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Check back regularly for new information about my favorite freebies, sweepstakes, discounts, paid surveys, product tests, online focus groups, and anything else I am excited about and want to share! I will do my best to give you opportunities to add to your income a little here and there and make your trips to the mailbox a lot more exciting. For those of you who love contests as much as I do, I will also be holding giveaways of my own now and then to reward my faithful readers. Hope you have a wonderful day! Check back soon for my next giveaway!







UPDATE: The winner has been selected by random.org. Congratulations to Kathy Pease! Your prize is on the way!

Have you ever reached mid-morning completely zapped of energy only to remember that you forgot to eat breakfast? It's not coincidental that they call it the "most important meal of the day." There have been numerous studies demonstrating the benefits of eating a healthy 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.

While most of us would probably prefer to sit down to a nice hot bowl of steaming oatmeal in the morning, the morning rush to get everyone out the door often robs us of this healthy option. I must confess that most days by the time I get to breakfast it takes all my energy to pour a bowl of cold cereal for myself. And the kids, well...they actually prefer the cold cereal. That being the case, I was glad to hear the steps that General Mills is taking to make breakfast cereals a healthier option for families. They have committed to further reduce sugars in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of suger per serving while increasing key ingredients such as calcium and vitamin D and providing whole grain. When fresh-squeezed orange juice and oatmeal just aren't on the menu, I'm glad to know I can feel a little less guilty about putting a bowl of cold cereal on the table.

Thanks to the wonderful people at General Mills and MyBlogSpark.com, right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals. They have provided me with product samples and the above information about General Mills' new efforts, and that is not all they have provided. They have generously given me a little something extra that I've chosen to pass on to one of my readers here. So, without further ado...

One winner will receive two manufacturer coupons, each good for one free General Mills cereal of your choice up to $6.00.

All you have to do to enter is post a comment on this page. Be sure to include your email address or have it listed publicly on your blogger account so that I have a way to contact you if you win. You may enter once. U.S. Residents only, please.

Extra entries may be gained by doing any of the following:
1. Tell me what your favorite breakfast food is. If it's cold cereal, what kind?
2. Follow my blog. (If you already follow my blog, just make a comment saying so.) (1x total during contest duration)
3. Post about this contest on another site, such as Twitter or Facebook. (1x total during contest duration)

Don't forget to post an additional comment for each of these that you do in order for it to count as an entry.

This contest will end on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 11:59 pm Eastern time. The winner will be selected by randomizer.org and will be emailed and posted here shortly thereafter.

Good luck...now go eat your breakfast! :)

188 comments:

Andria said...

I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com I like scrambled eggs, my husband makes great ones for us.

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com I tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/7998782312

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com I follow your blog

cdziuba said...

cdziuba@aol.com Wow, weird, my first comment didn't show up. Anyway, here is another, if my first one shows up, kindly delete.

Thanks for the chance to win, we go through a LOT of cereal in this house.

Genny said...

We love cereal around here! Fingers crossed!

Genny said...

Lucky Charms is my favorite!

Genny said...

Follower

peg42 said...

What a very useful and great prize. We love GM cereals. Thanks so much.

peg42 said...

One of our favorite breakfasts (or snack sometimes) is cold cereal. Our family especially loves Lucky Charms. Thanks again.

peg42 said...

I'm a follower.
Thanks.

cookiert said...

I love biscuits with sausage gravy!

cookiert at yahoo

5webs said...

Our family of five loves General Mills cereals and we'd love to win.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

5webs said...

My favorite breakfast food is either cold pizza or an avocado burrito.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

5webs said...

I follow your blog(5webs)
Alicia Webster
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

My favorite General Mills cereal is Total Blueberry Pomegranate :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

My favorite breakfast food is sausage and gravy on biscuits :)
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Following with Google Friend Connect
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Shared on Facebook
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Amber said...

Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

Cold Cereal with yogurt is my favorite and I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cheerios if I'm feeling healthy.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Pat said...

We like General Mills cereals. Probably Cheerios is our favorite.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Chip said...

With 3 kids, this would come in handy.

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Chip said...

I love Lucky Charms for breakfast.

chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

myrisaroo8404 said...

such a great giveaway...thanks!

kh123856 said...

I love General Mills Cereal! I especially enjoy Cheerios!

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Stephanie said...

cereal is a staple for all 5 of us in this house
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Stephanie said...

I love banana nut cheerios every morning
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ky2here said...

I like oatmeal in winter and non-sugary cereal in the summer.

ky2here said...

This would be fantastic, thanks for the opportunity.

EDRing said...

Our breakfasts consist mostly of cold cereal. Cheerios being one of the favorites.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

cstironkat said...

Thank you for the giveaway.

cstironkat said...

I like cocoa puffs cereal the best.

cstironkat said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat

Gina said...

Thanks for the entry!!

Gina said...

My favorite breakfast food is french toast and bacon.

Gina said...

following your blog

Mamushi Love said...

