Back to School with Box Tops For Education at Costco!

Disclosure: I receive monetary compensation from General Mills in exchange of my endorsement of Box Tops For Education.

It’s almost time to go back to school! We love anything that we can do to help our local schools, so when we heard about the Box Tops Inspire Imagination Contest at Costco, we had to go grab some of our favorite General Mills items with Box Tops on them!

Box Tops History

We have been a Box Tops family ever since I can remember. That’s probably because my mom is a teacher! As kids, we would check every box before putting it in the recycle bin to make sure we cut the box top off. Box Tops for Education was started in California in 1996 by General Mills. They wanted a way to give back to schools. I’ve been clipping box tops since I was in 6th grade!

With my girls, we love to hunt down box tops and cut them out. We also make sure that everything is fair and separate them into two baggies. The girls’ classes get points and rewards for the classrooms with the most box tops, so it encourages and motivates them to collect Box Tops.

We love how many of the products we love have Box Tops for Education on them! Honey Nut Cheerios, Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Nature Made granola bars, GoGurts, and Nature Valley Sweet and Salty granola bars. There are even more products that have them, but these are just some that we found on our most recent Costco Box Tops hunt!

Sweepstakes!

Box Tops for Education is currently having a sweepstakes: Inspire Imagination! My eldest daughter says that Box Tops would inspire her to add a separate playground for the 5th and 6th graders! My middle daughter thinks that she would be inspired to create beautiful art projects with new supplies in her classroom.

What will your Box Tops inspire? 3,000 members will win 100 bonus Box Tops, so hurry and enter!

Enter here: www.CostcoBTFE.com Good luck!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  GAME OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND D.C. WHO ARE 18+ WHO ARE MEMBERS OF BOXTOPS4EDUCATION.COM AND HAVE DESIGNATED A SCHOOL TO SUPPORT AT  TIME OF ENTRY. MEMBERSHIP TO BOXTOPS4EDUCATION.COM IS FREE AND AVAILABLE AT BOXTOPS4EDUCATION.COM. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Online instant win game starts 7/16/18 at 12:00 a.m. ET & ends 9/10/18 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit www.CostcoBTFE.com.  Sponsor: General Mills Sales, Inc., One General Mills Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55426.

LG at Best Buy Preview – Mom 2.0

At the beginning of this month, I attended my first Mom 2.0 blogger conference. It was their tenth year and I am so glad I went! The sponsors, parties, and people were all top notch. Not to mention the gorgeous location: The Langham in Pasadena, CA. Presenting Sponsor Best Buy had my excitement from the moment I saw that they’d be there! They had a whole suite set up that was a blast. They had different cameras and props for us to pose with and I was having fun as you can see below :) I said, “Welcome to my kingdom. We have chocolate and jumpsuits.” Jumpsuits are having a moment now and I’m loving it!

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Best Buy also had the latest LG appliances on display and they are SO beautiful AND smart! The exclusive Matte Black stainless steel is fingerprint-proof and sleek. They are all part of integrating your smart home to make life easier. Don’t they look great? I cannot wait to get our kitchen redone!

Check out the refrigerator! Instead of having to open the door, you can knock twice to see what is inside. It is WiFi and voice-enabled, so when connected to your Google Home or Alexa, you can say things like, “Alexa, turn on ice plus for my party tonight” and it will take care of it for you. Incredible! It’s like we’re living on The Jetsons.

As with any blogger get-together, it was pretty loud in there, so here’s what I say: “What could be inside? Let’s see! Congratulations, you won a $20 gift card! Thank you Best Buy!”


Best Buy has some great deals going on these LG products through July 11th. If you have been thinking about upgrading your refrigerator or washer and dryer, now is the time to do it!

Best Buy Summer Deals:

Summer Kitchen Bundle (5/10 – 7/11)

  • Purchase a 4-piece Kitchen Bundle and receive up to $400 INSTANT rebate.  LG and LG Studio models are eligible for this offer.
  • The offer covers both Memorial Day and Independence Day.

LG Ultimate Laundry Room Rebate (5/10 – 7/11)

  • Purchase a qualifying laundry bundle and receive up to a $400 rebate

Check out my post about the LG TwinWash at Best Buy here!

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