Monday, August 9, 2010

box tops for education (with giveaway)

if there is one errand my kids are always excited about doing with me, it is going to sam's club. they just can't seem to get over the fact that people will just hand them food as we walk up and down the aisles.

of course when we go to sam's we have to buy the super large box of cheerios. with 3 kids (and bill!) having heaping big bowls of cereal every morning, it is hard to stay stocked up on cheerios.

to make me feel a little better about the cost, i always make sure to clip the "box tops" off the box of cheerios. with schools all over chicago facing serious budget cuts, i am happy to do what i can to support the schools the kids attend. what better way to help than to take something we are already purchasing and add to the funds their schools get?

for a short time, sam's club is helping us help our schools even more. from now through august 13, as long as supplies last, if you upgrade your sam's club membership to a "plus" membership, you can receive a gift certificate for 150 box tops for the school of your choice.

in addition, now through august 31, general mills is offering a bonus of 6 box tops on selected items. obviously, this is a great time to stock up on necessary items in a way that can benefit education in your area.

as if that weren't enough, one reader can receive a $25 gift card to sam's club. just leave me a comment here telling me your absolute must-have sam's club item. i will choose a winner using on august 15.

i received an upgrade to a "plus" membership at sam's club, a $25 sam's club gift card and a gift card to giveaway from general mills and my blog spark for the purpose of this review.  regardless, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.


  1. Disinfecting wipes are a must have!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  2. Laundry soap is a must have. I do a LOT of laundry.


  3. Got to have the cereal the kids LOVE it.

    jennie a
    abookishmom at yahoo dot com

  4. I like to buy things like cereal and paper towels that we use a lot of.

  5. Cheerios is my absolute must-have Sam's club item, kids can't get enough.

  6. I LOVE Sam's. I buy several things there, but milk is at the top of the list. It's almost a full dollar cheaper than anywhere else around here. Worth something when you're buying 5 gallons at a time!

  7. White vinegar! And paper towels and toilet paper. Can't do without those necessities. :)

  8. I love getting the big containers of Goldfish there!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

  9. They have a good price on contact lens solution.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

  10. for this season in our life. we make frequent trips there for formula.

  11. My must have from Sam's Club is Sharpie's!

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

  12. Nature Valley granola bars and Ziploc sandwich bags. Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  13. we buy cherrios

  14. We stock up on snacks!


  15. We go thru tons of cereal a week so mine is cereal like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Honey Nut Cheerios :)
    thanks for the giveaway

  16. My absolute must have from Sam's club at this time of year? Nature Valley granola snack bars multi pack!

    Thank you for this giveaway!

    terrymac1a at hotmail dot com

  17. We always buy our vitamins at Sam's Club!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  18. I would buy Honey Oats Cheerios and Tide.


  19. I love getting the welch's fruit snacks in bulk!



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