I’ve turned my family into huge Box Tops for Education collectors…well, maybe it’s just me chasing after them. I do have to catch my hubby or kids throwing away a product that hasn’t yet had the Box Top cut out…but very rarely. While I don’t usually buy a certain cereal or muffin mix for the Box Tops, I will favor it from time to time depending on the price, etc. We just usually get lucky, that we like the products that have Box Tops on them.
Though, I have to say…the most recent trip to Walmart, I did pay special attention to what products had how many Box Tops on their packaging. Some had 4, another just had 1, but most had 2. Usually hitting the jackpot is when you get 2 Box Tops on a package…but 4 is even better!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen 4 before this school season. Thus, the mission was on to find the items I needed for Back to School and how many Box Tops we’d get.
We are huge cereal eaters in my household, they’d eat it morning, noon & night, if we let them. Our favorites, but not our usual’s, had 4 Box Tops (Reese’s Puffs, Honey Nut Cheerios & Lucky Charms)…score! Then we chose our favorite yogurt…Light Yoplait, each 8 pack box had 4 Box Tops! And since I had been wanting to make some different & extra special breakfasts for the kids lately, I chose the Blueberry Muffin Mix & refrigerated Cinnamon Roll dough. And while the muffin mix only had 2 Box Tops, it was better than 1 or none, but the Cinnamon Rolls really helped out the muffin mix, with adding 4 to our growing collection. Last but not least, I stocked up on some extra Pizza Crust dough, to have on hand for a quick dinner of pizza or a food braid.
I seriously can’t wait to go back to Walmart to scour more aisles to make the most of our purchases. I had done a little research before hitting Walmart, by looking at the list of products with Box Tops. One product I was really looking forward to was the Brita Filters, but I didn’t see any Box Tops on those packaging’s…boo But we made do and will continue to check on them. Another I wanted to stock up on for taco’s & such was the re-fried beans…but it only had 1 Box Top…I decided to get those another day, since I was on a mission to see how many Box Tops I could come home with. All in total 28 Box Tops…that equates to $2.80.
Fun Fact: I once collected Box Tops for 2 years before my daughter entered Kindergarten last year. We had $41.50 in Box Tops to donate last year.
A little known fact…while I browsed everyone of those food aisles at Walmart looking for bonus Box Tops, the last and I mean last aisle I visited was the “holiday” aisle and was completely filled with ALL Box Top products…it was amazing, but then made me want to kick myself for not checking there sooner – I could have saved so much time.
Do you have a competition going on with a neighbor, friend or classmate, to see how many Box Tops you can collect? Or raise money for your school? All you got to do is, look for the Box Tops display at your local Walmart to earn 4 Box Tops on more than 100 of your family’s favorite items including Cheerios, Hamburger Helper, Nature Valley and Totinos. Also, by liking Walmart on Facebook you can earn more Box Tops from General Mills.
Check out the Box Tops For Education website to learn more about the Box Tops Program and how you can help your school reach its goal for the 2012-2013 school year!
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