

Good morning from Alabama! What's new with you? What's new here is that the busiest part of summer is winding down and I'm finally beginning to catch up on some of the things that I have let go for awhile. This morning I've been catching up my Pinterest boards. Have you taken a look at those to see the things Avon offers in different categories? Click on the pictures below to see three of my boards, or go to to see them all. I've organized the boards into categories that will help you find just what you are looking for, and I add new items as they are introduced each campaign. Please follow my boards so you will stay up to date on what's new with Avon!! And be sure to click on the "Coupon Codes" tab above to see what current offers you may qualify for.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Celebrating 30 Years of Imari!

Three decades ago, the scent of a rose inspired Imari, one of Avon's most successful fragrances. In fact, it was Avon's top selling women's fragrance for several years. Imari was just the beginning of what would evolve into an iconic fragrance collection. Today, Imari is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new look, a new scent (Imari Elixir), and special anniversary offers.

What the perfumer's who created Imari Elixir are saying: 

"Imari Elixir is especially unique because it was crafted
using ingredients of the highest and purest quality:
Italian Mandarin, Rose Absolute from Turkey, Mohéli Ylang-Ylang from the Comores Islands, Indonesian Patchouli, and Vanilla Extract Pure from Madagascar. The layering of these ingredients imparts a deeply sensual and exquisite feeling to the fragrance."

What others are saying about Imari:

"I remember when Imari first came out. My mom gave
us all samples and carried a bottle in her bag to share
with her Customers. I love how something as simple
as a scent can bring back special memories like
spending time with mom. She had her Avon business
for 48 years and that inspired me to become an Avon
Representative. Our Avon family tradition has continued
with my daughter, Amanda, who is my biggest helper.
And her daughter, Elaina, who’s almost 7 years old,
loves helping out and “talking Avon” with her friends.
I love that the tradition continues."  (Chris Jenkins, Ind. Avon Sales Rep from Pennsylvania)

"As a 30 year old, I literally grew up with Imari! Imari has
been my godmother’s favorite scent ever since I was little.
I remember being at her house when her “Avon Lady”
came by to drop off her order. There was always a bottle
of Imari in it! Working with my team, I see how Avon can help change people’s lives. Whether it’s earning an extra income or meeting new people, Avon can help in so many different
ways. I will be honored to pass along the Avon experience
to my daughter."  (Courtney Mecca, District Sales Manager from Pennsylvania)

Here are a few fun facts about the Imari collection:
  • Rose is present in all 3 Imari fragrances.
  • The word "Imari" describes a type of richly decorated Japanese porcelain.
  • A bottle of Imari is sold every 30 seconds in the U.S.
 (f you would like to be a part of the sales force for this wonderful fragrance, go here to get started today! Or learn more of the details by clicking here to read my previous blog post on how to do what I do. I'd love to add you to my team of Cloud Climbers!)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Campaign 16 - I Love Sale

Whew! What a busy couple of weeks it has been! I spent last week getting my room ready for VBS and this week teaching VBS and I'm still catching up on getting my orders and brochures out, along with life in general. My sales are down right now, so I'm guessing that everyone else has been very busy this month as well and they aren't spending much time looking at Avon books. However, Campaign 16 is our big summer sale brochure, so there are bargains galore! And if you shop today - July 18 - be sure to use the code Be sure to glance through the first 21 pages to see the While Supplies Last items that may not ever appear in another brochure. In addition to those bargains, you will find these offers on our regular products:
  • Pg. 26, Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion and Deep Recovery Cream are each $24.99. (Or, if you want both, ask me to backorder from C15 and get them both for $37 - a deal that can't be beat!)  Oh, and you get to choose a free mini from pg. 24.
  • Pg. 27-29, Platinum and Ultimate Day and Night Creams are each $24.99, Reversalist items are each $21.99, and the free mini from pg. 24 applies here as well.
  • Pg. 32, Clinical Advanced Wrinkle Corrector (this was our first Clinical product and it's still in demand), is Best Offer Ever of $16.99.
  • Pg. 34, Clinical Resurfacing Expert Smoothing Fluid is Lowest Price Ever of $18.99.
  • Pg. 35, Clinical Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System is $16.99.
  • Pg. 39, Avon Elements Moisture Boost items are any 2 for $10.
  • Pg. 41, All Clearskin Professional items are on sale.
  • Pg. 51, Glimmersticks Lip Liner is Lowest Price Ever of $2.99. A lip liner is a must if you don't want your lipstick to bleed into the lines around your lips!
  • Pg. 53, Extra Lasting Lipstick is $5.99.
  • Pg. 58, SuperShock Mascara, for building great volume to your lashes, is only $4.99.
  • Pg. 61, ExtraLasting Liquid Foundation is $9.99, and Anew Age-Transforming Foundation is $10.99.
  • Pg. 62, Ideal Flawless Pressed Powder is only $6.99.
  • Pg. 67, Ultra Luxury Liners for Eyes, Lips, and Brows are $1.89 each and you can get a sharpener to fit all sizes of pencils for $2.99.
  • Pg. 69, Two classics are on sale: Perfumed Skin Softener is $1.75 and Shimmering Body Powder is $1.49.
  • Pg. 70, For the men in your life: Talcs, Hair & Body Washes, and After Shave Conditioners are any 2 for $5!!
  • Pg. 89, Here's a beautiful goldtone gift set that will look great with summer or winter fashions: Serene Blue Necklace and Earring Gift Set for $9.99.
  • Pg. 137, Bubble Bath is Lowest Price Ever of $4.99.
  • Pgs. 138-141, SSS items in all fragrances are all at up to 50% off prices.
  • Pg. 142, SSS Bath Oil Spray is LPE of $3.89. This is a top seller that you don't want to miss!!
  • Pg. 150-151, the bugs are still biting - a lot! - and Bug Guard items are individually sale priced.
Thanks so much for continuing to support my business. If you feel so inclined, please share my website or this blog with your family and friends. Every little bit helps!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Anew Vitale Line is Now Complete

I'm as busy as a beaver this week with Vacation Bible School, but I just wanted to take a moment to announce the arrival of Anew Vitale Day Lotion SPF 25. With this product, the Anew Vitale line is now complete, as it gives an option for those who prefer a lotion to a cream for day wear. And to celebrate, all the Anew Vitale products are specially priced this campaign. 

