Are you familiar with the Labels for Education program? It’s a special program where consumers clip labels from participating product and submit the UPC codes or beverage/sauce caps to their school’s Labels for Education coordinator. They in turn submit them to the Labels for Education program where they are turned into earns points that can be redeemed for Arts, Athletics, and Academics and other free merchandise for the school.
This year Labels for Education is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary. Wow! I can’t believe it’s been around that long.
Growing up my school didn’t participate in the Labels for Education program. I wish they did. Many of the participating products my mom always purchased. I even purchase them for my own family. Products like Campbells soups, Chunky Soups, Swanson, Prego, BIC and Pepperidge Farms. There are actually 2,500 participating products that can have their UPC codes or lids/caps redeemed for Labels for Education points.
In addition to helping school earn points for free products that their school needs, they also have a Labels for Education Book Bonanza. Registered school can earn FREE scholastic books.
- Schools that submit 1,000 UPCs and Beverage/Sauce caps earn 5 books
- Schools that submit 2,000 UPCs and Beverage/Sauce caps earn 10 books
- Schools that submit 3,000 UPCs and Beverage/Sauce caps earn 20 books
I think it would be easy enough for any school to submit 3,000 UPC’s and beverage/sauce caps, especially if you have a mid-to-large size school. There has to be at least 1,000 students at our high school. Even if that translates into 500 families that would mean each family would only have to submit SIX labels/caps. Just six! With over 2,500 participating products, I’m sure that families could submit double – even triple that amount.
Many of the participating products might already be in your pantry or cabinets. You wouldn’t have to buy anything extra either. Simply purchase the products you normally buy. If they are one of the participating products you just need to remove the UPC code or remove and rinse off the cap and then send them in to your school’s program coordinator. Talk about easy!
The Book Bonanza ends on March 31, 2014.
Check with your school to find out who your Labels for Education coordinator is. If you don’t have one please consider presenting the program at the next PTA/PTO meeting. It would be such a shame for your school to miss out on the chance to earn free equipment, supplies and books.
If you would like to learn more about the Book Bonanza visit www.Scholastic.com/BookBonanza.
For more information about Labels for Education and to check out the eligible products visit www.LabelsforEducation.com.
I really hope that you and your school will participate in this special program. Books are very important in a child’s life.
*I am being compensated for my participation in this promotion, however all opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.