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A Diabolical Event at Hannaford In Albany, NY

Posted by Arlene Reinhart Johnson on June 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday I executed a Starbucks Event.  Starbucks came out with an instant coffee in Vanilla Latte and Caffe Mocha and it is very good.  However, this event did not start out on the right path...

It was originally scheduled for June 2nd, but there was no supply in the stores so the event had to be moved to a later date.  The event was moved and still no supply in the stores.  Now, I could have scheduled other events on these dates, but c'est la vie.  Anyway, the company pushed the event off again and this time I could not execute the event due to my scheduled vacation.  So another brand ambassador was called in and she turned out to be unreliable.  She was scheduled twice for the event and never followed through.  When I came back from vacation, the Starbucks box was still sitting on my porch waiting for her to pick up, so I scheduled the event again!  The day before the event I tried to call the store, the phones were not working!  I tried to activate my debit card, the card could not be activated!  I had to get that straightened out.  Finally, on June 18th, I arrive at the store to have this event and more fun began!  The carts locked up on me.  Yup, diabolical event!!!  I would unload the car with all my supplies and then I couldn't move the cart.  So I got another cart, same thing happened.  I put everything back in the car, head toward the store, hat blowing off my head as I am running through the parking lot and when I get inside I spoke with customer service.  An employee there told me the carts lock up so people won't take them from the parking lot.  It was suggested that I move the car closer to the store and try it again.  I move the car.  It doesn't matter, three more carts locked up! Take the stuff out of one cart, move it to another cart... again and again!  Now I need to get help from the store and as I am walking quickly through the parking lot I hear, "Hey, I got your cart!"  A hippy looking dude or homeless man (couldn't tell) is  trying to push my cart on two wheels toward the store!  He was watching me with a group of his  "people"/"folks"/"friends" and thought he would help. I thanked him and told him to stop by for a cup of coffee in about a half hour.

A half hour later, I am still not set up.  I cannot find the vendor cart because the store is using it for one of their events, but then I finally find it. As I am setting up, the nice hippy guy finds me and wants a cup of coffee.  I told him to just give me a few more minutes to setup and by now I am really flustered!  He said, "Don't worry, it will all come together." Well, as it turned out he was right it did all "come together".  

He came back, got his Starbuck Coffee sample and I gave him a box to take back to his "people", "folks" or "friends".  All and all the event was a success and quite a few boxes of Starbucks Instant Coffee sold!

Feeling Determined

Posted by Arlene Reinhart Johnson on May 2, 2014 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

What a busy time for events! I will be promoting Straight Talk, Nestlé Purina Beyond, MillerCoors and various food products all within the next two months!:D

Always Surprised!

Posted by Arlene Reinhart Johnson on October 1, 2013 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

One thing about doing the events, you just never know who or what is going to come up to your table...


Yep, brand ambassadors could have a reality show.

Increasing Sales

Posted by Arlene Reinhart Johnson on September 6, 2013 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Fact: On an average day a brand ambassador will lift sales 656%! How many FB likes would it take to do that?

This Post Is A Long Time Coming...

Posted by Arlene Reinhart Johnson on March 18, 2013 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Again!

It has been so long since I have posted an entry.  I have been busy with the brand ambassador work and I have had the opportunity to work with so many terrific companies and products since the last wine tasting in October.  Here is the list of products I proudly represented here in this area:

The SodaStream Machine; Bed, Bath & Beyond - I swear every Christmas tree had one under it!  Why should you go to the store and purchase your soda, when you can make it at home, the way you want it.  No bottles to return and most importantly it is better for you! 

Breville Coffee Maker; Bed, Bath & Beyond - I can simply say this is a state of the art coffee maker!  This fully programable machine, grinds the beans and prepares the coffee all in one push of a button!

Bosch Beverage Machine, Bed; Bath & Beyond - Just the name stands for quality!  This machine works like a charm!

Svelte CalNaturale; Fresh Market - An energy drink that tastes good and helps you look good!

Xochitl (Pronounced S-oh-cheel) Chips; Fresh Market - Light and flavorful chips.  Tastes great with their very own salsa!

