Sales reps will receive a 1099-Miscellaneous showing your commission earned for the previous year IF you had $5000 in total sales and received more than $600 in commissions. This form will be sent before the end of January each year.

Find your 2022 total sales by clicking the Annual Sales Report Icon.

As a sales rep for Alison’s Pantry, you are considered self-employed and are responsible for paying your self-employment taxes each year by filing a Schedule C for your AP business.

**Alison’s Pantry is not a tax consultant. As with any financial advice, please consult your tax advisor or accountant for the most current and up-to-date information.**

Keeping accurate records is a must for your business.


Here are some expenses that you may be able to deduct from your taxes:

  • Telephone / cell phone costs
  • Internet Services
  • Mailing cost of catalog
  • Office Supplies (paper, ink cartridges, staples, paper clips, tape, etc.)
  • Food Samples
  • Computer and software supplies
  • Freezers used to store Alison’s Pantry products
  • Mileage for meeting truck for delivery, delivering catalogs and products to customers, picking up supplies, etc. Download the Mileage Log here.
  • Gifts and prizes given to customers for referrals, contest prizes, customer appreciation, etc.
  • Restaurant meals and entertainment (if business is discussed) are 50% deductible.
  • According to Bernard B. Kamoroff, CPA, in his book 422 Tax Deductions for Business and the Self-Employed Individual, he states that it is perfectly legal to add your school-age children to your payroll, hiring them to do real jobs and paying them up to $6,300.00 per year (this may have changed, so check with your tax advisor). You can write off their wages as a business expense; they keep the funds earned and do not have to file a tax return.

Webinar Help

The first part of this webinar is an interview with a tax consultant where he goes over some ideas on how to get the most out of your AP business and taxes.

Schedule C tax form: Federal Schedule C

More Information

Jamie Perkins Panaca, NV

Hi, I am Jamie Perkins from Panaca, Nevada.  I have been married for 19 years to my husband, Grant Perkins, and we have 8 kids 16 and under—Trevin, Bryson, Stetson, Tatelyn, Jexten, MaKyzee, Cutler, and Emmaree.  I don’t personally have many hobbies, besides chasing kids, but someday I am hoping to scrapbook again, possibly ride my horse, and maybe read a book!  In the meantime, I follow them to wrestling and basketball and shooting sports, cooking and cleaning and trying to stay sane!

I became a Rep in June of 2018, taking over for a friend that had new adventures ahead.  It was something that had been in the back of my mind for many years and I really feel was meant to be.  I was very concerned because I live 3 miles north of our town of 900, and 1.5 miles of that is dirt road. And some of those people come from Pioche, 14 miles further.  BUT, so far it has been GREAT!  Of course, we are rural, 90 miles to Cost-Co or Walmart, so that also creates a higher demand for our products.   People love their Alison’s Pantry, but they also love supporting a person that they can relate to, so let them get to know you, and you will love them right back!  I have doubled the business since I took over and I think a few of the reasons are:

#1–I had a lot of ideas about implementing more Facebook, which have really paid off.  I sit down and schedule a lot of posts at a time if I can, I take pictures almost every time we are using an AP product, I share lots of recipes from whatever I am making, and I get lots of feedback from that.  People love knowing who you are as a Rep, they love knowing what you are using and how you are using it.  If you believe in the products, then it makes it so much easier for them.

Believing in the products has been easy for me.  My mom started buying from a friend in Beaver, Utah, named Linda Jessup, sometime around 1990-91, when I was 10 or 11.  I remember being excited to go pick up the order and see we were getting.  The big mylar bags of pudding mix were our favorites and my mom has used Vegalene Spray ever since!!  So, when I was first married and a friend approached me about it, it was really easy for me to be excited to start buying from her.

#2– I do send a text reminder a week before the deadline, the Saturday before and then again on Monday for any stragglers.  I have a list of those who tell me they need or love reminders, so I don’t feel like I am bugging them because I know if they haven’t gotten their order in it is because they forgot.  I know that I was always needing a reminder to get my order in and to get my order picked up, most of them will let me know if they aren’t going to order so that I don’t have to text them again.

#3—I do a monthly drawing for all who ordered that month, with extra entries for those who share, comment, post, or get involved on facebook.  I usually do something simple, a whisk, a bottle of syrup, seasoning, etc.  I try to have a few items on hand so that they can choose and really get something that they will like and use.   I also do a $5 credit for friend referrals when the friend makes their first order.

