Our Prayers Have Been Answered Because There’s an App for Box Tops Now

No more clipping to help fundraise for your kids’ school. THANK GOD. I can’t tell you how many of those Box Top stamp-sized pieces of cardboard fill my kitchen drawers. Each one is worth ten cents and goes to benefit my kid’s school but honestly, I don’t always remember to turn them in or worse, I lose them. Well, not anymore because General Mills has some big news.

Since 1996, moms and dads everywhere have been painstakingly clipping the tops of cereal boxes to help benefit their children’s school, 913,710,018 of them, in fact. But in a recent move to make life easier for parents, General Mills is joining the digital age. Yup, there’s now an app for that.

In a recent press release, General Mills said, “Box Tops is changing to fit today’s families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online.”

Even better news? While the company transitions from analog to digital clipping, not only will the company honor the expiration dates of paper Box Tops, but parents can “double-dip”. According to the General Mills website, “During this packaging transition, supporters can send the traditional clips to their school and they also can scan their grocery receipt in the mobile app to earn double the cash for their school.”

If you haven’t been to the Box Tops for Education website lately, they’ve got some cool opportunities happening. You can download a list of all the brands that participate in the Box Top program, as well as enter to win some pretty cool prizes. Five schools can each win $25,000, one school can win a $20,000 school makeover, and 8 winners can get 50,000 Box Tops each as well as 1,500 Paper Mate pens for their school. Not bad! Check out the website here.