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 and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Ellen B says:

    Lucky Charms! – love those marshmallows

  2. Honey nut cheerios
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  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:

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  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!

  21. Mary Happymommy says:

    My favorite is Golden Grahams.

  22. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios!

  23. tabitha p. says:

    Lucky Charms! I love lucky charms.

  24. I love Lucky Charms—

  25. Multi grain Cheerios is our favorite.

  26. Jessie C. says:

    I like Cheerios.

  27. Lisa Brown says:

    I love Lucky Charms

  28. Rae Nelson says:

    My favorite from childhood until now is the yummy Lucky Charms! Now my daughters love them!

  29. Rae Nelson says:

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  30. One of my favorites, since I was a kid, is Lucky Charms

  31. Wendi S says:

    I love when my kids have breakfast at home, I know that is at least one meal they have eaten. We are big fans of Lucky Charms.

  32. Wendi S says:
  33. tammy shelton says:

    My favorite has always been Honey Nut Cheerios.

  34. My favorite Big G cereal is Lucky Charms.

  35. I love Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios
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  36. Cheerios!

  37. Ann Fantom says:

    My favorite General Mills cereal is Fiber One

  38. Vunda V says:

    i love lucky charms!!

  39. Stephanie Phelps says:

    We love Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  40. Cynthia C says:

    My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios

  41. Cynthia C says:

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  42. D SCHMIDT says:

    My favorite is Lucky Charms!

  43. steve weber says:

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

  44. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite.

  45. jeanette sheets says:

    defintley lucky charms there magically delicious!

  46. Honey nut cheerios
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  47. Honey Nut Cheerios is my favorite.

  48. Susan Christy says:

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch is THE BEST

  49. Honey Nut Cheerios is my favorite 🙂
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  50. Christina says:

    I love Cheerios!

  51. DorothyTeel says:

    Me and hubby love Honey Nut Cheerios yummy

  52. Christina says:
  53. Sheila K. says:

    I love Honey Nut Cheerios!

  54. Tram Le says:

    My favorite is honey nut cheerios.

  55. Donna L says:

    My favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

  56. Angela Kinder says:

    I love Fiber One!

  57. Robin Wilson says:
  58. June M. says:

    My favorite is Lucky Charms 🙂

  59. June M. says:

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  60. Christina Sparks says:

    CInnamon Toast Crunch

  61. Cheerios

  62. Linda Lansford says:

    fave is cherrios

  63. Marcia Goss says:

    Our favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios.

  64. Marcia Goss says:

    Follow on Bloglovin.

  65. I like Honey Nut Cheerios

  66. Honey Nut Cheerios

  67. Honey Nut Cheerios.

  68. I like honey nut cheerios

  69. Melissa Hartley says:

    Lucky Charms, Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, & Honey Comb

  70. Melissa Hartley says:

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  71. Cheryl Abdelnour says:


  72. M.Clark says:

    My favorite General Mills cereal is Honey Nut Cheerios

  73. trisha kilpatrick says:

    Lucky Charms is my favorite cereal.

  74. Ttrockwood says:

    I love kix!!

  75. sharlene caisse says:

    Lucky charms they are magically delicious

  76. Veronica L. says:

    We are a huge fan of Cinnamon Toast Crunch in our house 🙂

  77. Barbara Montag says:

    Favorite – Banana Nut Cheerios – thank you.

  78. Tanya Boerhave says:

    Peanut Butter Cheerios are incredible.

  79. danielle lima says:

    Lucky Charms- They are magically delicious

  80. Suzanne K says:

    regular old cheerios

  81. My favorite B G cereals are Honey Nut Cheerios followed by Lucky Charms,Kix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

  82. Honey Nut Cheerios is my fave!

  83. Kristi C says:

    My favorite is Cocoa Puffs.

  84. Jessica To says:

    Lucky Charms are my favorite.

