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    I have been named the "boxtops" chairperson for the up-coming school year (by my friend who is in-coming PTA PRES). I want to SHATTER last years numbers and had some ideas:
    I would copy the coupons from the website and offer recipes to go along with them.
    I would publish a monthly "sweepstakes" letter - showing what promotions are active and what we can win.

    What would you do? Any other ideas? How do I get these parents REALLY invovled? I want to raise enough money to purchase a rock-wall for the school.

    BTW - if you have any boxtops you would like to un-load...I would be MORE than greatful to take them off your hands! Just PM me and I'll send you my address

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    Re: General Mills boxtops?

    I don't have any ideas, sewcute ... but are you the POSTER CHILD for "if you want the job done, give it to the BUSIEST person???"

    We don't eat cereal... sorry.
    "What fresh hell is this?" Dorothy Parker

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    • #3
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      Thanks luvs, and I think your right...LOL!
      This mother KNOWS me all to well...but she wouldn't give the job to anyone she didnt trust either . I dont mind if it's for the kids (I seem to be a sucker for them!)

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      • #4
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        Thanks Florida girl

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        • #5
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          We don't eat much cereal either, but I will save what I can, and send it on to you when I have a bunch together.

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          • #6
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            Actually...it's not just cereal,

            They have all the pillsbury products (crescent rolls, bisquits, etc), bisquick, betty crockers line, ziplock stuff, etc... you'd be surprised!!!

            Heres a link: http://www.boxtops4education.com/AboutBoxTops/Products.aspx

            And thanks for looking

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            • #7
              Re: General Mills boxtops?

              Our middle school did this and combined it with recycling print cartridges. I will start saving the tops for you.

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              • #8
                Re: General Mills boxtops?

                Oh, do you mean the little pinkish "Box Tops" cutouts on Betty Crocker products?

                Why not come up with a competition for the children/parents - who ever turns in the most box tops wins (fill in the blank.) Ask a local business to donate the prize.
                Last edited by MaryJo; 06-30-2008, 05:26 PM. Reason: just adding an idea

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                • #9
                  Re: General Mills boxtops?

                  my kids are saving boxtops for school also. For each boxtop they will donate $$ to the school.

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                  • #10
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                    I used to be the Cambell's Label person for our school. I made a huge can of soup for the kids to drop the labels in. It shouldn't be to hard to make a giant cereal box to collect the box tops in to place at the school for the kids to drop them in. Maybe put a teachers face on the box each week/month. How about having the teachers mouth open to for the kids to shove the tops in!

                    Could you get the art teacher to let each kid make a box decorated with their picture to take home to collect labels in?

                    The trick is getting the kids saving the tops from home. Parents are swamped with so many things these days that it's hard to get them to participate in anything they don't have to do. Sorry parents, I'm a parent also but also have been a campfire leader, teacher aid (k-5) and pre-school teacher.

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                    • #11
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                      We actually ran a monthly prize drawing for who brought in the most boxtops each month. Just small prizes, movie passes, etc.

                      The monthly newsletter is a great idea. Let the parents know what you are working towards. Also, I think it helps to remind people to ask everyone grandparents, neighbors, etc. to save the boxtops.

                      dragun

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                      • #12
                        Re: General Mills boxtops?

                        my school does it as a competition for a party each nine weeks. we have quite a few people donate.
                        DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

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                          Re: General Mills boxtops?

                          GREAT IDEAS!!!! and THANKS to all of you who have offered to send the tops to me I REALLY appreciate it!

                          A huge cereal box in the lobby...AWESOME!!!!! I think the art teacher would LOVE that project...she can get each class invovled so they ALL feel like they contributed!!! THANKS!

                          I know our PTA does a bagel or Pizza party at the end of the year for the class donating the most boxtops...I wonder if we DID get the kids invovled how much more we could get?

                          Again, GREAT ideas, and thanks for the help!!!!!

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                            Re: General Mills boxtops?

                            Originally posted by jackibowen View Post
                            Our middle school did this and combined it with recycling print cartridges. I will start saving the tops for you.

                            Also, a great idea. We started this last year but it never took off! At $3.00 a cartridge that adds up fast!

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                            • #15
                              Re: General Mills boxtops?

                              Originally posted by MaryJo View Post
                              Oh, do you mean the little pinkish "Box Tops" cutouts on Betty Crocker products?
                              Your so funny...yes, those little pinkish label things on tops (and some sides) of boxes, cans of frosting, crescent rolls containers, etc

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