Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Costco but all opinions expressed here are mine.
The alarm goes off. Beep, beep, beep, beep, doesn’t the person near the alarm hear it turn it off? You are downstairs making breakfast. You are also packing lunch at the same time because you decided to take a sneak peek at what they packed and decided it looked more like a snack for a movie than a lunch option. You go to your pantry, and there sits your haul from Costco. Who doesn’t love Costco? You find everything you need there at a price that can’t be beaten. You are also proud of yourself for the value you have gotten from your tightly stretched dollars. You even figured out a way to make those dollars go further.
You are the mastermind of paying it forward on a limited budget.
You notice on the box of some of your favorite lunch box friendly items there are General Mills Box Tops. Score! You saved money, bought what you needed, and you have an opportunity to give back to a school. You are about to embark on the easiest pay it forward journeys except extending a kind word. You get out those scissors after searching every place they should be only to find them lodged under a chair. You stopped wondering a long time ago how they got there. You have kids and what happens always defies explanation. You use the scissors t cut out those Box Tops knowing with each Top you are helping a child. You smile. You smile one of those smiles that compel someone to smile with you.
I save mine in my silverware drawer in one of those mint tins. I call it my treasure chest. The kids get so excited when they get to turn them in. I get so excited to see how much my little contribution can make when it is partnered with the other families in my children’s class.
I have kids in a small private school, and words can’t express how helpful it is to have a fundraiser that anyone and everyone can help with. It is so easy to ask friends and family to cut those box tops off the products they are already buying and to send them to the school.
A simple way to support your child’s school is to allow your family and friends to pay it forward by inviting them to collect for your child’s school. You can ask at neighborhood businesses and even the library.
It was once said that one tiny pebble thrown into a stream would make a splash but if everyone threw a pebble at the same stream and at the same time what a ripple we could create. There is no greater cause or no more significant ripple that needs to be made then in education. We can all work together to provide additional funding for schools. I was a former teacher, and I can tell you every little bit helps and there isn’t a bit that is too little.
You can find all of these products have box tops at Costco. Think treasure hunt.
– Honey Nut Cheerios™
– Multi Grain Cheerios™
– Lucky Charms™
– Cinnamon Toast Crunch™
– Nature Valley™ Fruit and Nut Trail Mix Bars
– Nature Valley™ Oats’n Honey Crunchy Granola Bars
– Nature Valley™ Sweet & Salty Peanut Granola Bars
– Fiber One™ Chewy Bars Oats & Chocolate
– Fruit by the Foot Variety Pack™
– Fiber One™ Chocolate Fudge Brownie
– Go-Gurt® Simple Strawberry & Mixed Berry
– Betty Crocker™ Bisquick Pancake Mix
– Ziploc Freezer Quart Bags, 216 count
– Ziploc Freezer Gallon Bags, 152 count
– Ziploc Sandwich Bags, 580 count
– Ziploc Variety 347 ct. Pack, including Sandwich, Snack, Storage Gallon and Storage Quart Bag
– Ziploc Slider Storage Bags Gallon & Quart Mixed Pack, 140 count
– Lysol® Disinfectant Spray Crisp Linen 4 x 19oz
– Lysol® Advanced Toilet Bowl Cleaner 4 x 32oz
– Finish® Automatic Dish Detergent Max In 1 Plus 110ct
– Kleenex® Trusted Care* Facial Tissue 10 pack
Do you have cool way to collect Box Tops? If you do you could win $$$$
This is How to Enter Costco Sweeps:
– Take a photo about how Box Tops for Education inspires imagination in your kid
– Share and use hashtag: #InspireContest
– Prize: 3,000 Costco members will win. Each winner will win 100 Box Tops for their school
– Sweeps will not include/do not engage in e-box tops
Your entry should look like this to participate in the sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years or older. Ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 9/30/17. To enter and for Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions visit www.costcobtfe.com. Void where prohibited by law. Use of “#InspireContest” when posting entry constitutes entrant’s agreement to Official Rules. Sponsor: General Mills.
Each box top is worth 10 cents to redeeming school when clipped from box tops products and sent to the redeeming school. Only BTFE registered schools can redeem box tops. Limit $20,000 per school per year for box tops redeemed through the clip program. See www.boxtopsforeducation.com for program details.