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The AIM Companies™ brings independence Happy independence month to all AIM Members. Let us count the many ways that The AIM Companies™ brings independence and freedom in your life. Using AIM’s life-extending products gives you independence and control over your health. Using and sharing the AIM products with other people brings you independence over your financial wealth. The stress of maintaining good health and wealth is with us as our nation struggles with a national debt larger than ever before. So how blessed we are to have a strong, twenty-nineyear-old, debt-free company to provide us with top, quality health foods that keep our trillions of cells healthy and our immune system active.
The opportunity for you to extend your life and increase your wealth has never been better. AIM’s flagship green barley product, AIM BarleyLife®, is the best quality that AIM has ever provided. Now is the time to share your health improvement testimony with others because it is you, loyal AIM Member, by attracting and sponsoring new Members into your downline, who will keep The AIM Companies growing and strong. Life is so precious. Let us all get the most out of it by being healthy and wealthy. And don’t forget: Sponsoring new Members and teaching them about how to live longer and use AIM products will earn you a most wonderful cruise trip with AIM’s 30th anniversary Sail-A-Bration. Thank you again for your loyal support to your AIM companies.
Ron Wright AIM President, CEO, and co-owner
USA – HOW TO REACH US
Web/online orders: www.theaimcompanies.com E-mail: email@example.com International inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org Weekday hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT TELEPHONE NUMBERS Member Sales and Service Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-456-2462 Orders, applications, renewals, order research, returns . . . . . . . . . . Option 1 Member Services/Member Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Option 1 International Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Option 3 AIM Information Express™ (computer phone, available 24/7) . . . . Option 4 LiveAIM (Voice-Activated Learning—Option 1) . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-LiveAIM (Recorded AIM Teleclasses—Option 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1-866-548-3246) Servicios en Español/Spanish Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-926-2464 Services en Français/French Services (CAN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-933-4246 /Chinese Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-955-4246 Administrative Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-208-465-5116 From Outside Canada and the Continental United States International Services (orders and information) . . . . . . . . . . 1-208-463-2142 FAX NUMBERS Orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-766-5133 Member Services/Member Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-208-463-2664 Servicios en Español/Spanish Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-766-5133 Services en Français/French Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-263-1360 /Chinese Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-766-5133 International orders (from inside North America) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-456-2465 (from outside North America) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-208-463-2689 2 theaimcompanies.com I 1-800-456-2462
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7 AIMega for Smooth, Healthy Skin 8 On the Road Again with the AIM Products 9 Summer Treats … the Healthy Way 11 The Warmth from AIM LeafGreens®
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July 2011 The mission of The AIM Companies™ is to improve the quality and productivity of people’s lives by promoting the Healthy Cell Concept™ and the highest principles of free enterprise. The purpose of AIM Living Well is to communicate vital information to our Members and to build a strong relationship with them through education, motivation, and recognition. AIM products cannot be sold and advertised as cures and treatments for any disease. Our products are intended to improve the nutritional profile of the individuals who use them. Federal regulations in many countries prohibit making any claims that products are used in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, and prevention of disease. AIM Living Well is written in compliance with U.S. requirements, which may not be suitable for marketing AIM products outside of the United States. We ask that you be aware of and respect the requirements of your country in marketing AIM products. Articles are for information only. Consult a health care practitioner for advice. ©2011 AIM International Inc. AIM Members are hereby granted permission to reproduce any article that appears in Living Well, provided the article is reprinted in its entirety and the reprint bears the following notice: “Reprinted with permission of AIM International Inc., Nampa, Idaho.” Printed in the USA.
In this issue
2 Executive Message / Contacts 12 People & Places 15 News & Meetings
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AIM Guests on … Aging Outside the Box “Aging Outside the Box®” syndicated radio program with host Shirley W. Mitchell features special guests and a variety of topics, such as aging, senior and baby boomers’ lifestyles, women and men’s issues, health, diet, exercise, faith, and the latest medical information. To listen to guest speakers from the AIM family, go to latalkradio.com and click LISTEN LIVE on Thursdays at 5 p.m. MT on the following dates: July 7, 2011 – Teresa Schumacher and Toni Lund, AIM Chairman’s Club Directors August 4, 2011 – Teresa Schumacher and Toni Lund, AIM Chairman’s Club Directors August 18, 2011 – Carolyn Kling, AIM Chairman’s Club Director By going to latalkradio.com/Aging.php, you may also listen to previously recorded programs that feature AIM guests. July 2011
You Can’t Beat
When the juice powder of young barley plants was introduced to the world almost thirty years ago, The AIM Companies™ was off to a healthy green start. Greens were soon followed by fiber, and the rest is history that is still in the making. Today, AIM provides a healthy variety of nutrientrich powders, including AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Just Carrots®, AIM RediBeets®, AIM Herbal Fiberblend®, and AIM LeafGreens™, for a number of good reasons.
you need more protein in your diet—after a hard workout or on a day that you didn’t have much to eat. With powders, super sizing can actually be a healthy choice!
