Join as a hobby demo. Just wanting the kit and/or the first 30% off option ($150 or more placed within 45 days) is absolutely fine.
First order gets $25 in hostess rewards
This year, Stampin' Up is waiving the convention fee (in July) for new demonstators who joined since July 2013
You will have from the time you join through May 31, 2014 (actually June 2014 if you consider the pending month) to reach $300 in sales and try out all Stampin' Up! and the Pals Community promises. This time period includes Sale-A-Bration and the new Spring catalog to increase the chances you will mean your quarterly goal!
The Pals umbrella. Purchasing the starter kit through ME will get you all the resources the Stampin' Pretty Pals offer (contests, challenges, rewards, facebook chats, private blog updates, event organization, fun) automatically.
The opportunity to have a money making business - if that's what you choose to do.