Snickers wasn’t successful in changing the date of Halloween, but it’s still delivering on its promise to give away free candy.
Go to OneMillionSnickers.com to sign up for a gift card good for one bag of Snickers Fun Size bars worth $3.90, available through Oct. 31 or while supplies last. Giveaway times will vary.
Snickers supported the Halloween & Costume Association’s Change.org petition to move Halloween to the last Saturday of October by pledging 1 million free fun size bars if the federal government officially declared a Saturday Halloween.
The petition, also backed by Party City, has more than 150,000 signatures but after the movement faced some opposition it evolved into an additional day of celebration – National Trick or Treat Day.
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The date of Halloween may not have changed but we’re still giving out 1 MILLION SNICKERS! See how you can redeem YOURS!— SNICKERS® (@SNICKERS) October 24, 2019
“We promised a million SNICKERS, and regardless of the date, we’re going to deliver,” said Josh Olken, the candy's brand director, in a news release. “Whether fans enjoy their free SNICKERS themselves or hand them out to trick-or-treaters, we want everyone to have a satisfying Halloween.”
According to the promotion's terms, more than 55,500 gift cards will be given out at various times. A message saying "we need to refill our bowl" will be displayed when supplies run out for the day.
There's a limit of one gift card per working cellphone number.
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Contributing: Amy Haneline and Brett Molina
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Free candy alert: Snickers is giving away 1 million free fun size bars