I just have to shout it from the roof top how much I love Stampin’ Up! The company itself is just so outstanding and really makes it easy to represent it- yesterday Stampin’ Up! announced something that I think everyone will love- and to think that they didn’t even need to. Get ready for the Butterfly Thinlits to come back with a BANG thanks to Stampin’ Up!
Let me start from the beginning… Stampin’ Up! gets many of its items that it offers from out of the country (aside from our inks and stamps) and if you have watched the news in the last several months you may have heard about the Dock Workers Strike going on on both the East and West coast ports… This has affected Stampin’ Up! tremendously, along with almost every other business that offers imported products. I can only imagine how much money SU has lost due to this event, but that hasn’t stopped them from doing right by their customers. Once Stampin’ Up! realized that this strike wouldn’t be resolved as timely as anticipated they began having their products brought in by air freight (which I can only assume is WAY more expensive than shipping it). this was the only way to get the products to the distribution center in a timely manner and thus to their customers without a hiccup.
SO, having said ALL that… Stampin’ Up! was hoping to have the Butterfly thinlits in stock in time for Sale-A-Bration, and when that didn’t happen then they were anticipating for them to be available in time for the FREE SHIPPING that just ended, well needless to say that didn’t happen either. So Stampin’ Up! went and decided to offer something awesome- that realistically they didn’t need to. This strike was no doing of Stampin’ Up!, they can’t control the failed negotiations of the parties involved and they can’t control the negative effects that the process has caused. But what they decided to do made me so proud to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!
Here is what Stampin’ Up! announced yesterday-
“We realize you and your customers may be disappointed you were not able to purchase the Thinlits in time to receive Sale-A-Bration rewards–especially in the discounted bundles. Therefore, from the day Butterflies Thinlits are again available through April 30, we are bringing you two special offers:
- Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!
- Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!”
- Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
- Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
- Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)
That is AWESOME SAUCE!!! I am so excited about this, because I know I personally have several stampers who have been dying to get their hot little hands on this product and have been frustrated that it hasn’t happened.
So when you ask yourself “why would I purchase products from Stampin’ Up! when I can get something similar at the big box craft store” think to yourself… would that big box craft store do this for you? You know that they have LOTS of products that just simply aren’t available due to this same issue, but are they rewarding you for waiting? Are they giving you bonuses for remaining loyal when frustration sets in?
I am pretty sure I know the answer… and so do you. Stampin’ Up! is AWESOME! As soon as the BUTTERFLIES THINLITS are in stock and available I will post it here, but you will see a much more “real-time” update about this on my FACEBOOK PAGE, or on INSTAGRAM– so if you don’t already follow me there take a moment and do it so you will know ASAP!
Remember that the REGISTRATION DEADLINES for many classes are approaching in the next few days. If you haven’t registered already, take a few more moments and do that. I would love to have you come to a local class but if your location or schedule will not allow please consider the BY-MAIL or ONLINE ONLY versions, they’re awesome too!