A Giveaway from Box Tops for Education (CLOSED)

Box Tops for Education has created an online shopping portal where you can shop and earn credits for your local school. Fun stuff!

As you know, I am a huge fan of shopping from home. In fact, except for a few stocking stuffers, the bulk of our Christmas shopping is being done online this year. This saves us from filling the parking lot, the streets, and our shopping cart with more than we need. And the UPS man drives the carpool for all those packages!

There are good reasons to shop in person, and good reasons to shop at home. I say go with your groove.

But did you know that shopping online can help your local school?

Box Tops for Education has created an online shopping portal where you can shop and earn credits for your local school. They sent me on a shopping expedition recently, and it was just as easy as any other shopping adventure. And since I didn’t have to fight any crowds or find a parking place, it was even easier.

In following SimpleKids’ example of gifting something to read, I bought a few books from Barnes and Noble through the BTE portal. Don’t worry, you do all your transactions through the vendor of your choice. BTE simply gets credit for referring you to that site. A few days later I got confirmation that over 30 boxtops were donated to the school of my choice.

An added bonus was that I got to bless my niece in the process. My kids are taught at home, so box tops don’t go very far for their school. But, Ella gets really excited about clipping and carting box tops to school. While I couldn’t send her the physical box tops, I was able to send her an email letting her know that we donated over THIRTY box tops at one time. My sister says that makes her just as pleased.

If you’re going to do any online shopping, you may want to consider visiting Box Tops for Education first to see if the vendor of your choice is participating in their program.

Win a $50 Gift Card

This weekend, Box Tops for Education is providing a $50 gift card for one Life as MOM reader. What a great holiday treat!

To Enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post.

This promotion is open until Sunday, December 4th, at 8 pm PST and is limited to US residents, 18 years or older. The winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize. This post will be updated with the beginning of the winner’s email addresses. The prize for this promotion is provided by and shipped by Box Tops for Education. Life as MOM will not be held responsible for unclaimed or undelivered prizes.


Disclosure: I received a gift card to review the Box Tops for Education shopping experience.

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  1. A great giveaway – thanks!

  2. Elizabeth Hall says:

    I’d love some extra $$ this Christmas!

  3. Nice giveaway!

  4. misty gorman says:

    an extra $50 would be nice this time of year. i, too, enjoy shopping online.

  5. Ooh I didn’t know I could get boxtops from shopping online too, thank you!

  6. Great giveaway. Would love to win.

  7. I love box tops!

  8. Shannon Samples says:

    Love shopping on the box top site

  9. I’d love some extra $$ this Christmas, too! Thanks for the chance to win, lifeasmom!

  10. I’ve been collecting box tops for 2 years.

  11. What a great time for this giveaway!

  12. Great giveaway! Fingers crossed…

  13. Great giveaway!

  14. I am a public school teacher at a low-income school in NC and we are a Box Tops School. I have several people who clip the tops for me to turn in and our school has used our earned money in a variety of ways, all of which benefit our students. It helps us get items we need that wouldn’t normally fit in our school’s yearly budget. It is a great program and I am so glad it continues.

    How wonderful for them to do a giveaway! Hope I win!!

  15. What a nice giveaway!

  16. This is a great program

  17. wonderful giveaway!!

  18. My son is in pre-k and are always collecting boxtops. Thanks for the tip about the online portal to earn a few extra!

  19. I’m so bad about remembering to take my box tops to the collection can. This would be easier.

  20. Thank you!

  21. We love box tops!

  22. This would be helpful towards Christmas gifts!

  23. that would cover stocking stuffers 🙂

  24. I collect box tops for the school my kids attend. It is very cool that you can earn them by shopping online. A $50 gift card would be very cool too!

  25. Thanks for the giveaway. Our school has used the funds received from Box Tops to purchase new playground equipment.

  26. Love this!

  27. Running around to lots of stores with a newborn? Yeah, I don’t think so!

  28. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Thanks for running such a great giveaway!

  30. That $50 will arrive just in the nick of time.

  31. Interesting. We homeschool and we don’t eat cold cereal. We do have a local store collecting receipts for local schools (they donate $1 for each $25 spent). I think it’s great that a portion of people’s spending can go to schools.

    • You’d be amazed at where they put Box Tops. I used to think I wouldn’t have many because we don’t eat a lot of processed food … but they’re all over non-food products too! AND they have promotions now with companies like Ford – where if you just watch a video (or 5) you earn Tops.

    • Christine A says:

      Ziploc Bags, Gogurts, some boxed cookie/cake/brownie mix, seem to be where I run into Box Tops!

  32. Thanks for putting this together. It will be a nice gift to whatever school receives these box tops.

  33. What a great giveaway!!

  34. Elizabeth says:

    Would love to win!!

  35. That’s good to know. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Leslie DeYoung says:

    An extra $50 would be awesome!

