It’s that time again! First Box Tops for Education submission deadline of this new school year! All submissions must be postmarked by November 1st, to be counted on this submission period. So, here are a couple of things for coordinators, and those helping coordinators to remember:
Clip those Box Tops!!!
While clipping and gluing to collection sheets is probably the easiest way to keep a handle on your Box Tops for Education, collection sheets are not necessary. Remember that staples shouldn’t be used, just tape or glue, since these are going to be incinerated, and the staples don’t break down very well. This is a PERFECT project for little hands, BUT have no fear! If you don’t want to do collection sheets, you can do the next step.
Bundle in groups of 50
This can be done via baggies (great re-use of those Ziploc bags that they came in) rubber bands, or envelopes. Just do NOT staple them, or paper clip them since the box tops coupons are incenerated.
There is no need to trim the coupons!
If you are in a time crunch, there is no mandate to trim the coupons. You’ll see mine always trimmed because that’s just what I like to do. If they come already glued onto a submission sheet, I do NOT remove them and trim them better. If you’re not a coordinator, we kind of do like it when you glue them to a submission sheet for us though!
Keep Bonus Box Tops and regular Box Tops separate
If you mix them in, they have a possibility of not being credited to your account, and it will be darn near impossible to get them credited after the fact.
If you miss THIS deadline, know that you can still submit
Don’t hold on to Box Tops that you collect after the November 1st, deadline! Sure they will be credited when the next submission check is cut, but that doesn’t mean that you need to hold them until the next submission date. You can submit as often as you want. Ever month, every week, every day – just know that with every submission you need to…
REMEMBER YOUR SUBMISSION FORM:
There is nothing like having a perfect package of Box Tops for Education, and not being able to get credit for them. The Box Tops team has stated that they have received numerous packages with no information with it. Don’t work this hard, and not give yourself the proper credit. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to make a second copy of your submission form, and maybe take a photo of the contents. Just in case!
Enter the number of Box Tops and Bonus Box Tops that you are submitting. The form will automatically calculate the dollar amount for you.
Verify the amounts you have entered. If your submission requires more that one package, you must print a unique submission for each one that clearly shows what is in that package.
Print out the submission form. Packages without submission forms cannot be processed.
Send your Box Tops to:
Box Tops for Education
350 Victor St.
Highland Park, MI 48203
With all of that being stated, remember to have fun with it. Get a party going, eat some snacks that will give you extra Box Tops for Education credits, and know that in all that you do, the kids, parents, and administration appreciate it – even if they don’t tell you!
Important Dates to Remember
March 1 – Spring submission deadline – MUST be postmarked by this date.
November 1 – Fall submission deadline – MUST be postmarked by this date.
*Remember post office times as well! Often times post offices will postmark for the next day after a certain time. Get to know your postal worker!
- Boxtops can be submitted anytime throughout the year; they just need to be postmarked on or before the deadline to be included in the next batch of school checks.
- Save your shipment receipt and track your shipment.