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I’ve mentioned many times how I have utilized the USO various times in my military spouse life. They are known for doing great things for our military as well as being a place of comfort in the mist of layovers during traveling for our troops. I know first hand that families rise to the cause here on the home front as our troops battle the front lines overseas.

Cheerios and the USO have partnered up in the creation of a post card campaign to spread thanks and cheer to those military families and will help support USO programs.

    • Now through November, 2011 at your local grocer, specially-marked boxes of Cheerios cereal will feature Cheer postcards on the front of the box. Consumers can simply cut out the postcard from the Cheerios logo, write a message of thanks on the back, add a stamp and mail the pre-addressed card to the USO. The USO will deliver the Cheer card to military families across the country.


    • For each postcard received through November 2012, Cheerios will make a $1 donation to the USO to help fund programs that support military families.


  • To kick off the campaign, Cheerios has already donated $150,000 to the USO and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received from specially marked boxes now through November 30th, 2012.

Sending a “Cheer” postcard is a simple way to say thanks and lift the spirits of our country’s military families. So, take a moment out of your day to spread some Cheer and send a message of thanks!

To celebrate in supporting our troops through Cheerios Cheer One winner will receive the prize pack below , which we received as well and my kids LOVE IT. The best part is the cereal dispenser which I have wanted every time I go to a hotel and eat breakfast.


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One winner will win the giveaway pack pictured above which includes:

  • 1 Cheerios cereal bowl
  • 1 Cheerios cereal spoon
  • 1 cereal dispenser
  • 1 “Cheer” box of Cheerios
To enter leave a comment telling how you will support or spread cheer to someone (military or nonmilitary) in the coming year.

Bonus Entry

For one additional entry you may tweet :
1.”Spread the cheer with @cheeriostweets and the @the_USO and win @armywives101
Leave a comment with the timestamp of your tweet.
Winner will be chosen via on December 1, 2011 at 11:59EST
18+ years of age only …leave a valid email with comment
Disclosure: Cheerios cereal, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”



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72 Comments on Send Some Cheer with the USO and Cheerios +Giveaway

  1. I am actually volunteering to become the next Ombudsman for the Navy Reserve unit in my area. I am really excited about this opportunity to help others in this unique way!

  2. Each year my husband and 5-children serve those who are on duty their holiday meal. We take it to my husbands unit before we eat our dinner. I also send stockings to my brothers unit (currently deployed) filled with items from toothbrushes, snack items, cross word pussles, gift cards to a hand written letter thanking them for their service.

  3. I will be donating my washer and dryer to Operation Homefront (if they need it) since I”m going to Germany and won’t need it. If not them then I hope to find a church that will be able to pass the set onto a needy and deserving family.

  4. Every season, I send a box of clothes to one friend or a friend’s friend who is in need of children’s clothes. I usually scour my facebook friends and find out who is having a really hard time financially and find out their address, and suprise them! It always makes my heart smile and my kids because we know that we are giving to another person in need. We have so many friends who consign or sell their children’s outgrown clothes. We aren’t well off but enjoy passing along.

  5. I have men in my husbands unit that don’t have family over for dinner. I am pulling my family and friends together to send cards and homemade items to the men that are deployed for christmas. Instead of selling the clothes and toys my kids out grow we donate them to kids that are in need.

  6. Our family will be sending out holiday cards to a good amount of random soldiers. Gotta spread that Christmas cheer <3

  7. I signed up 266 deployed soldiers to receive packages, as well as sending some on my own, and doing what I can to support those at home.

  8. 2:44 pm on my tweet- my sister is getting her kids pictures taken by famous photograpers on her base today courtesy of the USO

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