Parents and kids are so busy it can be difficult to find quiet time together. Going to a movie might mean giving in to the temptation of junk food. Recently General Mills and My Blog Spark proved families can enjoy cereal as a tasty snack while they watch a movie in the theater or at home.
Food and Fun as a Family
Sometimes families feel like they are always running in opposite directions. Parents are working more hours to cover the bills. They might also be going to college at night or online to try to boost their income or change their careers. Meanwhile, kids are going to school and a variety of activities. Parents spend any spare time they have left shuttling their children to basketball practice or ballet classes. Everyone wants to take some time out.
Sharing a family dinner at home is one way to take a bit of time together. Often the meal only lasts for a half hour then everyone is back to doing their own thing. Sharing food and fun as a family is an excellent way to create lasting memories and find out more about each other. A good time can be as simple as going to a movie and sharing a box of cereal. Movie rentals, DVD's and DVR's make it possible to watch a movie at home, too. After investing in a flat screen television, people might as well enjoy it together as a family.
General Mills and Movies
Recently members of My Blog Spark such as myself were offered an outstanding opportunity. We were given two free movie tickets and box of General Mills cereal to encourage us to enjoy a movie together as a family. The promotion coincided with the releases of “Breaking Dawn – Part II” and “Wreck-It Ralph.” We enjoyed a box of Trix together and watched a movie. It was excellent to take a breather from everyday stresses and activities for a couple of hours.
Customers who purchase two specially marked boxes of certain General Mills cereal from November 8, 2012 through December 6, 2013 can score a free movie ticket to make a night out more affordable. The General Mills cereals that are part of this offer include Cheerios, Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Reese's Peanut Butter Puff, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms and Golden Grahams.
After buying two of these cereals, you can go to generalmills.com/moviecash and enter a code found inside each box of cereal. Then you just print your free Movie Cash certificate for one admission, which is worth up to $12 at participating theaters. This is a terrific way to save some money and get to a movie together. Eating cereal while watching a movie is a delicious way to snack. It is also a way to avoid some of the snacking pitfalls found at movie theater. HULIQ just reported 5 of the major culprits to stay away from when you go to the movies. Family time does not necessarily mean you have to succumb to the temptation of junk food.
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Disclosure: The information, products and General Mills gift pack were provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.