Thursday, February 3, 2011

MyBlogSpark Big G Whole Grain Cereal Prize Pack Giveaway

According to the 2010 Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, only five percent of Americans get the three full recommended daily servings – a shocking statistic.

With many Americans making New Year’s Resolutions to live healthier, it’s never been easier to get the whole grain you want without sacrificing taste. Every Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving, with more than 20 General Mills cereals delivering 16 grams or more. (At least 48 grams of whole grain are recommended daily.) Big G cereals are America’s number one source of whole grain at breakfast, providing America with more whole grain at breakfast than any other breakfast food from any other manufacturer.

Only whole grain gives you the vital nutrients from the complete grain. The health benefits of whole grains can’t be pinpointed to one particular component of the grain. It’s the “whole grain package” that makes the difference. In addition to fiber, whole grain contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients that help ensure a healthy diet. A diet high in whole grain has been found to help with diabetes and weight management, and it may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

Get into the whole grain habit by just looking for the big white check on Big G cereals! Cereal is already one of the healthiest breakfast choices you can make, and the entire Big G cereal line is made with whole grain, making it a great choice. Big G cereals have the brands and flavor your family will love, including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios®, Fiber One® and Total®.

To be sure the other foods you are choosing have the healthy whole grain you need, just follow these two easy rules:
  1. Look for a whole grain symbol like the big white check on Big G cereals or the Whole Grain Stamp developed by the Whole Grains Council
  2. Scan the ingredient list and choose foods that list a whole grain near the top of the list
Visit for more tips, additional information about the benefits of Whole Grain and how Big G cereals can be a convenient and tasty way to incorporate more whole grain into your day.

General Mills through MyBlogSpark provided this information and has been generous enough to offer a prize pack to me and one of my readers. I received a pack two days ago in the mail, which I was pretty excited about because I love free things! Enter this giveaway for a chance to win the following items:
  • VIP coupon Good for one Big G Cereal
  • Cereal on-the-go bowl Comes with a cooling top for keeping milk cold and separate until you're ready to eat, and an attached folding spoon for ultimate ease of taking cereal on the go. I'd been looking for something like this!
  • Lunch bag Nice size with insulation
  • Walking enthusiast kit Includes a sling pack, water bottle and pedometer
  • Digital jump rope My kids thought this was very cool

To enter this giveaway leave a comment on this post telling me what you do to incorporate more whole grain into your diet.

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The giveaway ends on Wednesday 2/9 at 11:59 PM EST, I will randomly pick a winner sometime on Thursday 2/10. Winners in US and Canada only. Good luck and thanks for entering! Virus

I keep reading on couponing sites that there is a virus over at I've been printing my coupons through Swagbucks and haven't noticed anything, but I'm not sure where the virus is coming from. You may want to avoid printing from and affiliated sites until the issue is cleared.

***Update: It seems like everyone who has been affected says a screen pops up that looks like your antivirus program telling you your computer is infected, and then if you proceed to download something to "remove" the infection, you actually become infected. If something like this pops up, close the window and make sure to scan with your legitimate antivirus program.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New link for Home Made Simple Coupon book

There's a new link for the Home Made Simple Organize in Style coupon book. Fill out the form and you should receive a book filled with P&G coupons. I just received my book from last time I requested one. My favorite coupon is for $1/1 Dawn Hand Renewal, which means free (nice) dish soap.

Watch Kroger's Facebook Page!

If you're not already, become a fan of Kroger on Facebook to see when they post new Game Day Greats Gridiron Giveaways. Yesterday you could load a coupon for a free 12-pc chicken wings to your card, today you could load a free party tray coupon. It appears the coupons need to be redeemed by 2/7. 

Also, check out the Kroger Game Day Great Sweepstakes for a daily chance to win free items loaded to your card.

