Now that Jake is in school, I’m starting to pay a lot more attention to things like Box Tops for Education. Before he started Kindergarten, I’d sporadically collect them for a friend’s school, but now that his class always has some sort of competition going on with them, I try to be far more diligent. Walmart is making is easy for me to get a head start on collecting them for the upcoming year by putting not one, not two, but FOUR Box Tops on each package of participating products, starting in Mid-July (that’s about now, for those who haven’t been paying attention to the calender this summer). General Mills has numerous participants in the Box Tops For Education program, including Cheerios, Nature Valley, and Yoplait.
If you don’t have school-age children, you can always donate those Box Tops to your local school, a teacher friend, or a friend with kids in school. I keep all mine in a baggie near my cabinets so I don’t lose them. I do almost all my grocery shopping at Walmart now because the other chain store in my town has gotten out of control with their prices, so since I’ll already be there, it’ll be a piece of cake to stock up on those Box Tops and get my son his pizza party (or whatever they’re planning to do for the class that gets the most). Maybe his new teacher will love me so much, she’ll overlook the fact that I’m one of the biggest pain in the butt parents to deal with (yeah, fine, I’m a little over-vocal when I think they’re doing something wrong with my son, but hey, there is no law that says squirrels HAVE to be brown!). Okay, maybe I’m dreaming on that one. Box Tops for Education can do a lot of good in the schools, but even they can’t work miracles.
So on to the really exciting part, because I know you all saw “Giveaway” up there in the title and are probably thinking “geez, is she ever going to stop talking about squirrels and get on with it? Or you just skipped down to the big, giant, H2 tag that says “Giveaway” right below these words and missed the whole conversation. Hey, that’s okay too. I get it. I’m guilty of the same thing from time to time. But before you get hopping on that giveaway, I just want to let you know that you can learn more about what’s going on at Walmart by visiting their Facebook page or following them on Twitter.
One reader will win a $25 Walmart Gift Card. The mandatory entry is simple, just tell me which Box Tops items from General Mills you plan to purchase OR which back to school item you’ll be buying at Walmart. Put your answer in the “Extra Info” box on the mandatory entry part of the Rafflecopter Widget. Open to US Residents, ends 11:59PM on 7/19/11.
“Disclosure: The information and $25 gift card to Walmart has been provided by Walmart and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”