With the tough economy, many schools across the country are forced to lower their operating costs. If you are a parent, this may cause you some concern. You may wonder what you can do to help. Although it will not have a huge life changing impact on your child’s education, you can help your school raise money through the Box Tops for Education program. Also, remember that any little bit helps.
As nice as it is to hear that you can earn money for your school with the Box Tops for Education program, you may have many questions. What is it? How do I earn money? How much money do I earn? Continue reading on to find out!
Box Tops labels are similar to coupons. They are redeemable for .10 cents each. They are found on participating products. The list is long, but they include many well-known brands. Just a few of the products include most General Mills cereals, most Ziploc Brand bags, a large number of Pillsbury products, and much more. All you do is buy the product, use it, clip the label, save until you get about 10 coupons, and turn them into your school. It really is as easy as that.
According to the program’s terms and conditions, each school is eligible to receive up to $60,000 a year. This is a lot of money that can help your child’s school. Even if you are only able to collect 10 Box Tops a year, you still raise $1. Imagine if every student and parent in the school was able to raise that much. Many elementary schools participate in the program. If yours doesn’t, ask.
Once your child’s school receives the money from the redeemed Box Tops for Education coupons, they have the freedom to do what they want. Most school put the money towards needed supplies, such as computers, books, and more. No matter how your child’s school uses the money earned, it should have an impact on your child, even if just small in size.
So, the next time you use a product in your home, look at the package. See if there is a Box Top label present. They are usually found on the top or bottom. If there is, clip it. Store your Box Top coupons in a plastic bag or envelope. You can turn them into the school at anytime. Most participating schools have a drop box in the lobby. Promotions, where prizes or classroom parties are given to the students who turn into the most Box Tops labels, are common.
In addition to clipping Box Tops for Education labels on participating products, visit their website at BoxTops4Education.com. Register for a free account. On the website, you will find other ways to earn money for your school, including shopping with participating retailers and buying books from the “Reading Room.” You will also find moneysaving coupons. These coupons are for participating products that bear the Box Tops for Education labels.
This article focused on parents raising money for their children’s elementary school with Box Tops for Education. You do not need to be a parent to donate. If you eat General Mills cereal, use Betty Crocker products, or like Cottonelle toilet paper, just to name a few, you may get a Box Top label. Don’t toss it in the trash. That label is worth .10 cents to your local school district! Instead, put it in an envelope, collect more, and call your local elementary school. If they participate in the program, they will gladly accept your coupons even if you aren’t a parent.