Cookies- where and when delivered?

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Cookies- where and when delivered?
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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 8:07am

I have a paid staff person that has been telling us leaders that there is a "rolling" cookie sale across the US that starts with deliveries early in Jan. on the east coast and moves progressively west as the year goes on, so Texas may have cookie sales in the super heat.

I know this is wrong. I don't like when incorrect info is passed out, even if it does give an answer to somebody's question of why we have cookie sales when there's lots of snow around.

Can you please post your area and when cookies are delivered to you.

Our is the Western PA area and it's this week... Feb. 22-26 as far as I know.

-Jen

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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 2:54pm
We're in Alaska, our cookie come come in this week also. My service unit is picking our us Feb 25.

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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 4:39pm

Actually, I believe this is true.
I've seen people here talking about cookie sales in the fall.
I've always envied that - I'd love to get that profit earlier in the year.


Anyway, we are central PA, and our cookies come in Friday, 2/26 for troops to pick up.

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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 11:18pm

In Chicago and NW Indiana, ours were delivered Feb 13/14 ish. Ours came in on the 13th.

I can imagine that sales are staggered, so the bakeries can keep up with demand, and keep people employed and keep predicting the better sellers. I can't imagine that Gs is selling them in August in the southern states, the chocolate would slide right out of the boxes!!!

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Gayle

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Mon, 02-22-2010 - 11:23pm
I understand it's staggered, but I just don't think it's like she said... rolling across the US.
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Thu, 02-25-2010 - 10:36am

B gets hers on Saturday.

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Thu, 02-25-2010 - 2:13pm

Our council has always required us to buy full cases, non returnable. I'm sure it's easier for them, accounting wise. Plus the fact that as troop leader and cookie mom, I always have people say do you have any more of this one? I guess I didn't order enough. Plus the extras get sold at booth sale anyway, so it's rare we get stuck with anything. Last year and this year, whatever few we have left will go to the VFW to put into their hero boxes going overseas.

Yes we have to eat the cost of those boxes we donate, but we'd have to eat the cost if no one bought them as well. This way it goes to a good cause and it looks nice on my end of year report!

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Gayle

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Thu, 02-25-2010 - 8:38pm

We need to buy full cases too. It's never a problem. Just today as parents were picking up cookies, I think they asked for probably another 25 or so boxes that weren't on their original orders. Plus we will sell lots at booth sales. It just works out for cookies this way. And for a troop who doesn't want to have a booth sale, they could always "sell" their boxes to a troop who needs more... there's often people looking for that last minute box and the council is out of that kind. At our booth sale last year, we were selling so many that we walked to the other side of the mall and bought cases of cookies from the other troop down there so we would have all the kinds at our table! It worked out well for them!

As it stands now we have around 40- 50 cases of cookies to sell at booth sales yet. (unfortunately, the snow is now falling again.)

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Fri, 02-26-2010 - 9:52am

Our cookies where delivered last week (Kentuckiana.)

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Fri, 02-26-2010 - 11:57am
I'm in NW IN, and my sister got her troop's order in last week.

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Sat, 03-06-2010 - 11:47pm

Whoa, whoa, whoa....

Cookie sales are staggered, but there is no grand plan to have them 'roll across the US' Each council chooses the date of their own sale and chooses the cookie company they want to buy from. No one dictates.

However, the companies do try to spread sales throughout the year for obvious reasons and provide incentives to councils who sell during certain times. You make more profit if you sell at those times! (I no longer know what those times are so don't ask.)

Here in Central NY we just merged 5 councils into one and are still running 5 separate cookie sales...it was too hard to pull us all into line in teh first year of the merge. Our cookie delivery is mid april.

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