Posts Tagged ‘contest’

Vote for Us in the Pittsburgh Social Madness Contest!

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

Hello, all you fans of retro candy and sugary sweets! We need your help! CandyFavorites.com is one of just 100 Pittsburgh area companies to be accepted into the local round of Social Madness.

Let’s cut to the chase – we want your votes! 

This nationwide social media competition pits companies all over the U.S. against each other to hash out who has the most social media prowess. The contest will take place in 3 rounds. Each time we advance to the next round, we’ll deliver an amazing special sale to all our social media fans, followers, and readers. At the end, donations will be made to charitable organizations in the names of the winning companies. If you enjoy our contests, flash sales, retro candy, and new novelty products, please give us your vote.

Earth Day Nostalgic Candy Winners

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

Thanks to everyone for sharing your memories! Since nostalgic retro candy is one of our favorite topics, this was a particularly fun contest. We hope that you’ll share your candy anecdotes with us any time they cross your mind. But now that the deadline for submissions has passed, it’s time to announce some winners. So without further ado…

The winners of the Earth Day Candy Giveaway are:

Nicole (who misses Peanut Butter Bars)
Katherine (who loves tiny Chiclets)

Winners will be notified by email or personal Facebook message, depending on how they submitted their entries. (Nicole and Katherine, watch for a message from Jessica!)

Some things we learned:

  • Seasonal candy is great for building memories.
  • Changing the classic formula of a candy is probably worse than just discontinuing it.
  • Many people would rather pay more for their favorite candies than see them disappear.
  • Brach’s Candy has brought a lot of people a lot of happiness — but also some heartache.
  • Many of the candies believed to be extinct are still available! Check out our Retro Candy section
    before you give up the search for your favorite vintage candies.

Earth Day Candy Giveaway

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

Earth Day is all about saving, and we think it’s important to save your favorite candies from extinction. Over the years, so many delicious, ingenious candies have gone the way of the dinosaurs. We can’t take our favorite candy for granted, or we may never see it again.

In the spirit of conservation, we’re giving away some great nostalgic candy prizes. It’s our way of spreading the love of retro candies and making sure that future generations get to enjoy the same flavors we savor today.

To enter, share your favorite memory of an already extinct candy. Or tell us about the candy you believe should be saved for posterity. Just leave your story in the comments on this post to enter. We’ll announce the winners early next week!

Don’t forget to do your part for the planet. Buy online to save gas. And always dispose of your wrappers responsibly.

Trident & Stride Contest Winners

Monday, March 19th, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

Hello to all you candy lovers out there! This weekend we hosted a giveaway featuring prizes from Trident and Stride. The entries, which now appear on product listings throughout our site, were entertaining and interesting as usual.

We’re happy to announce the winners of the $25 Visa gift cards and Trident & Stride gift packs. (Contest winners will also be notified by email.)

And the winners are:
Melanie (taunton…)
Marcy (marcyatro…)

Watch out for more contests on the way.
Perhaps a springtime scavenger hunt is in order…

Candy Review Contest Winners

Monday, March 12th, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

Who wouldn’t want to win free candy? We’ve heard that a lot over the last few days. We don’t have an answer to that one, but we did hear from some people who REALLY DO want to win.

We heard some seriously funny stories about candy, and learned that some candies are more “favorited” than others. Thanks to everyone who entered for submitting such great reviews.

The two reviewers who are each entitled to a $25 Sweet Certificate are:

  • Jaynestampsalot/BJStamper
  • Warren W.



Keep Trying!

To everyone else, the chances to win don’t end here. We’ll be giving away a $10 Sweet Certificate every week to someone who leaves a review of a candy on our site. Just leave a review on any of our 3,000 products and you’ll be entered in the drawing for that week. And bigger, better, more exciting contests are on their way.

