This Ultimate Box Tops Collecting Guide is sponsored by Sam’s Club. Any opinions, and my love for giving back to schools, are 100% my own.
Did you know Box Tops for Education turns 20 this year?! I was a sophomore in high school when it launched in 1996, and being the oldest, I didn’t get to turn many in back then. My mom clipped Box Tops off all those cereal boxes and sent them with my youngest brother. No hard feelings though. For the past 10 years, and for the next 10 years, I will be giving my Box Tops to that very same school, because all of my children have, are or will be going there. 😀
With Box Tops being a part of my life for 20 years, it often surprises me when people don’t know what Box Tops for Education is. It’s even more surprising when they are aware, but don’t care to take advantage of such a wonderful program that gives back to schools. I will gladly take your Box Tops and turn them in to your school. 😀 If you have a child just starting school, or have moved to an area that participates in Box Tops, and are wondering what the heck it’s all about, this Ultimate Box Tops Collecting Guide has all the answers!
Ultimate Box Tops Collecting Guide
Where to Find Box Tops
Box Tops are found on a variety of products, including food, household goods, and even apparel. The package will be labeled with a Box Tops logo and the Box Tops themselves are located somewhere on the package, for you to cut out. There are different types of Box Tops you can collect and redeem:
Box Tops Clips: Found on tons of different product packages, like General Mills cereals shown below, and are worth $.10 each for schools.
Bonus Certificates: Found mainly on specially marked packages in store, and also printed at checkout like a receipt, and their values vary.
Bonus eBox Tops: Members of Box Tops for Education, that also participate in grocery loyalty card programs, can earn Bonus eBox Tops that are automatically credited to your school.
Keep Box Tops Organized
Organizing Box Tops keeps you from rummaging around to find them all on turn in day. Yes, we have a “turn in” day each month in our house, when both kids take them to their school. 😀 Keep Box Tops organized in something like a pencil box, plastic bag, bundled together with a rubber band, or even attached to collection sheets that you can find on the Box Tops Website.
Take Advantage of Box Tops Bonus Offers
Throughout the year you will find various Box Tops Bonus offers when you purchase select products, as well as on the Box Tops For Education Website. These Bonus Box Tops offers give you more than one, which is typically what you find on packages.
For examples, Sam’s Club is offering a eBoxTops Bonus Offer through November 16th! Yo can earn up to 400 eBoxTops and there are several specially marked items with 8 Box Tops right on them making it a great time to collect Box Tops!
- Purchase 3 General Mills Box Tops Products and earn 200 eBoxTops
- Purchase 6 General Mills Box Tops products and earn 200 eBoxTops
- Purchase 9 General Mills Box Tops products and earn 300 eBoxTops
- Purchase 12 General Mills Box Tops products and earn 400 eBoxTops
For this Sam’s Club eBoxTops Offer, simply visit Sam’s Club and purchase General Mills products between August 16th – November 16th. Then, email your receipt to [email protected] for it to be validated. Once that is done, head to SamsClub.com/BoxTops to enter the eBoxTops code and assign your school.
How to Redeem Box Tops
It is super easy to redeem Box Tops! Simply send them to school with your children, or redeem special codes online through your accounts. Keep an eye on expiration dates so you get them turned in before they expire.
Things Schools Get with Box Tops
Box Tops are worth money to schools, and each year, a school can earn up to $20,000 just through Box Tops Clips. There is no annual limit on how much they can earn through eBoxTops or Bonus Box Tops. Isn’t that fantastic?! The money can be used to purchase things like computers, books, play ground equipment, and more.
What to do if your school isn’t collecting Box Tops?
You can visit the Box Tops For Education Website to learn more about getting your school signed up, and even requesting to be the Box Tops Coordinator for your child’s school.
Pin this Ultimate Box Tops Collecting Guide to reference all school year!