  37. Echoing Kimberly’s sentiment from above…I too teach in a low income school in NE and with recent budget cuts, each Box Top helps!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  38. I love Box tops!

  39. We’re big Box Tops collectors at my son’s school. It’s a great program.

  40. What a great giveaway! I have been shopping online only and getting a lot of boxtops for my son’s school. Its a win-win!!!

  41. We love box tops!!

  42. I just started collecting box for a friend. Amazed at how many there on the items I regularly buy

  43. Jennifer Foutch says:

    Box tops are great!

  44. Thank you for sharing about this – I used to give all our box tops to our neighbors at our old home, and it delighted their children too! It is great to know I can still help them in this area (we homeschool so we cannot use them, and I always feel bad throwing them out!)

  45. This would be a great holiday treat!

  46. Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. i love sending boxtops for education to school with my granddaughter. know she would love the online version, too. thanks for the giveaway.

  48. My brother collects these for his school, so this is great to know! Thanks for the info!

  49. I didn’t know you could earn points through online shopping!

  50. Thanks for another great giveaway.

  51. THanks for the idea. I didn’t know it existed.

  52. Thanks for the info…the “Homeschool Building” in Grand Rapids, MI collects them. That’s great to know I can give them more via shopping on-line! thanks-

  53. Thanks for the chance to win!

  54. I like shopping online too!

  55. Great giveaway. I saw boxtops for my daughters preschool.

  56. What a great giveaway, hope I win!

  57. Awesome giveaway! Thanks.

  58. Patti Lalley says:

    Great giveaway – thx!

  59. Please enter me!

  60. My son’s school collects these box tops, so it would be great to be able to help out without remembering to cut them out!

  61. Sheryl F. says:

    I love box tops for education. We just got new playground equipment a few years ago at my children’s school.

  62. Rachel D. says:

    Would love to win! THanks!

  63. Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. My school collects Box Tops- it’s a great program. Great giveaway, too!

  65. I’d love it

  66. I like boxtops

  67. I know I could really stretch that $50 at our local grocery store! Thanks for the chance!

  68. Denise C. says:


  69. Deanna G. says:

    I’d love to win! 🙂

  70. thanks for the giveaway!

  71. I’m with Ella,
    I feel just as pleased that she is getting all those box top points donated to her school and would love to earn points for our local school also.

  72. Charity Shapiro says:

    Love online shopping!

  73. I love BTE and Life as Mom!

  74. I love more ways to earn BTE for the schools-they can use all the help they can get these days!

  75. I like saving for schools!

  76. i didn’t know you could do that! thanks for info and giveaway!

  77. Linda st.laurent says:

    Wonderful opportunity.

  78. Carolyn C. says:

    Thank you!

  79. thanks!

  80. Thanks for the giveaway!

  81. We collect them at our school but since I don’t buy many brand name products I never seem to have many to give. I like their eboxtop programs as it give me another way to help out!

  82. We love Box Tops! I would love to win!

  83. charlotte says:

    Great idea! my kids only have about 50 children in there whole school every box top helps:)

  84. Great giveaway! I didn’t know you could do Box Tops online. Thanks!

  85. Thank you for the giveaway! I love Box Tops 🙂

  86. saundra a says:

    I too think it is so easy to shop from home. Saves me time and money. I think out my purchases more at home.

  87. Thanks for the giveaway! We love Boxtops, great idea for another way to give to schools!

  88. This sounds great!

  89. Thanks for the opportunity! Perfect timing…

  90. We love boxtops!

  91. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  92. We love to clip box tops and send them to school. They helped pay for some of the kids’ field trips last year. What a great prize!

  93. Thanks for the chance.


  94. Loving box tops. My boys’ preschool is now collecting them. It is an adventure to find box tops in the grocery store and educational to help my 5 yr cut them out.

  95. Crossing my fingers!!! 🙂

  96. Merry Christmas!

  97. Lovin’ the giveaway, hope I win

  98. Thanks for the chance to win!

  99. Love Box Tops for Education. Thanks.

  100. Anne Marie says:

    This is wonderful – thanks for the chance.

  101. Box Tops is a great program!

  102. Box Tops have been a huge fundraiser at my son’s school for years, but most people don’t know about the online shopping!

  103. Who does not love a giveaway! – Thanks for the chance

  104. Kathy Oliver says:

    I’m a reading teacher and I love this idea. I wasn’t aware of it . Thanks for sharing it … and what a great giveaway idea. thanks

  105. This would be so great to win! Thank you!

  106. I save my Box Tops. My husband is a teacher so he takes them into the school. Great giveaway.

  107. I would love to win.

  108. Rebecca W. says:

    I would love to win! Thanks!

  109. Would love to win this. Thanks!

  110. Thanks!

  111. My four girls fight over who is going to take the box tops we have to school!

  112. What a great new way to help our schools!

  113. I am glad to know this. The gift card would be wonderful.

  114. Excellent giveaway, I would love to win!

  115. I love the box tops campaign. Since so much of the public school budgets have been cut, it’s great to know that we have some way to help get our kids the things they need. Thanks boxtops! Thanks fishmom!

