An excerpt from Clip and Save Networks for Missions
By Tracy Dubois, Support Staff
Extreme couponing is the latest craze to hit homes, grocery stores, and reality TV. But even if clipping coupons isn’t your thing, you can still save money and help raise funds for missions each time you head to the supermarket.
Taylor Christian School in McAllen, Texas, has been using groceries as a fundraiser for years, and missionary Betsy Tarr is carrying on the tradition.
Here’s a quick look at each program and how you can get involved.
Labels for Education® (www.labelsforeducation.com or www.elabelsforeducation.com): Clip and save UPC codes and beverage caps from products including Campbell’s®, Glad®, Pepperidge Farm®, Pop Secret®, Prego®, and V8®. Labels have values of one, five, or 10 points.
Box Tops for Education (www.boxtops4education.com): Clip box tops from brands such as Betty Crocker®, Green Giant®, Hefty®, Kleenex®, Nestle®, Pillsbury®, and Ziploc®. You can also earn eBoxTops when you shop online at stores like Lands’ End, Walmart, and Barnes & Noble. Taylor Christian School will receive 10 cents for every qualifying box top.
Tyson Project A+™ (www.tyson.com/projectaplus): Clip Tyson Project A+™ labels and send them to Taylor. The school will redeem them for cash. Each Tyson label is worth 24 cents.
My Coke Rewards for Schools (www.mycokerewards.com): Coke Rewards points are completed online. Enter your codes, select Taylor Christian School, and donate. Participating brands include Coca-Cola, Sprite, DASANI, Minute Maid, Fanta, Barq’s, Nestea, and Mello Yello.
Office Depot® 5% Back to Schools Program (www.officedepot.com): For each qualifying purchase of basic school and office supplies, you can earn 5 percent in credit for Taylor Christian School to use toward free supplies. Provide Taylor’s ID number (70099367) when you shop online, in a store, or over the phone.