Game On: Thin Mints or Caramel deLites?
In addition to supporting your favorite team during Super Bowl XLVI this weekend, you'll have another reason to cheer: Girl Scout cookies will be sold at thousands of cookie booths throughout central and eastern North Carolina from Friday, Feb. 3, through Sunday, Feb. 5.
The special Super Bowl cookie booth sale is a unique opportunity held during Super Bowl weekend. Regular cookie booth sales kick off Friday, Feb. 10, and last through Sunday, March 11.
Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines offers eight cookie varieties this year: Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades and Shout Outs! The price per box is $3.50, and all of the proceeds generated from the cookie sale program stay within the girls' local area and the 41-county council jurisdiction.
In 2011, Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines troops earned more than $1.6 million in proceeds. That's an average of just over $1,000 per troop.
"Girl Scouts in central and eastern North Carolina hope to sell nearly 3 million boxes of cookies this year, and the girls need your help to achieve that goal," says a spokesman.
Back by popular demand is the "BUY 5" promotion. Customers who purchase five or more boxes of Girl Scout cookies in a single purchase can enter their name in a drawing to win a year's supply of free Girl Scout cookies from Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines. Six winners will be selected and will be announced in April.
For the eighth consecutive year, Girl Scouts are participating in Operation Cookie Drop. Customers who don't wish to purchase cookies for their own consumption can make donations at any cookie booth location. The donations will be used to purchase cookies to ship overseas to military personnel serving from Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg and Seymour Johnson AFB. In addition, Operation Cookie Drop deliveries will be made to the USOs in Jacksonville and Raleigh and to the North Carolina branch of Give2TheTroops based in Greenville. Since the program first started, customer donations have purchased more than 415,000 boxes of cookies for men and women in uniform serving overseas.
For a complete list of Girl Scout cookie booths in your area, click on the Thin Mint in the lower left corner at www.nccoastalpines.org.
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