General Mills Cereal Giveaway

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Congratulations to our winner Christina of The Nifty Thrifty Homemaker selected randomly via!

We buy a LOT of cereal at The Other Boufs household. Myself, I'm not the biggest fan. Too many torrid childhood flashbacks of being forced to drink the leftover warm too sweet milk, I suppose. I usually eat cereal as more of a dry snack food (Hel-LO Cookie Crisps and Reese's Puffs.)

However, the rest of the family is another story. Chris eats cereal almost ever morning. He likes to mix granola with various cereals such as Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The kids were introduced to solids with Cheerios and have maintained a passion for cereal: for breakfast, for a tv snack, in the car, or out and about. They love it with milk, without milk. It amazes me. Once we were out of milk and Katie even requested to eat it with apple juice. She loved it! And I love it because it's quick to prepare AND has many of the vitamins that (ahem) some of their other meals may be lacking in.

Once we moved past the original Cheerios (although still a favorite) - Cinnamon Toast Cruch, Trix, and Lucky Charms became favorites. And don't even get me started about Cookie Crisp. My 4 year old thought they were the equivalent of manna from heaven. To be honest though, I'm not a brand name hound and have been just as quick to pick up the store-brand equivalent, if available. I have also found some at my Shoprite that are made without any corn syrup. When we're at our local warehouse store, though, it's name brand only. And frankly, while I still have an ingrained-since-childhood belief that it tastes better, I have been concerned about the sugar.

That's why I was THRILLED to find out that:

General Mills recently 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.

Also, ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters.

Other cereal benefits:
  • Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets.
  • Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child’s diet today.
  • More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.
For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.

And...1 winner will receive 2 coupons for 1 FREE box of any General Mills cereal (up to $6.00 value & Not good on twin or triple pack cereals; Exp 12/31/2010) to help your family come together at the breakfast table every morning.

That's 2 Free boxes of cereal!

Winner will be announced/notified on 2/3/2010. You will have 2 days to respond with your mailing address.

To enter:

Required Entry
Leave me a comment sharing your family's favorite General Mills cereal, your family's breakfast routine or how you come together for meals. Include your e-mail address for notification if I can't contact you via your comment.

Optional Additional Entries

1) Become a follower of this review blog (current followers will get addl entry as long as you leave required comment above) (1 entry)

2) Leave a relevant comment on any post at my main blog The Other Boufs.
(1 entry per comment left between 1/26/10 1:30 PM Est to 2/2/10 11:59 PM Est; 1 comment per post)

3) Tweet this giveaway. Include my handle @JulieBouf & a link to this post.

*Disclosure: General Mills provided me with $1 coupon link, VIP coupons for 4 free boxes of cereal (of which I am giving away 2) and information through MyBlogSpark.


$25 BJ's Giftcard Giveaway

Friday, January 8, 2010


We are wholesale club shoppers at The Other Boufs. It marries my great loves of shopping and hoarding into one exhilerating experience. In fact, if we moved everything from our pantry and garage into our basement, we'd likely be able to survive any emergency.

We have been wholesale club shoppers for about 5 years, but we had never had the opportunity to check out BJ's before. In comparison to our other club, I thought it was laid out a little more like an actual grocery store, especially by the food items. I loved that they accept manufacturer coupons.

In regards to items stocked, most items seemed to be the same as our other wholesale club, but with a few nice surprises. We were thrilled to see that they carried the brand of printer ink we needed (Brother). We also found Logitech webcams cheaper than anywhere else. Oh yes, that means I now have the ability to vlog. Brace yourselves. My husband squealed in excitement to find out they sell Nutella in supersize jars. But the best part is that they aren't "too" supersize. They are really perfectlysized. We were suprised to find a greeting card section. They even have their own travel agency and have been sending me daily reminders of the amazing deals they have available for cruises. Our only complaint in terms of products is that they don't appear to sell a store-brand, which we find to be a must-have for diapers and wipes. I also wish that we had a local BJ's just a little bit closer to our home.

BJ's has been adding new products to their shelves including some delectable General Mills products such as:

  • Nature Valley Nut Clusters - 100% Natural, bite-sized clusters with granola, nuts and a touch of honey - and a resealable package which makes it great for sharing
  • Progresso High-Fiber Soups - This 6-pack of soup is a great way to get your fiber with the great taste you know and love from Progresso
  • Green Giant Complete Skillet Meal - A convenient and great tasting solution for a quick and delicious dinner for the family
  • Pillsbury "Big Deluxe" Chocolate Chip Tub - Perfect for entertaining or as an everyday treat
We know that chocolate chip cookie tub intimately.

And so that you can run out for your very own Pillsbury cookie dough tub as soon as possible, General Mills and BJ's Wholesale Club will provide a $25 BJ's Giftcard to one reader.

To enter:

Required Entry
Visit the BJ's Wholesale Club homepage and then leave me a comment here telling me 1 of the following:

  • What items you would love to stock-up on at BJ´s?

  • Why you feel shopping at BJ´s will help you save on your next shopping trip?

  • How much you think you´ll save?

  • What was the most surprising item that you found at the club?

  • Optional Additional Entries

    1) Become of a follower of this review blog (1 entry)

    2) Leave a relevant comment on any post at my main blog
    The Other Boufs.
    (1 entry per comment left between 1/9/10 11:00 AM Est to 1/11/10 12:00 PM Est; 1 comment per post)

    3) Tweet the following:

    @JulieBouf RT I entered the $25 BJ's Giftcard Giveaway at The Other Boufs Reviews

    (1 entry per day until 1/11/10 12pm Est-please leave comment here with tweet info)

    *Disclosure: BJ´s Wholesale Club and General Mills provided me with a free trial membership, gift card, coupons and information through MyBlogSpark


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