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2011 Nuts About Reading Program  


Let's Get Started!  

It's now September 19 and the 2011 Nuts About Reading Program has started! There are several ways that troops can participate:

  • Send emails to friends and family to order magazines/nuts/candy at the QSP/Nut Online Program! Girls can create an account through the QSP/Nut Online Program to personalize their own landing page, send emails to friends/family (if girls send 12 or more emails, they will receive the "Online" patch), and link up a memo to their facebook page.
  • Sell nuts and magazines in person! Girls can take orders for nuts and candy using the order card inside of each girl packet and have customers complete the Pay Upfront Order Forms--remember, this year girls will need to collect money at the time of the magazine order (cash or check). If customers would like to purchase magazines with a credit card, they will need to do so online through the QSP/Nut Online Program
  • Complete the address booklet! It's easy--just have the girls in the troop fill in the names and addresses for 10 friends/family. She'll earn the "Together to the Top" patch and $3.00 for her troop.    
  • Customers with magazine subscription discount coupons can redeem them by attaching the discount coupon to the Pay Upfront form. Magazine subscription discounts cannot be applied with purchases from the QSP/Nut Online Program.  

Need Further Information?

Do you have questions about GSEP's Nuts About Reading Program? Please feel free to view our Online Training. This narrated PowerPoint presentation is sure to help! 


Council-Sponsored Nuts About Reading Rally!

This year GSEP will be hosting a Nuts About Reading Rally for girls in grades 2-5 on October 8, 2011 at the Valley Forge Service Center. This event will be filled with fun stations where girls can taste the products they will be selling, learn about this year's theme and come home with a rally patch! Please register through our eBiz portal. Just login and type "rally" in the search box. Cost is $3.00/girl. Registration is limited to 125 girls. 

Win an eReader! 

We're giving away nine eReaders! Want to win one? It's easy! Each girl that sells at least one nut, candy or magazine item during the 2011 Nuts About Reading Program will automatically be entered into a contest to win an eReader! Three eReaders will be awarded in each Service Unit district (500s, 600s, 700s).


New This Year: Digital Subscriptions! 

This year 60 magazine subsciptions will be available for purchase on a digital platform. Leading titles for Fall 2011 include Woman's Day, Good Housekeeping, Oprah, Seventeen, and Parenting. People,Time, and Sports Illustrated plan to give print subscribers free access to digital versions of their magazines as well.  


Most of the digital magazines QSP offers will be fulfilled via the Zinio platform, which is device-neutral. That means that subscribers can access their digital content from computers, iPads, other tablet devices, mobile phones, etc.


Customers can view available digital subscriptions when shopping for magazines online through the QSP/Nut Online Program by selecting, "View All Categories" on the left-hand side of the screen and then selecting, "Digital Magazines."   


New Tins and Products

100th Anniversary Tin

100th Anniversary Tin filled with Mint Treasures. $8.00


NAR Three Pack

Three Pack with Honey Roasted Cashews, Spicy Peanuts and Wasabi Almonds. $10.00 

Blueberry Pomegranate Crunch

Blueberry Pomegranate Crunch! $6.00


Schoolhouse Tin

Schoolhouse Tin filled with Chocolate-Covered Pretzels. $8.00