Kroger $25 Gift Card Giveaway ... and a Tale of Chocolate Cake

Posted by C.L. (Cindy) Beck

Tags: Kroger, General Mills, MyBlogSpark

Photo © Machadow

Yesterday I'd planned on having chocolate cake as the dessert for Sunday dinner. I baked the cake ...

Oh, all right; I can not tell a lie. I didn't really bake it. Betty Crocker is good friends with my hubby, Russ, and she helped him make it! But, I did frost it which should count for something.

Anyway, so we had this yummy, chocolatey, moist cake (Am I making you hungry yet?) just waiting to tickle our taste buds, and when we opened the fridge to get a glass of cold milk to go with it ... acckkkk!

Low on milk. Very low.

The choice was milk with cake, or milk with breakfast. I would have opted for milk with cake, but Russ isn't too fond of having his breakfast shredded-wheat-thingies-that-taste-like-a-cereal-box without milk.

Improvisation became necessary, and I now know from experience that lemonade and chocolate cake do not go particularly well together. It would have been better to pair the lemonade with the shredded-wheat-thingies-that-taste-like-a-cereal-box. Especially since it would have been Russ eating that for breakfast, while I could've had another piece of chocolate cake to start my day!

All of which leads me to a point. Kroger is having a cool event in which shoppers can receive free milk. Plus, a $25 Gift Card Giveaway! Here's the scoop from Kroger on the free milk.

What Kroger Says

Want to save even more when shopping at Kroger? Purchase any four participating General Mills products* that your family knows and loves and Kroger will reward you for your purchases. It´s that simple! Head to your local Kroger to take advantage of this great offer:

From November 13th through November 26th, with the purchase of any four participating General Mills products, you will either receive free milk (up to $3; limit of 2) or to receive $3 off your shopping order**

Look for some of your favorite participating General Mills products like Cheerios, Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookies, Nature Valley Bars and Fiber One Bars

Promotion varies in different locations. Please be sure to check your local Kroger Co. Family of Stores for specific deals and offers which include Kroger, Ralphs, King Scoopers, City Market, Dillons, Smith´s, Fry´s, QFC, Baker´s, Owen´s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Fred Meyer, Pay Less Supermarkets and Scott´s Food & Pharmacy

What´s better than being rewarded for buying your favorite products from your favorite store? Visit Kroger.com for more information and great ways to save and be sure to check out the Kroger Facebook page to join the conversation and share which General Mills products you´d like to stock up on during the promotion.

Kroger Links

*Excludes General Mills meal and baking products including; Betty Crocker, Old El Paso, Progresso, Hamburger Helper, Macaroni Grill, Wanchai Ferry, Yoplait
**Promotion varies based on store location; check your local Kroger store for details (Cash Offer: Mid South, Delta, Mid Atlantic, SW Louisiana stores, Central Missouri stores and Dillons Missouri stores)

Giveaway Rules for Kroger $25 Gift Card
Runs from Oct 31 to Midnight, MT, Nov 6 2011.

For one entry: Leave a comment on this blog article. If you can't think of anything to say, share which participating General Mills products you plan to stock up on during the promotion at Kroger.

For two additional entries (making a total of 3): After leaving a comment on this blog, click on this link, and leave a comment at the bottom of my article, "Gardening Superstitions." (It's written under my pen name, Cindy Lynn.) Be sure to mention you came there by way of my blog so that you get credit. Should the internet decide to be funky and you're unable to leave a comment, you can verify that you were there by sending me an email at cindybeck dot author at yahoo dot com, and telling me the name of the two trees mentioned in the title.

If I don't already have your address, please leave your email, Twitter, or Facebook address here so I can contact you. The winner will be announced the week of November 7.

(Thanks for entering! Disclosure: The Kroger gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by Kroger and General Mills through MyBlogSpark. However, my opinions of the event, of the companies involved, or the quality of the products mentioned are my own. If for some reason there is no winner, or I can not get in contact with the winner, I will redraw or give the prize to charity, at MyBlogSpark's and my discretion.)


Mari said...

I'll stock up on Cheerios.

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LAMusing said...

Love my Ralph's (a Kroger store)

JC said...

I'd stock upon Cheerios.
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C. LaRene Hall said...

Funny story - all I can say is poor Russ. I usually shop at Smith's and I'm not sure what product I would stock up on - but I do need milk.

Triple Nickel said...

Yummy. chocolate Cake! Great story!

Triple Nickel said...

Yummy. chocolate Cake! Great story!

Karin said...

The cake looks good...I wouldn't mind a piece with my morning coffee- which I still have to make!

When you said, "we opened the fridge to get a glass of cold milk to go with it ... acckkkk!"-- I thought you were going to say you had a carton of sour milk! ha ha That's where my mind went.

Guess I better answer the what would I buy question: Honey Nut Cheerios, Pillsbury cookies, etc.

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Melinda said...

Cereal is a staple here! And we definitely need milk!

sustahl said...

I would buy Cheerios. We love them in this house.
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Anonymous said...

Me, chocolate cake for breakfast would be fine! And I must say, we go thru a lot less milk in our house now that we are missing our 2 biggest milk drinkers! But I buy milk at Smiths often, so I will definately be there!

Mami2jcn said...

I'd stock up on Yoplait Yogurt.

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Anonymous said...

i'm going to stock up on honey nut cheerios! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Kate said...

Cereal!! We always seem to be out!

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Elena said...

I would buy Cheerios.