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For Sellers

When you participate in the Mags&Munchies program, you're doing more than just helping your customers stock up on delicious treats (and having lots of fun), you're doing it with a goal in mind. Whether that goal is going ice skating, doing a community project, camping for the first time, or that trip to Texas your Troop has been working towards, you and your Troop know how much product you need to sell to make it happen.

But did you know that you're also part of a business, one that's run by girls just like you all over the country? Even cooler: The Mags&Munchies program teaches you skills essential for success both now and later:

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Money Management
  • People Skills
  • Business Ethics
     
How do I qualify to participate in the Mags&Munchies Program?

In order to participate in the Mags&Munchies Program you must be registered for the current Girl Scout year and you need to have your parent complete the Mags&Munchies Program Permission Slip.
 

How do I get started in the Program?

Your Troop Leader or Mags&Munchies Troop Manager will be handing out the girl envelopes and permission slips in September or early October.

In the meantime, registered Nassau County Girl Scouts can start selling magazines online through their online account as early as August 21. Getting Started Online is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Register for a QSP Account - If you have participated in the program before, use your previous login. For new users be sure to take note of your Girl Scout Online ID# when registering.

2. Customize Your Online Store - Girls can dazzle their welcome page with fun backgrounds and icons, add goals so customers can understand why they are supporting you, and upload a photo or video to make it all her own.

3. Spread the word - Girls can send personalized emails through their QSP account to invite friends and family to shop their online store. Would you like to reach more people than just your email contacts, promote your store link through a parent’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

*Internet safety is important. Adult supervision is recommended for all online activities.
 

What products are sold through the Mags&Munchies program?

Family and friends can order chocolates, nuts, snacks, magazines, photo keepsakes, water bottles, tumblers and organic veggie plants from you to help your Troop earn money for Troop trips and activities.

If you have customers that do not wish to purchase unique variety of items available, they also have the option of making a donation to one of our community service programs: Operation: Stop Hunger on Long Island and Project Thank You!

Check out all the products.
 

Are there rewards that I can earn through the Mags&Munchies Program?

Earning rewards is all about goal setting! First, check out this year’s cool rewards. Is there a reward that looks totally awesome? Write it down. How many boxes or magazines will it take to earn that reward? Write that down too. Now, talk to your parents/guardian and Troop Leader about your goal. Final step… work towards achieving your goal.

Check out the 2017 Mags&Munchies Program Rewards which include adventures trips, exciting items, and fun patches to help you set a goal.
 

Resources that can help you reach your goals.

Parent Permission Form - In order for girls to participate in the 2017 Mags&Munchies program, the Parent Permission form must be signed by a parent or guardian and given to the Troop Leader or Mags&Munchies Troop Manager.

Girl Business Card - TOP SELLER TIP:  Give people your business card and ask them to visit your online store to support your business. Make sure to write in your name, troop number, and Online QSP ID Number.   

Looking for other items that will help you reach your Mags&Muchies goal, visit GSNC’s Online Community (OLC).
 

How can I safely sell Mags&Munchies products?
  • Show your Girl Scout Spirit - Show off your Girl Scout Vest or Sash when selling Mags&Munchies… not only does this tell your buyer you are actually a Girl Scout, but it shows them all the activities they will help you take part in by buying Mags&Munchies from you.
  • Buddy Up - Just like in your Troop meeting, always bring a buddy! It's not just safe, it's more fun.
  • Partner with Adults - Adults must be present when girls are taking orders, selling or delivering product.
  • Be safe when walking your neighborhood by Planning Ahead - Map out what houses on the block you plan on visiting and avoid walking around with large amounts of money. Only bring enough cash to give change to customers.  Hand in the money you’ve collected to the Troop Mags&Munchies Manager as soon as possible.
  • Do Not Enter - Never enter the home or vehicle of a person when you are selling or making deliveries.
     
Be A Reader Program

Each Troop will receive the Be A Reader program poster at their Association Mags&Munchies training in the fall. The girls in the Troop who complete the Be A Reader program qualify for a free Be A Reader patch. Find a new Be A Reader evaluation form for 2017 on the OLC. Troop Leader brings the completed evaluation form to GS Shop to get a Free Bee patch for each participating girl.  Evaluation forms must be turned in by November 10th.

Mags&Munchies Program: Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I get the Mags&Munchies Program materials?

Your Troop Leader or Mags&Munchies Troop Manager will be handing out the girl envelopes and permission slips in September or early October.

Does Mags&Munchies accept coupons?

No, Mags&Munchies does not accept any coupons or discount offers.

Are checks acceptable payments?

Yes, all checks should be made payable to “Girl Scouts of Nassau County”. Please write Troop number in the “memo” line.

Does the customer get a receipt?

Yes! Customers should keep the pink copy of their subscription order form. Not only does it have the number for Customer Service, it is also the customer’s official record of the order and payment should they need it. Customers who order their magazines online should print or save the order confirmation page.

When do we collect the payment for magazine, nuts and chocolate?

Payment is collected when the customer places their order.

What if my Friends and Family Don’t Want to Purchase Mags&Munchies for Themselves?

If your friends and family aren’t interested in purchasing Mags&Munchies for themselves; ask them if they would like to donate $5.00 to Operation Stop Hunger or Project Thank You! Their $5 donation to Operation Stop Hunger will help send a can of nuts/snacks to local food pantries and a $5 donation to Project Thank You will provide a magazine subscription to our local National Guard or military personnel.

How do I earn a Share Patch?

When you collect two $5.00 donations for either Operation: Stop Hunger or Project Thank You  you can earn the Share Patch.  Friends and family can feel good about supporting Girl Scouting and our surrounding community.

What is a Reach Out Booklet?

The Reach Out Booklet is a way for girls to contact friends and family they may not be able to see face–to-face during the sale. Girls simply fill out the booklets (8 postcards) with legitimate names and addresses. Information regarding magazines will be mailed to each person listed in their booklet. Approximately three weeks after the first mailing a reminder will be sent. Submitting the Reach out Booklet earns a patch and your troop $2.00 upfront! No additional funds or rewards are earned for any subscriptions ordered through the Reach Out Booklet. No names or addresses will be shared or used for other solicitation purposes. Books are processed and mailed in January.

If I turn in a completed Reach Out Booklet and have extra names, can I turn in another booklet?

No, we can only accept one booklet per girl. However, if another girl turned in a booklet that is not completely full, you may add your names to her booklet.

Who do I call if I have a question?

For questions about forms and deadlines contact your Association Mags&Munchies Program Chair. For subscription related questions, contact Customer Service directly at 1.800.678.2673. They are more than willing to assist with any subscription concerns that may arise. For questions about nuts/snacks call 800.284.6887.