box tops for education pantry stockup *giveaway*

*Giveaway is now closed! Thanks to everyone who entered!*

I love the Box Tops for Education program and I’ve seen first hand how effective it is as a school fund-raiser.  You may not know this but the General Mills program began as an experiment on boxes of Cheerios in California back in 1996 with first year earnings of only $1 million. Since that experiment  Box Tops for Education has grown to include more than 240 participating brands providing needed cash for 90,000 enrolled K-8 schools. At the heart of the program is more than 75,000 volunteer Box Tops for Education coordinators who motivate local school communities to collect the 10-cent coupons which are redeemed for cash schools use for whatever they need most. Over the years, American schools have earned over $525 MILLION from Box Tops for Education.

To celebrate this milestone, this winter, the program is offering a variety of bonus Box Tops on more than 50 million packages at grocery stores and at btfe.com, allowing shoppers to DOUBLE their earnings with select products. With school budget cuts across the nation,  Box Tops for Education is now more and more important as it provides unrestricted cash to help schools with their basic operating needs and programs that would not be possible otherwise. Programs and supplies such as field trips, textbooks, musical instruments, playground equipment, classroom technology and arts and cultural programming.

“We are very impressed at how far the Box Tops program has come,” said Mark Addicks, chief marketing officer at General Mills. “To say that we’ve awarded schools more than $525 million through this simple program is amazing to us. However, it’s due largely to our participating brand partners and passionate coordinators that have propelled the program to this level.” On average, schools in the U.S. earn around $900 annually through the program, but many schools earn more than $20,000 by clipping Box Tops, participating in bonus programs and shopping 300 online eBoxTops retailers at the Box Tops Marketplace.

Get Social with this great program through these social media sites:  Box Tops for Education Facebook page,  Twitter  and YouTube.

WIN IT!

One lucky reader will win a Box Tops for Education Pantry Stock Up Prize Pack! 

pantry giveaway

The Pantry Stock Up gift pack includes:

  • New Peanut Butter Toast Crunch cereal
  • Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Dark Chocolate Cherry and Protein Salted Caramel
  • Fiber One Protein Bars
  • Progresso Recipe Starters
  • Food Should Taste Good Chips
  • Green Giant Fresh Box Tops for Education pencil pouch
  • Hamburger Helper Sweet & Sour Chicken and Parmesan Crusted Chicken
  • Betty Crocker Mac & Cheese and Au Gratin potatoes
  • Kleenex wallet pack and 184 count box
  • Scott toilet paper (4 roll) and paper towel roll
  • Avery dry erase weekly calendar
  • Ziploc bowls and bags
  • Yoplait Frozen Yogurt free product coupon

Here’s how to enter:

1. Please leave a comment below by February 22, 2013 telling me whose school you collect Boxtops for!

2. Like Girlymama on Facebook here and leave a comment telling me you liked our page

3. Tweet the following for an additional entry and leave a comment telling me you did so

I want to win Boxtops Pantry Stockup Prize #giveaway from @MelissaAngert. Enter here: http://girlymama.com/?p=5788

disclosure: I was provided with a stockup kit for my family to enjoy. Highly recommend the Fiber One bars. They’re yummy.

 

About Box Tops for Education

America’s schools have earned more than $525 million through the Box Tops for Education® program since the program started in 1996, including $47 million just since March 2012. More than  90,000 schools use that cash to purchase items such as computers, library books, art supplies and playground equipment. Schools can earn up to $20,000 by clipping Box Tops
coupons from 240 products and can earn eBoxTops by shopping online through the Box Tops Marketplace. To learn more and for a list of participating products, visit www.btfe.com.

About Melissa

Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.

Comments

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I collect box tops for our homeschool group.

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I like you on Facebook as Mary Happymommy.

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    Jessie C. says:

    I collect Boxtops for DDs school

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    Jessie C. says:

    FB liker
    jessie c

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    april yedinak says:

    We homeschool, but I collect for the local elementary school. I give them to my neighbor’s daughter to turn in.

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    Elena says:

    I collect for my son’s school

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    Elena says:
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    latanya says:

    for my son’s school

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    latanya says:

    I Like Girlymama on Facebook

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    latanya says:
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    Jessica To says:

    I collect box tops for my son’s school.

