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2011 Nuts About Reading Program  


It's Not Too Late to Participate! 

The Nuts About Reading Program runs through October 24, 2011 and 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! 


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."   


2012 Cookie Program  


Cookie Rally Kits!  

Our Cookie Rally Kits are designed to give you a creative jump start on the Cookie Program. Inside of these kits, you'll find several penguin-themed activities and crafts. You'll be able to make your own "Penguin Pillow" and decorate a "100th Anniversary Girl Scout Tote" to carry around your cookies! As you enjoy these kits, keep in mind the 2012 Cookie Program tagline: "What Can a Cookie Do?"


You must order at least five kits at a time (orders will be packed in sets of five). Kits are available for 750 girls on a first come, first served basis. Please complete the Cookie Rally Kits Order Form  and submit to Lindsay Guyer at


Extension of Product Program Vouchers

Please note that 2011 Adventure Credit vouchers, 2011 Membership Registration vouchers and 2010 Service Unit Nuts About Reading vouchers have been extended and will now expire on October 31, 2011. Adventure Credits may be used to purchase a gift certificate at GSEP Retail Shops.