Bonnie's Jams; Fresh Market - Terrific tasting jams in different flavors!  Bonnie captures the fresh fruit flavors by cooking the jams with a touch of sugar, fresh lemon juice and perfectly ripened fruit. Peach Ginger is my personal favorite!

Lucky Layla; Fresh Market - Drinkable yogurt from a Texas farm.  Yummy and great to take on the run!

Lindt Chocolate Easter Event; Target - Lindt Easter Chocolate is the #1 chocolate in Easter Baskets!  How could anyone pass those bunnies up?!

Straight Talk Cell Phone Plan; Walmart - A low monthly rate of $45.00/month!  Can't beat that in a world of confusing and expensive cell phone plans!

Also, I had the opportunity to work for the following popular cosmetic companies at Rite Aid:


Cover Girl

Oil Of Olay



Hopefully, the next few months are just as busy and exciting!

Yes, The Christmas Rush In Retail Is Beginning Folks!

Posted by Arlene Reinhart Johnson on October 22, 2012 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (2)

In September I was selected to promote the Yankee Team Fragrance and I have been doing 2-3 events per weekend throughout October!

The pace really picked up starting with the Serta Mattress Event during Columbus Day weekend at Sam's Club.  Then the Grand Opening of the new Target store in Glenville, NY was upon us! Target in Glenville has been keeping me busy with greeting customers and giving away many different samples every weekend.  Some of the different samples have included food, vitamins and cleaning products.  The residents of Glenville are all thrilled to have a Target in their area because Glenville does not have a lot of shopping centers. 

I also have a wine tasting coming up on Saturday, October 27th at BJ's Wholesale Club for once again, Los Vascos Wine!  Always looking forward to that.  :)

Nawgan Event - Good For Your Noggin

Posted by Arlene Reinhart Johnson on August 16, 2012 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

On Friday, August 24th I will be promoting Nawgan at Fresh Market in Latham. Has anyone ever tried this drink?


Nawgan is an alertness beverage, scientifically formulated with natural ingredients to increase focus and concentration.

Natural (no artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives)

Healthy (low sugar, low calorie, low sodium)


Cognizin is the key ingredient – it promotes brain activity for focus and concentration.

Caffeine also provides a boost for alertness, similar to a cup of coffee.

All other ingredients provide general support for brain health.

Fresh Market is always a fun place to work.  They carry healthy, interesting products.


GaGa Gourmet Sherbet Event

Posted by Arlene Reinhart Johnson on July 27, 2012 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Would you like to try some GaGa?  It's the ONLY Gourmet Sherbet on the market!  Refreshing with a touch of cream!  It is "Better" for you than ice cream and "Better" than your typical sherbet. That's why we call it SherBetter.

GaGa is what the family called their grandmother and the Original Lemon was GaGa's recipe. It's all natural, no artificial preservatives, flavors, or sweeteners and is wheat and gluten free.

GaGa has 400% less fat than a super premium ice cream.  Super premium ice creams have 16% dairy. Sorbets have no dairy.

GaGa also makes mobelty bars which are all about 100 calories and just a "2" on the Weight Watchers scale!

No connection to Lady Gaga, but GaGa Sherbet is giving a portion of the rainbow pint sales to Lady Gaga's BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION in an effort to help stop bullying and empower youth!

Stop by and see me at Fresh Market in Latham, NY tomorrow and try some GaGa Sherbet.

Cover Girl, Almay and Maybelline Event For Rite Aid

Posted by Arlene Reinhart Johnson on June 26, 2012 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

What a fun time at the Rite Aid grand re-opening in South Glens Falls, NY on Saturday, June 23! Everyone from Rite Aid was so friendly and clearly having a great time.

There was a DJ, contests, sales and wellness information tables setup.  A few ladies stopped by my table for makeup advice and there were a few that allowed me to do makeovers on them.  I also distributed goody bags with a few samples and coupons.  At the end of the day I raffled off a beautiful wellness basket for Rite Aid.