This is a sponsored post with compensation received from General Mills. As always, all opinions are my own.
How Box Tops came to our home
I’m pretty new to Box Tops. Since we were homeschooling until about a year and a half ago, we never utilized the benefits. When our kids started going to school though, I became more interested in how Box Tops could benefit our kids’ classrooms and school. I was initially wary of whether the participating products were even a fit for our household. We are a gluten-free home because of Superman’s celiac disease, and we try to avoid GMOs and processed foods when possible (but let’s be real–I’m human and sometimes I need something fast to feed my starving children, especially since going back to work after 14 years), and I didn’t even know if there were any options for us. I was pleasantly surprised to find some products that would work for us on the list! So we used our CVS ExtraCare card, snagged some Larabars up, and went out on a 2-mile hike with a couple of our kids!
If you’re gluten-free like us, here are some compliant options (this isn’t an exhaustive list):
Cheerios™ Chex™, Annie’s® Gluten-Free Mac & Cheese Shells, Green Giant™ Canned Vegetables, Green Giant™ Fresh Herbs & Vegetables, Annie’s® Yogurt Tubes, Go-Gurt® Multipacks, Land O’Lakes® Cheese Products, Annie’s® Fruit Snacks, Larabar ™ Multipacks, Larabar™ RENOLA Grain-Free Granola
Lots of options
Aside from the above foods that are better options for us, there are a host of other household products, like Ziploc® bags, Reynold’s baking paper and cups, household cleaners, bath tissue, trash bags, and tableware.
Once I found out there were items I would actually buy for our family, I was totally on board. I mean, if I’m going to buy those products anyway, why not take an extra two seconds (or even better, have one of my kids take two seconds), and cut out a box top to take to school? We created an envelope and collected them to turn in throughout the year.
This year, CVS is making it even easier for me to help my family and kids’ classrooms by giving me Extra Bucks and a Box Tops offer at the same time! Keep reading to see how you can get some rewards, too!
If you’re not familiar with it, CVS’ ExtraCare is a free rewards program that gives you 2% back on all qualifying purchases and gives you extra deals in the store and online. From 08/20/17 to 08/30/17, General Mills and Box Tops are combining forces to offer you a $10 ExtraBucks reward when you spend $30 on participating Box Tops products.
Care for your school
Box Tops ultimately help schools do more. They help kids play more with more playground equipment, learn more with additional tools, and achieve more academically with resources that help them succeed. I asked some of my friends what benefits they’ve seen from Box Tops, and here are a few things they shared:
New sports equipment; New technology for computer labs; Class incentives and parties; Teacher trainings; Classroom supplies
One of my friends said, “I was the box top coordinator for my kids’ elementary school last year. We pulled in a $2,000+ check to use towards the kids’ education how the school sees fit.” Another said, “Our school PTO has the teachers collect Box Tops directly and we keep track of their individual earnings. Teachers then use that money for class incentives, and parties or save up for larger items, like technology. We bring in around $3,000 a year!”
I love this!
Being the wife of a teacher, the fact that we can basically pull in free money for our kids’ education is a no-brainer.
Get going with your Box Tops offer!
- Go HERE to learn more about the Box Tops program, print collection sheets or product lists, and to see how easy it is to earn cash for your kids’ school!
- Connect with Box Tops for Education on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!
- Look for collection drives from your child’s school, a school in your area, or just find a drive that resonates with you HERE.
So, in what ways have your kids’ schools benefited from Box Tops??
*Offer valid 8/20/17 – 8/27/17. $30 worth of participating General Mills BTFE products must be purchased in a single transaction with CVS card in order to receive 10 CVS ExtraBucks automatically at checkout. Net purchase determined after all discounts, offers and coupons. Each box top is worth 10 cents to redeeming school when clipped from box tops products and sent to the redeeming school. Only BTFE registered schools can redeem box tops. Limit $20,000 per school per year for box tops redeemed through the clip program. See www.boxtopsforeducation.com for program details.