Collect Box Tops™ for Education

We all know by now that Box Tops™ for Education are a big deal to our local schools. In case you missed it, I explained why they are so important in my last post, What are Box Tops™ for Education? As a recap, General Mills® started off by putting Box Tops™ for Education on their cereal boxes in 1996. They have evolved and can now be found on everything from baking products, paper products, frozen and refrigerated items. Since its beginning, Box Tops™ for Education has been able to contribute over $525 million to participating schools. There are millions of dollars to be made by our local schools, so how are we going to go about collecting Box Tops™ for Education?

Fun Ways to Collect Box Tops™ for Education

4 Fun Ways to Collect Box Tops™ for Education

  1. Have a Box Tops™ for Education Party: Invite your friends and family to begin collecting Box Tops™. Set a goal and a deadline and at the end of the contest invite everyone over to collect the Box Tops and celebrate!
  2. Social Media Contests: Rally up your social media circle and start a contest to see who can collect the most Box Tops. Create a Facebook group in order to hold everyone accountable. Make it a virtual party! These tops can all be used for one school, or for their respective schools. Either way, the kids win!
  3. Community Members: Talk to your local network, such as local day care facilities, your children’s doctor and sports affiliations. Round up other parents who would like to participate. Make it fun by putting together collection boxes for each location!
  4. Colleagues: If you are a working parent, there is no shame in hitting up your colleagues. If they have kids or not, everyone has products at home that contain Box Tops. Send out a work announcement and place a collection box in the break room. Treat the team to donuts or coffee as a way to say thanks!

Now that you’ve accumulated tons of Box Tops™, what are you going to do with them? You can keep them organized in a variety of ways, such as in fun Box Top™ collection bins or in binders. Create a bulletin board or goal thermometer to keep on display. Before you know it, you will have big bucks in Box Tops™ collected! You can collect Box Tops™ even faster by purchasing the specially marked Bonus Box Tops™ boxes, giving 5 Box Tops™ per purchase! Learn more about Box Tops for Education on and get to collecting for your school today!

What is your Box Tops™ collection goal?

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