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Cookie Sale 2015 Everything you need to know
Welcome new and returning chairs! After tonight you will be able to say confidently…
My Contact Info Colleen Walsh (Leave a message!)
Rah-Rah Raisins Hearty oatmeal cookies with plump raisins and Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. Toffee-tastics Rich, buttery cookies packed with golden toffee bits bursting with flavor. Certified gluten free. Both are zero trans fat. What are our new products????
Gluten Free Toffee-tastics will be available by pre-order through Council only. Preorders began February 2 nd and will require pick up at Council in April. They will not be on the girl order card. Maximum order is 12 boxes/troop. Toffee-tastic cookies will be sold at $5 per box.
Didn’t get the ? If you did not receive the from Council to place your order please contact with: your name phone # troop # Service Unit name (Yorktown) # of boxes the regional office you will pick them up
Other Varieties Thin Mints: Crisp wafers covered in chocolaty coating. Made with natural oil of peppermint. Vegan. Samoas: Crisp cookies, coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut, and striped with a dark chocolaty coating. Tagalongs: Crispy cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolaty coating. Do-Si-Dos: Crunchy oatmeal sandwich cookie with creamy peanut butter filling. Savannah Smiles: Crisp, zesty lemon wedge cookies dusted with powdered sugar. Trefoils: Traditional shortbread cookies.
ALL our cookies have zero trans fat We now use mixed sustainable palm oil.
Digital Cookie 1.0 Also called DOC (Digital Order Card), this is an OPTIONAL online sales program each girl can choose to participate in or NOT participate in on her own. It is not a troop activity. At the start of the sale each girl should receive an from “Girl Scout Cookies” inviting her to set up a website through eBudde. She can then send out s asking people to order cookies online. * Girls under age 13 need to have an adult work with them.
What are the advantages? Customers who live too far away for you to visit can order cookies from you and have them shipped directly to them. They will receive their orders in a few days rather than at the end of the sale. (Including AK and HI, NOT PR.) Orders received will be fed automatically into eBudde – no reports to print out and hand in. Cookies sold this way will not have to be picked up and delivered – less work for you! Profit will remain the same and count toward your goal. There is a patch for 6 or more boxes. Toffee-tastics will be available for purchase online while supplies last. Customers who live too far away for you to visit can order cookies from you and have them shipped directly to them. They will receive their orders in a few days rather than at the end of the sale. (Including AK and HI, NOT PR.) Orders received will be fed automatically into eBudde – no reports to print out and hand in. Cookies sold this way will not have to be picked up and delivered – less work for you! Profit will remain the same and count toward your goal. There is a patch for 6 or more boxes. Toffee-tastics will be available for purchase online while supplies last.
What else should I know? Customers who order online will be required to pay by credit card. There will be a shipping fee for all purchases. There will not be a credit card fee. Customers may order donations for Gift of Caring. There will be no shipping fee but there will be a fee for processing the credit card. There will be an additional charge for shipments to APO addresses. These orders will NOT count toward the troop’s additional profit for exceeding last year’s sales.
DOC Shipping Charges and Handling Fees Shipping charge: 1-6 boxes $ boxes $ boxes $16.25 Op drop donation-- there is no shipping charge, only a credit card handling fee of $5.00 Additional fees for orders to APO/FPO/DPO
Shipping Rate Comparison If you were to ship 6 boxes of thin mints (9 oz. each, total weight 54 oz.) by US post, a large flat rate box (12x12x5 or 23x11x3) would cost $ If you chose to ship Priority (by weight and distance) the same size box would cost about $18.65 ($16.28 if you purchase your postage online). Fed Ex Saver to CA approx. $35.95 UPS 3DAY to CA approx. $40.23/Ground $21.74
Troop Rewards Troop Profit:.70/box Troop Bonus For Exceeding 2014 Initial Order: an additional.05/box. This bonus applies to all packages sold during the sale. (Only the cookies ordered for the Initial Order will count toward exceeding the goal – online sales, Goal Getters and booth sales do not count toward exceeding last year.) Super New Troop Award for Initial Order: New troops (those who did not sell in 2014) are eligible if their per girl average reaches 100 on the Initial Order. Girls will receive patch, troop will receive $25 gift Certificate to any GSHH shop.
In Addition: GSHH has a party planned for you- the Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Troop with the highest Per Girl Average in 2015 will earn a PARTY IN A BOX!!!!!! Everything you need will be supplied and delivered to a GSHH property of your choice. All girls MUST be registered. EACH girl must participate in the initial order. A troop is defined as having a minimum of 5 girls.