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    Jessica To says:

    I like Girlymama on facebook!

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    debbie says:

    I collect for our local elementary.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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    Janice Cooper says:

    For my friend sons school

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    Janice Cooper says:

    I ” like” Girlymama on Facebook. FB name Jan Peoples

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    Lizzy says:

    I collect box tops for my sons school!

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    Lizzy says:

    I like you on facebook!

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    Lizzy says:
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    Laura Jacobson says:

    I collect them for my nephews school!

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    Laura Jacobson says:

    I like you on facebook

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    Laura Jacobson says:
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    Tabathia B says:

    I collect for my youngest daughter school

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Tabathia B says:

    like on facebook: michelle b

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    Jen S says:

    I collect for My 5-year-old daughter’s school.

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    Jen S says:

    I like you on fb

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    laura ari says:

    I collect for my daugher’s school.

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    laura ari says:

    I like you on FB.

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    My kids aren’t quite in school yet but I save them anyway and will give them to the local elementary school.

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    I like you on FB!

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    Sheila K. says:

    I collect them for my neighbor, whose kids go to a nearby middle school!

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    Sheila K. says:

    I like Girlymama on Facebook (Sheila Korman)!

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    Sheila K. says:
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    Amanda Hoffman says:

    i dont clip them since my son is so young but i think i should since a lot of the school around here are struggling.

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    Donna L says:

    I save Box Tops for my neighbor.

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    Donna L says:

    I like girlymama on FB. Donna Haley

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    Donna L says:
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    Stacey B says:

    I collect them for my son’s elementary school

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    Stacey B says:
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    Calli says:

    My niece’s school.

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    Kellyn says:

    I collect them for both big kids schools, Hunter doesn’t like bringing them in anymore, so I mail them to his school every few months 🙂

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    Kellyn says:

    I follow on Facebook!

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    Ttrockwood says:

    I collect box tops for my nephews school

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    Ttrockwood says:

    Liked you on fb (teri)

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    Ttrockwood says:

    I collect for my nephews school

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    Ttrockwood says:

    Liked you on fb (teri).

    .

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    Neiddy says:

    We collect box tops for our girl’s elementary school and our son goes to another school, he is in kindergarten, and he also collects boxtops so we have to split all our boxtops on three so each of them can contribute a little bit

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    Neiddy says:

    Like Girlymama on facebook as Leidy Ruiz

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    Livivua c says:

    My daughter – for oak grove primary

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    Livivua c says:

    I like on facebook

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    Kelly D says:

    I collect Box Tops for my son’s school

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    Kelly D says:

    I like your FB Page
    (Kelly D Saver)
    https://www.facebook.com/KellyDSaver

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    Kelly D says:
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    amyc says:

    For my niece’s elementary school.

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    amyc says:

    We collect for my niece’s elementary school.

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    amyc says:

    We collect box tops to help support for my niece’s elementary school.

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    Wild Orchid says:

    I collect them for my nephew’s school.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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    Wild Orchid says:

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    Wild Orchid says:

    I like you on FB — Wild Orchid
    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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    lisa says:

    For a friends school

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    lisa says:
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    lisa says:

    Fan on FB

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    Emily E says:

    I collect for my daughter’s school. In fact- I just turned in a bag of box tops yesterday!

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    Emily E says:

    I liked your fb page.

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    Keely Hostetter says:

    We collect for the school my kids go to.

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    Keely Hostetter says:

    Liked you on fb: keely kephart hostetter

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    Heather! says:

    We collect them for my nephew’s school. They really need them!

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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    Heather! says:

    I LIKE you on Facebook.
    (Heather S Chaffer)
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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    Dominique says:

    i dont collect for any schools right now, my kids are very young

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    Dominique says:
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    Dominique says:

    liked on facebook Dominique Munster

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    Blessie Nelson says:

    I collect for the Galveston Ball High School

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    Blessie Nelson says:

    Liked you on FB – Blessie Nelson

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    Julie says:

    I collect for my nephews school

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    Julie says:

    like u on fb Julie a Scott Laws

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    Christine R says:

    I am launching a project/mission to raise boxtops for 3 low-income schools (ES, MS, HS) in Washington, DC.

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    Christine E says:

    Comments and “Likes” have been completed! Christine E, not R…