Tag: BTFE

10 BTFE at Costco

While we move on to spring, some of us are still getting over a lingering cold.  We have to prepare ourselves to disinfect our vicinities like work desk, kitchen, and school to prevent from spreading germs. Maybe it’s time to stock up on Lysol sprays. BoxTops has an offer where you can earn up to 2 extra BTFE when you purchase a package of Lysol spray at Costco.

Costco had 90.3 million membership in 2017. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costco).  If you do not have a Costco membership, you can easily find a friend who has one.  Just tell your friend that this is to support your kids’ school.  The Lysol package already comes with 8 BTFE and with the addition of 2 extra BTFE through the APP, you can early 10 BTFE for your school.  The offer is valid until 5/31/2018, so there is enough time for you to act!

Maybe buy 1 pack for your sick co-workers and your child’s teacher.  We can never have enough Lysol sprays to prevent a cold epidemic

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Happy BoxTops clipping.

10 BTFE at Costco

While we move on to spring, some of us are still getting over a lingering cold. We have to prepare ourselves to disinfect our vicinities like work desk, kitchen, and school to prevent from spreading germs. Maybe it’s time to stock up on Lysol sprays. BoxTops has an offer where you can earn up to 2 extra BTFE when you purchase a package of Lysol spray at Costco.

Costco had 90.3 million membership in 2017. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costco). If you do not have a Costco membership, you can easily find a friend who has one. Just tell your friend that this is to support your kids’ school. The Lysol package already comes with 8 BTFE and with the addition of 2 extra BTFE through the APP, you can early 10 BTFE for your school. The offer is valid until 5/31/2018, so there is enough time for you to act!

Maybe buy 1 pack for your sick co-workers and your child’s teacher. We can never have enough Lysol sprays to prevent a cold epidemic

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Happy BoxTops clipping.

What’s Your Favorite Cereal

It’s been getting colder lately. Let’s take care of our body by eating a hearty breakfast to fight against the cold and start off your day right.

“Hot Cocoa Puffs”

For those with small children, it may be necessary to creat warm drinks so that children do not catch a cold. One thing I will introduce is “Hot Cocoa Puffs ™.” It is a limited edition cereal and now with marshmallows. How about a creating a chocolate cereal with warm milk.  Kids can drink hot chocolate milk after finishing their breakfast. Breakfast and a desert in one, what a deal.

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Raisin Nut Bran Cereal

I recommend “Raisin Nut Bran Cereal” for those who like to enjoy a healthy cereal for breakfast.

Raisin Nut Bran is a breakfast cereal from General Mills that consists of plump raisins covered in a delicious nutty coating and crisp bran flakes. This delicious soft nut-covered raisin with slivered almonds and crisp barn flakes makes a great, healthy combination with milk.

It has 180 calories per meal and contains 3.5 g total fat per 55 g. With an excellent source of whole grains, this grain provides at least 16 grams of grain for each offer. Nine out of 10 Americans do not eat whole wheat flour. The whole grain packs a powerful punch. Plant nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibers work together, keeping health.

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“Rice Chex™ Cereal” gluten-free.

Rice Chex ™ Cereal was the first mainstream of gluten-free cereals. Originally gluten-free was a diet aimed at improving the constitution of people with gluten allergy.

However, if athletes and models practiced gluten-free eating habits, they may get healthier and the results improved, beautiful and thin. These gluten-free items have been widely consumed by people without allergies to gluten. By switching to gluten-free products, some have claimed that their abdominal pain, headache, insomnia, dizziness, menstrual pain, fatigue, rough skin, have improved. Wow, it might be worth a try

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Did you find the one that you liked? Why not try them all.

Lastly, with a purchase of any General Mills cereal, you get to cut out a BTFE and donate to your school!

Happy Box Tops clipping!

BTFE at Costco

It’s the new years and its time to restock your house hold supplies. As I was strolling through the aisles at Costco with my two daughters sitting on the cart nagging me to stop by at each sampler, something outrageously cool caught my eyes. I found what would be my first BTFE contribution to my daughter’s school for 2018!

  • The Finish powerball (110tabletst) with 8 BTFE on the container
  • Kleenex 10 package with 10 BTFE on the package

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*note the container on the FINISH above says 105, but what you can find at Costco is 110.

As I always do, I decide to stock up on the goods!!!

3 Finish powerball and 4 Kleenex. I will always need a dishwasher detergent, and there isn’t enough tissue to go around the house as my wife and the two girls caught a cold over the new years… It’s only a matter of time when I will have ot use the Kleenex to blow my nose.  Neverthless,  40 boxes of Kleenex will do the job… probably last only for the next four weeks..

With my purchase, I got a total of 24 BTFE from the Finish Powerball and 40 BTFE from the Kleenex, equating the total to 64 BTFE. That’s a great way to start the new years!!

Happy box tops clipping!

 

I Love My School Sweepstakes

It’s almost time for Valentine’s Day. What’s more to love about BTFE and your school. Box Tops for Education has sweepstakes where 5 schools will have a chance to win 5,000 bonus BTFE each. Go ahead and sign up for BTFE and enter the sweepstakes for a chance for your school to win BIG. I mean Big!

The Sweepstakes is valid until 2/25/18. So hurry!!

*Limit, one entry per person/email address per day!! You can enter once a day until the sweepstakes end to increase the chance of winning!

