General Mills Military Coupons & Offers Program

Are you a military family? Do you shop at the commissary?  If the answer is yes, I have a great program to share with you.


Using the commissary is a wonderful benefit for military families. The commissary, in my opinion, is better than the local stores based on price and variety.

Why do I prefer the commissary?

  • Location-  The commissary is on base and since we live on base it makes the most sense and is super convenient.
  • Lower prices-  I have found that most of what I purchase at the commissary is at a lower price than I can find at local stores
  • Tax free, low  surcharge– Great benefit is the purchases are tax free and only include a small surcharge
  • Great selection and variety–  The commissaries that I have shopped have all had a much larger selection and variety than local stores

About the program: 

  • General Mills is a great company with brands we all know and they are a huge supporter of military families. They have started the General Mills Military Coupons & Offers Program which will help military families save both TIME and MONEY!
  • If you shop at the commissary, you know that the on-shelf coupons that are available go really FAST.  By joining this exclusive General mills group, you will receive fantastic coupons and offers by email BEFORE you go shopping at the commissary.  No more relying and hoping the on-shelf coupons are available.
  • The e-mails from General Mills are tailored to busy moms and are short, sweet, to-the-point and won’t fill up your mailbox with undesirable spam.  They only send valuable coupons and information.    It is not complicated!  Any busy mom knows that saving time is almost as valuable as saving money. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity for  military families!

How to sign up

  • Text the keyword GMSAVE to 82857 to opt-in

What will you receive?

  • Exclusive military only General Mills coupons sent monthly by email for easy printing
  • Current products on sale at your local commissary
  • Information about new General Mills products
  • News about upcoming General Mills commissary events


  • Message and date rates may apply
  • 4 alerts per month
  • Reply STOP to end
  • Reply HELP for help

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and I was compensated. However, I only post my honest opinions and share products and services that I feel are relevant to my readers.

The Power of the Parent!

Welcome to HH6 & You!  I rotate topics each week and feature a fellow blogger in that niche. Today, I am sharing the page with Dr. April Mustian.  She is sharing a great post about the power of a parent.

About Dr. April Mustian: Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Special Education at Illinois State University

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Parents often wear many hats: therapist, friend, disciplinarian, nurse, and, at times, even a punching bag! To add to the mix, the responsibility of caring for a child with a disability, can be a daunting challenge; it’s often one that people don’t “sign up for” when making the huge decision to become a parent. However, if you are like many parents of children with special needs, you learn to adapt and thrive in ways you never thought you could!

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As a former special education teacher and current professor of special education, I remind my students continually of how critical it is to ensure that parents of students with disabilities are actively involved in their child’s education and the decision-making that takes place throughout the special education process. This time can easily be a huge source of ongoing challenge and added stress for a family, but it is the responsibility of the special education teacher and other school personnel to alleviate that anxiety, include parents in meaningful ways, and, most importantly, advocate for children by working with families to ensure the completion of one goal: that their child receives the most appropriate, most effective education that he or she needs in order to experience academic and social success.

The special education process in today’s schools can be very difficult for a parent to comprehend. It involves a lot of assessment and evaluation, meetings, use of technical language, guidelines upon guidelines, and enough acronyms (IEP, LRE, LD, EBD to name a few) to get you to the moon and back! It can be quite overwhelming, and many parents often feel lost, helpless, and passive in the process. Because of this and coupled with the belief that the school is the “expert”, few parents feel comfortable speaking up or actively contributing to the decision making that takes place regarding their own child.

But I’m here to advise you otherwise! In fact, as a parent, YOU have the power. You may have never realized it. It may never have been conveyed to you, but you can speak up for what you feel is best for your child. It’s nice to believe that your child’s school and teachers have his or her best interest in mind, and, in many cases, this might be true. Unfortunately, though, no one is perfect…and NO ONE knows your child as well as you do. So, if something doesn’t seem appropriate, if you feel that your son or daughter needs more or even different support, you have the right to communicate that at any time. If decisions are being made that you don’t understand, it’s absolutely okay to convey that you need more explanation. And if you aren’t as involved as you would like to be, it’s never too late to change that!