Absorption of Nutrients
Powders have a direct action on gastrointestinal tissues and nutrients are easily absorbed. And since they do not have to be broken down like tablets or caplets, the nutrients are quickly absorbed by your body and put to good use. To prepare a glass of concentrated nutrition, all you have to do is to mix the powder with cold water or your favorite beverage (depending on the powder) and drink.
Sometimes adults need more than a single serving. Powders provide flexibility when it comes to super sizing your nutritional intake. You can adjust the serving size according to your health requirements. For example, you can increase the serving size of BarleyLife to help you get over health challenges. Or a serving of AIM ProPeas® can be super-sized for the times 4 theaimcompanies.com I 1-800-456-2462
Nutritional requirements vary with body size and age, and powders make it easy to adjust serving sizes, for those with health challenges and for the elderly. Many AIM Members have BarleyLife babies—meaning the mother took this green nutrition during her pregnancy. As infants, these babies enjoy a pacifier (soother) dipped in green powder. Children become easily accustomed to its taste, so taking BarleyLife can become a lifelong healthy habit.
Powders! Easier to Swallow
You want to supplement your diet with natural products, but you have trouble swallowing capsules and tablets. Powders make supplementation easy for those with swallowing difficulties. And you get the immediate benefits of products such as BarleyLife with your first sip—in your mouth, throat, and esophagus. Even when you’re on the go and cannot carry around a canister, the availability of AIM powders in Sample Packs makes it easier to swallow “Nutrition That Works!” when you’re away from home.
Direct Action for a Gut Reaction
Nutrient powders can have a localized effect on gastro-intestinal tissues that provides antiinflammatory and healing action when needed. Nearly 70 percent of your immune system is in your colon, and far too many health issues are connected to this area of the body. Powders can speedily get to the source of inflammation before (or after) it becomes a health issue.
At the age of thirty-three, my doctor informed me that in spite of my recent weight loss and regular exercise routine, I would need to go on blood pressure medication. A few months later—and pregnant with our first child—I was referred to the high-risk pregnancy clinic for my hypertension. Against the advice of a specialist, I started taking AIM’s barley powder daily. My blood pressure returned to normal levels for the next trimester of the pregnancy. After having a beautiful baby girl, I continued taking the green powder daily. I have remained medicationfree since 2002. During my second pregnancy in 2006, I never took medication for hypertension despite giving birth to a nearly ten-pound boy. My obstetrician said to me, “Your blood pressure looks great! Whatever you are doing, keep it up.” I also attribute BarleyLife to my energy; allowing me to run two home-based businesses, raise a family, drive my children to piano, violin, and swimming lessons, and run in several marathons. Along with helping my husband Kirk with some prostate problems a few years ago, BarleyLife capsules support his overall energy and good health. Our children Dayna and Jared take BarleyLife Xtra, which the fruits and vegetables make sweet. They are healthy, active, (or rather VERY active) children with their green moustaches! Glenda Nelson, AIM Group Builder Sherwood Park, Alberta Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. July 2011
The AIM Daily Essentials Plus One The importance of having greens, omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids (EFAs), and fiber—the AIM Daily Essentials—in your diet cannot be stressed enough. Every day, your body needs their nutritional benefits to function optimally and keep you on a path of good health. AIM provides green nutrition from AIM BarleyLife® or AIM LeafGreens™, EFAs from AIMega®, and fiber from AIM Herbal Fiberblend®, AIM FibreBalance® (CAN), or AIM fit ’n fiber® (US) to supplement your diet daily with these three essentials. Along with the AIM Daily Essentials, you can give your body additional support from one (or more) AIM products when you want to target individual aspects of your health, for example, your weight, joints, or immune system.
Plus One—AIM Proancynol® 2000 for Your Immune System
Antioxidants defend your immune system by neutralizing free radicals that attack your cells, create inflammation, damage tissues, cause diseases, and accelerate aging. Proancynol 2000 contains seven ingredients that provide a wide variety of antioxidants. The more antioxidants your body has to work with, the better it can defend you and your immune system.
Plus One—AIM Frame Essentials® for Your Joints
With the combined benefits from glucosamine, MSM, and boswellia, Frame Essentials provides the building blocks for healthy joints, reduces joint inflammation, and helps to maintain musculoskeletal health. For a healthy frame, make Frame Essentials your Plus
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One, especially if you have osteoarthritis and suffer from its associated pains.
Plus One—AIM GlucoChrom™ for Your Blood Sugar
If you are exercising and trying to reduce body fat and increase your lean muscle mass, GlucoChrom can be your Plus One. Simply take one capsule twice a day with your essential BarleyLife at least thirty minutes before a meal. GlucoChrom provides a unique combination of trace minerals (chromium and vanadium) plus sylvestre gymnema, and bitter melon that increases the effective actions of insulin and helps your body to metabolize carbohydrates and fats. If you need help in finding your Plus One, contact AIM for healthy suggestions to add to your Daily Essentials.
