No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. With the Box Tops for Education app, you can turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school. Here’s how:
- BUY the Box Tops products you already know and love
- SCAN your receipt so that your Box Tops purchases are recognized
- EARN cash for your school, based on your eligible purchases
Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!
Super-charge your earnings with special bonus offers shown in the app. No need to pre-select or opt-in for these bonus offers, and you can stack as many as you like. Just buy the eligible products, scan your receipt, and watch the earnings stack up! And, in case you didn’t already know, here are some of the many Box Tops products that are probably already in your pantry: Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Nature Valley®, Totino’s®, Old El Paso ®, Annie’s®, Yoplait®, Fiber One®, Chex®, Paper Mate®, Nestlé® Pure Life®, Lysol®, Boise® and more. Just look for the Box Tops label on the package. For a complete list of participating products, visit BTFE.com.
Psssst, just one last tip for you. Still seeing the traditional Box Tops clips on products you’ve bought? Most participating brands are allowing you to “double dip” by clipping unexpired traditional Box Tops to send to school AND scanning your receipt for double earnings!
Over the last 23 years, more than 70,000 K-8 schools across the U.S. have earned over $913 million through the Box Tops for Education program. With the new Box Tops app, you can be a part of the next evolution of the program – strengthening our schools for generations to come.
Thanks for using Box Tops for Education! This release includes scanning performance and accuracy improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Quick and Easy
There has been a lot of skepticism with the new digital box tops program, but I’ve adjusted my routine (scanning the receipt when I unpack groceries) and I’ve found it to be a quick and easy way to earn money for my kids’ school. There are some kinks to work out, but any time I’ve had a problem Box Tops has made it right. There are growing pains to be sure, but overall the app has worked well for me. It would be nice to have an option to link to multiple schools and choose which to submit earnings to each time you scan, for families with kids in multiple schools that participate. ETA: the new give credit feature is great, but again it would be nice to be able to edit this field each time a receipt is scanned so credit can be given to a different class for multiple kids or based on different contest structures (sometimes our contests are run by class, by grade, boy v girl, or a different team system).
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.
Supporting student involvement
I am a loyal supporter of the BTFE program and have been through 3 children and 7 grandchildren. However,I am really disappointed in this approach to supporting education. I have always nurtured a learning opportunity while partnering in this program. From choosing foods at the grocery store and examining the nutritional values of these products to the cost of meals and time management to the actual clipping of the box tops, these children were learning in a very small way and at a basic level how to get involved with and help out a greater cause. This program takes the hands on time away from the child and the pride they develop while clipping and pasting and counting these tokens in preparation to proudly hand to their teachers. The scan greatly disappoints me and honestly I’m sure some high paid representatives for your company got together and decided the cost of this program was too expensive to the company and implemented this as a solution. I call shenanigans and challenge you to rethink the expense of educating a child with life skills and then tell me this program was not cost effective for your conglomerate! I’m going to have to rethink before allowing these children to select a product over a clone/generic that is of equal quality but cheaper because there is no BTFE image to scan and send those pennies directly to the schools.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.