Because I'm a smart shopper.
Whilst (probably the first time I've ever used that word) strolling through the isles at my local Real Canadian Super Store, I saw me an amazing sight in the cereal isle. Not only was the cereal on sale, but check this out...
Now before I'm judged on the choice of cereal for the kids, I don't go above 10 grams of sugar per serving. If the box has more than 10 grams per serving, then I don't get it. You have to choose your battles right? One small bowl of Nesquik (I pour it out to control amount) followed by All Bran, or some such, to finish up the milk in the bowl, I think is a fair trade off to get my kids to eat healthy. Then they spend the rest of they day eating fruit, veggies, etc.
Okay, back to the free stuff. Check it out. With the Life box, you get a free box of Quaker Chewy granola bars. I pay the tax of course. Alpha-Bits get us a free t-shirt when you go on-line and enter in a special pin code. We've done this many times before with cereal boxes. Just within the last month we got our two free beach towels in the mail care of Cheerios. The Nesquik will get me my choice of free yogurt. I think I'm going for the container of Asana - Yoplait I think.
So needless to say I got many boxes of these cereals. Each one cost no more than $2.99 each. I'd say that's a pretty good deal. Cereal and free stuff for under three bucks.
I'm good!! (patting myself on the back)