The very nice people at "My Blog Spark" and "General Mills Cereal" were very kind enough to send me some coupons for free cereal to help and promote the "newer, cooler and healthier" cereals that General Mills is making. Here...I'm going to take this direct from my e-mail (since they get paid to say this stuff, so it's more eloquent than I could make it ;)...
"We´re excited to share some great news for cereal lovers. This week General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.
Did you know that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children´s diets.
Other cereal benefits:
*Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children´s diets.
*Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child´s diet today.
*More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.
Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.
For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.
Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals."
Through this spark, I was not required to "share" as it were. All they asked is if I wanted to they wanted me to write a post about how they helped me bring breakfast back to the table and how much healthier the cereal is and stuff.
But, since I know money is tight for everyone, everywhere right now, I figured I'd be nice. I KNOW it's not a big giveaway, but considering my current financial "Crunch" this is something I can do and afford without wondering how I'm going to swing it. Starting today, Dec. 30th and going until January 6th, you can enter this contest for a free coupon for one free box of General Mills Cereal (up to 6.00, so that should buy you anything you want and it doesn't expire until Sept. 2010, so you have time to use it too...just a note though you can't use it on double packs or anything like that :).
I want to thank General Mills and "My Blog Spark" for sponsoring this giveaway and for sending me these awesome coupons! And trust me, I will be using mine very soon to get some cool, and free, breakfasts for me and my family this coming January!
To enter, just leave a comment after this post. On January 7th, I'll pick a winner via random.org and since the sucker only takes a stamp to send, I'll send it off ASAP as soon as I have an e-mail with your address in it. This giveaway is open to all legal residents of the US, so go for it! If I don't hear anything by January 9th, I'll pick a new winner.
Sorry I couldn't offer a more "substantial" giveaway for January, but hopefully after February, when I'm in better financial shape, I'll have more to offer you all.