The home parties. Do they ever stop?
I get invited to at least one home party per month. Most of the time I politely decline the invite, because I'm not in to paying way too much for something not that great. And yes, I know that the host gets a "credit" for all of the sales netted from the party.
I'm on to your ways of wanting to get me to show up. Your enticing "door prizes" bribe that is really not worth me hiring a babysitter for. Your promise of a discount, that really doesn't save me any money in the long run. Your jewelry that is made my "Hindu Artisans" that arrives in the mail looking like it got run over by a Mac truck on a dirt road in Timbuktu.