If someone would’ve told me that I’d actually earn a Pampered Chef incentive trip to Hawaii, I literally would’ve laughed in their face…for, like, five minutes straight.
There’s no way I could earn that—that’s for the big-wigs, and those who have been been in the business for years…not little ol’ me!
But yet, there I was, just three years after joining Pampered Chef, standing on the shores of Waikiki, relaxing with an actual vacation with my husband, on my second vacation with PC.
It was actual pure bliss.
What is Pampered Chef?
In case you’re not familiar, Pampered Chef sells awesome kitchen stuff—basically it’s like one of those fun kitchen stores you love walking through, but we bring the store to you via cooking classes in your home for you and your friends, freezer meal workshops, fundraisers, or Facebook parties.
It’s also been around for years. Like, literal decades. Seriously, call up your grandma and ask if she knows about Pampered Chef. She’ll probably start telling you about her favorite stoneware or Food Chopper (and you should always listen to your grandma!).
But this isn’t your grandma’s Pampered Chef anymore. We’re staying on trend with the hottest new appliances and fun tools to get you in the kitchen having fun.
…and things you need for out of the kitchen, too!
Was it Really a Free Trip?
For this Pampered Chef incentive trip, PC paid for my flight and a guest (my husband) to and from Honolulu, Hawaii.
They also paid for our hotel stay for five nights, breakfast every morning, and it included one amazing even (a fantastic luau at the resort). We also got some discounts for things to do around the resort.
We had to pay for any activities, the rest of our dinners, and lunches.
I think we figured that we ended up spending around $1,000 total when all was said and done (and that included paying extra for one night at the hotel since we flew in early).
Small potatoes for a dream vacation, in my opinion.
Where we Stayed
During this Pampered Chef incentive trip, they put us up at the Hawaiian Hilton Village Resort. From what I hear, it’s one of the best spots on the island.
We were lucky to stay in the Rainbow tower with one of the best views on the island.
Our room was lovely, especially with the balcony overlooking Waikiki and the volcano.
Plus, since we didn’t take our kids (oh my gosh, best decision ever!), we had plenty of room to spread out.
What We Did in Oahu
Going into our vacation I vowed to do one thing and one thing only: relax. Directly following our trip we had huge life changes on our horizon, so I didn’t want to stress about doing all the things in Hawaii.
But then I started thinking about it more and wanted to do a few things here in there, so we strategically planned out some fun adventures, and made sure to make time for lots of relaxing by the beach.
I’m hoping to dive into all of this more individually, but for a quick recap we:
We woke up and saw the sun rise from the shore almost every morning. Then we watched it set in the evening…because, why not?!
We Ate the Best Food
We fell in love with poke bowls, devoured spam, inhaled our moco loco, and gathered with my team at iconic spots, and enjoyed catching up with friends over drinks.
We Had Fun Exploring
We kayaked along the infamous north shore, saw sea turtles, and scenic views that felt like we were in Jurassic Park.
We went into a delicious food coma after devouring garlic shrimp, and then woke up with a sugar rush with Dole Whip for dessert.
We Caught up with Old Friends
We hung out with dear friends, and laughed the night and day away.
We Enjoyed Every Single Minute
We definitely got around Oahu.
We swam, slept, strolled hand-in-hand, scooted, kayaked, hiked, rode around in a jeep, and stayed up late rekindling our love and friendship with each other.
This vacation was just that: a real vacation. It was pure bliss, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
How I Earned the Pampered Chef Incentive Trip
I earned this through a lot of hard work, determination, and support from the coolest customers and best family around. Not earning the trip was not an option for me.
Hawaii’s always been on my bucket list, and I was darn sure I’d get there with this Pampered Chef incentive trip.
You earn trips based on sales (the more you sell, the more points you earn), and by helping people on your personal team succeed. It goes beyond getting someone to sign up—in order to get the trip points you have to actually help them get their business up and running. Anyone can sell one of our fabulous kits, but actually helping someone succeed is where it’s at.
Have you ever been to Hawaii?
Do you plan out your time when you’re on an actual vacation or do you just go with the flow and soak it all in?