Unfortunately since I work full time I am usually unable to volunteer my time at my children’s schools. It is something I’ve always wanted to do but it just doesn’t fit into my work schedule. I do try to volunteer for field trips when I get a chance. The easiest way for me to help support them is through at home activities, donations, and collecting Box Tops for Education. Last week I mentioned that Honey and I went to Walmart to play “I Spy Box Tops!” and hit the jack pot with Bonus Box Tops.
One of the items we chose to purchase was “Lucky Charms”. We haven’t purchased this cereal in quite some time. When I saw the 5 Box Top Bonus on the cereal it reminded me of my childhood. Lucky Charms has always been my mother’s favorite cereal. My son always loved it as well, though some how I always ended up with a box of cereal minus marshmallows!
5 Box Tops Bonus
As soon as I brought home the box my son was excited. The great thing about Lucky Charms is that not only is it a great for breakfast, it is also a fun snack. My daughter has decided that this year she wants to take her lunch some days instead of always getting the school lunch. We have prepared by buying a thermos (for hot food), drinks, food, and snacks!
Snacks for School Lunch
Now that Honey has turned in all her Box Tops for Education in she is ready to start collecting more. She also wants to turn in the most Box Tops in her class. Did I mention she is an over achiever? I can’t help but smile at the trait, it reminds me a lot of me when I was a child. Of course I’m happy to purchase the many General Mills products that we enjoy with box tops but we were trying to figure out how to get MORE! So Honey came up with a great idea. She decided to get the rest of the family on board with a fun Box Tops Reward Program.
Box Top Rewards Program
She decided that if she could get her grandmother, aunt, and other family members to help her clip and save for her school she would reward them with her help! We created a fun list of ways that she could help everyone and put a point value to each chore. So if a family member saved 5 box tops for her she was willing to paint their nails. Hopefully her aunt turns those in instead of her uncle ;). Or they can save up their box tops and turn them in for something even more helpful like weeding the garden. (Don’t tell them that Honey LOVES to weed!). After her list was prepared and ready the next thing to do was inform the family.
I’m so proud of her for wanting to get involved and support her school. While she is talking to her family she is being sure to mention to them that Walmart currently has Bonus Box Tops on select General Mills products. Just look for the 5 Box Top label and that General Mills product is worth 5 Box Tops instead of one. She mentioned some of the awesome General Mills products like the following:
- Honey Nut Cheerios
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars
- Fiber One Chewy Bars
- Betty Crocker Fruit Gushers
- Old El Paso Bold Taco Sheels
- Yoplait Go-GURT
This is just a very small selection of items fund at Walmart that are part of the 5 Box Tops program. Now that she has a plan in place she is ready to start earning even more savings for her school.
Does your school participate in the Box Top for Education program?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.