National Box Tops for Education University 2011

For those of you that have been living under a rock for the past year and don’t already know this…..I LOVE BOX TOPS!  🙂  I’m so excited that I am going to be one of the coordinators for Carter’s school for the 2011-2012 school year, and was fortunate enough to attend NBTU (National Box Top University) for the first time this past Friday.  And just when I thought I couldn’t possibly love box tops anymore than I already do……I go to NBTU and love them even more!!!!  Here are some pictures from my trip.

Me with a Bee


Tim with the Hamburger Helper Hand


Now there are several things that I loved about NBTU.  One was that I was surrounded by Crazy Box Top Loving People like myself for an entire day.  AWESOME!!!! I learned a few tricks and have several new ideas that I want to try this upcoming school year! YAY! And I got a LOT of free stuff.  And when I say A LOT, I mean A LOOOOOOT!

Box Top Items Tim and I received at the Expo Portion of NBTU

The picture above is all the items that Tim and I received during the Expo Portion.  We both were registered, so we got two of everything.  The items included are:

2 boxes of Sunkist Fruit Snacks, 2 boxes of Honey Nut Chex, 2 boxes of Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch, 2 boxes of Nature Valley Oats N’ Dark Chocolate Granola Bars, 2 snack sized Chex Mix bags, 2 boxes of Golden Grahams Treat Bars, 2 Cans of Progresso Soup, 1 Freezer Quart Sized Ziploc Bags, 2 boxes of Old El Paso Taco Shells, 2 Fiber 1 90 Calorie Brownies, 1 Divided Rectangle Ziploc Containers, 2 Packs of Avery Note Tabs, 2 boxes of Hamburger Helper Ultimate Cheeseburger Macaroni, 2 Rulers, Pencils and Sharpeners from Boise Paper, 2 AWESOME Lunch Totes from Yoplait, 1 Decadent Supreme Cake Mix from Betty Crocker, 4 t-shirts from Hanes, a box of Fun da-middles from Betty Crocker (tried this at NBTU and OMG….YUMMY!!!!) and two reusable shopping bags from Betty Crocker, two from Cub Foods, and two from Hanes.  We also got some free coupons for Pillsbury and Suddenly Salad items, and a 50 cent off coupon for Green Giant.  Not bad?!?  Oh, and we both won $10 Target gift cards.  🙂  Nice, right?

Items that we received in our Coordinator Thank You Bags.

So if that wasn’t good enough, we also got the gift bags pictured above.  Items included were:

2 Heavy Duty Freezer Ziploc Bags, 4 Small Twist and Lock Round Containers (LOVE THESE!!!), 4 books (When Dinosaurs Came with Everything, which Carter loves!!), 2 boxes of Golden Grahams Treat Bars, 8 Boxes of Zoo Pals Funtensils (which I use for b-day parties!!!), 2 Cascadian Farm Organic Fruitful O’s, 2 packs of Hefty Cups and Plates, 2 Box Tops for Education Plastic Cups with Straws, lots of sticker sheets, 2 Box Top Clings, 8 packs of Avery Note Tabs, 4 Avery Pocket Tabs, and 4 Packs of Land O Lakes Coupons which are each valued at $4.35.  All of these items were included inside a Ziploc Big Bag.  So glad that Tim came with me, we got twice as much stuff.  🙂

Tim in the Money Machine

So if that wasn’t enough…..we each got a chance in the money machine.  There are no pictures of me in the machine….but there is video that hopefully will be posted soon.  I ROCKED the money machine and scored over 1000 Bonus Box Tops for my school.  Tim will be practicing in the shower with the blower for the jumping castle and some sheets of Boise Paper……as he only earned 65.  🙂

All the BONUS BOX TOPS we earned at NBTU

These are all the bonus box tops we earned in the Money Machine, plus the 200 I received for doing an interview before the conference started.  🙂

Items we purchased at the Company Store at the General Mills' Headquarters

They have an AWESOME Company Store in the General Mills Headquarters.  They sell all sorts of General Mills products.  I picked up some NEW Thomas the Train fruit snacks, some cool Fruit Roll-Up Stickers, and Dunkaroo’s….which I’ve never seen in the store, but they are SERIOUSLY YUMMY!


Overall, Tim and I earned 1,357 Box Tops at NBTU!!!  I had so much fun, and can not wait for next year!!!!!

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