Friday, October 15, 2010

Information from the Lindon Home Storage Center..

Dear Utah County folks:

This is a notice I received from the Lindon Home Storage Center.  To receive these types of notices, you must subscribe to their email list.  Here is the latest information:

To become better prepared for the chicken and berry scheduling, you can go onto the websites before they open and look around. (links are included at the bottom of this email) Carefully read the instructions that you will need to follow when you actually register. You will see the number of people we will be scheduling and have pricing, limit and other details available to you as well. We want you to get used to using the links.



Remember there are separate links for chicken and berries and you will have to register on two different links if you want both products. Visit both links to see the differences in the instructions.


DO NOT CLICK ON THE “Create your own SignUp by clicking here.” LINK. The website we are using can also be used by you for your own events. This is giving you the opportunity to do that. Scroll past that and you will see the Family Canning signup list.


We have had several people get on the distribution list since the initial email, so I will include the information from both emails for them. Those who have already received previous chicken/berry family canning emails don’t need to read any further. Those who have signed up in the last few days will find all information below.

COPY OF OCTOBER 11TH EMAIL:

Dear Subscribers:


We are excited to FINALLY be able to offer the canned chicken for your food storage. We also plan on doing other types of meat early in 2011. Hurray!!!! Thanks for sticking with us through the USDA certification process!

The email with the links to schedule Chicken and Frozen Berries will be sent on Wednesday, October 13th; however, the links will not be active until 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 16th. Save the October 13th email because we do not plan on re-sending the links. You will need the links to return and check for new openings and verify or UNDO (cancel) your shift. If you need to cancel a shift after the link is closed, you must call the Cannery at 801-785-0998.

The following is crucial in helping you correctly schedule a shift:

1) LIMIT FOR CHICKEN: 3 cases/person - $44.40/case of 24, 14.5 oz cans

2) LIMIT FOR BERRIES: 6 total bags of berries, 4 lbs. each (Blueberry: $7.50/4lb bag, Raspberry: $8.00/4lb bag, Marionberry: $7.00/4lb bag)

a. Order Example: 2 blueberry, 3 raspberry, 1 marionberry = 6 total

3) Each person may only schedule one shift per product . (Honor code applies. Any second shifts will be deleted so others can schedule.)

4) Dates for chicken: November 9-12 and 16-19.

5) Dates for berries: November 30, December 1-3.

6) Each day of production has its own link. There will be 8 separate links to schedule for chicken and 4 links to schedule for berries. Choose the link associated with the day you want to schedule. If you want to schedule for both chicken and berries, you will need to register on a separate link associated with each product. DO NOT DELETE THE EMAIL CONTAINING THESE LINKS UNTIL YOUR SHIFT IS DONE.

7) You will need the following information to schedule: Name; valid email address; daytime phone number; alternate phone number (optional); Order Amounts; a key phrase to use as an UNDO code. Please enter information carefully. Reminders and updates cannot be sent if your email is invalid.

8) YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO PLAN AHEAD. THE ONLY WAY TO CHANGE AN ORDER AMOUNT AFTER CONFIRMING A SHIFT WILL BE FOR YOU TO UNDO AND RE-ENTER ALL INFORMATION. THIS MAY CAUSE YOU TO LOSE YOUR SHIFT. WE WILL NOT CHANGE ORDER AMOUNTS FOR YOU.

9) Please remember to bring a cooler for your berries, especially if you have a longer distance to travel.

Now that we are a registered USDA facility, we will be able to produce meat every year. We do our best to make this opportunity available to as many people as possible. Please consider ordering the maximum limit amount and offering any unwanted cases to family or friends who could not schedule.


We are now equipped to take debit/credit cards, checks and cash (small bills, please.) We cannot take New Horizon cards.

COPY OF LINKS EMAIL

Dear Subscribers:

The links for Chicken and Berries will be active from 5:00 am. - Saturday, October 16th until Thursday, November 4th. After that you will need to call to cancel or schedule open shifts. After a site is closed, you can still identify open shifts on the website by looking for cells with the word “Empty”. (Side note: On Monday, October 18th, the chili signups will be closed. If you need to cancel or want to check for open shifts after the closing, you will need to call the Cannery @ 801-785-0998 to do so. We are no longer changing order amounts.)

Many of the questions we receive on the phone are answered in the emails that are sent. If you carefully read the email, you should be adequately prepared for the online registration. Although we are happy to clarify anything you do not understand, we will refer you back to the email if your questions are answered in its content.


The same links that you use to schedule a shift are also where you return to check for openings and verify or UNDO (cancel) your shift. Do not delete this email until after all of your scheduled shifts are completed. (Opening the site before the signup actually becomes active will require refreshing your screen before it will show the open shifts.)

Shifts for Chicken Chunks are 2.5 hours and for Frozen Berries are 1.5 hours. Please plan to be here the entire time for your scheduled shift. We have had trouble with people needing to leave early from a scheduled shift or planning on shorter shifts. You are committing to be here for the amount of time listed on the sign-up.

You may only schedule one shift per person. All information must be valid. Please specifically verify that the email and phone numbers are correct; otherwise, reminders and updates cannot be sent to you. REMEMBER: WE WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO CHANGE YOUR ORDER AMOUNTS ONCE THEY ARE SUBMITTED. Please plan ahead so you know exactly how much you want to order and consider ordering the full limit and offering any unwanted cases to those who were unable to come.

Chicken Links:

If you would like to schedule for CHICKEN on Tuesday, November 9th, click the following link:

http://www.mysignup.com/CHICKEN_tue_nov_9


If you would like to schedule for CHICKEN on Wednesday, November 10th, click the following link:

http://www.mysignup.com/CHICKEN_wed_nov_10


If you would like to schedule for CHICKEN on Thursday, November 11th, click the following link:

http://www.mysignup.com/CHICKEN_thu_nov_11


If you would like to schedule for CHICKEN on Friday, November 12th, click the following link:

http://www.mysignup.com/CHICKEN_fri_nov_12


If you would like to schedule for CHICKEN on Tuesday, November 16th, click the following link:

http://www.mysignup.com/CHICKEN_tue_nov_16

If you would like to schedule for CHICKEN on Wednesday, November 17th, click the following link:

http://www.mysignup.com/CHICKEN_wed_nov_17

If you would like to schedule for CHICKEN on Thursday, November 18th, click the following link:

http://www.mysignup.com/CHICKEN_thu_nov_18

If you would like to schedule for CHICKEN on Friday, November 19th, click the following link:

http://www.mysignup.com/CHICKEN_fri_nov_19



Frozen Berry Links:


If you would like to schedule for FROZEN BERRIES on Tuesday, November 30th, click the following link:

http://www.mysignup.com/BERRIES_tue_nov_30

If you would like to schedule for FROZEN BERRIES on Wednesday, December 1st, click the following link:

http://www.mysignup.com/BERRIES_wed_DEC_1

If you would like to schedule for FROZEN BERRIES on Thursday, December 2nd, click the following link:

http://www.mysignup.com/BERRIES_thu_dec_2

If you would like to schedule for FROZEN BERRIES on Friday, December 3rd, click the following link:

http://www.mysignup.com/BERRIES_fri_dec_3

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