What do college kids love more than anything? Sweet sugary treats. And most college campuses are remote from choices. And college students are LAZY. Show up at the dorm with Girl Scout Cookies, you'll be flooded with sales!
If you're sending your daughter out to sell cookies face-to-face, make sure she brings a friend -- it will be more fun that way.
Think your child's teacher has already been approached? She hasn't. Everyone else is just assuming that! And teachers love cookies, too.
Go to church? Ask your minister if you can set up a booth in front. In all likelihood, the parishioners are hungry after that long service and would love to have some Samoas for the trip home.
Nostalgia sells. But, as Julie Tilsner notes, you'll want to suit up first in full Girl Scout regalia. Maybe the woman across the hall from Grandma used to be a troop leader and can wax nostalgic about the old times.
No point swimming against the tide. If people are already in a food-buying mood, what better time to get them? Best of all, they can get cash back while they're shopping and you won't have to mess around with spending limits.
It's against the rules to sell cookies ahead of the start date. That doesn't mean your parents can't take 'reservations' (and beat out the other Girl Scout parents in the office).