We are mere hours away from the release of the brand now Annual Catalogue for 2015-2016 and in addition to the excitement generated by this event every year, this year there's a bonus twist - one that I've never known to happen in more than nine years since I started as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.
Tuesday June 2nd 2015 is the FINAL day that you can purchase retiring items from the 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue, many of them heavily discounted.
It is also the FINAL day that you can purchase items from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue that won't be carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue.
The fun twist is that Tuesday June 2nd 2015 is also the FIRST day that you can purchase all new products from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue
Here's a pictorial guide to help you out...
But that's not all...
As any viable company must do, Stampin' Up! continually evaluate their pricing to ensure they're offering high-quality, competitively-priced products while also remaining profitable. To that end, some product lines will increase in price with the release of the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue, inclusive of ink pads and refills, the Bigshot machine and cutting pads, cardstock, extra large punches, background stamps and Project Life Card Collections.
The GREAT news is that on the transition day of June 2nd, when all catalogues are available to purchase from, items carrying over from the 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue to the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue will be available at their current (lesser) price before they are increased on June 3rd - this is your official heads up!
In addition, the Stampin' Rewards - previously known as Hostess Benefits - will be undergoing quite a simplification process, going from seven different earning brackets to just four.
The transition day of June 2nd will be the final day on which the outgoing Hostess Benefits will apply with hostess exclusive stamp sets from ALL THREE catalogues being available for selection. That's FOURTEEN different, hostess-exclusive, specially priced stamp sets, available all at once. For one day only.
Clearly, it's not going to be an option to pull together a Stampin' Up! party with such minimal notice, and luckily, you won't have to in order to take advantage of the rewards.
Any order that reaches the minimum level for Hostess Benefits ($300) is eligible to select the applicable rewards, and with so many catalogues and products to select from when putting together your order, there's a good chance you could be choosing some free gear for yourself.
Here's a recap of what's available on this once in my stampin' lifetime opportunity - between the hours of 2am (AEST) June 2nd and midnight (AEST) June 3rd, you can:
- purchase brand new products from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue
- purchase carryover items from the 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue at 2014-2015 prices before price increases take effect
- purchase retiring items from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue
- purchase retiring items from the 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue, many at up to 50% discount
- take advantage of 2014-2015 Hostess Benefits
- choose from 14 exclusively available hostess stamp sets
- select from current Weekly Deals at 25% off
- select from currently available Clearance Rack items at up to 80% off
At the time of writing this post, the online store was undergoing the transition and not available to link up directly to the different categories mentioned above. There's a chance I might be able to pop in and amend this tomorrow (it is very nearly bed time for this sleepy stamper...!) but if you come across this post any time on June 2nd, I would strongly suggest you head on over to my online store and have a good old-fashioned poke around to see how you can make this catalogue transition work for you!