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

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  1. Why of course Lucky Charms

  2. Hollie Jahnke says

    We love Lucky Charms in our house.

  3. I like Cheerios

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  4. Tracy Peterman says

    We love Cheerios!

  5. Lisa Brown says

    I like Cheerios

  6. brandy g. says

    Lucky Charms is definitely my favorite.

  7. Mary Happymommy says

    I like Golden Grahams.

  8. My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios

  9. Janet W. says

    I love Cocoa Puffs!

  10. tls simms says


  11. Janice Whitaker says

    Cheerios is my family’s favorite!

  12. Lorena Keech says

    Probably our favorite is the original Cherrios.

  13. Mary Beth Elderton says

    My all time favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios

  14. My favorite is Cocoa Puffs!

  15. regular cheerios for me

  16. Ann Fantom says

    My favorite General Mills cereal is Fiber One.

  17. I like honey nut cheerios

  18. Starr Greenwell says

    I love the chocolate cheerios, they are wonderful.

  19. Jessie C. says

    Cheerios is my favorite General Mills Cereal

  20. Amanda Sakovitz says

    Honey Nut Cheerios!

  21. Honey nut Cheerios

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

  23. My favorite is multi grain Cheerios.

  24. My favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

  25. Thomas Murphy says

    I like Golden Grahams

  26. Vicki Wurgler says

    my family loves Cheerios

  27. Jody Sisson says

    Honey Nut Cheerios are our favorite cereal.

  28. My favorite is Lucky Charms.

  29. I love Lucky Charms.

  30. Tari Lawson says

    I like Honey Nut Cheerios.

  31. Cynthia C says

    My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios

  32. Adrienne Gordon says

    I like Lucky Charms

  33. Debra Wagner says

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

  34. Margaret Smith says

    My favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  35. They are magicaly delicious! We love Lucky Charms!

  36. Jessica To says

    Lucky Charms are my favorite.

  37. I love CInnamon Toast Crunch!

  38. I love Honey Nut Cheerios

  39. Christina Sparks says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  40. Marcia Goss says

    My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios.

  41. Linda Lansford says

    I love cherrios

  42. Honey nut cheerios

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

  44. Suzanne K says

    regular Cheerios are my favorite

  45. Ttrockwood says

    I love golden grahams!

  46. Honey Nut Cheerios are my favorite!

  47. Monique Rizzo says

    Cocoa puffs.
    Thanks for the chance.

  48. Serena Powell says

    My favorite General Mills product is Trix.

  49. I like Cheerios.

  50. I like Honey Nut Cheerios.

  51. Kerrie Mayans says

    I like lucky charms cereal.

  52. My favorite is Cheerios

  53. Denise B. says

    My favorite General Mills cereal is Reese’s Puffs.

  54. My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios!

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

  56. Cinnamon toast Crunch is our favorite!

  57. Crystal F says

    We all like Lucky Charms. thank you!

  58. Jacob LaFountaine says

    I like Cheerios

  59. My favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios!

  60. Jennifer B says

    love cinnamon toast crunch

  61. Honey Nut Cheerios!

  62. Barbara Montag says

    I love Banana Nut Cheerios – thank you.

  63. Tanya White says

    I love Lucky charms

  64. Stephanie Larison says

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

  65. I’m with you, Lucky Charms

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

  67. i love peanut butter toast crunch!

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  68. 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. julie murphy says

    honey nut cheerios

  73. honey nut cheerios, they also taste great without milk,

  74. Mary Casper says

    i lov plain cheerios

  75. Samantha D 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. I like Multigrain Cheerios

  78. My favorite cereal is Honey Nut Cheerios

  79. I love Multi-Grain Cheerios!

  80. I love fiber one cereals

  81. Susan Christy says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  82. Karen A. says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite.

  83. Trix is my favorite GM cereal

  84. Of course Lucky Charms, yum!

  85. I love Trix cereal!

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

  87. I love Lucky Charms and Cinnamon French Toast!

  88. Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  89. Cathy French says

    favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios

  90. john hutchens says

    cheerios is my favorite

  91. kathy pease says

    I love reeses puffs

  92. Jennifer R. says

    My favorite General Mills Cereal is Multi Grain Cheerios.

