Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cheerios - new 2 box packaging - a Giveaway

I have been a club shopper for years. I think I was working my first real job when the company gave away a thank you gift that included one of those fold up chairs and a one year membership at a local club store. At the time, I was not yet married, but engaged. There were only a handful of items that it really made sense for me to buy at the club store. As my family has grown, shopping club stores has been a great way for us to get both unique products and good values. We actually belong to two different clubs - BJ's and Sam's Club. I think if the Costco weren't almost an hour away, we probably would have a membership there too.

We buy a variety of things at the club stores. We frequently pick up clothes, books and other mid-store items. They are a great place to shop in advance of a family gathering or a picnic. They offer a value over the grocery store on many items. What I like best are those items where I can buy what amounts to a multi-pack of a 'normal' size item or a multi-use item with a resealable container. This is the most practical for my family. As example, when you buy bread, the bread is priced as a buy 2. You get two standard loaves in one overwrap (and at about the same cost as just one loaf at the grocery). Another example is the 8 pack of pasta - where you get 8- 1# boxes that are bundled together. These types of packages are just easier for storing and serving. There is no need to store half a can of this or several pounds of that. They are in sizes that I use regularly and work well for meals and snacks.

One thing that I have never bought at a club store is cereal. In part, the big box with several bags in it was a deterrent. But, General Mills is trying to change that with their 2 box Cheerios packaging format for club stores. Stickers with a tear away tab at the top and bottom and some of that fun glue that you can peel off between the boxes (I'm sure there is a name, but really it escapes me if I know it) hold the two boxes away. Simply separate them and you have two large boxes of Cheerios. For me, with the way that we store and use cereal, this works much better for me than the one large box with several bags.

"While buying Cheerios at Club is already easy and affordable, new 2 box Cheerios packaging format makes Cheerios an even better purchase! You can cheer on the value by purchasing the new 2 box Cheerios packages in Club!

What’s so exciting?

- New 2 box Cheerios contains two individual boxes, making them easier to store and easier to pour!

Not to mention…

- By reducing the amount of air in each individual bag, these enhanced containers fit 10% more cereal than before and use less packaging
- While each box contains more cereal, packaging material has been reduced by over 200,000 lbs, saving 1,000 trees and taking 130 Cheerios trucks of the road, decreasing CO2 emissions

New and improved 2 box Cheerios are now available on the shelves of Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s nationwide."

You can watch a video here.

Thanks to General Mills, through MyBlogSpark, I have the opportunity to give away to one A Busy Mom of Two reader, not just one, but two 2 box packages of Cheerios!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway will remain open through May 23rd. Giveaway is open to residents of the US only. One winner will be selected through Rafflecopter. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

No compensation was received for this post. Prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. All opinions expressed are entirely my own or that of my family.


Wendy Rozema said...

I enjoy it as a snack!

Anonymous said...

my kids love to eat them as a snack
tcogbill at live dot com

justicecw said...

We love it with milk for breakfast! thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

Steph S said...

We like them with milk and sugar for breakfast.


okcmomto3 said...

We love Cheerios in our house! We love that they taste good and its good for you! okcmomto3@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I put sliced Banana's in with my Cheerios!

Kathy said...

As a snack without milk!

Kathy Rambousek said...

The yellow-boxed Cheerios is one of my favorite cereals. think I may have a bowl this morning :)

Harmony said...

the kids eat them right out of the box

Lori Sifuentes said...

I eat them for a snack.


Anonymous said...

dry cheerios are great (without milk)

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

Gina M (crave to save) said...

We love cheerios as an afternoon snack! My toddler loves them!

Thanks for the chance to win!
gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Kelly g said...

milk and sugar