Box Tops for Education = Free Money for your School

Box Tops for Education = Free Money for your School

Schools need extra money. There’s no question about that. I don’t know of any school district that has an abundance of cash to do the extra stuff that kids need to make education more effective. Every year I get requests from my grandchildren to participate in their school fundraisers. Groan. One way I’ve been participating without any groaning on my part is by collecting Box Tops for Education. You’ve all seen them on the products you regularly purchase. But did you know what they’re for and how easy it is to get FREE CASH for your school?

Box Tops for Education = Free Money for your School

I recently bought boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios, Fiber One Streusel Bars and Nature Valley Crunchy granola bars. These are items I buy regularly at my local Walmart. Right now, select items have Bonus Box Tops for Education on them – which means more Box Tops points than usual. All you have to do is cut out the little pink Box Top Emblem, save it, then send it to school with your kids/grandkids/neighbors etc. The school redeems them for $.10 per Box Top. Now that may not seem like much, but you’d be surprised how many items you’ll find in your pantry that have those little pink Box Tops on them.

It doesn’t matter what process you use to remind yourself to cut them out (I generally cut them off before they go in the pantry, or before I place any box in the recycle bin). Then, it’s best to save them in one specific place in your kitchen, and when you feel like you have enough – send them to school. They do expire, so don’t let them sit around too long. I have a little snack size baggie in a magnetic clip on my fridge, and my grandkids keep an eye on it for when it gets full, then they ask if they can take it to school. Nothing ventured, but lots to gain for your school.

Box Tops for Education = Free Money for your School

Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs and your school earns $.10 for each Box Top (so watch for Bonus Box Tops which adds up more quickly). Over 80,000 k-8 schools participate in this great program, and your school can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever they need. Since the program launch in 1996, Box Tops for Education has contributed over $525 million to participating schools.

If you’re a seasoned Box Top Saver – keep it up. If you’re new at collecting, get started – you’ll be surprised at how many things you regularly buy are participants in Box Tops for Education.

I know I want my grandchildren to have the best education possible to prepare them for the future. If I can help by saving Box Tops in Education, so their school can have extra funds for an excellent education, I’ll do it!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General MillsĀ®. The opinions and text are all mine.


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