Karaoke!

We have finalised a date for the planned karaoke evening at Trouble.

The details are as follows:
Wednesday 30 November 7-30 pm to late.
Trouble Bar 4299 Knoppiesdoring Road Randpark Ridge (that is the entrance, but the bar overlooks Beyers Naude). It is a block north of Lifestyle Nursery on Beyers Naude and is thus easily reached from the highway.
Entry fee is R75 which gets you a complimentary drink (on presentation of the ticket) and additional discounts. Contact us for details re tickets.

Priscilla’s staff will of course be available to assist those of you who may need help with shopping, makeup etc before heading out to Trouble. Please book any services you may need.
Please check out our latest newsletter for details regarding membership options as well.

There is a Facebook event that you can take  a look at as well.

In the interests of transparency, please note that access to Trouble is FREE the R75 ticket charge is a fee that is being levied by Priscilla’s, NOT Trouble. This is being done to defray some of the expenses that we at Priscilla’s Services incur when organising these events for you our valued Priscilla’s clients. Frankly if we do not make some money out of these events it is simply not worth our while to organise them and then we all lose. We have therefore charged a smallish fee and are giving value back in an effort to make this financially worthwhile for us and to ensure that we can continue to offer these events that so many of you quite clearly want.
Anyone is welcome to attend the karaoke evening at Trouble (whether a Priscilla’s client or not) and as I noted there is no cover charge at Trouble this is a Priscilla’s fee. So you can attend the karaoke evening as a guest of Priscilla’s and pay or attend on your own and not pay a cent other than the drinks you consume. This is your choice.

So why should you pay the fee, I hear you all ask?
Well, we are offering a complimentary drink as well as additional discounts on the Priscilla’s services you may use going forward which equates to the same value as the cost of the ticket on the evening.  If you would rather not pay the fee, that is your choice, but then you do not get the value that we are creating through the ticketing process.

The ticketing system is also a way of us confirming numbers, seeing that people who say they are attending actually attend and ensuring that this becomes a financially worthwhile exercise for us.

Sorry for the long justification but it seems some people out there think we are trying to extort money from people. This is not our intention at all. We are simply finding ways of making this economically viable for us and meeting the needs of our clients.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Trouble on 30 November.

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November Newsletter

This year has flown by we are already in November and soon the mad rush around Christmas will be in full swing. I hope that everyone is not too busy trying to wrap up all those projects that were started but not yet completed and that you are all finding the time to be the real you amidst the rush.

As usual I would like to welcome all our new clients to the Priscilla’s fold and also thank all our existing clients for your ongoing support. It is our pleasure and our privilege to serve such an amazing group of people. It is especially nice to meet you all face to face from time to time and get to know you all a little bit better each time.

As I am sure you all know we had a lovely Saturday night Cocktail Party in late October. If you missed it, you can read all about it here.
We are planning a second Saturday night event, once again in conjunction with Mantopia on 17 December. More about that in later messages.
We are also arranging a midweek outing to Trouble on a Wednesday night in November. Wednesday nights are Trouble’s karaoke nights. Unfortunately I will not be able to sing -the karaoke machine manufacturers have all taken out restraining orders against me, but I will certainly be joining you for all the fun. We will be sending out more details in a few days time for those who are interested.
We are also looking at the possibility of organising a block booking to go and see the stage production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert which is coming to Johannesburg in April 2017.
We would as always love to hear from you what specific outings and socials may interest you.

On a related note, please note that we have had to start charging a small administration fee for our outings. Whilst it is wonderful to meet you all and spend time with you, the organisation takes quite a lot of effort and we need to recover some of our expenses. We will therefore be charging a fee per outing. Each outing’s fee will be advised on an ad hoc basis. This fee will be in addition to any cover charges, ticket costs etc that maybe charged by the venue.

We have started purchasing the tiles, some of the fittings and have approved the quote for work to commence on our permanent venue. We should start work on 19 December and we hope to be up and running very early in 2017.