  85. Anastasia says:

    I loooooove Golden Grahams 🙂 They were such a treat when I was a kid and I still feel that way now 🙂

  86. Anastasia says:

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  87. Lorrie Rodgers (pinklady705) says:

    Coco Puffs

  88. April Yedinak says:

    I love Lucky Charms!

  89. April Yedinak says:

    I follow on Bloglovin

  90. Abby Kraynick says:

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  91. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  92. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite Big G cereal.

  93. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Favorite Is Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

  94. Jennifer T. says:

    Our favorite General Mills cereal is the Fiber One 80 Calories Chocolate cereal.

  95. Jennifer T. says:

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  96. Cinnamon Toast crunch

  97. Karen Gonyea says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios 🙂

  98. Lucky Charms

  99. Tabathia B says:

    It is cinnamon toast crunch

  100. My favorite general mills cereal is Frankenberry

  101. I follow on Bloglovin

  102. Sherrie C. says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios are my favorite


  103. Gennie Lancaster says:

    I love Lucky Charms!

  104. Jennifer B says:

    cinnamon toast crunch

  105. Crystal F says:

    I like Lucky Charms. thank you!

  106. Ava Chavez says:

    Multi grain cheerios are my fave!

  107. Renee G says:

    We love Lucky CHarms

  108. Jennifer P - Vicki Furrin on r/copter says:

    Wheaties and Lucky Charms are my favourites. Just depends on my mood which one I reach for… sweet or healthy.

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  110. Aimee Marie says:

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  111. I like Cheerios.

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  112. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I have always loved Lucky Charms.

  113. Emily R. says:

    Honey But Cheerios is my favorite 🙂

  114. karen b says:

    My favorite is honey nut cheerios, especially cuz they taste good as a snack without milk.


  115. Linda G. says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios is my favorite

  116. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    lucky charms

  117. CoCo Puffs are my favorite.

  118. I follow you on bloglovin

  119. Angela M says:

    Multi Grain Cheerios are my favorite.

  120. Sarah Hall says:

    I love Honey Nut Cheerios.

  121. Samantha D says:

    Since childhood, eating it for breakfast in the school cafeteria, my favorite has been Golden Grahams!!

  122. Jessica H. says:

    Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch have always been my favorite. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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  123. We always have Cheerios in our house!

  124. My favorite is Lucky Charms.
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  125. wheat chex
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  126. Robin Wilson says:
  127. Christina Y. says:

    Honey Nut CHeerio’s! (:

  128. Christian Alejandro says:

    Chex is my favorite!

  129. Debra Hall says:

    i like good ole cheerios

  130. Denise m says:

    honey nut cheerios

  131. Cody Anderson says:

    My favorite is Lucky Charms.

  132. judy gardner says:

    cinnamon toast crunch!

  133. I like multigrain cheerios

  134. My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios! (Seems to be a popular choice!)

  135. I love raisin nut bran. Yum!

  136. Denise S says:

    I like Honey Nut Cheerios.

  137. I’m a tried and true original Cheerios fan.

  138. Stephanie Larison says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios is the fave in this house

  139. HoneyNut Cheerios
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  140. June Lisle says:

    My favorite GM cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch 🙂

  141. Lisa V. says:

    Definitely Honey Nut Cheerios

  142. Virginia Rowell says:

    My favorite is Count Chocula! YUM.

  143. Colleen W says:

    I know it’s boring and simple but Cheerios have always been my favorite.

  144. Christine H. says:

    My favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Always! Yummm

  145. Christine says:

    I like Honey Nut Cheerios.
    Thanks for the chance!

  146. Samantha Herman says:

    Traditional Cheerios are my favorite, especially when served with almond milk.

  147. Wild Orchid says:

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  148. Dalores Lounds says:

    I love multi grain cheerios.

  149. Monique Rizzo says:

    Cocoa Puffs.
    Thanks for the chance.

