Honey Bunches of Oats Send a Smile Win a Trip Contest (giveaway ends 4/12/13)



I am not a morning person. Not at all. Even after I’ve had my morning coffee and breakfast I’m still not into the whole “morning thing”. If it were up to me mornings would start around 11:00 AM. 🙂

The best way to start your day is with a delicious, wholesome breakfast that your whole family loves. When your tummy is full and satisfied you are more likely to be happy and happiness brings a smile to your face.

Although I do enjoy a hearty breakfast of Eggs Benedict and hash browns (like the kind you get from a diner), I’m perfectly happy with a bowl of my favorite cereal and a side of fresh fruit, and of course – COFFEE!!!

One of my favorite brands of cereal is Honey Bunches of Oats. We purchase a box almost weekly. My favorite flavors are Honey Bunches of Oats with Real Strawberries, Honey Bunches of Oats with Pecan Bunches and Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds. I love anything with nuts in it.

My family enjoys these flavors too.

I don’t put milk in my cereal (blah! I hate soggy cereal). I love that I can eat Honey Bunches of Oats straight out of the box. It makes a great snack and ice cream or yogurt topping too.

Honey Bunches of Oats recently sent me some free product samples and other goodies to review. There was no compensation. I honestly purchase the cereal almost on a weekly basis so I could have easily done a review without any free samples. I just have to make readers aware that free samples were received.

New Honey Bunches of Oats

The samples I received included two of their newest varieties – Honey Bunche of Oats Mango Coconut and Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch. I also received a box of Honey Bunches of Oats Raisin Medley which I have enjoyed in the past.

The idea of mango in my breakfast cereal sounded kind of odd, but I love coconut so I was curious to see how the Honey Bunches of Oats Mango Coconut tasted. To my surprise it DOES have little bits of mango in the cereal (from what I saw they were in the bunches), as well as toasted coconut flakes scattered throughout the cereal. Not only does it taste like a sweet combination of mango and coconut but it also smells like mango and coconut too. The moment I opened the box for the first time that was the first thing I noticed about the cereal.

Honey Bunches of Oats Mago Coconut

Greek yogurt is all the rage these days. I see a lot of things popping up on store shelves with Greek yogurt. Just recently I picked up some chocolate peanut butter Greek yogurt candies from Costco. Mmm! They were good.

The new Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch cereal features two different kinds of granola and little sweet pieces of Greek yogurt throughout. The cereal it’s self has a little bit different taste compared to other Honey Bunches of Oats cereals. I believe that is because there are different granolas used than what is used in the other cereals, giving this flavor it’s own unique taste. It’s very good! It goes great sprinkled on top of regular yogurt as well as in your morning cereal bowl.

New Honey Bunches of Oats Greek

Both new flavors are available along side the other Honey Bunches of Oats flavors.

Starting your day smiling can be difficult – especially during the week or pre-coffee. Let Honey Bunches of Oats with it’s delicious, wholesome flavors help you start your day off with a smile.


Honey Bunches of Oats wants to see your beautiful smile. They want you to help them to spread smiles across the country for a chance to win a trip anywhere in the United States!

Entering the contest is super easy, all you need to do is visit the Honey Bunches of Oats Facebook page and visit the Send a Smile Win a Trip app. You’ll be asked to upload a photo of you smiling to Instagram. You must tag it with #HoneyBunchesofSmiles, the city you’re in and the city you’re sending your smile to (and hoping to win a trip to!).

For example mine would says #HoneyBunchesofSmiles #NewYork but like a dork I totally forgot to include the city I want to visit – #SanDiego. 🙁


Here is my Instagram smile that I used for the contest. It’s not the greatest. That is because I run and hide from cameras. I don’t jump in front of them for a close up. LOL

For more information about Honey Bunches of Oats please visit www.PostFoods.com/Our-Brands/Honey-Bunces-of-Oats. You can also check out the brand on their Facebook page (linked above) and on Twitter.

To help make your morning smile a little bigger Honey Bunches of Oats would like to give one lucky reader THREE assorted boxes of Honey Bunches of Oats cereals. 

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on April 12, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me about something that makes YOU smile?

For extra entries please use the Rafflecopter widget (below), however you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries will not qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


*I received free products samples and other goodies for review and for my participation this promotion. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family, five cats, dog, a tank full of fish and snails. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.


  1. I like the older flavors and I really want to try these.

  2. Honey bunches of oats is one of my favorite cereals. I would like to try the flavors I haven’t yet.

  3. something that makes me smile is thinking about school ending for the summer and our Disney trip that is planned for June. thanks

  4. My family makes me smile 🙂

  5. Vicki Wurgler says:

    Honey bunches of oats cereal is a family favorite

  6. One of my favorite flavors is Honey Bunches of Oats with Strawberries. I’d love to try the new flavors.

  7. I would like to win these cereals because I love Honey BUnches of Oats!

  8. Tami Valentine says:

    I love Honey Bunches of Oates and it would give me a chance to try a new flavor. Thanks!

  9. Debra Hall says:

    i want to try the new flavors

  10. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love HBOA but have not tried the tropical variety. I am sure I would love it though!

  11. I have not tried these cereal but they look wonderful.

  12. Amanda Dobarro says:

    I love the flavor!

  13. steve weber says:

    we love this stuff in this house.

  14. Pretty flowers always make me smile.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. I love Honey Bunches of Oats, and I would really like to try the mango and coconut flavor.

  16. I’ve always like HBOO and would love to try the new flavors.

  17. Zan Caperton says:

    Love, love , love this cereal. Would like to try the new flavors. Why does the Rafflecopter ask me to leave a comment about why I would like ti win this candle?

  18. Something that makes me smile – my dog!

  19. natalie nichols says:

    I’d like to win because i’ve been wanting to try these

  20. I’d like to try Honey Bunches of Oats. I don’t think I’ve had it before.