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Massive Candy Giveaway Begins!

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UPDATE: Contest is closed to new entries and the winners have been announced!

Candy Addict’s one year anniversary is October 2, so we thought we’d celebrate by doing the one thing Candy Addicts will most appreciate – we’re giving away candy and lots of it! I got in touch with a bunch of candy companies and begged for some candy to give away and they delivered – over $1200 worth of candy!

We are giving away five prize packs and there are multiple ways to win a prize. You can enter each contest/giveaway once, so feel free to enter all three giveaways, but only enter each one once. Contests/giveaways only open to U.S. residents (sorry non-U.S. readers) and it is void where prohibited. Family members of Candy Addict writers are not eligible to win, so don’t bother entering (sorry, sisters!). Must be 18 years or older to enter. All entries must be received before October 1, 2006 (EST). Prizes subject to change (simply because I may have typed them in wrong). One prize per person/email address/mailing address. If you happen to win two prizes, you will get the larger of the two.

I hate spam more than you do and I promise you will get no Candy Addict spam nor will you get signed up for a newsletter or anything. If you get an email from us, it’s to tell you that you won. That’s it. Once the contest is over, I will delete the emails. Promise.

UPDATE: Follow directions! I have been getting some entries with the incorrect subject in the email. I setup filters to put the entries in the correct email folder and if you don’t have the correct subject, it won’t count. Note: I had to change the email addresses to foil some cheaters, but if you submitted to the previous email, your entry still counts.

1st prize
First prize will be randomly drawn from all correct entries in the Candy Scavenger Hunt. Entries must be received before October 1, 2006.

The first prize consists of:

The first correct scavenger hunt entry will win a consolation prize pack (see “Consolation Prizes” way below). UPDATE: Congrats go to Michael Shaw of VA for being the first correct entry.

2nd prize
Second prize can be won by linking to Candy Addict somewhere on the internet. If you have a website/blog put up a link to A link means it is clickable – just putting the text on a webpage won’t cut it. If you don’t have your own site, put a link to Candy Addict in a forum or something – anywhere you can as long as the page is accessible without requiring any kind of login or password.

Just put a link up to the main page ( WWW) or to any specific article you think is interesting. Send the location of the link to DELETED along with your mailing address. The subject should be “ILINKEDTOYOU” (without the quotes). We will randomly draw one “linker” to win the second prize.
NOTE: This link must still be live at the time of the drawing – if your name/link is drawn and the link is no longer on the page, I will draw another name/link to be the winner and yours will be tossed.

2nd prize consists of:

3rd prize
Third prize is the easiest to win – just send an email to with the subject of “Random Drawing” (with no quotes) and enclose your postal mailing address. We will randomly draw one entry to be the third prize winner. Third prize consists of:

Consolation prize packs:
We have two consolation prize packs to give away. One will be given to the first correct Scavenger Hunt entry. All entries to all giveaways will be entered into a random drawing for the remaining consolation prize pack:

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49 Responses to “Massive Candy Giveaway Begins!”

  1. 1
    Autumn says:

    The Laura’s Candy hint is a little hard to figure out — I can’t find the flavor with the referenced initials on their site or here. Any chance that clue could change?

  2. 2
    Lauren says:

    Yeah, like Autumn, I am stuck on the marshmellow clue… I think Laura might have taken that flavor down…

    Help a sista out, man!


  3. 3
    Lauren says:

    Thank yooooou.

  4. 4
    Micki says:

    that acclaim unscrambling question is hard! hints please!

    RESPONSE: See below for hints

  5. 5
    WebPimp says:

    The unscrambling question was hard, but a good one. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the fun :)

  6. 6
    Sara from Ms Adventures in Italy says:

    Booo, I am a non-U.S. resident! But I think this is a wonderful idea and good luck to everyone! Very nice of you, Candy Addict.

    RESPONSE: I know – I hated to do it, but I had to. We will do a giveaway soon that will be open to non-US readers.

  7. 7
    Moko says:

    Yes, do a giveaway only open to non-US readers! Only to us. In fact, only to me and Ms. Sara. I never win contests, so I need all the help I can get…

    RESPONSE: yes – I will do one for only non-US residents – good idea!

  8. 8
    Lonnie says:

    Digging the give aways…thanks a bunch for all the work you do on this site and in setting up the cool hunts…

  9. 9
    Maria says:

    Aargh, so near the end! That unscrambling question is impossible! Here\’s a question: is it a kind of candy (like, malt balls), a brand name, or both? I understand if you can\’t say!