  150. Cinnamon Toast Crunch rules!!

  151. honey nut cherrios YUM

  152. My favorite general mills cereal is honey nut cheerios.

  153. Melanie Montgomery says:

    cinnamon toast crunch

  154. Danielle D says:

    Lucky Charms

  155. Michelle says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios

  156. dani marie says:

    lucky charms for me. ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  157. Following on Bloglovin’.

  158. Honey nut cheerios is one of my favorites. I also like to mix them.
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  159. I love lucky Charms

  160. melina r says:

    favorite cereal is lucky charms

  161. melina r says:

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  163. my favorite is lucky charms

  164. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I love Multi-grain Cheerios.

  165. Karen M says:

    Trix is my favorite.

  166. cinnamon toast crunch

  167. James Coyne says:

    My favorite is Golden Grahams

  168. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I like cheerios

  169. Lorena Keech says:

    We like original Cheerios.

  170. Claire McKeon says:

    I love Peanut Butter Cheerios!

  171. Claire McKeon says:

    I love Peanut Butter Cheerios!

  172. Stacy Boland says:

    My favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

  173. Miz Vickik says:

    Lucky Charms!!

  174. My kids like lucky charms, and I like cheerios

  175. cinnamon toast crunch

  176. Honey nut Cheerios is my fav !!!


  177. I follow you on Bloglovin

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  178. Danielle says:

    I love Lucky Charms

  179. I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

  180. I love Cheerios.

  181. My favorite is Chocolate Cheerios.

  182. Theresa D says:

    I like Honey Nut Cheerios

  183. Rebecca Peters says:

    I love cheerios!

  184. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    golden grahams
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  185. I love to have Lucky Charms

  186. Derek Timm says:

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite!

  187. Austin Baroudi says:

    I like apple cinnamon cheerios.

  188. Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

  189. Leona P says:


  190. Daniel M says:

    honey nut cheerios!

  191. Susan Smith says:

    I love Lucky Charms

  192. Adrienne says:

    Apple Cinnamon Cheerios

  193. Michelle C says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  194. Michelle Hill says:

    Honey Nut Cheerios

  195. Kelly H. says:

    Lucky Charms is my favorite!

  196. Ashley Morrow says:

    I love golden grahams.

  197. I used to love Lucky Charms.

  198. I love Lucky Charms!
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  199. sheila ressel says:

    My fav is Cheerios, the original

  200. s riches says:

    I like original Cheerios

  201. kyl neusch says:

    Cocoa Puffs

  202. cheerios

  203. cheerios

  204. Pauline M says:

    I like cinnamon toast crunch!

  205. Michelle W says:

    My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios

  206. Ed Nemmers says:

    Banana Nut Cheerios is THE BEST!

  207. Heather Swarthout says:

    Lucky Charms has always been a favorite in my house.

  208. natalia ryjova says:

    I LOVE lucky charms. They are so bad but so good.

  209. I love lucky charms,,,,

  210. Terry Cross says:


  211. Rachael says:

    honey nut cheerios! lucky charms are good every once in a while though

  212. honey nut cheerios!

  213. Mihaela D. says:

    i love the Honey Nut Cheerios 🙂

  214. Marilyn says:

    Multigrain Cheerios

  215. Honey Nut Cheerios is my favorite.

  216. cinnamon toast crunch

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  217. Lisa Garner says:

    I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

  218. Jennifer Reed says:

    I like Honey Nut Chex cereal.

  219. Angela cisco says:

    Cinnamon toast crunch!

  220. Jennifer C says:

    Lucky Charms is my fave.

  221. Katharina says:

    My favorite GM cereal has been Lucky Charms ever since I was a little girl. It also became my daughter’s favorite. 🙂

  222. Total Raisin Bran.

  223. alyce poalillo says:

    I really like Honey Nut Cheerios

  224. melissaandkeith miller says:

    lucky charms

  225. Erika P. says:

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite

  226. Tara Woods says:

    My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios.

