Back to School with Bonus Box Tops

Back to School with Bonus Box Tops


It’s time for the kids to head back to school. As much as they love each other, they’re ready to not be in the same house with each other 24×7. And as much as I love them, I’m ready to have a quiet house for at least a few hours a day.

In preparation for back to school, we’re stocking up on all the things we need. School supplies, clothes, shoes, backpacks… all those essentials.

Then the other day, I received an email from the school. The lunch schedule for August.

As I surveyed the schedule, I remembered that my girls aren’t fans of all the cafeteria food. Miss M takes a lunch about 1-2 times per week and Miss K about 3-4 times.

Then I realized that I hadn’t given any thought to lunches. A trip to Sam’s Club was in order.

Perfect timing, too, because MyBlogSpark had a back-to-school campaign for General Mills and Sam’s Club. Heck, figured I would be there anyhow so I might as well participate in the campaign!

General Mills has provided bonus boxtops on participating General Mills products. 6 extra box tops on each. While this might not mean much to parents without kids in school, those of us who do have kids greatly value the Box Tops 4 Education program.

I had some of the information in hand from MyBlogSpark but wanted to confirm with my local club since I didn’t recall seeing anything in the local paper. We headed to the Sam’s Club in Davenport, Iowa and I spoke with Linda at the customer service desk. Despite being very busy, she didn’t mind spending a few minutes answering my questions.

While the schedule will vary by club, our Sam’s Club organized their event to coincide with Iowa’s Tax-Free weekend. That’s this weekend! For people who upgrade to or sign up for a Plus membership from August 6-13th, they’ll receive an additional 150 bonus box tops. 150! That’s the equivalent of 150 boxes of Hamburger Helper. As an added bonus, our Sam’s Club will include a free pepperoni pizza or rotisserie chicken to introduce you to their “Fresh” departments.

So why a Plus membership instead of a regular? Well, for one, the hours. You are allowed into the store when regular members are not. As someone who has done this, I have to say it’s the best way to shop… quiet… not crowded… and often free coffee at the front door. Check out the membership page, but among other things, you also can participate in their eValues program.

Not sure if Sam’s Club is your thing? They’re having a free open house this weekend (Aug 6-8) for you to test the waters! That means no membership required and no add-on fee.

In the meantime, here’s a chance to win a $25 gift card to put toward your next purchase at Sam’s Club. Keep reading for details!

The Prize: $25 Sam’s Club gift card
Participants –
…must provide a US shipping address
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile.

Sometime on August 19, 2010, a winner will be chosen at random from all valid comments left. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the next random selection.
How to enter:
For the first entry (required)
(1) Subscribe to the SAHM Reviews feed via RSS or email
(2) Leave a comment on this post letting me know what item at Sam’s Club is on your back-to-school list!
If you want to increase your chances of winning, here are some options to earn additional entries. Leave a comment for each additional entry –
— Three Entries: If you have a blog or website, add my button to your page. (Here’s the code:)

— Three Entries: Publish a blog post regarding this contest and link back to it.
— One Entry (Daily): Follow SahmReviews on Twitter and Tweet this contest by clicking here or copying the following text:
“Bonus boxtops on select General Mills pkgs @SamsClub. Trying to win a $25 gift card from @SahmReviews #MyBlogSpark” Comment with a link to your tweet.
— One Entry: “Like” SAHM Reviews on Facebook.
— One Entry: Follow SAHM Reviews using Google’s Friend Connect feature.

— One Entry (Each)“Like” Sam’s Club on Facebook or Follow Sam’s Club on Twitter.  All I ask is that you post a note for them saying that sent you.

— One Entry (Each):  Be the first to post about this giveaway on an active (current) giveaway link-up or carnival. Leave a link to where I can find it.  Mr. Linky-style submissions should read “SAHM Reviews – $25 Sam’s Club Gift Card (Ends 8/19)”

— One Entry: Name the General Mills product that was available for sampling while during our visit. (Hint: It’s in the Whrrl story.)

— One Entry (Daily): Read any non-giveaway review here at and leave an appropriate comment on that post. Come back here and leave a comment stating which product/post you left a comment on.

Nicole Brady

About Nicole Brady

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

156 comments on «Back to School with Bonus Box Tops»

  1. Mami2jcn says:

    I'm an email subscriber.

    I'd like to stock up on fruit roll-ups.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  2. Mami2jcn says:

    I follow your blog on GFC.

  3. Mami2jcn says:

    Pillsbury Toaster Strudel was available for sampling during your visit.

  4. Josh Healy says:

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  5. JC says:

    I'm a subscriber.

    Cheerios is on my list.

  6. JC says:

    Like" SAHM Reviews on Facebook.@tcarolinep JessieKatie S

  7. JC says:

    Google's Friend Connect follower

  8. JC says:

    "Like" Sam's Club on Facebook@tcarolinep JessieKatie and told them you sent me.

  9. JC says:

    ollow Sam's Club on Twitter@tcarolinep

  10. JC says:

    Toaster strudel!

  11. Anonymous says:

    email subscriber
    I would love to stock up on granola bars.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  12. Anonymous says:

    I follow and tweeted.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  13. Anonymous says:

    Toaster Strudel

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  14. shirley says:

    I subscribe to email, and will get granola bars and snacks for school will be on my list.

  15. shirley says:

    I follow Sams Club on twitter @countrynest.

