Wednesday, February 23, 2011

General Mills Retro Cereal Giveaway - Week 1

I’m thrilled to be working with General Mills for the third time to host another fantastic giveaway!

General Mills conducted a national survey, which asked consumers to pick their favorite Retro package designs from the 50s, 60s and 80s. The top packages chosen include Cheerios® (1956), Trix® (1968), Honey Nut Cheerios® (1984), Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (1984) and Lucky Charms® (1989). These limited-edition Retro packages will be available now through mid-March in Target stores nationwide. After the packages reach the stores, consumers can go to http://www.grocerysavvy.com/ and view some cartoons from the past, while enjoying a fun morning with family and friends over breakfast.




For the next 5 weeks, you will have a chance to win the following Prize Pack:
1 Retro box of Cheerios® (1956)
1 Retro box of Trix® (1968)
1 Retro box of Honey Nut Cheerios® (1984)
1 Retro box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (1984)
1 Retro box of Lucky Charms® (1989)
$10 Target Gift Card
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Frisbee

Seeing these packages brought back a feeling of nostalgia of days gone by as a kid eating some of my favorite cereals on a Saturday morning watching cartoons. I have to say my favorite was Lucky Charms. I used to try and eat the oats and save the marshmallows for the end. This was a “special occasion” cereal around my house and getting it was a treat. We usually had Cheerios and the like.

Each week, the spotlight will be on one of the cereals that are part of the promotion. This week: Lucky Charms. Do you remember Lucky the Leprechaun? This package was introduced in 1989 when The Cosby Show was the most popular show on television and a gallon of gas was 97 cents. Barbie also turned 30 and George Bush Senior became president of the United States.

To enter:
Leave a comment on this post

Extra entries:
1. Follow my blog (+1 entry)
2. Follow ChicnPink on Twitter (+1 entry)
3. Send a tweet about this giveaway (+2 entries)
You can send this if you like: Enter to win a General Mills Prize Pack & Target Gift Card from @ChicnPink here: http://tinyurl.com/4houyl3 #Giveaway
4. Post about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post (+2 entries)

That’s a total of 7 possible entries!

Rules:
1. This giveaway is open to US Residents only
2. This giveaway will close on 3/1/11 and the winner will be drawn via Random.org and announced 3/2/11.

Good luck and if you don’t win this week, you still have 4 more chances!

FTC: General Mills provided me with the prize pack and information for this giveaway.

70 comments:

Ellen said...

I remember those cereal boxes! What a fun giveaway!

Lindsey said...

I'm a follower!

Terri said...

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Terri said...

I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks for holding the retro cereal giveaway and for the memories!
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Terri said...

I follow you on Twitter as @dahbou.
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Buckhead Belle said...

What a fun giveaway!

AubreyLaine said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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I am a GFC follower
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AubreyLaine said...

I follow on Twitter
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siilenti said...

Great giveaway :D

siilenti said...

Im a GFC follower

Miss K said...

i love cereal! I could eat it for every meal, no joke.

Miss K said...

I'm a follower!

Karin said...

The kid in me loves Lucky Charms cuz they're magically delicious!

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Karin said...

Follow via GFC

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

LOL my dad always sings the Frosted Lucky Charms song to me becuase I'm short :( haha! And we're Irish.

I do the same thing with everything I eat - save the best part for last. We're so much alike!

I am a follower, a tweep, and I tweeted (http://twitter.com/#!/jointhegossip/status/40484332539879425)

Princess Aurora said...

I love Lucky Charms! I used to steal the box from the kitchen and keep it under bed as a kid and blame it on my uncle ;)
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I Tweeted the Giveaway! http://twitter.com/#!/RoraBorieAlice/statuses/40495847988928512

Stephanie said...

Those were the days! I eat cereal more often than I should. What a great giveaway!
Following on Twitter and tweeting about this! (@VertigoDawn)

Michelle said...

Lucky Charms don't last long in our house!!

Michelle said...

I follow your blog.

Michelle said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Michelle said...

I tweeted about the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/#!/maliasma/status/40517931649474560

Meghan said...

This is amazing! I love it! I totally follow!

Meghan said...

I also follow on Twitter - @CompilationTape

Meghan said...

I just tweeted!

Dana said...

I am a follower of your blog and on Twitter.

Dana said...

I am a follower of your blog and on Twitter.

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

I love the retro packaging :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

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

Following @ChicnPink on Twitter
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted the giveaway { 1 }
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted the giveaway { 2 }
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Blogged about the giveaway { 1 }
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Blogged about the giveaway { 2 }
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adoreabubbles said...

Good luck to everyone in the US those lucky charms look awesome lol they never brought those out in Ireland!

Jen said...

I remember the lucky charms box but thats it lol. Thanks!

Jen said...

I follow with gfc
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Jen said...

follow on twitter @n4zfk@cox.net

Jen said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/n4zfk/status/40799455691149312
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Jen said...

tweeted #2 http://twitter.com/#!/n4zfk/status/40799455691149312
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Jen said...

blogged it here http://jen-getlucky.blogspot.com/2011/02/retro-cereal.html
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Jen said...

blogged it here #2 http://jen-getlucky.blogspot.com/2011/02/retro-cereal.html
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katychick said...

i love cinn toast crunch
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katychick said...

i follow you gfc
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ShyGirl said...

How fun! Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity! I could eat cereal all day everyday :)

I'm a follower!

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Karen said...

I haven't had Lucky Charms in ages. Had to be an adult to finally get them because mom wouldn't buy them. :-)

Mami2jcn said...

Fun! These take me back!

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Mami2jcn said...

tweeted:

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tweeted:

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Mami2jcn said...

I follow your blog in GFC.

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I follow you on Twitter (@mami2jcn)

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Allison said...

I would love to win!

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Allison said...

1- tweeted this giveaway
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2- tweeted this giveaway
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Jessica said...

We go through a lot of cereal. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Jessica said...

I follow your blog through google friend connect
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Jessica said...

I tweeted
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Jessica said...

I tweeted 2
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Liz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to enter!

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Liz said...

I follow with GFC!

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Liz said...

I follow you on Twitter! @FakeGradSchool

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Liz said...

#1 I tweeted!

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#2 I tweeted!

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Mari said...

Thanks for the giveaway. The cereal boxes remind me of my childhood!

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Mari said...

I follow via gfc.

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Mari said...

I follow via twitter (LuckyDuckyToo)

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Mari said...

http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/42759971624075264

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#1

Mari said...

http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/42759971624075264

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#2