Savvy savers know that saving money is about more than using a coupon…or even one hundred. It’s all about making changes to your life that make financial sense for your family and stretch those hard-earned dollars. If you are not already eating breakfast at home, it’s time to rethink your breakfast routine because could be saving a lot of money! Wake up and take the “Breakfast at Home Savings Challenge” to see just how much time and money you could save during the week by shopping and eating breakfast at home.
General Mills is helping you save even more by offering up some special savings on their Breakfast at Home site! Just select the coupons you want and print them directly from your printer. Visit EveryDaySaver.com/breakfastathome to get yours.
A fast food breakfast can cost upwards of $5 per person…If even just one person in your family is eating on-the-go everyday during the workweek that is $25 per week or $100 a month that could be put towards other items. For the cost of one meal you can get a box or two of your favorite General Mills Cereals! Add a little variety to the week with items like eggs which cost about $1.40 per dozen, fresh fruit (choose what’s on sale that week), bacon, pancakes (a box of Bisquick is under $2 and will give you at least two breakfasts depending on the size and appetite of your family), and more!
My family eats breakfast at home 98% of the time already, but I thought I would see how much I could get for $25. We went shopping for two weeks worth of breakfast foods and just barely went over $25 (I am shopping for myself and 4 kiddos)! Here is what we bought:
3 cartons of eggs at .99 each
1 Box of Bisquick on sale for $1.49
4 boxes of General Mills Cereal (Lucky Charms, Hershey’s Puffs, Multigrain Cheerios, and Cascadian Farms Granola) for a total of $3.96 after coupons
1 jug of Simply Orange Juice for $1.79
2 two gallons of milk for $1.99 each
2 Packages of Turkey Bacon for $1.79 each
1 bunch of bananas – $1.38
2 cartons of Strawberries – $1.99 each
1 box of Pillsbury Toaster Strudel – $1.79
1 loaf of whole grain bread for $1.50
Our grand total was $26.42 for 2 weeks worth of meals — Less than it would have cost us to eat out just one time! Plus, we enjoyed some great meals including bacon and egg sandwiches, scrambled eggs, eggs in a basket, and Belgian waffles!
Giveaway is now closed.
General Mills provided me with a Breakfast at Home Makes Sense Gift Pack (pictured above – value $39) which includes a $25 gift card to use during the event, One box of Lucky Charms®, One box of Honey Nut Cheerios®, a Big G Bowl, and a Big G lip balm. One lucky Fort Hood Savers reader will receive the same package.
To enter just visit http://www.generalmills.com/Brands/Cereals.aspx. Then come back and leave a comment on this post stating your favorite breakfast product! Winner will be chosen on 7/15!
The information in this post and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark
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