Thursday, August 26, 2010

Giveaway: Box Tops For Education and Target Gift Pack

In the interest of full disclosure, I was provided a gift pack as described below by General Mills via MyBlogSpark. I received no compensation, and all opinions expressed are my own.

We're smack dab in the middle of back to school season, which has meant a ton of trips to various stores and more receipts from Target than I can fit in my little binder. Fortunately, I have one successfully off to school as of Tuesday, and Little Miss starts on Monday - assuming you don't count her one hour into to kindergarten tomorrow as a day. (I know I don't!)

With back to school has come a renewed focus on the wee ones' schools and their needs. I've been signing up to volunteer for various committees, but there is also all the "passive" ways I can help them that I'm starting up again.

Have you ever participated in the Box Tops for Education program?


Earning money for your school is super easy. You simply notice the nice pink Box Top labels and clip them out. Participating schools earn $0.10 per label when they submit them, and lots of products have bonus labels, too. No buying wrapping paper you don't want or candy bars you don't need at an inflated price. It is simply watching what you're already buying.

It's amazing how many brands participate in this program (I looked it up the other day to share with our PTO actually). When I was getting the wee ones' school supplies, and each one that had a little Box Top label, I cut out the label to send to the school - $0.10 per label, with several items having multiple Box Tops!

Right now, you can get double Box Tops, too. From Aug. 15-28, stop by your local Target® and receive double Bonus Box Tops instantly when you buy 5 or more participating General Mills, Avery, Hefty, Juicy Juice and Welch´s Box Tops for Education® products and earn more for the participating school of your choice. Visit Grocery Savvy for full details.

As a way for me to really realize the variety of the options available, I received a prize pack that included all sorts of goodies, including Avery Binder, Betty Crocker Fruit Gushers Variety Pack, Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni, Hefty CinchSak Trash Bags, Honey Nut Cheerios, Juicy Juice 8-Pack Juice Boxes, Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Welch´s Concord Grape Jelly, as well as 25 Bonus Box Tops and a $25 Target® gift card.


How many of these items do you suppose I'll be going back to purchase time and again this school year? And that's only the tip of the iceberg of what's available! I have to say this prize pack makes me feel far more prepared for school - it took off some of my stress about how I would handle my first week both for school lunches and snacks and home needs.

Jealous? You don't have to be. I have an identical prize pack to give away to one of you!

So what do you have to do?

First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!

This contest is open until Thursday September 9 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 24 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.

Mandatory Entry: Tell me what Box Top items you'd buy with your Target gift card.

Bonus Entries (leave a comment for each entry - if you put it all in one comment, I'll count it as one entry):

1) Earn one additional entry for following me on Twitter and tweeting this contest (leave a link to your tweet as your comment).
2) Earn one additional entry by following this review blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.
3) Earn one additional entry by following my “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Friend Connect.

Good luck!

120 comments:

  1. I would buy Cheerios and Nature Valley Granola Bars! Thanks!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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  2. I follow your blog!

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  3. I follow your other blog!

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  4. Tweet
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  5. My family loves Hamburger Helper - so that's what I'd stock up on!
    Thanks so much for this great giveaway.

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  6. Following on Twitter - LibbysLibrary
    Tweet:
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  7. GFC Follower - Libby's Library

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  8. GFC Follwer 0n your other blog - Libby's Library

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  9. I would get Nature Valley Granola bars and Cheerios.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  10. I follow this blog publicly on GFC.

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  11. I follow your regular blog on GFC.

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  12. I'd like to stock up on Cheerios

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  13. GFC follower of Honest & Truly

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  14. @tcarolinep follower.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/22277314415

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  15. I would buy Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios & Granola Nut Clusters! :-)
    ~Karen http://scr.im/nerak

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  16. I would buy Cheerios.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

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  17. Tweeted http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/22324372019

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  18. I'll buy Cheerios and Juicy Juice.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  19. I'll purchase Cheerios and Nature Valley Granola Bars.

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  20. GFC follower of Honest and Truly Reviews

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  21. I follow Honest and Truly through GFC.

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  22. I'd get Honey Nut Cheerios & GoGurt

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  23. following & tweeted
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  24. GFC follower

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  25. I would get Ziploc bags and Hefty Trash bags!
    Thanks!

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  26. Google Friend Connect Follower of this blog!
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  27. Google Friend Connect Follower of your other blog!

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  28. I would stock up on Juicy Juice and Cheerios!

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  29. Already following this blog via GFC (stephanierosenhahn or Ten Talents)

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  30. Already following your review blog via GFC (stephanierosenhahn or Ten Talents)

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  31. Following on Twitter & tweeted!

    link: http://twitter.com/asthepotter/status/22368790204

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  32. Cheerios, Hamburger Helper and Kleenex!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I follow on GFC!
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  34. I plan to buy Cottonelle, Kleenex, Pillsbury Biscuits, and Yoplait Yogurt :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  35. Publicly following Honest & Truly Reviews with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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  36. Publicly following Honest & Truly! with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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  37. I will be buying Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, Cheerios and Hamburger Helper.

