Monday, April 6, 2015

doTERRA April 2015 Promotions and Incentives

All of the Wellness Advocates that consistently take advantage of doTERRA's monthly promotions know that the special "buy 200PV to get a great gift" opportunities only come around about once a quarter. Last month was the "Dive into Deep Blue" promotion, where you could earn a free 5ml Deep Blue essential oil and a tube of Deep Blue Rub.

As has frequently happened in the past, this promotion has been extended into the first 15 days of April. So if you missed it last month, now is your chance -- or if you're like me, it's a time to stock up on a few other extras as well as getting more Deep Blue. This is a $60 value (give or take), so by ordering 200 PV on an LRP order you effectively end up with around 330 PV worth of value (30% LRP rewards plus the Deep Blue).

Along with the continuing Deep Blue offering, the Product of the Month for April is DigestZen, so you can get an extra 5ml DigestZen oil blend if you place an LRP order before April 15. DigestZen is normally $32 wholesale for a 15ml bottle, so this is basically an $11 free bonus for ordering 125PV or more on an LRP order. As the name implies, DigestZen supports a healthy digestive system, helps with stomach discomfort, and it's great to have to help stave off nausea among other things. (My wife just used some last night in fact.)

Finally, the 10% off for April is on Melaleuca, normally $20 per bottle so this month it's $18 wholesale. Often called "tea tree", Melaleuca is good for improving your skin and helping you look and feel healthier. It also has cleansing properties, supports your immune system, and is good for cleaning scrapes and bruises.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

doTERRA March 2015: Dive Into Deep Blue Incentive

March has rolled in like... well, more like a lamb where I'm located, though maybe others are feeling it's a bit more lion-like? Anyway, with the new month comes a new promotion from doTERRA, and this is a good one. As with most previous offers, this one requires you to purchase at least 200PV worth of product in a single order; do that and you get both a 5ml bottle of Deep Blue along with a 4 oz. tube of Deep Blue Rub. Wholesale price for these two is normally $62, so that's a great deal (and best price you'd find retail would be Amazon, where the two products would cost $67).

There are a couple other items to note. First is that this time, doTERRA is limiting the number of Deep Blue promotions any single account can receive to four -- so four separate 200+ PV orders can be redeemed this month. Second, the promotion is for March only, so from March 1 to 31; anything before or after those dates doesn't qualify. There's also a note saying you can ask for an exception if your order is over 175PV but not over 200PV, but there's no guarantee you'll receive it.

Both products are great for soothing pain and soreness in muscles and joints -- and I'm glad I have some right now, as I got tackled by my nephew recently and he ended up causing me a sore lower back. I should be okay in a week or so, but in the meantime I'm putting some Deep Blue on my lower back a couple of times per day, and especially right before bed; it feels much better, let me tell you!

Along with the Deep Blue promotion, doTERRA is also offering a free 15ml Wild Orange for any LRP order of 125PV placed before March 15. Since I've already placed an order for 200PV, this is basically a free extra (normally valued at $10). Wild Orange is good for purifying and it also is a great mood enhancer.

Last but not least, there's a 10% discount this month on the On Guard Foaming Hand Wash with two dispensers. Note that this discount does not apply to any other On Guard products, so if you just want the Foaming Hand Wash refills, you'll pay the regular price.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

doTERRA February 2015 Promotions: Cypress and Verage

This month is a "quiet" month typically, as there are a few ongoing promotions but nothing new has been announced. So while the New Year, New You promotion continues, all we really have to discuss right now are the updated Product of the Month and 10% Discount items. I suppose I can also mention that the latest edition of both the doTERRA Leadership and Living magazines are available as well, if you'd like to read those or use them as something to get people involved with doTERRA. They have some great articles and stories as well as other ideas to help you get started and stay motivated, so if you haven't checked them out I'd recommend them.

Moving on to the Product of the Month, for February it's a full 15ml bottle of Cypress oil. I've had friends successfully use it with children that are having bed wetting problems... and I've also had friends where they say it didn't help at all. It's a woodsy oil and I find it has a pleasant aroma, and I've also used it on my wrists to help with soreness due to RSI. The normal price is $14 wholesale, or you can find it on Amazon for $17, so really we're talking about spending $25 extra beyond the normal 100 PV LRP order to get $42 worth of product -- not a bad deal at all.

The 10% discount item is something I admit we haven't had a chance to use yet, the Verage Immortelle Hydrating Serum. The wholesale price is normally $65, but this is one you can also get as part of a kit, the Verage Care Collection. I suspect some people are buying the kit and selling the individual items online or something, as you can currently find the Verage Immortelle Hydrating Serum for just $46.50 at Amazon -- though I don't know how long that will stick around. The Care Collection contains four products, Verage Cleanser, Toner, Immortelle Hydrating Serum, and Moisturizer; purchased separately the wholesale price is $140, but in the collection you can get them all for $84.50.

On a related note, I don't know for sure why doTERRA decided to do away with several of the old Essential Skin Care products and create a new Verage series, but I believe it had to do with changing the formulas to remove some questionable ingredients. By changing the name, they can ensure people won't read outdated information on ingredients and such.

