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Old 03-09-12, 02:18 PM
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Re: Girl Scouts were not at their assigned posts for cookies.

Originally Posted by FantasticVSDoom View Post
Yeah, Samoas are the gold standard... Dont understand the appeal of thinmints. Theyre ok, but not even the same ballgame as Samoas!!
My guess? People get them because they think they're less fattening than the other cookies. Probably influenced by the name Thin Mints. Oh I'll just have a Thin Mint, or 2, or 3.

That said, I like them.
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To me, thin mints taste good, plus they seem more densely packed than the other cookies (plus they're smaller) and seem like a better "deal." Of course, when you're paying 4 bucks for a box of cookies already, that's probably just a small consideration.
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Yeah, it seems better when they're densely packed. Many of the other ones come in trays so it seems psychologically like they're "cheating" you out of the right amount, but it's probably so they don't get smashed.
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Just to let you know what kind of volume is involved, my daughter's troop of 12 Daisies has sold 2800 boxes. That's an average of 233 boxes per kid and they haven't even done the storefront sale yet. THe vast majority is people taking a cute picture of their daughter to work and passing it around the office with the order form. So if they sell 3000 boxes, that's $12,000 for the GSA. The troop gets about 30%.
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Re: Girl Scouts were not at their assigned posts for cookies.

Originally Posted by cungar View Post
Just to let you know what kind of volume is involved, my daughter's troop of 12 Daisies has sold 2800 boxes. That's an average of 233 boxes per kid and they haven't even done the storefront sale yet. THe vast majority is people taking a cute picture of their daughter to work and passing it around the office with the order form. So if they sell 3000 boxes, that's $12,000 for the GSA. The troop gets about 30%.
That's quite a racket the GSA is running there
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Re: Girl Scouts were not at their assigned posts for cookies.

I heard that Thin Mints sell more boxes in the three months per year that they sell, than Oreo sells in a whole year.

Anyway, we have no shortage around here. EVERY grocery store, one of my neighbors, multiple family friends, etc... I've done hit my quota of scout cookies this year!

My favorites are the Thanks A Lots!
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Re: Girl Scouts were not at their assigned posts for cookies.

Originally Posted by mhg83 View Post
I love Girl Scout cookies but it seems like every year they keep jacking the prices up
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$4
Hasn't it been $4 for the past few years?


Oh and Thin Mints are the best
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Now if only the cocaine dealers would set up designated locations then I would be all set.
Call me.
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Re: Girl Scouts were not at their assigned posts for cookies.

I just got back from the grocery store, and picked up some cookies. Felt like a dick when they gave me $6 in change and I had to correct them for the proper $16. But hey, I got the stuff now.

Unfortunately there were no Shout Outs, which was on my list.
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Re: Girl Scouts were not at their assigned posts for cookies.

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Get off my block biach!
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Re: Girl Scouts were not at their assigned posts for cookies.

Is it just me, or is a girl scout locator not the best idea?
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Is it just me, or is a girl scout locator not the best idea?
Depends...
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Re: Girl Scouts were not at their assigned posts for cookies.

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I heard that Thin Mints sell more boxes in the three months per year that they sell, than Oreo sells in a whole year.

Anyway, we have no shortage around here. EVERY grocery store, one of my neighbors, multiple family friends, etc... I've done hit my quota of scout cookies this year!

My favorites are the Thanks A Lots!
I find that hard to believe... Oreos must sell a ton. I did find some articles saying that they are second only to Oreos in overall cookie sales (which is amazing) but I haven't seen anything about them overtaking oreos for the top spot.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
We agree. Keebler makes a version of them that will do in non-Girl Scout cookie season.
Keebler owns Little Brownie Bakery. If you get Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs,
Trefoils, or All Abouts, you're buying Keebler cookies.
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Re: Girl Scouts were not at their assigned posts for cookies.

My friend didn't deliver the cookies today. NOT ACCEPTABLE.
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Re: Girl Scouts were not at their assigned posts for cookies.

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
Hasn't it been $4 for the past few years?


Oh and Thin Mints are the best
Girl scouts have the at 3.50 around me.
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Re: Girl Scouts were not at their assigned posts for cookies.

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Is it just me, or is a girl scout locator not the best idea?

When you have a herd of the little bitches bearing down on you, you'll wish you had one of these:



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