Box Tops on Ebay

Okay, we’re doing our best to collect Box Tops or eBox Tops by purchasing everyday goods from General Mills and other participating products.  For those who want to accelerate and accumulate as much Box Tops as possible for your school, they can turn to eBay or Craigslist.  Unfortunately, I think the cost of Box Tops from eBay or Craiglist might be overpriced and poses several risks to consider before triggering the buy button. Here is an extensive list of sellers on Ebay.  I broke down the cost to the sellers’ net margin and the unit cost for each Box Top to the buyers.

Figure Description Unit Cost

100 Box Tops for Education – Trimmed – BTFE No Expired Box Tops 2017-2020

This is for 100 Box Tops for Education (BTFE)- No expired coupons. All Box tops are dated from 2017 to 2020. Lot will have a mixture of singles and bonus coupons. Picture is a generic photo of a lot that the box tops are taken from.

$22.00

Box Top unit price ($.10)
100Box Top  x $.10 =$10

What you’re buying for:

$22/100 =$0.22/eaSellers Margin
(($0.22-$0.1)/($0.22)) x100%= 55%

50 Box Tops for Education – Trimmed – BTFE No Expired Tops All 2018 or Later

This is for 50 Box Tops for Education (BTFE)- No expired coupons. All dates are 2018 or later. All lots are individual box tops. Picture is a generic photo of a lot that the box tops are taken from.

$13.00

 

Box Top unit price ($.10)
50Box Top  x $.10 =$5What you’re buying for:
$13/50=$0.26/ea

Sellers Margin
($0.26-$0.1)/($0.26)) x100%= 62%

840 Box Tops for Education Points Neatly Trimmed + Bagged - Free Shipping!

840 Box Tops for Education Points Neatly Trimmed + Bagged – Free Shipping!

  • $94.99
Box Top unit price ($.10)
840Box Top  x $.10 =$84What you’re buying for:
$94.99/840 =$0.113/ea

Sellers Margin
(($0.113-$0.1)/($0.113)) x100%= 12%

 300 Box Tops For Education Neatly Trimmed. First to Exp 3/18.

300 Box Tops For Education Neatly Trimmed. First to Exp 3/18.

  • $36.00
Box Top unit price ($.10)
300Box Top  x $.10 =$30What you’re buying for:
$36/300 =$0.12/ea

Sellers Margin
(($0.12-$0.1)/($0.12)) x100%= 17%

As shown above, the price you’ll be paying for each Box Tops ranges from $0.11 to $0.26 for each Box Tops while the par price is $0.10.  The said unit price may not include the cost of shipping, which could inflate the actual cost of each Box Tops even more.  It is nearly impossible to get a 1:1 price for each Box Tops.  You really have to look hard and bid wisely.  Even if you could get a sweet deal, there are several risks that cannot be overlooked:

  • Box Tops expiration
  • Actual number of Box Tops can be different from what’s advertised
  • Honesty of the seller sending the Box Tops
  • Mode used to acquire the Box Tops (e.g., stolen or illegally acquired)

But if you don’t mind the slight price increase for each Box Tops and trust the seller to be honest and trustforthy.  Then, let the Bidding begin!!!!

Happy Box Tops Clipping!

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