Fall sale FAQs
2017 Girl Scout of Colorado Fall Sale Program
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Fall Product Program? Why should my girl/troop participate?
The Girl Scouts of Colorado Fall Product Program is a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn startup money for the year or get one step closer to reaching their next goal. It is less involved than the Girl Scout Cookie Program because girls can choose to do the entire sale online or go door-to-door and there is no inventory during the sale to manage. All troops receive 13% of their magazine orders as troop proceeds, plus $1/item for nuts and chocolates. Most importantly, the Fall Product Program helps girls learn the 5 Skills: goal-setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
When is it?
The 2017 Fall Product Program starts Sept. 23. In-person and Nut Promise sales end Oct. 15. Oct. 30 is the last day for online orders.
What types of products will girls be selling for the 2017 Fall Product Program?
Girls will be selling nuts and chocolate from Trophy Nut and magazines from M2 Media. New products this year include Honey Roasted Peanuts and Cranberry Trail Mix. The S’mores Mix that was popular in 2016 is back. Mint Trefoils will be available in a Girl Scout tent tin and Peppermint Bark will be available in a holiday penguin tin. We will also offer Time Inc. titles as part of the magazine portion of the sale.
What constitutes an online sale?
An online sale is one in which a customer makes their purchase of a magazine subscription, nut, and/or candy item through a girl’s personalized online storefront. In terms of nut and candy sales, there are two types of online sales.
Nut Promise Sales: To save on shipping costs, a customer can make a Nut Promise sale, which allows a customer to use a girl’s personalized online storefront to make a promise to purchase nuts and candy from a girl and pay for the items online. They will then coordinate with the girl and her parent or guardian for delivery of the products. Nut Promise sales include only the 15 items listed on GSCO’s nut order card. The last day for Nut Promise sales is Oct. 15.
Direct Ship Sales: A direct ship sale, which can be made through Oct. 30 using a girl’s personalized online storefront, is one in which the customer chooses to have nut and candy products shipped to them directly. This option includes shipping charges. Direct ship sales allow customers to choose from all nut and candy items offered by Trophy Nut.
Where will I get my sales materials?
Materials will be mailed directly to troop leaders and parents.
What types of rewards can girls earn by participating?
Girls earn rewards for each different part of the sale. In addition to earning Cookie Credits, they can also earn a personalized patch. Rewards for the 2017 Fall Product Program include both a small and large plush rabbit (at the $325 and $850 sale levels) and explore your dreams T-shirt for $425 in sales. With $850 in sales, girls earn a 10% discount at Girl Scouts of Colorado camps and for every $200 earned beyond $975 in sales, girls will earn an additional $10 in Cookie Credits. Check out the order card to see a full list of 2017 Fall Program Rewards. All rewards are cumulative.
Is the camp discount in addition to what I get for cookies or instead of?
The 10% camp discount earned for $850 in sales is in addition to any camp discounts earned during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program.
What are the names of the two plush bunnies?
The small bunny is Marshmallow. The large bunny is S’more.
When will I get my rewards?
Every effort will be made to ensure that Fall Product Program rewards are delivered to SUFSMs the week of Nov. 27, 2017. SUFSMs will distribute them to troops the following week.
How will I get my personalized patch?
Your personalized patch will be mailed directly to your home from the vendor.
What if I didn’t get an email to login?
To get started, go to: www.gsnutsandmags.com/gsco and follow the prompts to participate.
Create a Me2 Avatar: Your girl can create her own Me2 avatar to look just like her. As she moves through the online set up creating her personalized storefront, she earns virtual rewards that she can view in her Me2's room.
Launch Your Campaign: Once the storefront is set up, simply send emails to friends and family inviting them to support your Girl Scout. Increase your sales by sharing on social media, too!
Can I use one email to log in for everything or do I have to have separate email addresses?
If an individual is both a TFSM and SUFSM they will need TWO separate email addresses. This is necessary since those two levels of access exist on the same platform and the system won’t allow one email address to access both SU and Troop administrative functions.
However, if a TFSM or SUFSM is also accessing the system as a parent they do not need separate email addresses as those levels of access exist on different platforms. Below is the breakdown:
TFSM and Parent – one email address
SUFSM and Parent – one email address
TFSM and SUFSM – two email addresses
TFSM, SUFSM and Parent – two email addresses
What if my troop doesn’t participate, can I?
Yes! A girl is welcome to participate in the Fall Product Program even if her troop is not. A parent/guardian will assume the role of fall sale manager.
Can Juliettes participate in the Fall Sale Program?
Yes! A parent/guardian will assume the role of fall sale manager.
Can a troop submit late orders?
No. There will only be one nut/chocolate order placed. Also, please note, that we will not have additional product on hand.
Fall Sale Training Materials
All materials with the exception of the money envelope are available for download on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website. Also, Fall Product Program materials were mailed directly to troop fall sale managers (TFSMs) and leaders. If you did not receive materials or need extras, please reach out to your service unit fall sale manager (SUFSM) for assistance. If you are unable to connect with your SUFSM or your SU does not have one, please reach out to your product sales specialist (PSS). If you don’t know who your PSS is, please contact Customer Support.
Fall Sale Training
Contact your service unit fall sale manager for training. If your service unit does not have a fall sale manager, or you’re having trouble getting in touch with them, contact your product sales specialist for assistance. If you don't know who your product sales specialist is, please contact Customer Support.
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