Sunday, February 21, 2010

General Mills Retro Cereal/Target/Atari Giveaway

I was contacted by General Mills cereal to do a review and host a giveaway where 5 five winners will be selected to win a prize pack that includes the following:


  • 1 sample each of the Limited Edition boxes of General Mills Big G cereal that includes Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Nut Cheerios, Trix and Lucky Charms
  • 1 Retro-designed T-shirt
  • 1 $10 Target Gift Card

Grand Prize

  • One Grand Prize winner will be selected at the end of the week to win an Atari Game Console with a variety of built-in retro games.

That’s a total of 6 prizes!

Target stores nationwide will carry five limited-edition General Mills cereal boxes featuring fun “Retro” package designs and premium offers from the 60’s and 80’s. Some of you might remember the boxes from when you were a child. General Mills sent me a prize pack and I definitely remembered the original Honey Nut Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch boxes.

Honey Nut Cheerios came out in 1989. I was 10, going on 11 and remember this being a popular cereal in our home. That is also the year that the first Batman movie came out, a gallon of gas was around 97 cents and Barbie turned 30 years old.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch came out in 1985 and I would have been 6, going on 7. This kind of cereal would have been considered a treat in my house, as we mainly had Cheerios. In 1985, the original “We Are The World” was recorded, Ronald Regan took his oath for a second term as the 40th President of the United States and Super Mario Brothers was introduced.

I also remember Atari very well. This was the first game console in my house and I think my Dad loved it more than me. I’ll never forget playing Pac-Man and Pole Position. Those were the true original video games in my opinion!

Target was a growing chain in the 80’s and now it is a household name. In 1989, the retailer expanded into the Southeastern United States and had a total of 399 stores at the time, with $7.51 billion in sales. Imagine what that number must be now. Target is and will probably always be one of my favorite places to shop. I’m also highly impressed with their expansion of grocery offerings. There is almost no need to head to the supermarket any longer.

To enter the giveaway:
1. Mandatory. Please leave a comment telling me your favorite General Mills cereal as a child – 1 entry
2. If you’re already a follower or become a follower that gets you another entry – 1 entry
3. Twitter about this giveaway @ChicnPink for another entry – 1 entry
4. Post about this on your blog for another two entries – 2 entries

That is a total of 5 possible entries and remember that there are also 5 prize packs and 1 Atari prize to be won!

This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will be open until 11:59pm on Thursday, February 25th. Giveaway winners will be announced on Friday, February 26th. Please contact me at my email address on the sidebar of my blog if you're a winner.

Good luck!

79 comments:

Modern Maven said...

This is GREAT!

My FAV cereal IS Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

Oh, and I'm a follower!

Thanks!

Nicole

sphinx63 said...

My favorite cereal as a child was Cocoa Puffs. Thanks!

sphinx63 said...

I'm a follower!

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Katie said...

how awesome is this!? How do you get contacted for these? So neat!

My all time favorite cereal ever is Lucky Charms, I always eat the marshmallows last haha.

I'm a follower of course :)

Danielle said...

Haha. This is so random. I had to enter because it's too funny NOT to enter.

I have to go with cinnamon toast crunch because that was my favorite growing up. I love honey nut cheerios too. I tend to avoid sugars but love those cereals.

You know I'm a follower.

Brittany said...

To enter the giveaway:
1. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my all time favorite! I don't drink milk, but I can eat this stuff right out of the box!
2. I'm a follower!
3. Tweeted!!

DG said...

Cinnamon Toast crunch for me as well! :)

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DG said...

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/9449119827

tweeted! :)

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DG said...

I am a follower

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DG said...

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rae1124 said...

My favorite as a kid would have to be Trix!

rae1124 said...

I'm a follower!

rae1124 said...

I tweeted this giveaway...
http://twitter.com/rae1124/status/9450612732

spifftiff88 said...

YUM! My fave cereal was fruity pebbles :) I am also a new follower

Linda said...

My favorite was Honey Nut Cheerios. It still is!
I'm a follower!

Linda said...

I tweeted about your giveaway too!

Gina said...

I admit I feel a little guilty even entering since I just won a giveaway but I love cereal, that t-shirt, and Target so I figured, what the heck? My favorite cereal as a child was Cocoa Puffs. I still remember eating it at about 3 years old, watching Scooby Doo!

Gina said...

I am a follower too!

Friendliest Ghost said...

Cinnamon Toast Crunch was by far my favorite cereal as a kid. It’s shaped like bread, but it’s way tastier than bread! And tiny! Magical.

Friendliest Ghost said...

I’m a follower of the blog :)

Friendliest Ghost said...

I tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/doppeldeer/status/9453443643

Sonya said...

Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

Sonya said...

I'm a follower!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Ok, I LOVE Cinnamon Toast Crunch ( I still buy it now at the age of 26!)

I'm already a follower

I retweeted your message on twitter (NewlywedGiggles = me)

:)

Shelze said...

