Here are some EASY ways you can contribute to help keep Mills GRRRREAT!!
Mills Elementary is part of some amazing and very lucrative programs where we can earn FREE MONEY for our school!
Box Tops, Amazon Associates and Smiles Programs, Randall’s Good Neighbor Program, Office Depot Give Back to Schools, Tyson Project A+, and TerraCycle are fundraisers that do not require you to go door to door, collect money or deliver products.
Simply clip Box Tops or Tyson Project A+ from the packages of products that you already purchase for your family and turn them into your child’s teacher or the front office anytime of the school year.
Last year we earned $3500! Let’s shoot to make our new goal $5000 this year!
The money from this campaign has gone towards procuring a new Kinder playscape, workroom supplies for teachers and funding for Roaring Readers. Plus, many more programs that help all of our children.
Be on the lookout for a Box Tops collection sheets in the online weekly folder and facebook page or you may download online here. In the meantime, see our list below for participating items and coupons that help us earn!
Box Tops for Education # 434951
Box Tops are easy money for Mills – we receive money for EACH valid box top. The “Box Tops for Education” program, sponsored by General Mills, is a program that allows our school to earn funds by having our families clip and redeem the voucher off the product that we would normally buy anyway. Simply clip the Box Tops cleanly along the dotted lines, being careful not to cut off the expiration date, and turn them in to your child’s teacher or turn them in to the front office collection bin throughout the year.
Please bundle them in QTY’s of 50, if possible … with your child’s name, teacher’s name written on the front and QTY being submitted in a ziplock baggie. Please separate from other non-box top labels. Please NO EXPIRED Box Tops.
For a list of qualifying products visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products.
Earn Bonus box tops, periodically, by signing up online.
Our school’s Box Tops ID number is: 434951
Amazon Associates Program (up to 10% donated back to school)
Mills is part of the Amazon Associates Program. Spread the word with friends and family! Anytime you shop on Amazon, go to the PTA www.millspta.org website and click on the banner ad to the left and our school will automatically earn money (up to 10%). The banner is linked to the Mills account, so you don’t have to provide any other information. Amazon has all your back to school needs.
Amazon Smiles Program ( .5% donated back to school)
Mills is part of the Amazon Smiles Program. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Mills Elementary School Austin, TX. Visit and bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2877868 and support us every time you shop.
Randall’s Good Neighbor Program # 6981
Visit http://www.randalls.com/ShopStores/Good-Neighbor.page to sign up or at a Randall’s service desk. To add Mills to your Remarkable Card, fill out the Good Neighbor Program form and turn into the local Randall’s Courtesy Desk.
Office Depot Give Back to Schools # 70094670
Shop at Office Depot and tell them you’re with Mills Elementary and they’ll donate a 5% rebate on purchases any time – includes most office supplies (not PCs& furniture). Just tell the cashier you have a student at Mills Elementary (also have school ID number, but not required -#70094670) next time you’re there!
Tyson Project A+
The Tyson Project A+™ program is one of the simplest ways to support your school. Just clip and redeem Tyson Project A+ labels from packages of Tyson® products. For every label we receive, we’ll give your school 24¢ – and your school can use the money for whatever it needs. Simply clip the Tyson Project A+ labels cleanly along the dotted lines and turn them in to your child’s teacher or turn them in to the front office collection bin throughout the year. Please bundle them, if possible … with your child’s name, teacher’s name written on the front and QTY being submitted in a ziplock baggie. Please separate from other non-Tyson labels.
TerraCycle® and Clif Bar
TerraCycle® and Clif Bar have partnered to create a free recycling program for energy bar wrappers as well as a fundraising opportunity for participants. Participating is completely free and very easy. Program accepted waste: Foil-lined energy bar wrappers; foil-lined granola bar wrappers; foil-lined meal replacement bar wrappers; foil-lined protein bar wrappers; foil-lined diet bar wrappers; Clif Bar & Co. wrappers from Clif Bars, Luna Bars, MOJO, Builders, Crunch, Clif Kid Z-Bar, Kits Organic, Clif Kid Z-Fruit, Shot Bloks, Shot Gels, and Shot Drinks; pouches from Clif Organic Energy Food. TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, product bundles, or a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice.
Know What to Clip
For Box Tops, we need the pink “Official Coupon.” The official coupon will contain an expiration date, which you should include. Sometimes the Box Top logo will appear elsewhere on the product, but only the official coupon can be redeemed.
Box Tops appear on General Mills cereal boxes, Fruit Roll-Ups, Nature Valley granola bars, some Kleenex boxes, and a host of other products (click here for a list of participating products). Clip the pink Box Tops “official coupon,” including the expiration date. Expired Box Tops cannot be submitted.
When submitting your Box Tops Official Coupons, please keep in mind the following:
- Attach the Box Tops Official Coupons to a collection sheet
- Label the sheet, envelope, or bag with your child’s name, teacher’s name, grade and QTY
- Trim the Box Top Official Coupon as much as possible
- Make sure the Box Top is not expired
- Include the total quantity being submitted
These steps will help to ensure that your child’s classroom gets proper credit.
TerraCycle® and Clif Bar, we need foil-lined energy bar wrappers; foil-lined granola bar wrappers; foil-lined meal replacement bar wrappers; foil-lined protein bar wrappers; foil-lined diet bar wrappers; Clif Bar & Co. wrappers from Clif Bars, Luna Bars, MOJO, Builders, Crunch, Clif Kid Z-Bar, Kits Organic, Clif Kid Z-Fruit, Shot Bloks, Shot Gels, and Shot Drinks; pouches from Clif Organic Energy Food
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. large crumbs). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.
TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, product bundles, or a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice.
You can also support Mills by signing up for the Box Tops For Education newsletter. Signing up earns extra box tops for Mills, and for signing up you’ll receive bonus box top offers, coupons, exclusive free sample offers, and updates on Mills’ earnings. When signing up, remember to enter our Box Tops ID number: 434951.
Questions? Interested in being a member of this committee? Contact the PTA coordinators at FreeMoneyForMillsPTA@gmail.com.