#4—I do like samples!  I have done soup supreme in the 2 oz cups, cookies, strudel bites, bread with cinnamon chips. I DO NOT do them every month, but I try, it just depends on how crazy life is, but they support me and so I love doing little things for my customers, too!  I always have higher sales in those areas on the next order.

Some of my favorite products—oh boy, so many—I bake A LOT, so the crestware pans, the parchment, the SAF Instant Yeast, all of the seasonings, the Country Pride Chicken Nuggets, the Wyman’s berries, The Holten Beef Fingers, Country Gravy, Vegalene, the Stir Fry Veggies I have been buying as long as I can remember, the bread and roll bags are a must have for me, too!  Since I am looking to share products in my facebook posting, I am always amazed by how much I use.  I love camp chef, norpro, canning stuff, I have bought a little of everything.

I have loved being a Rep, I love the customers, getting to know them and speaking ‘adult’ has been a real blessing to me as a stay-at-home mom.  I am kind of a passionate person, so I put a lot into whatever I take on, so that is really helpful, but this company makes it easy to be excited and passionate about our products and our customers and I really have been blessed to be a part of it!

Catalog #2 Email Templates

Email #1 Catalog #2   

Subject Line – Healthy New Options for the New Year!


I don’t know about you, but I am definitely making some serious New Year’s Resolutions to eat healthier this year.  Alison’s Pantry has some fun new products that make it easier than ever! Check out these great new products:

cauliflower pizzaWe’ve been waiting and they are finally here!  Homemade pizza on Cauliflower Pizza Crusts are easy, delicious, and good for you too!

This SlimFast KETO MCT Oil supports mental clarity and metabolic function. It’s flavorless, odorless and an easy way to add energy molecules that fuel the body when you are in ketosis. Add some to your order today!

New! 100% Avocado Oil Mayo is made from cage-free eggs and rich avocado oil combined to create a creamy flavorful spread.  

Don’t miss out on Stephen’s Hot Cocoa Products and Chai Tea.  This is the last month they will be in the catalog so get them before they disappear! 

One last thing — follow us on Instagram for some yummy recipes, great ideas, and fun giveaways!  Instagram Link


There are so many more great products in the catalog this month!  You can see it here or just let me know if you need a paper copy. 

The Alison’s Pantry order goes in (date).  Check out the catalog and text or call me with your order today!  Or you can place your own order here:

Thanks so much!

(Rep Signature)



Email #2 Catalog #2 

Subject line – Do you love steak too?


Let’s admit it.  The hardest thing about getting dinner on the table is deciding what to cook.  Did you notice the week of meals menu ideas in the front of the catalog this month?!  Fantastic ideas for quick, easy meals your family will love!  Check them out!

Speaking of yummy dinner options, we’re now offering a new, smaller pack option for flat iron steaks. Cut from premium Hereford Choice beef, these steaks offer the great flavor your remember steaks having.  Better breeding means better steaks, and we know you’ll taste the difference!


Don’t miss our other tender, delicious Hereford products either!

#2616 Prime Rib 
#2602 Ribeye Steaks


Did you know that Soup Supreme is making some great changes?  All Soup Supreme soups will soon be offered in 4lb (64oz) bags for more consistent sizing.  They will also have cleaner labels with no artificial colors or flavors. Soup Supreme Soups are consistently best sellers at Alison’s Pantry and if you haven’t tried them yet, you are missing out!  Dinner has never been faster or more delicious! View Soup Supreme Soups

Don’t Miss Out! This is the last month that our fun Norpro Breakfast Tools will be offered. Get yours before they are gone!

2-coverDon’t miss all the other great products in the catalog this month!  You can see it here or just let me know if you need a paper copy.  

The Alison’s Pantry order goes in (date).  Check out the catalog and text or call me with your order today!  Or you can place your own order here:

Thanks so much!

(Rep Signature)

Marketing Helps: Catalogs 1 and 2

Retaining current customers and growing your sales is easy if you use these helpful tools each month!  Remember to download our REP MONTHLY CALENDAR (like the sample shown below) for weekly marketing ideas, and step-by-step helps to stay in touch with your customers.

Marketing Focus

The start of a new year is almost here, and Catalog #1 is full of fresh ideas and new products to kick it off!  We’re excited to announce that Jones Dairy Farm products are back (available now on our website, in fact!) and we’ve also add a great selection of healthy new products to help with New Year’s resolutions.  

grow-tagFrom weight loss goals to better organization, January brings new motivation. It’s a great time to help your customers bring more order to their menus too.  Whether they’re looking for easy, comfort-food family meals or foods to help with health goals in the new year, Catalog #1 offers delicious options.

