While I was out doing some grocery shopping today, I was fortunate to come across Girl Scout Troop 30303 outside Safeway at the Hamilton Marketplace. The Girl Scouts already had a guaranteed sale with me before I even approached their table, but I still had them give me their best sales pitch. I have to say, they completely nailed it.
First of all, they had a very nice display setup and asked me if I would like to buy some cookies. I asked how much the boxes were and was quickly quoted $4 a box or 5 boxes for $20 — nice up-sell tactic. They also had a sample plate setup and offered a free “Thank U Berry Much” cookie, which I couldn’t resist. The girls then attempted to close the deal by mentioning they make wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts and even had some boxes pre-wrapped with some purple and pink ribbons and a red heart.
In the end, I walked away with a box of Thin Mints, Dulce de Leche, and Thank U Berry Much cookies which certainly won’t be my only three boxes of the season. My favorites are still the “Thanks-A-Lot” cookies, but they also tend to be the most difficult to find. In fact, I will buy three boxes if anyone can help me locate them.
If you are out and about, be sure to stop by one of the many locations in Novato and support the Girl Scouts. If you need help locating them, you can visit the Girl Scouts website and search for a location or even download their Cookie Locator app for iPhone or Android. And, at only $4 a box, why not get an extra one or two this year.
So what’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie?