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Help Cheerios Cheer for Military Families and a GIveaway

Everyone can use a little pick me up now and then. But for the millions of military families manning the fort at home while their loved ones are away serving, a gesture of Cheer is especially welcome.

When our troops are called to serve, their families must rise to meet the challenges of service as well. To thank them, Cheerios and the USO have partnered in a postcard campaign that spreads Cheer directly to these honorable military families and supports USO programs. Here’s how it works:

During the months of October and November, 2011, specially-marked boxes of Cheerios cereal will feature Cheer postcards on the front of the box. Consumers can simply cut out the postcard from the Cheerios logo, write a message of thanks on the back, add a stamp and mail the pre-addressed card to the USO. The USO will deliver the Cheer card to military families across the country.
For each postcard received through November 2012, Cheerios will make a $1 donation to the USO to help fund programs that support military families.

To kick off the campaign, Cheerios has already donated $150,000 to the USO and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received from specially marked boxes now through November 30th, 2012.

Now good news for you Cheerios would like to send some cheer to one lucky reader, a great prize pack containing:

1 Cheerios cereal bowl
1 Cheerios cereal spoon
1 cereal dispenser
1 “Cheer” box of Cheerios

To enter be a follower of One Crazy Cookie and leave me a comment on how military families inspire you!
For additional entries like One Crazy Cookie on Facebook.
Make sure I have an email address so I can contact you.
Winner will be drawn  by random number generator on December 3, 2011

Sending a “Cheer” postcard is a simple way to say thanks and lift the spirits of our country’s military families. So, take a moment out of your day to spread some Cheer
 and send a message of thanks! 
 Cheerios cereal, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.


  1. I have liked One Crazy Cookie on facebook!

  2. I don't know of anyone in the military at this moment but my two brothers spent many years in the National Guard. My Country....yes, I definitely appreciate all the servicemen and women do for our COUNTRY!

  3. Oh, I would LOVE this - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Cheerios!
    Military families inspire me so much in so many ways. Their true patriotism and dedication - what they give up at home to be serving and protecting others. Also, I cannot imagine what it must be like for a spouse at home while their significant other is away serving our country for so long. CAN NOT IMAGINE how they do it - raise their children, keep to schedules and routines, keep their sanity, stay positive, etc. THANK YOU military families for doing what you do!!

  4. Gfc
    We were a military family so I know the sacrifices they make. We have many friends still in the military and I always tell them how gratefully we are for them.

  5. Oh my gosh. Do you know how much my daughter would love this cereal dispenser??? Holy smokes!

    My Grandfather was in the Navy for years and my nephew in the marines. I am so very thankful for everything our service workers do and have done for us. When we celebrate the holidays and have the freedom that we do - it is because of them.

  6. Oh yeah, I'm a liker on FB too =o)

  7. My husband is a Vet of the Gulf War he served in the Marine Corp, so ever year we always pick up a few extra toys and donate them to toys for tots..I have 2 great girlfriends who's husbands have served in the war 1 friends husband was gone over a year, he got 1 week off and got to come home for the birth of there baby girl, she is away from her close friends and family yet she is always upbeat and happy, she is a true example to me of what you are willing to do for love..

  8. I have several members of my family who are military families. I am amazed that the sacrifices they make each day to help all of us enjoy our freedom. I am very grateful for all military families!!

  9. My husband was in the military, so I always try and put myself in the shoes of the family who has loved ones far away, especially during the holidays. We try and send as many "Operation Christmas stocking" boxes and cards as possible because my husband remembers how great it felt to get something on mail days.

  10. This is a great prize Tiffanee, but what is even greater is that the company gives to the military families.

  11. The strength and dedication of military families is amazing. When I think things are tough, sometimes I try to imagine what they are going through and it makes my "problems" seem pretty small. I don't pray for them nearly enough!

  12. they inspire me because of the sacrifices they make to serve our country

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  13. I like you on fb
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  14. They inspire me because they are strong. They are separated for long periods at a time in order to serve and protect our country
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  15. I like you on fb and follow GFC

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