Breakfast at Home Makes “Cents” (giveaway ends 7/7/13) #MyBlogSpark



I can never understand why people insist on eating out all the time. I understand how eating out is convenient and quick. I can also appreciate not having to prepare meals and do dishes too. I just don’t know how people can afford to do it all the time. Once in a “blue moon” is fine, but every day? And all meals? Just think of how much money could be saved if you ate most of those meals at home. Especially breakfast.

Breakfast has to be one of the quickest, easiest and least expensive meals of the day.

My family eats a lot of cereal. It’s quick and easy to prepare and enjoy (just pour in your favorite bowl, add milk and enjoy). Plus it’s very versatile since there are so many cereals on the market. Plus you can add fresh fruit to them too (Honey Nut Cheerios with sliced bananas is so yummy!).

Cereal is also a great staple to keep on hand in your pantry. They have often have a long shelf life and you can use them for other meals besides breakfast.

Most breakfast foods you pay a small fortune to buy at a local restaurant can be made at home. For example, a breakfast sandwich can be made at home in just a few minutes. You can even make a breakfast burrito at home with store bought tortillas. Fancy “gourmet” yogurts can be made at home with store bought (or homemade) yogurt and your own toppings (cereal makes great toppings for yogurt).

Even if you and your spouse ate breakfast out every day of the work week (M-F) it would cost on average $5 per day per person ($10/day). That is around $50 per week just on breakfast! Imagine how many boxes of cereal, milk, eggs and bread you can purchase with that amount of money.

If time is an issue set your alarm for 5-10 minutes earlier so that you have time to prepare breakfast at home. When you think about how long you wait on line to buy breakfast out it probably equals 5-10 minutes too.


General Mills would like to challenge YOU to see how much time and money you can save during the week simply by eating breakfast at home instead of on the run with breakfast from the local deli or fast food restaurant. It’s called the Breakfast at Home Savings Challenge.

Starting June 15, 2013 you can take advantage of great savings in-store and online on some of your family’s favorite General Mills breakfast items like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms and the different varieties of Cheerio cereals. All you need to do is pick out your favorite coupons from the Breakfast at Home Makes Cents website, print and take to your local grocery store for savings.

You can also find savings on specially marked boxes of General Mills cereals too (save up to $6!).

For more information about General Mills visit www.GeneralMills.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

To help save you time and money, and enjoy breakfast at home with your family, I have a special prize package to give to a lucky reader.


The prize consists of;

  • $25 gift card to use during the event 
  • One box of Honey Nut Cheerios® 
  • One box of Lucky Charms®
  • Big G Bowl
  • Big G lip balm

Retail Value: $39

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on July 7, 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 what your favorite Big G (General Mills) cereal?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

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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. Ellen B says:

    Lucky Charms! – love those marshmallows

  2. Honey nut cheerios

  3. I love Total!

  4. I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

  5. Cynthia R says:

    favorite is honey nut cheerios. everyone in the family loves it.

  6. Leanne M says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios

  7. Janet W. says:

    My favorite is Cocoa Puffs! My guilty pleasure! 😉

  8. Claudia says:

    My favorite GM cereal is Cinnamon toast crunch .

  9. My favorite Big G cereal is good old Cheerios. We eat a lot of cereals in our house, and Cheerios are a staple.

  10. Kelly D says:

    I like rice Chex.

  11. Margaret Smith says:

    I love Lucky Charms.

  12. Michelle H. says:

    I like Honey Nut Cheerios.

  13. Kate F. says:

    Cocoa Puffs are my favorite.

  14. Robin Wilson says:

    Lucky Charms is always in the pantry. It is my hubby’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert of choice! My son and I are fans too!

  15. Robin Wilson says:

    I follow via Blog Lovin’ as Robin Wilson

  16. I love Lucky Charms cereal!

  17. Robin Wilson says:
  18. My favorite is Lucky Charms.

  19. We always have Honey Nut Cheerios in the house.

  20. I love Reese’s Puffs!