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article imageContest: Win an M&M'S iPod Touch prize pack worth $595!

By Digital Journal Staff     Nov 4, 2010 in Entertainment
With the launch of M&M'S "Find Red" campaign, is hosting an M&M's contest for Canadian residents. Winner takes home a new iPod Touch, special edition M&M’S Find Red GelaSkin, and a big supply of M&M’S! Prize pack worth $595!
Today, M&M’S is launching a unique online scavenger hunt to find the company's missing "spokescandy." Canadians everywhere are being asked to look for Red at using a version of Google Maps' Street View for a chance to win a new red Smart car (details below).
In conjunction with the launch of the Find Red campaign, M&M’S has teamed up with to offer you a chance to win a prize pack worth $595! The prize pack includes:
• The recently released fourth-generation iPod Touch
• A special edition M&M’s Find Red GelaSkins
• An M&M’S Night Light
• A generous supply of M&M’S

Contest: Count the M&M'S:

To win the M&M'S-iPod Touch prize pack worth $585, you need to tell us how many M&M candies are in the following image (click on it to make it bigger) by midnight on November 11, 2010:
Count the M&M s to win an M&M s iPod Touch prize pack worth $585!
Count the M&M's to win an M&M's iPod Touch prize pack worth $585!

Three ways to submit your entry to

Once you know how many M&M'S are in the picture above, send the number to us in one of the following three ways:
On Facebook: Visit the Digital Journal Facebook page, click "Like" on the top of the page and then post a comment on our wall saying:
"There are [X] M&M'S in the photo, and I want to win an iPod and M&M prize pack"
Note: X should be replaced with the number of M&M'S in the photo above.
On Twitter: Sent a tweet to us (here's our Twitter page) saying:
"There are [X] M&M'S in the photo @digitaljournal, and I want to win an iPod and M&M'S prize pack"
Note: X should be replaced with the number of M&M'S in the photo above.
By Email: Email dj(at)digitaljournal(dot)com and tell us how many M&M'Ss are in the photo above. Be sure to include "Digital Journal M&M'S contest" in the subject line.

    Contest Rules & Regulations

    • Contest runs from November 4, 2010 to 11:59 pm (Eastern) on Thursday, November 11, 2010. All entries must be submitted to Digital Journal's Facebook or Twitter pages, or by email, before that deadline.
    • The contest is open to Canadian citizens (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority .
    • All correct entries received will be put into a random draw. Odds of winning depend on how many correct entries are received.
    • No purchase necessary.
    • Prize pack consists of one (1) iPod Touch; a special edition M&M’S Find Red GelaSkins; an M&M’S Night Light; and a generous supply of M&M’S. Prize pack is worth $585.
    • Prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded.
    • Decisions of the contest judges are final - no substitutions will be available.
    • All winners will be contacted via their method of entry. In the event the person whose name was drawn first does not respond within 72 hours, a new name shall be drawn and the prize pack will be awarded to another person. This process shall continue until a person has been contacted and declared the winner.
    • By claiming the prize, the winner authorizes the use, without additional compensation of his or her name and/or likeness and/or voice/photograph and municipality of residence for promotion and/or advertising purposes in any manner and in any medium (including without limitation, radio broadcasts, newspapers and other publications and in television or film releases, slides, videotape, distribution over the Internet and picture data storage) which Digital Journal, Inc. may deem appropriate.
    • In accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that Digital Journal, Inc., M&M’S® - Canada, or Mars Canada Inc., may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize(s).
    • By entering this contest, you acknowledge, understand and accept these contest rules.
    • This contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws.
    • One entry per person

Find Red*

In addition to winning an awesome M&M'S iPod Touch prize pack, you also have the chance to win a Smart car from M&M'S!
The five colourful M&M’S spokescandies are looking for their outspoken brother, Red, and Canadians will have a chance to win a red smart fortwo coupé for helping with the search in a new online promotion – Find Red.
Starting today through Dec. 4, Canadians can help Red’s chocolate chums find their friend by visiting, where consumers can access a version of Google Maps Street View and scour the (digital) City of Toronto to search for Red’s three different locations. Each participant who registers online at will automatically receive an entry into a Sweepstakes for the chance to win a new red smart fortwo coupé! Canadians lucky enough to find Red’s locations will automatically earn additional entries into the Sweepstakes, which also includes a variety of great secondary prizing.
To help with the search, the M&M’S characters will seed clues to Red’s whereabouts on various social media channels, including M&M’S Canadian Facebook page, on YouTube and on Twitter @mmsfindred (hashtag #FindRed). You can also follow Red as he checks into various locations around Toronto using Foursquare and leaves clues on the barcodes of delicious participating M&M'S products through stickybits. For those out and about in real-world Toronto, pay attention to wild postings of M&M’S Characters around you -- each contains a QR code, which will release a Community Clue to find Red. A total of 18 QR Codes are available to be revealed, aiding Canadians in this exciting quest.

*The Find Red contest is brought to you by M&M'S and is not affiliated with Please go to for entry, full rules and prize details.
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