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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Are you growing a little tired of the wrapping paper, cookies and tons of other fundraisers that you are guilted into buying? There are some great ways to help your school, homeschool, troop etc. without spending any extra money!  Here are my top 5 ways to help out (and one even makes you some money too):

  1. Box Tops for Education
    Take 2 seconds and clip, rip or tear off the box tops off hundreds of items sold in the store.  These are all worth 10¢ each and they do add up quickly when you start to notice how much in pantry is participating.  The great part with box tops — homeschool groups are also eligible!  My girls are the keepers of box tops.  I rip them off as we finish a product and leave them on the counter and they clean up my tearing by actually cutting them out and putting them in our baggy.  See more about the program and how to register your school/group.
  2. Campbell’s Soup Labels
    Clip the UPC off participating items (Campbell’s, V8, BIC, Pepperidge Farm, Pace Swanson).  Labels earn points that can be redeemed in the Labels for Education catalog on sports, academic and art equipment.  See more about the program.
  3. Sell Old Phones & Tablets
    Have some old technology sitting around?  You can sell it online and earn money for yourself and your school at the same time!  You get every penny your item is worth and MaxBack gives a 10% donation to your school of choice.  I’d say everyone wins here.  This runs through FundingFactory which can also raise money for local troops and other organizations.
  4. Grocery Partner Savings
    The simplest way to help your school is by linking your grocery store card to your school.  For Publix shoppers pick up a Publix partners card from your school.  Every time you shop, scan your card at the register and the store gives a percentage of your purchase back to your school.  There is no cost to you at all!
    Details by store: Kroger, Publix, Bi-Lo, Harris Teeter
  5. Smile.Amazon
    Shop through Smile.Amazon.com and your charity/school gets a percentage back from what you’ve purchased from Amazon.  You still get the items you want (even free prime shipping) and they earn too.

Do you have any other ways you know to give back without spending money you don’t have??

5 ways to help your school

    • Johnna Lanning

      Shopperoo app

    • B K

      Use your school’s id with Office Depot for them to get a % of the sale in store or online. If you forget you can even go back later and enter the information from your purchase online and get credit after the fact. I’m not sure how much time after the fact you have. I’ve only done this within the next 24 hours or so.

    • B K

      Coke rewards points can be donated to your school if you don’t want them too. Our school is collecting the codes and entering them so we can just turn the codes in rather than key them in the donate them. They get $1 for every 67 points.

      • MissyB

        B K, can you explain just a little further? You collect tops/codes from students, then you have a team that enters them in? I was kinda lost on your comment there. I’m very interested in heading this up for my son’s school, but just want to know exactly what I’d be getting in to! :) Also, I checked it out a bit on my own My Coke Rewards page, and it said that 3 points = $0.05, so I’m confused about how your school gets $1 for every 67 points. I think I must be missing something! Help! I’m very interested in learning:)

    • UTBluehen

      Don’t forget about Target, they partner with schools too :)

    • Susan

      Community coffee offers money back to schools when the proof of purchase label is collected and mailed to them The program is similar to labels for education