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Walmart + Kellogg’s + Scholastic = Awesome Deal : Great Start Codes = Free Books!

Walmart, Kellogg’s and Scholastic have teamed up and put together a great deal just in time for back-to-school. They have specially marked Kellogg’s, Keebler, Pringles, Eggo,  Cheez-It and Pop Tart products that contain a super Great Starts code. Each of these super Great Starts codes are equal to three regular codes and for every three regular codes entered into your Family Rewards account you can redeem one free book from Scholastic. That means each super code equals a free book!

Kellogg's Great Start Codes #FreeBook

Let’s start with the participating 1 box = 1 book products available at Walmart per the Kellogg’s Family Rewards Website:

    • Kellogg’s® Apple Jacks® cereal – Value Size
    • Kellogg’s® Corn Pops® cereal – Value Size
    • Kellogg’s® Froot Loops® cereal – Twin Pack
    • Kellogg’s® Froot Loops® cereal – Value Size
    • Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® cereal – Twin Pack
    • Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® cereal – Value Size
    • Kellogg’s® Frosted Mini-Wheats® Bite Size cereal – Bonus Pack
    • Kellogg’s Krave® Chocolate cereal – Value Size
    • Kellogg’s Raisin Bran® cereal – Bonus Pack
    • Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal – Value Size
    • Eggo® Blueberry waffles – Family Pack
    • Eggo® Buttermilk waffles – Family Pack
    • Eggo® Homestyle waffles – Family Pack
    • Pop-Tarts® Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon toaster pastries – Value Pack
    • Pop-Tarts® Frosted S’Mores toaster pastries – Value Pack
    • Pop-Tarts® Frosted Strawberry toaster pastries – Value Pack
    • Rice Krispies Treats® Original bars – Bonus Pack
    • Kashi® GOLEAN Crunch!® cereal – Value Size
    • Pringles® Variety Pack

There was also a Cheez-it value pack that was marked 1 box=1 book, but it was not listed on the site.

***And don’t forget, you can check your local grocery stores for other specially marked packages of the above Kellogg’s brands for more Great Starts codes. For every three of these codes collected you can redeem for one book too! ***

What about the prices, right?  The prices I am about to give you are from a Pittsburgh Walmart. I cannot guarantee that the prices are the same across the state or country. This should however give you an idea of the great deal some of these are.

Kellogg's Great Start Codes at Walmart #FreeBook


  • Cheez-Its are $6.50 for a 20 count snack pack. That’s about $.325 per snack ($.26/oz, each snack is 1.25oz)
  • The twin pack Froot Loops (2 x 17oz boxes) and Frosted Flakes (2 x 19oz boxes) are both $5.00 each. Considering the size of the cereal, I think it is a great deal. I checked the individual 19oz box of Frosted Flakes and it was $3.38 each. Already just by buying the twin pack you can save $.88 per box – no coupon needed! Plus you get the super code that you can redeem for 1 free book – Sweeet!
  • Eggo Waffles are $3.97 for a 24 count package – Plus a free book!
  • The Rice Krispies Treats are only $3.88 for an 18 count which is just awesome. A major grocer here has the regular 16ct with an everyday price of $4.99… And they are not offering a free book!
  • 16 count Pop-Tarts are $3.68 – Plus a free book!
  • The Mini-Wheats 30oz box is $3.68. A local grocer has Mini-Wheats on sale too this week. They are $3.00 for the 15oz box… to get the same number of ounces I would have to buy two and spend a total of $6.00 instead of $3.68. Big, big difference! (Plus the free book!!)

As you can see I’m pretty happy about the free books. Also from reading through the FAQ’s I found out that I can enter a total of 60 Great Starts codes over the entirety of the promotion period. I haven’t figured out what that means as far as the super codes are concerned. Each super code is worth 3 regular codes. Will it count as three entered or just one?  This is important because 60 individual codes is a total of 20 books. 60 super codes is a total of 60 books!!  My guess though is there a max of 20 books per household. All codes must be entered and redeemed by May 30, 2014 so there is plenty of time for me to figure it out. I just know regardless that Buddy will have a least a handful of free books because I’ve entered 4 codes already.

Entering the Great Starts codes is just like the Family Rewards codes - log in to your account (or register if you haven’t already) and enter the code like normal. You will receive your rewards points plus the Great Start code toward the free book. You will see a link to the Scholastic portion of the site where you can browse and redeem for your book. Did I mention shipping and handling on the book is free? Yay!


Happy Shopping!




This is not a sponsored post. Since it is not a sponsored post I don’t really need a disclaimer but I’m disclaiming just in case there is any confusion over a lack of disclaimer. By the way, why would ‘Bird’, ‘Heard’, ‘Word’ and ‘Curd’ be spelled differently if they all sound alike?





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