Thursday, February 10, 2011

Big G Cereals & Hot Wheels – review & GIVEAWAY

CONTEST OVER!  Congratulations to this winner – Karen W (comment #53).  I’ll be in touch with you to redeem your prize!

big_g My dad’s cousin used to work for General Mills.  He lives in the Buffalo, NY area; but every time we would get together, he’d come with CASES of cereal for us – so much so that we usually had to share because we had so much!  It was WONDERFUL! 

Several years have passed since our cereal case days, so we were thrilled when a nice-sized box arrived on our doorstep the other day, containing FIVE boxes of Big G cereal. 

big g hot wheels Not only are there some of our favorites cereals here, but each box contains a Hot Wheels pullback racer!  So far, we’ve opened 3 boxes because Ian really wants those cars!  (See them pictured on the front of each box? We found that yellow car today, and added it to the ones from the other day – red and  blue.)

You know what’s really cool about these?  Remember, when you were a kid, how you had to either dig to the bottom of the bag or actually eat most of the cereal to find the prize?  Well, these are right on top, OUTSIDE of the actual cereal bag!  Now, I might be simple, but I found that exciting!  The racers are individually wrapped and you have to put on the stickers yourself.  Can I just say that Ian thinks that I’m a car-making genius?! 

Starting January 24th, inside each participating cereal box (Cheerios® 14 oz, Cinnamon Toast Crunch® 17 oz, Lucky Charms® 16 oz, Reese’s Puffs® 18 oz, and Cookie Crisp® 15.6 oz), you’ll be able to “gas and go” with one of four custom-designed collectable Hot Wheels® pullback racers. Each car contains a code to unlock an exciting online racing game.

When it comes to meals, breakfast is important in helping kids fuel up for the day and Big G cereals provides a healthy breakfast choice for parents to offer their families. You can feel good about giving your kids a bowl of Big G cereal and they’ll be thanking you for a breakfast that is as tasty as it is fun!

So, get out there, get your family some cereal, and have fun racing your new Hot Wheels pullback racers! 

GIVEAWAY!!!  General Mills and Hot Wheels have generously donated a package – just like the one that I received – to give away to one of my readers!  If you’d like to win, please leave me a comment telling me what your favorite General Mills cereal.  That’s it – it’s that simple.  I’ll draw a random winner from among the comments next Thursday, February 17th, at noon. 

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  • Do you have a Hot Wheels memory to share? 

Good luck!

NOTE: I received a free 5-pack of Big G cereals, containing the Hot Wheels racers, from Big G, via My Blog Spark.  My thoughts are entirely my own and I was not compensated in any other way.

62 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow! What a great package! We just stocked up on some General Mills cereal via a great deal at a local grocery store. My children had Cinnamon Toast Crunch for the first time and are in love, lol.

purple squirrel said...

OH, what fun! We are Cheerios folks here, although my kids do enjoy having some of the special "Sweet Cereals" when go away, camping, etc... :)

~ Denise ~ said...

What a fabulous giveaway! With the way we go through cereal around here, this would be great! My personal fave GM cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch! :) I've been known to stash a box of it waaaaay in the back of the pantry so the kids don't find/eat it! {Mmmwaaa ha ha ha ha!}

~ Denise ~ said...

I already follow your blog ;)

~ Denise ~ said...

I follow your blog on FB ;o)

~ Denise ~ said...

Already follow you on Twitter...

~ Denise ~ said...

Posted about this giveaway on FB... !! Woohoo!

~ Denise ~ said...

Are you sick of all my comments yet? {This one doesn't count as an entry, I know... Hee hee}

purple squirrel said...

OH, and I follow you on GFC~ :) and wouldn't my littlest just LOVE those hot wheels cars!

~ Denise ~ said...

Blogged about it on my blog (say THAT 10x/fast!)

http://chaimommy.blogspot.com/2011/02/big-g-cereal-giveaway-not-mine-but.html

purple squirrel said...

Here's a fun hot wheels memory~ I grew up in a house with a dirt basement (Outside entrance). One summer, when it was HOT (for Montana, so maybe not soooooo hot), I remember my youngest big brother and I playing in the basement~ we carved out roads in the one dirt wall, and had big caves for the "Homes". It was like the Pacific Coast highway in our imaginations! :)

Traci Best said...

