Monthly Specials

Please see below for the Stamp Of The Month

August 2017

There are actually three specials in August.

Jump for Joy

When you host a Gathering in August that reaches the 3rd level of Hostess Rewards (or higher), your rewards will jump to the next level. This means that you get extra free product and could possibly get an extra 50%-off item. This is the rewards chart that applies during August 2017/Jump For Joy.

Qualifying gatherings need to be held August 1st to August 31st. No shipping and handling will be calculated on Hostess Rewards items; shipping and handling will be assessed on Hostess Rewards overages (if applicable).

Online Warehouse Sale

Every Tuesday during August a selection of retired CTMH products and product bundles will be posted on my Consultant Website (look under the Promotions tab found in the green bar near the top of the page). You will need to hurry because the products are while supplies last during the week they are launched. The best part? Shipping will only be charges on the price you pay; usually shipping is calculated on the full retail price the products.

Sign-up Special—Rewards Your Way

When you sign up to be a Consultant in August and submit $300 in commissionable sales by September 30, you can earn additional rewards. When you sign up as a new Consultant you already get:
  • A New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75
  • $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
  • The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards
During August, you can also also earn your choice of a FREE Cricut® collection, Block Alphabet Thin Cuts Bundle, or an additional $99 in Select Product Credit! The products to choose from are:

Item Number
Retail Value
Z3390Cricut® Hello USA Digital Collection$49.95
Z3391Cricut® Hello Canada Digital Collection$24.95
Z3392Cricut® Hello AU/NZ Digital Collection$24.95
Z3389Cricut® You Are Here Collection$99.00
Z3387Cricut® You Are Here Digital Collection$79.00
Z3285Cricut® Flower Market Collection$99.00
Z3290Cricut® Flower Market Digital Collection$79.00
Z3167Cricut® Artistry Collection$99.00
Z3190Cricut® Artistry Digital Collection$79.00
Z3169Cricut® Artbooking Collection$99.00
Z3168Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection$99.00
CC1309Block Alphabet Thin Cuts + In the Background Stamp$83.90
CC1310$99 in SPC reward$99.00

Please note that the Cricut® Digital Collections are only available for use with Cricut Explore™, Cricut Explore Air™, and Cricut Explore Air™ 2.

September 2017 - National Stamping Month — From the Heart

I hope after seeing this photo that you agree that you want to budget purchasing this kit during September. I am in love with this preview and cannot wait until this arrives at my door. There are going to be three options for purchasing the National Stamping Month—From the Heart products:
  • From the Heart Card Bases & Envelopes (CC1227) which includes (12) foil-stamped card bases with accompanying die-cut pieces and (12) 12 – 5½" x 4¼" white envelopes; the price will be $13.95
  • My Acrylix® From the Heart Stamp Set (CC1228) an E-size stamp set containing 35 stamp images, including stamp sentiments for the inside and outside of your cards, as well as coordinating images for stamping floral scenes on cards and envelopes; the price will be $29.95
  • From the Heart Card Kit (CC1229) which includes the items in From the Heart Card Bases & Envelopes (CC1227) and My Acrylix® From the Heart Stamp Set (CC1228); the retail value is $43.90, but you may purchase it for $34.95
Last year during National Stamping Month CTMH offered goodies to Hostesses and their guests for having/attending a stamping party. Unfortunately I have not read anything about similar incentives this year, but who knows since September is almost 60 days way. As soon as I learn anything about that I will post them here. Start thinking about having an event for you and your friends. Use the contact form to the right if you want to start discussing a date.

Corporate is having a contest for Consultants and those who sell 20 or more of the From the Heart Card Kit will get a chance to purchase the National Papercrafting Month kit 30 days before other Consultants. If the From the Heart Card Kit is something that you and your family and friends would like, I hope you will consider purchasing the kit from me. Thank you!

Stamp Of the Month

School Year (S1708)
available August 2017
Feel So Blessed (S1709)
available September 2017

I have been a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant since March 2012 and in February 2017 I learned something about purchasing the Stamp Of The Month (SOTM) from my Online Business Address (OBA) recently; it is possible to pay $17.95 for the SOTM even if you have a qualifying order total in your shopping cart. It turns out that in addition to having a qualifying purchase, the price you pay depends on how you add the SOTM to your shopping cart.

I wrote a blog post about this because I want to help prevent my readers from experiencing this.

As you know, there is a new Close To My Heart SOTM each month and that you can either purchase it for $17.95 or with a $50 qualifying order you can get the SOTM for only $5. You may also know that you can get one SOTM for $5 for each qualifying amount in your cart, that is, if you have $150 in qualifying items in your cart you can purchase three SOTM for $5 each, but I digress.

Before I go further, you may be asking what a qualifying order/amount is. Items that are purchased at a discount, e.g., clearance items, often do not count toward your qualifying purchase. It has been my experience that the purchase of monthly promotional products, e.g., purchase of the Welcome Home Wreath in January, do count toward the qualifying purchase. If they do not, I try to remember to add that information to the CTMH News I publish on the first of each month.

Now, how do you avoid paying $17.95 for the SOTM when you have a qualifying order total in your shopping cart? It is all in how you add the SOTM to your cart.

My suggestion is to wait to add the SOTM to your cart until you see a message on your screen that you qualify for the SOTM. When I added an item to my cart that made the shopping cart total over $50, a green shaded bar appeared on my screen with "Congratulations! You qualify for Stamp of the Month."

When I clicked on the link in "Congratulations! You qualify for Stamp of the Month", I was taken to my Shopping Cart and the Promotional Items I qualify for are shown near the bottom of the cart in a green shaded area:

Once I clicked the Add To Cart button to the right of the item number and name in the Promotional Items area of my shopping cart, I saw a message that the item was added to my cart and the item is now listed with the other items I placed in my cart.

If my order total qualified me to purchase additional SOTM stamp sets for $5 or there were other promotional items I qualified for, I would still see the green shaded Promotional Items area in my Shopping Cart. If this was a month where a qualifying purchase allowed me to to add something else to my cart, for free or at at discounted price, I would see those items in the Promotional Items area too.

I hope this information helps you to more easily shop my Consultant Website and save money when Close To My Heart is offering a Stamp Of The Month or other promotional item that you would like to purchase.

This page last edited 07/28/2017


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