May 8, 2009, - 9:00 am

Free Candy Bar Coupon Starts Now; UPDATED: Mars Chocolate Relief Site Overwhelmed, But Now Working

By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE, 1:39 p.m. Eastern: Seems to be working now, just registered for my free coupon. ****
Earlier this morning, I told you about the “Real Chocolate Relief Act,” Mars’ promotion giving away coupons for free candy bars, every Friday from today until the end of September. The coupon promotion begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern, so you can now print one out. Details here.


**** UPDATE, 9:28 a.m.: It appears that Mars and its servers hosting the site are as well prepared as KFC was for the overwhelming response to the free stuff promotions. You simply can’t get through to the site. There is obviously too much traffic and all you get are error messages. Sorry, but a free candy bar isn’t worth all that time and frustration.
Who plans these promotions, but doesn’t prepare for the demand? It’s free stuff. The response is predictable . . . but apparently not to the follow-through/fulfillment geniuses at the marketing departments of these huge corporations.
I feel like a sucker promoting these things on my site when they turn into fiascoes.

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One Response

Ehh…I’m not a fan of the Mars bar. Just not my taste.
However, I’d love to know how to get some free KFC! *their Twisters FTW!*

Squirrel3D on May 8, 2009 at 11:54 am

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