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We love this product but want to stay as a preferred customer, as not interested in building a business but joined to support our daughter in building her Melaleuca business . We are both on a disability pension and finding it hard to find $100 dollars a month on an order.

As there is only 2 of us our products last a while.if we were able to order on as needed basis, which maybe a smaller order each month, it would suit our budget better.

Don't want to stop buying this product . Is there anyone else in the same position.

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OtherGentooPenguin
#1541709

Through a new program, you can be set up as a buyer on your daughters account and order products on your own credit card shipped to you. I live on $750/a month and have been buying $150 or more every month for 19 years.

Anyone can afford it if they want to. I have medical costs out of pocket that are around $150-200 a month. I live in a tiny apartment and don't spend money on anything but rent, food, medical and Melaleuca products. I would never give them up.

The products don't make me sick and they last forever. Pay attention to all the things you buy on your grocery bill or drugstore or Costco that you count as grocery purchases.

Anonymous
#1534151

Yes I agree with you...hi admin pleasr consider people like us whi joined membership for the sake of using the products for ourselves. Please be more linient to us

OtherGentooPenguin
to Syen #1541712

We all use the products we buy. It is a wholesale buying club.

No one sticks products or sells them or purchases inventory.

We are ALL customers. Happy customers.

Anonymous
to OtherGentooPenguin #1562405

This comment is scary...I came here worried that Melaleuca was a Pyramid Scheme. Now I'm worried that it's a cult.

clearvu
#1528435

I'm not sure I completely understand your question. We use ALL the products we buy and do so regularly.

That's why we go through over 100 points worth per month. It's seems you are thinking we sell the products. It's against company policy to sell them to others. You say, "if Melaleuca had better products...".

I find the quality better than what I can buy locally, plus the prices are better at Melaleuca.

There are over 500 products to choose from. Sorry, but I don't understand what you are getting at.

Anonymous
#1527521

I just became a preferred customer because the membership fee for July was $1.00! Yes!

I called Melaleuca's line and someone from my area called me back the same day. I had to do my enrollment with him on the phone and as a requirement he presented me the products via Skype. I was wondering about what happens if you DO NOT reach the 35 points?

Do you get kicked out of being a preferred member? Thanks, Julia

clearvu
to Julia #1528440

It's not worth not reaching at least 35 points because you lose out on the 30% - 50% discounts. If you don't anticipate reaching 35 points, just put your account on hold.

clearvu
#1520993

My family consists of husband and wife only, and we purchase between 120 - 150 points worth of product monthly. Why?

Because I'd be spending the money elsewhere and spending more if it were not for Melaleuca.Put it this way, if I only bought 35 points worth at Melaleuca, I would be having to shop elsewhere for the things needed and obtain lesser quality products while spending more for them.My brother initially refused to shop at Melaleuca. His reason? He said, "I am the sole income earner for the family and I buy everything at the Dollar Store". Let's just say, he is SUPER cheap.

Well, he reluctantly gave Melaleuca a try because of their 90 day 100% money back guarantee and has been buying monthly for over 5 years.Obviously he sees the value shopping at Melaleuca.35 points is a joke. Any who claim they have a hard time reaching that minimum means they are shopping elsewhere for products that they must not realize Melaleuca offers. So sad because those complainers are ironically those who rant about their fixed income and yet they turn around and spend more for products at other stores.Make absolutely no sense.Another complaint is this thing about the idea of having to purchase MONTHLY!

This is also not true because accounts can be put on hold for free at any time for up to 6 months. Realistically, though, if a person goes that long without buying day to day necessities, they or their homes must stink, or they must have died.

Anonymous
#1520887

I ordered the supplements monthly for 50+ which is about 42 points. I'm sorry this isn't working out for you.

Anonymous
to Brneda #1527943

Because they are the manufacturer, their products cost more as they only have one customer, and that's the marketing arm of the manufacturing part. Apple does not own a single factory, yet they out sell every other phone company when it comes to profits.

How can they do that? Easy, as they use contract manufacturers who don't get paid if it doesn't meet their standards. Melaleuca requires that you buy every month, even if you don't need anything, in order to keep their factories running. That's why I love my company.

And we have a better line of wellness, weight loss, skin and body care, along with sports Performance nutrition and now they have the best CBD product on the market.

Can't tell you here. Yes, I was in Melaleuca briefly.

Anonymous
#1500712

There are just two of us in the house also---'retirement age', but we do all of our shopping with Melaleuca, and we use about 250 product points every month just for us. We cannot afford NOT to use the products because nearly all of them cost less than the store brands we used before, and they are much better, without toxic chemicals.

Love it. Especially Kona coffee, and the organic popcorn!