I am now a follower, and my fav cereal is Lucky Charms! I will comment again when I successfully tweeted about this, and blogged too!

Shelze said...

It is now on twitter, which means it went to my facebook too http://twitter.com/michelejoyrn
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/michelejoyrn?ref=profile
I also blogged about it http://shelze.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway.html

JC said...

My favorite General Mills cereal as a child was Trix!

JC said...

I'm a follower

JC said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/9459477836 @tcarolinep follower

JC said...

blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway-chic-pink.html
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JC said...

blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway-chic-pink.html
2

Miss Anne said...

Let me just start out by saying... as a pregnant woman, my current cravings??

CEREAL.

in fact. i now want every single one of those cereals to eat.

:)

My fav? Definately cinnamon toast crunch, but due to my current status, i'd eat em all.

not.even.lying.

:)

Miss Anne said...

and i follow you loyally.
duh.

:)

Shanna said...

As a kid I didn't eat cereal. However, I love it now!!

Shanna said...

I am now a follower! I look forward to reading your blog!!!

April said...

Since I was a little girl, I have loved cereal. So much, in fact, I eat cereal as dessert after dinner. To narrow down a fave is impossible ... I don't discriminate. Ha ha! Fun giveaway, Jules!!

April said...

I follow, too! Actually, I am obsessed with Chic & Pink! xoxo

Denise said...

I loved lucky charms as a kid and still do, just don't need a the sugar. And I follow you!

Luna said...

i am commenting and am also a follower. my fav general mills cereal as a kid was Honey Nut Cheerios. i also remember those retro boxes and had an atari. i remember nintendo coming out in 85 and i used to play with my friends on their consoles. i didnt get mine until 86 but i had so much fun playing with it once i had it.

Ashley said...

I loved Trix!

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Ashley said...

I am a follower (ash9)

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Ashley said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/smash906/status/9478378801

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Jamie Pickle said...

Mine was Cinnamon Toast Crunch for sure!!!

Jamie Pickle said...

I am a follower too!

*Kim* said...

My favorite cereal as a kid was (and still is actually) Lucky Charms!

Kim
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*Kim* said...

I'm a follower too :)

Kim
sunkissed212[at]yahoo.com

Mrs. McB said...

Awesome giveaway!

I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

I am a follower!

Preppy Sue said...

My favorite was Lucky Charms, although I wasn't really allowed to have those "sugary" cereals ;)

I'm a follower :)

What a fun giveaway, thanks!

mckymsmm said...

We always liked Cheerios

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mckymsmm said...

I am a follower - Donna

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mckymsmm said...

Tweeted it http://twitter.com/mickeyms6/status/9506629696

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Lis said...

What an awesome giveaway!!

Lucky Charms was and still is my all time favorite - with Cinamon Toast Crunch as a close second. Yep, I still eat kids cereal. I can't help it!!

And I'm already a follower!

And I just tweeted about it! http://twitter.com/LisLoves/status/9516815255

Dolphin Girl said...

I just saw these boxes at Target. So fun! My favorite cereal was LUcky CHarms. It was a special treat and we would always pick out all the marshmallows first!

Dolphin Girl said...

tweeted 2/23

http://twitter.com/kdolphins7/status/9549255444

SouthernBelleJM said...

Girl, Enter me in:) I love cereal!!!!

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

My favorite General Mills cereal as a child was Trix :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Following with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Blogged { 1 }
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Blogged { 2 }
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sweetpea08 said...

I always loved Trix (and still do)
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sweetpea08 said...

I follow your blog
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sweetpea08 said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/tobinsmommy08/status/9616506959
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Anne J said...

Cinnamon toast crunch was my favorite as a child. Now I prefer cheerios.

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Anne J said...

I follow on google friend connect/blogger

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Anne J said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/9637512542

Linda Kish said...

I was little a long time ago and there were far fewer cereal options. I always liked Cheerios.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Hillcrest Acres said...

My favorite cereal as a child was Lucky Charms and Cocoa Puffs.

I posted about this great giveaway on the sidebar of my blog!!

Kirsten said...

I loved Lucky Charms!

CindyWindy2003 said...

Favorite GM cereal was Honey nut cheerios, still is! carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

CindyWindy2003 said...

Blog follower, CindyWindy2003, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

CindyWindy2003 said...

tweet http://twitter.com/carafferty/status/9656290653
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CindyWindy2003 said...

#1 Blogged about this giveaway at http://cindywindylovesblogsnfrogs.blogspot.com/2010/02/retro-gm-target-gc-and-atari-giveaway.html
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CindyWindy2003 said...

#2 Blogged about this giveaway at http://cindywindylovesblogsnfrogs.blogspot.com/2010/02/retro-gm-target-gc-and-atari-giveaway.html
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janetfaye said...

My favorite was Lucky Charms.

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ProjectHope7 said...

fave was cheerios for sure!

cathy b

projecthope7 at gmail dot com

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