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I’ve collected Box Tops for Education for years and I’m always impressed with what the schools receive from General Mills when all the families pull together, collect and save. Books, playgrounds, school renovations, supplies and who knows what else. These are just things that have been the result of the Box Tops program in my community. I’ll bet if you asked other participating schools, you’d find that there are countless other stories about how they’ve benefited from the program as well. In fact, it’s a fundraiser that the entire family can participate in regardless of location, economic status, or other obligations.
For me, collecting Box Tops for Education is an easy way to help out with fundraising for our schools, whereas I sometimes have a hard time finding the time between jobs, kids, and family to participate in efforts that require me to physically be there in person. This busy mama doesn’t even need to be present to win with Box Tops and that’s a big win for the kids too! If you’re already collecting this precious currency, high five to you, you’re going to love what I’m about to tell you! If not, there’s no better time than now to start because the Box Tops program is making it easier then ever to rack up money for your school with the new Box Tops Bonus App!
Earn even more cash to help your school get what it needs through the Box Tops for Education® Bonus App. You can earn Bonus Box Tops in the Box Tops Bonus App in combination with the on-pack Box Tops clips and any other coupon, discount, store program or promotion. Plus, turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school. It’s free and as easy as 1-2-3 or in this case, buy, scan and earn!
Buy: Find offers. Buy Products.
Scan: Scan your receipt.
Earn: Watch earnings stack up.
From now until 1/31/18, you can head to WalMart to stock up on the groceries you need and get bonus Box Tops at the same time. Buy 5 participating items, scan your receipt with the Box Tops Bonus App and Earn $5 (50 Bonus Box Tops). Be sure to download the Box Tops App so you can be sure you’re collection efforts are earning at the highest possible level. Fellow Apple device users, you can download the app on iTunes and of course it’s also available on Google Play for all those “other” devices.
Just look at all the Box Tops I can collect with my most recent haul from Walmart: Honey Nut Cheerios ™, Yoplait® Original Fridge Pack, Mott’s Medleys® Fruit Snacks, Totino’s™ Pizza Party Pack and Pillsbury™ Toaster Strudel™. Basically all of things that you’d normally find in my pantry or freezer on any given day anyway!
Cereal Box Upcycle – DIY Document Holder
Now that you’ve bought, clipped, scanned and earned as much as possible, you’re probably going to have some empty boxes laying around, because EVERYTHING comes in a box anymore. If some of those are cereal boxes though, I’ve got an awesome (and easy) cereal box upcycle craft for you. You can continue on your mission to go good by helping the environment and giving garbage a purpose again with a DIY Document Holder (or files, envelopes full of Box Tops, magazines, whatever you want it to hold really)!
Empty Cereal Box
2-3 Sheets of Scrapbook Paper
Washi Tape (optional)
First things first, make sure you’ve clipped your Box Tops from your cereal box.
Decide what shape & size you want your holder to be and rough out the “cut” lines on either side of your box. (This doesn’t have to be perfect or pretty at this point as all the rough edges will be covered up by the time you’re finished.)
I you choose to have the same paper on all sides of your box, then it doesn’t matter what order you apply them in, however; if you’re using a contrasting design on the spine of your holder like I did, you’ll want to cut an apply the contrasting piece first, followed by either side of your box.
Cut your scrapbook paper to fit, leaving a bit of excess on the edges as you’ll want to use this to cover the cut edges on your box. Simply make a few cuts and wrap the paper over the edges and glue inside your holder…this is similar to wrapping a gift.
Finally, I like to use Washi tape to cover my corners and edges where my contrasting papers meet, but of course that’s totally optional and the only right answer is doing whatever looks and feels good to you. Washi tape or not, you’re going to end up a custom storage and organization option that accents your work-space and personalty perfectly!
Do you collect Box Tops for Education? Do you know anyone who does? Do you think this app will make the program even better in the hustle and bustle of today? What will you store in your Cereal Box Up-cycle project? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!!!
Kelly saysJanuary 18, 2018 at 9:45 am
Looks just like a store bought one and it cost nothing. In a way you got back, with your collection of Box Tops!!! #client
jackharrynyc saysSeptember 19, 2019 at 9:14 am
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