Monday, June 11, 2012

Independent Consultants can Beat "BigBox".ca on THRIVE prices



Best Deal or Not Best Deal - that is the Question 

Should I Buy the THRIVE package from the "bigbox".ca store or my friendly Independent Consultant? 

I am told that I cannot use the actual 'name' of the bigbox store that lists these THRIVE packages on their website. (What's with that?) In order to comply I have eliminated their 'name', but I'm thinking you have a pretty good idea who I'm talking about.
Question #1 is: can they or can they not, beat your friendly Independent Consultant in price? Question #2 is: even if they can by a slim margin, isn't the personal service, ability to try the foods in your own home, and the education you receive from your Independent Consultant worth it?
When its all about the money - then where is the better deal?
Let me make it easier for you. I've done the math.

Costco.ca currently offers two packages online. One TVP and one called a Starter Package
Your friendly Independent Consultant will be happy to match those prices bytheway, but do you really want them to? Let me show you the details.

CXXXXX option on the TVP package sells for $99.99
Shelf Reliance® Thrive®  Meat Textured Vegetable Protein  Variety PackTurn to the Thrive® Meat Variety Pack for a healthy, delicious meal anytime! Casseroles, soups, pot pies, sloppy joes, tacos, and a multitude of other menu options are easy when you have this variety pack in your pantry! This package comes with six different types of MSG-free meat textured vegetable protein’s (TVP) including ham, sausage, chicken, beef, sloppy joe and taco. All meat TVP’s require minimal preparation (just add water) and have a ten year shelf life. Thrive® Textured Vegetable Protein's are used primarily as a substitute for real meats.
Features:
  • 263 total servings
  • Freeze-dried products have up to 10-year shelf life if unopened
  • Shelf life varies per can/product (see individual cans for optimum shelf life suggestions)
  • High protein
  • Easy preparation instructions and recipes on every can
  • To rehydrate, soak meat TVP in hot water for 5 - 10 minutes, drain and enjoy
  • The THRIVE® Meat TVP Variety Pack contains one can of each of the following:
    - Freeze-dried chicken TVP (45 servings)
    - Freeze-dried beef TVP (44 servings)
    - Freeze-dried ham TVP (44 servings)
    - Freeze-dried sausage TVP (45 servings)
    - Freeze-dried sloppy joe TVP (43 servings)
    - Freeze-dried taco TVP (42 servings)
bytheway - for your information, the above information says 'meat', but take note of the line that says "used primarily as a substitute for real meat". TVP - textured vegetable protein, is not meat. It is a meat replacement. Perfect for vegetarians, or those who would like to reduce the amount of meat they eat, or those who would like to extend their meat with a more economical source of protein.

At $99.99, this package works out to an average of $16.50 per can.
If you purchased this from your friendly Independent Consultant, and asked her for the 'party price' you would pay the following.
TVP Chicken = $11.59
TVP Beef = $11.79
TVP Ham = $12.69
TVP Sausage - $12.49
TVP Sloppy Joe - $17.59
TVP Taco = $14.59
total = $80.74 averaging $13.46 per can. 
Add the shipping cost of $24.00 on 6 cans ($4.00 per can) for a total of $104.74,
now averaging $17.46 per can. You would pay .96 cents more a can thru your Independent Consultant. Don't worry, he/she will happily match the Costco.ca price to save you the .96 cents.
But look at the rest of the picture.
Did you know that your Independent Consultant would be happy to answer all your questions about the product and let you sample it? Did you know that she would even be willing to come into your home to do a Home Demonstration for you and your friend? And if you decide to host a party, you would receive a full 10% in FREE product when you purchase this package (or anything else you choose to buy) PLUS additonal product at 1/2 OFF depending on the total value of your party sales! Now wait a minute! THAT works out to a savings of MORE than .96 cents a can!
+ you get personalized service
+ you get your questions answered, concerns addressed by someone who knows the product
+ you get a Home Demonstration
+ you get to sample several of the products as well as some dishes prepared from them
+ you can order exactly what you want, in the amount and can sizes that suit your family, not be restricted to the 'package' as is
+ you can share the good news with your friends and family
+ you can re-order again and again at the same great savings, because you are guaranteed to love the product.

