Central New York parents can stop clipping those box tops: Box Tops for Education is going digital.

For many parents, part of the school year meant clipping those little pink and white rectangles off of any number of products - from cereal to crackers and cookies. Well, you can put the scissors down. Stop clipping and start scanning, there's now an app for that.

General Mills has created an app that allows you to scan your grocery receipt and automatically earn money for your child's school.

"You’ll now download the new and improved, user-friendly Box Tops app, register and select a school, and then scan an eligible receipt containing Box Tops products.  You’ll earn 10 cents for each Box Tops product purchased plus extra earnings for any Bonus Box Tops opportunities.  The app will automatically add Box Tops to your school’s earnings online, giving visibility to see how you are supporting your school in real-time," according to Boxtops4education.com.

They'll still take the clipped box tops until they expire, though eventually the program will be entirely digital.

Now everyone is loving the change though, with some on the Box Tops Facebook page expressing concerns over privacy and sharing data about their spending habits with General Mills.

The app is available for iPhone or Android users and can be downloaded via links on the General Mills Box Tops for Education website.

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