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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Win 2 Boxes of General Mills Cereal - Up to $12.00 Value!


General Mills has announced a commitment to further reduce the amount of sugar in their cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams per serving. That's good news for those of us whose kids are cereal-lovers! The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients like calcium, vitamin D, and whole grains.

We've all heard about the studies that show 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. You can learn more about this HERE.

General Mills, in partnership with My Blog Spark, has graciously sent me 4 VIP coupons good for FREE boxes of their cereal. This gives my family an opportunity to test out the new, lower-sugar offerings from General Mills.

I'd like to share two of those coupons with YOU! Each coupon is good for one FREE box of cereal ($6.00 or less). But before I tell you how to win, let me direct you HERE to print coupons good for $1 off one of 4 different General Mills cereals.

There are five ways to enter to win:

  • Leave a comment telling me what your family usually eats for breakfast. Be sure to leave your email address or link to your Blogger profile (if it's public) so that I can contact you if you win.

  • Become a follower of this blog. You can follow by adding this site to your Google Reading list, or you can click the Follow button on the right side of this page. Once you sign up, leave a comment alerting me that you are following. Already a follower? Just leave me a comment letting me know.

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  • Post this giveaway on your blog. If you do a post, leave a link directly to the post in the comments section here.

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If you're entering more than once, please leave separate comments letting me know what you did. If you do four different things to enter but only leave one comment, you only end up with one entry. Instead, leave a comment for each method of entry that you use.

The winner will be chosen randomly on Wednesday, January 20 at 9:00 p.m. EST. Good luck!

88 comments:

Bovee Family said...

We generally eat cold cereal and it has to be high in fiber. We do love Honey Nut Cheerios in our house though and that would be our first General Mills pick.
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Gabrielle said...

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Gabrielle

Anonymous said...

My husband and I eat oatmeal, and our kids eat cereal for breakfast.
Jennifer
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Llama Momma said...

We usually eat cereal or eggs. :-)

Kristen said...

We eat cereal or oatmeal for breakfast.

Star said...

We eat baked oatmeal, muffins, pancakes, fruit salad, and of course, cereal!

TXsunlover said...

We usually eat cold cereal or instant oatmeal because we're usually in a hurry.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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mrsuribe said...

We usually eat cereal, oatmeal or waffles for breakfast.

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renee said...

we eat omelets.. it really gets us through the day! hootpuddin(at)gmail(dot)com

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Julie said...

We eat a variety of things-not all at once though :) Scrambled eggs, oatmeal, cold cereal and fruit

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Anonymous said...

We usually have cereal & juice for breakfast.
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jessa said...

I eat cereal every day for breakfast- and usually go to bed thinking about how great my bowl of cereal is going to be in the morning!

Richelle said...

We eat a lot of cereal here!

Rachel said...

We typically eat cereal or fruit & yogurt!

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Jay said...

We usually have oatmeal and bananas or cereal.
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KK said...

We eat cereal every weekday, and pancakes on the weekends.

Haydensmommy05 said...

During the week it is cereal and on sat. pancakes sun. biscuit and gravy!!
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Dina said...

Yogurt or cereal!


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Maggie M.- maggiebugjuice@aol.com said...

We usually have yogurt and half a bagel for breakfast, the kids have cereal or poptarts!
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Anonymous said...

we eat cold cereal or baked oatmeal

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JuliaGulia said...

We either eat eggs, cereal, or oatmeal.

TracyQ said...

We all eat different things, depending on what we feel like that morning. We eat cereal with fruit, yogurt, french toast, or eggs. I am a subscriber to this blog quebral@roadrunner.com, and also a follower on facebook, tracyq8@yahoo.com.

Anonymous said...

We usually eat cold cereal for breakfast!! We love cheerios :o) wood(dot)co(at)live(dot)com

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Anonymous said...

We usually eat alot of cereal for breakfast!

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Sarah in MO said...

We usually eat cold cereal for breakfasts. It's quick and easy.

Thanks for the giveaway!
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brooke said...

I usually eat cereal or eggs.

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Lana said...

We eat cereal and fruit. On occasion, we'll eat pancakes or waffles for a treat.

