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In my household, cereal is like candy, only better. It tends to be the preferred breakfast, although, really, we do not just eat it in the morning. Cereal also constitutes a great snack, since it generally has more nutrition than many traditional snack foods. Cereal is also wonderful travel food. Some cereal along for the car ride can settle the hungry tummies.
One other thing about cereal is that per ounce, it's really a pretty expensive food. Because of my family's cereal habits, I've been forced to learn some methods to save big on cereal.
The very best price for cereal is when it is free. Believe it or not, it's not hard to find some cereal for free. Here is the secret. Save all those coupons for your cereal, after which apply them to the person sized products. Many cereals are also made of cereal cups available individually. These cups usually sell for $1, but can be free with your regular coupon. Target is generally a great source with this type of deal.
Cereal for less
What if you'll need a full-sized box of cereal? You are able to still get it at a lower price in a couple of ways. Combine the sales, coupons while offering to clean up. For instance, my store generally does a campaign every couple weeks by which I can get $6 off when I buy four General Mills cereal boxes. I check to see which General Mills cereals take presctiption sale, and then I use coupons on their behalf. Often I'm able to get my cereal for $1.50 or less a box. Look into the Sunday inserts for coupons and online for printable coupons.
A different way to get your cornflakes for less would be to check the supermarket discount or clearance rack. I've found holiday and special promotion cereal, like a limited time flavor, or having a slightly crushed box for $1 to $1.25 a box.