Help Your Child’s School Get Ahead with Box Tops for Education at Walmart

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I’ve been collecting Box Tops since my oldest was just three years old. For those new to Box Tops, Box Tops for Education are those little rectangular cut-out, pink and purple labels on certain General Mills® products. Each Box Top for Education is worth $ .10 for your child’s school. While this may not seem like a lot, just take a look at your pantry. We don’t eat very many packaged foods, but we still gather an average of $0.40- $0.50 in box tops per week. This can really add up during the school year.

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I’m always excited to see how many Box Tops I’ve collected over the summer. Because I’d been collecting Box Tops since he was three years old, when I first sent Big Brother to school he was able to take his teacher over $10 worth of Box Tops for Education!

Over 80,000 schools (grades K – 8) participate in the Box Tops for Education program. Schools can use the Box Tops they collect for whatever they need. Given how underfunded most schools are, this is such a needed program for both our educators and our children. My younger sister is an elementary school teacher, and I know she spent several hundreds of dollars out of pocket on her class last year. At my sister’s school, the PTA uses the money for enrichment activities for the kids–she teaches in a very low income area where it is easy for kids to miss out on activities due to lack of funds. At another school, where her friend teaches, the money goes straight to the teacher to purchase classroom supplies.

In fact, since the launch of the Box Tops for Education program in 1996, over $525 million has been donated to participating schools! Cutting and saving up the Box Tops for Education labels are such an easy way to make a big difference in your kids’ classrooms.

Last year when we homeschooled, I continued collecting and saving our Box Tops. I thought I’d probably put the kids back in public school again once we moved. I’m so excited! We now have so many to turn in when my boys start school!

And now we have even more! I just picked up a bunch of General Mills items at Walmart that had bonus Box Tops on them!!!

bonus box tops at Walmart

By purchasing bonus Box Top labeled items at Walmart you can rack up lots of money for your child’s school really quickly! Be sure to look for the specially marked packages.

And, remember, you don’t have to have a child in school to collect these! Grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, friends can all collect them. I’m sure we all know someone with a child in school that the box tops can be given to.

Bonus Box Tops at Walmart

I’ll be stocking up on lots of bonus Box Tops for Education cereals for school breakfasts! 😉

Learn more about the bonus Box Tops items from General Mills at Walmart.

What do you think about the Box Tops for Education program? Have you ever sent Box Tops to your child’s school?

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


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Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.