The common goal for the entire TEAM should be to meet the individual educational needs of YOUR child. So, parents, know your rights, put on your “advocate” hat (yes, that’s another hat that parents wear); and hopefully, your child’s special education teacher will be wearing his or hers as well (we wear lots of hats, too)! We all have a responsibility in this scenario, and hopefully, working together so that all voices are heard and all needs are considered, we will increase the likelihood that children with disabilities and their families have a great deal to celebrate throughout their school years and beyond.

Some additional pointers for parents of a child with a disability:

  • Know your rights: All parents/guardians should receive a Procedural Safeguards Handbook from your child’s school not only at the beginning of, but also throughout, the special education process. Read it! If you don’t understanding something in it, ask your child’s special education teacher. He or she should be able to assist you.
  • Know how to reach your district/county Exceptional Children’s Department: If you ever have questions or concerns that aren’t being answered at the school level, learn how and who to contact within your district. You can often find this information on your school district’s website.
  • Know how to reach the closest parent training center: If you ever need more information, resources, and/or training so that you can better support your child and/or better advocate for him or her, each state has one or more parent training centers that can provide assistance free of charge. These centers also help with advocacy for children with disabilities and their families.

Thanks for reading!

However, through the challenges and the triumphs, you learn to embrace and even celebrate the unique strengths and needs of your amazing child!

Thanks  to Dr. April Mustian for her wonderful post. Please send her a e-mail if you have time and let her know how much we loved her post and what she is doing for all of our special kids!

Tips & Tricks for Low-income Families that Struggle

I don`t know if you noticed, but the economy of our times is getting tougher with each passing month. Not only low-income families, but also the middle-income ones sometime have a hard time to make it through the day and trying to live as comfortable as possible. That`s for families, but what about single moms living from paychecks that come once a month? Is $350 per month enough to take care of a baby? This calls it for some tips & trick take out of the bag to make it at the end of the day.

Organizing your Budget

The very first thing single moms or families with a low income need to do is organizing their budget. It probably sounds somehow self-explanatory, nonetheless, it`s as important as breathing. If you don`t set your budget and at the end of the month you can`t put away $3, you`re most definitely doing something wrong.

organizing family budget

One way can be to set have a savings account that has limited withdraws. Another way may be to have an account with a set date when you can access it. A savings account can make wonders when it the need of some quick money, but you need a very strong will so you don`t remove funds unless you really need them. Funds for “rainy days’ are a-must when you have a child because emergencies are always near the corner.

Using Coupons

All women, mothers included, like to shop. And if you have shopping included in your budget, that`s pretty great. This means you can afford it. Even so, coupons can really be good friends when doing your monthly shopping. These days you can get them pretty much anywhere in the online environment. One of the easiest ways is by subscribing to online newsletters. You can also look through shopping magazines or between the aisles of your nearby store. They don`t usually offer very large discounts but when you are on a tight budget saving every penny counts.

A lot of people don`t really choose Target over Walmart, probably because of location reasons and such. What many of them don`t know is that Target has often prices that are cheaper than Walmart. I remember not long ago I went at Target to do my monthly shopping and had a coupon for specific products worth of 20% off and had also a coupon for 50% off of my whole purchase, and I went paying around $30.59 from a $100 bill. How cool is that? And all because of using coupons!

Avoid Gambling

I know life is tough and sometimes you don`t see a way out, but trying to get lucky won`t do it. And here are included the $1 scratcher tickets as well. If you purchase lottery tickets rather than put the money into savings, those are lost money. I know that somebody told you they know someone who at some point won an XX amount of money by playing the lottery, but that`s like 1 in 1.000.000 chances, if not more. You could play your entire life every week and still not win it. If you put away $1 each week and not use it to buy any gambling tickets, you will save $52 in a year. It`s not much, but it`s an amount of money that at some point can help you buy something for your kid.

Shortly speaking, life can be tough, especially if you don`t have enough money. But there`s always light at the end of the tunnel. You just have to think positive, make your way with what you have and maybe tomorrow will be better.

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