June 3, 2011 by Leave a Comment
You can “Shop for a Cause” at over 100 retailers in the Box Tops Marketplace. What an innovative way to earn even more money for your school! eBoxTops are like physical Box tops. They earn $.10 each for your school, but instead of needing to send in Box Tops they are automatically added to your schools earnings!
Each participating retailer has agreed to donate a certain number of Box Tops for every $10 spent, but you have to shop through the Box Tops Marketplace. Oddly enough you can even earn partial Box Tops at some of these retailers!
Here are just a few retailers that you can purchase through at the Box Tops Marketplace:
Barnes and Noble
Crate and Barrel
Oriental Trading Company
Want to participate but don’t have a school to donate to? Feel free to donate to my husband’s school (Use zip code 33810 and then look for Griffin Elementary School) or post a request on Surviving a Teachers Salary’s Facebook page. There are a TON of teachers who would love some extra help donating BoxTops to their schools!
**Teachers- Consider sending a newsletter out to parents with this information and a complete list of stores to shop through and encourage them to help support your school when they shop online!
May 24, 2011 by 2 Comments
General Mills has offered me the opportunity to attend Box Tops University 2011 at their headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 17th – and I’m GOING! They are covering ALL of my travel expenses! I was surprised yet SO incredibly excited when I got my e-mail yesterday!!!
What exactly is Box Tops University?
“Each year, we visit cities across the country and invite our school’s Box Tops Coordinators to come and spend the day with us. We share with them all of the tips & tricks that they need to make their school’s Box Tops program the best it can be. It’s also a time for coordinators to share ideas on how to they boost participation and earnings at their school. Plus, there are new announcements, fun prizes and lots of goodies.”
I couldn’t be more thrilled about participating!! And it’s perfect timing because my husband will be off for the summer too to watch the kids! I KNOW this will be great info to all of you teachers and school personnel out there especially, but it’s great also for parents to learn more about the program and make sure your school is doing it! Never heard of Box Tops? (is that possible?) Specially marked products (such as cereal, school supplies, etc.) have a “box top” on it that looks like this:
Simply cut it off of the packaging, and hand it to a participating school! The school can then send it in and will receive $.10 per “box top” that they can use for supplies, students, etc. Some schools are doing a fantastic job at making this work for them and can earn thousands of dollars every year! That is a LOT of money!
If you don’t donate your Box Tops consider saving them for a school- or please send them to me and I will make sure they are donated appropriately! It’s such an easy way to help our children and school systems out! Does YOUR school participate in Box Tops? How well are they organized? Do you know how much your school makes a year from it? Could you do it better?
I’m SO thankful for the opportunity to attend Box Tops University 2011 courtesy of General Mills and I will be eager to share so much great information with you! From what I’ve seen of others who have attended Box Tops University you get a TON of awesome goodies as well!! Has anyone ever attended? I’d love to know your thoughts on the program!
You can sign up for the Box Tops program here!
January 20, 2011 by 1 Comment
Have you ever heard of a flash mob? Search it on YouTube- it’s quite fun to watch! It’s exactly what it sounds like….. people anonymously (usually) show up at a given location online and do whatever is said for them to do. So you will randomly have people singing in the middle of the mall, breakdancing in the grocery store aisles, etc. and in just a few minutes everyone stops what they are doing and then just leaves like nothing happened. It’s quite humorous to watch- and now the big companies are starting to sponsor these “flash events”! I found one on YouTube last night for Box Tops For Education celebrating their $50 Million Dollars to Schools. Enjoy!
August 24, 2010 by Leave a Comment