Turn Your Cereal into Free Books

CerealWe eat a lot of cereal at our house, and that’s how I happened to notice Kellogg’s Great Starts Great Stories program. You can get a free book by redeeming three codes from specially marked Kellogg’s, Keebler, or Cheez-It packages. (This is different than Kellogg’s Family Rewards program.)

You can choose a Scholastic book for yourself (or more precisely your kids), but the selection of books they offer is limited, and it’s geared toward readers twelve and under. Since that didn’t apply to me, I chose the second option and used my codes to make a donation to Books for Kids—a non-profit organization dedicated to early childhood literacy. Book for Kids puts special emphasis on preschool age children who are considered at-risk. These are kids from low-income families who can’t afford books and may not have access to a public library.

Why not turn the cereal or snacks you’re already buying into a free book? Why not take it one step farther this holiday season and donate that book? All it will take is five minutes of your time, and it might ease the guilt of giving in to those Keebler elves and their sandwich cookies.

Visit https://www.kelloggsfamilyrewards.com/en_US/promotions/freebook.html for details.

©2013 Kim Vandel

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