You can officially buy Girl Scout cookies online (goodbye salary)
Attention all Thin Mint-lovers (aka everyone who exists): Girl Scout cookies are going on sale ONLINE. That’s right, along with literally everything else you can buy via the Internet, you can now spend your savings on Tagalongs, Samoas, Thin Mints, and Do-si-dos, from the comfort of your own home while still clad in pajamas. Happy Cyber Monday, indeed!
Before you get too excited, the online sales program has only been rolled out in select areas, according to the New York Times, but the plan is to go national come January. So that’s one awesome way to start the new year.
Along with their practice of selling the cookies door-to-door and to your mom at her workplace, Girl Scouts will now be able to use a “Digital Cookie” to sell boxes online. It sounds like a cool mix between a cookie app, and a cookie website, where Girl Scouts can create their own page to reach friends and family.
“Girls across the country now can use modern tools to expand the size and scope of their cookie business, and learn vital entrepreneurial lessons in online marketing, application use and e-commerce,” Sarah Angel-Johnson, who is in charge of the new digital cookie approach, told the Times. That’s actually kind of awesome when you think about the business lessons these young girls will be learning well before they even reach high school.
While this sounds like the perfect mix between the best thing ever and the fastest we’ve ever drained our bank accounts ever, there’s still a catch. In order to access the Girl Scout’s cookie website, you need to know a Girl Scout. You can only gain access if you are emailed an invitation by a Girl Scout so yes, we are still going to have to awkwardly drive by a grocery store, hoping that the girls have set up shop there for the day, and hit one of them up for an invitation.
Seriously, with the holidays coming up, this is a perfect time to buddy up to your little sister and niece, who just might have that coveted Digital Cookie connection. So start figuring out how many boxes of Thin Mints you can fit in your freezer, so you’re fully prepared when it’s go-time.
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