My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas Catalog: Box Tops Marketplace

This giveaway has now ENDED.
Thank you to all those who participated, and congratulations to our winner Barbara P.!

It's time for another awesome CHRISTMAS CATALOG review and giveaway! Last Friday, I shared with you Macy's campaign to donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish foundation for every letter to Santa that they receive in their "Believe Santa Mail" mailbox. It's a great way to give back this holiday season at no cost to you. I'll even give you a $50 giftcard (courtesy of Box Tops Marketplace) to shop and give back with!

Box Tops for Education is another great way to give back without spending any extra money. I'm sure most of you are already familiar with the Box Tops coupons found on hundreds of your favorite products. But did you know that you can also support your chosen school by shopping online at the Box Tops Marketplace?

A percentage of your purchase will be AUTOMATICALLY donated to your school with no additional cost to you. It really does not get any easier than that. Signing up at the Box Tops Marketplace takes less than a minute, and you can start to shop instantly. I chose to support my old middle school - our 6 month old obviously does not go to school. I love that even though I'm no longer in the area, I can still do something to support my middle school.

There are a number of different merchants available at the Box Tops Marketplace:
  • Barnes & Nobles: 6% donation
  • 20% donation
  • Walmart: 2% donation
  • Zoobooks: 10% donation
  • Shutterfly: 3.5% donation
  • Southwest Airlines: 2.5% donation
  • VistaPrint: 9% donation
  • Expedia: 1% donation
These are just SOME of the many stores that are part of the Box Tops Marketplace. Make sure that you go through the Box Tops Marketplace to make your purchases, because otherwise your purchase will not be counted. Some sites (like Barnes & Nobles) will actually say "Welcome Box Top Shoppers" so you can be sure that your purchase will go towards your school.

I made a purchase through the Box Tops website at Barnes and Nobles, and the process was simple and hassle-free. No clipping or anything else that I have to send back - 6% of my purchase will automatically be credited to my school's account in 2 months. Any purchase made before the end of the month will be posted by 1/15, and any purchases made before the end of the year will be posted by 2/15 (generally a 2 month delay). There are also exclusive coupons that are available through the Marketplace, so be sure to check them out. I was able to use a 15% off coupon code that I found through the Marketplace.


Make sure you familiarize yourself with the giveaway rules and terms. Please follow directions or your entry will NOT be counted.

Prize: $50 Wal-mart giftcard

To enter: Sign up for an account at Box Tops for Education, and then forward me the "Welcome to Box Tops for Education" email that you will get. If you already have an account, you are still eligible if you can dig up that welcome email and send it to me, OR send me some other proof of your account.

For extra entries (you are only eligible for extra entires if you complete the first task):
  1. Subscribe to see the "Box Tops giveaway" code that is at the bottom of every post. Send me an email with the code in the subject. Do NOT put the code in the body of the email as the email will not be read. Do NOT post the code in comments.
  2. Share this giveaway on your blog or twitter with a link back to both this post and Box Tops for Education. Leave a comment with the permalink or your twitter screen-name.
  3. Grab my button and put it in your sidebar. Leave a comment with where I can find it!
Giveaway ends: Monday 11/24/08 at 10:00 PM CST. Winner will be drawn via and announced ASAP.

PLEASE be sure to read the giveaway rules and terms.

We all have Christmas shopping to do anyway, and the Box Tops Marketplace is a perfect way to give back while getting some things crossed off the shopping list! Share the Christmas joy TODAY!


Kim @ What's That Smell said...

I emailed a screen capture while logged in to my account.


Robyn said...

I emailed you my proof of existingmembership, and I already have your button on my blog. Left sidebar!

1stopmom said...

I sent you a copy of my welcome email


Brandy said...

I sent you a copy of my welcome email.



Angie said...

I just forwarded you my Welcome email from Box tops. Thanks!


Angie said...

I also added your button to my sidebar! You can find it on the righthand side under my blog followers..thanks!


Heather said...

I sent you an email with an attached screen shot of my account info on Box Tops! I hope I win!

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Barbara said...

Sent you my welcome email, Great Giveaway!

Jinxy and Me said...

I posted about your contest here:

Amber R said...

E-mailed you with screenshot, and I blogged about the giveaway!

Amber R said...

Your button is in my right sidebar, where it will stay! :)

Princess Golden Hair said...

Check out my blog. I talked about this great giveaway and boxtops4education in the post

Education is not recession proof.

I'm a teacher and God bless you for making sure others know about this great program

here's my link

Saving Money Works for Me said...

I just sent you an e-mail with my information from Box Tops.

Saving Money Works for Me said...

I just put your button on my sidebar.

Saving Money Works for Me said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog! You can view it here:

Tamara said...

I am an existing member of this wonderful program. I sent you an email with my welcome login page.

KISSaholic4life said...

I forwarded a copy of my welcome email. Thanks!

Sandy said...

I just sent you the forward of the welcome email.

McCraine Family said...

I am already a member. I sent you an email with a link to my home page! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I forwarded you my welcome email. Thanks!

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