Night Cream  $19.99
Day Cream SPF 25  $19.99
Eye Gel Cream  $17.99
Gel Cleanser  $4.99

Saturday, July 11, 2015

July's Special Direct Delivery Offers

Good morning! It's Saturday morning and I'm kitten sitting for our son while he tries to get some "summer cleaning" done at his apartment. When you haven't had a kitten for awhile, you forget just how constantly in motion they can be. I've pretty much been in constant motion myself lately, preparing for our Vacation Bible School which starts tomorrow. I'm sure you are having a busy summer as well, so doing your shopping online is a great idea, since you can shop early in the morning or late in the evening. Here are some special offers coming up this month.


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Avon Outlet

Did you know that Avon has an Outlet catalog each campaign? All items listed are "while supplies last" but you can really get some good bargains on discontinued items. I suggest that you follow this blog or visit often to see if the new Brochure and Outlet are up. There is a new one every two weeks, and it generally contains around 25 pages of bargains.

Sometimes there will also be other "mini" brochures with extra bargains - such as the Summer's Cool Deals mini brochure that is good for campaigns 15 and 16. 

If this is your first time to shop at my website, be sure to use the code WELCOME for 20% off of a $50 order.

#bestbuys  #avonbargains  #avonoutlet  #outletprices

Thursday, July 2, 2015

My picks for Best Buys of Campaign 15!!

You can view the online brochure and current sale fliers here.  Each campaign I like to highlight items that I believe are some of the best deals in the brochure. For Campaign 15 they are:

  • Pg. 3, The Anew Vitale line now has a day lotion for those who prefer lotion to cream. It is being introduced at $19.99.
  • Pg. 9, Big & Daring Volume Mascara is LPE of $5.99. I'm happy to see this mascara is also available in Brown/Black.
  • Pg. 10, Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color, free of heavy waxes and with vibrant, full color, is only $4.99 right now.
  • Pg. 15, On this page you'll find an entire wardrobe of jewelry and each piece is available in goldtone or silvertone - all at Lowest Prices Ever.
  • Pg. 19, Amour is still available at its introductory special price of $20, and you can add Today, Tomorrow, or Forever for only $15. (I have 3 bottles of Amour to sell at $15 each to the first 3 who request them. The add on of the other fragrances for $15 does not apply to the ones I have on hand.)
  • Pg. 21, Top selling fragrance - Haiku Eau de Parfum Spray - is LPE of $9.99.
  • Pg. 32, Black Suede and Wild Country 4-piece collections are $12 each.
  • Pg. 41, Speed Dry Nail Enamel is LPE of $2.99, and Base Coat and Top Coat are each $3.99.
  • Pg. 43, The deal everyone loves - any 4 Glimmersticks for $10!  I know I have customers who will want to take advantage of this offer.
  • Pg. 46/47, Mascaras, Mega Effect Liquid Eye Liner, Kohl Eye Liner, and Always on Point Eye Liner - all are buy one get one for .99.
  • Pg. 50, MagiX Face Perfector is $6.99. This is a colorless primer that blurs the look of pores and lines and can be worn alone or under makeup. It has SPF of 20.
  • Pg. 51, Anew Age-Transforming Foundation is $10.99 and Extra Lasting Liquid Foundation is $9.99.
  • Pg. 52, Ideal Flawless Pressed Powder - $6.99.
  • Pg. 54, Be Blushed Cheek Color - $4.99.
  • Pg. 59, Platinum Night Cream is summer special price of $24.99.*
  • Pg. 61, Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother for all skin tones is half price of $14.99! In one week, skin looks virtually airbrushed!!
  • Pg. 62, Five of the Anew Clinical products are any 2 for $35.
  • Pg. 65, Get the Antidote to the look of environmental damage with Anew Clinical Skinvincible - both the Day Lotion and the Night Recovery Cream for $37.*  I've been using these products for the past month and my skin feels like silk now.
  • Pg. 69, Avon Elements Youth Restoring skin care system - all 3 products for only $20.
  • Pg. 71, Clearskin Pore Penetrating Invigorating Scrub, Gel Cleanser, and Black Mineral Mask are all at sale prices.
  • Pgs. 114/115, Full Size Hand Creams in SSS, Moisture Therapy, and Silicone Glove are each $1.99.
  • Pg. 116, Beyond Color Lipstick and Lip Conditioner are any 2 for $7.99.
  • Pgs. 122-125, Naturals products are any 4 for $9.99. That includes the body sprays, shower gels, and lotions, so truly it is a bargain.
  • Pg. 133, SSS Firm & Restore Body Lotion, Neck & Chest Cream, and Age-Defying Hand Cream are all 3 for $11.99, a savings of over 55%!!
  • Pg. 137, Buy any Advanced Techniques Treatment for your hair and get any shampoo & conditioner FREE!! If you have not tried the Advanced Techniques products, now would be a great time to do so.
  • Pg. 146/147, Take 5! Pedicure Kit and 4 Footworks products - all for $12.99. Your one-stop foot care shop for sandal season.

*For a complete overview of the Anew products, take a look at my blog post here:

 #skincare #bargains #avonsale