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Fall Product Program

Nuts, Candy & Magazines

Welcome to our new, and first ever Fall Product Program!

Troops earn proceeds from the sale of delicious nuts & candy, as well as magazines, to fund activities and adventures. Here are some quick facts about the Fall Product Program:

  • Troops earn 20% of all items sold.
  • The Fall Product Program is a sale for friends and family only.
  • It's all online - no booth sales or door to door sales.
  • Girls get to create their own avatar and send emails through Me2, their own personalized website for customers to order products.
  • Troops have the opportunity to earn additional Cookie Program proceeds by participating in both the Fall Product Program and Cookie Program by meeting the eligibility criteria. See the Rewards & Proceeds section below for all the details! 
check_32Important Program Notes
  • If you or your girls need support getting into the system or setting their site starting on 9/6/19, email questions@gsnutsandmags.com or call 800.372.8520.
  • Per Girl Scout social media policy, posts shared social media must be limited to friends and family only, on a profile that is set to private, not public, and never shared on groups, pages or other sites.
Key Dates
9/6 Fall Product Program Begins! Login to Me2, build your avatar & site.
9/23 Reward Deadline: Send 15+ emails through the site to earn a patch
9/30 Reward Deadline: Reach $150+ in total sales to earn Rhino necklace
10/14 Fall Product Program Ends! Sites close & order taking ends.
Nov. Products ship to troops for delivery
Nov. Rewards ship to troops
Dec.  Proceeds direct deposited to troops from GSNETX
How It Works

shopping-bag_32Girls will register individually online and create their Me2, an avatar that looks like them. Then, girls will send emails to friends and family asking them to purchase nuts, candy and magazines that will support her troop and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Customers may also donate an item to Care to Share, benefitting military and first responders. It’s easy and fun for the girls to learn e-commerce and e-marketing skills. 

sale-tag_32Product ordered for in-person delivery will be shipped directly to the troop’s Fall Product Manager in November to be delivered by the Girl Scout to the customer, just in time for the holidays! If customers want their products sooner, they may elect to pay for expedited shipping at an increased cost and their products will ship direct, packed with ice, to protect them from high temperatures. 

money1_32 Troops will earn 20% of the retail price of all products sold and girls will earn rewards!

Getting Started - Girls & Families

Are you ready to dive into the Fall Product Program and help your troop earn proceeds for their next adventure while you earn fun rewards?

check_32Requirements for girl participation:
  1. Active 2019-2020 Girl Scout Membership.
  2. Complete the Product Program Permission & Responsibilty Form.
    Tip: Did you know the Product Program Parent Permission Form now covers both the Fall Product Program and the Cookie Program? Once complete, you're good for both programs!
  3. Starting Friday, September 6, 2019, go to the Me2 website, follow the prompts to login, create your personalized avatar and website and email to family and friends.
check_32Important Program Notes
  • If you or your girls need support getting into the system or setting their site starting on 9/6/19, email questions@gsnutsandmags.com or call 800.372.8520.
  • Per Girl Scout social media policy, posts shared social media must be limited to friends and family only, on a profile that is set to private, not public, and never shared on groups, pages or other sites.
Getting Started - Troops & Volunteers
check_32Requirements to be a Fall Product Manager (FPM):
  1. Active 2019-2020 Girl Scout Membership.
  2. Approved background check on file, expiring on or after 10/1/2019.
  3. Complete Fall Product Manager Agreement.
  4. Ensure your troop's bank account is registered.
    Tip: If you have previously registered your account, your troop should be good to go!

This is a great opportunity to earn extra proceeds for troop activities and experiences as well as prepare for the Cookie Program. Here are some additional benefits to participating:

  • There are no troop pre-orders, booth sales or reward selections to make.
  • No money handling by parents and troop volunteers - it's all done online!
  • Customers can elect to ship select products (listed below under "Product Line-Up"), directly to the troop for girls to deliver in person and pay no shipping!
  • All girl rewards also ship to the troop for quicker distribution.
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas will deposit the troop proceeds in the troop's account after the conclusion of the sale and all shipments have been received. 
Product Line-Up
Girl Rewards & Troop Proceeds
  • Believe in Yourself Patrch - Send 15+ emails by 9/23 Update: earn this patch when you send your 15+ emails anytime through the program!
  • Rhino Patch - $75 in Total Sales
  • Be the Difference Rhino Safari Jeep Patch - $150 in Total Sales
  • Personalized Avatar Patch - $250 in Total Sales (shipped to the girl’s address)
  • Rhino Plush - $350 in Total Sales
  • Heart String Art & Sequin Drawstring Bag - $450 in Total Sales
  • Large Rhino Plush - $550 in Total Sales 
  • Cookie Crossover Patch: Participate in the Fall Product Program, create your avatar, send 15+ emails AND sell 300+ packages of cookies in the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program
  • Additional Troop Proceeds: Troops with 50% or more of their girls participating in the fall product program who reach a per girl sales average (PGA) of $250 will earn an additional 2 cents per package in their troop’s 2020 Cookie Program!
    Tip: Calculate the per girl average (PGA) by taking the total sales of all girls and dividing that total by the number of girls selling. For example, ten (10) girls had sales totaling $3,000, which would mean they have a per girl average of $300.
Forms & Resources
star_32Training 

