Pickering Valley E-Z Money ProgramThese fund raisers are FREE money and require little more than registering a shopper's card or clipping "Box Tops." These small efforts are really worthwhile - they make a HUGE difference to our school!Here are three EASY ways YOU can help:
Box TopsClip the Box Top from hundreds of participating products (click here for a complete product list - they are on lots of General Mills and Kleenex products, among others) and send them to school with your child.Each Box Top is worth 10¢ - last year, PVSA earned over $1,000 from this program, but we can earn up to $10,000 each year!Please send in your Box Tops in a bag, clearly labeled with your child's name and that of their teacher.Box Tops FAQs:Are Box Tops clips going away?
Eventually, yes, the physical clips are going away, and 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 you saw on Blueberry
Cheerios. 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, so we expect that coordinators will be sending in valid clips.
How does the new program work?
At its core, the Box Tops for Education program structure and purpose remain the same – to help
schools get what they need. The main difference is how schools will earn – instead of clipping,
checking expirations dates, bundling and submitting, 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
continue to 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 users access to see how you are supporting your school in real-time.
Why are you making this change?
When the program began over 22 years ago, sending in clips was really the only way to run the
program. Over the years, technology has advanced at incredible rates opening all kinds of new
opportunities. We’re making this change for many reasons, but primarily to modernize the
program for the next generation of participants. Smart phone usage has reached a tipping point
and people want to have “instant gratification,” seeing how their contributions are impacting
their school. With this new technology we can connect an entire school community together
seamlessly to earn for their school.
Additionally, we know that it can be hard for schools to earn without strong coordinator support.
With digital receipt scanning, now anyone can earn for any school they choose.
On the operational side, we know that managing expiration dates on packaging can be a huge
challenge for our brands, and a frustrating experience for coordinators when things don’t work
quite as planned.
Finally, we know that checking expiration dates, counting and bundling clips take a lot of work –
and that mailing millions of clips across the country isn’t great for the planet. By eliminating the
postage, transportation and shipping of clips, we reduce costs for coordinators, as well as help
reduce our carbon footprint.
We will continue to accept clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet: supporters can ‘double
dip’ during the packaging transition by clipping the physical Box Tops AND scanning their
receipt with those participating items. Please note, a few brands are not allowing the ‘double
dip’ and will return a message in the app that the brand is a ‘clip only’ brand and encourage users
to submit the physical Box Tops to their participating school.
Giant A+ School Rewards ProgramRegister your Giant Bonus card online - that's all you have to do! You will earn money for Pickering Valley each time you shop at Giant from September 6, 2019 to March 14, 2020
using your registered Bonus Card! Click here to register your Giant Bonus Card online.Please use ID # 24069 for Pickering Valley.You no longer have to re-register your card each year, but a quick check to make sure your details are correct would be very much appreciated.Last year, we received over $1,000 from Giant.
IMPORTANT FAQs ABOUT E-Z MONEY
Do you accept any other items such as cell phones, ink jet cartridges, Capri Sun pouches or soda tabs?
Unfortunately, we no longer accept cell phones, ink jet cartridges or Acme receipts (those programs have been discontinued). Staples will accept and give rebates for ink jet cartridges if you have a Staples Rewards card. We do not accept Capri Sun pouches or yogurt lids.
What is the money earned from E-Z Money programs used for?
Money earned from the EZ Money programs is used by the PVSA to fund assemblies and other programs that DIRECTLY benefit the students of Pickering Valley. In past years, points earned from Campbell’s Labels for Education were used to purchase equipment for the Physical Education program.
I don’t have time and I never remember to collect all these things! How can I help?
Get your children involved! Make it a game to find and clip the labels! There are plenty of collection sheets available on the Box Tops website that kids can print and fill up! Make sure to register your Giant store cards – then you don’t have to do anything and the rewards pile up!