 

Purchasing BTFE on Ebay Part 2

Just a few weeks ago I wrote about purchasing BTFE on eBay.  To summarize the findings, there were many users on eBay selling BTFE, namely 123 sellers.  The par price for each Box Tops is $.10, while most of the sellers were offering between $.04 and $.32 each.  That’s up to $.22 above the par price.  Anything less than $.10 eventually will get bid above the par price

You really have to watch out for what you’re bidding for and how much you’re spending.  Establish a limit and never exceed your threshold.  That’s the only way of not overspending.  As a rule of thumb, anything between $.11 and $.15 is a fair price.  Above $.15 may be on the high end, and never exceed $.20 for each Box Tops.

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Never the less, I went ahead and purchased 840 Box Tops. The result? The seller shipped 840 Box Tops.  None of them were expired.  Sweet!!  The earliest expiration date was 6/2018, which means my daughter can bring them to her school’s spring collection!

In conclusion, eBay is a reliable method for purchasing Box Tops without having to buy participating products at grocery stores.  And the spending can be minimized by finding the best deal.  You will always pay above the par price, but that’s anticipated as sellers still need to cover their shipping and posting fees.

Happy Box Tops Clipping!

 

 

Why buy BTFE on eBay

So why buy BTFE one Ebay? Some may say that this will defeat the whole purpose of buying products from General Mills and other participating products.  It also defeats the purpose of enjoying a family time, sitting around the dining table cutting BTFE from cereal boxes with kids.

To that, what I can say is buying BTFE on eBay actually saves time and money for those who do not want to change their lifestyle and grocery shopping pattern but want to contribute to their kid’s school.

Let’s take an easy example.  In my previous post, I write about purchasing 840 BTFE on eBay for $114.99, which equated to paying $.14 each.  This is approximately $0.04 above the par price of $.10.  Let’s assume that you want to collect BTFE by purchasing grocery products, but don’t want to pay in excess.  The cheapest item I found at Walmart was the Old El Paso Taco seasoning for $.87.

Screenshot_20171029-201549.pngIn order to achieve 840 BTFE, you would need to purchase 840 Old El Paso Taco seasoning and pay $731.  Most significantly, you and your family get to enjoy 840 days of Tacos… and for Christmas too.  I would gladly pay $114.99 for 840 BTFE and enjoy a nice prime rib on a Christmas day.  Furthermore, I don’t have to change my lifestyle or shopping pattern just to collect BTFE.

So enjoy this holiday season with none-BTFE products.  You deserve a day off.

Happy BoxTops Clipping

 

 

Purchasing BTFE on Ebay Part 1

Yet again, I explored the world wide web find means to maximize BTFE earnings for my daughter’s school.  The best site for collecting BTFE is still eBay.   There were 123 results on eBay for BTFE.  eBay users selling BTFE clips for parents who are passionate about raising money for their kid’s school.  So what is the reward? A self-satisfaction that they contributed to a bigger educational cause.

Find below are some of the BTFE offers on eBay:

The buyer’s price for each BTFE ranges from $.04 to $.32.  For those that are under $.10, there is a high probability that the selling price will exceed the par price of $.10.  BTFE on eBay is a seller’s market, and they would not sell short as sellers want the largest margin possible.  It is then safe to assume that the selling price would be in a range of $.13 and $.32 for each BTFE.

Taking that in mind, I found a seller with the following product and a description.

The seller was selling 840 BTFE for $114.99 which equated to $0.14 each.  As expected, I was going to pay above the par price of $.10.  But, one benefit of buying from this seller was that I didn’t have to pay for shipping.  Surprisingly, some sellers charge as much as $10.00 for shipping.

Another thing I chose to buy from this seller was the description.  The earliest expiration date was 6/2018, which meant none of the BTFEs will be expired on the next collection date of  March 1st, 2018 or earlier.  So let the betting begin!

How to Deck Out your Box Tops Collection Box

Let’s face it, most of us don’t have the time to download the Box Tops for Education mobile app, and we all resort to clipping out Box Tops from our cereal boxes.  I hear men can be quite useful.  They usually are in charge of consuming the cereal every morning, and even at night to savor the rich and healthy cereal enriched with essential amino acids and vitamins.  So why not create a collection box for your home and maybe in your office.  Persuade your peers and coworkers to contribute to your cause!!

I can’t say I do a marvelous job decorating my Box Tops collection box.  It’s not even a box either, its a Box Tops collection bag hanging from the refrigerator.  Let’s face it, I’m an engineer, anything practical is suitable for my needs.  Heck, I’ll even stick them on a duck tape for they don’t fall off. 20170919_003651.jpg

But, don’t fret, there are many different ways to collect your Box Tops clips. For the 99% of us who do not have time, there is a collection sheet that can be downloaded from the Box Tops for Education website.  I honestly can’t say this is the most affractive collection sheet, but it will do the job.  Suggest to your kids that this is the best alternative to putting the Box Tops in a plastic bag.  And bring the collection sheet to your participating school.  It would make it easier for your BTFE (Box Tops for Education) coordinator to count the clips.  BTFE Collection sheet.png

Okay, for the 1% of you who want to put your heart and soul into Box Tops for Education, here are few BTFE collection box ideas that could spark your creative thoughts.  Get ready to take notes and be amazed.

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