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Are Box Tops clips going away?

Eventually, yes, the Box Tops program will become digital-only.  Over the summer you’ll see some participating brands begin to change their packaging from a physical Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops icon. With thousands of products and hundreds of brands, this will take some time, but that will be the eventual direction of the program. We’ll continue to honor all physical clips until they reach their expiration dates, as long as they are validly submitted by coordinators, so keep clipping and sending them to your school!


How does the new program work?

At its core, the program structure and purpose remain the same – to help schools get what they need.  The main difference is how you’ll earn – instead of clipping, all Box Tops will be earned digitally via receipt scan. You’ll now download the new and improved, user-friendly Box Tops app, register and select a school, and then scan an eligible receipt containing Box Tops products.  You’ll earn 10 cents for each Box Tops product purchased plus extra earnings for any Bonus Box Tops opportunities.  The app will automatically add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online, giving visibility to see how you are supporting your school in real-time.   


Can I still send in regular Box Tops clips?

Yes! Keep clipping regular Box Tops and sending them to your schools as long as you continue to find them on packages.  Your school will still get credit for all Box Tops validly submitted by your school’s coordinator. (Don’t send in the new Box Tops icon used to mark products that are eligible for Box Tops earnings via receipt scan in the new Box Tops App.) Remember to scan your receipt in the Box Tops App, too: most brand teams are awarding both the receipt scan earnings and the traditional Clip earnings for a single item purchase during this time of transition.


What about the products I buy that still have clippable Box Tops on them?


Clip those Box Tops! We will continue to accept Clipped Box Tops until they expire, as long as they are validly submitted by your school’s coordinator.  So keep sending them to your school!


More good news: you can ‘double dip’ during the packaging transition by clipping the physical Box Tops AND scanning  your receipt with those participating items.


Please note, a few brands are not participating in the ‘double dip’. Receipts with these items will return a message in the App that they are ‘clip only’ with a reminder to submit the physical Box Top from the package to their participating school.


For more information please see Box Tops for Education.