Are you familiar with Box Tops for Education? They’re points that can be collected and redeemed for all kind of items for schools.
Box tops for Education was started in 1996 in California. I think I was in 8th grade or so, and our school was one of the pilot schools for the program. Back then, when program rolled out, it was only available on a few items, like select General Mills cereals. Nowadays, there are tons of products that have box tops attached to them. I mean, I recently purchased a pack of socks that had box tops on them! As did a package of shirts,
Even though I new about the program, I was still under the impression that box tops were only available on food products. AS it turns out, I was wrong. Very, very wrong. How could that be? I’m not sure myself. All I know is that in addition to my socks and shirts that had box tops for education on them, there are tons of other products that do, too.
Companies like Hefty, Ziploc, Hanes, and Kleenex all carry box tops for education on their packaging. Did you know, though, that it’s not just household goods that now have them? Box tops for Education’s website has a whole slew of websites that you can order from that all offer box tops. Sites like Fossil, Old Navy, Aeropostale, Avon, Shutterfly, and more!
You can even earn bonus boxtops by browsing online, entering contests, and nominating your school.
“It’s great that you can get box tops for education through so many places, but what’s the point of them?” you ask.
“Good question!” I say!
Each box top is worth $0.10 to your local school and many products have 2 or 3 or 5 box tops on them. Schools collect the box tops and redeem them for cold, hard cash money! Well, I’m sure it probably comes in the form of a check or wire transfer, but still…cash money!
Collecting box tops for education is sooo much easier than selling gift wrap door to door.
“Disclosure: The Walmart gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by General Mills and Walmart through MyBlogSpark.”