I absolutely love the Box Tops For Education (BTFE) program. I think it is wonderful that just by taking a few seconds out of my day, clipping these little things out, my son't school gets money to buy things.
There are lot of way to earn, you can complete online activities, shop online and earn, they hold sweepstakes all the time to win for your school, and you can physically clip them and send them in. These "box tops" are on a variety of different products. Ours are mostly from cereals, pizza, household products (tissues, baggies, toilet paper etc...), and side dish items for lunch and dinner.
You can sign up for an account at http://www.btfe.com and keep track of your school's progress of the amount earned. I always encourage other families to turn these in, and even my family members who have no kids in school or at all, still save them for me and I clip them out.
Right now there is a sweepstakes until October 15, 2012, the Apple Cinnamon Chex Instant Win Game. You can sin up to 50,000 box tops for your school! I won 5, which may not seem like a lot, but if a whole bunch of us earn 5 it makes a big difference!
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