BarleyLife feeds my body with the best food available to humans. Herbal Fiberblend keeps me cleaned out and regular. AIMega keeps my body well oiled. The Big Three are the reason I have been in great health all these years, and they’re the primary reason my cancer went away almost twenty-two years ago and has not returned. Also, taking Frame Essentials daily has gotten rid of the aches, pains, and stiffness I used to feel from working out five to six times a week. Charlie Brown, Blue Diamond Director Matthews, North Carolina Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.
AIMega® for Smooth, Healthy Skin
Your skin is the first barrier against germs, toxins, and UV damage, and it prevents dehydration from the body, which is a sign of accelerated aging. If you want smooth, healthy skin, start at the cellular level by taking AIMega®. With a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids (EFAs), AIMega goes to work on every cell in your body—including those of your skin—making cell membranes smooth and supple, while playing a major role in cell growth, function, and repair. So the best way to moisturize and protect your skin is from the inside out. Skin properly nourished with EFAs is less easily infected, stays smoother and softer, ages more slowly, and remains wrinkle-free longer. And AIMega does so much more to keep you in good health. Many AIM Members know this from experience:
AIMega is a skin saver for me! Since I was a teenager, I had extremely dry skin that would peel and flake. Wearing moisturizer only worsened the problem and caused me to break out! Nothing else helped until I bought my first bottle of AlMega. Within a week, my skin cleared up, and I have not seen a flake since! I can wear makeup now, but I don’t have to because my skin is absolutely glowing without it! Andrea MacEachern (Age 31) AIM Member in Lingan, Nova Scotia
A few years ago I was very sick (gallbladder) and had stopped eating just about everything. I lost twenty-four pounds. My skin felt like it was going to break; it was so dry. A friend told me I needed omega -3 and that I should take AIMega. I did, and what a difference it made to my skin! No longer dry and about to crack, my skin is soft and feels so good! Betty Ann Henrichson (Age 62) AIM Director in San Antonio, Texas Since taking AIMega, my skin is nice and smooth and slightly oily, velvety. I also started taking AIMega for high blood pressure, and now my levels are normal. Carmen Wallace (Age 72) AIM Preferred Member in Red Deer, Alberta Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.
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vacation for you and your family doesn’t have to mean a vacation from nutrition. AIM products are perfectly portable thanks to capsules and Sample Packs of AIM nutritional powders that are ideally suited for your next trip or outing. Summer is a great time to get away, but it’s no excuse to get behind on your healthy lifestyle. Consider the following AIM products next time you pack your bags for a summer escape.
AIM Sample Packs Toting a jar of concentrated veggies may make for a good conversation starter on a flight, but is it practical? Not always. Fortunately, the same great nutrition is available in single-serving Sample Packs. Most of AIM’s concentrated powders are available in sample sizes, which make for easy handouts as well as convenient travel buddies. AIM Sample Packs contain six single-serving packets of individual powders like AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Just Carrots®, AIM RediBeets®, and AIM ProPeas™. You can snatch them all up in the Super Sampler Pack (U.S.) or Multi Sampler Pack (CAN), or check the price list and order form for a listing of available Multi-Packs (U.S.). AIM FloraFood® Nothing can ruin a fun trip faster than an intestinal bug in the digestive system, so don’t leave yourself high and dry by leaving your AIM products at home. Consider adding AIM FloraFood® to your packing list for a special blend of friendly bacteria in convenient capsule form. FloraFood helps support a healthy digestive system by enhancing the body’s intestinal 8 theaimcompanies.com I 1-800-456-2462
flora. The digestive tract is made up of trillions of these bacteria— some good and some bad. AIM’s contribution is “all good” thanks to FloraFood’s special blend of three powerful, friendly bacteria. When I first started taking FloraFood I noticed that my pH went right up to where it is supposed to be. So I continue to take the product because I know how important it is for good colon health, and we all know that the colon is the most important organ in the body. If the colon doesn’t work properly, the rest of the organs are affected. So I continue to take it for prevention and good health. Rita Vandertil, AIM Director Sombra, Ontario Years ago, I was diagnosed with Addison’s disease, a condition of the adrenal glands. Since then, I have been looking for some alternative to taking the daily hydrocortisone treatment, which comes with side effects of insomnia, yeast, and bone loss. I have found that the friendly bacteria in FloraFood help to keep my yeast under control. I’m so thankful for that! My health has been excellent, and I really believe the B vitamins that FloraFood produces have been a big factor in my success. Elyssa Alvarez, AIM Director Weiser, Idaho Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.
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aboard the luxurious Crown Princess cruise ship and enjoy the perfect mix of vacation and AIM business! The Sea of Opportunity, Get on Board With six full days and seven with AIM! contest runs from June 1 wonderful evenings on this through December 31, 2011. cruise, you’ll be able to meet with your AIM family for several days and still have plenty of time left to play.