I like cereal in general, so thank you for a chance to get some for free. :D

Mamushi Love said...

My favorite breakfast food is scrambled eggs with low-sodium bacon.

Jessica said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Jessica said...

I love honey nut Cherios!
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I follow through google friend connect
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Jessica said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/jjak2003/statuses/8018701594
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erin m. said...

Everyhouse needs cereal in their cupboard.
So this giveaway works for everyone!
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erin m. said...

My favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
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erin m. said...

Follow on Google friend.
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sarah said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Alena
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erin m. said...

Following via Twitter!
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erin m. said...

Fan via FB!
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Galena said...

these make great snacks for all ages

Nicole said...

I would love to enter!

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buzzd said...

We love Cheerios

amccray said...

I just started giving my daughter Honey Nut Cheerios for a snack yesterday. She loves them.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I love oatmeal; as for cold cereal, I love Wheaties! Thanks!

vividchord said...

Great giveaway, thanks!

vividchord said...

I usually have cereal for breakfast unless I have more time, then I have pancakes with vegetarian sausage patties

kdkdkd said...

My boys and I eat whole grain cereal (like Cheerios) and some fruit every morning together for breakfast. Sometimes they want a scrambled egg too

Anonymous said...

Please enter me into this contest.

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Sonya said...

We love their honey nut cheerio's. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM .... CHEERIOS IS THE FAVORITE AT MY HOUSE

sphinx63 said...

Thanks for the chance!

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sphinx63 said...

My favorite breakfast is Apple Cinnamon Cheerios.
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Pat said...

I like General Mills cereals, especially Cheerios.
pkildow at gmail dot com

marthajane said...

Cheerios go fast at our house, so I'd love to win!
Thanks!

sweetsue said...

I love cereal-even a young child can prepare it themselves!
smchester at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

My favorite breakfast food is biscuits and gravy. I don't get it very often because it is so fattening!
smchester at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

I'm a new follower to your blog.
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llinda29 said...

I like all kinds of cereal including Cherrios

Jennai said...

I would love to win your contest!
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Jennai said...

I like Honey Nut and Banana Nut Cheerios the best
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I follow your blog (Jennai)
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Jennai said...

I tweeted this contest (Jennai)
http://twitter.com/Jennai/status/8050661514
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Stacey said...

I would love to win this!

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Stacey said...

Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast food.

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Stacey said...

http://twitter.com/goobler08/status/8056346653

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Ruby said...

my favorite cereal from general mills is honey nut cheerios.

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

I love honey nut cheerios!

Anonymous said...

Would really like this for our family. We eat cereal every morning before school

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Anonymous said...

My favorite cereal is cheerios.
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hminnesota said...

I would love to win..we all love GMills cereals

hminnesota said...

following blog
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hminnesota said...

we eat cheerios - all kinds, honey nut, banana nuts..cold cereal for breakfast

Jenndiggy said...

Please enter me!

jenndiggy at gmail dot com

Jenndiggy said...

I love Lucky Charms!

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Jenndiggy said...

I follow.

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Joy said...

Cinnamon toast crunch is our favorite.
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Anonymous said...

Banana nut cherrios is our favorite.
emmy5905@embarqmail.com

JC said...

Honey Nut Cheerios is the best!

JC said...

My favorite breakfast food if time allows is pancake, otherwise soymilk with Honey Nut Cheerios!

JC said...

I'm a follower

JC said...

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scottsgal said...

I'd love to win these - thanks for the chance
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scottsgal said...

our favorite cereal apple cinnamon cheeries
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momznite said...

It's so important for kids to eat a healthy breakfast before school!

Karen said...

I love cinnamon toast crunch!

Sue D said...

We go through a lot of cereal in our family--would love to win this.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

My favorite breakfast food is cereal and I like Multi Grain Cheerios.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

We love Cinnemon Toast Crunch

Brian said...

Yum Yum Lets have some General mills

mogrill said...

My fave is cocoa puffs. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

mscoffee77 said...

My son eats a lot of Chex cereal!

mscoffee77(AT)juno(DOT)com

AEKZ2 said...

Great giveaway. We love eating cereal.

AEKZ2 said...

My favorite breakfast food is Cocoa Puffs.

AEKZ2 said...

I follow via google.

Anonymous said...

would love to win!
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Anonymous said...

We love pancakes, but if we have cereal it has to be cocoa puffs!

pettibone01@yahoo.com

Dispatcher_kristy said...

I would like to win because we enjoy cereal for breakfast...but at around $6 a box it can be out of our budget

dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

Dispatcher_kristy said...

favorite cold cereal is lucky charms

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Dispatcher_kristy said...

following with google

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heaventrees said...

General Mills cereals are a part of practically every American child's life. I'd love to win!

chazvgo said...

We love General Mills in our home :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a huge Lucky Charms fan & winning this would be a great excuse to buy them again.
Thanks for the giveaway,
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Anonymous said...

