Most households in America are familiar with General Mills, a leader in the food industry. It is the sixth largest food company in the world, exporting to over a hundred countries. It produces all kinds of food products, including baking goods, cereals, easy-to-prepare meals, snacks, yogurts and international foods.
For baked goods, most people have probably heard of and bought Betty Crocker products. This line of products is mostly for people who want to learn to cook and bake but have little experience and need a little guidance. General Mills make Betty Crocker cake mixes, frostings, and instant meals. General Mills also make Gold Medal Flour, which is one of the most widely used brand of flour in America.
Another popular brand from General Mills is Pillsbury. Its successful doughboy mascot has won the hearts of many Americans. The products from this line consist of refrigerated dough that can be heated in the oven at home. Some popular items are biscuits, crescents, rolls, pie crusts and cookies.
General Mills also has one of the biggest selection breakfast cereals available in the supermarket. Its most popular brands include Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Chex, Cookie Crisp, Count Chocula, Cocoa Puffs, Golden Grahams, Lucky Charms, Kix, Total, Trix, and Wheaties. There are constantly new brands of cereal that get marketed through General Mills.
There are also many different snack products that are manufactured by the company. Fruit snacks such as Fruit Roll-ups, Fruit Gushers and Fruit by the Foot are very popular with children. There is also a variety of snack bars such as Fiber One, Nature Valley and Cascadian Farms. Haagen-Daaz is its most popular brand of ice cream.
General Mills also create many lines of easy-to-prepare meals for quick lunches or dinners. Progresso canned soups are ready-to-eat soups with no preparation needed. Hamburger Helper consists of pasta and flavoring that only requires an addition of meat when preparing. There are also other cuisines available. Wanchai Ferry has popular Asian dishes for its microwaveable meals, while Old El Paso has fast Mexican meals.
These General Mills food products can be found in all major supermarkets and grocery stores across the nation. As a matter of fact, you can probably find at least one General Mills product in any kind of store that sells food, including the gas station convenience store or the newsstand.
In order to keep its customers happy, General Mills offers new coupons weekly on a variety of brands and products. In many Sunday newspaper editions, there will be inserts for coupons. Usually you can find at least one coupon for a General Mills brand of cereal. It usually ranges from 50 cents to one dollar off the purchase. Other products that you could often find coupons for include Pillsbury and Betty Crocker. Also pay attention to new products that are being promoted. If there is a new variety of snack bar from Nature Valley, it is very likely that there will be a coupon out there to entice people to try it. In addition, pay attention to fliers that get stuffed in mailboxes during the week. Sometimes the stores offer their own coupons for some General Mills product to either promote the product or to get rid of inventory.
Finally, visit websites such as coupons.com, couponmom.com, smartsource.com and eversave.com. These sites have coupons that you can view and print out to use at the store. You can run a search for a specific General Mills product to see if there is a coupon available for that week. However, these websites require the user to sign-up and create an account before use. Expect savings from 25 cents to a dollar. Be aware that some coupons require multiple purchases in order for discount to qualify.