Tag: Sweepstakes

Lysol Holiday Cheer Sweepstakes until 12/29/2017

It’s that time of the year again.  We’re busy buying presents for our family and friends.  Malls are filled with shoppers, and parking lots are filled with cars.  Even in the midst of holiday chaos, there’s something everyone can do for their school from the comfort of their home. There is no need to compete for a parking space or wrestle through a busy mall; and most of all, it’s free!  It only takes 3 minutes of your time.

Lysol is doing a Spread Holiday Cheer (NO GERMS) Sweepstakes until 12/29/2017.  Enter for a chance to win 10,000 Bonus Box Tops.  There will be 10 winning schools, so the chance for your school to win just got 10 times higher!  Click on the image to enter the sweepstakes now!Lysol Spread Holiday Cheer

Also, for those who want to keep your home or office clean.  Lysol is still doing a bonus offer, where you get 100 Bonus BoxTops when you buy 5 participating Lysol products.  Tis the season to stock up on Lysol!

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Happy Box Tops clipping!

 

Monsters Cereal Madness Sweepstakes-Box Tops for Education

While most of the Box Tops deals and sweepstakes are coming to an end. There is one more reason to check out Box Tops for Education.  Box Tops for Education is doing sweepstakes for October 2017.  The sweepstakes are valid until the 31st of October.  It’s still never too late to win Box Tops for your school.  The list below summarizes all the prizes:

  • One,  10,000 Bonus Box Tops
  • Ten,     1,000 Bonus Box Tops

With your participation, your school will have a chance to win one of the eleven prizes through the Sweepstakes.  You can enter DAILY for a chance to win a prize.  So call up your friends, family, and fellow parents at your school and encourage them to enter.  If you do not have an account, you can follow my previous post to sign up to Box Tops for Education and make your way to Sweepstakes.  You just can’t miss the banner as it features 3 horrifying looking characters resembling Halloween; Frankenstein, Vampire, and Marshmallow Man?

 

Happy Box Tops Clipping.

Is the Probability of winning Box Tops for Education Sweepstakes Higher than Winning a Lottery?

 

Lottery vs. Box Tops for Education Sweepstakes
Why you should enter?  Let’s do a probability comparison winning a lottery vs. winning the sweepstakes.

Lottery
Assumptions

  • Lottery winning must be greater than what a school can raise by doing Box Tops clipping.  (greater than $500).
  • Lottery: 5 of 6 must match, a winning of approximately ~$3,500.

The probably of matching 5 of 6 numbers on a lottery is 0.001%. (source)

Sweepstakes
Assumptions

  • 35.6 million and  5.6 million students from public and private schools, respectively (source, prekindergarten to 8th). 4 million students are in preschool (source). Subtract the 4 million from the subtotal, and you get 37.2 million students from prekindergarten to 8th grade in the US.
    • 50% of schools participate in Box Tops for Education
    • 1 parent-student enters the sweepstake
    • 18.6 million parent-students=(37.2 million /2)
    • Use 20-60-20 rule: top 20% actively participate, 60% casually participate, and 20% no participation.
    • Hence, let’s assume 50% of the student-parent participation (this is optimistic)
    • Therefore: The total parent-student participate in the US is approximately 9.3 million =(18.6 million /2)
    • # of Sweepstake winning: 519 (source)

The math
((519 winning) / (9.3 million parent-student) x 100%)= 0.0056%

Assume now that there are 225 students in your school.  So multiply 0.0056% with 225, and this gives you 1.3%!

Results

  • 0.0056% chance that 1 person may win a sweepstake
  • 1.3% chance that someone in your school wins a sweepstake!!

In conclusion, there is a higher chance of winning the Box Tops for Education sweepstake than matching 5 of 6 number on a lottery.  The probability of your school winning a sweepstake goes up if more parents-students participate.  It’s very simple to sign up for Box Tops for Education and enter the sweepstakes.  It takes about 5 minutes. So why not do it, for your school and your children.