See below for the breakdown on the CXXXXX option on the Starter package for $129.99 

Shelf Reliance® Thrive®  Starter PackThe Thrive® Starter Variety Pack was designed to provide your family with a variety of great-tasting, nutritious foods that can be used in everyday menu planning. The taste and texture of meat textured vegetable protein (TVP) is consistent with real meat, making it a great addition to vegetarian diets. The freeze-dried sweet corn and broccoli are ideal as replacements for fresh vegetables in all your recipes and the freeze-dried peaches and the strawberries make excellent snacks!
Features:
  • 270 total servings
  • Freeze-dried products have up to 10-25-years shelf life if unopened
  • Shelf life varies per can/product (see individual cans for optimum shelf life suggestions)
  • High protein
  • Easy preparation instructions and recipes on every can
  • To rehydrate, soak your desired meat TVP, vegetable or fruit in hot water for 5 - 10 minutes, drain and enjoy
  • The THRIVE® Starter pack contains one can of each of the following:
    - Freeze-dried chicken TVP (45 servings)
    - Freeze-dried beef TVP (44 servings)
    - Freeze-dried sweet corn (46 servings)
    - Freeze-dried broccoli (47 servings)
    - Freeze-dried peaches (43 servings)
    - Freeze-dried strawberries (45 servings)
At $129.99, this package works out to an average of $21.64 per can.
If you purchased this from your friendly Independent Consultant, and asked her for the 'party price' you would pay the following.

FD Chicken TVP = 11.59
FD Beef TVP = 11.79
FD Sweet Corn = 15.69
FD Broccoli = 17.69
FD Peaches = 27.79
FD Strawberries = 27.89
total = $112.74 averaging $18.74 per can. 
Add the shipping cost of $24.00 on 6 cans ($4.00 per can) for a total of $136.44,
now averaging $22.74 per can. You would pay 1.07 cents more a can thru your Independent Consultant. Don't worry, he/she will happily match the Costco.ca price to save you the 1.07 cents.
But look at the rest of the picture.
Did you know that your Independent Consultant would be happy to answer all your questions about the product and let you sample it? Did you know that she would even be willing to come into your home to do a Home Demonstration for you and your friend? And if you decide to host a party, you would receive a full 10% in FREE product when you purchase this package (or anything else you choose to buy) PLUS additonal product at 1/2 OFF depending on the total value of your party sales! Now wait a minute! THAT works out to a savings of MORE than 1.07 cents a can!
+ you get personalized service
+ you get your questions answered, concerns addressed by someone who knows the product
+ you get a Home Demonstration
+ you get to sample several of the products as well as some dishes prepared from them
+ you can order exactly what you want, in the amount and can sizes that suit your family, not be restricted to the 'package' as is
+ you can share the good news with your friends and family
+ you can re-order again and again at the same great savings, because you are guaranteed to love the product.
You get the picture. Your Friendly Local Consultant, would be happy to match Costco prices when you ask, or you can take advantage of her already low prices to SAVE even more!

The party price and the Q price are the same, low price!

Q: What is the Q?
A:  a Brillaint 'pay-as-you-go' plan for you to continue to get Freeze Dried foods at the best price possible. (Much more than is available on costco.ca) All fruits, vegetables, grains, basics, meats & other proteins, dairy products and the New THRIVE Express Meals. Simply use the planner to figure out exactly what your family needs, tailor it to your family's preferences, decide on your monthly budget and presto! Exactly what you want, on your doorstep, every single month! Building your family's FOOD STORAGE or "HOME-STORE" steadily and affordably with the Best product available in the world! Highest nutrition in preserved foods. Shelf life of 25+ years! It doesn't get any better than that! 

That's the Q in a Nutshell!
Talk to your Friendly Independent Consultant to get started today.
Don't know one? Contact me @ thrivewithcindy.shelfreliance.com

- Cindy 
THRIVE: helping you become Self Reliant! 

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