My favorite breakfast food is strawberry crepes..sadly, I couldn't tell you the last time I has them.
Thanks for the giveaway,
gordyneve(at)yahoo.com

Steph said...

Great giveaway! We eat a lot of cereal at our house!

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erma said...

I love GM cereals.
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Steph said...

My favorite breakfast food is a coconut donut from our local bakery!

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Erica C. said...

This would be so useful for us. Thanks!

Erica C. said...

I'm a google follower :)

iggysaysno said...

We love having cereal, milk, bagel and lox!

Smooshy said...

enter me!

karen said...

Great giveaway. I love Honey Nut Cheerios. And I would love to try the new Chocolate Cheerios. Thanks.

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Happi Shopr said...

We love Cheerios with fresh fruit. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Meet the Browns said...

Please count me in to win!

Katie
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Meet the Browns said...

I love Multigrain Cheerios!

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

Meet the Browns said...

I follow on Blogger :)

Katie
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Nickolay said...

My favorite breakfast cereal is Honey Nut Cheerios

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Melodic Mom said...

Thank you for the giveaway chance. I love cereal!

Melodic Mom said...

My favorite breakfast food IS cereal, and I love Boo Berry.

Melodic Mom said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MelodicMom/statuses/8244873977

chlorinebrain said...

My girls and I eat cereal like every morning for breakfast - usually some type of cheerios.

djgroz said...

Great prize, thanks for the chance to win!

TXsunlover said...

What a great giveaway.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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TXsunlover said...

We usually eat Honey Nut Cheerios or Maple Brown Sugar instant oatmeal.
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Katrina said...

yum! I love lucky charms! =)

Anonymous said...

I heart Banana Nut Cheerios!

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mom2anutball said...

Thanks for the chance! We all eat cereal like crazy around here!
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mom2anutball said...

My favorite breakfast is Golden Grahams!!
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mom2anutball said...

I follow your blog as mom2anutball.

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lil.blessing said...

We go through so much cereal..this would be a great prize for us!
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lil.blessing said...

My fav breakfast is breakfast burritos.
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Erika*Coffee said...

I always crave salt in the morning...so I really like a bagel with cream cheese (such as a poppy seed bagel with chive cream cheese)

Mel W said...

Yum, I love whole grain cheerios!

theolotto said...

I love GM cereals.

theolotto said...

My favorite breakfast is egg mcmuffins.

Anna said...

I'd love to win, we eat cereal all the time. Thanks!

pat jasmin said...

MY FAVORITE IS CHEROOS

susan1215 said...

Honey Nut Cheerios

mail4rosey said...

What a great positive step they are taking in reducing the sugar. Surely they did not have to do it, so kudos to General Mills.

msurosey@yahoo.com

P.S. Lucky Charms has been my favorite cereal since I was a kid, and it still is!

kathy pease said...

Thank you for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY.. Please count me in :)

kathy pease said...

i love reeses puffs :)

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965

kathy pease said...

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FDP 4 Life said...

I would love to win this, thanks!

FDP 4 Life said...

i like cold cereal for breakfast

FDP 4 Life said...

follower

liliesrnice said...

We love cereal here!!

missrantsypants said...

We love General Mills!


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skyxsky said...

General Mills has some good tatsting cereals, I love their Lucky Charms.
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skyxsky said...

My favorite breakfast food is french toast
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amyd said...

my kids love all kinds of cereal,so this would be great!

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amyd said...

my favorite is pork roll&scrambled eggs

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amyd said...

I follow
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DEBIJOT said...

great giveaway

DEBIJOT said...

My favorite breakfast is a Spanish Omelet.

DEBIJOT said...

blog follower

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to win this, my whole family loves cereal, thanks for the chance!

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Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

rbailey1958 said...

Thanks 4 the chance 2 win..we love cereal!
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rbailey1958 said...

I like Cheerios
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rbailey1958 said...

Blog follower
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Cal said...

We are a Cheerios family and we customize them individualy in our bowls.

Renee G said...

I'd love to win.
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Renee G said...

My favorite breakfast is bagels and cram cheese.
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purango said...

General Mills Cereal are a part of my family's breakfast routine. garrettsambo@aol.com

barbara said...

Thanks for the great contest!
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prizehound7 said...

I love cereal!
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prizehound7 said...

My favorite breakfast food is cereal. My favorite cereal is FRUIT LOOPS!
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lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

lilyk@mail2world.com

ladyt64 said...

My son loves Cinnamon Toast crunch.

ladyt64 said...

My favorite breakfast is Pancakes and bacon.

ladyt64 said...

I follow your blog. ladyt64

yadgirl said...

Count me in.

yadgirl said...

I like bagels and yogurt for breakfast.

Nancy S. said...

We go through a lot of cereal in our family so could really use this.
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Nancy S. said...

My favorite breakfast is French Toast.

Nancy S. said...

I follow your blog on google friend.

lilyk said...

My favorite breakfast food is sausage.

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