OK, so we all buy products that have Box Top points on them right?
Did you know that even if you don’t have School age children, or children at all for that matter, you can still help School’s earn much needed money through the Box Top program?

Now I have to be honest, as a mommy of 6, and always on the go, having to remember to cut out the box top points and store them, has sometimes been forgotten, or too much of a hassle.  Well, obviously I was not the only one, lol, and to help us helpers/parents even more, the box top program just got so much easier 😉

To make it even easier to participate in the program, the SuperValu family of stores (ACME, Albertsons, Cub, Farm Fresh and Jewel-Osco) joined Box Tops for Education in creating a website that not only tracks your Box Tops contribution and the school’s redemption, but also offers recipes, coupons, store promotions and more.

It’s so easy, to register, just go to www.GrowingLocalLearning.com . You will automatically receive 5 Bonus Box Tops just for signing up! Cool right!?
While you’re there, go ahead and browse the website where you will find a variety of great offers on your favorite General Mills brands including Betty Crocker®, Old El Paso®, Totino’s® Pizza Rolls® and Pillsbury®, you can also find recipes that will earn you even more Box Tops and you can access coupons for the latest deals at your local SuperValu store! 

 How much more fun can it get to help a School in need?  Here’s a fun and awesome fact, in the 2008-09 school year, the schools earned more than $10 million dollars from the support of everyone that cares 😉

As we all know, the budget problems have left so many schools without money for important supplies, in California, I know first hand of many Teachers that have and will be laid off, due to the California budget.  Any and all the help our schools and children can get, is always appreciated and put to great use, towards our futures, the futures of our children 😉

If you do not know of a school that you can donate towards, feel free to comment me, and I can help find you some, on  behalf of the Children, Teachers, and Parents, I thank you!!!
Guess who thanks you as well!?!?
SuperValu and General Mills 😉
They have offered a $25 American Express Gift Card to one of my readers!!!!
Cool beans right!?!?!

Since I have been so busy with my Grampa in the hospital, I have a short time to post this giveaway in order for you to receive the gift card, so we are going to do a super speedy giveaway 😉

Please understand these rules before entering this contest. 

This giveaway will run until June 8,2010 at midnight Pacific Time.
The winner will be posted on June 9,2010 1am, as soon as I verify the entries and get the winner from Random dot org.  I will post through blog post and through twitter from @Militaryfamof8.
The winner will have until 12pm (noon) (PST) to send me their info, name address and such, if I have not received the info by noon, I will draw another winner and that winner will have until 3pm (PST) to send me their info.  If by that time I have not received the info, I will at my discretion pick a winner through twitter.  I hope you understand that I need to have a winner selected by a certain time to be able to give the gift card to someone 😉

Now, on to the fun part!!!!
Mandatory Entry: 1 Entry
Visit the www.GrowingLocalLearning.com website and register.
It’s so easy!!! You can even register/log in through facebook!!!
Leave me a comment telling me what school you chose to give your 5 bonus points too, and what do you like about the program/site.
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Giveaway Ends 6-8-10 @ midnight Open to US & Canada residents
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