Friday, February 26, 2010

Review & Giveaway: General Mills Retro Cereals 5

This giveaway is now closed - winner to be announced shortly!

The final cereal that I'm highlighting in this series of reviews/giveaways of  General Mills retro pack cereals is Honey Nut Cheerios.  Honey Nut Cheerios is the "baby" of this bunch, since it was introduced as late as 1989.

I remember the look of this retro Honey Nut Cheerios box, with the bee with the honey pot intstead of today's honey wand and the simpler design of the honey bee.

The retro Honey Nut Cheerios box promotes the Atari Flashback.  You can have a chance to show off your game skills to your kids by going online to atari.com to start playing some of the classic games.  For a chance to win your very own Atari Flashback 2+ game system with the original ones and more, go to RetroGameGiveaway.com.

We have a funny picture from the '80's of my dad playing "Pong" on the Atari.  He looks so young and has that glazed video gaming look!  I think that's the only time I've ever seen evidence of my dad playing a video game!

Want to win a retro cereal gift pack, featuring all five cereals, a retro-designed t-shirt, and a $10 Target gift card?

To enter, leave a comment below telling us if you remember the Atari.  What was your favorite game?

You must do the above to enter.  After your initial entry, you may gain up to 3 additional entries by doing any of the following:
1) Follow Frugally Blonde by rss feed.
2) Follow Frugally Blonde by email
3) Follow Frugally Blonde on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  I will pick the winners from each days' contest by random number generator at the end of the week.

(You can also enter the cereal giveaways from earlier in the week here, here, here, and here.)

Also, remember that all five retro cereal boxes are available at Target until March 7!

I was provided with the above listed cereal gift pack from General Mills in exchange for this review, and the giveaway prizes are provided by General Mills.  I was not compensated in any other way, and the opinions are my own.

55 comments:

  1. Hi, I wasn't an Atari user, but I loved playing Centipede on the computer in college. One part of your post struck me as odd, so I looked it up. Honey Nut Cheerios was actually introduced in 1979, not 1989:
    http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/company/GeneralMills_History_Beginnings.pdf
    (scroll down to the Cheerios section).
    I knew that I remembered eating it as a kid, which was well before 1989. :)

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  2. I actually don't remember the Atari game. I'll have to ask my father in law if he played it, though - he's definitely loved computer games. :)

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  6. Fun giveaway! I am frugally blond too, though not THE frugally blond! I remember playing Atari as a kid, and my fav was Pac Man. Does this age me too much? Thanks!

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  7. I don't remember the Atari...but I do think that my Dad had one hidden away! :-)

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  9. The Atari was a little before my time. Thanks for the chance!
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  12. I follow you on twitter (dkad23) and tweeted.
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  13. I don't remember Atari, but I'm quite sure my brother had it.

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  15. We had an Atari and my favorite game was Space Invaders

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  18. We definitely had an Atari and my parents loved Pong but I don't really have any memories of it.

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    I remember Atari and had one. My favorite game was pong.

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  21. I don't remember the Atari. :(

    Kirsten

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  22. Of Course I remember Atari! They were really revolutionary in their time! One of my Fave Atari memories is going to a little Pizza Place named Mr. Gs in Florida and they had Pong. We had loads of fun playing that game while waiting for our Pizzas! Man we thought it was just sooo futuristic! There was nothing else like it at that time! My favorite Atari game though was probably Space Invaders

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  24. I do remeber Atari. I played it all the time especially PacMan which was my fav.

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  27. I do remember the Atari. My best friend in school got one for Christmas. I spent alot of time at her house playing PacMan! epblack(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  31. I remember Atari! Was Pac Man Atari. I used to love to play it.

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  34. I've only heard of the Atari. :P

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  36. I didnt play Atari as much as regular Nintendo. Me and my sister would spend so much time playing it until we'd almost beat the game. Ah, memories. This was a fun giveaway!

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  37. I remember the Atari, but I never played it. My brother played it!

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  40. yes i remember atari - i remember playing pac man - that was my favorite game

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  44. I remember Atari! I loved playing Q-bert.

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  45. I subscribe via e-mail. I remember the Atari, we didn't have one (we had an intellivision gaming system) but I enjoyed going to my cousins house to play.

    Melissa

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  46. Yes I remember Atari. My favorite game was Space Invaders because it was the only one I was good at.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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