You’ll enjoy breathtaking sights at Princess Cays, Bahamas, Curacao, Antilles, and Aruba but will still AIM its 30 is cele have endless opportunities to network with your th b in st Anni ratin AIM family as well. It’s the perfect blend of work y v l e Sail- – w ersa g and pleasure! Plot your course and plan now to a-b ith ry th attend AIM’s 30 Anniversary Sail-a-bration, setting rat a ion sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 21 - 28, ! 2012. Enjoy seven relaxing days and nights sailing in the Caribbean. All aboard! July 2011
Awards will be as follows:
Level 1 – $500 cash award to use toward cruise expenses. (For use toward expenses to attend AIM’s 30th Anniversary Sail-a-bration cruise only.) Level 2 – Cruise for one person in an ocean view stateroom*, no travel. A $1,065 US/CAN value. Level 3 – Cruise for two people in an interior stateroom, no travel. A $1,740 US/CAN value. Level 4 – Cruise for two people in an ocean view stateroom with balcony, no travel. A $2,520 US/CAN value.
Cruise package includes:
*All stateroom awards and pricing are based on double occupancy.
How can you win?
Round trip airport-to-port transportation in Fort Lauderdale, stateroom accommodations, port fees and government taxes, pre-paid on-board gratuities (to cover waiter/waitress and cabin steward), all on-board meals (room service, dining room, and buffet), beverages (water [not bottled], juice, milk, coffee, and tea), all AIM training events, and on-board entertainment.
Take note: Contest awards do not include air travel to Fort Lauderdale, hotel expenses (if you need to fly in a day early due to flight times), or any excursions while in port. Air travel, hotel expenses, and excursions will be the Member’s responsibility.
To qualify for a prize level, you must earn a certain number of Purchase Credits and a certain number of Growth Credits. There are three ways to earn contest credits: 1) Selling product 2) Sponsoring new Members 3) Developing Members
Early Bird Bonus:
Earn a Level 4 contest prize by October 31, 2011, and you’ll receive a complimentary hotel room in Fort Lauderdale for two on April 20, the night before the cruise ($150 US/CAN value). Hotel room based on double occupancy.
‘Cruise or you lose’ Early Bird Registration Bonus:
Commit to attend AIM’s 30th Anniversary Sail-a-bration by July 31, 2011, and receive $100 on-board credit (per stateroom)! There are two ways to guarantee your spot at AIM’s 30th Anniversary Sail-a-bration cruise: 1) Complete the registration form and submit a $250–perperson refundable deposit. ~OR~ 2) Complete the registration form and sign up for the Convention Auto-Pay Program. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Convention Auto-Pay options:
Pricing based on a per person basis. Staterooms based on double occupancy.
Simply use and sell AIM products and earn Purchase Credits on the Bonus Volume Points (BVP) of those products. The number of Purchase Credits you need to attain per prize level depends on your title in AIM’s Compensation Plan on June 1, 2011 (see chart below). New Members (those who become Members after June 1, 2011) will also participate with credits accruing from the date of the membership.
Growth Credits can be earned the following three ways: 1) You personally sponsor a new Member who places an order with BVP. 2) You promote or a first-level Member you sponsored (new or established) promotes. 3) You or a personally-sponsored downline Member enrolls in the AIM Automatic Monthly Reorder (AMR) program. An AMR must have at least a $125/month value for three consecutive ordering cycles to qualify for a Growth Credit. AMRs created in the final month of the contest (December 2011) must be set to ship by December 25 to qualify as a Growth Credit.
• Interior stateroom (7 payments of $124.28 US/CAN)
Prize Prize Level 1 Level 2
• Ocean view stateroom (7 payments of $152.14 US/CAN)
# of Growth Credits
**See registration form for more details.** Auto-Pay Program payments will be drawn from August 2011 – February 2012. Note: If you win an award in the Sea of Opportunity, Get on Board with AIM! contest, you will be reimbursed for all or a portion of the amount of money you have paid into the Auto-Pay Program. The Auto-Pay Program is applicable to stateroom purchases only.
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• Balcony stateroom (7 payments of $180.00 US/CAN)
Wholesale Member (MBR) . . . . Preferred Member (PFM) . . . . . . Group Builder (GBD) . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director (ASD) . . . . . . Director (DIR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Star Sapphire Director (SS) . . . . Royal Emerald Director (RE) . . . Blue Diamond Director (BD) . . Chairman’s Club Director (CC)
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6,900 8,625 11,500 14,375 15,525 18,400 21,850 25,300 28,750
Prize Prize Level 3 Level 4
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you receive 150 percent of your personal BVP in Purchase Credits. you receive 150 percent of their personal BVP in Purchase Credits. you receive 125 percent of their personal BVP in Purchase Credits. you receive 100 percent of their personal BVP in Purchase Credits. you receive 10 percent of their personal BVP and of the personal BVP of their first- and second-level Members in Purchase Credits. you will receive an additional 50 percent of their personal BVP for a total of 60 percent of their BVP for the entire contest period. you receive an additional 50 percent of your personal BVP on those products for a total of 200 percent in Purchase Credits. you receive an additional 10 percent of their personal BVP on those products in Purchase Credits.