If you want to take your sales to the next level, we’re making it easy! Utilize social media to keep your customers tuned in to Alison’s Pantry. Just Like and share our posts to your own business page and watch how it will help your sales.

Want to start a conversation with your customers about can’t miss products in Catalogs 1 & 2? Start here:

  • Jones Dairy Products are back by popular demand—These sausage and bacon products are naturally gluten-free with no added hormones, no nitrates or nitrites, no preservatives and no added MSG.  A lot of customers will be VERY happy to see these products return.
  • Foster Farms Chicken Sales–see pages 10 & 11 for nice sales on popular chicken and Corn Dog products!
  • NEW Hereford Beef products. We’re proud to now offer Certified Hereford Beef. It’s high-quality meat from premium breeding. You’ll taste the difference!

Sample Suggestions

Suggested Products for Sampling During Catalog #1 & 2:

Allowing your customers to see and sample products can really help your sales!  Here are a few products that we suggest sampling to help your sales:

Products Leaving

Please remember to let customers know about the products that will be leaving our catalogs after #12 when the new list is posted. Be sure to check this link to see the full list.  Then you can share this information with your customers so they can stock up on personal favorites before they leave the catalog.

Text Scripts

Duplicate these text scripts and send to your customers to round up better orders.  We’ve included shortened links to make it easier for you.

Text Messages to Copy for Catalog #1…

Text Message #1 – Did you get your catalog?


Just checking in to make sure you received your #1 catalog, I don’t want you to miss out on the new Cauliflower pizza crusts! We have been waiting for them, I am sure you have too!  If you need a catalog let me know or use this link:


Text Message #2 – Don’t Miss out!


It’s soup season and I don’t want you to miss out on all the varieties we offer, Who can choose?  A couple of them are on sale this month, so get your favorites! Let me know if you want me to add them to your order. Order goes in this weekend. See the catalog here:


 Text Message #3 – Last Call!


It’s the last call for orders, and you forgot to add our amazing chicken breasts, Perfect breasts for baking or grilling (don’t we all wish we had those!)  Orders are due tonight! I’m here to help you with your order, or you’re welcome to enter it yourself at if you prefer. Thanks for everything!


Text Messages to Copy for Catalog #2

Text Message #1 – Did you get your catalog?


I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  Can you believe it came and went so fast? Just checking to see if you received your catalog.  Check out all the great Super Bowl foods in the catalog this month! If you need a catalog let me know or you can use this link:

Text Message #2 – Don’t Miss out!


Don’t miss out!  This is the last month Stephens hot cocoa and chai tea mixes will be in the catalog.  So stock up before they disappear!  Order goes in this weekend. See the catalog here:   I will contact you again unless I hear back from you.

 Text Message #3 – Last Call!


Last call for orders.  Order goes in tonight and I didn’t want you to miss out on placing your order.  Here is a link to the catalog:   Do you need anything this time? Please let me know.  Thanks for everything!

Marketing Images

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Click here for our Catalog #1 & 2 marketing images, including the one at right.  We’ve done the work so you don’t have to!  Download these beautiful (and funny!)images and post them to your social media accounts or add them to your marketing emails.

Catalog Shortlinks

You can copy and paste the links below in your own personalized texts or emails to customers to link them directly to the current catalog.

Catalog #1 PDF:

       Catalog #1 Flipbook:

Catalog #2 PDF:

Catalog #2 Flipbook:


We’ll be sending a last call reminder email, similar to the one below, to all customers on our email lists the Saturday before their order deadline.  Many customers are not on our list though, so it’s a great idea to copy the info below and send it on to your customer list.  We’ve also included two NEW email templates for each catalog that you can use with your customers throughout the month. Just click below to access them.

Rep Emails for Catalog #1

Rep Emails for Catalog #2

6 Tips to Finally Stop Procrastinating

Studies show that 1 in 5 people are chronic procrastinators.  I think it’s more like 5 in 5.  Who doesn’t procrastinate sometimes?!

One interesting thing we have found at Alison’s Pantry is that the top reps with the highest sales make lots of reminders and they start early.  So, what I am saying is that procrastination might get in the way of your high sales.

With that in mind here are a few tips to help you not to procrastinate.


  • Chunk things down into smaller tasks. Take the tasks and break them into smaller, simple steps. Don’t make a disorganized crazy to-do list.  Create categories such as home, family, work.