  93. Mommy Pamela 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. kristin sims says

    my favorite is lucky charms

  95. I love Honey Nut Cheerios 🙂

  96. judy gardner says

    i like cheerios, they are my favorite

  97. Bryan Clark says

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

  98. Kasara R. says

    lucky charms, ever since I was a child.

  99. My favorite is Chocolate Cheerios

  100. Derek Timm says

    I love Lucky Charms!

  101. Sara Wood says

    Honey nut cheerios are my favorite.

  102. I love honey nut cheerios!

  103. Mary Cloud says

    Lucky Charms
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  104. Selene M. says

    Favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios

  105. tina reynolds says

    I love cheerios so yummy

  106. I love HoneyNut Cheerios

  107. I love corn pops

  108. Misses G says

    lucky charms have always been my fav

  109. Amanda L. says

    Cheerios is my favorite!

  110. Charlie Anderson says

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

  111. Cody Anderson says

    Lucky Charms are my favorite

  112. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite.

  113. Plain ol’ Cheerios are my favorite.

  114. I love Cheerios!

  115. I like Cheerios

  116. My favorite is Lucky Charms.

  117. Debra Ford says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  118. Kristy T says

    I love peanut butter toast crunch!

  119. Ed Nemmers says

    Banana Nut Cheerios is THE BEST!

  120. Daniel M says

    honey nut cheerios

  121. Laurie Emerson says

    I love Honey Nut Cheerios.

  122. amy deeter says

    I like Cheerios

  123. Leah Shumack says

    Lucky Charms is my favorite!

  124. Cheerios Are the BEST!!!

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

  126. ellen casper says

    Lucky Charms – love those marshmallows!

  127. James Coyne says

    I like golden grahams

  128. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my favorite.

  129. Cheryl F. says

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

  130. Cheryl F. says

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

  131. 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. Becky Richied says

    cinnamon toast crunch

  134. Kathleen S. says

    Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my fave!

  135. Matthew Pearl says

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

  136. Michelle Tucker says

    I”m a cheerios girl. 🙂

  137. Jessica J says

    I love Lucky Charms!

  138. Cinnamon Toast Crunch!!!

  139. Laura P. says

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

  140. DeeAnn S says

    I love Frosted Shredded Wheat! Thanks.

  141. Tabathia B says

    I like cinnamon toast crunch

  142. Melissa Herrera says

    Lucky charms is my favorite

  143. Coriander Warren 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. Barbara Stenby says

    I love cinnamon toast crunch

  146. Kimberly Stephens says

    Honey Nut Cheerios & Cinnamon Toast Crunch!!

  147. amy smeltzer says

    cinnamon toast crunch

  148. Nicole C. says

    My favorite is Golden Grahams!

  149. Sarah Hall says

    Honey Nut Cheerios is my favorite.

  150. Mya Murphy says

    Golden Grahams… omg they are da bomb!

  151. Susan Smith says

    I like Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  152. thischickwins says

    i like to eat multigrain cheerios

  153. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my fave.

  154. Vikki Billings says

    I love Lucky Charms they ARE so magically delicious!!

  155. Lisa Garner says

    I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

  156. Julie Hawkins says

    Lucky charms is my favorite

  157. My favorite is Lucky Charms!

  158. Samantha says

    Lucky Charms are definitely my favorite!

  159. Katherine Donovan says

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

  160. Christian Alejandro says

    Regular Cheerios are my favorite!

  161. Rebecca Lock says

    cinnamon toast crunch

  162. CharityS says

    Honey Nut Cheerios.

  163. honey nut cheerios
    Thanks for the contest.

  164. Marcy Strahan says

    My favorite is Lucky charms too!

  165. Vicki D. says

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

  166. We all love the original cheerios.

  167. My favorite is Lucky Charms

  168. I like Cheerios.

  169. My kids like lucky charms and I like cheerios the most

  170. Sherry Conrad says

    We’re all about the Cheerios.

  171. jeannine s 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. Lucky charms forums of course