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 from participating products.
A few months later, there was another request to send in boxtops to school. But this time, 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 in order to play on iPads.
Knowing that I could only buy so many boxes of Cheerios, Ziploc bags, and Chex Mix, I turned to my tribe of marketing students for help. I launched a box tops contest in my own marketing classes. I gave my students bonus points on their final test for turning in boxtops. Ultimately, my son’s class won the contest and they were so excited!
Although the Labels for Education is a different program, students can also clip these labels as well and they will count in my class contest. Below is the label for the Labels for Education program. I will also count Labels for Education in the student totals.
- No later than the day of your last test in the course bring in Box Top$ for Education and Labels for Education in a small plastic bag or envelope.
- Write your first and last name and the class section’s starting time on the outside of the bag or envelope.
- Also on the outside of the bag or envelope write the total number of boxtops, the total number of labels, and the grand total of boxtops and labels combined. The grand total is what I will use to award bonus points.
- A grand total of 25 boxtops/labels = 1 bonus point earned on final test, 26-49 boxtops/labels = 2 bonus points earned on final test, 50 or more boxtops/labels = 3+ bonus points earned on final test. Please count the face value in computing your final points. For instance, if you found a special boxtop that is worth 5, count it as five and not one.
- The student with the most boxtops/labels will earn a really big additional bonus (to be determined). One semester I had a student collect nearly 1,300 boxtops ~ learn her boxtop collecting secrets!
- Boxtops and labels MUST be neatly cut out on the dotted lines in order to count. Boxtops that are torn will not count.
What are some creative ways you have used to collect a lot of boxtops and labels?