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B2 - PRAIRIE POST - Friday, October 28, 2011

Brooks Brooks resident makes a career as the ‘Tupperware lady’


Brooks’ Cindy Bird hasn’t had to pay

for her own vehicle for 19 years. It’s a nice perk, but more importantly she hopes to inspire others to follow and achieve their dreams just as she has. Many women in the area will know

Bird — she has made a career out of selling Tupperware for the past 22 years.

She started as a consultant when her

children were young. Her mother thought Cindy should become a “Tupperware lady.” “I thought she was crazy,” says Cindy, adding she told her mother people can’t make money by selling Tupperware. “I did it to prove her wrong.”

When she first started it was

required to have six parties booked before a kit could be purchased. “I had every intention of quitting

when my six parties were finished.” Instead, she found she loved it and

her mother was proven right. You can make money selling Tupperware. Bird loves the product and believes

it’s the best product out there for food storage. That makes it easy to sell, but she also loves the people she meets when she’s selling Tupperware at parties. “It’s a fun atmosphere with friends

and food and a wonderful product people know and love,” says Bird. Once she had her kit, Bird quickly set a goal for herself of making $1,000 a month to help pay some of the bills. Then she decided she would become a manager and started working to earn a car. It took her only four months to earn the company-leased minivan and she’s been driving a company-leased vehicle ever since. Tupperware will either cover the cost of the lease or will offer a cash option which doesn’t take away from the wages earned. Over the years, Bird has also earned

free Tupperware and jewelry as well as 13 trips to destinations including Hawaii, Las Vegas, Victoria, B.C.,

Barbados, New York and Paris.

“Tupperware is very good

at dangling carrots,” she says. Those “carrots”, or

Cindy Bird with her two children, Sara and Aaron.

Photo submitted

rewards, can be attained with effort and consistency, what Bird likes to call “stick-to-it-ness.” Her drive and determination is

apparent. She has been in the Top 25 for sales in North America for the past five years. Some of her biggest honours include

No. 2 in North America in personal sales for July 2008 to July 2009 and Number 2 in team sales for July 2009 to July 2010. She’s also been recognized consistently as a Top 10 salesperson in Canada. She has earned a free G6 convertible and now she is working hard the next 18 months to earn a Mustang convertible. Tupperware is all about the level one wants to achieve. Some women just want to get free product for themselves, some friends and family and make $100 a month. Others want to pay some bills because they want to stay at home with their children, earning between $1,000 to $1,500 a month. Bird points out for the average North American family, an extra $800 a month is the difference between being comfortable and being in a crisis. Others, such as Bird, make

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Tupperware into a full-time career and those people can even earn six figures doing so. She oversees a large group of about 70 active consultants and five years ago Tupperware changed their policies to allow consultants to sell to anyone, as opposed to having to sell in certain geographical locations. More consultants are always welcome and information is available online at:

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