Thursday, September 08, 2016

I Hate Box Tops

One of my goals for this year was to not do things that didn't make me happy, within reason. So this school year, I am no longer going to clip BoxTops, because I hate them! What? How can I not love boxtops? They give money to my son's school! Well, I have a few reasons to hate them

* They are only on products that I don't buy by brands that are expensive.... cereal, granola bars, candy, frozen pizza.

* I hate cutting out tiny  10¢ coupons

* I hate taping them to the boxtops page

* I hate when I find expired boxtops

* Even when I fill a page with 30 Boxtops, it's only $3 for my son's school

* And even if I do 8 pages of 30, it is still only $24 !

* No matter how many sheets I send, my kid has not once won a school raffle for boxtops.





Schools and parents should not have to clip tiny 10¢ coupons, but I think if the following need any sort of funding, they should consider boxtops.

* Senators, Governors, State Representatives, the President.

* Reality TV "Celebrities"

* NFL players

* The next person who asks me to buy things to help the fundraiser for their church

I also suggest that if the school wants a portion of my purchases to go to the district, they need to talk to Starbucks.










7 comments:

  1. Haha! I have NEVER cut box tops because I would just rather buy stuff for my classroom with my own money (within reason) than spend all that time clipping!!!

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    1. Are teachers also encouraged to clip boxtops? I have the last few boxtops that i'll send in, but I am not wiling to lose sleep to collect them.

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  2. I don't think anyone would know if we clipped them or not as they would just be included with the rest. Seems like too much of a. Hassle to me... and you!

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  3. I've clipped a few box tops (and I mean like less then 10) with the intention of taking them to school but the reality is they would sit on my counter until I got sick of looking at them and finally threw them away! I honestly don't even know how that whole process works. I just figured it was a good thing to do. From the looks of that pic, you've collected a lot of box tops at one point! I think you've done your part. You can stop now...lol

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    1. I have boxtops in my wallet, my book pack and my car... they get everywhere!

      That picture was from last year, my office was collecting boxtops for a co-worker who at the time had asked us for them. A year went by and she stopped collecting them, then she gave them all to me, there were a good 20-30 pages of boxtops in there! so I think I'm done for a lifetime.

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  4. My parents did BoxTops when I was younger, but I agree, I never won shit, it's all on more expensive foods // cereals & my school is probably only like $50 better off for it. My parents would have been better off writing a check. And they would also definitely be better off putting that shit on wine labels.

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    1. I makes no sense to collect 10 coupons! I wont' clip a real coupon for $.50, why waste my time on .10!

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