  16. shirley says:

    I believe Toaster Strudel was the sample.

  17. like SAHMR on facebook-lmurley2000

  18. Nancy says:

    I'm an e-mail subscriber.

    I'd stock up on Yoplait Yogurt!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  19. Nancy says:

    They weer offering samples of Toaster Strudel.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  20. email subscriber, on my list are cereal, like Honey Nut Cheerios and any kind of juice boxes, carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

  21. "Button placed on my blogs sidebar


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  24. "I follow this blog publicly via google friend connect

  25. twitter follower, @carafferty and tweet

  26. Thao says:

    I subscribe via email.

    Quaker® Life® Cereal – 62 oz. box is on my list. Breakfast is the most important meal to start the day off on the right foot.

  27. Thao says:

    I am a FB fan (like) SAHM reviews

  28. Thao says:

    I follow in blogger/google reader/connect.

  29. Thao says:

    I am a FB fan (like) and follow twitter Sam's

  30. Thao says:

    Your button is located here


  31. Thao says:

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  32. Thao says:

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  33. Tamara B. says:

    Email subscriber.
    Back to school items from Sam's Club is many boxed of Fruit Roll Ups, Hamburger Helper, Toaster Strudels

  34. Tamara B. says:

    I "Like" SAHM Reviews on Facebook.
    (Tamara Bennington)

  35. Tamara B. says:

    Follower through GFC.

  36. Tamara B. says:

    I "Like" Sam's Club on Facebook and posted you sent me.
    (Tamara Bennington)

  37. Tamara B. says:

    Toaster Strudel

  38. Lori A. says:

    Quaker® Instant Oatmeal Variety Pack is on my list!
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  39. Lori A. says:

    follow on twitter and tweeted
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  40. Lori A. says:

    "Like" SAHM Reviews on Facebook.
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  41. Lori A. says:

    Follow SAHM Reviews using Google's Friend Connect
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  42. Lori A. says:

    Follow Sam's Club on Twitter and told them you sent me
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  43. Lori A. says:

    "Like" Sam's Club on Facebook
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  44. Lori A. says:

    I saw that you tried Toaster Strudels during your trip to Sam's
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  45. jenspurg says:

    Subscribe in RSS feed.
    Would buy fruit roll ups or Pillsbury products.

  46. jenspurg says:

    Like Sam's Club on Twitter and posted on their page.

  47. Cheerios for sure with my little ones.
    I email subscribe

  48. Jenn mccullar likes sam club on facebook

  49. lifesandcastle2 follows sam club on twitter

  50. Anonymous says:

    Cheerios, notebooks and pencils are on my list. Email subscriber.

  51. Anonymous says:

    FB fan – Becky Leick Mijal

  52. Anonymous says:

    google friend

  53. Stephanie says:

    I subscribe via google reader :0)

  54. Stephanie says:

    Ziplock Bags and Pens are on my list :0)

  55. Stephanie says:

    I follow you on Twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet:

  56. Stephanie says:

    "Like" SAHM Reviews on Facebook (Stephanie Petty-Grant)

  57. Stephanie says:

    I follow via GFC (thegrants)

  58. Subscribed to SAHM Reviews in reader — I'd stock up on Nature Valley Roasted Cashew Granola Nut Clusters 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  59. Publicly following SAHM Reviews with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]

  60. Pillsbury Toaster Strudel was available for sampling during your visit

  61. I subscribe by google reader. Sharpie's and glue sticks are (still) on my list from Sam's!

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

  62. "Liked" you on facebook (Sheila H.)

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

  63. Google Friend Connect Follower! {mom2anutball}

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

  64. I'm a subscriber — and Honey Nut Cheerios is what I'm after.

  65. I like Sam's on FB — and left them a note

  66. Toaster Strudel was available for sampling! (oh, how I wish I could have been there)

  67. Tarissa says:

    One thing I'll stock up on for back to school… those lovely peanut butter & cheese sandwich cracker packages I can get at Sam's. Love those things!
    (RSS subscriber)

  68. Tarissa says:

    I like you on facebook.

  69. Tarissa says:

    I like Sam's on FB and left them a comment.

  70. Tarissa says:

    Toaster Strudel was being sampled – yum!

  71. Tarissa says:

    I posted your button on my blog!
    (find it in my footer with all the other cool buttons)


  72. Tarissa says:

    I posted your button on my blog!
    (find it in my footer with all the other cool buttons)


  73. Tarissa says:

    I posted your button on my blog!
    (find it in my footer with all the other cool buttons)


  74. Tarissa says:

    I left you a comment on Say Good-bye to Yellow.

  75. I subscribe by email!
    I will be stocking up on cereal (trix) and cereal bars!

  76. Amanda says:

    I'm an rss subscriber and I have Ziploc bags on my back to school Sams list!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

  77. Amanda says:

    Pillsbury Toaster Streudel was the sample product…mmm
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

  78. Amanda says:

    I follow on GFC
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

  79. I'm an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.

    And I need to stock up on Ziploc baggies for school lunches and snacks! And Sams is a great place to stock up!

  80. I like you on FB: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

  81. I like Sams on FB: Cori Eckstrom Westphal and wrote on their wall.

  82. I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal

  83. I follow Sams on Twitter @coriwestphal and told them you sent me!

  84. Shanika says:

    I am an email subscriber and I stock up on fruit roll ups and Capri Sun for my four kids





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