Dear General Mills, Your Charm is Not Making My Bank Account So Lucky!
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NOTE FROM COLLIN:
Similar to how we do our Try Me Tuesday posts with product recommendations, I thought it would be also fun to do basically the complete opposite. With that said, I introduce “Waste of Money Wednesday!” 😂 This post will be exactly that – the Hip2Save team will be sharing products that they aren’t happy with, products they feel are a waste of money – basically product UN-recommendations.
Hey There! It’s Erica – one of Collin’s sidekicks!
I had a REALLY hard time coming up with something for this post. I am total ‘Positive Patty’ who just finds a way for something to be good even if it’s not (well… there may be a week in every month that this is so NOT true 😉 ).
Something DID finally come to mind…
☘️ LUCKY CHARMS. ☘️
If you have little ones in your household, it’s likely you have purchased General Mills Lucky Charms cereal! My kiddos LOVE Lucky Charms, but I have a slight problem with them…
You see, every time I sit them at the table to eat their Lucky Charms, there seems to be a bowl still full of cereal when they claim they are finished because they only eat the charms. One yummy charm at a time and that’s it! The rest of the cereal is left behind and wasted. Every. Single. Time.
Rainbows, Green Clovers, Pink Hearts, Blue Moons…
They would rather not have this crunchy cereal get in their way.
Now, maybe I shouldn’t be dissing General Mills or Lucky Charms. I could have a little more discipline and MAKE my kids eat all of their cereal. BUT I do like to pick my battles… and Lucky Charms is just not one of them.
End result. No more Lucky Charms in this household.
I recently attended our annual Hip2Save Team Retreat (you can get a sneak peak here), and was a little weird-ed out when I came home to number one, Lucky Charms in my home. And number two, Lucky Charms separated for easy access to ONLY MARSHMALLOWS.
My husband is the other issue. He thought it might be fun to take the kids to Sam’s Club to purchase the HUGE double pack of Lucky Charms and separate the marshmallows for fun. Hmm… 🤔
And just to let you know, the Ziploc bag above includes marshmallows from one ENTIRE large box separated.
This 2-pack at Sam’s Club is priced at $7.48 – making each box $3.74, which is neither a good deal or worth it when 90% of the box will be wasted.
Until this rather large bag of charms is gone, we have been using it as a little treat for potty-training and also to put in lunches as a surprise for good behavior, etc!
So I have to ask, is it just our family!? Does anyone else have this Lucky Charms issue?
Other Waste of Money posts:
- THREE Mascaras I Will NEVER Buy Again
- These Pioneer Woman Dishes are So CUTE, But Sadly They CHIP…
- Bryn Will NEVER Buy This Nintendo Product Again, Ever!
- Michelle Will NEVER Again Buy A Wanna-Be Roomba Vacuum
- Thinking of Buying a Hoverboard? Read This First!
- I Won’t Buy Cra-Z-Art Crayons Again – Too Waxy, Clumpy & Soft
- Seriously Amazon… Why Such BIG Boxes?