The first day of school is just around the corner, and teachers, principals and staff are getting ready to welcome students. There’s so much that goes into educating kids, and your local Strack & Van Til and Box Tops for Education can help by letting you earn cash for your school.

According to Center Store Director Tom Steliga, Strack & Van Til is featuring a bonus Box Tops promotion this week.

“Buy five participating items in one transaction and earn 50 bonus box tops,” Steliga explains. “Purchasing participating Box Tops items helps provide funds for supplies for students and teachers.”

In fact, the new Box Tops app — available in the App Store or Google Play Store — makes it easier than ever to earn cash for your school. “Gone are the days of clipping, collecting and sending physical Box Tops to school, thanks to the app,” says Steliga. “Just buy and scan and your school will benefit.”

Simply buy your favorite Box Tops products marked with the new Box Tops label. You’ll find Box Tops on hundreds of products throughout the store, or you can find the list of participating products in the Box Tops app. Use the mobile app to scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase. The Box Tops app automatically finds qualifying products on your receipt, instantly identifying Box Tops and crediting them to your school’s earnings online.

When you scan your receipt, make sure the following items are clearly visible: Retailer name or logo, date of purchase, transaction total and product information for your Box Tops purchase. There’s even an option to add a credit memo for each — to tag your earnings for a specific classroom, grade level or person — so your school’s Box Tops coordinator can track participation in your school. The app can remember your credit memo for next time, or you can change it and enter new information. If you don’t want to credit any of your scans, simply skip this step.

Schools receive two earnings checks per year — in April and December. Remember, there’s no need to clip or send the new Box Tops labels to school; just download the new Box Tops app and start earning cash for your school today.

For more information on this week’s Box Tops promotion, see the Strack & Van Til weekly ad at and to learn more about the Box Tops apps, visit