When I lost over 30 pounds last year, two things motivated me: competition and the promise of new designer jeans. Chris and I crafted a two-person contest, and we worked both of those things into the schematics. Even though he ultimately won the contest, our rules provided that I still got my earned winnings, which I used to buy four pairs of jeans. The jeans then motivated me to keep the weight off, thereby proving that denim is the best weight-loss motivation tool IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.
Since I blogged our weight-loss journey, many of you have expressed to me that you would like to lose weight as well. And, since I happen to have access to hundreds of pairs of designer, name brand denim, I decided to throw a contest. Better yet, a contest where everyone can win.
Here’s the concept:
~ You weigh in with me at an open house or private fitting at the time of your choosing.
~ You lose weight.
~ For each pound you lose up to 25 pounds, you get 1% off of a pair of designer jeans from me. Simple math – if you lose 21 pounds, you get 21% off. You get the idea.
~ Many of you have told me that you need jeans to get you through the weight-loss process, so if you buy a pair when you start the contest (or have already bought a pair from me within the past 30 days), you get double points: 2% off per pound, up to 25 pounds.
…which means that you can earn up to 50% off of a pair of designer jeans that are already marked down by 50%.
…which means that you could potentially get a $200 pair of jeans for $50…AND weigh 25 pounds lighter.
~ Whenever you’re ready to cash in your pounds, you come over and weigh in again, claim your earned discount percentage, and get fitted for a perfect new pair of designer jeans.
~ After cashing in your discount, you can then start over earning 1% off per pound, up to 25 more pounds.
~ And just to sweeten the deal a little bit, the person who has the highest percentage of weight loss by October 31 also gets a completely free pair of jeans.
~ You can start any time, but the contest ends on October 31, 2012 – you must cash in your pounds by that date to get your discount.
So, to recap:
Before you ask, let me answer:
Where can I weigh in? You must weigh in with me when you decide to start the contest, and again when you cash in your discount so that the same scale is used and it can be tracked objectively. However, if you live over 50 miles away from me, I will permit you to send me a photo of your feet on your scale. But please, no cheating.
(No water-weighing, either. I’ll know it if you come to my house to weigh in and then disappear to the bathroom for an hour. I’m on septic, not sewer. Be nice.)
I reserve the right to disqualify anyone who doesn’t play by the rules. But I’m not the disqualifying type – so just play by the rules.
When can I weigh in? You can either come to an open house, a Vault party where I’m the rep, or schedule to stop by my house one day. My upcoming Open House dates are:
Tomorrow, June 26 (To start the contest as soon as possible!)
Wednesday, July 11
Friday, July 20
To set an appointment on one of the above days or to schedule a private appointment to weigh-in, leave a comment on this post and I’ll email you.
Where is my discount coming from? Not from Vault – this is NOT a company-wide promotion. Your discount is coming directly out of my Vault commissions and credits. I became a Vault rep to help rid the world of Mom Jeans, not necessarily to make a ton money. So I’m not making money from this contest (and may even lose money), but I thought it would be fun and motivational, and hey – If I give you a denim makeover, you might come back for more one day, and even bring friends.
What if I live far, far away? This contest only applies to in-person fittings – not shipping jeans. The proper fitting of denim is just too particular of a process to try and attempt long distance. So this contest only applies if you’re willing to come to Birmingham to get your jeans.
What if I’ve already lost ten pounds? That’s great – you’re on a roll! But your discount begins when you weigh in with me.
What if I don’t want you to know how much I weigh? I promise I won’t remember. I’ll put it on a spreadsheet for the contest’s sake, and then forget about it instantaneously.
What if I want to host a party when I cash in my points? That’s fine – you can use your discount on top of your hostess credit. But this promotion is only available through me, not other Vault reps. So if you’re too far for me to travel to, this doesn’t apply unless you want to pay my airfare…which kinda defeats the point (sorry!) except that you’d still get a great denim makeover.
(Side note: I just found out from Vault that all hostesses in July earn 15% party credit instead of the usual 10%. Let me know if you want to host a party.)
What sizes do you offer? We have sizes 0-24, but I personally feel like the best designed jeans that we carry are in sizes 0-15. If that helps you set your goals, so be it!
What brands do you carry? As a Vault rep, I’m not supposed to name the particular brands on this vast thing called the internet because those extremely high-end brands would get mad that we’re undercutting their retail prices at Saks Fifth Avenue. But suffice to say, we carry almost all of the major brands of designer denim, plus Vault’s own lines, also crafted by top designers. If you want to know more about the brands we carry, leave a comment and I’ll email you.
What are the price ranges? Before your weight-loss discount, they are $48-92. So if you earn the maximum discount, you could be paying as little as $24 – for designer jeans.
If you’d like to participate, comment and let me know, and we’ll schedule a time for you to weigh in!
Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions!