I am not a happy camper when I wake up in the mornings... Just ask my DH. Mornings are not my best time. But I get up this morning and go to check email (usually the first thing I do) and what do I find on MSN. A link to free chocolate. It brightened up my day already! Here is a copy of the article, it was on the Smart Spending blog on MSN.
Who knew chocolate could be politically correct?
Snackfood US, maker of M&Ms, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way
and other American favorites, does.
The company has launched the equivalent
of a filibuster to draw attention to competitors that substitute vegetable oil
for cocoa butter in their products.
So, what’s in it for you? One of the
biggest chocolate giveaways in history.
Every Friday through the end of
September, you stand a chance of getting a free chocolate bar or candy because
of the Mars Real Chocolate Relief
Mars initiated the program last week, giving out coupons
for chocolate treats to the first 250,000 people who logged on at
RealChocolate.com on Friday and requested a coupon. The response was so large
that Mars is doubling the chance for free chocolate this week. A half-million
coupons will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis and mailed to
those who qualify. Coupons are redeemable for any full-size Mars chocolate
product and are limited to one per person per week.
What’s the purpose?
According to Mars, federal regulations stipulate that the only source of fat
(except milk fat) in a chocolate product should be cocoa butter. Mars says it uses only
100% cocoa butter and urges consumers to look at labels whenever
they buy chocolate to be sure they’re getting the real thing.
while bringing consumers’ attention to chocolate standards, Mars is also trying
to lift spirits in a recession-plagued
nation, describing the promotion as “a massive effort (that) aims
to spread joy across America by giving away as many as 7 million full-size
packages of Mars chocolate.”
All we can say is: Bring it on!
And now on to the freebies... As you may know, Designs In Digital is in the middle of the second annual NDIDDS competition. We are looking for the Next Designs In Digital Design Stars. If you remember, this is how I got in with this wonderful group of women! This year, we have a bunch of very talented ladies competing. Today is the day their round 2 entries go live in the store. Be sure to check them all out, and download your favorites. Each individual download counts as a point towards your favorite kit. You can find all the wonderful entries here:
I hope you have a wonderful Friday! and I hope to have a little blog freebie for you this weekend! I have some stuff I have been working on, lets see if I can get it finished.