Friday, March 11, 2011

Review and Giveaway: General Mills Retro Cereal #5 - Lucky Charms

This is the fifith and final giveaway of five General Mills giveaways this week.  Enter the others here, here, here, and here.


Again this year for a limited time, Target stores are carrying the Retro editions of five favorite General Mills Big G cereals, complete with authentic "retro" package designs and cartoons from the '50s, '60s, and '70s.  These special edition boxes are only available until mid-March!
All the boxes have authentic Retro designs, as well as games and activities on the boxes.  For even more fun, you can go to GrocerySavvy.com to watch authentic retro cartoons, such as Underdog, King Leonardo, and Dennis the Menace.  You can also print coupons for General Mills products!

Today I'm highlighting the special edition Lucky Charms box, from 1989.  Lucky Charms is my husband's absolute favorite cereal.  Let's just say he was very, very happy that we were receiving this General Mills gift pack.  I have to say, Lucky Charms is pretty good - it's sort of like the wholesomeness of Cheerios - but with marshmallows!

The retro cereal pack has on the back 'Catch the Leprechaun' - A new "Maze Race" game you can play right now."

Remember, you can buy all the Retro cereals at Target stores, but you also have a chance to win some for free!  Thanks to General Mills, I am giving away a fourth Big G Retro cereal gift pack, which includes one each of the five special edition cereals, plus a $10 Target gift card!

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite thing about or memory of Lucky Charms. You must answer this question to enter.  Please include your email in your comment if it is not available in your profile. For extra entries, you may do any or all of the following, for a maximum of 4 entries in total (please leave a separate comment for each):

1) Follow Frugally Blonde by rss feed.
2) Follow Frugally Blonde by email
3) Follow Frugally Blonde on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. (Leave a link to your tweet.) This may only be done once; no daily tweets.

This contest runs for only one week and ends on next Friday, March 18, at midnight. The contest is open to residents of the US only, and the winner must provide a valid mailing address (no PO boxes).  I will choose the winner randomly and notify him or her by email, and he or she will have 72 hours to respond.  Good luck!

I received a retro cereal gift pack from General Mills, who is also supplying the giveaway prizes..  I received no other compensation for this post, and the opinions are my own.

157 comments:

  1. My favorite memory of Lucky Charms is we used them in to make treat bars

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  3. Every time we got a sample box of Lucky Charms in the mail I remember just how enticing it looked! It didn't taste quite as good as it looked, but I didn't mind too much.

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  4. We used to love to sort out the marshmallows...never seemed to be enough of them. :-)

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  7. I remember the commercials with the leprechaun. I thought they were very cute.

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  9. I remember picking out & eating the marshmallows first.
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  10. I used to pick out all the marshmellows and put them in a pile to eat after the cereal!

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  13. I used to eat Lucky Charms all the time, I dont have specific memoey, but I did grow up eating this. It was one of my favorite cereals.
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  15. We would only get them for St Patricks day.
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  16. I remember the leprechaun telling me via TV commercials that the cereal was "magically delicious!"

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  18. I was actually never allowed to eat Lucky Charms growing up so my memory is of always wanting to eat them!

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  20. always loved looking for the different marshmallows... clovers, horseshoes, and all the shapes! :)

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  23. When I think of Lucky Charms I think of my Mom. This is her favorite kind of cereal although she only endulges in it once in a while. :)

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  24. Lucky Charms was always my favorite. I like to save the marshmallows for last!
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  26. favorite thing is the marshmallows

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  29. I love GM cereals and have such fond memories growing up as a child eating them for breakfast. I remember we only got the sugary cereals for very special treats as we never had extra money to spurge so it was always a good break from the pots of oatmeal when we would see the red box in the pantry. I remember diving the charm marshmallows and ALWAYS eating them first and loved how the milk would change color. It's great to see my nephews enjoy Lucky Charms as much as their mother and I did -hence it's always cereal saturday when they sleep over and I would love to have more cereals for them and I to enjoy! Thank you for this chance!