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Anonymous said...

hey jennifer
you do such awesomeeeeee job nd i would love to win the cherrios!!! my boys eat em by the box..really they do
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Anonymous said...

i just love your site, and would love to win the coupons...i am a big blog reader and love coming to visit
thanks rose
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coleenmck@verizon.net said...

My son likes cinnamon toast or a cinnamon roll. Thanks

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Ashlie said...

We frequently eat cereal, or yogurt with homemade granola. We get more fancy on the weekends and do a big breakfast

JC said...

If time allows like weekends we'd have pancakes, sausages and eggs. Otherwise we usually have milk and cereals.

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Pat said...

We usually eat cereal for breakfast.
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Anonymous said...

We usually eat cereal-cheerios, rice krispies, or frosted shredded wheat.
darrell
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tara bussey said...

I love cereal any time all the time This si great

lollimom said...

Cereal is eaten in our house 95% of the time. (And my husband and I have coffee, coffee, coffee!)
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Courtney said...

found this blog while checking out southern savers and it looks great! our family would love the free coupon for cereal. we normally eat cereal and yogurt for breakfast.

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Anonymous said...

Cereal is what we mostly eat. It's easy, and with 4 kids, it makes life that much easier.
Donna G
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Shelley said...

My boys like cereal, but I like bagels with cream cheese. Thanks!
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cris said...

both me and my son eat cheerios everyday. criskeller@me.com

April Allen said...

We have a combo of Eggo waffles, fresh fruit or yogurt, and cereal. Weekends - pancakes!

Amanda T said...

I try to make a breakfast casserole of some type in the mornings before my hubby gets home from work but on those no fail days cereal it is :) YUMMY

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rendykay said...

We usually eat cereal that is high in fiber and protein. If not, we eat some homemade homeground wheat bread with peanut butter. Thanks for the chance to win the coupons.

lo said...

I usually eat banana bread or pancakes for breakfast! YUM :)

lauren

Alyson said...

I have a new baby, so I eat whatever is easy. If I have cold cereal, that's my first choice. If not, I eat leftover bread from dinner, yogurt, fruit, or just wait for lunch.

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Christine said...

The kids generally eat oatmeal for breakfast 4 days of the week. Midweek I mix it up with eggs or bagels or such.

On Saturdays I let them enjoy their fave box cereals.

On Sundays we will have a breakfast like pancakes, french toast, or sausage gravy.

Christine

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Kathryn said...

We usually have cereal!! Thanks!

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Heather O'Donnell said...

My husband loves cereal. My son is a fan of frozen waffles. I just need coffee....lots of coffee.
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Chantel said...

I'm boring and have tea and bread and jam nearly every single day. In the summer, I'm likely to want to grab a bowl of cereal and some fruit.

When my hubby i s home, I'll make something fancy. Like potatoes or pancakes or something.

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Ann said...

We eat cold cereal or oatmeal.

Ann
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Bombtastic Belle said...

we eat cold cereal - my husband could eat it all day. lol.
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Suzanne said...

My girls eat oatmeal and cold cereal. We usually eat cereals that aren't too high in sugar.

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sarahespn said...

We eat eggs a lot of time.

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Coupon Teacher said...

I usually eat cereal or oatmeal. Hubby eats nothing!

Anonymous said...

We usually eat oatmeal or cold cereal in the morning. Maybe waffles on the weekend. kcochran@aol.com

Nancy said...

We eat cereal with milk or yogurt with cereal mixed in.

Nancy
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Nancy said...

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Kim said...

We usually eat whatever cereal I've gotten for free. Thanks for the givewaway! kim226(at)live(dot)com

Elizabeth said...

We eat cereal every day for breakfast! If it was up to my children, they would eat cereal three meals a day!

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Zoe said...

We are Cheerio's people. Every day we eat them!

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mel said...

On weekdays we usually do cold cereal.

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Lynnette said...

My 14 year old son eats cold cereal and my 14 month old daughter will eat cold peas, blueberries, cherries, banana, sweet potatoe and toast.

Tracey said...

We usually eat eggs, pancakes or waffles, with cereal once or twice a week as well.