Does Anyone Still Collect Box Tops For Education?

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Does Anyone Still Collect Box Tops For Education?

Box tops come on boxes of things like cake mixes and stuff although really I don’t know exactly what they are for except that they count as cash towards something at school.

What I do know though is that my mom used to collect them and make a little money off of them.

Now you might be wondering how she made money from them.

Well she would save them up and then list a bunch of them on eBay and usually people would pay her just a little less than each box top was worth.

For example, if the box top was worth $0.10 they would give her like $0.07 per box top included in the auction.

Anyways, I was just wondering if anyone still collects those things and if any of you have ever tried turning around and selling them?

As far as I know, it's not a money saving opportunity for individuals. It provides things like computers for schools.

Someone had asked me about a year ago to save some for them and I did, but got tired of it fast and I'm no longer collecting them.

Maybe someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure it would be illegal to sell them... just as it's illegal to sell discount coupons.

I don't anymore. I used to do this with the paper on cans, though. There used to be recipes on the back, I'm not sure if they still do it since I've never torn the paper off of a can in years. :D This has reminded me I should check, though, just for curiosity's sake. Thanks! :D

I save them for a friend, not for myself. My daughter's school doesn't really have a person in charge of collecting the box tops and sending them in for the school.
I forget what it's called but the school is supposed to have a representative in charge of sending in the box tops on the school's behalf and no one volunteered to do it this year.

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