Growth Credits • When you personally sponsor a new Member after June 1, 2011, who places an order with BVP at the same time and has it shipped to his or her home address … • When you or any first-level Members you personally sponsored promote during the contest period … • When you establish, or a personally-sponsored downline Member establishes, a new AMR (with minimum value of $125/month) and maintain it for at least three order cycles …
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you receive 1 Growth Credit per new Member. you receive 1 Growth Credit per level promoted. you receive 1 Growth Credit in the month that the new AMR was established.
**For the purpose of this contest, “new” is applied to any Member who signed up on or after June 1, 2011. A deleted Member who activates their membership after a minimum of three years will count as “new” in the contest.**
$200 Product Bonus:
Simplify the cost of your voyage (at any level), with the assistance of AIM’s Convention Cash Awards. Every AIM Member is eligible. It’s simple. Depending on your previous prize level achievements, you can earn a Convention Cash Award that may be used toward your cruise package to attend AIM’s 30th Anniversary Sail-a-bration in 2012. The Convention Cash Awards are as follows: Earn points above 2010 contest: . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,000
Your Convention Cash Award* is: . . . . . . . . . . $250
*Convention Cash Awards are valid on cruise package purchases only. All convention cash is transferable. One transfer is allowed per membership, and Members will only be allowed to use up to $500 of transferred Convention Cash toward their cruise package purchases.
Each month AIM will give $200 Product Bonuses to the leaders in five categories (see below). These bonuses may be used on future product purchases of the Member’s choice. The $200.00 Product Bonuses are based on wholesale pricing, and shipping remains the responsibility of the Member. No BVP given on FREE product. Members can only win one category each month and each category only once. Ties will be broken by percentage of sales volume increase in the prior month. Product Bonus Categories include: 1) The most new Member sign-ups (first purchase must include an AIM Starter Pack). 2) Highest personal product purchases. 3) Greatest volume of NEW customer sales through MyAIMStore websites. 4) Highest percentage increase in Group Volume (GV) over previous month, excluding Personal Volume (PV). *Minimum previous month GV is 150.* 5) Highest purchases of monthly contest bonus products (based on BVP).
• All airfare to and from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the responsibility of cruise attendees. • Passports are required and are the sole responsibility of the qualifying Member, not AIM International. • Winners will be notified by January 10, 2012, and will have until January 31, 2012, to confirm their attendance at AIM’s 30th Anniversary Sail-a-bration cruise in April 2012.
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2011 Contest Rules and Regulations
These rules govern AIM’s 2011 contest offered by The AIM Companies™ and will apply to the contest period, June 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011.
Members will be automatically enrolled in AIM’s 2011 contest. AIM’s 2011 contest is open to all North American Members. Members who wish to opt out of participation may contact AIM’s Member Sales and Service Center at 1-800-456-2462. Please note that Members must be at least 18 years of age to participate.
Members will begin to earn credits from the beginning of June 2011 or the month in which he or she signs up as an AIM Member. It is the Member’s responsibility to monitor credits. No adjustments in credits or prize levels will be made after the end of the contest. There will be no compensation made to any contest winner for any unused portion of a contest award. Requests to make personal travel arrangements in conjunction with a contest award that includes travel must be submitted in writing to the AIM Member Services department. Additional transportation costs resulting from personal travel are the responsibility of the AIM Member. Airport transfers will be provided to those who use AIM’s official travel agency on group arrival and departure dates only. New Members who delete during the contest period and/or within 30 days after the contest period will not be counted in Growth Credit totals. A reinstated Member’s sales and promotion activity will count toward Purchase and Growth Credits as an established Member. Compression does not apply to contest credits.
Member Agreement violations: AIM’s Member Agreement is designed to protect all AIM Members. Violation of any portion of the Member Agreement may result in disqualification from the contest and possible disciplinary action. All aspects of the Member Agreement apply to the contest. Stockpiling: Stockpiling will not be allowed; excessive stockpiling will result in disqualification from the contest. Stockpiling is defined as purchasing more product than you can sell in one month. Discounting: Dumping and price-cutting will result in disqualification from the contest. Dumping is defined as purchasing large amounts of
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products and selling them below wholesale prices. Stacking: Stacking Members (also referred to as creating “empty” memberships) is strictly prohibited. Stacking Members is defined as establishing memberships in such a manner as to defraud another Member from commissions rightfully due him/her. This might be done by establishing corporate shells for the sole purpose of receiving additional commissions on product orders. For example, you cannot sign up Members and then purchase your products through them to win contest awards at a lower qualification level than your current title. Stacking also includes signing up more than one person per married couple. AIM reserves the right in its sole discretion to investigate and determine if and when stacking has occurred. Sponsoring: You cannot sign up an individual without his/her knowledge and consent. Sponsoring without an individual’s knowledge and consent may result in disqualification from the contest.
Prizes and Transfers
Cruise package includes accommodations based on double occupancy. You may request your own roommate or AIM will assign one. You may transfer your prize to another person. A contest prize may be transferred once. The signatures of prize winners and transferees will be required on redeemed award certificates.
