Hello there to my fellow #BoxTops clippers! I’m pretty sure by now, your school or the school of someone you are collecting for, is knee deep in collection efforts to make the first collection deadline of November 1st! I’m just dropping in to give a couple of quick collection tips to you all from the point of view of a cordinator.
1. Clip the tops and bundle them before handing them in to your coordinator if possible. The best way of doing this is to go to www.boxtops4education.com and print off one of the great collections sheets available HERE. They come in denominations of 10, 25 and 50 boxtops, which total out $1, $2.50 and $5. Trust me, it’s WAY easier for us to count them up this way.
2. Make sure that your Box Tops are NOT expired! This includes Bonus Box Tops as well. Basically, you should be turning your box tops in as often as possible, and making sure that the coordinator is submitting often as well. If s/he isn’t, maybe this would be a great time to offer to come and help sort, clip and bundle. Make it a clipping party!
3. Get excited FOR your child. Remember, this is a way for your child’s school to earn free money. Honestly. Clipping takes 5 seconds, and is especially easy if you already have shears ready in the areas that have the most box tops.
4. Ask friends and family. I’m a box tops bandit. I will indeed ask if they collect for a school and if they don’t, I will politely ask if I can clip from their boxes. I do. I’m not embarrassed. I don’t ask my mom and dad anymore, they just come home to clipped boxes. 🙂 As long as the food is in a safe container, I’ll clip.
5. Take advantage of store rewards. For example, Safeway, Albertson’s, and Wal-Mart all have store based rewards programs that you can join and earn extra box tops from.
2 Ways 2 Earn – Safeway
Growing Local Learning – Albertson’s
Earn More For Your School – Walmart
That’s about it for now. There are a TON of resources for Box Tops collections, including PTO Today, and several blogs (hopefully mine is your first stop though!) If you have any questions, feel free to email me, or ask in the comments section of this post! Remember to have fun as well. Now, get to clipping!