Mags&Munchies For Girls
Are you excited to start your very own girl-led business? Choose to run your Mags&Munchies business all online, with the paper nut/chocolate/magazine order cards or a combination of both. It’s completely up to you!
Why is it important to take part in the Mags&Munchies program?
The Mags&Munchies program is the first money earning activity for your Girl Scout Troop. Selling chocolates, nuts, magazines, and photo keepsake items can help make dreams of your Girl Scout Troop a reality and you earn great rewards along the way. Even if you only complete the Reach Out Booklet, you can earn $2.00 for your Troop and a great patch for yourself.
Most importantly, by running your own business you’ll learn a lifetime of skills, including:
You can take customer orders online as of August 15 and in-person orders starting September 21, so jump in at any time… just remember, the sale ends on October 23. All registered Girl Scouts are invited to participate.
What products are sold through the Mags&Munchies program?
Ask friends and family to order chocolates, nuts, magazines, and photo keepsake items from you to help your Troop earn money for Troop trips and activities.
There are over 600 magazines to choose from in the magazine catalog found in your envelope. There are even digital titles to choose from at your virtual store. Some subscriptions even offer people a digital version along with their paper version.
Nuts and Snacks
Can be ordered two different ways - either at your online store or writing it in on your order card. You can also sell them at a booth sale! Each item is delicious, high quality and reasonably priced. We even have Gluten Free and Fat Free items. Remind customers to order extra items for holiday gifts.
'To Remember This’ Photo Keepsakes
This product line contains photo albums, greeting cards, posters, calendars and more. They make excellent gifts for anyone and everyone.
Community Service Donation Programs
If you do not wish to purchase nuts/snacks, magazines, or photo keepsakes, consider making a donation to one of our community service programs:
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. Want to reach more people than just your email contacts, promote your store link through a parent’s Facebook and Twitter accounts or hand out your Mags&Munchies business cards with your Online ID#. *Internet safety is important. Adult supervision is recommended for all online activities.
Mags&Munchies Program Rewards
Earning rewards is all about goal setting! 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.
Rewards for Magazine/Photo Keepsake Sales
You can earn rewards by selling magazines and photo keepsake items through the Mags&Munchies Program. These rewards are based on the number of magazine subscriptions and/or photo keepsakes sold. All rewards are cumulative. Girls will receive all rewards up to the amount they sold.
Rewards for Nut/Snack Sales
You can earn rewards when you sell Nut and Snack Products. The rewards are based on the number of Nut/Snack items sold. All rewards are cumulative. Girls will receive all rewards up to the amount they sold.
Resources that can help you reach your goals.
Parent Permission Form - In order for girls to participate in the 2015 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.
Be A Reader Program
Be a Reader is a program for girls of all ages with games and learning activities that focus on goal setting, money management and entrepreneurship that tie in with the Mags&Munchies theme. Each year the Be A Reader poster is distributed at the Fall Leaders meeting. The patch can be earned at any time of the year. The patches can be gotten at receptionist desk at the Council Service Center.
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.
Will you be having a Mags&Munchies Rally this year?
Yes, the Bowling Bash took place at the Sheridan AMF Bowling Lanes on September 26, 2015.
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 Island Harvest 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 your troop $2.00 upfront! No additional funds or incentives are earned for any subscriptions ordered through the Reach Out Booklet. No names or addresses will be shared or used for other solicitation purposes.
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 contact our Service Center office 516.741.2550