I remember growing up when my mom would every great once in awhile allow me to choose a special cereal. It was always a big deal, and I would walk up and down the aisles trying to decide which cereal that I loved had the best prize at the time since we didn't generally get to choose our cereal. Once we had our cereal, we would also have the special treat of getting to eat our cereal while sitting in front of the tv and watching cartoons. Oh, how I loved the cartoons of old - especially Super Friends. I loved all the heroes of the Justice League.
And super sweet? The Cartoon Network is launching a new Green Lantern cartoon series in 2012, and General Mills is getting in the act with Justice League comic books inside specially marked boxes of Big G cereals - Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Honey Nut Cheerios, Trix, Golden Grahams, Reese´s Puffs, and Cocoa Puffs. There are four different comic books to collect.
Let's just say that the comic books have been a hit around here. We received a box of Honey Nut Cheerios, along with a set of the four comic books, and a Green Lantern action figure. I know I set the comic books on my counter when I opened the package, but I haven't seen them since. I've heard the wee ones talking about them, so I know they've swiped and read them - repeatedly, by the sounds of it - which I suppose isn't the worst thing. It's always good to see them excited about reading.
I love having some of my special memories from childhood that I can pass along to the wee ones and have them enjoy and cherish, as well. I think this weekend, we may need to go sit in front of the tv with a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios and watch some classic cartoons. Just because.
Courtesy of MyBlogSpark, I have 1 box of a participating Big G cereal, 1 set of the collectible DC Super Hero comic books, and 1 Green Lantern action figure to give away to one lucky reader. So what do you have to do to win the prize pack? First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!
This contest is open until Thursday December 1 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.
Mandatory Entry: Tell me: who was your favorite superhero growing up?
Bonus Entries (leave a comment for each entry - if you put it all in one comment, I'll count it as one entry):
1) Earn one additional entry for following me on Twitter, then tweeting this contest with the following tweet: "Are you a Justice League fan? Big G cereal, action figure & comic book #giveaway from @honestandtruly http://bit.ly/rp6ibz via #MyBlogSpark" (leave a link to your tweet as your comment and make sure you do all the steps!)
2) Earn one additional entry by following this review blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.
3) Earn one additional entry by following my “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Friend Connect.
And no, you won't earn any extra entries for it, but you will get good karma for liking me on Facebook!
In the interest of full disclosure, I received gift packs as described above courtesy of General Mills and DC Entertainment via MyBlogSpark. I was not compensated for this campaign. As always, all opinions expressed remain my own.