You may have the key to exclusive savings sitting in your pantry right now! Okay, don't panic. Just take a look at the Kellogg’s Family Rewards logo (upper right-hand side of your Kellogg’s cereal box), then go to your pantry and freezer and count how many of these 586 specially-marked Kellogg’s products you have in your kitchen right now! Think cereal, crackers, cookies, snacks, and frozen foods.

Each box interior has a code worth 60, 80, 90, 200, and even 400 points. These points grant you access to exclusive coupons, therefore exclusive savings, sweepstakes entries, gift cards, books, housewares, apparel, and more. Recently, I redeemed my points for a Kellogg's engraved stainless steel spoon. I love it! Now I'm saving points to earn three more. Shipping was included and fast at just two weeks. And if you’re not into spoons, maybe Vera Bradley and Guess products will persuade you to sign up. Read on to find out how you can be rewarded while saving money on products you already buy.

How to get started

Being a KFR member really is simple. Go to KelloggsFamilyRewards.com  and create an account. I follow KFR on Twitter and Facebook, so it’s super easy to log in (and sign up). After logging in, you’ll see that the first page has a banner that shows “What’s New” (new participating products and active double bonuses) and a section of special offers. You can either enter a code right there at the top or continue down the page by reading through current offers. Once you’ve found a deal you’re interested in, enter the 16-digit code found on your Kellogg’s product packaging. You’ll also need to enter the location of your purchase, then just click “submit.”

The resulting page provides a lot of useful information. First, it lists the amount of points earned for your product, including any double point information. Then, you’ll be shown any special offers your product has attached to it. This month, my results reminded me of promo end dates and kept track of how many cereal codes I needed to enter in order to earn 1,000 bonus points. I’ve also received results stating that my cereal code is a participating product in Give a Great Start, a program that allows Kellogg’s consumers to help Kellogg’s provide breakfast to kids in need. When you sign up with KFR and enter just one code, you’ll receive $15 in breakfast-product coupons—all of which support this cause.

Power of Breakfast $15 in Savings

The Power of Breakfast coupons, which support Give a Great Start, are high-value coupons KCLs like me cherish. I've printed these rare coupons and scored $0.50 off 3-ct. Jif To-Go cups from Dollar Tree, picked up deals from the grocery store on top of my coupon to get a $0.29 Smucker's Simply Fruit spread, and spent just $1 on Jif peanut butter. This is where many of our hard-to-find coupons are hiding, like $1/2 Folger's coffee and $1/1 Bear Naked granola!

Simple savings and rewards

Okay, so simply collect your points and enter them into your KFR account. Sign-up is quick and easy and, remember–you can even get started by using your Facebook account. Each code you enter is a chance to win the daily prize of a $200 gift card for groceries. Just by entering the codes from your normal purchases you can earn free Nicole by OPI polish, grocery gift cards, a $5 rebate, movie tickets, books, and more. You can also follow the KFR Facebook and Twitter pages for news on Double Point specials and chances to win 10,000 points on Free Points Fridays.

This is a guest post by Justina from Gloucester, VA.