The value of any prize earned is taxable. It is the responsibility of the prize winner or the transferee (if the prize is transferred) to file the proper tax forms.
Passports are required and are the sole responsibility of the qualifying Member, not AIM International.
the healthy way!
hen summer is upon us, sometimes we need an icy-cold treat to take the edge off the heat. But a frozen delight doesn’t have to be sugary, empty nutrition. Try your Ice cream sandwiches hand at making even grandma would love! tantalizing frozen To make: In blender, mix 1 cup fat-free Greek yogurt, 1 treats that are tasty banana, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, and 1 scoop AIM ProPeas® powder. Freeze until semi-solid, stirring a few times while and nutritious. freezing. Once it reaches ice-cream consistency, place 1 scoop between two low-fat cinnamon graham crackers.
Tantalizing tea with a twist To make: Mix 12 oz. green tea, 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon (ap prox. 2 tbsp. juice), 1 single-serving AIM Just Carrots® powder. Pour over ice, garnish with lemon wedge or fresh berries.
You can’t ‘beet’ juicy popsicles To make: Mix 12 oz. pure apple juice with full serving AIM RediBeets® powder. Pour into ice cube tray or popsicle molds. Add crushed fresh berries for an added zing.
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AIM Member since: 1987 Family: Husband Randal Zeluf Occupation: Registered nurse Number of downline in AIM organization: 107 Favorite AIM sales tools: The AIM website, datasheets, and the AIM Opportunity Overview booklet. Favorite AIM products: AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Herbal Fiberblend®, and AIMega®. “If I had to choose one product to become a household name, it would be Herbal Fiberblend. It is so foundational in addressing the often-ignored and somewhat taboo subject of bowel health.” Sponsors: Royal Emerald Directors Cyril and Jean Smith. New income uses: Diversification of the couple’s investment portfolio. “I love to speculate on real estate. My income has not quite equaled the scope of my vision, but it is coming.” New time uses: Community service, restoration projects, gardening, and reading. Business-building tip: “Avoid the pitfall of building your AIM organization linearly to the exclusion of depth. Avoid placing Members predominantly in your first-generation downline. Rather, strategically place them beneath existing downlines, up to and including your 5th generation. “In this way, duplication of yourself— mentoring, teaching, and supporting your downline so that they can do the same to theirs—is key to sustained success. You can only spread yourself so thin. “When you build two-dimensionally, every one benefits and is positively motivated. The significance of giving equal consideration to generational placement and relational context is critical.” Business tip: “Make a concerted effort to connect with people on a personal level. Respect confidentiality, but make a mental or written 14 theaimcompanies.com I 1-800-456-2462
note that will enhance your memory about a person’s needs so that you can better serve them at present and in the future. Intent listening skills are integral here. “I like to stress that AIM is an equal-opportunity business. The only prerequisites to success in sharing the AIM products and business opportunity are genuine care and concern
for your fellow man, integrity of character in all dealings, willingness to learn about and understand the AIM products and our bodies, and admission to not knowing something but being committed to finding an answer.” Other comments: “My experience with AIM has been somewhat atypical in that I have been a committed user of the AIM products since 1986 but did not decide to actively pursue the business opportunity until 23 years later. My parents and sponsors Cyril and Jean Smith almost singlehandedly facilitated my promotion to Director in the early years for which I am very grateful. I share this by way of encouragement. AIM’s opportunities to success are ever-present and remain undiminished over time. “I cannot overstate the influence of God’s leading and family support in not only my recent promotion with AIM but my immense fulfillment in sharing good news with others. “By its very organizational structure and mission statement, AIM exemplifies and is a portal to so many blessings, the tremendous legacy of which is incalculable.”
am so amazed at how AIM LeafGreens™ has helped me with Raynaud’s*. “Two years ago, I was diagnosed with the condition, and with winter approaching, I was dreading the cold days that would be coming. No one likes the feeling of being cold, but with Raynaud’s, it is a whole other level of feeling cold. My fingertips would get so cold that they would turn white and go numb. It was the strangest feeling. My thoughts would always be that I might be getting frostbite. “With Raynaud’s, I had poor blood circulation. I would try to warm up my hands as fast as I could but when I finally did, my fingertips would turn dark purple. This color didn’t look healthy either! “I noticed a difference this last winter. Even though, it had been extremely cold, I never had a problem with my fingers due to the Raynaud’s! I believe this improvement is because I have been taking LeafGreens for the past few months. Research shows that the greens in LeafGreens help to improve blood circulation. Now I have firsthand experience … in more ways than one!
My circulation has definitely improved and my fingers feel it.” Sylvia Jennings AIM Preferred Member Epping, New Hampshire LeafGreens contains the leaves of four green vegetables—spinach, barley, bean, and pea— plus broccoli sprouts. Each of LeafGreens’ green ingredients helps contribute to the powder’s cardiovascular health profile. The faba bean leaf in particular helps boost circulation thanks to the flavonoid quercetin. *Raynaud’s disease is a serious circulatory condition characterized by constriction and spasm of the blood vessels in the extremities. Women between the ages of fifteen and fifty are most commonly affected by this condition. In the majority of cases, the cause of Raynaud’s disease is unknown. Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.