We have had a marked increase in demand for storage in recent months. We have therefore had to increase our monthly storage/rental fee. With effect from 1 January 2017 rental fess will be increasing from R250 per month to R350 per month. Anyone who is on a long term package will only experience the price increase from the time that they renew their rental.

We have decided to start offering membership packages in addition to the ad hoc services we offer. These packages offer considerable value to you and allow you to budget more easily than in the past. We will be launching them officially in 2017 as soon as the venue becomes available, but we are pleased to offer all existing contacts an ‘early bird’ special. If you sign up and pay in advance for a package before 31 January 2017 you will get your first month’s membership free. Membership can be paid for in advance on a monthly, semi-annual or annual basis. Membership is only valid as long as you are a paid up member. Semi-annual and annual memberships enjoy discounted rates, contact us for a quote if you want to pay on this basis.

All memberships include up to three uses of our permanent facility per month (this will only be redeemable as and when the venue becomes available). Please note that the use of the facility needs to be booked and it is available on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee availability and you can only book the facility a maximum of six weeks in advance. Unused bookings of the facility will incur a penalty of R250 per incident. This is done to prevent people from abusing the system and block booking the facility when they have no intention of using it.
Please see below a selection of membership packages on offer:
Package: Meryl Streep
Benefits
1 x photography session every second month and
25% off entry to all Priscilla’s events that are charged at less than R150 and
5% off all other Priscilla’s services offered and
1 x shopping service every second month or
1 x makeover every second month
Value: R787.50
Monthly Fee: R335.00
You Save: R452.50

Package: Sharon Stone
Benefits:
1 x locker per month for storage and
1 x photography session every second month and
25% off entry to all Priscilla’s events that are charged at less than R150 and
5% off all other Priscilla’s services offered and
1 x shopping service every second month or
1 x makeover every second month
Value: R1 137.50
Monthly Fee: R480.00
You Save: R657.50

Package: Julia Roberts
Benefits:
1 x photography session every month and
1 x makeover every month and
25% off entry to all Priscilla’s events that are charged at less than R150 and
5% off all other Priscilla’s services offered
Value: R1 150.00
Monthly Fee: R490.00
You Save: R660.00

Package: Sophia Loren
Benefits:
1 x locker per month for storage and
1 x photography session every month and
1 x makeover every month and
25% off entry to all Priscilla’s events that are charged at less than R150 and
7% off all other Priscilla’s services offered
Value: R1 500.00
Monthly Fee: R645.00
You Save: R855.00

Package: Marilyn Monroe
Benefits:
1 x locker per month for storage and
1 x photography session every month and
1 x makeover every month and
1 x  shopping service every second month and
25% off entry to all Priscilla’s events that are charged at less than R150 and
10% off all other Priscilla’s services offered
Value: R1 875.00
Monthly Fee: R800.00
You Save: R1 075.00

Package: Grace Kelly
Benefits:
2 x lockers per month for storage and
2 x photography sessions every month and
1 x makeover every month and
1 x shopping service every month and
100% off entry to all Priscilla’s events that are charged at less than R150 and
12% off all other Priscilla’s services offered
Value: R3 850.00
Monthly Fee: R1 650.00
You Save: R2 200.00

Notes
The shopping service works as follows: you tell us what you want to buy, your size requirements, budget and any other preferences. We then purchase these on your behalf and deliver them to you. You pay for the items at cost. Each service is rendered for a maximum of ten items per client per service. These services differ to our ‘shopping experience‘, which is when we take you shopping with us on an accompanied outing. The shopping experience is thus different and does not form part of your membership benefits at this time.
Should you have an existing rental agreement in place and want to supplement this with a membership package, please contact us so that we can assist you. We will ensure that you do not lose any value.
Unused benefits do not ‘roll over’ into subsequent periods, nor do they accumulate in any way.
Benefits are not transferable.

We look forward to seeing you all at the functions that are coming up. As always please do not hesitate to contact us if you need anything. we are here to help.