Breakfast at Home Makes Cents

Breakfast at Home Makes Cents

Breakfast at Home Makes Cents

We live about 30 minutes from everything. It takes us about that long to get to school, church, scouts, dance class, you name it. Add that to the fact that my daughter takes forever to get ready and my son and I really drag in the morning and it can just be easier to hit a drive-thru for breakfast. The problem is that one dip into our local coffee shop usually sets us back about $10. Do this a few times a week and we are talking some serious money. For that same $10 I could have bought a carton of milk and a box of cereal that would have lasted us a week. It is pretty obvious that eating breakfast at home saves money.

My preference is to make a hearty and healthy breakfast at home but many mornings there just isn’t time. I love cereal, especially General Mills cereals, because I can get whole grains into my kiddos’ breakfast and they feel like they are getting a treat. Also, I know that they are eating a more complete breakfast than they would have gotten at the drive-thru. My all-time favorite cereal is Lucky Charms. I don’t buy it as often as the kiddos would like because when there’s Lucky Charms in the house I will eat it for breakfast, as a snack, and even as a dessert. Hey, “they’re magically delicious.”

Breakfast at Home Makes Cents

General Mills is launching a fun event called the Breakfast at Home Savings Challenge. How much money can you save by 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 really is that easy! Visit the event’s site for details.

To help kick off this event General Mills is sponsoring a fun giveaway pack that includes:

  • $25 gift card
  • 1 box of Honey Nut Cheerios®
  • 1 box of Lucky Charms®
  • Big G Bowl
  • Big G lip balm
  • Retail Value: $39


To win, simply enter using the Rafflecopter from below.  Good luck and I hope you will eat more breakfasts at home and save a ton of money!

Breakfast at Home Makes Cents

Disclaimer: General Mills provided me with the free product, information and gift pack. All opinions are my own. I just happen to love Lucky Charms. Seriously.

Giveaway OVER

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. http://Vicky%20W says

    Why of course Lucky Charms

  2. http://Hollie%20Jahnke says

    We love Lucky Charms in our house.

  3. http://Elena says

    I like Cheerios

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  4. http://Tracy%20Peterman says

    We love Cheerios!

  5. http://Lisa%20Brown says

    I like Cheerios

  6. http://brandy%20g. says

    Lucky Charms is definitely my favorite.

  7. http://Mary%20Happymommy says

    I like Golden Grahams.

  8. http://Carol says

    My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios

  9. http://Janet%20W. says

    I love Cocoa Puffs!

  10. http://tls%20simms says


  11. http://Janice%20Whitaker says

    Cheerios is my family’s favorite!

  12. http://Lorena%20Keech says

    Probably our favorite is the original Cherrios.

  13. http://Mary%20Beth%20Elderton says

    My all time favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios

  14. My favorite is Cocoa Puffs!

  15. http://katie%20k says

    regular cheerios for me

  16. http://Ann%20Fantom says

    My favorite General Mills cereal is Fiber One.

  17. http://Jimmy says

    I like honey nut cheerios

  18. http://Starr%20Greenwell says

    I love the chocolate cheerios, they are wonderful.

  19. http://Jessie%20C. says

    Cheerios is my favorite General Mills Cereal

  20. http://Amanda%20Sakovitz says

    Honey Nut Cheerios!

  21. http://maureen says

    Honey nut Cheerios

  22. I love Lucky Charms, it makes my kids so happy.

  23. http://Emily says

    My favorite is multi grain Cheerios.

  24. http://Donna%20L says

    My favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

  25. http://Thomas%20Murphy says

    I like Golden Grahams

  26. http://Vicki%20Wurgler says

    my family loves Cheerios

  27. http://Jody%20Sisson says

    Honey Nut Cheerios are our favorite cereal.

  28. http://angie says

    My favorite is Lucky Charms.

  29. http://Renee%20G says

    I love Lucky Charms.

  30. http://Tari%20Lawson says

    I like Honey Nut Cheerios.

  31. http://Cynthia%20C says

    My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios

  32. http://Adrienne%20Gordon says

    I like Lucky Charms

  33. http://Debra%20Wagner says

    Cheerios and Lucky Charms…my two favorites too!! But I like original Cheerios better than honey nut.

  34. http://Margaret%20Smith says

    My favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  35. http://Rachel says

    They are magicaly delicious! We love Lucky Charms!

  36. http://Jessica%20To says

    Lucky Charms are my favorite.

  37. http://Amber says

    I love CInnamon Toast Crunch!

  38. http://Christy says

    I love Honey Nut Cheerios

  39. http://Christina%20Sparks says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  40. http://Marcia%20Goss says

    My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios.

  41. http://Linda%20Lansford says

    I love cherrios

  42. Honey nut cheerios

  43. http://Geoff%20K says

    Multigrain Cheerios would be my favorite — love the slight sweetness and the fact that it’s whole grain goodness!

  44. http://Suzanne%20K says

    regular Cheerios are my favorite

  45. http://Ttrockwood says

    I love golden grahams!

