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Buying Girl Scout Cookies Has Never Been So Easy.

If the Christmas holiday season is considered the most wonderful time of the year, then the beginning of January must be second best, because that's when The Girl Scouts of the USA launches their annual Girl Scout Cookie Fundraiser. And, seriously, who doesn't love look forward to buying boxes upon boxes of those delectable Thin Mints?

The ( 2017 cookie season kicked off Tuesday, marking the troops' 100th year of cookie sales, and already people are in a frenzy over how to get their hands on classics like Samosa, Tagalongs, Savannah Smiles, Toffee-tastic, Do-si-dos, Lemonades, Thanks-a-lot, Trefoils/Shortbread cookies and the newest cookie addition, S'mores.

Back in the day, the only way to get a box of tasty Girl Scout treats was to know an actual Girl Scout selling them. However, thanks to time and technology, cookie-lovers can buy boxes by the boatload all with the click of a mouse, because the Scouts now accept online orders.

Read on to find out all the ways to ( purchase Girl Scout cookies below.

Know a Scout: The easiest and most traditional way to stock up on Girl Scout Cookies this season is by actually knowing a Scout. While door-to-door cookie sellers aren't as common in 2017 as they were some 20 years ago, finding a Scout within close proximity isn't all that complicated. Customers looking for a Scout to purchase cookies from just need to check with their local Girl Scout council, which can be found on the Girl Scout's ( website directory.

Find a cookie booth: Maybe the most common way to purchase Girl Scout Cookies is by finding a booth close by. Buyers can go online to the Girl Scouts website and search their zip codes to find locations and dates of when Scouts are selling cookies in a nearby area. People with smartphones can also find selling locations by downloading the Girl Scouts app, which will show local Girl Scout council locations along with the time and dates of sales all across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Digital Cookie platform: Now customers can purchase Girl Scout Cookies online. However, they'll still need the help of an actual Girl Scout to use the platform. Scouts run their individual ( Digital Cookie platform , so customers need to let a Girl Scout know that they're interested in purchasing Digital Cookies first. Through a Scout's personalized cookie site, she'll be able to track purchases made, keep an eye out on her cookie goal and manage orders and inventory all while customers have the ease of making online and mobile app purchases with a credit card on the Scout's site at any time during selling season.  What's even better is that Scouts won't have to deliver cookies to customers who purchase through the Digital Cookie platform, because orders are shipped directly to a buyer's preferred address. Customers can find out if Scout's have a Digital Cookie platform by checking their local Girl Scout council.

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Publication:International Business Times - US ed.
Date:Jan 4, 2017
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