Cookie Credits 75 boxes = $15 in Cookie Credits For every additional 50 boxes sold, $10 more is earned. There is a maximum of $400 in Cookie Credits that can be earned. Credits can be used for GSHH merchandise, girl programs or camp.
Cookie Sale Phases 1.Initial Order Phase: February 27 th – March 22 nd 2.Goal Getter Phase: Ends May 20 th 3.Booth Sale Phases: 2 opportunities March Cookie Booth Week: 3/ Regular Booth Sales: April 24 th - May 17th
Delivery Sunday April 19 th Go to the Delivery Tab in eBudde and sign up for time once it is announced the sign up is open. BE PROMPT and be sure your car has enough room for your cookies. Each troop has a short window to get in and out. Count and Recount your order before signing for it – the receipt you sign makes your troop responsible for payment of cookies received. You MAY NOT distribute cookies to your troop ANYWHERE on the MS or HS property on Delivery Day.
Login: YOUR address Password: (Remember your caps!) Returnees: If you have logged in since July 14 th you should not need a new password. Complete ALL contact information requested. Make a new password. Update leader and cookie chair info, their contacts, and bank account information. Do NOT add girls’ names!!!!! Do not delete any names.
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INITIAL ORDER TAB Click on the girl’s name, enter # boxes sold of each variety Enter ALL gift of caring in GOC –DO NOT USE Op Drop yet!!!! Click on “OK”, then “SAVE”. Repeat for each girl. DO NOT SUBMIT UNTIL ALL ORDERS ARE IN!!!!!! After submitting the Initial Order submit Initial Order Rewards
Gift of Caring vs Operation Cookie Drop OR… Can I use Operation Cookie Drop to round up my cases? Answer: NO!!!! Only Gift of Caring can be used to round up cases.
WHY????? Because orders placed in Operation Cookie Drop will be VIRTUAL ORDERS - You will NOT receive them BUT you will have to pay for them. Orders placed in Gift of Caring will be delivered with your order. eBudde will AUTOMATICALLY round up your cases. Use this for Gift of caring orders. If you do not have GOC orders eBudde will round up cases and you will receive extra cookies. If your cases are full and you still have Gift of Caring orders place them in Operation Cookie Drop if you prefer not to have extra cookies. OR order anything less than a case from the Cookie Cupboard!
Use GOC to round up cases!!!!! After you see all your cases are full you could move any extra GOC boxes to Op Drop. Or, you could order them from the Cookie Cupboard
How Does the Troop Pay for Cookies? Cookie proceeds owed to the Council will be withdrawn automatically from the troop bank account by ACH. Any funds owed to the troop will be deposited by ACH to the troop’s bank account. It is important that all troops have on file an ACH authorization form. If you gave one last year and nothing has changed you do not need to update it. Be sure all troop leaders, treasurers, etc. are aware of these dates and funds are deposited timely. Use eBudde to keep track of girls’ payments to you and your deposits.
Go to the “Girl Orders” Tab to keep track of payments you collected
Go to “Deposits” tab to record your deposits
April 13 th - March Cookie Booth Week May 18 th – First Cookie Program Sweep (50% of Initial Order and Cupboard Pick Ups) June 1 st – Second Cookie Sweep (Balance of Initial Order and Cupboard Pick Ups) June 15 th - Third and Final Sweep (Any remaining balances owed to Council) When are the ACH “Sweeps”?
What if there isn’t enough money in the account? Do NOT lose the Troop Guide booklet. In it are the dates and contacts for any problems you may have meeting the payment dates. There are extensions available for the first two sweeps. There are NO extensions for the final sweep. Follow all dates and procedures for filing an extension. Be sure you are using the correct address when contacting finance.
Girl Scout Cookies at girlscouts.org/programs/gs cookies girlscouts.org/programs/gs cookies Littlebrowniebakers.com (for nutrition information too, as well as clip art, Your Cookie Rookie Video, and other videos) For fun activities, badges, recipes, clip art, sales tools, tutorials and more for all levels visit:
Questions? Remember: Sale dates - Feb. 27-March 22 Ask families about Toffee-tastics (gluten free) Tell girls and families about invitation to set up DOC from “Girl Scout Cookies” Use GOC before using Op Drop Delivery date: April 19th Get your orders delivered right away and deposit the money quickly! Do NOT lose Troop Guide booklet!!!! Remember: Sale dates - Feb. 27-March 22 Ask families about Toffee-tastics (gluten free) Tell girls and families about invitation to set up DOC from “Girl Scout Cookies” Use GOC before using Op Drop Delivery date: April 19th Get your orders delivered right away and deposit the money quickly! Do NOT lose Troop Guide booklet!!!!
We appreciate your time tonight and the time you will spend helping your troop with the sale!!!!