Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Box Tops for Education


Founded in 1996, Box Tops for Education allows you to help support your school by helping them earn money that they can use for books, computers, playground equipment and more. For each Box Tops for Education that you clip (and submit) your school earns 10₵. I started clipping Box Tops for Education years ago, my daycare collects them and my son's elementary school collects them too.

As we start to get ready for the new year, one of my son's tasks is to take the collection of Box Tops for Education that we tore off of packages all summer long and clip them neatly to take into school on the first day. This past Sunday, our paper bag included a collection bag with a zipper closure for Box Tops for Education.

You may feel that earning 10₵ per product is a slow way to build towards the $20,000 a year that your school can earn, but every little bit helps and there are ways to earn more. Right now, through August 13th, upgrade your Sam's Club Membership to a "Plus Membership" and upon payment you will receive a certificate for 150 Bonus Box Tops (while supplies last, see the Member Services Desk for more information). In addition, when you shop at Sam's Club Back-to-School event, you can get a head start on your collection and find 6 Box Tops on participating General Mills products.

My family purchases a number of brands that participate in Box Tops - Cheerios (and many other General Mills Cereals), Kleenex, Cottonelle, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks and more. For these and many other items, we find that buying in bulk at a club store, like Sam's Club, provides us with a good value compared to other stores. In addition, with the Plus Membership, you can also participate in their eValues program (offers for additional savings on products and services in Club), where savings are loaded to your card and redeemed at check out.

Giveaway
One lucky A Busy Mom of Two winner has the opportunity to win a $25 Gift Card to Sam's Club, courtesy of General Mills, Sam's Club and MyBlogSpark.

To enter - Leave a comment sharing which General Mills Box Tops items you plan to purchase during the Sam’s Club Back-To-School Event.

Additional Entries (leave a comment for each additional entry)
  • Name the must-have item that you’ll be purchasing from Sam’s Club this back-to-school season.


  • Follow A Busy Mom of Two on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. This can be once daily, please be sure to leave a link to the tweet in your comment.


  • Like Box Tops for Education on Facebook and share this giveaway with your friends.


  • Giveaway will remain open until August 19th at 6pm. Winner will be selected using Random.org random number generator. The winner will be contacted by e-mail (Please make sure that your email address is either in your comment or clearly visible on your profile or blog) and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner may be selected.

    No compensation was received for this post. Sam’s Club and General Mills provided me with the upgrade to a Sam’s Club Plus Membership, a gift card for my use, information, and a giftcard for the giveaway through MyBlogSpark.

    92 comments:

    Mami2jcn said...

    I'll be getting Cheerios & Fruit Roll Ups.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    Mami2jcn said...

    I'd like to buy anti-bacterial wipes for the classroom as the back-to-school item.

    mickey wherritt said...

    NATURE VALLEY SNACK BARS, FRUIT ROLL-UPS, CERERAL....

    amandawk said...

    Honey Nut Cheerios.

    amandawk said...

    I am going to buy notebooks and pencils.

    amandawk said...

    Tweeted http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/20907380358

    NeedANap2 said...

    Fiber One bars chocolate are my favorite!! :)

    NeedANap2 said...

    Must have items - anything Washable by Crayola!!

    Jennifer said...

    Fruit Roll-Ups for sure!!!
    thekillerbeesx3 at yahoo dot com

    Jennifer said...

    Back to school items...Notebooks crayons etc!
    thekillerbeesx3 at yahoo dot com

    Tracy Harper said...

    I'll be getting Nature Valley Granola Bars and Hamburger Helper.

    tharper31@hotmail.com

    Tracy Harper said...

    My must-have back to school item is cereal.

    tharper31@hotmail.com

    Tracy Harper said...

    I like BTFE on FB.

    tharper31@hotmail.com

    Amanda said...

    I'll be getting fruity cheerios!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

    Amanda said...

    My must have item to purchase at Sams would be ziploc bags - they are on my son's supply list for school!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

    JC said...

    I'd like to get Cheerios.

    JC said...

    Must get backpack, paper and pencils.

    JC said...

    http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/20920288104 @tcarolinep follower

    JC said...

    Like Box Tops for Education on Facebook @tcarolinep JessieKatie S and shared with friends as well.

    Mom2anutball said...

    I plan on getting Ziplock Bags!
    Thanks!

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

    Mom2anutball said...

    My back to school item from Sam's is Sharpies!

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

    Mom2anutball said...

    Twitter follower {@mom2anutball}, and tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/20927951612

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    Kristen said...

    I plan to purchase Multi Grain Cheerios.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

    lmurley2000 said...

    we buy cherrios and other items

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

    lmurley2000 said...

    follow and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/lmurley2000/status/20987356119

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

    lmurley2000 said...

    like BTE on facebook-lmurley2000

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    Sue said...

    Ziploc sandwich bags and Nature Valley granola bars. Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

    Mom2anutball said...

    8/12 Daily Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/21028467575

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    Keli said...

    cereal, juice boxes and go gurt.

    feedingfour at comcast dot net

    Keli said...

    my must have item would be go gurt - my son has already requested it.

    feedingfour at comcast dot net

    Christy said...

    Snack items like fruit snacks are always in my cart - especially at this time!
    cekayserataoldotcom

    Theresa said...

    Simply Go-Gurt and Cheerios!

    Theresa said...

    We'll likely get the huge pks of tissues for back to school shopping!

    Nora@The Dollar Hollering Homemaker said...