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  38. I follow you on twitter @tracylr233 and I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/tracylr233/status/22412195495

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  39. Got to get the Honey Nut Cherrios!!

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  40. I follow this blog!

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  41. I follow your "regular" blog too!

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  42. Entry 1 ~ Fruit snacks for the lunch boxes! Lots of varieties participate.

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  43. Here's my tweet! http://twitter.com/WeaselMomma/statuses/22430059168

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  44. I already follow your regular blog too. =)

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  45. We can never have enough CEREAL!! I collect BoxTops like crazy-- all of our tissue boxes get the little square cut out of the bottom before they even go in the closet. :)

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  46. ... and over there (at your regular blog), too. :)

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  47. I'd get Honey Nut Cheerios, Hamburger Helper and Nature Valley Granola Bars. Thanks!
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  48. GFC follower of your review blog
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  49. Following your “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Friend Connect.
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  50. Following you on Twitter (@mandalarctic) and tweeted: http://api.twitter.com/mandalarctic/status/22492017086
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  51. I ould buy Cheerios and Totinos pizza, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  52. Twitter follower, marilyn jaegly and tweet! http://twitter.com/marilynjaegly/status/22606898522 mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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  53. I'd buy HoneyNut Cheerios, Nature Valley Granola bars, and Yoplait yogurt.
    blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. I follow via GFC (Carole Spring)
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  55. I follow your regular Honest & Truly blog via GFC (Carole Spring)
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  56. I buy a lot of cereal and Hamburger Helper with box tops.

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  57. I'd buy Cheerios. With a preschooler and a toddler one can never have too many Cheerios!

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  58. I love that the Avery binders some with boxtops on them--makes crossing them off the supply list a little easier!
    suezette(at)aol(dot)com

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  59. I would buy Cheerios! Can you eve have enough Cheerios?

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  60. I would buy kleenex. The preschool goes through so much of it, that they run out in the middle of the year.

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  61. Nature Valley Granola Bars! LOVE the peanut butter!

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  62. Following this blog publicly on GFC.

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  63. Following your regular blog publicly on GFC

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  64. Tweeted the giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/TheAmyAnderson/status/22912335058

    @TheAmyAnderson

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  65. I would buy Kleenex, Cheerios and Go-Gurt!
    justicecw@hotmail.com

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  66. I am a GFC follower
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  67. GFC follower of Honest & Truly
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  68. Follow on twitter and tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/22950443327
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  69. Honey Nut Cheerios and Nature Valley Granola

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  70. I would buy Nature Valley Granola Bars & Hamburger Helper!
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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  71. follow on twitter & tweeted
    http://twitter.com/sleatham1/status/23032075442
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  72. following on google friend connect
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  73. following your regular blog on GFC
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  74. hamburger helper and nature valley bars for the hubby, and betty crocker cake mixes and fruit snacks for me!
    aigcanada7 at hotmail dot com

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  75. follow you on twitter (achrissmile) & tweeted

    http://twitter.com/achrissmile/status/23032573321

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  76. ­­­­­I follow on GFC ( hannah . chrinahxxx@..)

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  77. ­­­­­I follow your other blog on GFC ( hannah . chrinahxxx@..)

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  78. I would buy Cherrios and Hamburger Helper
    thecartoonlovinmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. I follow you on Twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet:
    http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/23106691239
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  80. I follow this blog via GFC (thegrants)
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  81. I follow your other blog via GFC (thegrants)
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  82. I would get gold medal flour, kleenexes, and cheerios.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  83. I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  84. I'll buy Honey Nut Cheerios and Yoplait yogurt!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  85. I would stock up on Hamburger Helper, Kleenex, and Cheerios.

    dlhaley[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  86. i would buy gushers and go yogurts- both my kids love them

    tcogbill at live dot com

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  87. i follow honest and truly gfc
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  88. i follow this blog gfc
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  89. I'd stock up on Ziploc baggies for back to school lunches, and Hamburger Helpers for those hurried weeknight dinners!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  90. I'm a Google Friend HERE: Cori Westphal

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  91. I'm an Honest and Truly blog Google Friend also: Cori Westphal

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  92. I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/23936498905

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  93. We like to buy hamburger helper, cheerios, and nature valley granola bars


    giveawaymommy at yahoo.com

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  94. I am a gfc follower


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  95. we buy cheerios and other products

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  96. follow and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/lmurley2000/status/23962131607

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  97. follow H&T on GFC

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  98. I would get GoGurt, Kleenex, and Ziploc Bags!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

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  99. I follow on GFC
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  100. I also follow Honest & Truly on GFC
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  101. I'd get some Cherrios!

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  102. GFC Follower

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  103. Regular blog GFC Follower

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  104. I would get Cheerios and Hefty bags.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  105. I follow this blog.

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  106. I follow your other blog.

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  107. Cheerios, HB Helper and Juicy Juice is on my list.
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  108. I follow GFC
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