I love the 80s Plus a Giveaway

Oh how I love all things 80s…the music, the movies, the fashions, the Valley girl lingo (like, totally!). Now Target (also my favorite store) is bringing back retro packaging on Big G cereals. Big G cereals have partnered with Atari®, bringing classic ’80s games like Asteroids, Missile Command and Centipede to your breakfast table.

Collect all 5 different packages that include totally radical Atari Activities on the back of each box; available exclusively at Target starting February through mid-March.

Participating Big G cereals include: Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (17 oz.), Lucky Charms® (16 oz.), Honey Nut Cheerios® (17 oz.), Cheerios® (18 oz.) and Cocoa Puffs® (16.5 oz.)

It’s also Atari´s 40th Anniversary this year! Be sure to check out GrocerySavvy.com and test your online Atari gaming skills at Asteroids while also entering in a sweepstakes for chance to win Target gift cards and Atari merchandise.

I’m so excited about this giveaway, because it combines my love of the ’80s, Target, and cereal!

GIVEAWAY: One of my subscribers will receive 2 boxes of Big G cereals, a $10 Target gift card, and a free download for “Atari 80 Classic Games In 1”.

To enter, you MUST subscribe to my blog via email (see top right). In ONE comment, tell me you subscribe and share with us one fun ’80s memory you have.

Giveaway open to US only. Winner will be selected via random.org. Entry period ends at 6:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, February 20, 2012.

Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills, Atari and Target through MyBlogSpark.


69 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Laura Miller on February 13, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I subscribe. I remember my Michael Jackson folders on the first day of school, lol.

  2. Posted by debbie jackson on February 13, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I sub and my memory is the college days lol lots of studying
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  3. Posted by Megan on February 13, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I sub via email! I was born in the 80’s! 🙂

  4. Posted by tess on February 13, 2012 at 10:40 am

    i subscribe and the 80’s memories i have are….playing with colecovision- we didnt have atari
    tcogbill at live dot com

  5. I am an e-mail subscriber and my best memories from the 80’s are neon clothing, sideways ponytails at the skating ring!

  6. Posted by Nancy on February 13, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I am an email subscriber.

    My 80’s memories include the funny poofy hairstyles and the (now) funny looking clothes!

  7. Posted by charmandluck on February 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Email subscriber. I remember parties and having lots of fun.


  8. Posted by Jenny on February 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I subscribe. I was born in 1980 – near the end of the 80’s I remember listening to New Kids on the Block 🙂

    jenny_anwar at yahoo.com

  9. I subscribe! I remember CRAZY hair and BRIGHT colored clothes!

    residentmayor at satx.rr.com

  10. I subsscribe via e-mail.

    I remember enjoying playing with My Little Ponies and Cabbage Patch dolls 🙂

  11. I’m a subscriber. My ’80s memory fun is all about cartoons.

  12. email subscriber
    I remember all the clothes with huge shoulder pads-ala dynasty!

    pjames330 at aol dot com

  13. Posted by Pauline M on February 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I’m a subscriber and I remember the valley girl talk (hated it then, still hate it now!)

  14. Posted by Adrienne gordon on February 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Watching Back to the Future

  15. Posted by Denise B. on February 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I remember going to rock clubs to see Twisted Sister, The Joe Perry, and lots of cover bands and going to lots of arena concerts to see heavy metal bands like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, AC/DC….

  16. Posted by Cindy W. on February 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I subscribe. I loved the female band Vixen. They had a contest once and I actually submitted a pic of me w/ crazy hair and won one of their records.

  17. Posted by tiffany on February 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I am a subscriber. I remember all that hair and make up the girls were into at the time. I was not old enough to wear it but i thought they looked so cool.

  18. I subscribe and I remember wearing Jellies and jelly bracelets and collecting Cabbage Patch kids.

  19. Email subscriber that hated everything about the ’80s except the movies. I remember buying our first VCR in 1987 for $150 and thinking that I got a great deal on it.

  20. Posted by Judy S on February 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    subscriber via email
    I loved all the clothes that were in style back then, the pants the shirts, all of it.

  21. Posted by Karen Swift on February 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I subscribe and I remember wearing Swatch watches with Swatchguards in the 80s.

  22. Posted by debbie on February 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I am a email subscriber. I remember going to the theatre and watching Gremlins.

  23. Posted by tamar on February 13, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    i subscribe. man, the 80s were crazy… i remember my big afro.

    thankfully i do not have an afro anymore 🙂

  24. Posted by Dena on February 13, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I’m an email subscriber. The 80’s were my school days – I remember all the crazy fashions – bright neon colors, big jewelry, jelly shoes and bracelets.

  25. Posted by Betsy on February 13, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Subscribe. i miss the big hair of the 80’s.

  26. Posted by Janice on February 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I’m an email subscriber. I love love the 80’s. I graduated from high school in the 80’s. I love the music from the 80’s. My favorite musician from the 80’s is Prince.

  27. Posted by Maricruz Uribe on February 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Email subscriber. I was born on 1989 and i can’t remember anything.

  28. Posted by Susan Smith on February 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    email subscriber I remember how all my friends and myself would try to get our hair to be big

  29. Posted by Ann F on February 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I’m an email subscriber.

    I remember going to see Quiet Riot in concert

  30. I am an email subscriber!
    One of my 80s memories was seeing Prince in concert in Minneapolis as he just started his career!

