Friday, November 12, 2010

Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories‏ Prize Pack Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner - shirley #15!

Reading is a key building block for learning and life. That’s why we created the Cheerios® Spoonfuls of Stories® program to help get books into kids hands' and encourage parents and kids to read together. Since 2001, Cheerios has given away over 50 million books on package, and donated more than $3.5 million to First Book, an award winning children’s literacy non-profit that provides children from low-income families the opportunity to own their first new books.

And this Fall, Cheerios, through its Spoonfuls of Stories program, is once again inviting families to start their day with a nutritious breakfast and a brand new book. As part of its ongoing commitment to nurturing the whole child and connecting families by fostering a shared love of reading, Cheerios will once again provide more than six million children’s books, written in both English and Spanish, free inside Cheerios boxes.


Reading to your children at a young age is so important. I cannot stress that enough! We read to my children when they were babies and it has really paid off. My kids love to read books. We are very fortunate to have had books available to us, but some families do not.

As studies have consistently shown, children with greater access to books and other print materials are more successful in school and in life. However, one recent study revealed that in low-income neighborhoods, there is only about one age-appropriate book for every 300 children,* a statistic that exposes one of the biggest barriers affecting literacy today - lack of access to books. In an effort to help combat this issue, Cheerios, as part of its Spoonfuls of Stories initiative, will also make a $300,000 financial donation to First Book, an award-winning national nonprofit that helps get books into the hands of children in need. Cheerios has donated more than $3.5 million to First Book over the past nine years.

I received a prize pack that included a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble, all five of the new in-pack titles and a box of Cheerios. What a delicious and healthy way to start off the day! My kids really love this nutritious cereal.

One lucky reader will win a Cheerios Prize Pack of their own!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Tell me your favorite children's book.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.

Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

AFTER you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.

  • Subscribe to my blog via email - be sure to leave your email address in your comment
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  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your comment (Qualifies as one extra entry PER DAY)
  • Post the link to this giveaway (Facebook, Blog, MySpace etc.) and leave the link in your comment (one entry per site)
  • Become a fan of Cheerios on Facebook here and leave your name
  • Follow Cheerios on Twitter here and leave your name
  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me at susannahbananaATliveDOTcom

**Be sure to check out my "CURRENT GIVEAWAYS" list on the right hand side of my blog.

**This giveaway ends on November 19th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on November 20th.

The prize pack I received, the giveaway prize pack and information were all given to me from Cheerios through MyBlogSpark.


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