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I love back to school shopping. Sometimes I wish I was still the kid picking out supplies. A few things have been checked off the shopping list already, but most supplies will wait until I get an official list from the teacher. What I am doing right now is stocking up for snacks and lunches. With four kids in school this year, I have a lot of lunches to pack and I can do that AND help my kids schools out with the Box Tops for Education App!
Did you know there is a Box Tops for Education App on iTunes and Google Play? I recently found out about it and they are running a sweet promotion for back to school. Simply purchase 5 Box Tops Products at Walmart, scan your receipt using the BTFE App, and earn 50 bonus Box Tops for your child’s school. That equals $5 bonus cash and every bit goes a long way!
Does your family collect Box Tops, too? Whether you already do, or are just getting started, here are 7 fun ways to get family involved in Box Tops. Because a family who clips Box Tops together, helps make a difference together! PS: If you are new to Box Tops, check out my Ultimate Box Tops Collecting Guide!
7 Fun Ways to Get Family Involved in Box Tops
#1 Collecting Box
It’s easy to toss Box Tops in a drawer until you send them to school. It’s easy and FUN to store them in something the kids get excited about filling. A wide slotted piggy bank, Collecting Box, and even a tin can covered in tape or stickers make fun storage for Box Tops.
#2 Get Grandparents Involved
Encourage grandparents to hold onto Box Tops for your kids. The kids will look forward to collecting them when they visit grandma and grandpa. My kids always ask grandma for her Ziploc baggie of Box Tops before they go home. Grandma likes being able to help make a difference at their school, the same school she went to as a kid.
#3 Printable Collection Sheets
There are several fun printable collection sheets on the Box Tops Website that make collecting more fun! Print them off and hang them on the fridge. As the kids fill the sheets, tuck them in their backpack and send them to school.
#4 Box Tops Scavenger Hunt
I’ll be honest, I try to grocery shop alone so that I stick to my budget. There are times the twins come along, and a Box Tops Scavenger Hunt comes in handy. When we reach an aisle that I know has products with Box Tops, I send them down the aisle to spot as many as they can. They had a ton of fun on our last trip because mommy needed at least 5 products with Box Tops to scan her receipt on the BTFE App and earn those 50 Bonus Box Tops.
#5 Make Box Tops Relatable
Sometimes kids need to see how things work for them to make sense. They need to see the results of their work, to encourage them to continue. There are some great videos on the Box Tops Website that shows kids what schools are earning. Box Tops become more relatable when they see kids like them talking about the playgrounds and kilns they have received by collecting them.
#6 Cut Together
What kid doesn’t love to cut something up? I know my kids love getting a hold of scissors. Cutting Box Tops together makes it a fun family affair. Cut them while packing lunches or when tossing boxes into the recycling bin. This is also a great way for preschoolers to strengthen their cutting skills.
#7 Transportation Container
For the longest time I would toss Box Tops into a Ziploc Baggie and send them off to school. I’d constantly find them in the bottom of my son’s backpack and have to remind him. Last year I tried a fun transportation container that he wouldn’t forget about. A Lysol Wipes container is the perfect size for filling up with Box Tops. Plus, the printable collection sheets roll up and tuck inside.
Earn Bonus Box Tops at Walmart for back to school and use the Box Tops for Education App. An easy way to earn by verifying your receipts. By the way, that’s on top of any clipped Box Tops, coupon, discount, or store promotion or program! So many great ways to help make a difference this school year thanks to the Box Tops for Education App.