  46. http://Leidy says

    Honey Nut Cheerios are my favorite!

  47. http://Monique%20Rizzo says

    Cocoa puffs.
    Thanks for the chance.

  48. http://Serena%20Powell says

    My favorite General Mills product is Trix.

  49. http://Lasonda says

    I like Cheerios.

  50. http://KaySue says

    I like Honey Nut Cheerios.

  51. http://Kerrie%20Mayans says

    I like lucky charms cereal.

  52. My favorite is Cheerios

  53. http://Denise%20B. says

    My favorite General Mills cereal is Reese’s Puffs.

  54. My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios!

  55. http://Carolsue says

    My favorite GM cereal is Basic 4, but it’s becoming hard to find now

  56. http://Wendy%20R says

    Cinnamon toast Crunch is our favorite!

  57. http://Crystal%20F says

    We all like Lucky Charms. thank you!

  58. http://Jacob%20LaFountaine says

    I like Cheerios

  59. http://Crystal says

    My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios!

  60. http://Jennifer%20B says

    love cinnamon toast crunch

  61. Honey Nut Cheerios!

  62. http://Barbara%20Montag says

    I love Banana Nut Cheerios – thank you.

  63. http://Tanya%20White says

    I love Lucky charms

  64. http://Stephanie%20Larison says

    Lucky Charms are my fave, but my daughter likes Honey Nut Cheerios

  65. http://Kathy%20B says

    I’m with you, Lucky Charms

  66. http://Ashley says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch has been my favorite since I was a kid 🙂

  67. http://kolpin says

    i love peanut butter toast crunch!

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  68. http://Anastasia says

    I looooooove Golden Grahams 🙂

  69. My favorite Big G cereal is the original Cheerios in the yellow box.

  70. This one reminded me of my childhood days. I think I should go to the supermarket right now and grab some cereals. 😉

  71. Cinnamon toast Crunch! loved it since i was a child

  72. http://julie%20murphy says

    honey nut cheerios

  73. http://karen%20b says

    honey nut cheerios, they also taste great without milk,

  74. http://Mary%20Casper says

    i lov plain cheerios

  75. http://Samantha%20D says

    My favorite cereal ever has always been Golden Grahams. It’s what they served for breakfast at school, best part of the day. 🙂

  76. I absolutely love the marshmallows of Lucky Charms.

  77. http://Marilyn says

    I like Multigrain Cheerios

  78. http://Lisa%20V. says

    My favorite cereal is Honey Nut Cheerios

  79. http://DJ says

    I love Multi-Grain Cheerios!

  80. I love fiber one cereals

  81. http://Susan%20Christy says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  82. http://Karen%20A. says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite.

  83. http://shaunie says

    Trix is my favorite GM cereal

  84. http://DT says

    Of course Lucky Charms, yum!

  85. I love Trix cereal!

  86. http://Keri%20B says

    My Fav.. Honey Nut Cheerios with a sliced banana. 😉 The rest of the family….LUCKY CHARMS!!

  87. http://Jen%20C. says

    I love Lucky Charms and Cinnamon French Toast!

  88. Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  89. http://Cathy%20French says

    favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios

  90. http://john%20hutchens says

    cheerios is my favorite

  91. http://kathy%20pease says

    I love reeses puffs

  92. http://Jennifer%20R. says

    My favorite General Mills Cereal is Multi Grain Cheerios.

  93. http://Mommy%20Pamela says

    My favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch! I coupon so when we buy cereal in bulk it is ALWAYS General Mills because they offer awesome coupons and when you get it on sale it is usually $1 or free. Thank you General Mills!!!!!!!!

  94. http://kristin%20sims says

    my favorite is lucky charms

  95. http://Shayna says

    I love Honey Nut Cheerios 🙂

  96. http://judy%20gardner says

    i like cheerios, they are my favorite

  97. http://Bryan%20Clark says

    lucky charms for sure we are trying to cut back we are down to 3 boxes a week

  98. http://Kasara%20R. says

    lucky charms, ever since I was a child.

  99. http://Deb%20C says

    My favorite is Chocolate Cheerios

  100. http://Derek%20Timm says

    I love Lucky Charms!

  101. http://Sara%20Wood says

    Honey nut cheerios are my favorite.

  102. http://Jennifer says

    I love honey nut cheerios!

  103. http://Mary%20Cloud says

    Lucky Charms
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  104. http://Selene%20M. says

    Favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios

  105. http://tina%20reynolds says

    I love cheerios so yummy

  106. http://Rosanne says

    I love HoneyNut Cheerios

  107. http://Julia says

    I love corn pops

  108. http://Misses%20G says

    lucky charms have always been my fav

  109. http://Amanda%20L. says

    Cheerios is my favorite!

  110. http://Charlie%20Anderson says

    l. charms…i’ve caught the leprechaun!!

  111. http://Cody%20Anderson says

    Lucky Charms are my favorite

  112. http://Ellie%20W says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite.

