My son is starting 1st grade and for the first time, I’m on the Home & School Association. I’m co-chairing a few committees and act as the recording secretary. I’ve learned a lot about the HSA since joining – including just how important Box Tops for Education through General Mills is. I’ve seen the numbers and I’ve seen how beneficial the program is to our school. I decided it was time to actually start contributing to this and encouraging my family to do the same.
So, why Box Tops?
- Each Box Top is worth .10 cents. This translates to real cash for schools. They can then use the cash to purchase what they need.
- My family uses these products- it’s worth it for us to take the time, clip and help contribute without spending extra. It’s a way our family can contribute to the boys’ school, and it doesn’t cost us anything extra.
- You can include your children by letting them clip the box tops or teaching math with counting, etc.
Box Tops for Education™ Facts
- Box Tops is one of America’s largest school earnings loyalty programs.
- Over 80,000 k-8 schools participate
- Box Tops for Education has contributed over $525 million to participating schools since the launch of the program in 1996.
I headed to Walmart, as part of a regular shopping trip, to see just how many of my normal purchases had Box Tops.
I was really excited to see it was already a lot of my family’s favorite products, such as Yoplait Yogurt, Old El Paso Products, Nature’s Valley Granola Bars, Fiber One and more. What’s even better is that now there are BONUS BOX TOPS. These box tops are worth more – basically specially marked items, like the one above, are worth 5 box tops, allowing you to maximize your purchase.
With products that everyone has in their homes, I know I can ask grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles to save their box tops as well. It’s a win-win. I leave with my cart filled with back-to-school essentials for lunch, dinners and snacks – and my school makes money. You can’t beat it!
Are you a Box Tops Collector? What could your school do with the cash earned from the program?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.