Making Box Tops Work for Your School

For years I have been collecting box tops for my kids schools and I guess it all started with collecting them for my school when I was a kid as well. Out of habit before anything goes in the trash we make sure we didn’t miss a box top and watch out if Daddy accidentally throws one away (Nathan was not happy about that!) This past year our elementary school collected and earned over $3,000 for Box Tops for Education. . how amazing is that?!

I’ve never understood why anyone would ever not collect Box Tops – even if you don’t have children, you know someone that does right?! Taking the few seconds to cut it out and place it somewhere safe (I have a sandwich bag on my frig where we stuff ours!) could help your local schools accomplish more than you realize.


This year we decided to give the kids more of an incentive to collect – to bother their grandparents, and aunts and uncles and neighbors – anyone, that could help them reach their goal. Every month we had a contest – whichever classroom that collected the most Box Tops won a cookie party, or a pizza party – and at the end of the year when we were trying to reach our goal they were offered all kinds of prizes from local businesses, like time at the batting cages, free admission to the skate park, free putt-putt, etc. It really lit a fire under some of the kids and we managed to make our goal by the end of the year!


Box Tops for Education are on everyday products that you probably buy all the time. Like Reynolds wrap and Hefty bags – who doesn’t buy those products??

  • Reynolds® Parchment Paper
  • Reynolds® Cooking Baking Sheets
  • Reynolds® Bakeware Pans
  • Reynolds® StayBrite® Baking Cups
  • Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liners
  • Reynolds® Oven Bags
  • Hefty® Strong Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags
  • Hefty® Ultra Strong™ Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags
  • Hefty® Ultra Strong™ BlackOut® Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags
  • Hefty® Cinch Sak® Large Trash Bags and Lawn & Leaf Bags
  • Hefty® Easy Flaps® Tall Kitchen Bags and Large Trash Bags
  • Hefty® Renew® Tall Kitchen Bags and Trash Bags
  • Hefty® SteelSak® Trash Bags
  • Hefty® Twist Tie Tall Kitchen Bags and Trash and Lawn & Leaf Bags
  • Hefty® Ultra Flex® Trash Bags

and MORE!


Get ready for school in the
Hefty and Reynolds Box Tops for Education “School Supplied” Sweepstakes
and daily instant win game. They’re giving away thousands of product prizes PLUS 10,000 eBoxTops to 5 lucky schools!



I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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