    Cereal and fruit snacks for sure!

    Lori Sifuentes said...

    I will be stocking up on Cheerios.

    Thanks
    surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

    Lori Sifuentes said...

    I want to buy santizer for my son's backpack.

    Thanks
    surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

    lmurley2000 said...

    we buy cherrios

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

    lmurley2000 said...

    follow and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/lmurley2000/status/21084894748

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

    lmurley2000 said...

    like BTE on facebook-lmurley2000

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    Kristi said...

    I will purchase Cherrios.

    kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

    Kristi said...

    A must have is Ziplock bags.

    kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

    Mom2anutball said...

    8/13 Daily Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/21115779649

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

    debbielynne said...

    Honey Nut Cheerios would be on my list.

    deborahcraft at yahoo dot com

    debbielynne said...

    A binder and notebooks.

    deborahcraft at yahoo dot com

    jenspurg said...

    I'll be getting Huggies diapers and fruit roll ups.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

    jenspurg said...

    Twitter follower and tweeted. http://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/21272920135
    huntandride@hotmail.com

    jenspurg said...

    Like Box Tops for Education on Facebook.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

    tiredbuthappy said...

    Fruit Roll Ups for snack time!

    angela_paulsen@bellsouth.net

    Melissa said...

    cereal or hamburger helper for sure!



    giveawaymommy at yahoo.com

    Debbie said...

    I plan on getting Kleenex and Ziplock bags.

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Debbie said...

    A must have item for our family is cereal!

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Mary Jo said...

    We will be getting the Fruit Roll Ups and LOTS of cereal!

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    Mom2anutball said...

    Daily Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/21348520064

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    Mary Jo said...

    tweeted your giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/MJplus4

    (gubbymj at new dot rr dot com)

    Mary Jo said...

    liked boxtops on fb!! :)

    gubbymj at new dot rr dot com

    Emily said...

    kleenex!
    emmy1981@aol.com

    Tamara B. said...

    Fruit Roll Ups, Toaster Strudels tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

    Tamara B. said...

    Must have item I have to have is Fruit Roll Ups.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

    Tamara B. said...

    I Like Box Tops for Education on Facebook
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    Susan said...

    I'll be getting Cottonelle and other paper products!

    susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

    Susan said...

    One must-have item that I will be getting at Sam's for back to school is a bag of white socks for my daughter's school and PE uniforms!

    susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

    Susan said...

    I like BTFE on Facebook and shared!

    susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

    Shelly T. said...

    Ziploc baggies, Kleenex and fruit.

    s-tay(at)cox(dot)net

    mandala said...

    I'd be stocking up on Cheerios, some Fruit Roll Ups and Kleenex

    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

    mandala said...

    My must have back-to-school item is ink for the printer. Thanks

    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

    JenCala said...

    I will be purchasing Cheerios and Cottenelle! Can't have too much of either in our house!

    jencala28@yahoo.com

    JenCala said...

    My must have item I will be purchasing is juice boxes!

    jencala28@yahoo.com

    JenCala said...

    I follow you on Twitter!
    @Jencala

    jencala28@yahoo.com

    JenCala said...

    I "Like" Boxtops For Education on Facebook.

    jencala28@yahoo.com

    Anonymous said...

    I would get cheerios and fiber one bars! tracietrump@yahoo.com

    Connie said...

    Kleenex, cottonelle and cheerios are on my list.

    Pixie said...

    i'll be geting box top items like cheerios and toaster strudals, easy breakfast items

    Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    Pixie said...

    A must back to school item is printer paper at my house

    Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    Janelle said...

    Gotta have some General Mills Cereals and snack bars like Chex Mix bars - all with Box Tops!

    Janelle said...

    A gotta have item from Sam's Club is yeast - I do much baking and am almost out! lol

    Haydensmommy05 said...

    Trix, pizza rolls an kleenexes!
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

    Haydensmommy05 said...

    My must have item will be poptarts!
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

    Haydensmommy05 said...

    I like boxtops on FB!
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

    Haydensmommy05 said...

    I follow on twitter and tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/Haydensmommy05/status/21461189445
    haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

    allisonsbj3 said...

    I would get some Cherrios!

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

    Julie said...

    I would get Cinnamon toast crunch and lucky charms

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

    Julie said...

    like Box Tops for Ed on fb-Julie S Laws
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

    Julie said...

    my must have is ink for the printerfrom Sam's

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

    Parris (CJ's Mommie) said...

    I'd like to buy Cheerios and Huggies wipes!
    parris_shirona@yahoo.com

    Parris (CJ's Mommie) said...

    My must have item is probably ink cartridges and Huggies pullups/wipes.
    parris_shirona@yahoo.com

    skkorman said...

    I will buy Cheerios and Yoplait yogurt!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

    Sharon said...

    I'll be purchasing Kleenex tissues, yogurt, Huggies wipes, and Ziploc bags.
    honeybabi28@yahoo.com

    Sharon said...

    Must have - Cheerios and Yogurt!
    honeybabi28@yahoo.com

    Peggy said...

    Yoplait yogurt and Nature Valley granola bars.
    peggygissendanner@jones.k12.ga.us

    Peggy said...

    My must have is the Yoplait yogurt. I'm trying to lose weight and my grandson loves the stuff too!
    peggygissendanner@jones.k12.ga.us

    dlhaley said...

    I would buy Hamburger Helper for quick meals and Ziploc bags! Thanks

    dlhaley(AT)hotmail(DOT)com