“Like most families —we do our best to live within our budget, which most of the time doesn’t give us much room for snacks and treats. But one day, we came up with the Family Box Top Treat Day, and so far our kids and their schools love it!”
As you may already know, Box Tops is one of the best established earnings loyalty programs, and that over 80,000 schools across the country benefit from Box Tops found in General Mills products. But now I’m going to show you how your family can get involved, eat delicious treats, and have a blast all while helping your local schools!
See, my wife and I have always been those parents that when our kids come home from a birthday party, sleep over or get together, they always open our pantry only to realize we don’t buy all the flashy snacks they may find at their friends’. I don’t know why, we never have, yet they ask all the time. But when we learned about the great qualities of the General Mills Box Tops, and the Walmart Bonus Box Tops, we figured we could come up with a fun and exciting program that our kids would love and so would we.
It’s called Family Box Top Treat Day. We decided to take our daughters to Walmart and let them pick their favorite General Mills Box Top snacks. Then once at home, we would line up our inventory and decide which day of the week they could have certain snacks, and some could even be earned by doing extra chores.
Our Box Top snacks of choice were:
– Nature Valley Crunchy Bars
– Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups cereal
– Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Treat Bars
– Nature Valley Granola Bites (my favorite)
How does it work?
We created weekly calendar and filled it out with our weekly activities like soccer practice, soccer games, pre-school schedule, game night, movie night, etc. Then we assigned Top Box snacks to certain days, for example: when my daughter gets home from school and soccer practice, she’s had a very long day, so she can choose a Top Box snack to enjoy before or after dinner. Then on game night we set a big bowl of Reese’s cereal on our game table to snack on while playing games, etc. Once we’ve completed all the Family Box Top Treat Days, we remove the Box Tops and send them to school for them to redeem.
Here is how you can create your own:
Use printer paper or poster board to create your calendar, and remember that you can make a weekly or monthly calendar depending on your family’s needs. Also, if you are a computer genius, you can also create this on the computer and print it out instead of using printer paper and markers.
So there it is, a way to treat your kids to yummy snack, a way to buy snacks without breaking the budget, and most importantly, a way to help schools earn some much needed bucks!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.