When my son started kindergarten, his class was challenged to collect as many boxtops (a.k.a., Boxtop$ for Education) as possible. For every boxtop turned in, his school would earn 10 cents. I went through everything in my fridge, freezer, and pantry and gave him all of the boxtops I could find.
A few months later, there was another request to send in boxtops to school. My son said there was a competition and the class with the most boxtops would win a prize of 30 extra minutes in the library to play on iPads. Knowing that I could only buy so many boxes of Cheerios and Chex Mix, I turned to my tribe of marketing students for help. I launched a box tops contest in my own marketing classes. Ultimately, my son’s class won the contest and they were so excited!
I gave my students bonus points on their final test for turning in boxtops. Below are the guidelines used for the contest:
- No later than the day of your last test in the course bring in boxtops in a small plastic bag or envelope.
- Boxtops must be neatly cut out on the dotted lines in order to count.
- Write your name, the class section’s starting time, and the total number of boxtops on the outside of the bag or envelope.
- Ten boxtops = 1 bonus point earned. Twenty boxtops = 2 bonus points earned. Thirty boxtops = 3 bonus points earned. Forty boxtops = 4 bonus points earned. Fifty or more boxtops = 5 bonus points earned.
- The student with the most boxtops will earn an additional five point bonus towards their final grade.