Thursday, December 31, 2009

GIVEAWAY: MyBlogSpark & General Mills Cereal

Woo hoo! It's another GIVEAWAY! Details are below.

"This week General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain."

As a family who regularly eats cereal (babies, kids, & adults) it's important that our cereal be good for us.

It was interesting to read this information shared by General Mills through MyBlogSpark:

Did you know that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? ... Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets.

More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.

Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.

More information about kids and cereals can be found here Cereal Health and Wellness. If you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.


Who can't use a little savings? In appreciation of my wonderful readers, I'm giving away a coupon for a FREE BOX of General Mills cereal (up to $6) to 2 lucky winners!

All you have to do is:

Leave me a comment telling me if you're a cereal eater and if so, which cereal you like best! That's it!


If you're feeling realllly ambitious, post about my giveaway and receive an additional entry. Just send me the link!

I'll pick 2 winners via on Friday, January 8th.

Thanks to General Mills Cereals for providing the FREE coupons through MyBlogSpark!

*Frugal tip- if you happen to be one of the lucky winners, save your FREE coupon until your store has a Buy One, Get One sale. That way, you will get 2 boxes of cereal FREE!


  1. We are definately a cereal eating family - with a wide variety of tastes. The kids' favorites are Cinnamon Toast Crunch & Cocoa Pebbles. I prever Special K myself and the hubby likes Frosted Mini Wheats.
    Darla Dietrich

  2. Umn... would it be bad if I admitted that not the kids, but I, LOVED Cinnamon Toast Crunch?!?!!?

    Follow the link for the $1 coupon- it's good for CTC. :)

    I've got both of your giveaway entries down!

  3. Charlie loves the Cheerios and the big guys love the Lucky charms. It is very nice that they now are healthier for them!

    Alice Hunter

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  5. Alice, Mia loves the Cheerios too! They are the perfect toddler snack IMHO!

    I've got your entry down. Good luck!

  6. Doreen- I won't publish your comment (don't want to put your email address out there for everyone!) but yup- Cinnamon Toast gets my vote too!

    Thanks for sharing the Giveaway on your blog also! I've got your 2 entries down!

    Good luck!

  7. Grandma Debbie likes Rice Krispies!

  8. Sphinx63- I haven't had Apple Cinnamon Cheerios in a LOOOOONG time!

    I'm not going to publish your comment b/c I don't want to put your email address out there but I've got your entry down!

  9. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} -

    "I'm definitely a cereal eater -- My favorite General Mills cereal is Total Blueberry Pomegranate :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!"

    I've never had that version of Total! Sounds good!

    I've got your two entries down. Thanks for sharing us on your blog! -Jessica

  10. Honey Nut Cheerios is my all time favorite!

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  12. JC- I've got your entries down. Thanks!

    My son LOVES Honey Nut Cheerios too! -Jessica

  13. The girls are the cereal eaters at our house--anything from cheerios, to golden grahams. But Kelsey has taken a liking to wheat chex--she's discovered that she can make their Muddy Buddy recipe all by herself! Yum--they taste even better when your kids make them for you ;-}

  14. Hey Karen! I haven't heard of Kelsey's Muddy Buddy recipe. I'll have to look in to it. :) Good luck!

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  16. Linda K- I've got your entry, thanks!

    Good luck to you and icyhot108!

  17. My family and I are cereal eaters, I like Lucky Charms the most!

  18. cereal is the best breakfast!! from GM i love cheerios; from Post, Banana Nut Crunch is great; from Kellogs, Special K.
    i'm not a big milk person, so i eat my cereals without milk, though.

  19. cereal makes the best breakfast!! from GM, I love Cheerios; from Post, Banana Nut Crunch; from Kellogs, Special K!
    cereal is my breakfast 4-5 times a week :)