  116. Love box tops!

  117. That’s a cool idea!

  118. Box Tops is fabulous. They even allow our homeschool support group to participate. Thank you for a great giveaway. Just in time to help with the Christmas shopping.

  119. I would love to win.

  120. So much fun!

  121. Meredith J says:

    Box Tops have done a lot to help our rural schools! Great program!

  122. We collect box tops for our umbrella school. Great giveaway. Thanks!

  123. Thanks for the giveaway. We collect boxtops for the local school.

  124. Amanda Y. says:

    Wow what a great giveaway, it’d be nice to have some extra money for Christmas gifts this year! (I do try to give the boxtops from my products to my friend’s kids since I don’t have any).

  125. That’s so great that you can earn money for your school online! What a great idea! Thanks for the give away!

  126. I have my entire extended family collecting Box Tops for my kids’ schools.

  127. Would love to win this.

  128. jesus**is**lord says:

    Thanks for the chance to win some extra money!

  129. Great giveaway–collecting boxtops is such an easy way to help the school.

  130. My grandson, who lives with me, is at a brand new charter school. It would be great to win for them. Thanks for keeping us all up to date and inspired!

  131. You should also check out the Redwall series of books by Brian Jacques which my son really loved.

  132. Wow, I wish I’d known about this before I started our Christmas shopping. What a great opportunity to give more to our schools! Great giveaway! Thanks 🙂

  133. Thanks for the giveaway!

  134. What a great idea…and great giveaway!

  135. I’ve been clipping boxtops for as long as I can remember. First, for my schools, and now for my nieces, and soon for my kids. Love the boxtop program!

  136. Love this program….all my ziplocks for freezer cooking provides lots of boxtops!

  137. what a great giveaway – I’d love to win!

  138. Love boxtops!!!

  139. Thanks for the giveaway!

  140. I love the boxtops program.

  141. I’m actually almost DONE with my shopping but I’m going to bookmark the BoxTops site for the future.

  142. love this, thanks!

  143. Patti Reis says:

    Very cool, I can share this link with my family. Thanks!

  144. This is a great idea! And our homeschool support group is registered with Box Tops for Education so they can get credit for the purchases. Thanks!

  145. This is great — thanks for the info!

  146. Thanks for the info – this is great~!

  147. Love Box Tops. What an easy way to help out in our schools. Thanks!

  148. Fantastic giveaway.

  149. Would love to win! Saving box tops for your local schools is easy. Thanks General Mills!

  150. Great opportunity to help schools out.

  151. We love collecting Box Tops for our children’s school.

  152. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  153. I love shopping from home, and I love sending Box Tops to school with my kids.

  154. Amy Vicknair says:

    Yeah for extra Christmas cash…oops no such thing as extra cash 😉

  155. Thank you for the giveaway!

  156. I have a box of boxtops on my kitchen windowsill.

  157. I love box tops and ordering online!

  158. Monica Trubiano says:

    I love box tops, my daughter will start school in 2013 and I am already collecting them!

  159. I’m always cutting box tops for our local school. Great program!

  160. Gretchen H says:

    love those boxtops!

  161. Thanks for the opportunity!

  162. Thank you & Box Tops for such a great contest!

  163. what a great giveaway!

  164. Would be grateful to win!

    Thanks 🙂

  165. I’d love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  166. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

  167. Charity L. says:

    Although I enjoy shopping in the stores, I hope to do more online shopping next year as it has several benefits! Thanks for the giveaway!

  168. I would love to win this giveaway. I save Box Tops for Education for a friend.

  169. We have a school of 600 students and have already earned $2600 for our school this year. Love Box Tops!!!

  170. shannon t says:

    thanks for the giveaway

  171. Thank you for the giveaway!

  172. Christine A says:

    Boxtops are the bomb! I always looking to educate others at our Preschool about the Boxtops For Education program! I need to get more saavy about utilizing the on-line program!

  173. What a great giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

  174. Our homeschool group collects boxtops – thanks for the great giveaway!

  175. Awesome giveaway! I just turned in a ton of Boxtops last month.

  176. I love box tops! Thanks for this chance!

  177. great giveaway! thanks!

  178. Yay Box Tops!!

  179. Katherine C says:

    Thanks! We save box tops.

  180. Love to win!

  181. Wildflower says:

    Would be a huge help for a hard year.

  182. The school I work for does BTFE. A great program!

  183. Jennifer H. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  184. Thanks for the chance to win!

  185. Who could say no to extra cash?
    thanks for the opportunity!

  186. Thanks for the giveaway!

  187. Wow – What a great giveaway. My kid’s school can’t get enough Boxtops – I clip them religiously.

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