UPDATED: June 5, 2020
Girl Scout Cookies in Connecticut Price Chopper stores.
Recently Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) reached out to Girl Scouts of Connecticut asking for our assistance with their cookie program. GSNENY received the delivery of their cookie inventory but due to COVID-19 related restrictions, was not able to get the cookies to girls and volunteers.
GSNENY requested, with the approval of GSUSA, to permit the one-time sale of Girl Scout Cookies to take place in Price Chopper stores to help them reduce their inventory more quickly. After very careful consideration, we have agreed to allow Price Chopper stores in Connecticut to sell some of GSNENY’s cookie inventory as a way to assist a sister council in need.
The cookies sold by Price Chopper will be sold at the same price as GSOFCT Girl Scout Cookies. They will not be selling specialty cookies - Girl Scout S’mores and Toffee-tastics. A portion of the proceeds of all Price Chopper sales of Girl Scout Cookies in Connecticut will go to our council and to the service units where the Price Chopper stores are located.
This special sale will take place in the month of June. The cookies will come from GSNENY’s inventory and any unsold cookies will be donated by Price Chopper to an organization in need.
Any questions from the public or the media regarding the sale of Girl Scout Cookies in Price Chopper stores, should be directed to Melissa Bellanceau, GSOFCT Chief External Relations Officer. If you are asked by members of your community, you can say that GSOFCT is allowing the sale of Girl Scout Cookies in Price Chopper only to help a Girl Scout council in New York whose cookie sale could not take place because of COVID-19.
Cookie Program 2.0 continues through June 28! Our cookie cupboards are well stocked, and we encourage girls and troops to let their cookie customers know that cookies can still be purchased. Check out our Cookie 2.0 flyer for complete information.
UPDATE ON COOKIE BOOTH SALES
Due to the ongoing concerns with COVID-19 and the necessary public interaction with customers at cookie booths, GSOFCT has made the decision to NOT hold any further cookie booth/public sales of cookies through the end of the 2019-2020 cookie program. Any troop that has concerns about unsold cookie inventory should contact the Product Sales Team.
Local in-person sales of cookies can continue with appropriate safety precautions in place.
· If comfortable doing so, girls/families can use contactless payment methods, such as Venmo and PayPal, to collect payment from customers and then do a porch drop-off of cookies to customers. NOTE: Ensure that both the family AND customer are comfortable with this arrangement.
- Alternatively, girls can take orders from customers and deliver cookies/collect payment once they fill comfortable doing so.
- All guidance from the governor and state health officials regarding wearing masks and maintaining adequate physical distance of at least six feet must be followed.
If you need to pick up additional cookies, please reach out to the cupboard contacts listed below to make arrangements.
FAQs about the 2020 cookie program and the coronavirus pandemic.
When is the last day for cookie sales during Cookie Program 2.0? Cookie Program 2.0 will wrap up on June 28. ALL pickups/returns MUST be made prior to June 28. Please be sure to check with the cupboard manager of the cupboard you wish to visit to confirm what the last day of operation will be for that particular cupboard.
When is payment due for cookies sold during Cookie Program 2.0? Council will initiate an ACH payment for amounts due for cookies picked up from a cupboard and sold between April 24 and June 28 in early July. We will take into account any cookies sold via girl Digital Cookie sites between April 24 and June 15 when calculating amounts due. If money is owed to the troop for online sales, the amount owed will be deposited via an ACH payment in early July.
TOP TIP: Consider a virtual cookie booth! Hosted on social media with appropriate adult supervision, virtual cookie booths allow girls to reach a large number of customers, share why the cookie program is important to them and their troop, and gives them an opportunity to try out a new marketing technique!
Where can I find a financial summary of my troop’s 2020 cookie program? A summary of the troop’s cookie program finances can be found in eBudde (click on the Sales Report tab). Here is a link to a short tutorial that explains the ins and outs of the troop sales report. This report includes the troop’s total sale amount, the amount earned in troop proceeds, and the total amount due to council.
My troop did not have sufficient funds in the troop bank account when the ACH payments were initiated and the payment bounced. What do I do? The first step is to confirm the information on the troop sales report in eBudde (on the Sales Report tab). If the payment bounced, the bounced payment will be reflected in the Payments Made section (ACH Bounceback).
If you see that there is an ACH Bounceback and the troop now has sufficient funds to cover the amount due to council listed on the troop sales report, please reach out to Sunny Johnson to advise. Be sure to include your 5-digit troop number and the amount due to council on the troop sales report when emailing Sunny.
If there is an ACH Bounceback on the troop sales report and the troop does NOT have the funds to cover the amount due to council, please reach out to the Product Sales department as soon as possible so we can assist.
How will the cookies be delivered to the hospitals and community health care organizations for the medical professionals to enjoy? GSOFCT will deliver these cookies in a safe manner following the protocol of the receiving facility.