Bella positioned herself by the entrance and called out, “Five for 20, get your Girl Scout cookies, five boxes for 20 dollars!”

“How can I resist a pitch like that? I’ll take five,” I said, handing over a 20 note that cost me three bucks to pull from the ATM inside. Bella took my money and returned to her post, where she alternated slogans between “Five for 20” and “Only sold once a year, and they freeze beautifully!”

Now that we had our junk — Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, and Samoas — David and I said our goodbyes and raced through our errands so we could get home and savor a few bites of sugary nostalgia.

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johnandflo March 17, 2011 @ 10:59 a.m.

Never use the ATM in the grocery store. Just buy a pack of gum or anything else and get cash back. You spend less on your item and actually get something for it. I read somewhere (probably Facebook) that girl scouts only get 35 cents per box of cookies sold. Is this true? I still buy the cookies, but would like to know that the kids get more than 35 cents for a $4 box of cookies.


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