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Back-to-School: Will You Take the Golden Box Tops Challenge (Hint: You Should!)

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This Back-to-School feature is brought to you in partnership with Costco and General Mills #CostcoBoxTops 

Like so many, I’d seen those Box Tops for Education tabs on product packaging for years, never realizing what a big deal they were until my wife and I actually had kids in school ourselves. For the past 20 years, General Mills has been supporting education and America’s schools through a very simple program: Clip the box tops from specially-marked products, submit them to your child’s school (or a school you support), and each will be counted as 10¢, with participating schools able to earn up to $20,000 cash per year (no maximum annual earning limits for schools earning eBoxTops or Bonus Box Tops) to use on important supplies. This year, Costco is making it even easier to rack-up the Box Tops fast, by creating specially-marked packages that come with 8 additional Box Tops plus a code that can be redeemed at CostcoBoxTops.com for a shot at winning the Golden Box Tops Challenge and scoring one of 3,000 Box Tops Prize Packs – each containing 100 eBoxTops… that’s $10 for your school, and all the earnings come from products you were already going to buy anyway. It’s a win-win for all, and it’s easy!

Back-to-School is this week for us (tomorrow, actually), and we’ve already done our first big Costco trip to kick-off the school year. We always stock-up on essentials to pack the lunchboxes, and Box Tops for Education can be found on products that fill them up, in addition to other items for every meal. From Cheerios and Lucky Charms for breakfast to Nature Valley and Fiber One bars, Go-Gurt and Annie’s products for snacks and even Ziploc bags to keep all of it in, there’s Box Tops all around.

Addie reppin' the Box Tops for Education!

Remember when I said that taking part in the Golden Box Tops Challenge was easy? Well, I can tell you first-hand, because not only have I entered… but I’ve already won! I knew that we’d be doing our part to clip-and-save Box Tops for our oldest daughter’s school, but I honestly didn’t expect to be a winner in the Golden Box Tops Challenge with my first entry code. But I was, and it turned out that the $10 worth of eBoxTops happen to be her school’s first earnings for the year. 


As the kids go back-to-school, don’t forget to look for specially-marked packages at your local Costco, and take the Golden Box Tops Challenge for yourself to support a school you care about.

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