    RESPONSE: It\’s a brand name of a candy bar

  10. 10
    Jodi says:

    it’s all one word, no spaces. sorry brian I hope that isn’t considered giving the answers out to everybody.

  11. 11
    Jamychael says:

    For the unscramble word, has it been reviewed on the site?

    RESPONSE: Nope, but it is a classic American chocolate bar. It has only been mentioned ONE time on the site:

  12. 12
    Sera says:

    Awwwwhhh. I\’m totally stumped with the scrambled candy name. I\’m so bad at those things. :(

  13. 13
    Brian says:

    Wow – that didn’t take long – I juts got the first SPAM email to those email addresses. :(


  14. 14
    g says:

    What an excellent idea! Love the scavenger hunt.

  15. 15
    Lonnie says:

    Ok, everybody, you can stop entering now…the more of you who drop your names into the hat, the less likely that I’ll be liking blood pops this time next month…

    Go right ahead and stop it…

  16. 16
    Denise Melone says:

    OMG! I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!!!

  17. 17
    Maria says:

    Thanks for that extra hint! I managed to get it finally.. Either way, this scavenger hunt was a lot of fun!

  18. 18
    Joan Janey says:

    This is so great

  19. 19
    cheryl hendricks says:

    my dentist is going to luv me!

  20. 20
    Pamela Muldowney says:

    I love candy

  21. 21
    teresa dinndorf says:

    my children will love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  22. 22
    Sonja Thomas says:

    My husband’s got a sweet tooth – HELP!

  23. 23
    margaret martin says:

    i love candy too

  24. 24
    Too Awesome To Resist at The Caffeinated Mac Blog says:

    [...] Massive Candy Giveaway, courtesy of the Candy Addict blog. [...]

  25. 25
    Julian Bennett Holmes says:

    This is the most awesome contest ever.

  26. 26
    Gary Shayne says:

    Great Contest — who doesn’t love Candy?

  27. 27
    Rory Kaphing says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  28. 28
    Girly2005 says:

    Thanks! Great Contests my kids are excited.

  29. 29
    Anz says:

    yummmyyyyyyy candyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. 30
    Kimmy says:


  31. 31
    Mary Sullivan says:


  32. 32
    Samantha says:

    Wow! What a fab (and generous!) idea! I’m so excited! Happy (almost) birthday, Candy Addict!

  33. 33
    mary moulton says:

    love candy any kind ,its a great idea.

  34. 34
    Susan Ladd says:

    Great Site!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. 35
    Linda Wan says:

    candy is yummy

  36. 36
    Anna Ladd says:

    Just love my candy

  37. 37
    SHERIE CLARK says:


  38. 38
    Frank Winter says:

    Have a great day

  39. 39
    Teresa Crosswhite says:

    Thanks for the op!

  40. 40
    john stoltze says:

    I LOVE CANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LET ME HAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. 41
    Marcy Hargrove says:


  42. 42
    phyllis green says:

    I like all kinds of candy and like to give it as gifts for special days

  43. 43
    helen callis says:

    Oh please give me some candy. I love candy any kind is good and my husband loves it too. So we sure would make good use of it. It may not be good for us but i know we would eat it any way. So bring it on. Thank you

  44. 44
    Shawnta says:

    I LOVE CANDY!!! And me and my kids fight over it. I buy it in large quantities and hide it from them. They are 10 and 15. Sometimes we eat candy for dinner. I control the candy so I can have the most. My 10yr old son hunts for the candy and sometimes he finds it so I have to continue to hide it on a weekly basis. Please enter me in the candy sweepstakes. I would appreciate any candy that I win.

  45. 45
    Victor Markiewicz says:

    I am a Diabetic and it seems that I always seem to over exert myself and need candy to bring me up. This is the BEST way to bring up the blood sugar I can think of whithout over doing it and with variety YES!

  46. 46
    Timothy Sternberg says:

    I love to eat candy, it is very good. Love to eat candy like a good boy should. Candy for me and no candy for you, I love my candy and have none for you! :)

  47. 47
    Doris Beaty says:

    I want to give my kindergarten class some candy so they will always remember me.

  48. 48
    Hey, It’s Free! » Candy Giveaway says:

    [...] This isn’t quite like more freebies I post, but it’s still a freebie for whoever wins! The owner of Candy Addict managed to get over $1200 worth of free candy from various candy companies and thus is giving it all away as a celebration of the site’s one year anniversary. He’s got different ways for everybody to win and I’ve already started on the scavenger hunt. So if you love candy and have some time, check out his massive candy giveaway and try your luck! [...]

  49. 49
    christyclark says:

    i love all kinds of candy please send me some free of all kinds of candy.

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