Box Tops for Education is Going Digital

Funding is a big concern for some school districts and growing up I remember schools tackling this problem in many ways. Book sales in the library (which were my favorite!), bake sales, and even having kids sell candy (you know for field trips). However, one of the biggest fundraising strategies schools used was collecting Box Tops.

What are Box Tops?

Established in 1996, Box Tops for Education allows families to easily support their favorite school by simply going grocery shopping and collecting box top clippings. Each collected Box Top is worth 10 cents. Now that may not sound like a lot, but to date Box Tops for Education has donated over nine hundred million ($913,710,018 to be exact) and counting to participating schools nationwide.

BTFE Going Digital

Physical Clippings

As wonderful as the box top program is it’s not without flaws. Now, if you’ve ever had experience with Box Tops then you know what we’re talking about. However, for those of you that haven’t (or need a reminder) here’s what happens. The current way of collecting physical clippings is like this:

  • BUY-Box Tops Products
  • CUT-Out the Box Top from each package and
  • SEND-Your Box Tops to the school

This doesn’t seem bad at first, but too often it’s easy to either forget to send the box tops your school of choice prior to the expiration date or you may end up with an unorganized drawer full of box tops clippings.

Digital Clippings

However, by going digital, collecting box tops will be a lot smoother. Users of the app can simply:

  • BUY-Box Tops Products
  • SCAN-Your Receipt
  • EARN-Cash for your School

Not only does this save you from the headache of having to clip the box tops and send them to your school but the app allows you the added convenience of redeeming box tops anywhere at any time. What’s even better is that participating schools get access to the money in real time since earnings are updated online.

Box Tops for Education clippings are found on thousands of products-many of which you may already ave in your home. By embracing technology and switching to a digital platform Box Tops will be easier to collect. But more importantly easier to support your favorite school.

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