Monday, August 8, 2011

The Price of Cookie Dough

Last spring I helped the Learning Center, where my children attend, do an Avon fundraiser. I won't go into details but it tanked. People didn't really participate so it didn't do well. It was a good learning experience for me, and I'm glad I did it, but I really thought we would blow it out of the water. Live and learn, right?

A couple weeks ago I recieved a flyer in my parent folder for a new fundraiser they are doing. This one is for various types of cookie dough (the ones that are already pre-shaped and frozen) and another flyer for some cinnamon rolls. The box of cookie dough is $15! The 24oz family pack of cinnamon rolls is $12!

I've had a hard time going out and asking anyone if they would be interested in buying these things because, WOW, $15 for cookie dough?

Am I just that cheap?

Am I?

I'm going to have a heard time justifying even buying some of it for ourselves, but I will just because it's the fundraiser for my kids' school.

Is there nothing better? Can these fundraising companies offer anything more reasonable than $15 cookie dough and $12 cinnamon rolls?

Now I've had this cookie dough before (Jim bought some last year from a co-worker who was doing the fundraiser for his kids' school) and it is convienant to have on hand and it does taste good. Thank goodness for that. But, really? I can take my lazy arm and stir up a cookie mix that I picked up for free!

Would it be rude of me to ask, once the forms are turned in, how many people participated? I'd love to know how many people were willing to go out and sell overpriced cookie dough and cinnamon rolls that weren't willing to go out and sell underpriced Avon products.

This is a non-profit school so I do hope it goes well. I just wish they felt they had better options than overpriced cookie dough.

1 comment:

  1. Given the overpriced crap that we had to sell for STM, STC & the Cub Scouts, it really shouldn't be a surprise.