General Mills Prize Pack #Giveaway (US Ends 6/24)

General Mills provided me with the free product, information and a gift pack through MyBlogSpark.

Do you know how much money you could save by having breakfast at home?

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Breakfast at home seems simple and yet so many people skip it or grab something on the way to work or school. General Mills is asking folks to re-think their breakfast routine. Wake up and take the “Breakfast at Home Savings Challenge” to see just how much time and money you could save during the week by shopping and eating breakfast at home.

Beginning on June 15th, take advantage of great savings in-store and online on some of your family’s favorite General Mills breakfast items like Honey Nut Cheerios®, Lucky Charms® and Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereals! Simply select the coupons you want and print them directly from your printer. It’s that simple!

Learn more about our sponsor by visiting General
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One Mommy’s Memorandum Reader will win a General Mills Breakfast at Home Makes Cents GIFT PACK:

breakfast at home prize pack

Prize Pack Includes:
• $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


Ends 6/24

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julee morrison writes about Breakfast at home Saves Cents


  1. Karen says

    Little one and I just have an easy breakfast. Normally coffee for me and cereal for her. Sometimes i’ll make an egg with cheese on an english muffin.

  2. Angela M says

    I don’t usually eat breakfast. My daughter is now making herself bagels or poptarts so it’s pretty easy for us.

  3. cheryl says

    i send a bowl of cereal in the ole mans lunch evey day..i offer to make eggs and sausage or bacon but he said till i tell u different i want cereal for breakfast..cant argue with that, easy to

  4. monica rich says

    on weekdays i keep it simple with cereal or toaster waffles, but on the weekends I like to do a big breakfast at least once.

  5. Chantelle Knick says

    Set the bowls out on the counter the night before, because it’s easier than digging them out while holding the baby. Let the kids pour their own cereal and then hope the milk is already opened and enough is gone so I can pour it one handed. :)

  6. Deb Kelly says

    a bowl of cereal and never ending pot of coffee in the morning. Have to have the bowl of cereal before bed, too.

  7. Betty King says

    Breakfast is easy here….cereal, coffee or tea. We dont keep cereal to just breakfast though it works great as a bedtime snack.

  8. Renee Wright says

    During school it is something easy like cereal or a pop tart. Saturdays I have a huge breakfast: homemade buscuits, bacon, eggs, gravy and sometimes hashbrowns. But my kids love cereal for snacks also. So we go through alot of cereal.

  9. carol says

    WELL, I know it sounds totally OCD, but I lay everything out the night before….spoons, bowls, cereal. It makes the morning easier to cope with.

  10. Samii Meyer says

    We generally have to be pretty quick about it considering we all have such busy schedules – Lucky Charms and Honey Bunches of Oats are a staple in this house, haha

  11. Rebecca says

    Breakfast starts with planning the night before. I pull out breakfast sandwiches or waffles from the freezer. There are 6 of us and we like a variety of breakfast foods. I usually have a protein bar and coffee.

  12. Karrie Millheim says

    we are huge cereal fans so breakfast is always easy..only need to do some pouring and pouring OJ

  13. K. Cleaver says

    We just grab and go. Most of the time it’s cereal, but there are some days we’ll have eggs and bacon.

  14. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    we get bowls out the night before and pick out the cereal for the next day
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  15. Lynne T. says

    I usually eat something like a cereal or granola bar because I don’t have to sit down to eat it and can’t get other things done.

  16. Sasha Farnsworth says

    During the school year I usually eat after the kids are off to school. My girls love cereal, granola bars and homemade smoothies.

  17. brandi hawn says

    i wake up when my husband does and make him breakfast b/f he leaves for work then just wait until my kids wake up and make them something :)

  18. Michelle Smith says

    Everyone at my house is up at a different time, so we do a lot of cereal and fruit. That way everyone can eat when they are ready.

  19. sue k says

    Breakfast is usually eggs or oatmeal. On hot summer nights we use cereal as our evening meal or we use cereal any time as a snack.

  20. Janalyn says

    At our house it is who ever gets down stairs first gets the first pick on breakfast. First come first serve.

