Promote Math Skills While Earning Box Tops! @BTFE @Walmart #BuyClipSendEarn #Ad

    I have been a New York City public school teacher for over fifteen years.  During my tenure, I cannot begin to tell you how many times I had to purchase school supplies for my classroom out of my own pocket.  It is an unfortunate truth that most public schools are lacking the necessary resources to help their students be successful academically.       Thanks to the Box Tops for Education program, many schools are gaining much needed supplies.  As you gear up for back to school, Walmart is definitely the place where you should be shopping because you can give directly back to your community at the same time!  You can find Box Tops on anything from your favorite cereals to easy meals.        Box Tops for Education makes it easy to give back to schools on your everyday purchases.  Simply look for the Box Tops label when you shop General Mills products at Walmart.  Your school will receive $.10 for every … [Read more...]

General Mills Brings The Minions To Your Cereal Box! #Minions @GeneralMills #Giveaway #Ad

    As you all know, my family and I had the opportunity to head to New York City to see the advanced screening of the Minions movie.  You can read all about our adventures HERE!  Not only did we enjoy the film immensely, but we are now obsessed with collecting Minions memorabilia and collectibles.     In the nick of time for their new movie to take the summer box office, General Mills has partnered with the Minions to offer exclusive Minions Buddies in specially marked boxes of General Mills cereals!     General Mills is wants to continue to connect their fans with what they love.  Nestled inside each box, you will find one of six select Minions Buddies about to hit the big screen.     Minions aficionados and cereal fans can both collect all six Buddies in each participating brand of General Mills cereals, including Honey Nut Cheerios, Banana Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reese's Puffs, Trix and Golden Grahams.       These specially marked boxes of Big G cereals … [Read more...]

Send Cheer To Teachers With Cheerios! @Cheerios #Giveaway #ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of General Mills.  I received a product sample to review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Although being a teacher is very rewarding, it can sometimes be a thankless job.  Every once in awhile, you touch someone's life and their admiration for you propels them to want to thank you in a special way.  This is a culminating moment for the nearly 6.2 million teachers who are dedicated to educating the youth in this country.  The Cheerios Send Cheer to Teachers program makes it simple for anyone to thank their favorite current or childhood teacher.     Parents can demonstrate the gratitude that they have for their children's teachers by using specially-marked boxes of Cheerios cereal to cut special postcards to show how thankful they are.  All they have to do is locate these cereal boxes in their local grocery stores now through mid-October 2013.  To create the card, just follow these three easy steps: Cut out the postcard found on the … [Read more...]

Get Bonus Box Tops For Education With Sam’s Club-$25 Gift Card Giveaway

    It's almost back to school time here in New York City and Sam's Club is providing you with even more opportunities to earn cash for your school than ever before.  You can continue to earn Box Tops for Education on all of your favorite General Mills products the way that you always have.  However, there are now additional opportunities that are available exclusively to Sam's Club members.     During the 500,00 Box Tops Giveaway, which will be taking place from 08/01/12 to 09/01/12, Sam's Club is giving away 500,000** eBoxTops®.  Members can earn 5 eBoxTops when they shop at Sam's Club until the entire 500,000 are depleted.  Earn your 5 eBoxTops (a .50¢ value to any BTFE participating school) by following these simple steps: Purchase any product at Sam’s Club and save your receipt Beginning 8/1/12, log in or register at btfe.com/clickandearn and enter the code found at the bottom of your Sam’s Club receipt  Answer a few survey questions and earn 5 eBoxTops for the school … [Read more...]

Big G Cereals Curvy Straws Review and Giveaway

      I always try to get my boys to drink the leftover milk from their cereal bowls.  They are both not really big milk drinkers to begin with and I constantly worry about them getting enough calcium in their diets.  As a mother, I know that it is important to monitor their eating habits to make sure that they are receiving enough calcium and Vitamin D.     What better way to get kids to drink their milk than by slurping it down to the bottom of the bowl with their new Curvy Straws, available in packs of especially marked boxes of Big G cereals.  These collectable, connectable curvy straws come in six different colors and feature beloved Big G cereal characters.       Kids can have a great time mixing and matching them to build bigger and more colorful straws.  Parents can enjoy knowing that their children are building stronger bones and muscles through their increased calcium intake.  The best thing is that kids can also use these straws to enjoy ice cold milk from … [Read more...]

