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My kids go to a great school that is really progressive when it comes to education. They are also really aware of what programs are available to help them be the best school they can be. Whether it’s state funding, funding as an agricultural school and from the area wind farms, or through General Mills® Box Tops for Education™.
I’ve always been aware of the General Mills® Box Tops for Education™. program but it wasn’t until my kids started school where they are now that I really understood the program. Our school is one of over 80,000 K-8 schools to participate. Box Tops are worth $.10 for participating schools and can be used to buy whatever the school needs. Since the Box Tops for Education program began in 1996 more than $525 million has been contributed to participating schools.
General Mills® Box Tops can be found at your local Walmart on many of the products you normally purchase like General Mills® cereal, Old El Paso taco shells, Mott’s Medleys Fruit Snacks, and more. Right now, Walmart has specially marked packaging with Bonus Box Tops! Each of the participating items have 5 Box Tops!
As you grab groceries for dinner or to pack lunches this school year, take an extra minute to check the packaging for the Box Tops label. Once you are aware of what the label looks like it’s easy to spot on all your favorite products.
One of our go to meals during the busy back-to-school season is tacos, so I am sure to stock up on the items from Old El Paso that are marked with the Box Tops for Education™ label. When we do meal prep or finish a box of cereal we make sure to clip the Box Top from the package and drop it into our Box Tops can on the kitchen counter. We have a system now and we are all in the habit of watching for them on packaging, clipping, and saving.
I know our school knows the impact that Box Tops for Education™ can have in our community. The teachers at our local school really work to encourage parents and students to collect and turn in Box Tops throughout the year. They have great incentives for participation like pizza parties for the classes in each grade that bring in the most Box Tops each quarter and a prize for the student who brings in the most Box Tops each year.
My kids get excited about helping with the grocery shopping. We’ve taught them about buying things on sale, watching for and using coupons, rebates, and just smart shopping in general. They know they can help us save money by making smart choices and working together as we plan meals and shopping trips. They also know they can help earn money for the school they love by finding their favorite foods with Box Tops for Education™ Labels on them. They work as a team with their classmates and teachers to make Box Tops for Education a success in our community!
Does your local school participate in the General Mills® Box Tops for Education™ program? Remember that even if you don’t have a student in K-8 you can still clip and save Box Tops for your grand child, niece, nephew, neighbor, or even your local school. Elementary office staff will always be excited to accept Box Tops donations. Be sure to look for specially marked Bonus Box Tops products! The Bonus Box Tops (5 Box Tops) are available on specially marked packaging found in-store only at Walmart!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.