This post is sponsored by General Mills. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you are a parent of school-aged kids, you’ve probably heard about Box Tops for Education and how they can help earn money for the school. For years, we’ve been cutting Box Tops off of product packaging and saving them up, but the process is now becoming easier for us all. Box Tops for Education program has begun to roll out its new digital collection process which will make earning money for your child’s school even more fun.
How to Collect Digital Box Tops
To collect digital Box Tops, you simply download the user-friendly Box Tops app, register yourself and your school, and then scan eligible receipts containing Box Tops products.
Similar to paper Box Tops, you’ll earn 10 cents for each Box Tops product purchased plus extra earnings for any Bonus Box Tops opportunities. The app will automatically add Box Tops to your school’s earnings bank, allowing you to see how much of an impact the collection process is making.
For each Box Tops For Education (BTFE) product purchased at Costco between 7/15/19-9/30/19, you can earn 10 Bonus Box Tops for your child’s school. Multi-pack Box Tops products purchased at Costco count as 1 participating product for purposes of this offer. To receive your Box Tops, your eligible receipt must be scanned in the App within 14 DAYS of your BTFE product purchase at Costco.
Keep an eye out for these Box Tops products at your local Costco:
- Honey Nut Cheerios
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Lucky Charms
- Multigrain Cheerios
- NV Biscuit Sandwich Almond Butter
- NV Oats N Honey
- NV Fruit and Nut
- NV Sweet and Salty Peanut
- Motts 90 ct
- Fruit by the foot
- Annie’s Mac & Cheese Variety Pack
- Annie’s Friends Cereal
- GoGurt Simple
What Does Extra Money Mean for Your Child’s School?
When I was a kid, teachers were given classroom supplies and even budgets to purchase supplies for their classrooms, but that’s not always the case anymore. Or those budgets are very limited. Teachers rely on the extra funding from programs like Box Tops for Education to bring in much needed materials and supplies that help our children learn.
With each school having the potential to bring in thousands of dollars each year, that could mean new books for the library, new science supplies, new laptops, field trips, and so much more. As a member of the PTC, I personally got to hear the funding requests from each grade level which made me feel even more responsible to help. Our children deserve nice science lab goggles, and a bus for their field trip, and fresh books for their classrooms.
The Box Tops program is a really fun way for parents to get involved, even if they can’t physically volunteer in class. I encourage you to join your school Parent Teacher Club if you can, or just be more aware of the products you purchase that have scannable Box Tops on them. It’s parents like you that make these programs successful, so please do all that you can to help your child’s school.
Drake Frost says
It is important for parents to understand that sooner or later, children will still hear some facts about money, and they will have an impression of finances based on data from the outside. These data from the outside, as you know, are often erroneous. Classmates can say that you can become rich only if you steal. Therefore, it is your participation that is important so that everything falls into place: you need to tell your child that money must be earned by honest work. And – I repeat – you don’t need to know the difference between a weighted and an exponential moving average in order to tell the kid the basic concepts about money, saving, and financial literacy. Good luck!