  113. http://s%20riches says

    Plain ol’ Cheerios are my favorite.

  114. http://Lily says

    I love Cheerios!

  115. http://Jackee says

    I like Cheerios

  116. http://Deb%20S says

    My favorite is Lucky Charms.

  117. http://Debra%20Ford says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  118. http://Kristy%20T says

    I love peanut butter toast crunch!

  119. http://Ed%20Nemmers says

    Banana Nut Cheerios is THE BEST!

  120. http://Daniel%20M says

    honey nut cheerios

  121. http://Laurie%20Emerson says

    I love Honey Nut Cheerios.

  122. http://amy%20deeter says

    I like Cheerios

  123. http://Leah%20Shumack says

    Lucky Charms is my favorite!

  124. http://Gayle says

    Cheerios Are the BEST!!!

  125. http://kathryn says

    mmmm I love cheerios – not too sweet
    always dreamt of trying lucky charms

  126. http://ellen%20casper says

    Lucky Charms – love those marshmallows!

  127. http://James%20Coyne says

    I like golden grahams

  128. http://Roxann says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite.

  129. http://Cheryl%20F. says

    My favorite General Mills cereal is Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat.

  130. http://Cheryl%20F. says

    My favorite General Mills cereal is Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat.

  131. http://Shauna says

    I’m all about multigrain cheerios now, but I also like Fiber One. I know… totally boring, but big plusses on Weight Watchers w/ bananas or berries in either of those! My kids love the sweet stuff, but I try not to get too much of that. And they have box tops— a big selling point in our house!

  132. Cocoa Puffs are my favorite!

  133. http://Becky%20Richied says

    cinnamon toast crunch

  134. http://Kathleen%20S. says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my fave!

  135. http://Matthew%20Pearl says

    I love lucky charms! I first eat all the grain and then go back and eat all of the marshmallows haha 🙂

  136. http://Michelle%20Tucker says

    I”m a cheerios girl. 🙂

  137. http://Jessica%20J says

    I love Lucky Charms!

  138. http://Earl%20B says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch!!!

  139. http://Laura%20P. says

    I love Lucky Charms but when I’m feeling a little more “grown up” Fiber One.

  140. http://DeeAnn%20S says

    I love Frosted Shredded Wheat! Thanks.

  141. http://Tabathia%20B says

    I like cinnamon toast crunch

  142. http://Melissa%20Herrera says

    Lucky charms is my favorite

  143. http://Coriander%20Warren says

    Golden Grahams are my fave!

  144. Iam 64 years old and have been eating Cheerios for as long as I can remember. As an adult I learned that you can add fruit, put them on ice cream and even make a wonder cookie with Cheerios. Yes you Mothers with little boys my have played Sink The Cheerios as a potty training lesson. HA HA

  145. http://Barbara%20Stenby says

    I love cinnamon toast crunch

  146. http://Kimberly%20Stephens says

    Honey Nut Cheerios & Cinnamon Toast Crunch!!

  147. http://amy%20smeltzer says

    cinnamon toast crunch

  148. http://Nicole%20C. says

    My favorite is Golden Grahams!

  149. http://Sarah%20Hall says

    Honey Nut Cheerios is my favorite.

  150. http://Mya%20Murphy says

    Golden Grahams… omg they are da bomb!

  151. http://Susan%20Smith says

    I like Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  152. http://thischickwins says

    i like to eat multigrain cheerios

  153. http://lisa%20lo says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my fave.

  154. http://Vikki%20Billings says

    I love Lucky Charms they ARE so magically delicious!!

  155. http://Lisa%20Garner says

    I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

  156. http://Julie%20Hawkins says

    Lucky charms is my favorite

  157. http://Jill%20H says

    My favorite is Lucky Charms!

  158. http://Samantha says

    Lucky Charms are definitely my favorite!

  159. http://Katherine%20Donovan says

    Reece’s Puffs is my all time favorite cereal!! I could eat the whole box, lol!

  160. http://Christian%20Alejandro says

    Regular Cheerios are my favorite!

  161. http://Rebecca%20Lock says

    cinnamon toast crunch

  162. http://CharityS says

    Honey Nut Cheerios.

  163. http://Sarah%20L says

    honey nut cheerios
    Thanks for the contest.

  164. http://Marcy%20Strahan says

    My favorite is Lucky charms too!

  165. http://Vicki%20D. says

    I like Wheaties. It’s the breakfast of champions.

  166. http://Gianna says

    We all love the original cheerios.

  167. http://meme says

    My favorite is Lucky Charms

  168. http://Breanne says

    I like Cheerios.

  169. http://Jenny says

    My kids like lucky charms and I like cheerios the most

  170. http://Sherry%20Conrad says

    We’re all about the Cheerios.

  171. http://jeannine%20s says

    love honey nut cheerios

  172. Cheerios is my favorite! I love a bowl of it with a piece of toast in the mornings.

  173. http://Allison says

    Lucky charms forums of course

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