Earn Money for Your School In a Way Your Family Will Love

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Nature Valley Bonus Box Tops at Walmart
The other day I told you about how I collected a ton of Box Tops for Education for my sons’ school when I was at Walmart doing my weekly shopping trip. For those who aren’t familiar with the Box Tops for Education program, it is a program that lets you clip the pink Box Tops labels off your favorite products to earn cash for your school. Each label you clip and turn in to your school earns your school $0.10!

Most of us buy these products on a regular basis. So, to get us into the habit and excited about clipping these labels and turning them into our school for cash, I’ve put together a few fun Box Tops for Education ideas!

  1. A little family competition: This can be done in just your immediate family or with your extended family. Do a monthly competition to see who can collect the most Box Tops. Be sure to establish rules like: “no cutting the Box Top label off until the product is completely consumed”, and “you must take the box you cut the label from to the recycling bin after you cut the label” (get your family to save Box Tops and recycle–it’s a win-win!).
  2. Box Tops for Education math practice: Before you turn you labels in have your kids count the Box Tops. Kindergartners can practice counting by 10’s. 1st and 2nd graders can talk about place value–if you have 43 box tops, you have 4 hundreds and 3 tens. Older children can estimate how much, in dollars or cents, they think their collections of Box Tops are worth. They can also estimate how many they may have by the end of the year if they collected the same amount each month.
  3. Box Tops Dinner Challenge: This fun challenge is great for the junior high age kids, though younger kids can lend a helping hand in the kitchen. Break up into groups or teams and see who can make cook the best dinner using one or more Box Tops. Award a point for each Box Top collected from the dinner ingredients, as well as points for creativity and taste.

The other night we made tacos for dinner. I picked up some Old El Paso™ flour tortillas. Like several other select General Mills products available at Walmart right now, it had Bonus Box Tops!

Old El Paso Tortillas with Bonus Box Tops

5 Box Tops for Education on that one package. I made some yummy tacos for my family, and my kids’ school gets $0.50 because I made that dinner?! Heck yeah! If I had used a can of Old El Paso enchilada sauce on the tacos then we’d have racked up $0.60 in Box Tops for this one meal.

So get into a little friendly competition with your family members and go collect some Box Tops!

Don’t forget that right now you can purchase participating General Mills products at Walmart and get bonus Box Tops like the ones in the pictures above. 

Here are a few of my favorite General Mills bonus Box Tops items available at Walmart:

  • Honey Nut Cheerios™
  • Cheerios™
  • Nature Valley™ Oats and Honey Granola Bars
  • Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas

Have you done any fun or creative things with your kids as you’ve collected Box Tops for Education labels for your school? 

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


About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

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.