Support Your Local School! @Walmart @BoxTops #BoxTopsatWalmart #BuyScanEarn #ad

*I have been compensated by Box Tops For Education for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.     When I was growing up, I used to visit my aunt's classroom whenever I had a day off from school. She was a Special Education teacher for twenty years and she loved taking me to her school and having me spend time with her students. It was during that time that I decided that I wanted to grow up and become a teacher. I fell in love with everything about teaching from sharpened pencils to writing on the blackboard.    I have now been a teacher for the past eighteen years and, while I still love teaching as much as I did when I was a kid, I have realized that many schools are in need of valuable resources that are not always readily available due to budget constraints. As a result, we teachers will often supplement those materials that aren't available from our own money. Unfortunately, it's not always possible to provide all of the supplies that my … [Read more...]

Promote Math Skills While Earning Box Tops! @BTFE @Walmart #BuyClipSendEarn #Ad

    I have been a New York City public school teacher for over fifteen years.  During my tenure, I cannot begin to tell you how many times I had to purchase school supplies for my classroom out of my own pocket.  It is an unfortunate truth that most public schools are lacking the necessary resources to help their students be successful academically.       Thanks to the Box Tops for Education program, many schools are gaining much needed supplies.  As you gear up for back to school, Walmart is definitely the place where you should be shopping because you can give directly back to your community at the same time!  You can find Box Tops on anything from your favorite cereals to easy meals.       Box Tops for Education makes it easy to give back to schools on your everyday purchases.  Simply look for the Box Tops label when you shop General Mills products at Walmart.  Your school will receive $.10 for every … [Read more...]

Send Cheer To Teachers With Cheerios! @Cheerios #Giveaway #ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of General Mills.  I received a product sample to review.  All opinions are 100% mine.    Although being a teacher is very rewarding, it can sometimes be a thankless job.  Every once in awhile, you touch someone's life and their admiration for you propels them to want to thank you in a special way.  This is a culminating moment for the nearly 6.2 million teachers who are dedicated to educating the youth in this country.  The Cheerios Send Cheer to Teachers program makes it simple for anyone to thank their favorite current or childhood teacher.     Parents can demonstrate the gratitude that they have for their children's teachers by using specially-marked boxes of Cheerios cereal to cut special postcards to show how thankful they are.  All they have to do is locate these cereal boxes in their local grocery stores now through mid-October 2013.  To create the card, just follow these three easy steps:Cut out the postcard found on the … [Read more...]

Back To School With Kleenex And Box Tops For Education! #KleenexBTS #Ad

*This sponsored post was written by me in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Kleenex.  All opinions are 100% mine.    Although we don't go back to school here in New York City until the beginning of September, many places across the country are preparing to begin school soon.  All parents and students understand the importance of preparing for the beginning of the school year and making sure that kids have all of the necessary materials and resources to help them begin their new grade successfully.     As an educator and parent, one of my concerns when it's time for Back to School is making sure to decrease the spread of germs as much as possible.  Kleenex brand is supporting the Back to School season by supporting healthy kids in the classroom with their Everyday Tissue with Sneeze Shield.     Not only is their tissue extremely soft but it's also a very useful in the classroom because it helps to decrease the spreading of germs.  This is accomplished through their … [Read more...]

Get Bonus Box Tops For Education With Sam’s Club-$25 Gift Card Giveaway

    It's almost back to school time here in New York City and Sam's Club is providing you with even more opportunities to earn cash for your school than ever before.  You can continue to earn Box Tops for Education on all of your favorite General Mills products the way that you always have.  However, there are now additional opportunities that are available exclusively to Sam's Club members.     During the 500,00 Box Tops Giveaway, which will be taking place from 08/01/12 to 09/01/12, Sam's Club is giving away 500,000** eBoxTops®.  Members can earn 5 eBoxTops when they shop at Sam's Club until the entire 500,000 are depleted.  Earn your 5 eBoxTops (a .50¢ value to any BTFE participating school) by following these simple steps:Purchase any product at Sam’s Club and save your receipt Beginning 8/1/12, log in or register at btfe.com/clickandearn and enter the code found at the bottom of your Sam’s Club receipt  Answer a few survey questions and earn 5 eBoxTops for the school … [Read more...]

Betty Crocker® and Box Tops for Education® Review and Giveaway

    Being a teacher, I cannot even begin to tell you how many resources we need within schools to make sure that our children have every possible learning opportunity that is available to help them become successful students.  Unfortunately, due to the current state of the economy and necessary budget cuts, some schools have had to make tough decisions regarding which programs to cut and which materials not to purchase due to lack of funding.     That is why I am so excited to tell you about the Betty Crocker® Box Tops for Education® Program.  By purchasing Betty Crocker® dessert mixes, you can collect box tops and redeem them for money that your school can use to buy valuable resources such as new computers, new library books, or even a new playground!  Betty Crocker® is the only brand in the baking aisle that offers Box Tops for Education® so all you have to do is look for boxes with the Red Spoon® logo.  Last year, your contributions earned more than $59 million dollars for … [Read more...]