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.