Sunday, November 1, 2009

General Mills Cereals - Free Movies & Giveaway

I have always enjoyed going to the theater to see a movie. I have many memories as a child of going to the movies with my parents. My mom would frequently take us to Tuesday night matinees (they don't do that anymore, do they?). I can remember seeing movies like Ghostbusters, Back to the Future and ET with my family. We almost always shared a stick of SweetTarts during the movie. I remember trips to the drive-in, with a brown grocery bag full of popcorn. I have so many memories of movies that seeing a movie at the theater (or drive-in) is an experience that I love to share with my children. My son's first movie at the theater was Curious George. For my daughter, it was Kung Fu Panda (she didn't choose this one and slept the last 1/2 hour, but it was her first movie at the theater). We watch a lot of movies at home, but a trip to the theater makes it all a little more magical.

General Mills has a great new promotion starting up this month where you can receive FREE movie tickets when you buy 2 specially marked packages of General Mills Cereals. Participating brands include select sizes of: Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Trix and Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs.

Here's how it works:

-Buy 2 boxes of the General Mills specially marked packages
-Look inside the box for the special code.
-Go to Generalmills.com/moviecash and enter your two codes.
-You can then print your free movie certificate (e-movie cash) or receive it by e-mail, which is good for admission to any movie.

Some of the details:
Codes need to be entered by June 30, 2010
Free movie certificates are good for one admission up to $12.
Certificates expire 60 days from the date they are issued.
You can find a participating theater HERE.
Go HERE for a list of FAQs about this promotion.

What a great way to enjoy a family movie day out on the cheap. If you are like my family, we eat cereal almost every day for breakfast, so it is something that we are buying anyway. If you are fortunate to be able to buy the cereal on a sale with coupons, it only makes the deal that much better. Be sure to be on the lookout for specially marked passages next time you are at the grocery.

Courtesy of General Mills and My Blog Spark, my family received a "Movie Moment" prize pack, including 4 e-movie cash certificates and a coupon for a free box of cereal, so that we could check it out. We haven't had the chance to use the movie cash yet, but probably will use it to enjoy a family movie during the upcoming holiday season. There are always a number of family shows in theaters during that time. Who knows, maybe we will make that part of our family holiday tradition.

Giveaway
Thanks to General Mills and My Blog Spark, I have the opportunity to share a Movie Moment prize pack with one A Busy Mom of Two reader.

The winner will receive four e-movie cash certificates, which are redeemable for four FREE movie tickets (up to $12.50 value/each). In addition, you will receive a coupon for a FREE box of General Mills Cereal.

How to enter:

Primary entry - Leave a comment sharing your favorite family movie moment. Maybe it was the first movie you saw, or the first movie you saw on a date with your spouse, or the first movie you took your child to.

Bonus entries -
Follow me on Twitter (@ABusyMomofTwo) and tweet about this giveaway. Can be done once per day, be sure to leave a separate comment for each tweet.

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Giveaway will remain open until Tuesday, November 10th at 9 pm Eastern. Winner will be selected using a random number generator. Winner will be contacted by e-mail and have 36 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

I did not receive any compensation for this post, but did receive my own Movie Moment prize pack to enjoy a movie with my family.

56 comments:

debbie lynne said...

What a great prize pack. I want to go see the new Christmas Story. My favorite movie memory was seeing Christmas Vacation for the first time - so so funny!

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Christine said...

I want to see Where the Wild Things Are.

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Coupon Teacher said...

My favorite family movie memory was going to see the Grinch Who Stole Christmas the day after Thanksgiving on year. Crazy!

Traci said...

I took my three year old to polar express at the theatre and it was too loud and scary for him. When we left he said I didn't like that movie. It was too loud. I remember his little voice. So cute.

He is 8 now and not scared!

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I love the first time I watched Polar Express with my nephews. My kids are a little young for movies.

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trasmall said...

The first movie I remember seeing at the theater was the musical Annie, which I still LOVE to this day!

Pat said...

The first movie I saw was Disney's Lady and the Tramp.
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Kathy Rambousek said...

I had just had my first child and hubby and I were in dire need of a date night. We took our infant son to Toy Story in the theaters. His first movie and he slept right through it.

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JC said...

My favorite family movie memory was when we took kids to see Shrek. That was the first movie experience they had in the theater, very funny.

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Angela C said...

My best movie memory is when my mother took me to see Oliver and company as a kid. I still o not remember why but they gave me a Oliver plush, coloring books,cups, little toys. I am thinking it may have been a premiere or something.

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Candace said...

Our family favorite movie is Shrek. All the kids loved seeing that movie.

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Lori Sifuentes said...

I remember going to see a scary movie with my aunt when I was a teenager. She screamed out loud at all of the scary parts. I remember laughing during the entire movie.

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Anonymous said...

My favorite movie memory is seeing Walt Disney's Cinderella for the first time with my mom. It was her favorite movie and instantly became my favorite. Now, 21 years after she has passed, I watch the movie and enjoy memories of my mom all over again. Also, I share those memories with my kids and make new ones by sharing the movie (and other movies) with them, for the first time.

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Brook said...

My favorite movie moment is one of the first movies I remember seeing as a child, Spaceballs. My whole family was going and I was VERY UPSET that we were going to see stupid Spaceballs. I soooo very much did not want to see this movie! I remember pouting and crying and carrying on about it. And....it ended up being one of my favorite movies as a child! I loved it! LOL Now as a Mom, I just wait for my little guy to pull the same stunt...! :)

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Anonymous said...

My best memory is seeing Free Willy- my first movie! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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Buki Family said...

my husband is from africa and i will never forget the first time i took him to the movies in america and how awed it was by the place... and it was nothing special. he LOVES going to the movies now!
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Steph said...

One of my favorite memories is seeing Entrapment with my hubby on our first date--we were both so nervous!

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ABCFrugality.com said...

We took my daughter to see Horton Hears a Who. Too fun!

Elena said...

One of my favorite movie moments was going to see "Gone with the Wind" at a local theatre with my sister. It was a special showing, and it was amazing to see it on a big screen!
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rebecca said...

I loved going to see the new Harry Potter movie with my hubby this summer. We got a babysitter for our 16 month old and went to a movie alone for the first time since before he was born! I loved it!
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Laura said...

I remember seeing Man From Snowy River 2 in the drive through with my parents and sisters - the first one was one of my favs at the time!

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Whitney said...

Favorite movie moment- the final dance scene in "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!"

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Jackie said...

Our favorite family movie is the Bee Movie. My husband and older son are big Jerry Seinfeld fans and my younger son just loves it period!

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Hula Hooping Mom said...

my favorite movie memory was the first time I took my youngest daughter to the movies - we were running late so by the time we walked in it was dark and so loud! We ended up having to leave she was so scared - now we always make sure we get there before lights are out! LOL

Beth said...

My mom says Snow White was my first movie!

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susan1215 said...

I took my kids to see their first movie Toy Story and they were so surpised at how big the screen was.

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