  21. Kim H says

    I can’t come home from grocery shopping without my general mills cereal… whole family eats it daily n snacks on it…………….if ya don’t have general mills cereal ya don’t have food…………

  22. Liz Pisano Gooding says

    We eat a lot of cereal. Thankfully my kids are finally at the age they can get it themselves.

  23. Jessica Dillmon Migielicz says

    Weekday breakfast is quick n simple, usually cereal w/ fruit or cereal bars..Weekends is another story..eggs, livermush ,pancakes or french toast…or biscuits and gravy w/ sausage and eggs..omelets..I love breakfast my favorite meal any time of day..

  24. Amanda Browne Dyer says

    During football season, we do Big Breakfast with friends and family every Sunday – pancakes and/or waffles, eggs, a couple pounds of bacon, sausage, hash browns, and very pulpy OJ. If it is not football season, we do cereal and Toaster Strudel.

  25. Melissa Johnson says

    I love french toast or steak and eggs for breakfast and cereal is my favorite thing for supper. I’m backward I guess. LOL

  26. Heidi S says

    Cheerios and cinnamon toast but I usually take it to work and have breakfast there. I’ve noticed that the Cheerios and toast hold me longer than even bacon and eggs or pancakes or waffles.

  27. Suzanne Lewis says

    I don’t have time for breakfast at home and actually save time by buying it at my work cafeteria.

  28. Jackie says

    I like to buy a variety of cereals, as well as oatmeal and waffles, so everyone can find something they like in the morning.
    Thank you!

  29. Julie Wood says

    I get breakfast done in the morning by having a lot of the food done the night before. I have the bowls and cereal out and everyone gets their own milk, and I quickly make the adults easy to prepare meals!

  30. Allison M. says

    My husband takes our son to the sitter/daycare in the mornings, so a little “alone” time to get ready. I usually have cereal or a poptart/granola bar.

  31. Melissa Hartley says

    I love breakfast & eat it everyday .. & sometimes for dinner:) Usually just toast, cereal, or yogurt but sometimes
    oatmeal, eggs, hash browns, or pancakes .. thanks for the chance to win!

  32. colleen t says

    My kids typically eat cereal during the week but I do freezer cook some breakfast foods like omelets, french toast and pancakes so that the family can sit down and enjoy a meal together on the weekends.

  33. angela reed says

    im lucky to get breakfast in. by the time im done with the kids and the dogs and the breakfast dishes im too tired to eat myself

  34. Heather Adams says

    I usually have oatmeal because it’s pretty filling. My little girl eats cereal or yogurt and my husband eats at work. We usually rush in the morning and don’t take a lot of time to sit down and eat.

  35. Kathleen Jones says

    Depending on the cook (me)… We have cereal & fruit, pancakes other times, eggs/bacon or sausage.

  36. Paula Michele Hafner says

    I set out the cereal, bowls, and fruit for the kids. My breakfast is usually coffee and yogurt :)

  37. says

    I wake up about a hour early to make breakfast. Sometimes it’s pancakes from scratch and other days maybe a bowl of hot cereal. It’s nice to have boxed cereal for those days I’m tight on time.

  38. Jackie V says

    My kids eat a lot of cereal and poptarts during the week or waffles. On weekends I cook a hot breakfast. I like coffee or tea in the morning for myself.

  39. Kimberly Schotz says

    Simple and quick on weekdays, something fancier on weekends. My youngest always has toast and ketchup with whatever is served.

  40. Jennifer Taft says

    I usually get my boys some cereal, pancakes or waffles and I’m good with a cup or three of coffee (and maybe a little of what they’re having).

  41. Tina Bartunek says

    I get things ready the night before. I set out the bowls, spoons and cereal on the table so it is ready in the morning.

  42. Chrei Jones says

    We eat cereal and pop tarts during the week and husband and I cook Breakfast on weekends. Sometimes we even have breakfast for dinner.

  43. Samantha Daleo says

    I usually make my husband breakfast first since he is first out the door. I switch between turkey bacon with eggs and Cherrios with berries…and always with a cup of coffee.

  44. Tammy Poole says

    Breakfast in our house is fend for yourself. I make lunch and dinner. They love to eat cereal since breakfast is on them. its fast and easy and good.

