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Has anyone bought Girl Scout Cookies lately..?

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My wife came home from work tonight with a couple of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies that she bought from someone there. I pretty much like ALL of them. I opened a box of Tagalongs (Peanut Butter on a cookie, covered in chocolate). The price went up to $4.00 per box from $3.50. Now the cookies are smaller, and there are only 15 cookies in the box...!!!

I know it's for a good cause, but come on...... Do the Girl Scouts have to pull the same moves on us that all the other manufacturers do?? Raise the price and give you less....!!! (Yeah, I know...the Girl Scouts don't actually make the cookies.) I may seriously rethink buying them in the future.

Just sayin....

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Love the thin mints but for health reasons I am skipping them this year. I have heard there are less per box now.

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They are different prices this year. Just depends were you live.

PS If you want to make a donation , just make it to the troupe selling the cookies. They only get 25 to 50 cents per box anyway.

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Most grocery stores sell the same thing as girl scouts,but for 1.50. Taste the same and you get two times the amount per box for a fraction of the price.

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Up here I pay $5 a box, but I know for the most part it's going towards the scout's, therefore It doesn't bother me one bit.

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Everything for sale is priced for a profit. I don't understand how some people have a problem with that. Everything is going up, it's called inflation, and we are about to get a lot more of it.

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I totally understand that buying the cookies is basically making a donation to the Girl Scouts. I also understand that we live in a profit based, inflationary society. I get it. I'm not a naive person, It just surprised me that even the Girl Scout's cookies are going the "pay more for less" route.

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My wife bought me the same ones. Ate them all in one sitting and now I don't want any more. problem solved,

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This seems to be a more common practice. There are many brandname items I no longer buy because of this. I expect one or the other but when they happen at the same time-no more from me.

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no problem, as I've gotten older, the smaller package is probably healthier for me

absolutley addicted to thin mints with no self control - if the package is open, it means they are gone...

Besides the fundraiser part - the kids are learinng how to do sales and handle money.

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Each Girl Scout regional council decides which licensed baking company to use for cookie sales in that council, thus determining which varieties are available in the area covered by the council. Traditionally each regional Girl Scout council set the prices for cookies sold in that council and offer the option for customers to sponsor boxes of cookies to be sent to U.S. servicemen and women. This is the same for the Boy Scouts Trails End popcorn.

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Each Girl Scout regional council decides which licensed baking company to use for cookie sales in that council, thus determining which varieties are available in the area covered by the council. Traditionally each regional Girl Scout council set the prices for cookies sold in that council and offer the option for customers to sponsor boxes of cookies to be sent to U.S. servicemen and women. This is the same for the Boy Scouts Trails End popcorn.

that is interesting, love the thin mints and the caramel ones that I can not think of the name right this minute

Edited by martinfan5

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My wife buys some every year. They band together at walmart every year and the sell out fast. The boy scouts sell popcorn in late spring and my wife helps them also...

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Each Girl Scout regional council decides which licensed baking company to use for cookie sales in that council, thus determining which varieties are available in the area covered by the council. Traditionally each regional Girl Scout council set the prices for cookies sold in that council and offer the option for customers to sponsor boxes of cookies to be sent to U.S. servicemen and women. This is the same for the Boy Scouts Trails End popcorn.

Most interesting, I didn't know that. Nice to see they're sending cookies as donations to our armed forces, too. Good for them.

Mom got suckered into buying a bunch of boxes a couple of weeks ago from one of the ladies at church. The boxes and cookies were tiny. Product shrink, unfortunately, is a reality now given the falling value of the dollar and the resultant increase of cost (it now takes more dollars to do less work.)

Between that and some questionable things some of the executives of GSA have done, I don't know if I'd personally buy any cookies myself, and continue to support DeMolay and Rainbow.

Charlie Larkin

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They could seriously boost their profits if they sold the cookies next to one of the many new legal pot dispensaries in Colorado or NJ. As sad and odd that sounds it is true.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Girl-Scout-Does-Brisk-Business-Selling-Cookies-Outside-San-Francisco-Pot-Club-246452511.html

Edited by Nxr

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and the caramel ones that I can not think of the name right this minute

Samoas! They are also called Caramel deLights. Yea, I just looked it up. Apparently GS cookies are made by two different bakers and each call it a different thing. Or maybe people thought they were made from real Samoans?

One of the ice cream companies sells Girl Scout Samoa Cookie ice cream. To die for! Samoas are also sold as Keebler "Coconut Dreams" at your local grocery store.

Edited by Tom Geiger

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I got my Girl Scout cookies delivered to my house today, and my niece's daughter is the lucky salesperson. If I can help my family and the Girl Scouts, I will.

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Yeah, 2 boxes, 1 thin mints, and 1 samoas..and those are my favorite!!

Heard the story on the news about the Girl Scouts in San Fran, ha ha..great marketing, I'd say.

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I hear the Girl Scouts are making a killing selling their cookies outside of "medical marijuana" stores! :lol:

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I hear the Girl Scouts are making a killing selling their cookies outside of "medical marijuana" stores! :lol:

Not any more, the GSA told her she can't set up there anymore.

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I hear the Girl Scouts are making a killing selling their cookies outside of "medical marijuana" stores! :lol:

Not any more, the GSA told her she can't set up there anymore.

A few doors down would still work...

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The story I heard was the Girl Scouts do not tell the kids where they may or may not set up shop... it's the parent's decision. Apparently it depends on the specific state...

""The mom decided this was a place she was comfortable with her daughter being,” Dana Allen, director of marketing and communications for Girl Scouts of Northern California, told Mashable. "We're not telling people where they can and can't go if it's a legitimate business."

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I must be the only one that loves the shortbread cookies nothing better G.S. shortbread or laura doones and a cup of coffee in the morning. But everything is pay more get less now

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They set up at walmart every year and sell like crazy. my wife ordered some but have not been delivered yet. We always by from the kids....

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