There are Monsters in my Cereal! #MyBlogSpark {Ends 10/18}

There are many things in life that make me smile. After all, I am a mom to 6, and most days are spent in laughter. (Kids say the funniest things!) Another thing that makes me smile is finding something that takes me back to my childhood. One such item (or items, in this case) are the Monster Cereals from General Mills.

When I was a kid, a bowl of Boo Berry cereal could mend any broken heart and fix any boo boo. Really. My dad’s favorite was Count Chocula, and everyone loved Franken Berry. These cereals were always on hand in our house, and they were always the perfect pick-me-up.

So imagine my absolute delight when I found out General Mills was bringing back their Big G Monster Cereals for a limited time! Each of the 3 cereals (Boo Berry, Franken Berry, and Count Chocula) will be available at Target, as well as other retailers nationwide.

I think it’s important parents know that each serving of these cereals has no cholesterol or saturated fat. They also provide a good source of calcium, whole grain, and nine essential vitamins and minerals. We can proudly serve our kids the same cereal we enjoyed as kids, and not have to worry about the “junk” that might be in there.

For this review, MyBlogSpark sent me a box of each cereal as well as a $20 Target gift card. This was one of my favorite reviews ever. 🙂 Not only did I get to enjoy some of my favorite cereals and share them with my children, but I also got to do some shopping at my favorite store – Target! 🙂 (Note all the smiley faces? I really liked this review.)

The Big G Monster cereals were a hit with my entire crew. And I love how much they loved them. As far as the Target gift card? Well, that was put to good use ordering birthday presents for my soon-to-be 4 year old.

I encourage my readers to connect with General Mills and Target in the following ways:

You can make this Halloween extra spooktacular with Big G Monster cereals. Hurry to your local Target store and stock up on them before they’re all gobbled up!

If you’re feeling lucky, enter to win a Big G & Target Monster Cereal Prize Pack here on Blessed Beyond Words! You’ll get 3 boxes of Big G Monster Cereals and a $20 Target Gift Card. Enter using the rafflecopter gadget below.

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Disclosure:  The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have all been provided by General Mills and Target through MyBlogSpark.


Big G Curvy Straws Review from #MyBlogSpark {Ends 5/6}

As a mom, it’s important to me that my kids get their daily dose of Calcium and Vitamin D. It drives me crazy when I give them a bowl of cereal, they eat every bite of cereal, and then leave the milk in the bowl. It’s wasteful and it keeps them from getting closer to reaching their daily needed amount of Calcium and Vitamin D.

Right now, General Mills is working to prevent that from happening by including Curvy Straws in specially marked boxes of their Big G cereals. My kids love using the curvy straws to build a HUGE straw and then proceed to drink every drop of their milk that’s left in their bowl. Add to that the fact that Big G cereals are made with more whole grain than any other ingredient, and my kids have a great start to their busy day.

Participating Big G cereals include Lucky Charms®, Reese’s Puffs®, Trix®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios®, and Cocoa Puffs®. There are six different colorful straws that feature our favorite Big G cereal characters.

The curvy straws are great for finishing off that last little bit of milk, or for encouraging kids to drink more milk in a cup. {Or a bowl – my kids always ask me to just pour more milk into their bowl and they slurp it up with their Curvy Straws.}

For this review, MyBlogSpark sent me a fantastic General Mills Big G Curvy Straws prize pack. It included the following items:

  • 1 box of a participating Big G cereal. {We got Cocoa Puffs… my favorite!!}
  • 1 Curvy Straw
  • 1 “Spilt Milk” bowl
  • 2 Glow Cups
  • 2 Tangle Toys
This was – hands down – one of the most fun prize packs we’ve received. The kids have gotten such a kick out of every single item in the box. They all love Cocoa Puffs… almost as much as I do… and they were so excited that they got the chance to have them for breakfast. The curvy straws were a hit with my older boys. They love connecting them together and making the straws into one huge straw. Parker loves the “Spilt Milk” bowl. He asks for it at every meal – no matter what’s on the table. Even I have to admit, it’s a very cool looking bowl, and even I like using it for my morning cereal. The glow cups are awesome. Everyone loves those. You can see in the picture I posted how the bottoms of the cups light up. They blink, flash, or stay solid, and they’re just plain fun to drink out of. And the tangle toys are a hit with all my kids, too. I’ve even caught my 14 year old playing with them. They’re quite fun!
This was such a great prize pack, and my kids have really enjoyed it. I’m grateful to General Mills for making breakfast even more fun and encouraging my kids to finish their milk with their curvy straws.
Be sure to try all the participating Big G cereals and collect all 6 straws. You can visit this link and download a printable coupon for $1.25 off the purchase of 2 boxes of participating Big G cereals. Also be sure to check out the Whole Grain Nation website for more information.

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Disclaimer: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. Opions expressed are 100% my own.