  45. says

    I always getup 30 min before the kids on school mornings so i can get coffee started and them some breakfast , cereal or bagels , what ever is fast so they can eat before the bus comes , thank ypu

  46. Jeana O'donnell-Murphy says

    We usually do cereal or bagels on the weekend days and eggs, sausage, bacon, and biscuits on the weekend.

  47. Ron Goss says

    I put toast in the oven. Then take a shower while it is cooking. Come back and get the toast , adding juice and cereal to complete the breakfast.

  48. Robyn Ely says

    we always make time for breakfast….without it we have no energy to get threw the morning!! We do good protein every morning, usually an omelet, with tomatoes, onion, and some form of protein. We eat early (5am), so this breakfast usually will last us until 10ish, then throw in a banana or fruit, and were good until lunch!

  49. Tammy Dalton says

    I am alone and I make breakfast every day for myself. Oatmeal during the week and cereal on the weekends.

  50. Wild Orchid says

    We make pancakes and waffles ahead of time and freeze them. Then they are easy to thaw in the microwave and eat.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  51. amy williams says

    Breakfast is my favorite meal to make so when I have the time my two boys come out with me and help me and usually my niece and nephew also we make pancakes, eggs every kind, sauage gravy and biscuits, toast, hashbrowns, bacon, sauage and sometimes more and use it like a buffet and invite my mom or other family members over and when my nephew stays again that is usually the first thing he ask do you have the morning off and are we making breakfast lol its a good time.

  52. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    My kids are old enough to get their own breakfast and they usually reach for the cereal! We actually have Lucky Charms and Honey Nut Cheerios in the cupboard now 😉 I usually only cook breakfast on the weekend (or serve it for dinner). Thanks for the giveaway.

  53. erica says

    I like to make things ahead while I have time on the weekends. Pancakes, French toast and waffles all freeze great!

  54. Katherine says

    Everyone gets a bowl and pours themselves some cereal, always juice and fresh fruit available but it is serve yourself

  55. Becky Richied says

    I get it done by thinking ahead, I cook tons of french toast all at once and it ziplocks itself into the coming week :)

  56. Heather Forseth Grant says

    In the summer it’s a free for all:-) When kids are in school and I’m teaching, I set the table the night before, make and freeze huge batches of waffles, pancakes, french toast, muffins. That’s how I roll!!

  57. Stephanie Easterling says

    My teenage boys still love to eat cereal every morning. We go thru a lot of boxes of cereal and milk eat week. Sometimes we make homemade french toast or pancakes on the weekends.

  58. Ashley Leonard says

    now that hubby is working 3rd and not home to help, I usually fix a quick easy breakfast for my 4 year old while nursing my month old 😉

  59. Tamara Kuriger says

    During school it’s poptarts and cereal on the go. During summer it’s whaat ever the kids find when they get up which is usually around noon.

  60. Krystal says

    During the week its something fast and easy, Pop tarts or cereal. On the weekends we go all out and eggs, bacon, pancakes, home fries… Yummy!

  61. Elaine says

    I do it all. I make everyones lunches when little one toddles over and sasys “I want Bekfest. I want Fruit Roops!” Its then a mad dash to get it all done.

  62. says

    I ask my kids if they want cereal or yogurt for breakfast. Sometimes they choose both. Then they get to choose a drink… Milk, Juice, or Water.

  63. Valerie Triana Nordin says

    I make sausage or bacon brfore my tots wake, then they choose what they want with it. Mostly waffles and cereal. Coffee for me!

  64. veronica says

    normally don’t get time for breakfast, unless weekends or summer n we are all home ..then we get bowl of cereal or pancakes,…..this would be a great prize 2 win for my family, we love lucky charms!

  65. Jeannie says

    most of the time its grab & go breakfast, occasionally I’ll make something like monkey bread, pancakes or eggs & bacon

  66. Deanna Tate says

    …My favorite is Cheerios. I eat them dry while I’m at the computer so I don’t snack on unhealthy stuff…..