Candy Giveaway Winner: 5-lb. Hershey Bar

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 by Jessica Prokop

This weekend in our CandyFavorites Newsletter, we gave customers the chance to win the World’s Largest Hershey Bar. It’s a 2-foot-long, 5-pound plank of Hershey’s Original Milk Chocolate.

Candy Contest Giveaway

And the winner is:
Pamela Pollock of Slippery Rock, PA

 

Don’t miss our future exclusive deals and contests!
Sign up for the Candy Favorites Newsletter.

Candy 1 to 20 Contest – The Winners

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 by Jessica Prokop

We want to send a big “Thank You” out to everyone who submitted their candy stories during our Candy 1 to 20 Contest. We received stories that were funny, touching, nostalgic, and creative, all about learning with candy. It’s clear that candy certainly is a great motivator, and that the ways to use it are endless.

Check out the stories on the original post.

And the Winners Are…

  • Owen Brelsford
  • Candace Retka
  • P. Chatwin
  • Matthew Keller
  • Kasee Johnson

 

Each winner will win a signed copy of the book “Candy 1 to 20″ from Chronicle Books.

Watch out in the coming weeks for our next contest. Sign up for our newsletter to receive chances to win, special deals, and new product announcements!

Candy 1 to 20 Contest

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 by Jessica Prokop

Candy Favorites is delighted to be partnering with Chronicle Books to announce the release of Candy 1 to 20. This colorful new board book, published by Chronicle Books, uses vibrant photos of classic candies to teach basic counting skills.

To celebrate Candy 1 to 20, we’ll be giving away 5 copies of the book. Each of them is signed by the author! To enter, just share your experience of candy as a teaching tool.

Did you learn probability through the colors of M&M’s? Are you a teacher who uses the squares of Hershey Bars to teach fractions? Or was your favorite candy used as a reward as you learned important life lessons?

Since candy is a powerful motivator and positive reinforcement for all ages, the possibilities are endless. Send us your most memorable candy-fueled learning experiences, and you’ll be entered to win one of 5 signed copies of Candy 1 to 20. You can email us or submit the form below.

Winners will be announced Friday, October 28.

Contest Terms & Conditions

 

Submit Your Story!

Share your SWEETEST MEMORY and enter our contest to win $150 worth of FREE CANDY!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011 by Jon Prince
Share with us your SWEETEST memory and you can win a $150 SWEETCERTIFICATE

Share with us your SWEETEST memory and you can win a $150 SWEETCERTIFICATE

 

Candy is as much a part of our American culture as hamburgers, jazz, and baseball. Since so many of our sweet memories include candy, we decided to pitch a contest to see to who has the best one to tell.

Do you remember the first time you had Pop Rocks? Did your grandmother make a bad day better with caramel creams? Did your toddler stash all the Marshmallow Peeps in her diaper to keep her siblings from getting any? We know you’ve got something worth sharing.

Give us your best candy story by Friday, August 19 and you could win a $150 Sweetcertificate to spend on CandyFavorites.com. Who else will reward you for reminiscing about candy?

Browse our huge candy selection to jog your memory and we bet you’ll be surprised how many happy scenes return to you. Enjoy, and we look forward to reading your story.

PS: To enter the contest, simply post your memory or story as a REPLY to this blog entry.  Good Luck!

 

Contest Terms & Conditions

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 by Jessica Prokop

By submitting your story or other material to this site, you agree to the terms and conditions below:

1. Candy Favorites will have the right to edit submissions as necessary.

2. Candy Favorites will have the right to not display or not display any submission.

3. By submitting material to Candy Favorites, you agree that CandyFavorites.com can display, modify, transmit, distribute or delete your submission without needing prior or further consent from you.

4. Authors who submit their material to us retain their copyrights, but grant Candy Favorites irrevocable world wide, royalty-free rights to reproduce and distribute their submitted material, and forego any payment or compensation for the submitted material.

5. Authors who submit their material must certify that this material is their own and ensure that it does not violate any copyrights.