Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Cheerios 2-Pack Review and a Giveaway!

Are you a savings Club member (i.e., Costo, Sam's Club, BJs)? Personally, my family belongs to Costco and I love being able to purchase some of our heavily used items in bulk. With 2 pre-schoolers in my house, I recognized early on the value of buying Cheerios cereal at Costco. We go through it like wildfire - and not just the kids, the Heela and I love it too! But, it came in a large, oversized box with 2 plastic bags of Cheerios inside. While it was a great way to get a lot of cereal at once, it was not very practical from a storage perspective. I basically had to transfer the cereal from one of the bags into a tupperware-like container and then had to find somewhere to store the other bag/large box in the meantime. And the box was so tall, it didn't fit on my normal height shelf! Frustrating to say the least. Well... things have changed!

New 2 Box Cheerios Packaging

"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!"

That's right - new packaging! Instead of one oversized box with 2 bags, the new 2 box Cheerios contains two individual boxes which come attached at the time of purchase, but can be separated once you get home. This makes them so much easier to store and easier to pour!

And the added benefit? The new packaging is greener too! Who doesn't love that?! "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 off the road, decreasing CO2 emissions."

Check out this video for all the benefits of new 2 box Cheerios packaging :

If the embedded video doesn't work for you, see below:
Cheerios Video link:

A few days ago the generous folks at General Mills and My Blog Spark sent me a prize pack to check out the new 2-box Cheerios packaging. The first thing that impressed me was the shorter stature of the package itself. It was a more "normal" size that I knew would fit much better on my pantry shelves. On the left is the new packaging. We happened to have one of the old packages in our pantry already so I compared the two...

New boxes are a more "normal" size

Next I thought it was really neat how the packages could be separated into two individual boxes of cereal. No need to transfer anything to another container (unless I wanted to)! The boxes are connected at the top and the bottom by "stickers" which have little tabs that you pull.

Stickers connect the boxes

You just pry up the tab and tear...

Tab separates easily

The boxes are also connected to each other by those "booger adhesive dots" (yes, that is the technical name) in various spots along the body of the boxes. These also pull apart easily.

Adhesive "Booger" dots keep the boxes connected until you want to separate them

A quick pull apart and you have two separate boxes!

Two separate boxes make for easier storage!

Ta-daaa! So much easier to store! But you still get the benefit and savings of buying "in bulk"!

Now for the fun stuff...


Two RACKS and Mooby readers are each going to win (2) Cheerios 2-pack Cereals (equals 4 boxes)!  To enter this giveaway, in the comment section below, let me know how the new 2 box Cheerios packaging will benefit you and your family?

This giveaway will end on May 9th at 5 pm EST. Giveaway Closed - see winners announced HERE

Note: Giveaway is limited to US residents only.

For more information feel free to visit the Cheerios website HERE.

Disclosure:  As part of my participation in this Spark from MyBlogSpark, I was provided (2) Cheerios 2-packs (4 boxes of cereal). The opinions expressed herein are my own and have not been influenced by the receipt of the cereal. The Cheerios® cereal, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

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  1. It will benefit us because we eat a lot of cereal!

  2. It will be great because it will not take up so much space in our pantry!

  3. The new packaging is a great idea. It's nice to know that those in charge must have listened to the concerns of people like us. I have very little storage space, no pantry, so this will make it easier to store the boxes in whatever space I can finagle. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. The packaging would really work great in my cabinets!! I could put four boxes on top of each other and would totally be space saving!! And my kid loves Cheerios!!

  5. The lower shelf on my cupboard is too short for a standard size box. It is hard to estimate by the picture, but I am sure this new box will fit there.

  6. I actually keep my open boxes in the fridge, where space is very limited. This is a great idea.

  7. we all love cheerios in this house and we are on a very tight budget, so this would really help us out! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  8. I have a teeny pantry--being able to stack the shorter boxes would be great!

  9. we eat a lot of cereal sometimes even more than once a day!

  10. This is such a good idea! Now I won't have to recycle the huge box & end up with the extra bag getting squished=cheerio dust!

  11. My family NEEDS big boxes of cereal! We eat so much of it. And we love Cheerios. We would love to win!

  12. We need this because we currently run a B&B. We normally eat a bowl of cereal in between serving guests. We love some Cheerios!

  13. Who wouldn't want some free Cheerios? Cheerios are my husband's favorite snack!!!

  14. We have four kidddos and we go through some major cereal!! Cheerios is one of our main staples! We recently doubled our family size when we added two foster kiddos, since then we are busting at the seams in every aspect of our home including our pantry!! Anything that is a space saver is first on my list these days!!!

  15. Love the new packaging - so much more convenient. It would be awesome to win some cereal - my four kids go through lots of food!

  16. I'll be honest. If I win this, I'll give them to my friend who has a 10 month who is just hooked on Cheerios. :-)


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