  227. Rebecca says:

    Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  228. kelly g says:

    lucky charms

  229. Candice Hull says:

    Two family favorites: honey nut cheerios and lucky charms
    thank you

  230. Tracy Allen says:

    Chex in any flavor is my favorite!

  231. Mary Cloud says:

    Lucky Charms
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  232. Kelly McGrew says:

    reese puffs!

  233. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    i love cinnamon toast crunch.

  234. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

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  235. krystal wethington says:

    Cheerios is my favorite

  236. love the Lucky Charms

  237. Brenda Elsner says:

    Lucky Charms is my favorite!!

  238. Kathleen S. says:

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my fave.

  239. Penny Snyder says:

    Love Honey Nut Cheerios!!~

  240. tracey byram says:

    I like honey nut cheerios.

  241. Selene M. says:

    Favorite is Honey Nut cheerios

  242. Ashley Tucker says:

    Cinnamon Toast crunch!!

  243. Suzanne Lewis says:

    Lucky Charms is my favorite.

  244. DeeAnn S says:

    I love the Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat cereal! Thanks.

  245. may avalon says:

    cinnamon toast crunch

  246. Sherry Conrad says:

    Cheerios fan here.

  247. Starr Greenwell says:

    chocolate cheerios are my favorites

  248. Nicole C. says:

    My favorite is Golden Grahams.

  249. mary gardner says:

    cocoa puffs!

  250. Honey Nut Cheerios

  251. Kendra Warstler says:

    We love honey nut cheerios in our house.

  252. Jessica Rose says:

    CoCo Puffs!

  253. mine is Lucky Charms

  254. I love Lucky Charms – just had a bowl

  255. My favorite Big G (General Mills) cereal is Lucky Charms! Sooo tasty ~ Yumo! Thank-you for a Great Giveawy 🙂

  256. Reese Puffs

  257. amy deeter says:

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

  258. nicole w says:

    cinnamon toast crunch is always a treat!

  259. mary renshaw says:

    My favorite and luckily my childrens favorite is Lucky charms!

  260. Courtnie says:

    Reese’s Puffs are my favorite.

  261. Deborah Wallin says:

    I love honey nut cheerios

  262. Natalie yeoman says:

    Honey nut Cheerios is my favorite

  263. Love Honey Nut Cheerios

  264. David Sanchez says:

    Hi Kimberly,

    I enjoy Honey Nut Cheerios. Btw you have a lovely family and i enjoyed your animal pics!

  265. Angela W says:

    I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

  266. Barbara Stenby says:

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  267. kathy pease says:

    I love reeses puffs 🙂

  268. Golden Grahams

  269. Vikki Billings says:

    My favorite is Lucky Charms, they are so good!

  270. Ann Council says:

    I like Cherrios.

  271. Janna Johnson says:


  272. Breanne says:


  273. Love Honey Nut Cheerios!

  274. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    I like and buy the chex cereals

  275. Kim Smith says:

    I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  276. heather says:

    i love lucky charms

  277. Tim Anderson says:

    Frankenberry, gotta go with a childhood fave

  278. It’s Lucky Charms!

  279. Heather S says:

    lucky charms

  280. Reese’s Puffs is my favorite
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  281. Bryan E. says:

    Wheaties !!!

  282. thischickwins says:

    multigrain cheerios

  283. My favorite is Cheerios!

  284. Reese Puffs are my favorite!
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  285. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
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  286. tina reynolds says:

    i love lucky charms

  287. Kelly Amos says:

    My favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

  288. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’m a lucky charms girl. 🙂

  289. Veronica Garrett says:

    Cheerios are my favorite.

  290. Michelle Tucker says:

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  291. Marcy Strahan says:

    Choclate Lucky Charms is my favorite!

  292. Patrice says:

    Lucky Charms!

  293. Sarah L says:

    honey nut cheerios
    Thanks for the contest.