In Simple Snack Math for Preschoolers, I shared that my son and I want to be more on top of collecting Box Tops for his school. We came up with a few ideas to help us do just that – a simple DIY recycled holder, along with Box Tops for Education collection sheets. We were also excited to find out about an even easier redemption process!
This post is sponsored by sponsored by General Mills®. All opinions and comments are, as always, mine.
super easy way to redeem box tops
Have you heard of eBoxTops™?! I hadn’t until we went on our most recent trip to Sam’s Club. We’d gone to pick up some Cheerios™, Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, and Mott’s™ Fruit Snacks, among other things. It’s a better value for us to buy certain items (like cereals and snacks) at Sam’s Club. The cereals and fruit snacks all came with extra Box Tops, too, which Engineer was happy about! Even better, we were able to redeem them in a super easy way!
How to redeem eBoxTops™:
- Buy three or more Box Tops for Education products at participating Sam’s Clubs. Save the receipt!
- Take a picture of your receipt. I took mine with my smart phone.
- Email the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, I just did this on my phone.
- Receive an email response within 24 hours. That email will contain a unique code.
- Go to the Sam’s Club website and enter the code to redeem the eBoxTops™ for your child’s school!
I know I have it listed as five steps above, but it really is a super simple process that’s easily done on a smart phone or computer.
Engineer and I are planning to use the eBoxTops™ process as much as we can, but we’ll also be cutting them out the old-fashioned way. Below are the holder and Box Tops for Education collection sheets we’ll be using for that process.
make a simple box tops holder
To make things super easy on us Engineer and I decided we needed a Box Top holder on top of our shoe cabinet. As we cut out Box Tops, we’ll place them in the holder. Every so often, we’ll go through and add them to our Box Tops for Education collection sheets. Then we’ll send them on to his school.
Empty cardboard box
White acrylic paint
What we did
We didn’t do anything over the top – just had a bit of fun together. Engineer took on the role of “designer”, whereas I was the free labor. 🙂
We painted the box white to cover up the packaging. Once the paint was dried, we grabbed my stash of Washi tape. Engineer chose purple and blue, as those are our favorite colors. We decorated the box with the tape, then he used a marker to label the holder.
Nothing fancy about it, but we’re happy with how it turned out. Engineer is super excited about collecting the Box Tops this year. He’s already placed it on top of the cabinet near our front door, so it’s ready to go!
box tops for education collection sheets
I put together a few printable collection sheets for the Box Tops, too. The purpose of these collection sheets is to make it easier to count the Box Tops. Since the Box Top team at Engineer’s school is doing that work out of the goodness of their hearts, we want to make the process easier on them. Plus, kids like counting and gluing, and these papers are perfect for just that.
Children just glue or tape one Box Top on each picture, write their names on the paper, then turn the papers into their schools.
How do YOU collect and redeem Box Tops?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills® . The opinions and text are all mine.