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.
Thank you for using Box Tops for Education! This update adds historical earnings metrics to the school dashboard, so you can see the impact of Box Tops at your school over time. Also, we've added a new chart to visualize your personal Box Tops earnings - no graphing calculator needed!
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.
- 164.6 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.