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Back to School: General Mills’ Box Tops for Education


Now that we’re into August, the countdown to the new school year is officially underway.

That means shiny new school supplies, a pantry full of snacks as well as breakfast and lunch options and new ways to help your local school.

Our friends at General Mills are turning its products, including its delicious snacks and cereals and other items you’re already purchasing for the new school year, into money for your local school. The General Mills’ Box Tops for Education program is a long-running effort that’s as easy as buying products, clipping out the box tops and turning them into your school.

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Those box tops are worth 10 cents to your school. And a whole lot of box tops mean a whole lot of money for your local school. And who wouldn’t want to do take part in something as helpful – and as simple – as that?

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Festival Foods wants to help you bring home those products that end up helping our area schools. That’s why we’ve got a variety of General Mills products on sale the week of Aug. 16. But even if you get General Mills products that aren’t in our ad, they still have the box tops that mean money for schools.

We’re not stopping there.

If you buy any 10 General Mills Box Tops for Education products through Sept. 30, you’ll get credit for 60 box tops. That’s right, SIXTY! And if that wasn’t enough, we’re throwing FREE MILK into the mix. If you buy four General Mills cereals, Nature Valley or Fiber One bars or cookies, you get a free gallon of Festival Foods milk the week of Aug. 16.

Here’s how to redeem those 10 General Mills items for 60 box tops: When you check out with your 10 items, the register will generate a coupon, along with your receipt, that includes a code. You take that code, log on to the specially made Festival Foods’ Box Tops for Education website and submit the code. At the time, you’ll get to choose the school you want to receive the credit for those box tops.

And suddenly, back to school shopping doesn’t seem so bad.

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