People & Places
Rebuild Your Body with AIM Sarnia, ON – April 27, 2011
This spring meeting that was organized by AIM Directors Rita Vandertil (also the emcee) and Barbara Bird attracted over fifty attendees including six Members who crossed over the border into Canada. The event packed the hall of River City Vineyard—a church in downtown Sarnia. An admission fee of $5.00 per person was collected, and the proceeds were donated to feed the homeless.
Rebuild Your Body with AIM Mississauga, ON – April 28, 2011
Attendance was great at this AIM event, even with the tornado-like wind that blew all day long. The enthusiastic audience was treated to a wealth of information to enhance their health and businesses along with question and answer sessions. Everyone was given AIM BarleyLife® samples, and many attendees went home with prizes and giveaways.
4th annual Sizzling Health Event Barrie, ON – April 30, 2011
The many AIM business builders in attendance made this one-day meeting a true AIM family gathering. Guest speakers included Dr. John Shewfelt, chiropractor and Chairman’s Club Director; Muriel McPherson, Chairman’s Club Director; June Poswiata, Royal Emerald Director and emcee of the event; and Dr. Laura Gravelle, chiropractor and Group Builder. Inspiring testimonials were given by Blue Diamond Director and Million Dollar Club inductee Kimberley Smith and Director Wendy Espaniel.
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Crash course in AIM’s
overlooked business tools
With a toolbox as full as the one holding AIM’s sales tools, it is no surprise that some helpful items get lost in the shuffle. To brush up on the neglected tools, here’s a primer on what you may be missing and where you might have left it.
Did you know: You can figure your future commission in a snap. AIM’s Commission Calculator figures out your expected commissions based on any sort of parameter you can dream up. Simply input expected points for the various titles of you and your downline, and the calculator does the rest. This tool is great for seeing how much you can earn at your next promotion. Where to find it: Log in at the AIM website and go to Member Tools > Commission Calculator. Or you can type http://bit.ly/comcalc into your address bar.
teleclasses (audio)” link at left. Or you can type http://bit.ly/teleclasses into your address bar. NOTE: You can also listen to the last month of teleclasses by calling LiveAIM voice-activated learning center, 1-866LiveAIM (1-866-548-3246) and following the voice prompts.
Did you know: Current product pictures are available online, free of charge, to use on flyers, handouts, websites, ads … you name it. All product pictures (US and CAN) are available to download, and the images come in two popular picture formats: .jpg (for little jobs) and .tif (for big jobs). Where to find them: Log in at the AIM website and go to Member Tools > Downloads. Click the blue “Product photos” link. Or you can type http://bit.ly/prodimg into your address bar.
Did you know: The past three months of AIM Teleclasses are available online for your listening pleasure at any time. Listening is as easy as finding the one you want and hitting the play button. Most teleclasses include separate downloadable notes from the speaker. Where to find it: Log in at the AIM website and go to Events > Teleclasses. Click the blue “Past
Now for something new: Did you know: AIM’s newest sales tool provides product information in a pinch. Head to the store with knowledge in your pocket. Be the life of a party with a purse full of product details. The Fast Facts cards are pocket-sized flash cards of twelve popular AIM products. With features and facts on the front and the back loaded with benefits and health help, Fast Facts cards give Members confidence and conviction to share information about AIM products. Where to find them: Order a set of Fast Facts cards (5695E US/CAN) for $3.50 or pur chase a 5-pack set (5696E US/CAN) for $15.00 by going online or phoning the AIM Call Center. July 2011
Director Promotion David and Polly Miller Topeka, Indiana
David and Polly Miller from Topeka, Indiana, have been AIM Members since December 2008, and they became Star Sapphire Directors in February 2011. Their sponsors are Star Sapphire Directors Matthew and Karen Miller from Dundee, Ohio. David and Polly have been blessed with four children: Linda Diane, Joan Kay, Jay Dean, and Ryan Jon. They live out in the country on 10.5 acres. Their favorite AIM products are AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Herbal Fiberblend®, AIM Composure®, and AIM Cell Wellness Restorer®. They feel so blessed that they can enjoy AIM’s wonderful wholefood products, which have improved their own family’s health and the health of so many others. They have found many new friendships by sharing the AIM products with others, and they thank God for His gift of life, family, friendship, and healing in His will.
NEW Nutrition that Works! Canvas Bags Bags that can be used over and over again are popular alternatives to plastic ones that contribute to pollution. Along with insulated grocery bags, AIM now offers reusable canvas bags in striking black and green and sporting the AIM logo with “Nutrition That Works!” The bags feature a mesh-netting pocket for carrying a water bottle, a zippered top, a key ring, and a carrying strap. Order yours today for only $5.00 US/ CAN (5699E). 18 theaimcompanies.com I 1-800-456-2462
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New BarleyLife mixing instructions The new blend of BarleyLife is best mixed with a shaker cup or an AIM Mini Mixer (5590E). To begin, add the BarleyLife powder to your glass or cup. Then add water and shake or mix. If using the Mini Mixer, make sure to hit the bottom corners of the glass and to move the mixer up and down several times. These mixing methods ensure a smooth, rich blend that is free from clumps. Take a closer look, and you’ll notice little or no green specks in the foam, which is a testament to the new powder’s solubility.