  31. I’m an email subscriber.My favorite musician from the 80′s is Prince.

  32. Posted by jennifer horn on February 14, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Email subscriber. I loved the Atari as a kid and the 80’s music still plays on my raio!

  33. Posted by dawn on February 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Subscriber – and I remember the bright neon colors

  34. Posted by Veronica Leon on February 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Email subscriber. i was born on the 80’s

  35. I subscribe. My memory? My total ’80s hair. Big hair was in and boy did I have it. And Neon Sweaters 🙂

  36. Posted by Doreen on February 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    I subscribed! 🙂 My 80’s memories..hmmm Atari, Friendly Plastic (making own heated jewelry), Saturday morning cartoons, New Kids On The Block…lol…:)

    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

  37. I subscribe. My favorite 80s memory is my little sister being out of hair spray, so she sprayed her big hair with sugar water.

  38. Posted by Jennifer Marie on February 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I subscribe. My favorite 80s memory is wearing MC hammer pants 🙂

  39. Posted by Steph S on February 15, 2012 at 6:27 am

    E-mail subscriber. I remember taking our “boom boxes” to school to listen to Beach Boys songs.

  40. Posted by Jennifer on February 15, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I subscribe via email. I remember getting my Atari for my 2nd Grade Communion and it was my very first video game system. I played Pac Man all day until I couldn’t move my fingers anymore!

  41. Posted by Janice on February 15, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    e-mail subscriber. I remember those classic games like pac-man and centipede

  42. Subscribed by email — It was fun living in England in the ’80s and seeing pop bands like Spandau Ballet firsthand ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  43. Posted by Geoff K on February 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I subscribe by email. One fun memory I have from the 80s is my sister trying to tease my hair out to look like a member of Flock of Seagulls!

  44. Posted by nannypanpan on February 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    nannypanpan at gmail.com
    i saw my 1st concert..duran duran

  45. Posted by Diane Baum on February 18, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I subscribed and my fun 80’s moment was Vcr and my funky clothes that I wouldn’t be caught dead in now

  46. Posted by Erica C. on February 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I’m an email subscriber 🙂 The best thing about the 80s that I remember is The Smurfs!

  47. Posted by sarah u on February 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    i was born in 89 so i don’t remember much about the 80’s!

  48. Posted by Valerie Taylor Mabrey on February 19, 2012 at 12:14 am

    the fun of pacman

    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  49. email sub ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

    i remember being like 4 years old and getting a michael jackson button out of a quarter machine. best. day. ever. i even wore it on my blue suspenders to my kindergarten graduation.

  50. Posted by Robin on February 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I subscribe via email, I love the new wave music in the 80’s

  51. Posted by Mary on February 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I’m an email subscriber. I remember trying to learn break dance moves! For me, it was more break than dance!

  52. Posted by Phxbne on February 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Subscriber, dressing as Cyndi Lauper look alike for a party

  53. I’m subscribed to your emails.
    I remember saving forever to get my first pairs of Guess and Pepe jeans and of course I french rolled them at the bottom.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  54. Posted by Rebecca Peters on February 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I subscribe to email and I remember being born in the 80’s, 1982 to be exact

  55. Posted by carol on February 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I remember patch pocket pants…the belt and the patch pockets matched, and my long frizzy hair! ugh!

  56. Posted by laura588 on February 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I subscribe. I loved the music and especially Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  57. Posted by Nessa on February 20, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I played tons of video games with my fam (including mom) in the 80s

  58. Posted by Tina Williams on February 20, 2012 at 1:54 am

    I subscribe and my memory of the 80s is…….being born?!!?!?

  59. Posted by Carol Fo on February 20, 2012 at 8:32 am

    I subscribed,I remember flash dance and the crazy clothes like the old sweatshirt off the shoulder tops and leg warmers
    carolkfoster at comcast dot net

  60. I subscribe.
    I remember the clothes, tight jeans and La Gear shoes I wore and the big hair!

  61. I subscribe via email.
    Hyper-color clothing! BAD idea for teens LOL remember lots of my girlfriends getting grabbed in their bits n’ pieces and having hand marks! LOL

  62. Posted by amy delong on February 20, 2012 at 9:35 am

    subscribe,remember the big hair,cuffing ur jeans

  63. Posted by Libby Mann on February 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I remember the music from the 80’s and still listen to Journey and a lot of other 80’s music. Also, the big hair.

  64. Posted by Breanne on February 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Email subscriber but I don’t have any 80’s memories because I wasn’t born yet!

  65. Posted by wombatz cass on February 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    im subscribed, an 80;s memory i have was crusing thru the mcdonalds drive thru with my husband and we ate so much it wasnt funny

  66. Subscriber! Who didn’t love big hair, tie dye clothing and Hammer pants!

  67. Posted by Michelle Tucker on February 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Follow via email (confirmed)

    One fond memory is playing Pac Man with my father. he was SO not into anything electronic, but he loved that game. Just imagine, a big ole swedish farmer with huge hands playing that. It was great!
    michedt at yahoo . com

  68. Posted by DanV on February 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I subscribe. One fun ’80s memory you have is playing Pac Man Atari.

  69. Posted by Deborah Wellenstein on February 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I am an email subscriber. A favorite memory is singing Cindy Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” with my friends at the top of our lungs!

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

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