I’m sure you’ve seen them in the store. They are onmany of the products you use every day. They are Box Tops for Education…but do you know what they are?
Box Tops for Education can earn money for your child’s school, but they don’t cost you anything. Before I had kids in school, I had always noticed them but never really paid attention to them. I didn’t realize that every time I threw one away, I was throwing away money that could help out local schools!
Then when Ethan started school, they sent home a note at the beginning of the year explaining how the program worked. It explained that Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs, and that over 80,000 k-8 schools participate. By sending in the Box Tops from products that you use all the time, your school can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need. Each Box Tops is worth $0.10 for your child’s school. It allows me to support the school simply by clipping off a box top on a product that I use regularly.
And here’s a tip: when you shop for Box Tops at Wal Mart, you can find Bonus Box Tops that are worth 5 times the normal amount!
The kids now know to look for Box Tops on products – for instance, when we buy granola bars, Lila knows to look for ones that have Box Tops that we can send to school with her. And lately, we’ve been looking for the Bonus Box Tops!
Box Tops for Education has contributed over $525 million to participating schools since the launch of the program in 1996, and I’m happy to say that we’ve been collecting Box Tops since 2010. The kids know to cut the Box Tops for Education off after the box is empty, and then they put the Box Tops in a little baggie we have on our school bulletin board.
When we collect 25 of them, the kids take turns taking them to school and giving them to their teachers. They have ownership in the program, and are proud to hand the Box Tops for Education in. They get excited when they clip Bonus Box Tops too!
Get your family involved in the Box Tops for Education program at your school. You’re just throwing away money if you don’t!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.