I’ve served as the Box Tops for Education coordinator at my children’s school so many times through the years.
I love the program and I’ve seen first hand how it has helped as a school fund-raiser.
It’s a new month and after the Big Game, the pantry seems a little lean, Box Tops for Education is a great place to start the pantry stock up!
You may not know this but the General Mills program began as an experiment on boxes of Cheerios in California back in 1996 with first-year earnings of only $1 million.
Since that experiment Box Tops for Education has grown to include more than 240 participating brands providing needed cash for 90,000 enrolled K-8 schools.
At the heart of the program is more than 75,000 volunteer Box Tops for Education coordinators who motivate local school communities to collect the 10-cent coupons which are redeemed for cash schools use for whatever they need most.
It’s an amazing achievement and to celebrate this milestone, this winter, the program is offering a variety of bonus Box Tops on more than 50 million packages at grocery stores and at btfe.com, allowing shoppers to DOUBLE their earnings with select products.
With school budget cuts across the nation, funding programs our children love has become increasingly difficult.
Box Tops for Education is now more and more important as it provides unrestricted cash to help schools with their basic operating needs and programs that would not be possible otherwise.
Programs and supplies such as field trips, textbooks, musical instruments, playground equipment, classroom technology, and arts and cultural programming.
“We are very impressed at how far the Box Tops program has come,” said Mark Addicks, chief marketing officer at General Mills.
“To say that we’ve awarded schools more than $525 million through this simple program is amazing to us.
However, it’s due largely to our participating brand partners and passionate coordinators that have propelled the program to this level.”
On average, schools in the U.S. earn around $900 annually through the program, but many schools earn more than $20,000 by clipping Box Tops, participating in bonus programs and shopping 300 online eBoxTops retailers at the Box Tops Marketplace.
One Reader is going to win a
Box Tops for Education Pantry Stock Up Prize Pack!
Filled with delicious and nutritious snacks and meal solutions, home organizing and cleaning products and cost-cutting coupons, the Pantry Stock Up gift pack includes:
New Peanut Butter Toast Crunch cereal
Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Dark Chocolate Cherry and Protein Salted Caramel
Progresso Recipe Starters
Food Should Taste Good Chips
Green Giant Fresh Box Tops for Education pencil pouch
Hamburger Helper Sweet & Sour Chicken and Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Betty Crocker Mac & Cheese and Au Gratin potatoes
Kleenex wallet packs and 184 count box
Scott toilet paper (4 rolls) and paper towel roll
Avery dry erase weekly calendar
Ziploc bowls and bags
Yoplait Frozen Yogurt free product coupon
a Rafflecopter giveaway
About Box Tops for Education
America’s schools have earned more than $525 million through the Box Tops for Education® program since the program started in 1996, including $47 million just since March 2012. More than 90,000 schools use that cash to purchase items such as computers, library books, art supplies and playground equipment. Schools can earn up to $20,000 by clipping Box Tops
coupons from 240 products and can earn eBoxTops by shopping online through the Box Tops Marketplace. To learn more and for a list of participating products, visit www.btfe.com.
Julee is a quirky, dorky, North Carolina Transplant with an appetite to taste the world, meets its desserts and blog about them. When she’s not behind the computer you can find her playing with her family, reading a good book and celebrating the little things.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”.Julee Morrison