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  30. Oh my wonderful Lucky Charms...I wasn't allowed to have them at my house, but when I stayed over at my friend's house, I'd have two bowls. They were my absolute favorite forbidden food.
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  31. I subscribe via Google Reader
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  33. I like the way they taste.

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  34. My favorite memory of Lucky Charms is that "they're magically delicious" :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  35. parents did not allow so grandma would buy and would love mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  36. my fav memory is eating them with my cousin dawn before helping her unpack in her new house crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  37. I remember eating all the marshmallow and leaving the cereal part in the box. My mom was so mad she made us eat the cereal plain and wouldn't buy Lucky Charms for the longest time.

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  38. Lucky Charms is one of my whole family favorites. I have many memories of my kids hunting through the box and taking all the marshmellows out. I also have many memories of our whole family sitting at the kitchen table and enjoying our breakfast together, along with Lucky Charms.
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  39. I'm an email subscriber.
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  41. My biggest memory is the commercials. They were brilliant.

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  42. The kids loved eating Lucky Charms growing up.
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  43. I loved the leprachaun!


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  44. I would pick out the marshmallow surprises and my sister would get mad at me

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  45. My fave memory of Lucky Charms is just how much I loved the marshmallows as a kid. I also loved the commercials!

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  46. Always remember loving to eat them by the handful as a snack rather than with milk for breakfast!

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  47. My fave thing about Lucky Charms is they taste good

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  48. I remember going through the box of lucky charms and only eating the charms lol

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  52. My favorite memory of Lucky Charms is picking the marshmallows out and eating them plain
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  53. I follow through twitter and tweeted
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  54. My favorite thing about Lucky Charms is the marshmallows!
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  58. My kids pick out all the marshmallows so we're left with a box of just the cereal! LKVOYER at aol dot com

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  59. my fave memory is eating it as a child at my grandmas house during the summer :)
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  61. I would eat them on the living room floor with my brother and watch Saturday morning cartoons.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  62. We only got Cheerios growing up. I always wanted Lucky Charms for the marshmellow bits.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  63. I remember the commerical for trix.
    "Silly mom, Trix are for kids".

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  66. I remember all the commercials about those pesky kids trying to get poor Lucky's charms.
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  68. I remember the "magically delicious" tv ads.

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  70. Lucky Charms is my mom's favorite cereal. We often talked about 'marshmallow strategy.' She would have one with each bite, and my sister and I preferred to save them all until the end!

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  71. My favorite memory of Lucky Charms as a kid was only eating the marshmallows! calvad at aol dot com

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  72. My favorite memory of Trix are the Saturday morning commercials.
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  76. The Leprechaun! Always after me Lucky Charms. I can still hear his voice.
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  77. The first taste of those brightly colored marshmallows and think that isn't made by humans

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  78. I remember picking out the Charms and eating them first!

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  79. I remember as a kid trying to load all the marshmellows I could onto the spoon at once resulting in maybe 2 or 3 blissful bites of sugary goodness. The other pieces usually didn't get eaten.

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  80. I like picking out the marshmallows & saving them for last haha

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  81. My favorite thing/memory is that they are magically delicious!

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  82. My favorite memorie of lucky charms is on the rare occasion I would be able to have them at a friends. My mom wouldnt buy such a "sugary" cereal for us. We didnt have a lot growing up so couldnt afford to buy as a snack. I love getting down to just marshmellows and milk in the bowl. Hmmm now I buy Lucky Charms as a snack for my son :) ( and of course me too! )


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  83. I remember I used to pick out all of the green clover marshmallows out of the box before I'd eat the cereal for breakfast...yum!

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  84. My favorite thing about Lucky Charms is the marshmallows (obviously!) Even today as an adult, I have the same routine while eating Lucky Charms - the marshmallows get eaten last! :)

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  85. My favorite memory is picking out all the marshmallows, eating them first and soaking the remainder of the cereal with milk.

