My tips for saving money on cereal:
1. Variety packs will cost more.
Come on people this is not a buffet! Decide on 1 brand or type of cereal for the week and buy the generic brands. If choosing is a debate, let them take turns picking it out for the week.
2. Stay away from sugary cereal.
Not only is it bad for your health it is bad for your budget. Sugary cereals are typically more than their unsweetened counterparts.
3. Cooked cereal is the way to go!
My kids love oatmeal and cream of wheat. This is cost effective and healthier. Adding a tiny amount of sugar or maple syrup to some oatmeal is not near as unhealthy as a bowl of sugar pops. Cooked cereal is more filling and will go farther to feed your family.