Anonymous
to JoMamma #1519042

I agree with you 100%. It is my husband and myself but with our supplements and changing where we shop we spend much more than the required 35 points and as you said we have all non toxic, eco friendly products. I wish more people realized the value of this company and the need to get rid of the toxins.

chuckduarte1
to JoMamma #1519076

Yup me too just love all the products I save a ton of money every month. Also by having referred the customers I have it completely covers all my products. I'm more than happy to help anyone to become a member simply email me at chuckduarte1@gmail.com

Anonymous
#1499890

Yes, this point system needs to go. There are some people on fixed incomes and trying to pay about $100 each month on products is way too much.

It has been discussed with the company but they seem disinterested.

It seems like they only look at their profit margins. I know several people that wish they would change this.

Anonymous
to 4As #1499914

All they need to do is switch to be a regular customer and there is no monthly min. Also compared so several other companies their monthly minimum is way more than this company.

Personally I generally don't pay more than $72 each month on average usually is $68 to achieve my min point requirements which includes tax and shipping. The amount a persons buys is their own choice there are alternatives to reduce the cost.

clearvu
to 4As #1500781

People!!! Stop shopping at places other than Melaleuca!

If you do that, even if you are on a "fixed income", you will have no problem reaching any "minimum" at Melaleuca.People on a fixed budget need Melaleuca even more than those who don't because Melaleuca will save you money, not to mention the health benefits.Of the 500 products Melaleuca offers, are some of the items more than some discount dollar store brand? Yes. However, most of Melaleuca's products cost less.It seems to me that people simply don't realize the magnitude of what is in the Melaleuca store. The result is that they shop at local stores and spend more money than what they could have spent at Melaleuca for their replacement product.Think about it, how is it possible that some on a "fixed budget" end up with more money in their pocket at the end of the month because of shopping at Melaleuca compared to what they used to buy elsewhere?

And yet others complain about Melaleuca's monthly minimum.

The only difference with the two is that the latter don't know that the local products they are still buying are available for less at Melaleuca.GET FAMILIAR WITH THE MELALEUCA STORE and stop spending your "fixed income" money elsewhere. You can't afford NOT to shop at Melaleuca.

OtherGentooPenguin
to clearvu #1541716

So right. I think most of these complaints have to be from peop!e in multi level marketing companies trying to give Melaleuca a bad name.

I am one of the poorest people in this country and I have placed an order every month for over 19 years.

I actually had to live in my car for 2 months, but I still got my vitamins because I would never be without. Our products are the most affordable you can buy.

Anonymous
to clearvu #1550656

This is wrong. I understand you're dedicated to the company and i'm sure working for them, but for some people's budgets and lifestyles this just doesn't really work.

I just became a member to see what it's all about (since there isn't much info available before joining) and I'm now having to place my order, but I am a super savvy shopper. I shop organic and natural products on clearance, with coupons, and discounts typically at Kroger or Amazon and get a lot for my money, plus they have a lot of freebies and incentives that make it easy to shop those places. Going through the product pages of Melaleuca, prices are much higher than what i usually spend and I don't see EVERYTHING I typically buy, therefore, I will HAVE to continue shopping at the grocery store and other places like Amazon along with a minimum 35 point Melaleuca purchase. I just don't see how that's cost effective.

Also, i have been researching the health claims they make regarding the products and haven't found a lot of solid proof that these products are better for you than other organic or natural products you can find at a grocery store or health food store. They seem to compare their products to other brands like Clorox and that isn't accurate if they are claiming to be all natural, non toxic, or organic.

Why wouldn't they compare their products to other companies that sell similar things? It just doesn't add up to me.

clearvu
to Not Convinced #1552082

You can be the same "super savvy shopper" at Melaleuca too. That's what we do.

We receive a flyer with our order that refers to all the sales for the following month. We go through it, circle the items to buy, and then add them to our cart. It's exactly what we did before shopping at Melaleuca. Talk about "freebees".

Melaleuca hands over $100 to new account holders and then 15% back in free money to shop every month thereafter. That too translates to free products. I've also compared prices to what is available elsewhere for "similar" type products and find Melaleuca's prices better. Of course, if I compare prices to something like Melaleuca's natural toothpaste to things like Colgate or Crest, of course Melaleuca's is expensive.

But if you compare to other natural toothpaste, Melaleuca cost less. You also mention about Melaleuca doing price comparisons with brands like Clorox, etc... It would not make sense for Melaleuca to compare their products to other healthier brands because most people likely wouldn't even have heard of many of those brands, so it would be foolish for Melaleuca to do so. I'm not sure what you mean in your 2nd last paragraph about health claims.

It sounds like you are stating that Melaleuca has solid proof about their products and yet the structure of your sentence seems to suggest OTHER products are better? I will simply say that there is a ton of documented and authoritive information available about Melaleuca products and claims. Anyways, I have been shopping at the store for over 5 years and used to focus on healthier, safer type products. When I was introduced to Melaleuca, I started to save money and my health improved.

Saving money was as clear as day. Was the health benefits a coincidence? Possibly.

But my health is too important to switch from Melaleuca's products. I would never shop elsewhere.

Anonymous
#1486196

Same boat. Limited income. Would still order but Melaleuca only cares about enhancing lives when those lives make more than the average.

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