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Posted by Cindy Wingate, Oct 21 2006 12:15AM

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2 for 1 offer

I have paid £12 to join a scheme whereby I subside myself by providing free sessions, that cost me in terms of travel, towels, creams, time etc? Or have I misinderdtood?
George B.
Oct 21 2006 12:34AM

The purpose of the scheme is to gain you new clients, at a very reasonable cost.

The scheme was very popular with members last year, but of course it may not be for everyone.

Cindy Wingate
Oct 21 2006 1:01AM
Hmm.... ok George. Well, perhaps it is just me, but I did not realise it would be such a hefty 'discount'. After all, working for nothing is quite a committment. (I remember a similar scheme was run by a well known crisp company, a voucher from the packet got one a 'buy one get one free' curry from a local takeaway - The proprietor would divide the meat content of one between the two and add extra sauce!) I agree, for some it is probably a useful scheme... but as a mobile therapist, I think it is not a good deal at all for me personaly. Tomorrow I shall look over the information as I probably just didn't analyse it correctly.
George B.
Oct 21 2006 1:11AM

You are effectively working "half-price" not for free?

That's what 2-for-1 is, near enough, isn't it?

Cindy Wingate
Oct 21 2006 1:36AM
Well George.... I understand what you are saying. But in my case 4 x car journey which could be an hour or so away, for ONE fee, could be a deep cut. I am most likely a minority, however, and; 'The proof of the pudding...' as they say, I shall monitor with interest! Thank you for your interaction :)
George B.
Oct 21 2006 7:19PM

I just noticed that the offer terms and conditions (both offers) say that

"Any additional products associated with the chosen therapy may be charged at standard prices."

I think if you have to travel a long way twice ( they don't take both offer treatments together ) you may be able to charge that as an extra.

Do you normally charge extra if you have to travel a long way?

Generally, you may want to consider your pricing structure in light of the offer.


George B.
Oct 22 2006 12:25PM

See John Dent's post in General discussion.

He has confirmed that you can charge 2 x your travel costs.

Linden (Lin) Gregory
Oct 22 2006 7:35PM
Cindy, might also be an idea to look at the Telegraph 2 for 1 post from earlier this year.
Cindy Wingate
Oct 23 2006 5:04PM
George and Linden, I have read John's suggestion and altogether I agree the matter can be classed as resolved. Thank you for your input :)
Gillian Kenyon
May 18 2008 11:28AM
I have just received this from EMBODY - they are asking therapists to collect the vouchers and send them back. Why when we are not being paid anything for the vouchers- is it because all the other campaigns seem to have been so disasterous and EMBODY wishes to counter those claims ?.

I am however aghast that as this promotion is being run by Mosaic - and will be being paid for by Muller - why is it being taken as the second promotion for which EMBODY members have paid - It is not costing EMBODY anything - indeed, I would even ask, is this like the aborted ASDA promotion through Mosaic - are EMBODY being paid by Mosaic as well as being paid £20 by us members ?.

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