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I Love the Boxtops program as it gives schools an opportunity to earn extra money for things they could not otherwise afford. I do however have a problem with them taking the boxtops off of products. A LOT of people do not have a way to scan receipts in to get points. I’m hearing a lot of complaints about the new way of doing things. With boxtops on products even the most reluctant will take a moment to tear them off the product and toss them into a cup or baggy out of the way until they see someone who is collecting them. With the new way even ppl with smartphones say “I’m not downloading another app!” Or “I’m too busy to bother with this!” Not too many people are willing to share their receipts so someone else can scan them either. I truly hope that you will find it in your hearts to go back to the ‘old way’. A lot of schools depend on this extra money during the school year. Thanks for listening, Brenda Hoppe
I get most of my items with the Box Tops in 1 monthly purchase from a retailer that seeks things in bulk sizes. The packaging says they are eligible items, they’ve always had multiple of the printed Box Tops in the past. The retailer is supposed to be a recognized one. There was even a bonus for them not to long ago. However, when I scanned the receipts the last few months, none of the items with these supposed digital Box Tops in the app showed up and there are no longer printed Box Tops in the packaging to send to the school. Only the advertising for using the app to get the Box Tops is on the packaging now, but it doesn’t work. I tried contacting customer service through the app each time, but never received a response. So the school gets no credit for what should have been 30-40 Box Tops. Then let’s top this all off with I have lots of family & friends that used to save Box Tops & give them to my child. Many of these people elderly and don’t use apps like this. Now because it’s all digital the schools get nothing from them because I don’t see them often enough to scan receipts before the time limit is up. This app seems to be a way to just stop giving the schools as much money because fewer people like the elderly will use it and because many receipts won’t be accepted or will be lost or unreadable. This hasn’t simplified the process, it’s complicated it.
If there is a long receipt, the items won’t scan due to the fact that the date must be shown. In addition, I saved a receipt, went on vacation, and when I scanned it the receipt expired (must scan within 14 days). That’s if I even remember where I put the receipt and if I made a mental note at the store that I had an item to scan. Kids do not get the physical satisfaction of clipping a box top to earn points for school. Scanning and writing in dates on paper to submit are not allowing the kids the proper credit. This is more work on parents and takes the joy and work off kids for their contributions towards class parties or other incentives. In my opinion this is a scapegoat for box tops to not give as much money to the school as parents will lose receipts, unable to scan long receipts in one picture, or forget to even scan. My parents and friends would help me by saving physical box tops. This is no longer the case as I refuse to convince others to ‘simply get the app’ or ‘save receipts’. Finally, this system leaves a paper trail and breach of my privacy by scanning my purchases into a centralized database (we can be told this info is protected, but is it really with the hackers and system breaches?). My personal info (location, time, credit card, other items purchased) are now being recorded to an external source.
I am a loyal supporter of the BTFE program and have been through 3 children and 7 grandchildren. However,I am really disappointed in this approach to supporting education. I have always nurtured a learning opportunity while partnering in this program. From choosing foods at the grocery store and examining the nutritional values of these products to the cost of meals and time management to the actual clipping of the box tops, these children were learning in a very small way and at a basic level how to get involved with and help out a greater cause. This program takes the hands on time away from the child and the pride they develop while clipping and pasting and counting these tokens in preparation to proudly hand to their teachers. The scan greatly disappoints me and honestly I’m sure some high paid representatives for your company got together and decided the cost of this program was too expensive to the company and implemented this as a solution. I call shenanigans and challenge you to rethink the expense of educating a child with life skills and then tell me this program was not cost effective for your conglomerate! I’m going to have to rethink before allowing these children to select a product over a clone/generic that is of equal quality but cheaper because there is no BTFE image to scan and send those pennies directly to the schools.
I see that many people are having problems submitting receipts. I’m having problems just creating an account. Now it won’t even let me create an account because it now says my email is already signed up. But when I try to login with info that I tried to sign up with, the login fails and says to check my email/password. Tried to reset password but it won’t recognize my email and send me a reset link. Tried to contact customer service, but it won’t even submit their customer response form. Which is now why I am writing this review for this app(the first I have ever bothered to write) because this is more trouble than it’s worth! School’s are going to be the real losers in this because I see I’m not the only one having problems with this app and I don’t have time for this nonsense. It’s much easier & faster just to cut the box top out in the first place instead of jamming up my phone with yet another app. And I agree with some of the other reviewers with the fact that it was fun to have the kids involved in collecting the tops and getting prizes at school. I’m not going to keep going through this foolishness if they can’t get this together.
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Box Tops for Education™ has 72 626 user reviews.
Box Tops for Education™ has an average rating of 4.7.
The latest version of Box Tops for Education™ (4.17.0) was released on Jan 10, 2020.
You can download Box Tops for Education™ here:.
No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. With the Box Tops for Education app, you can turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school. Here’s how:
- BUY the Box Tops products you
already know and love
- SCAN your receipt so that your Box Tops purchases are recognized
- EARN cash for your school, based on your eligible purchases
Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!
Super-charge your earnings with special bonus offers shown in the app. No need to pre-select or opt-in for these bonus offers, and you can stack as many as you like. Just buy the eligible products, scan your receipt, and watch the earnings stack up! And, in case you didn’t already know, here are some of the many Box Tops products that are probably already in your pantry: Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Nature Valley®, Totino’s®, Old El Paso ®, Annie’s®, Yoplait®, Fiber One®, Chex®, Paper Mate®, Nestlé® Pure Life®, Lysol®, Boise® and more. Just look for the Box Tops label on the package. For a complete list of participating products, visit BTFE.com.
Psssst, just one last tip for you. Still seeing the traditional Box Tops clips on products you’ve bought? Most participating brands are allowing you to “double dip” by clipping unexpired traditional Box Tops to send to school AND scanning your receipt for double earnings!
Over the last 23 years, more than 70,000 K-8 schools across the U.S. have earned over $913 million through the Box Tops for Education program. With the new Box Tops app, you can be a part of the next evolution of the program – strengthening our schools for generations to come.
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