Samoas are among the top-selling Girl Scout cookies each season but one crafty girl has found a unique way to sell even more boxes of the popular treat. Charlotte Holmberg, a Girl Scout in the fifth grade from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, may exceed her reputation as her troop's Top Cookie CEO — the title a Girl Scout can earn for selling a lot of cookies. In 2018, Charlotte sold more than 2,000 boxes. And now she is upping the ante. Charlotte's mother, who works in marketing, caught wind of a meme comparing the similarity between the words "Samoa" and "Momoa" ... as in the actor Jason Momoa. Samoas are the coconut crusted, chocolatey, chewy caramel cookies in the lineup of Thin Mints, S'mores, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos and the recently released Caramel Chocolate Chip flavor, among others. (In some parts of the country, they're known as Caramel deLites.) With new inspiration, Charlotte got to work recreating the delicious treat's packaging with a pic of the "Aquaman" star. The mom and … [Read more...] about Girl Scout Uses Shirtless Picture of Jason Momoa to Sell More Boxes
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Courtesy of Instagram / Girl Scouts of Colorado As if any of us needed more of an incentive buy boxes and boxes of Girl Scout cookies, a 5th grade marketing genius just reinvented her Samoa packaging in the BEST way possible. The Colorado-based "Cookie CEO" Charlotte Holmberg—who earned the title after selling more than 2,000 boxes in 2018—is majorly upping her game in the new year. Turning her Momoas into Samoas, the elementary schooler redesigned her packaging to include Aquaman star Jason Momoa. Unsurprisingly, they're flying off the figurative shelves. Holmberg happened to have a marketing professional already on her sales team—her mom—and after spotting a few Momoa Samoa memes, she thought up the rebranding. The pair printed a shot of the Aquaman star on the classic purple packaging, and suddenly, everyone was eager for a box. It's definitely about more than the cookie craving. "The moms are getting really excited and they're saying that they need … [Read more...] about A Girl Scout Put a Shirtless Jason Momoa on a Box of Samoas and Sales Skyrocketed
By Karen D'Souza | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: February 19, 2019 at 6:30 am | UPDATED: February 20, 2019 at 5:01 am Amalea Thijssen has been selling Girl Scout Cookies since she was in kindergarten. She started because she wanted to meet her neighbors, but the 13-year-old says her sales didn’t really take off until she went from door-to-door to digital. Gone are the days when pint-sized entrepreneurs could only trek from house to house or set up cookie booths in parking lots to hawk their Thin Mints and Samoas. Like everything else these days, Girl Scouts can now peddle their wares online with the organization’s Digital Cookie platform. There, they or their parents can set up a site and reach out to friends and family through email and social media. “I love digital cookie sales. It’s awesome,” says the bubbly Amalea, who three years ago became the highest seller in Mountain View when she sold 1,300 … [Read more...] about Girl Scout cookie sales: door-to-door or digital?
Young actress Mackenzie Hancsicsak isn't letting stardom interfere with scouting. The 11-year-old, best known for her role as young Kate in "This Is Us," sold Girl Scout cookies at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night — because who doesn't love Girl Scout cookies.The star has tweeted about being a proud Girl Scout in the past, sharing photos of her troop and her badges. Girl Scout cookie season perfectly aligned with awards season, and Hancsicsak devised a plan. "Gearing up for SAG Awards," the pre-teen tweeted last week. "I'll be the one in a blue dress with Girl Scout thin mint cookies in my purse." She shared photos of herself getting ready for the big night.Once at the ceremony, Hancsicsak tweeted again that anyone who wanted cookies could find her at table 34. She and her co-star, Parker Bates, posed for a photograph with a box of Samoas. Not only did Hancsicsak sell some cookies at the ceremony, she also won an award with her cast mates for Best Ensemble in a … [Read more...] about Young Kate from “This Is Us” sold Girl Scout cookies at the SAG Awards
By Linda Zavoral | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 15, 2018 at 2:58 pm | UPDATED: August 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm The annual Girl Scout cookie sale doesn’t start until early 2019, but we already know what new variety the girls will be pitching. The Caramel Chocolate Chip will join the traditional lineup of Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles, Trefoils shortbread and others, Scout officials announced Wednesday. They’re calling it a chewy cookie with semisweet chocolate chips, caramel and — trend alert! — “a hint of sea salt.” The cookie is also gluten-free, giving the Scouts a second option for those customers. The other is the Toffee-tastic. Details: www.girlscouts.org … [Read more...] about Sweet alert: Here’s next year’s new Girl Scout cookie