  67. Andrea Merrill says

    I have 5 kids, 4 that need to get off to school at different times. I do breakfast in shifts. The first 2 kids eat cereal or frozen waffles, and once the bus comes the second pair get breakfast. Usually I sneak a cup of coffee in and nurse the baby in between.

  68. Nicole Chauvin says

    I usually pack fruit or cereal and eat about 9:30 at work I’m not one who is able to eat first thing plus I have my son and my sisters 3 kids I transport to school to busy more relaxing once I get to work and its peaceful!!!

  69. essijay says

    fruit and cereal and almond milk… every person for themselves
    i usually can’t eat in the mornings without feeling nauseous, but on the occasion where i do eat, i’ll make a frittata or something

  70. Tiffany Greene says

    When my 3 oldest daughters are in school ; they have breakfast there!! By the time I get back in my 2 sons are asking for cereal sometimes with or without milk!! My hubby usually eats breakfast out :/ I usually eat some cereal or toast along with some coffee!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

  71. Gertrude Ezell says

    I make a variety of breakfasts for my kids – from waffles to pancakes to oatmeal and cream of wheat to the occassional Poptart!
    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  72. lisa leonard says

    i get up at 4.30 and fix my husband eggs and sausage ,then when my kids get up they want cereal

  73. Helen May says

    Since the kids are out of the house, breakfast is a simply bowl of cereal. Although sometimes we have breakfast for dinner. Or a snack. I used to make bacon and eggs or sausage or a big breakfast meal 1-2x’s per week.

  74. Abby Kraynick says

    Quickly.. We are a family who is always in a hurry! Fast bowl of cereal & we are out the door.

  75. says

    I am blessed enough to be a stay at home mom to our 5 beautiful children so we alternate breakfast. One morning will be eggs, bacon and biscuits, the next morning will be waffles and a breakfast meat with fresh fruit and the next morning will be Lucky Charms or Fruit Loop cereal and juice. The kids made this choice for their breakfast so this is how it goes in our family.

  76. Rachael Juedes says

    Depends on what we have. If we have cereal and milk, I go for that. If we have bagels, I’ll have those.

  77. beth m says

    I boil a bunch of eggs at one time and then we each have an egg sandwich in the morning. That saves a lot of time.

  78. Carolyn S says

    That is what I love about cereal – every person helps themselves.
    Always have at least 10 boxed of cereal in the pantry at a time!

  79. valisa rasmussen says

    Breakfast is a easy meal around here, cereal eggs, freezer waffles and pancakes, etc. We never have enough time in the morning for much else.

  80. Pam Scott says

    I have 3 kids that can help themselves to breakfast We keep yogurt, cereal, pop-tarts, waffles, bagels, etc. on hand so it is easy for everyone.

  81. Madeline says

    I try having different things for breakfast, pancakes, waffles, cereal are some things I fix.
    Not all of these at one time, though!

  82. says

    It’s a whole different world here at breakfast time now that school is out. My son is older and I get up with him and usually end up napping on the couch and he will sometimes wake me up after about an hour but most times will make himself breakfast and let me sleep. I always have some kind of cereal and fruit that he can get himself. Often I’ll end up making breakfast for lunch, something he loves and I’ll make french toast or pancakes.

  83. Josie Welch says

    I only have to worry about myself since my husband and daughter get up later. Bowl of cereal or cereal bar for me!

  84. caroline garner says

    we do a lot of cereal, and this week did oatmeal a lot too. I usually go for quick meals in the AM

  85. says

    I’m very lucky that my boys are older and know how to warm up the pancakes, waffles or muffins that I’ve frozen for them or just pour a bowl of cereal. I am know to grab a baggie of cereal and eat on the go.

  86. Karen Smith says

    It’s pretty much coffee or tea, but breakfast food, especially cereal, is good any time of the day. Thanks for the chance!!!

  87. Nina Im says

    My kids are pretty easy when I have a selection of cereals for them to choose from. that way it’s different every morning. I even got them to try coconut milk with their cereal this morning!

  88. Mary Cloud says

    We each fix a bowl of cereal when we get up since none of us get up at the same time
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  89. Melissa Griffith says

    It’s pretty much coffee or tea, but breakfast food, especially cereal, is good any time of the day.