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  86. My favrorite memory about Lucky Charms was that it was basically a staple in our home when I was younger. Still love it too! Thanks for the chance! :)
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  89. I'm following you on twitter (@whitechocolatec) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/whitechocolatec/statuses/47966313032851456
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  90. I always liked the commercials from when I was kid. My sister and I loved Lucky Charms when we could get them :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  91. I remember when they first came out with the horseshoe !!

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  92. I remember eating all the charms out of the box, leaving only the cereal.

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  93. I remember all the commercials and getting excited over a new marshmallow color.
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  94. My mom wouldn’t let us have Lucky Charms when I was a kid but I remember loving the commercials.

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  96. I loved picking out the marshmallows out of the cereal... I liked the star one because it looked like it had the least dye in it haha.


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  98. I loved eating the crunchy marshmallows.

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  99. that I still love them as an adult and of course dig the marshmallows out first!!!
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    a cereal addict!!

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  101. My favorite thing about Lucky Charms is the marshmallows - of course!
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  102. I follow you and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/48150360937861120
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  103. As a child, Saturday mornings were all about camping out in front of the TV watching cartoons in my pajamas with a big bowl of magically delicious Lucky Charms. Thank you for the fun give-away.

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  104. My mom wouldn't buy these very often, but when she did, the first thing I'd do is dig out all the marshmallows before eating the rest of the cereal.

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  105. I remember the ad campaign when they added the purple horseshoe to Lucky Charms.

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  108. I enjoyed eating it as a kid, too sweet for me now

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  109. I remember picking out all of the marshmallows and eating them before I ate (if I ate) the cereal! Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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  111. My fave memory is picking out all of marshmellow and eating just the marshmellow!
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  113. I love the marshmallows. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  114. When I was a kid I used to eat just the marshmellows!

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  115. The commercial with the leprechaun saying that they are "magically delicious"!

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  116. My favorite memory of Lucky Charms is eating it in front of the TV on Saturday mornings. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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  118. I follow you on twitter (@sewmuchstuff) and I tweeted
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  119. oh my favorite thing is the charms inside!
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  122. This is one of the cereals us kids like to eat when growing up :)
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  124. I remember when my mom would by them when I was a kid. It was such a treat to get Lucky Charms cereal!

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  125. I remember that my children liked picking out the marshmallows.

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  126. I used to pick out the marshmallows and eat them and leave the rest of the cereal in my bowl :)

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  127. When my daughter was learning to talk, she never bothered learning words everyone else used - she just made up her own lingo. One day she told me she wanted the pink cereal. PINK Cereal???? What could that possibly be?! Now, this is the same child who raved about this bread that was white that she'd had at a friend's house. It only took me 6 months to find out that she wasn't talk about a bread that was white - she was talking about plain old white bread, which she had never had because we only have 100% whole wheat.

    Anyway... I took her to the grocery store to see if she could find her pink cereal, and she walked right over to the Lucky Charms! PINK?!! The hearts are pink, but nothing else is! But I'll always remember that whenever I see Lucky Charms.

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  129. I follow you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/48816388143464448

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  130. I love the marshmallows.
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  131. I am an e-mail subscriber.
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  132. I always loved the silly rabbit commercials-he would try so hard to get some trix:)
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  133. of course the marshmallows
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  134. I remember picking out the marshmellow from the box

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  136. My memory is as a kid eating all the marshmallow pieces out of the box and telling my younger brother, that we got a bad box of Lucky Charms without marsmallows.
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  137. i love the marshmallows too, that's my favorite part of lucky charms
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  138. I loved all the marshmallows.


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  139. I love the marshmallows so much I eat all the cereal first and save the marshmallows for last. wilcarvic
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  140. I used to pick all the marshmallows out of the box and eat them leaving behind the cereal.

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  141. The favorite thing about Lucky Charms was it was the only "sweet" cereal my mom would let me eat. And I loved the little marshmallows.
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  142. My favorite thing about Lucky Charms is watching the old commercials

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  143. Thanks for the giveaway...when I was a kid I would separate the cereal from the marshmallow pieces of Lucky Charms, put them aside, and eat them after I finished my cereal & milk.

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  145. I loved eating the marshmallows & cereal separately, lol!

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