UPDATE: The giveaway is OVER! Winners will be announced soon!
On October 2, 2007 Candy Addict will be two years old. My how far we’ve come. To celebrate, instead of you giving us gifts, we are giving you gifts – candy gifts! We have a bunch of great, new candy from the All Candy Expo to give away like: Tung Toos, Beanboozled jellybeans, Wonka candy, Dove chocolates, GÃ¼d FÃ¼d marshmallows, Chewy Lemonheads and Chewy Atomic Fireballs, and much, much more! Some of it hasn’t even hit stores yet!
Also, a bunch of candy companies have donated lots of candy and other goodies for the giveaway. Companies like:
- Jolt Gum – [review]
- Pure Fun
- Oral Fixation – [review]
- Chuao Chocolatier
- LesserEvil – [review]
- McCrawâ€™s Confections
- Vroom Foods
LesserEvil also promised a LesserEvil t-shirt and I’ll throw in 2 of our brand new Candy Addict t-shirts that haven’t even gone on sale yet for the 1st and 2nd prizes! Other great things I’m throwing in: a Mike and Ike cloth beach bag, Wrigley’s 5 gum pens, and MARS lanyards from the Expo (with a tiny little M figure)!
This contest/giveaway is open to anyone on Earth over 18 years of age (though I’ll probably be kicking myself when the cost to ship overseas costs me $100).
Sound great? Ready to enter? First thing – you can only win if you are a registered Candy Addict. If you’re not already, go register now. There will be four prize packs given out. Each will have less candy/prizes in it than the previous (but even the 4th winner will get a lot of candy). I can’t tell you exactly what each prize pack will contain since I haven’t received all the candy in the mail yet.
We have not one, not two, but three ways for you to win:
Candy Treasure Hunt: The winner will get the largest prize pack. To win the first prize you will participate in an online candy treasure hunt. The treasure hunt will begin at 12:01 AM EST on October 1 and will end at 12 midnight EST on October 2 – so you get 48 hours to complete it. There will be a separate post here to kick things off and it will tell you where to begin the hunt and what to do to win. One entry per person. One winner from all correct entries will be chosen as the winner. All other correct entries will be entered to win the 3rd and 4th prize.
LOLCandy: You’ve heard of LOLCats, right? (No? [definition] [examples]) For this one, take the idea of LOLCats and apply it to candy. Find/take a picture and add a caption to it in the style of LOLCats, but either the picture or caption must be candy-related. If you’re not handy with editing pictures, just use this online LOLCats (now LOLCandy) generator or this one that only works with Flickr. See my example to the right. Send the image or a URL to the image to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll add every entry to the LOLCandy gallery and the Candy Addict staff will judge them and choose the best one to be the winner. You can enter this one multiple times. Entries must be received by midnight EST, October 2.
UPDATE: After seeing some of the entries, I thought I should clarify what a LOLCandy photo is: It should be a photograph (no photoshop or drawings) of something. Then the text should be spelled phonetically (see LOLCats for examples) and the text should be said by the person/object in the picture. The text or picture should be candy-related.
Random Drawing: This one’s easy – just leave a comment on this post stating your favorite candy and that will enter you in the random drawing for the 3rd and 4th prizes (remember, you must be a registered Candy Addict to win). Non-winning entries from the Candy Treasure Hunt and the LOLCandy contest will be entered in this drawing automatically. One entry per person, please. So, you can have a total of three entries in the contest if you enter the Candy Treasure Hunt, submit a LOLCandy image, and leave a comment.
Void where prohibited. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter and win. All decisions are final. Not responsible for lost or misdirected mail or email. It is your responsibility to make sure any email from candyaddict.com is not marked as spam by your email filtering so that you can actually read the “YOU WON” email from us . All entries must be received before midnight EST on October 2, 2007. Prizes subject to change. One prize per person/email address/mailing address. If you happen to win more than one prize, you will only get the largest. Wait 30 minutes to swim after eating. Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball. Does anyone actually read this?