Dear Valued Premier Guild Member,
Listed below are the incentives and benefits for the NEW Premier Guild Membership. You may have seen some changes on the website but most of the changes will be activated no later than MARCH 2ND, 2009.
If you have renewed your membership recently, please disregard the note that says you are eligible for the EP II Blue Clone Classics Bust. Once we have the the pre-order mpdule set for this year's gift we will notify you via email and post a blog.
Premier Guild Membership 2009
Incentives and Benefits
Cost: $60 annual fee plus shipping & handling of free gift
2009 Free Gift Options: Animated Clone Wars Rex (realistic version) Mini Bust
or a Gold Electroplated Vader Helmet
Membership changes are officially effective on March 2, 2009
Disclaimer: Thank you for your interest in joining the exclusive Gentle Giant Premier Guild. The 2009 membership will cost $60 and will expire on December 31st 2009. This includes all memberships purchased from January 1st 2009 to December 31st 2009. Each member will have their choice to receive 1 of 2 collectibles offered as their annual gift with the option to purchase the other. All members will need to pre-order this gift no later than May 30th 2009. After this date, gifts are available while supplies last and cannot be guaranteed. If it happens that a customer joins after the Premier Guild after May 30th 2009 and there are no gifts available, a voucher/credit will be issued for use on a future product of equal or lesser value. No substitutions will be allowed.
We will continue to acknowledge all Premier Guild Memberships that were purchased after the initial renewal period in 2008 until they expire this year. However, if you purchased a 2008 membership and it doesn't expire until later this year, you will still need to renew your membership to be eligible for the 2009 gift.
For example: If you joined in July of 2008, your membership is good until July of 2009 and you will continue to receive all the benefits of the Premier Guild; however you will not be eligible to receive the 2009 gift until you renew your membership for the 2009 calendar year.
We will be taking pre-orders until May 30th 2009 for the free-gifts and recommend if your 2008 membership expires any time from February 20th to December 31st, that you pre-order this piece. You will be charged the $60 annual membership renewal fee at the time you renew or purchase your 2009 membership. Once these gifts are in stock your orders will be charged all applicable fees, processed and shipped; which will be in September/October 2009.
ˇ For the first time ever, our members will have the option of picking which gift they would like to receive and an option to purchase the one they did not select.
ˇ Members will have an initial 2 week window for pre-orders on all new non-exclusive/regular release products before the general public.
ˇ Members will receive 10% off all their orders of non-exclusive/regular release products placed directly through the Gentle Giant Ltd. Website.
ˇ All Pre-Orders for PG Members will be guaranteed. There will be no more conditional or wait listing for our members.
ˇ First hand opportunity to purchase any exclusive that we create. This includes all distributor, international, and convention exclusives. While supplies last.
ˇ Opportunity to pre-order and post-order San Diego Comic Con Exclusives before anyone else. While supplies last. Limit one per member.
ˇ We will also be offering exclusive variants and bonus accessories for some of our 2009 releases created just for our PG members! We have at least 2 products planned that will come with a bonus figure when ordered from GG website as a PG member. These items will have the same SRP as the regular release.
ˇ Option to purchase our exclusive annual Holiday mini bust.
ˇ Receive inside scoop with sneak peeks of upcoming product as well as interviews from behind the scenes. This will include more information than our normal newsletter and website updates.
ˇ Entered into our collection of the year contest. Members can select to be entered into the Harry Potter or Star Wars drawing. Collection of the year will include an original white casting, paint master and production piece (edition no.1) of one of our products. There will be one winner from each contest. Drawing will take place on October 1st, 2009. Contestants will be notified by email and prizes will be mailed within 60 days from drawing date. Harry Potter Contest will be our Sirius Black Mini Bust and the Star Wars Contest will be our Hoth Luke Mini Bust.
ˇ Members will have a chance to win our Life-Size Leia Give-Away.
ˇ Exclusive Variants of regular release mini bust only available for purchase through the Premier Guild.
ˇ Monthly give-away from our vault of archived product!!! Contest will begin March 2009. Drawing will take place the last day of every month. March give-away is the Holiday Max Rebo; April give-away is a low edition Clone Wars Padmé Amidala Maquette and May give-away will be a low edition Blackhole Stormtrooper mini bust.