Good news: Free chocolate! Bad news: You gotta wait for it
We all could use a little something free these days, right? And frankly, if it’s chocolate, that’s even better.
Every Friday through September, Mars -- the folks who bring you M&Ms, Milky Way and Snickers bars -- will enact the Real Chocolate Relief Act.
If you go here from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., you can grab one of 250,000 coupons the company is giving away each Friday through Sept. 25. The coupon is good for one single-size package of any Mars brand candy. That also includes 3 Musketeers, Twix and Dove products. To claim your coupon, you must submit your name, address and email address within 5 minutes of receiving an on-screen message requesting your registration info.
Only the first 250,000 people are eligible each week. You can only get one coupon per email address each Friday and only four coupons total during the entire promotion. And you've got be 13 or older to participate.
You’re thinking, what’s the catch? Well, here it is: You gotta wait for your chocolate. It will take approximately six weeks for delivery of the coupons by snail mail. So if you can be patient, then in six weeks, you could be munching on a free Snickers bar.
And hopefully, since Oprah won’t be involved, we can actually get this. Sorry, O, we love you but when you endorse it, millions come.
-- Sherry Robinson