Questions from the A+ Inbox were taking up such an enormous portion of the A+ Insider that we've decided to dedicate an entire post to answering them every month instead! We think this will be a lot of fun for everybody in the whole family. We have included as many as we can. We love you, your hair looks fantastic today!
A-CAMP, MERCH, BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL CONCERNS
Did I see somewhere that A+ members get a discount in the AS merch store? Did I make that up? Also, I'm super curious about when/how you decide to roll out new merch? Are there any new items in the works right now? I would buy the shit out of some AS tote bags and/or boxers! ?
Sarah: Yes! A+ members do get periodic discounts in the store, and whenever we're putting on a sale we'll usually give you guys an even bigger discount than non A+ members. We roll bigger batches of new merch before every A-Camp and before the holidays! But honestly, if the sparks of a good idea happen we'll make the shirt then and there,...
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This is one of the 3-4 posts we publish each month just for A+ members. Why? Well, because...
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