Box Tops, Please.

In the last few posts, I’ve been talking about my friend, Joe, who has a teaching situation in which he has to supply his classroom in order to teach his students in the way he feels is most effective.  Schools can always do more and do better with more finances.  General Mills has a program called Box Tops for Education.  Hundreds of items such as Cheerios, Hamburger Helper, Kleenex, Betty Crocker, Viva, Chex, and Hefty have a symbol somewhere on the package that looks like this:


This small square is worth 10 cents.  You put a bunch of those together and they make $1.00, then $2.00, then $10.00.   At the school Little J attends, they turn the box tops in once a month, which looks something like this:


Products you probably use every day can do double duty: feed your family and support your kid’s education.  I think it’s easy to collect them; I keep a baggie in a drawer and throw the box tops in it as soon as I cut them from the packaging.  Our school sends home a sheet to tape the box tops on. I do that while I’m watching TV.  Guess what? I just made the school $3.00.

Contact your Parent-Teacher Association and see if this program is being used.  If you don’t have anyone currently involved in being educated, I would be so happy to take those Box Tops off your hands.  I’ll even pay your postage.  Copy of DSCF0027Would it help for you to know that the winning class gets a special treat each month and Little J would love for his class to get the treat???  Pretty Please???  How can you say no to this face?  


  Here are more products from which you can collect Box Tops for Education:

  • Green Giant® Bagged Vegetables with Sauce
  • Green Giant® Frozen Complete Skillet Meals
  • Green Giant® Just For One!® Vegetables
  • Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries
  • Totino’s® Pizza Rolls® Pizza Snacks
Meals & Sides (13)
  • Betty Crocker® Casserole Potatoes
  • Betty Crocker® Potato Buds® Mashed Potatoes
  • Betty Crocker® Seasoned Mashed Potatoes
  • Chicken Helper®
  • Chicken Helper® Microwave Singles®
  • Hamburger Helper®
  • Hamburger Helper® Microwave Singles®
  • Hamburger Helper® Microwave Singles® Cup
  • Old El Paso® Dinner Kits
  • Old El Paso® Taco Shells
  • Old El Paso® Tortillas
  • Suddenly Salad® Mixes
  • Tuna Helper®
Paper Products (17)
  • COTTONELLE FRESH® Flushable Moist Wipes
  • COTTONELLE® Bath Tissue
  • COTTONELLE® Bath Tissue Ultra
  • COTTONELLE® Bath Tissue with Aloe & E
  • COTTONELLE® For Kids Bath Tissue
  • COTTONELLE® For Kids Flushable Moist Wipes
  • HUGGIES® Baby Wipes
  • KLEENEX® Anti-Viral Tissue (25 & 112 count)
  • KLEENEX® Dinner Napkins (50 count)
  • KLEENEX® Facial Tissue (200, 240 & 280 count)
  • SCOTT® 1000 Count Bath Tissue
  • SCOTT® Extra Soft Bath Tissue
  • SCOTT® Paper Towels
  • SCOTT® Pre-Moistened Wipes
  • SCOTT® Rags in a Box
  • SCOTT® Shop Towels
  • VIVA® Paper Towels
Products with Limited Availability (11)
  • Avery® Permanent Markers
  • Boo Berry® Cereal
  • Count Chocula® Cereal
  • Country® Corn Flakes
  • Franken Berry® Cereal
  • Hershey’s® Brownie Mix
  • Kaboom® Cereal
  • Macaroni Grill® Multi-packs
  • Pappalo’s® Pizza Snacks
  • Progresso® Soup Multi-packs
  • Rose Totino’s® Air Crisp Pizza
Refrigerated & Dairy (16)
  • Pillsbury® Brownie Batter
  • Pillsbury® Create ‘n Bake® Cookies
  • Pillsbury® Crescent Rolls
  • Pillsbury® Crescent Rounds
  • Pillsbury® Flaky Twists
  • Pillsbury® Grands! ® Biscuits
  • Pillsbury® Grands! ® Sweet Rolls
  • Pillsbury® Pizza Crust
  • Pillsbury® Ready To Bake! ™ Cookies
  • Pillsbury® Simply Bake® Bars
  • Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls
  • Yoplait® Go-GURT® Fizzix™ Yogurt
  • Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt
  • Yoplait® Kids Yogurt
  • Yoplait® Kids Yogurt Drink
  • Yoplait® Trix® Multipack Yogurt
School & Office Supplies (25)
  • Avery® Address Labels
  • Avery® Dark T-Shirt Transfers
  • Avery® Durable Binders
  • Avery® File Folder Labels
  • Avery® Flexible Binders
  • Avery® Glue Stic
  • Avery® Heavy Duty Binders
  • Avery® ID Labels
  • Avery® Index Maker Dividers
  • Avery® Insertable Dividers
  • Avery® Light T-Shirt Transfers
  • Avery® Magnet Sheets
  • Avery® Name Badges
  • Avery® Ready Index Dividers
  • Avery® Recycled Chipboard Binders
  • Avery® Report Covers
  • Avery® Sheet Protectors
  • Avery® Shipping Labels
  • Avery® Silhouette™ Binders
  • Avery® Sticker Paper
  • Avery® Stretchable T-Shirt Transfers
  • Avery® Write-On Dividers
  • Hi-Liter® Brand Highlighters
  • Marks-A-Lot® Dry Erase Markers
  • Marks-A-Lot® Permanent Markers
Snacks (45)
  • 100 Calorie Chex Mix® Snack Mix
  • Batman™ Fruit Flavored Shapes
  • Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot®
  • Betty Crocker® Fruit Flavored Snack Variety Pack
  • Betty Crocker® Fruit Gushers®
  • Betty Crocker® Fruit Roll-Ups®
  • Care Bears™ Fruit Flavored Shapes
  • Caribou Coffee® Bars
  • Cascadian Farm® Fiber Right™ Almond Butter Crunchy Granola Bar
  • Cascadian Farm® Fiber Right™ Dark Chocolate Almond Chewy Granola Bar
  • Cascadian Farm® Flax Right™ Harvest Crunchy Granola Bar
  • Cascadian Farm® Sweet & Salty Bars
  • Cheerios® Snack Mix
  • Chex Mix® Bars
  • Chex Mix® Select Snack Mix
  • Create A Bug™ Fruit Flavored Shapes
  • Create A Dino™ Fruit Flavored Shapes
  • Curves™ Snack Bars
  • Dunkaroos® Snacks
  • Fairytale Princess® Fruit Flavored Shapes
  • Fiber One™ Toaster Pastries
  • Fiber One® Bars
  • Fruit by the Foot® Crazy Feet
  • Fruit by the Foot® Mini Feet
  • Fruit Roll-Ups® Crazy Pix™
  • Fruit Roll-Ups® Fruit Stickerz™
  • Fruit Roll-Ups® Mini Rolls
  • Golden Graham® Snack Bars
  • Milk ’n Cereal Bars
  • My Little Pony™ Fruit Flavored Shapes
  • Nature Valley® Chewy Granola Bars with Yogurt
  • Nature Valley® Chewy Trail Mix Bars
  • Nature Valley® Crunchy Granola Bars
  • Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters
  • Nature Valley® Healthy Heart Chewy Granola Bars
  • Nature Valley® Nut Clusters
  • Nature Valley® Roasted Nut Crunch Bars
  • Nature Valley® Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars
  • Polly Pocket™ Fruit Flavored Shapes
  • Scooby-Doo™ Fruit Flavored Shapes
  • Shark Bites Fruit Flavored Snacks
  • Spider-Man® Fruit Flavored Shapes
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ Fruit Flavored Shapes
  • Tonka™ Fruit Flavored Shapes
  • Transformers Fruit Shapes
Storage Bags & Containers (17)
  • Ziploc® Brand Big Bags
  • Ziploc® Brand DoubleGuard® Freezer Bags
  • Ziploc® Brand Easy Zipper Freezer Bags
  • Ziploc® Brand Easy Zipper Storage Bags
  • Ziploc® Brand Evolve® Bags
  • Ziploc® Brand Expandable Bottom Bags
  • Ziploc® Brand Flexible Totes
  • Ziploc® Brand Freezer Bags
  • Ziploc® Brand Fresh Produce Bags
  • Ziploc® Brand Sandwich Bags
  • Ziploc® Brand Snack Bags
  • Ziploc® Brand Snap ‘n Seal Containers
  • Ziploc® Brand Storage Bags
  • Ziploc® Brand Treat Bags
  • Ziploc® Brand Twist ‘n Loc® Containers
  • Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Bags
  • Ziploc® Brand Zip ‘n Steam™ Bags
Waste Bags (5)
  • Hefty® Cinch Sak® Waste Bags
  • Hefty® EasyFlaps® Waste Bags
  • Hefty® Kitchen Fresh® Tall Kitchen Waste Bags
  • Hefty® The Gripper® Tall Kitchen Waste Bags
  • Hefty® Ultra Flex™ Waste Bags

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