As a Girl Scout troop leader, Jennifer Garner helps teach important skills like decision making, money management—and how to up-sell those cookies to maximize profit. She also isn’t afraid to do some of the work herself, as evidenced by her Instagram posts this past weekend.
Along with a picture of her advertising the cookies for sale outside of a grocery store, Garner says, “Why yes, kind sir, we do have Thin Mints. #tistheseason #comeandgetem #whodoesntloveagirlscout”
But the mama of three (including two active Girl Scouts, 11-year-old Violet, and 8-year-old Seraphina) didn’t stop there: She also found a loophole that enabled her to sell some cookies directly to Instagram followers.
“While my Girl Scouts and Brownies have to sell their own cookies, I did buy a limited number of boxes from them to share with you guys,” Garner said in an Instagram story on Sunday. “So if you truly have no Girl Scout in your life, please send me your order and your address and I will try to hook you up.”
Just minutes later, she announced she was already sold-out—because it’s hard enough to resist the temptation of Thin Mints, let alone when they come straight from Jennifer Garner!
Garner clearly has a knack for cookie sales. And while she also has a good thing going for her with that whole “acting” gig, she has talked in the past about how she’s imparting some valuable marketing wisdom on her troops.
“I’m the one telling the girls, you know, ‘Try to talk about the gluten free because they’re a dollar more.’ Let’s have an upsell,” Garner said on Live with Kelly and Michael in 2016.
This year, the new variety of S’mores Girl Scout cookies are also going for $1 more. If you’re looking to snatch some up, keep an eye on Garner’s Instagram for her next flash sale. You know, for the sake of the Girl Scouts. 😉