Big G Cereals and Star Wars Review and Giveaway

        We are huge Star Wars fans in my home and I really don't know anyone who doesn't love Star Wars.  This February, General Mills Big G cereals want to help celebrate the 3D launch of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace  by featuring collectable Star Wars pens in packs of participating cereals.      You won't have to travel to foreign galaxies in order to see exciting Podraces or watch the thrilling lightsaber battle at the end.  Instead, you can collect all eight exclusive Star Wars pens that feature iconic Episode I characters including: Anakin Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, Queen Amidala, Yoda, R2D2, C3PO, Jar Jar Binks and Darth Maul.  These pens will bring the force right to your breakfast table!     All you have to do is purchase any participating Big G cereals and find one of the eight collectable pens inside each box.  Big G cereals are made with whole grain and are an excellent source of calcium for your entire family. Participating Big G cereals include Cinnamon … [Read more...]

Frosted Toast Crunch Cereal Review and Giveaway

          Breakfast has always been a very important meal in our home.  Unfortunately, we have very hectic mornings with two working parents who work opposite shifts so we are constantly on the lookout for wholesome breakfast cereals that our family can eat on the go.  My boys love choosing from their favorite cereals and eating them before heading off to school.  We were especially thrilled at having the opportunity to try out Frosted Toast Crunch Cereal.     Each crunch square of Frosted Toast Crunch is artificially flavored and baked with the taste of frosted vanilla and dusted with a dash of cinnamon.  With 11 grams of whole grain, 9 grams of sugar and a good source of calcium, it offers a good start to the day which is extremely important to me as a working mother.  Although I cannot prepare a gourmet breakfast for my sons every morning, I still want them to eat hearty breakfasts that will help to kick start their day.     We all sat down together to try Frosted Toast … [Read more...]

General Mills and DC ENTERTAINMENT Review and Giveaway

   Big G Cereals and DC Comics have teamed up to change breakfast for all your little boys and girls.  Available now, specially marked boxes of Big G Cereals will feature collectable DC Super Hero comic books starring members from the Justice League, from Batman to Wonder Woman to Green Lantern!  As if that wasn't enough to get your kids excited about eating a wholesome breakfast, these boxes will also include a cut-out DC Super Hero mask your child can use to pretend to be just like their favorite DC Comic book hero.     You can collect all four comics in participating Big G cereals including; Cinnamon Toast Crunch (17 oz.), Lucky Charms (16 oz.), Honey Nut Cheerios (17 oz.), Trix (14.8 oz.), Golden Grahams (16 oz.), Reese’s Puffs(18 oz.) and Cocoa Puffs (16.5 oz.)  Not only are all of these cereals delicious, but they are good for you too.  My boys love Big G Cereals but two of their favorties are Lucky Charms and Honey Nut Cheerios.  They eat these cereals all the time anyway just … [Read more...]

General Mills Cereal Treat Bars® Review and Giveaway

    If your family is anything like my family, mornings can be a very hectic time and it can be a real struggle making sure that we all don't just run out of the house to work and school without eating something wholesome for breakfast.  Most weekdays, there just isn't time to cook breakfast in the morning so my husband and I try to buy wholesome breakfast foods that can be eaten on the "go."  General Mills Cereal Treat Bars not only taste great but they are nutritious at the same time.     Cereal Treat bars come in two flavor varieties, Golden Grahams® and Lucky Charms® Treats.  Both flavors come loaded with popular family favorite ingredients such as marshmallows and chocolate.  Each bar contains less than 140 calories and is made with wholesome cereal, making them a breakfast option for your children that you can certainly feel good about. I cannot begin to tell you how excited my boys were about trying these Cereal Treat Bars.  Both of my sons loved the Golden Grahams® bars … [Read more...]

Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal Review and Giveaway

    Let's face it, us women are always trying to eat foods that help us to maintain our youthful figure.  The fact is, though, that as we get older it is especially important for us to be more aware and selective of the foods that we eat daily.  Unfortunately, most of the foods that are good for us don't always taste that great which leaves us hungry and unable to adhere to a healthy diet.  Luckily, we don't have to sacrifice flavor anymore.     Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal is now available in all of your favorite supermarkets and on store shelves.  It is made up of crunchy wheat and puff squares that will tempt your taste buds with a light honey flavor that tastes great.  You will not have to sacrifice taste in order to eat something that is good for you.  The best part is that each 80 calorie serving contains 40% of the Daily Value of fiber which has been proven to improve your digestive health.     I had the opportunity to review Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal and, I have to admit, … [Read more...]