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July 25, 2014

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Wow, that’s a lot of Thin Mints: How much Station Casinos paid for its Girl Scout Cookies promotion

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Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Home News

Boxes of Girl Scouts cookies sit on a table promoting the 60th cookie sale featuring the new flavor Daisy Go Rounds during the Cookie Kickoff Carnival Saturday at the Girl Scouts Frontier Council’s Training and Service Center.

Local Girl Scouts have hit a jackpot at Station Casinos, but don’t get the wrong idea.

The girls weren’t gambling. Instead, they benefited from a big order of Girl Scout Cookies from the casino company.

Station provided more than $100,000 to the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada to offer a truly sweet deal for members of its Boarding Pass customer loyalty program, who this month are being allowed to earn points for cookies.

The casino company did not reveal how many boxes of cookies it received for its six-figure payout, but the order was enough for Station to offer the promotion on two nights. The second will be Friday.

Station officials said the company obtained its supply of cookies through the regional Girl Scout council as opposed to an individual scout or troop, with the understanding that the funding provided by the company would be used throughout the organization.

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  1. Great idea! I'm happy to see them supporting a good cause!

  2. Just another way that Stations has supported our local community. To many are willing to attack without looking at what this company has done over the years.

  3. This company has been a true "locals" joint going all the way back to the Bingo Palace days. It is great to read about how they support the community. Although I don't live there anymore, whenever I visit I stay at a Station's owned property because they still treat me like I am a local!!!

  4. I'm waiting for the press release from Culinary slamming Station Casinos for this. No good deed goes unpunished especially when someone at Culinary has an axe to grind. And having talked to several people who work for Station Casinos and then seeing the Culinary attack efforts I'm thinking Culinary is clueless.

  5. It's always commendable when a gambling establishment makes a contribution to the welfare of tomorrows female leaders.
    I salute Stations management for their action.

    It's strikes me as odd the silence from the other casino's (like you could hear a pin drop) when you'd think they'd want to promote such a worthy effort.
    I'm not saying they don't contribute to this cause, but name recognition means an awful lot in this business when they spend millions promoting their own casino's. Is somebody asleep at the switch?

  6. Interesting discussion here, and thanks to everyone for their comments.

    One point I'd like to stress is that Station did not reach out to the Sun with this story. In fact, it was the other way around. We contacted the company after hearing that Station was giving away a large amount of cookies.

    We were curious about how much the company spent, so we called.

  7. Who cares about unions, publicity, or who did what first?! They're helping a good cause...that's all that matters!

  8. The Girls Scouts have been out in force out here. It's so tempting to buy a couple of boxes but being a diabetic, I cannot have the cookies in the house!! GOod stuff!! I did, however, find out that if you want to still buy a couple of boxes, you have the option of sending those boxes to our Troops overseas. The Girl Scouts will take care of everything. I thought that was a great idea!