Do people really use Box Tops for Education?

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As I was walking on the sidewalk, I saw a cut out box top on the sidewalk. I thought to myself, “Do people really use those things?”. I see them on a lot of my product labels, but have never once taken the time to investigate the program. Turns out, heck yes people use them! They are one of the biggest school earnings loyalty programs out there. They have donated $525 million dollars to over 80,000 schools. That is a TON of box tops, considering each one is worth ten cents. Next time you are at Walmart, look for these things on the shelf. I bet you have at least one in your kitchen right now.

  • Honey Nut Cheerios™
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch™
  • Nature Valley Granola Bars®
  • Yoplait® Yogurt Products

While I was at Walmart in the cereal aisle, I heard a dad say to a mom, “Well she, {daughter}, said we should get this one because it has box tops!”. I turned around and asked how they are using their box tops.  She said that the school is working on funding a playground. Their daughter saves box tops all summer long to take to school in the fall. She stores them by taping them to a sheet of paper. She loves to fill up a sheet and then take it to the school. I asked, “So it is a big deal for her?”. The mom said, “Oh yes.”.  Now I want to find a child to give all of mine to, to let them have the reward of giving back. The cereal aisle family in the store said that some schools reward the kids with activity sheets. How neat.. I guess my kids aren’t quite at the age to go to school so I never paid attention. Now I will. Check out my scores. I got 8 box tops during a regular shopping trip.

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Most have one box top, but some like the ones below have multiples!  When you buy a  specially marked Bonus Box Top item at Walmart you will receive  5 Box Tops!
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Now we know that people really do clip those containers. So question is.. Do you use box tops? Do you want to join me in this cause? I guess that my interest was piqued by seeing that thoughtful clipping that I saw on the ground that some school kid must have dropped.  Every little bit helps right?

If you already have/use any of the products above, use that box top to help the schools in your neighborhood.

It is almost like, throwing away that unclipped container is like throwing away donations.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.

1 thought on “Do people really use Box Tops for Education?

  1. I never think to save them at home. I don’t have kids. But when I was an admin in an office, all our office supplies came with box tops. I would save them up until I had an envelope full and then give them to my teacher friends, which they always really appreciated.

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