Amazon Prime Day 2017-Get Your Supplies Now

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For those of you who want to find some fantastic bargains for your home, your family and for your troop, Amazon Prime Day is almost here! For Prime members it begins tonight at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PST. I am looking forward to it because my twins are entering high school in the fall and the cost of the calculator they each need is astronomical! My husband and I are hoping for a sale on this essential item.

The Benefits of Joining Amazon Prime

Like many people, I was reluctant to buy any kind of membership for anything. What if I don’t use it? Will I be wasting my money?

Then my life got incredibly hectic this past January. Between a family crisis and working six days a week, time to shop for necessities was short. I did not have time to run to stores to get what I needed, especially one hard to find niche item.  My go-to store for it was out. I finally decided to try the Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial and buy what I needed without paying for shipping. I left a sticky note by my computer to cancel the subscription after 30 days if I was not happy with it.

That did not happen…I was thrilled with it…and so was my husband!

First, we both were able to buy whatever we needed without going into the cold, dark winter nights after a long day of work. With Amazon Prime, I get what I need in two days-no last minute running around to different stores and trying to squeeze it into my already packed schedule. When I needed to send something to my daughter in college, I could just point, click and ship.

If you are like me, you do not like to pay for shipping. There was no need to try to find things to get to the free shipping threshold…it is always free shipping with Amazon Prime (unless otherwise noted in the item description).

We were able to stream movies for free as part of our membership-again, no more going out to get a DVD. Prime Video will pay for itself with its vast array of television programs and movies for families.

How Amazon Prime is Helpful to Girl Scout Leaders

You are busy…whether you work for pay or work in your home parenting and volunteering. Those hard to find supplies are just a click away. There is also a wider selection of things online than in a store. While I am the first to admit my favorite place to visit is one of the many craft stores in my area, there are times when I just cannot get there. But in a few minutes of online browsing, I can buy what I want and I will have it in two days. No getting the kids into the car, no going out in bad weather, no getting to the store to find out what you want is all gone.

Budget-wise, it costs $8.25 a month for an Amazon Prime membership. For most people, that is a doable amount. Think of how much gas you use driving around getting things ready for your meeting!

Overall, I am very happy that I finally took the plunge this winter and got my Amazon Prime membership.

You cannot join in on the fun unless you are a member!

Prime Day 2017 – 30 Hours of Deals-Join now and start shopping tonight!


More Free Printable Girl Scout Cookie Thank You Notes

Leaders are always looking for freebies, and here is one for you! Many troops want to thank their customers, and here are some free printable Girl Scout cookie thank you notes that your troop can use. Save your ink and make one copy and bring it to a print shop to make copies. Your cost is reimbursable as long as you have a receipt to hand to your treasurer.

Free printable Girl Scout cookie thank you notes for your troop to use.

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New for 2017 is this pretty note card set from Fashionable Moms. There are also other thank yous that you can print on cards available on the site. Here is one of them. This blogger also has printable wrappers for your cookies. Find them here.

Need more ideas? This blog post will be very helpful to you!

4 Fun Girl Scout Cookie Selling Tips to Help Your Booth Sales

Although my troop decided not to sell cookies this year, that does not mean that this year’s selling season is going to go unnoticed on my blog. If you have been selling Girl Scout cookies for some time now, your troop may want to shake things up a bit.  Here are some fun ideas that I have found around the web to help you make cookie selling fun.

Here are some fun ideas for your troop to use to help them sell Girl Scout cookies at their next booth sale.

Photo by Hannah Gold

Girl Scout Cookie Crowns 

This soccer mom has a fun tutorial on how to take those empty Girl Scout cookie boxes (you KNOW you have them!) and turn them into crowns for the girls to wear at your booth or even going door-to-door.

Giant Samoa

This mommyblogger explained in her comments section that she made a giant Samoa cookie using the side of a cardboard box and shredded copy paper glued to it. I would use shredded brown construction paper mixed in with the brown paper.

Everybody Loves Girl Scout Cookies

Download this printable and use it to bling your booth, laminate to make pins, or shrink it down and print it on different colored paper to make paper necklaces.

Upsell Valentine’s Day

If you want to promote a box of cookies as a gift to give someone you like or love, check out my Valentine’s Day fun Pinboard to see many fun and inexpensive ideas to promote you sales.

What are you doing to make selling Girl Scout cookies fun for your girls and you?

Amazon Prime Day for Back to School and Girl Scout Supplies Today Only!

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Back to School and Back to Scouts is still a long time away for those who live on the East Coast, but for my friends and family who live in other places, summer break will soon be drawing to a close. Stores everywhere have replaced grills and swim gear with notebooks and highlighters.

As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm…and the deals! Today is the day to go to Amazon and try Prime for free for 30 days so you can get the deals and the free shipping that comes along with being a Prime Member.

Think of all the items you want to get for your troop and your own children (and hey, maybe even yourself!)in the upcoming months and get them all today.

Enjoy your shopping experience!