I got an invitation. DH keeps asking how much I must be spending at NM to get all the advertising they send. I buy a lot but I get it home and then decide if I will keep it since I am an impulse buyer. I probably take 80% of it back. I probably won't go. I have seen most of what they have and I don't really have anything I want.
I did get an invite to one in Charlotte, and my SA said they serve appetizers and you can register to win a prize. Getting us to spend more money is the goal, obviously. I'm going to be there next week anyway, so I'll see what it's like.