Have you noticed those little ticket looking things on packages of certain products you buy (foods, toilet paper, ziploc and more? They look a little like this…
If you haven’t, you should! Those little guys are worth money. Money to schools. Your kids’ school, your neighborhood school and more! We’ve collected quite a few for our girls’ school and will continue to collect them for their elementary school as well.
They are Box Tops for Education.
You just cut them out, and collect them. Then, present them to the school of your choice in the way they prefer. And, you don’t have to be a mom to collect them. Both sets of grandparents and my sister collect them for us and mail them to us every once and a while.
It might not seem like a lot, but each one is worth $0.10. That can add up.
- America’s schools have earned more than $445 million through Box Tops for Education since theprogram started in 1996, including more than $67 million in 2011
- More than 90,000 K-8 schools are enrolled in the program
- There are more than 240 Box Tops for Education brands, including Cheerios, Betty Crocker,Pillsbury, Kleenex, Ziploc, Hefty, Juicy Juice, Avery, Land’O Lakes, Brita, Hanes and Boise
- There are nearly 70,000 coordinators involved in the program
In addition to those little labels on product packaging, there are many other ways to earn:
Head over to their site and set up an account so you can earn money for schools while shopping on line, too!
It’s almost like free money for them. You are already buying the product, why not get money for a playground or paper or whatever a school is raising money for?
*I attended the free of charge Box Top for Education and received a goodie bag like all of the participants there. I also received a gift in exchange for posting.