SW go­ing cuckoo for cook­ies

South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - LUKE KIRKEBY

When the Cookie Time cookie buck­ets start being sold you know Christ­mas is only weeks away.

Massey Univer­sity de­sign stu­dent Sarah Jou­bert has been look­ing af­ter the South Waikato this year and has so far sold over 2000 buck­ets in November alone.

‘‘It’s crazy, you should see my garage. I’ve had to evac­u­ate the cars to get all the buck­ets in there,’’ she said.

Jou­bert is one of 110 stu­dents hired by Cookie Time through­out the coun­try each year to sell the pop­u­lar cookie buck­ets which come in var­i­ous flavours.

‘‘There is no set amount we have to sell but there are in­cen­tives and a good chunk of the money also goes to­wards the Cookie Time Char­i­ta­ble Trust which this year is sup­port­ing As­sis­tance Dogs New Zealand Trust plus on­go­ing spon­sor­ship of the Dyslexia Foun­da­tion of New Zealand so that’s re­ally good mo­ti­va­tion to sell them,’’ she said.

‘‘I’ve been go­ing to businesses and in the evenings i’ve been sell­ing them by set­ting up on the side of the road some­where, in stores, or at mar­kets,’’ she said.

‘‘In De­cem­ber we go and de­liver the or­ders but I’ll also still be sell­ing them at the likes of the Ti­rau Mar­ket and peo­ple can email me to place or­ders.’’

She said sell­ing the cook­ies was a great job for stu­dents.

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