  90. susan trotman little says

    I’m a bagel with cream cheese kinda girl…. the kids are old enough to get their own cereal,
    like their dad…

  91. Samantha D. says

    Bowl of cereal and coffee. It’s quick and at least puts something in my stomach so I’m not feeling nauseous even though I don’t have much of an appetite in the morning.

  92. sandra travis says

    I typically have yogurt and a granola bar, coffee. We leave at different times so it depends on who as to what they eat.

  93. Cathey Twiner says

    we eat cereal during the week. we have several different cereals, so everyone is happy with any one they choose.

  94. Denise says

    I have a lot of 2-minute recipes for breakfast that I can do quickly, like smoothies & make-ahead soups (yes we like soup for breakfast in this house!)

  95. Kelly R says

    We get cereal on school days because its fast and easy and do big family together meals on the weekends with pancakes and eggs. Breakfast at home is cheaper

  96. Rhonda Houchin says

    For me a cup of tea and maybe toast depends on my mood. For the kids it’s a bowl of cereal.

  97. Kelly Schmidt says

    We have cereal, pancakes and bacon, bagels and fruit, or oatmeal. And yes, breakfast at home IS MUCH cheaper!

  98. Debbie Hartfield says

    Usually a half an hour to an hour after waking up, can’t eat first thing in the morning, then it’s cup of coffee with some kind of protein.

  99. Athena S says

    Usually my daughter is the only one who eats breakfast around here. she loves pancakes ,sausage, and cereal.

  100. Michelle C says

    We eat a lot of cereal, bagels and frozen waffles along with fresh fruits. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  101. Samantha G. says

    Sunday is our big breakfast day. School days is a bowl of cereal before the bus. Now that we are on summer break it just depends on what we have going on or how lazy mom is.

  102. says

    My husband leaves early for work so he normally gets it on the go. I always ask our son what he wants and it’s either bacon and eggs or cereal. We are really early risers so we are never in too big of a hurry to get breakfast out of the way. The mornings are always the least stressful for us :)

  103. Rajani Patil says

    I usually try to give a different breakfast everyday so that my kids don’t get bored. Mainly Oatmeal, Cereal, Omelettes, Whole Grain Bread, Milk & fruits. All kids love cereal because they are sweet and fun to eat. So variations in breakfast ensures that they get the nutrition they need and also get to eat what they love eating.

  104. Ann Fantom says

    My daughter usually has a bowl of cereal for breakfast. I usually have a bagel with cream cheese for breakfasat

  105. Susan C says

    I am more of an “on the run” eater – always late in the mornings. But on weekends – it’s on! Big breakfast to fuel up for the busy weekend days.

  106. mollie griffin says

    My breakfast starts with coffee and quiet time for me…then with in an hour I have 4 children up and hungry so they hit the cereal which usually polishes off a box a day :)

  107. Tari Lawson says

    We each get our own breakfast. Making everyone responsible for themselves takes a lot of the pressure off mom and everyone gets what they want.

  108. Mia E says

    I get up a little bit earlier so I can make sure there is something hot to eat. In the winter its oatmeal every morning on the go. The rest of the year, its a bagel with cream cheese in the lunch bag or my very own version of the McMuffin complete with the slightly runny egg my husband likes! 😀

  109. says

    My children enjoy Lucky Charms almost every single day! Along with orange juice and milk. Occassionally I will wake up early and make the kids cinnamon rolls :)

  110. Jackie says

    I have an assortment of cereals, as well as oatmeal and frozen waffles so everyone can find something quick and easy to prepare for breakfast.

  111. Jennifer Rogers says

    Whatever we have that is quick during school. In the Summer we actually cook breakfast!LOL!

  112. rich morris says

    my son wakes me up with a box of cereal and saying “Daddy, can i have some?” So begins the day :)

  113. Allyson Odell Hunter says

    I get up and make some quick scrambled eggs with cheese and sausage burritos in the microwave while my son is getting showered. If I’m in a hurry, it’s a bowl of cereal with juice or instant oatmeal. Fast meals to get the morning started off right!

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