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  • Start with your hardest tasks. My mom always said getting started was the hardest part. Count down from 5 (5,4,3,2,1) and then go! (See Mel Gibson, 5 Second Rule).


  • 15 min rule. This means just work on something for 15 minutes.  That is all.  Then you can do something else.


  • Tell yourself a new story. What negative things are you saying about yourself or the tasks that need to be done? Change your story! Be positive and empathetic with yourself.


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  • It doesn’t have to be perfect. Seriously. Done is better than perfect.  And done is better than nothing at all because you didn’t start.


  • Reward yourself when the task is done. Having something to look forward when the task is completed helps you stay motivated to get it done.


  • In case you didn’t already know, we have made a calendar each month for you that helps you not procrastinate.  Everything is scheduled out for you including when you need to get your catalogs out, and send out emails and text reminders.


Rep monthly Calendar 1

It makes it so easy not to procrastinate.  Just post the calendar where you can see it and follow it step by step.  You can even put reminders in your phone to help!

  • If you pull up the calendar digitally from the website dashboard. You can click on the links and it will take you right to the pre-made texts and emails.  All you have to do is copy and paste!

Let AP help make your job easier; check out the calendar, emails and texts and get those reminders done!  You will be amazed at how much it helps your sales!


– Julie, RSM

Catalog #1 Email Templates

Email 1

Subject Line – Guess what is back!


You will never believe which bestselling, customer-favorite products we’ve been able to bring back!

It’s our beloved Jones Dairy Products!

Jones Dairy uses a 126 year-old recipe to combine only 5 ingredients for the best tasting breakfast meats you have ever tasted in your life!

They are gluten free, no added hormones, no added MSG, no preservatives, no nitrates or nitrites and they are pre-cooked so just pop them in the microwave to warm before serving.


The new year is upon us and it’s a fantastic time to recommit to healthy eating.  Alison’s Pantry has AMAZING products to help you reach your health goals.

Don’t miss out on our new Del Monte riced vegetables in the catalog this month!  Eating healthy and low carb has never been more delicious! – Or Easier!  These heat and serve veggies are perfect side dishes or can be added to recipes for nourishing meals.


New! LivFit Superfood Organic Antioxidant Fruit and Fiber Blend – Get your fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and superfoods all in one place.

It is unsweetened and has a neutral taste that can be added to any foods (think picky kids) for a boost of nutrition and fiber.  You can find more great Better Body products in our catalog.


Stock up!  My favorite chicken breasts are on sale this month so grab them while they last!


There are so many more great products in the catalog this month!  You can see it here:1-Cover

or just let me know if you need a paper copy.

The Alison’s Pantry order goes in (date).  Check out the catalog and text or call me with your order today!  Or you can place your own order here:

Thanks so much!

(Rep Signature)


Email 2

Subject line – Who wants dinnertime to be easier?


I know.  Dinner time is crazy time, and deciding what to fix is the hardest part of it all.  Did you see the week of easy meals in the catalog this month?  So delicious!  So easy!

One of my favorite things about Alison’s Pantry is that it helps me get a warm meal on the table – fast!  My kids love the food and I love the convenience.

Here are a few of my favorites that I order every month so I can throw a quick meal on the table:

Bacon Wrapped Pork Fillets #5589 (my husband LOVES these!)

Daily’s Pre-Cooked Bacon #4835 (perfect for sandwiches, breakfast and soups)

Milford Valley Chicken Cordon Bleu #8553 (I make extras to warm in the microwave for lunch)

Quincy Gold Hash Browns #2418 (we love breakfast for dinner and these are great in casseroles). Did you know this product and the Daily’s Bacon above have been bestselling products in our company for over a decade!?

Did you know that you can throw Soup Supreme in your Instant Pot for 10 minutes and it is cooked to perfection?!  Toss the extras into our deli containers and freeze for a quick meal for one or two people later.

On Sale this month:

Heartland Chicken Noodle Soup #3302

Creamy Tomato Basil #1973

Don’t Miss Out! Our Blount products will be rotating out of the catalog after Catalog 2 so get your favorites before they disappear!

Don’t miss all the other great products in the catalog this month!  You can see it here: 1-Cover   or just let me know if you need a paper copy.

The Alison’s Pantry order goes in (date).  Check out the catalog and text or call me with your order today!  Or you can place your own order here:

Thanks so much!

 (Rep Signature)


Last Call Email