The first step to clipping Box Tops is to know what you're looking for! Most people don't even know what they're supposed to be "clipping" so they wind up throwing out FREE MONEY for the school. Box Tops appear on many of your everyday household items and they look like this:


About Box Tops for Education (from

  • Box Tops for Education is a program started by General Mills which helps communities provide kids the tools needed for success.

  • America’s schools have earned more than $840 million and counting through Box Tops for Education since the program began in 1996.

  • Enrolled schools earned more than $53 million dollars for the 2016-2017 school year.

  • More than 80,000 K-8th grade schools participate in the program.


How the Program Works

  • There are hundreds of participating products in food and non-food categories that carry Box Tops on their packages.

  • Each Box Tops clip is worth 10 cents.

  • It’s simple. Buy the products; clip the Box Tops; send the Box Tops to school.

  • Each enrolled school has a Box Tops Coordinator that counts and submits all of their Box Tops to General Mills.

  • Enrolled schools receive two checks a year from General Mills to purchase the things they need like: books, school supplies, playground equipment, teacher training computers, etc.

  • Enrolled schools can earn up to $20,000 every school year by clipping Box Tops from participating products

  • Download the Box Tops Bonus App to earn even more cash for your school.  Simply select offers and scan your receipt to earn Bonus Box Tops in combination with the on-pack Box Tops clip and any other coupon, discount, store program promotion.

  • Schools can also earn through Bonus Box Tops offers, sweepstakes, and contests.

You can download collection sheets that your students will love to fill out with you. Make sure to include student's name and teacher on the collection sheet before sending it in with your student so we can keep track -- at the end of the year, the class with the most Box Tops will win a special prize!

You can also send in bags of Box Tops to the main office for the PTA to collect. Please try to trim the Box Tops close to the edge without cutting off the date. 

TELL EVERYONE!!!! Your friends, family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors! Even if they don't have kids, we guarantee they purchase products with Box Tops on them. Then they can just hand them over to you and the school can earn $5 for every 50 Box Tops!