8/8/19 - Fall Product Program Webinar Recording 
This recording is approximately 1 hour in length which includes 30 minutes of content and 30 minutes of questions and answers by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas volunteers who attended the webinar.

paper-f_32Other Resources 
Frequently Asked Questions
  • What are the benefits of participating?
    Troops will earn 20% of total sales in the Fall Product Program, girls will earn reward, and participating in fall is a great way to prepare for the largest girl-run business in the world, the Cookie Program! 
  • What are the dates of the program?
    Customers will make purchases online from the Girl Scout’s site during the program, from September 6 through October 14. Products will ship to the troop in November for girls to distribute to customers unless the customer pays for expedited shipping.  

  • What products are being offered for the Fall Product Program?
    We offer 14 nut and chocolate items as well as a large selection of magazine subscriptions. Nut and chocolate selections include: Spicy Cajun Mix, English Butter Toffee, Mint Trefoils in a Girl Scout Tin, Peanut Butter Monkeys, Chocolate Covered Almonds, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, Whole Cashews, Butter Toffee Peanuts, Chocolate Pretzels in a Reindeer Tin, Pecan Supremes, Cranberry Trail Mix, Honey Roast Peanuts, Fruit Slices, and Peppermint Bark in a Snowman Tin. Also see "Products" above.  

  • When is payment collected for products ordered?
    Payment is collected when the customer places their order.  
  • What is a Care to Share product?
    Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas Care to Share program offers customers the opportunity to donate delicious Girl Scout goodies to our local military and first responders. If you can’t eat ‘em, treat ‘em!  
  • When will girls receive rewards? 
    Rewards will ship directly to the troop in November and the troop's Fall Product Manager will distribute to girls. 
  • When will the troop reveive proceeds? 
    Once all products have been shipped and recevied, GSNETX will receive payment from our Fall Product vendors and will then be able to process payments to troops by the first week of December. 
  • Are Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors allowed to opt out of rewards in place of higher proceeds? 
    No, this is not offered with our Fall Product Program, but it continues to be an option in the Cookie Program. 
  • How do Juliettes participate? 
    Juliettes will follow the same requirements as troop members. They must have an active Girl Scout membership for 19-20, complete the Product Program parent permission form, and setup site and launch her girl-led online business to friends and family! Juliettes will earn cookie dough and rewards, and cookie dough will be issued once all products have been shipped and received.
  • When will customers receive their magazine orders? 
    New magazine subscriptions begin in approximately 6-8 weeks. Renewals begin when the old subscription expires.   

  • Can I order a magazine for my business?
    Yes, however the subscription must be sent to a specific person. Subscriptions sent to a business name, library or media center cannot be processed. 

  • Who should I call if I have problems with my magazines or direct-ship candy/nut items?
    If you have any problems with magazine subscriptions or orders placed online for direct ship, call M2 Media Group at 800-372-8520 or email questions@gsnutsandmags.com.

    If you have any problems regarding an order you placed to have candy/nut items delivered by a Girl Scout, call 972-349-2404.
  • Why is GSNETX having a Fall Product Program? 
    Many troops have been in search of additional money-earning opportunities, and we’re thrilled to launch this streamlined, simple, online-only program, where girls will build financial literacy skills!

    Additionally, we are the only Girl Scout council in Texas, and one of very few in the country, without a Fall Product Program and we’re excited to join in the fun, offering this opportunity for troops to raise more funds for higher awards, travel, and other adventures.          
  • Does my troop have to participate?
    This Program is optional - any troop who wishes to participate in the Fall Product Program may respond to the invitation to participate, as with the Cookie Program.  

  • How and when will Girl Scouts receive their personalized avatar patches?
    Girl Scouts will receive their avatar patches by mail approximately 6-8 weeks after the patch has been earned. Make sure the address on her Parent Permission Form is correct to ensure she receives her patch without delay!

  • If we don't participate, are we restricted from other money-earning opportunities?
    No. Per GSNETX Policies and Procedures, Girl Scout troop participation in the most recent Cookie Program is required for approval of additional money-earning projects. This policy applies only to the Cookie Program, and not the Fall Product Program.

question-mark_32  More questions? See below who to contact for support!     

Support

question-mark_32 Questions? We're here for you!

Trying to get into the system, but haven't received an email? If your GIrl Scout is loaded in (meaning she is currently registered for the 2020 membership year and has a correct and complete paernt permission form), you should be able to register direclty on the site: gsnutsandmags.com/gsnetx.

Click the "Register" button to begin the short process to get started. Remember to use your Girl Scout's name the same way that it's been provided to Girl Scouts in the parent permission form and in our membership system so she "matches" our records.

If you are recieving error messages from the system, have any problems with magazine subscriptions or orders placed online for direct ship, call M2 Media Group at 800-372-8520 or email question@gsnutsandmags.com.

If you have any problems regarding an order you placed to have delivered by a Girl Scout, call 972-349-2404.

Reach us by email at productsales@gsnetx.org or by phone at 972-349-2404.