Box Tops for Education™ 4+
General Mills Inc.
Make a difference for schools every time you shop! Download the Box Tops for Education app to start earning today.
~ HOW IT WORKS ~
1. BUY Box Tops products you already know and love.
2. SCAN your receipts in the app.
3. EARN cash for your school!
A check will be sent to your school TWICE a year and the funds can be used towards anything your school needs – whether that’s books, technology, sports equipment, field trips, or anything in between.
~ EARN EVEN MORE ~
Super-charge your earnings with Bonus Offers! No need to pre-select or opt-in before heading to the store. Bonus Offers will be automatically applied for you whenever you purchase eligible products and scan your receipt in the app.
Check out all active Bonus Offers in the app!
~ BELOVED BOX TOPS PRODUCTS ~
Earn on products you know and love: Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Nature Valley®, Totino’s®, Old El Paso®, Annie’s®, Yoplait®, Fiber One®, Chex®, Paper Mate®, Lysol® and more!
Download the Box Tops app for a complete list of participating products.
~ ABOUT BOX TOPS ~
Since 1996, Box Tops for Education has helped families earn over $943 million for schools with products they already buy.
Help strengthen schools for generations to come! Download the Box Tops app today, and scan your receipts in the Box Tops mobile app to instantly earn cash for your school.
Class is in session for our latest app release! We've squashed bugs faster than a cheetah chasing a gazelle, and added custom gates to welcome you with open arms to the next school year. Get ready for an A+ experience!
Ratings and Reviews
I love the box tops program and all the companies that participate by offering and placing the logo the their products. It is a great way to help schools to earn cash for programs. The app is simple to use and instantly adds the scanned amount to the school’s balance. It’s great to see the progress on my smartphone as our earnings grow.
Unfortunately fewer companies are participating in the program so there is less opportunity to find the logo on products and then raise funds in this manner which our smaller school has relied upon. We are also finding fewer families participating by downloading the app and scanning their receipts as it requires more work on their part. The 14 day timeframe to scan receipts requires timely action. In the past, families would place their clipped Box Tops in a drawer and turn the in periodically with no other work needed. While our school will not earn as much as we had in the past, we still greatly appreciate this fun fundraising opportunity that you offer!
Doesn’t Even Recognize Items Purchased
I get most of my items with the Box Tops in 1 monthly purchase from a retailer that seeks things in bulk sizes. The packaging says they are eligible items, they’ve always had multiple of the printed Box Tops in the past. The retailer is supposed to be a recognized one. There was even a bonus for them not to long ago. However, when I scanned the receipts the last few months, none of the items with these supposed digital Box Tops in the app showed up and there are no longer printed Box Tops in the packaging to send to the school. Only the advertising for using the app to get the Box Tops is on the packaging now, but it doesn’t work. I tried contacting customer service through the app each time, but never received a response. So the school gets no credit for what should have been 30-40 Box Tops.
Then let’s top this all off with I have lots of family & friends that used to save Box Tops & give them to my child. Many of these people elderly and don’t use apps like this. Now because it’s all digital the schools get nothing from them because I don’t see them often enough to scan receipts before the time limit is up. This app seems to be a way to just stop giving the schools as much money because fewer people like the elderly will use it and because many receipts won’t be accepted or will be lost or unreadable. This hasn’t simplified the process, it’s complicated it.
Not mom or kid friendly, breach of privacy
If there is a long receipt, the items won’t scan due to the fact that the date must be shown. In addition, I saved a receipt, went on vacation, and when I scanned it the receipt expired (must scan within 14 days). That’s if I even remember where I put the receipt and if I made a mental note at the store that I had an item to scan. Kids do not get the physical satisfaction of clipping a box top to earn points for school. Scanning and writing in dates on paper to submit are not allowing the kids the proper credit. This is more work on parents and takes the joy and work off kids for their contributions towards class parties or other incentives.
In my opinion this is a scapegoat for box tops to not give as much money to the school as parents will lose receipts, unable to scan long receipts in one picture, or forget to even scan. My parents and friends would help me by saving physical box tops. This is no longer the case as I refuse to convince others to ‘simply get the app’ or ‘save receipts’.
Finally, this system leaves a paper trail and breach of my privacy by scanning my purchases into a centralized database (we can be told this info is protected, but is it really with the hackers and system breaches?). My personal info (location, time, credit card, other items purchased) are now being recorded to an external source.
Data Linked to You
The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:
- Contact Info
- User Content
- Usage Data
Data Not Linked to You
The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
- Financial Info
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- General Mills Inc.
- 173.4 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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