Posted 06 June 2004 - 08:53 PM
I found out today after asking around how the new vouchers will work for the purchases made at the LV store and also at the Manhasset store. One more time we are getting screwed.
the maximum amount that any collector can receive in any given year which starts July 1st is $300.00 I originally thought that it was $300.00 per $1500 perchase, but it does not matter if someone buys $4500.00 worth of solids they will only get a maximum of $300.00 which will be issued in a form of a voucher and will be able to be redeemed only the following year on subsequent purchases. Which means, we will have to buy under our husbands, sons, daughters etc....and buy only $1500.00 per person.
They are doing this in order to cut Neiman and Saks out of the market, but I think if we call our reps at these stores, they will probably match the discounts and do even better..... Lets get together on this one.
Posted 06 June 2004 - 09:10 PM
What are you talking about?? You need to explain this to me I don't understand what you mean.
Posted 08 June 2004 - 08:33 AM
All the stores offer some kind of incentive to buy from them and the Las Vegas store & NYC Spa are offering gift certificates instead of a bag of cosmetics.
$50 for $999, $150 for $1000 to $1499 and $300 for $1500.
Neiman's plan is $125 gift certificate for $5000 spent. All of the offers from the stores offering gift certificatres have fine print you have to read to see if the plan fits your needs.
Suzanne-I am at a loss as how we are getting "screwed".
We have the choice to buy were ever we want - some people want the free lipstick and some of us prefer gift certifcates to use to buy more solids.
Offering us a new choice is just that- a new choice- I prefer gift cerificates( used my $50 on the barn) as I have enough lipstick to last for the next 50 years.
Posted 08 June 2004 - 09:28 AM
I didn't make it to the convention but will be in Vegas for summenr break in 3 weeks- I will look for all your dust tho-
I talked to my rep at EL in Cesars and ordered my new pieces which I can hopefully pick up when I am there- Sipan explained the voucher thing to me and I was kinda excited about it- After all every time I would buy something I got free lipsticks and or face powder stuff- I am glad to get a monetary break on my next purchase instead - Ann says she has enough free lipstick for the next 50 years?? Well guess how long my free lipsticks are gonna last- they normally give out the dead colors anyway- my lady friends don't even want them- let alone to the womans shelter I donate them to-= So a voucher is a 'Good" thing for me
Posted 08 June 2004 - 10:12 AM
I think what Suzanne is refering to is if you spend $1,501.00 and beyond. You won't receive anything beyond the $300.00. So if you planned on buying solids that cost up to $2,500.00. It would benefit you to have someone order/purchase $1,000.00 worth of solids on your behalf. Than you would get and extra montary gift.
Posted 08 June 2004 - 10:15 AM
Posted 08 June 2004 - 10:29 AM
I agree with you. I would much rather receive money/credit to use towards my next purchase of an EL solid than another tote bag. I already have a ton of tote bags and makeup.
Posted 08 June 2004 - 04:35 PM
Poodle - Julia Rice - Maryland
Posted 08 June 2004 - 04:52 PM
Call the store and get the details. The name is True Rewards Program. You have to register for the program but if you call the store they should be able to do it by phone. IMHO they should have registered you and they may already have. You need to ask them if they did. They mail you the certificate when they update every 6 months.
You have 6 month to redeem it from the issue date.
I will try to put the fine print on tonight.
Posted 08 June 2004 - 10:42 PM
Thanks for explaining the vouchers. Sounds like a good idea. It's always fun to get a little extra back.
Posted 08 June 2004 - 11:18 PM
Did not get in until 2 a.m. Tuesday morning (today) and am still fighting the time difference.
As far as the "True Rewards" program goes, I believe it only applies to purchases made at the Las Vegas Store or from the Manhasset Store. Strictly an Estee Lauder Stand Alone Store promotion, and it's been going on for years. You can use the Voucher for solids, or for make-up, creams, etc. The amount of a "True Reward" depends on how much one spends in a fiscal year (January through December.) I believe it's done once or twice a year, but am not sure. You can check with Micky or your SA in Las Vegas. They're very happy to explain it to anyone interested.
Regarding the solids, am still thinking them over. Believe it or not, I LOVE the Monkey! He's my favorite of the Leiber solids. I'll post what photo's I took at the brunch, but they're nowhere near as good as Jack's or Ann and Ken's!
You really have to see them in real life to appreciate how pretty they are, but I'm getting a little tired of the ladybug too. Enough already!
Here goes...strictly from an amateur's lense:
The 3 Jay Strongwaters...
And my own personal favorite...The Monkey!
Attempted to load the "General Distribution" but am afraid I've exceeded my limit!
Will try them again later in another post.
Had a wonderful time at the Convention, met many wonderful people, but it's so good to be home.
Am I the only one who noticed the heat? It might be "dry" heat but 109 degree's is a teensy bit hot for me. And that was in the shade!
Posted 08 June 2004 - 11:32 PM
Let's see if I have room for the Boot!
That's it for my pix of the solids....it was a super fun Convention! Thank you to everyone for being so welcoming...truly a fantastic group of people!
Posted 08 June 2004 - 11:49 PM
On the other hand, Lisa and Ann have a good point also. It's always a pleasant surprise to get a "reward" just for buying things we love.
Go ahead...fight amongst yourselves and get back to me!
Posted 09 June 2004 - 12:09 AM
Posted 09 June 2004 - 12:35 AM
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