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.
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!
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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.