The old Facial Cleanser for example contains: Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycol Stearate, Laureth-4, Melaleuca alternifolia (Melaleuca) Leaf Oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Macadamia ternifolia Seed Oil, Brassica juncea (Mustard) Sprout Extract, Brassica oleracea italica (Broccoli) Sprout Extract, Brassica oleracea botrytis (Cauliflower) Sprout Extract, Brassica oleracea capitata (Cabbage) Sprout Extract, Brassica oleracea acephala Sprout Extract, Wasabi japonica Root Extract, Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract, Maris Aqua (Sea Water), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, and Polyether-1 -- whew! That's quite the long list, isn't it? 31 ingredients, with many that have scientific names I would have to look up to pronounce.

By comparison, the new Verage Cleanser ingredients are: Water, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Olivoyl/Cocoyl Aminoacids Fructoside, Xanthan Gum, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Citrus Sinensis (Wild Orange) Oil Expressed, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Herb Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Melaleuca) Leaf Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Sodium Levulinate, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Amara Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata Fruit Extract, Citrus Sinensis Peel Extract, Sodium Anisate, Benzyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, and Sodium Phytate. That's 23 ingredients, and doTERRA has product sheets explaining each one. So basically, that's why they phased out the old and brought in the new.

Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2015: Happy New Year (New You), More Frankincense, etc.

Since doTERRA first launched, every December in time for Christmas they have offered the Frankincense promotion. I'm not sure about the first few years, but since I joined up in 2012 they have also followed up with an extension of the Frankincense promotion into the first 15 days of January. That has happened once again, which means if you put together another 200PV order for this month, you get a second $70 value 15ml bottle of Frankincense. And you know I'm definitely going to do that!

Last year doTERRA also started a "New Year, New You" promotion, which is being offered again this year. The short summary is that if you hold a class in the first two months of 2015, you can offer attendees an extra incentive to join doTERRA. Register your class and anyone who attends and then signs up with at least a 100PV order (and who wouldn't do at least 100PV!?) and then has a 100PV or larger LRP order the next month will receive 100 Rewards Points. In other words, they get 300PV or products for the price of 200PV, not to mention any other incentives that they might receive.

Note that this is also available to anyone who signs up right now! So if you've been thinking, "Yeah, doTERRA sounds like a good MLM to work with", now is a great time to join up! Think of it this way: you join at a class this week, and you get together with your upline contact (the person who helped you sign up) and say, "I want to do my own class next week!" Register for the New Year, New You event and then when people come to your class, they too have a chance to receive an extra 100PV of doTERRA products. You could even do more than one class!

Let me run a few numbers by you if you're still hesitant. If you can get 10 people to a class, and if your upline contacts are worth anything, you should be able to sign up at least three people, and four or five isn't all that crazy. But let's just stick with 10 attendees per class and a 30% sign up rate. If you do one class and sign up three people, and they want the extra 100PV of product so they do a 100PV sign up order and a 100PV LRP next month, that means you have 600+ PV of orders. Fast Start bonuses pay out weekly at 20%, so right there you would receive around $120 in Fast Start bonuses.

But that's being very conservative, because most people that sign up will want either the Family Physician Kit ($150/110PV) or if they're really interested they should get a diffuser with their kit. The Home Essentials Kit comes with the Petal diffuser along with nine of the most popular oils in 15ml bottles and a 5ml Deep Blue bottle, with a price of $275/225PV. On average, I'd suggest anyone signing up is more likely to buy closer to 150PV on their first order, and another 125PV on their LRP order (so they receive the free Product of the Month), meaning three people would more likely give you 825PV in volume and $165 in Fast Start bonuses.

Get people to sign up before the 15th with a 200PV order and they also get the free 15ml Frankincense, while you potentially earn an even better Fast Start bonus! And if you do this twice with two classes, and you're well on your way to creating sustainable supplemental income with doTERRA, and you can help improve the health of your friends and family in the process. So if you're interested in doing this and you want to sign up with my team, please send me an email after you register and let's talk! I'm more than happy to help you reach your goals, and if I can't I'm sure my upline leaders can.

Moving on, let's also talk about the Product of the Month for January: Grapefruit. No, it's not the Pink Grapefruit, but that's okay because the two are basically the same -- just two different sources to make sure the supply is available and renewable. Grapefruit is reportedly great for helping combat candida yeast, among other things, and you get a full 15ml bottle (a $16 wholesale value). It's one of several citrus oils as well, which always have a nice invigorating smell.

Finally, if you're interested in a 10% discount, the DDR Prime Softgels are 10% off this month. I actually don't really like the softgels, simply because I did the math and determined the 30ml bottle of DDR Prime essential oil blend is a better deal. But I will say, the softgels are very convenient and don't taste bitter, which the oil blend generally does. I've also been buying the On Guard, DigestZen, and TriEase softgels -- always good to have on hand in a pinch!

Anyway, welcome to a new year, and let's all work to make the world a better place, one small step at a time. I'm also trying to get motivated to do the annual STP bike ride again this summer, which means right about now is a great time to start training -- just in time for my New Years' Resolution to exercise more. I've got a fitness band to help me track my steps at least, so that's one step in the right direction. :-)