You Shop-They Win-Back-To-School Shopping Starts At @Costco With Box Tops 4 Education #InspireContest #costco #ad @BTFE
This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.
When it comes to Back-To-School shopping there are two things we take very seriously-getting the best values that we can, and making sure all the supplies we need have the coveted Box Tops 4 Education on them and there is no better place to stock up on everything we need and more than at Costco.
As a teacher, I know first hand all about shrinking school budgets and how something as simple as my students bringing in handfuls of Box Tops 4 Education labels has saved the day over and over again.
Not only can I buy in bulk and shop not just for my own kids and all of their favorite breakfast treats like the Honey Nut Cheerios™ and Lucky Charms™ but right now many of you favorite General Mills products come with extra Box Tops so that when you shop, schools win!
You know those classroom supply lists that we teachers send out at the beginning of the year-and we are all so appreciative of all of you sending in our wish list of items? Look no further than the aisles of Costco where you can find all of the Kleenex® and Lysol® products that any teacher could ever wish for-especially when that educator happens to teach Kindergarten like I do.
Trust me when I say that parents that drop their students off on the first day of school with a multiple boxes of Kleenex® -because if you’ve even been around a 5 year old, there is no such things as just using one Kleenex®, you will be my new best friend.
And if you’ve ever been in a kindergarten classroom then you already know, after creativity and outdoor play come to life, Lysol® will save the day.
And because Costco makes it so easy to buy things for now and put away for later, come October when all of the supplies that seemed so plentiful 6 weeks prior are gone, you can surprise your teacher all over again with a brand new batch of Lysol® and Kleenex® -just in time for cold and flu season to begin.
And of course what family or teacher doesn’t need Ziploc bags? Suddenly while you’re in the midst of once again packing school lunches, teachers are busy in their classroom making sure the new pencil boxes are fully stocked and the Workshop supplies are ready to go and all of this takes more Ziploc bags than you can ever begin to imagine and thankfully, at Costco I can find Ziploc bags in every size to fill every need.
I honestly can’t remember how I managed the classroom supplies before Ziploc came into my life. Plus the best part is that with a little bit of preparation ahead of time, I can foster a sense of responsibility and independence in my students and at the end of the day, isn’t that what we all want for our own children as well as our students?
Thankfully Costco has the handy quart-size Ziploc Freezer bags that are not only sturdy but come in the handy 216 count which is perfect for setting up all of my math, art, science centers and so much more. The bags are also perfect for storing our Box Tops in, which we cut off of the box as soon as we get the packages home, making sure they are equally divided between the girls.We also call on other family, members, friends and even neighbors who may not have school aged kids anymore and provide them with decorated Box Top collection jars to help keep their Box Tops in one place and when the jar is full, we can easily come by and empty their jars so they can start saving all over again.
At home, as well as in my classroom, I always have a wide assortment of collection sheets ready at any giving moment just waiting to be filled with Box Tops.
My own personal favorite is the ice cream reward sheet. Students work during the first few weeks of school to fill up their ice cream sheet and then that filled Box Tops sheet severs as their admission ticket to our first month of school Ice Cream Reward Party but don’t worry, thanks to my extras and parents who send in their extras, we always makes sure that everyone in the class is in on the fun. There’s just something magical about seeing the look in a child’s eyes when they bring in their filled in Box Tops’ collection sheet or two or three, or better yet, help other classmates complete their forms.
The best part is the pride each of the students feel as they know that the Box Tops that they turn in will be used for something special in our classroom or for our school so whether it means that they will be able to have new PE equipment or supplies for our Art Center or hundreds of other possibilities, they get to see first hand what can happen when we all work together. Because of that small little Box Top on your everyday items, dreams can and do come true.
Did you know that each box top is worth 10 cents to redeeming school up to $20,000 per year for each registered school when clipped from box tops products and sent to the redeeming school?
Back-To-School shopping needs, here’s one more- Costco and Box Tops is inviting you to share your Back-To-School experience with the Inspire Imagination Box Top program taking place now at your local Costco.
Entering is EASY to do and you could be one of 3,000 WINNERS!
How to Enter Costco Sweeps:
- Take a photo about how Box Tops for Education inspires imagination in your kid
Preferred ways of entry:
Instagram or Twitter
Can upload to microsite as well but is not the preferred way of entry
- Follow @BTFE on Twitter or Instagram (this is how winner will be notified so must follow this handle)
- Share and use hashtag: #InspireContest
- Prize: 3,000 Costco members will win. Each winner will win 100 Box Tops for their school
- Sweeps will not include/do not engage in e-box tops*
There’s no better time than right now to head to Costco and stock up on all of the wonderful products from General Mills that not only will help you out, but will help to enrich the lives of students in classrooms all over the country. When you’re at Costco, make sure to look for the Box Tops 4 Education label right on the package and see what you can inspire. Your kids and schools will be thanking you long after the cereal is has been eaten. What will you inspire?
* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years or older. Ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 9/30/17. To enter and for Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions visit www.costcobtfe.com. Void where prohibited by law. Use of “#InspireContest” when posting entry constitutes entrant’s agreement to Official Rules. Sponsor: General Mills
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Costco in conjunction with Box Tops 4 Education however the thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% our own.