If I can avoid going to a store, and instead shop at home and have it arrive at my house, on my porch? Yes, please! If that purchase can also send money to my kids’ school (where there always seems to be a need for money), double, triple, yes please!
Recently, I was sent a giftcard to go shopping online to experience the Box Tops for Education Marketplace. I popped onto their site, knowing I wanted to get a Roku Box. I searched for it, found that several stores had it for the exact same price (yes, they do comparison shopping for me), and I found that Best Buy offered the best percentage (at that time, 3%), so I went with them.
The order goes through whatever stores’s site you decide to shop with, and then you immediately get an alert letting you know that the school you registered for earned some money with your shopping.
When you check out the Marketplace, you will see that there are more than 300 online retailers that participate (like Target, Toys R Us, Wal-mart and Macy’s, for example). You shop, your school of choice gets money. Easy as that.
Since BTFE has started in conjunction with the Marketplace, they have helped nearly 90,000 schools across the country earn over $525 million just since it started in 1996. So, in addition to your shopping online, make sure you also cut out those little box tops. Every one counts. Those $0.10 little rectangles are unrestricted dollars that schools can use for whatever they wish. Some use them for textbooks and laptops and some use them for playground equipment, field trips and even basic classroom school supplies. Whatever they fancy.
So, remember, if you have shopping to do online, head over to the Box Tops for Education Marketplace and help out a school, too!
BTFE sent me a gift card to use on the BTFE Marketplace site and asked me to write about my shopping experience.