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North American July Contest Bonus Products The Sea of Opportunity, Get on Board with AIM! contest began in June, and you can continue to increase your purchase credits—an additional 50 percent of your personal BVP—when you order any of the following products: Any Daily Essentials grouping, BarleyLife powder (US 5626E /CAN 5629E) and capsules (US5656E/CAN 5658E), LeafGreens powder (US 5537E/CAN 5539E) or capsules (US 5542E/CAN 5545E), Herbal Fiberblend powder (US 3217E, 3202E/ CAN 4485E) or capsules (US 3636E/CAN 4483E), AIMega (US 4033E/CAN 4036E), fit ’n fiber (5175E), FibreBalance (4487E), AIM CellStar superjuices (all US packs), Kyolic® Aged Garlic Extract™ (CAN 5282E), FloraFood (US 3788E, 3202E/CAN 378E), GlucoChrom (US 2767E/CAN 2772E), Frame Essentials (US 3645E/CAN 3647E), Health Solutions Multi-Pack (US 5437E), and Multi Sampler (CAN 5500E).
News & Meetings NEW License Plate Frames Most of us spend a lot of time in our cars, sitting in traffic or waiting for the light to change. AIM offers a way to make good use of this onthe-road time by advertising with “AIM BarleyLife … Nutrition that Works!” License Plate Frames. You never know who may become introduced to AIM simply by looking at your bumper, so order your license plate frames now for only $3.00 each (5694E US/CAN). July Webinar Wednesdays To attend one of the webinars, follow these two simple steps: Step 1: Sign up by emailing AIMWebinar@aimintl. com Step 2: Follow directions from forthcoming email to register for individual webinars • Maintaining your digestive health, it’s a win-win situation Keith Duff, AIM product specialist One-hour webinar, July 6, 11 a.m. MT • Learn how to develop, write, and begin sharing your AIM story Judy Clover, AIM customer service specialist One-hour webinar, July 13, 11 a.m. MT • Understanding AIM’s bonus programs Andrew Smith, AIM resources manager One-hour webinar, July 20, 11 a.m. MT • YouTube® and your AIM business Skip Taylor, AIM audio/video producer One-hour webinar, July 27, 11 a.m. MT
Fall Meetings Edmonton, Alberta Date: September 15, 6:30–9:00 p.m. Contact: AIM Canada™, 1-888-343-9977 or email@example.com Mississauga, Ontario Date: September 24, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Contact: AIM Canada™, 1-888-343-9977 or firstname.lastname@example.org AIMing Higher Fall Training Date: October 13-16, 2011 Location: AIM headquarters in Nampa, Idaho Contact: AIM USA, 208-465-5116 Holiday closures and month-end ordering AIM USA office and call center will be closed July 4 for Independence Day. AIM Canada office and the Calgary warehouse will be closed July 1 for Canada Day and August 1 for a Civic Holiday. The AIM Call Center will be open from 8 a.m. to noon MT on Saturday, July 30, to take monthend phone and fax orders. Internet orders will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. MT.
Call 1-800-456-2462, Option 1, to register
September Product Teleclasses
AIM FloraFood® for the school year Host: Phillip Jermann, AIM Quality Assurance Biologist Thursday, September 8 • 4:00 pm MT / 843.091 Looking beyond the headlines Host: Cathy McCrea , AIM Star Sapphire Director Tuesday, September 13 • 1:00 p.m. MT / 277.091 AIM BarleyLife®—NEWtrition that works! Host: Ryan Davis, AIM Quality Assurance Biologist Thursday, September 22 • 5:00 p.m. MT / 874.091 Is inflammation destroying your health? Host: Rose Bird, Chartered Herbalist/AIM Canada General Manager Thursday, September 29 • 10:00 a.m. MT / 971.091 September Business Teleclasses
AIM CellStar™ juice will be discontinued
Due to unforseen circumstances with supply costs, The AIM Companies™ has decided to discontinue all varieties of AIM CellStar juice. The superjuice will no longer be available when the current inventory runs out this summer. So stock up now on these antioxidant-rich superjuices.
The Art of Network Marketing Host: Yoli Huron, AIM Star Sapphire Director Wednesday, September 14 • 2:30 p.m. MT / 441.091 Simply Sharing AIM’s Healthy Cell Concept® Host: Judy Clover, AIM Customer Service Specialist Tuesday, September 20 • 1:30 p.m. MT / 828.091 How to get your site found on search engines Host: Kevan Lee, AIM Senior Marketing Associate Tuesday, September 27 • 3:00 p.m. MT /544.091 July 2011
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Published on Jul 1, 2011