I was super excited when I opened my e-mail a few days ago and I found an Invitation from General Mills with an opportunity to attend Box Tops University 2011 at their headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 17th . I jumped for joy. This is soo exciting and something I can be active involved in since I have a Toddler starting preschool at our local Elementary School come this fall, a Tween and a Teen both in School and all are collecting Box Tops for their school.
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!! I KNOW I will be able to come back and share a ton of info with all of you and you can learn more about the program and make sure your school is participating and saving those Box Tops!
Never heard of Box Tops? (is that possible?) Specially marked products, such as cereal, school supplies and there are sooo many products even beyond the normal brownie boxes, check your Ziploc boxes, your Avery labels and many many more, I will give you more info when I return. The “box top” 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! I’ve heard of schools making $15,000 a year if not more by just cutting the Box Tops off the products that every student already has at home!!!
If you don’t cut your Box Tops or have a need for Box Tops consider saving them for a school to donate to 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!
I was not asked to write this post, however I will be provided with a trip to General Mills Headquarters in Minneapolis free of charge to attend the 2011 Box Top University, courtesy of General Mills.