Box Tops for Education goes high tech

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High tech upgrade for Box Tops for Education

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Parents and caregivers listen up -- you don't have to collect those little cardboard cutouts from the products that take part in the Box Tops for Education fundraisers in many schools.

There's now an app for that, the "Today" show reported.

The company made the announcement last month saying, "Modernizing Box Tops to fit the needs of today's families brings the next generation of supporters and brands into the program, so we can stay true to our mission: to help schools get what they need."

Eventually, the traditional box tops will become digital only and the clips will be honored until they expire, according to General Mills.

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Instead of cutting out the tabs and sending them in to school with their children, parents now just scan their receipt and participating schools get 10 cents for each participating product that was bought, "Today" reported. There is a deadline of two weeks after purchase to have receipts scanned and credited to the school.

There will also be Bonus Box Top credit, GM said.

The app is available in iTunes and Google Play.

Box Tops for Education started more than 20 years ago and schools have earned more than $913 million over the two decades.

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