Without a doubt it is CHEERIOS! I am particularly fond of them with sliced strawberries (LOTS!) and sugar. ;D

Mrs. White said...

Thanks so much for this chance to win!
My favorite is Cheerios!

Blessings
Mrs. White

Mrs. White said...

I follow your blog!

Blessings
Mrs. White

Debbie said...

Favorite of the cereal posted above would be Cinnamon Toast Crunch... favorite of all the GM cereals would be MultiGrain Cherrios, I think. LOL

Debbie said...

I follow your blog.

Debbie said...

I Follow Reviews & Reflections on FB

Debbie said...

Your blog button is on my blog, on my Favorite Websites page... here: http://debbiesdigest.blogspot.com/p/favorite-websites.html

I hope that counts.

Debbie said...

I shared about this giveaway on my FB wall, with a link back.

Debbie said...

I shared about this giveaway on my FB wall, with a link back. 2nd entry

Debbie said...

I shared about the giveaway on my blog. (entry 1)

Debbie said...

I shared about the giveaway on my blog. (entry 2)

Debbie said...

My boys and I used to set up the Hot Wheels track all around our house and run the cars over it. I wish I had pictures. It was so much fun. We had one of those contraptions that also shot the Hot Wheels through it to help them get over tall hills... know what I mean??? Ok they are called launchers. I looked on the web and could not find one like the one we used to have... but you know what I mean... I hope.

Michelle Smith said...

My favorite is Cheerios, but my kids' favorite is Lucky Charms--they're magically delicious!

Michelle Smith said...

I follow your blog on Google Friend.

Michelle Smith said...

I follow on Facebook.

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

I follow your blog using gfc

Michelle Smith said...

I have your button on the sidebar of my blog.

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Well, my former, younger self would have to say Cookie Crunch, but I stick with the healthier Cheerios now. ;o)

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

follow you on fb

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Michelle Smith said...

I shared this giveaway on Facebook #1

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

In college I began my love for Corvettes and started to collect Corvette Hot Wheels. I've since given them to my daughter, who loves Hot Wheels (and I had to take them out of the packages) GASP!!

Michelle Smith said...

I shared this giveaway on Facebook #2

mystery of godliness said...

I like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and so does my 4 year old. My 6 year old prefers the Cookie Crisp. My DH prefers Cheerios.

mystery of godliness said...

I posted a link on FB.

maryann5 said...

I like Lucky Charms, etlinder at aol dot com

bukaeyes said...

My favorite is Lucky Charms!
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bukaeyes said...

I follow on GFC as bukaeyes
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bukaeyes said...

I sent you a friend request on facebook (Betsy Hoff)
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I follow you on twitter @bukaeyes
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Lisa said...

My personal favorite is Cheerios.
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Lisa said...

I follow you.

Lisa said...

I like you on FB.

Lisa said...

When my son was about 7 or 8 he bought a multipack of hotwheels cars with his own money. On the way home from the store we stopped at the park & he was burying his cars in the rocks. I told him he would forget where they were, but he didn't think so. When it was time to go he couldn't find them all. He was very sad but he still calls that park "the hotwheel park" and he is 20 years old.

Miss Lissy said...

My favorite General Mills cereal is Kix! So many childhood memories
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Miss Lissy said...

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KarenW said...

We love cereal here in our house! I'm still a big Lucky Charms fan. :)

KarenW said...

I'm already your friend on facebook!

KarenW said...

I'm following you on twitter! 1KarenW

KarenW said...

I posted your contest on facebook!

KarenW said...

I posted about your contest on facebook #2!

KarenW said...

Hot wheels memory - As the only girl in my family, I grew up playing a lot of "boy games". I loved helping my older brother set up his hot wheels race track. And at Christmas time, I would get my own hot wheels cars to play along with him. :D

Athena said...

My favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

Athena said...

I follow your blog!

Athena said...

I also follow you on FB!

Kim Monaco said...

I love Lucky Charms. Yummy.

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Kim Monaco said...

I'm a follower via RSS.

Debra said...

I adore the Reeses cereal. I refuse to get it very often though, usually only if we are going to be traveling. Normally, I tend to buy Cheerios.

Debra said...

I follow your blog. :)

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I follow you on Facebook.

Elaine said...

cheerios!

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