Kroger 1/31-2/6

Most of the deals are similar to last week, the Game Day Promotion is still going on

Here are some highlights:

Juice, Bottled Water
Welch's 100% Grape Juice, $3.29
$2/1 HERE (Must fill out family profile)

Yoplait yogurt cups, $0.50
$0.50/8 or $0.40/6 from the 1/2 GM, $0.50/4 HERE
As low as $0.25 each

Johnsonville Bratwurst or Italian Sausage, $3.99
$0.55/1 HERE

Hillshire Farms Deli Select Lunchmeat, $3.00
$1/1 coupon HERE
Only $1.00!

Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage, Kielbasa, or Lit'l Smokies, $2.50
Several possible coupons from the 1/23 RP, including $1/2
As low as $1.50 each wyb 2

Game Day Promotion. Buy 10 participating items, save $5.00. Prices listed reflect the $5 savings. For a full list of participating item (no prices) go HERE

Kraft Singles, $1.49
$1/1 Kraft 2% singles HERE

Philadelphia Cream Cheese, $0.99
$1/2 from Guy's Game Day Playbook
Free, or $0.49 each. Ymmv since the coupons say DND, but last week the cashier doubled my cheese coupons, no problem.
Or, if you don't have the playbook, there's a $0.50/2 HERE, making them $0.49 each

Nestle Toll House ready to bake cookies, $2.00
$1/1 HERE

Ken's Salad Dressing, 16oz, $1.79
$1/1 from the 1/9 SS

Jell-O, $0.99
$0.55/3 HERE
$0.63 each wyb3

Frank's RedHot Sauce, $1.99
$0.50/1 HERE (click on the coupon link, must register)
$0.99. There's also a $0.75/1 Frank's RedHot Thick Sauce, even cheaper if it's included

Nabisco Ritz or Snack Crackers, $1.99
$1/2 from Guy's Game Day Playbook
$0.99 each wyb 2 if it doubles

Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Lunch meats, $2.79
$1/2 from Guy's Game Day Playbook
$1.79 each wyb 2 if it doubles
*If Carving Board lunchmeats are available/included, there is a $1/1 HERE

Progresso Light, Reduced Sodium, or High Fiber Soup, $0.99
$1/4 from the 10/3, 12/5, or 1/2 GM, the 1/16 SS, or HERE
$0.49 each wyb 4

Silk Pure Almond Milk, $1.99
$1/1 from the 1/16 SS, or HERE (must register)

Hunt's Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce, $0.49
$0.45/3 from the 1/23 SS, $1/2 or $1/3 from the January '11 All You
As low as free

Heinz Ketchup, 40oz, $1.49

All Laundry Detergent, $3.49
$1/1 from the 1/16 SS

New York Garlic Bread, $2.29
$0.50/1 from the 11/14 SS or the Feb '11 All You

Kettle Brand Potato Chips, $1.49
$1/1 from the 1/30 RP

Hormel Chili, $0.76
$0.55/2 HERE
$0.21 each wyb 2

Balance Bar, $0.50
$1/3 HERE

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, $1.49
$0.75/2 or BOGO from the 1/30 RP
$0.75 each wyb 2

Ice Mountain Spring Water, 24 pk, $3.49
$1/1 HERE (Facebook, have to "like")

Sunday, January 30, 2011

4 inserts in the 1/30 paper

This week there will be 4 coupon inserts: 2 Redplums, 1 Smartsource and 1 P&G. Check our Sunday Coupon Preview to see what coupons are expected.

I'm hoping this week is good, we haven't been getting any great coupons locally, lately.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Great Cellfire Promotion

If you have a Cellfire account, make sure you log on tomorrow (1/27) between 1:00 and 5:00 PM (EST) for a coupon worth $0.50, $1, $2, or $5 at Kroger. Last time they had a promotion like this (sometime before Christmas, I remember something Santa related), I won a $5 coupon. If you don't have an account yet, sign up now and register your Kroger Card. Tomorrow when you log in, you'll have to click on the coupon and load it to your card. Totally worth saving at least $0.50!

If you aren't familiar with Cellfire, "Cellfire offers digital coupons that can be saved directly onto your grocery club card from the web or your mobile phone." You need to register with your cell phone, but after that you can choose to load all of your coupons from your computer. It's nice to have another place to find e-coupons, and I love these promotions they do.