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Xbox One, Forza Motorsport 5 and M&M’s Under The Tree

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Shaun loves his Xbox 360 and plays it every single chance he gets so I am really excited for Christmas morning so I can see his face when he opens up his brand spanking new Xbox One and Forza 5.   I must admit that I’m also pretty excited for him to open up his Xbox One so I can hook it up and him and I can play Forza Motorsport 5 together.  Shaun and I have been playing Forza 4 together on the Xbox 360 and I know we are going to love playing Forza 5 together with the new graphics on the Xbox One.

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Melinda and I went to our local WalMart last night and picked up Forza Motorsport 5 and while we were there we also picked up a bag of Peanut Butter M&M’s as well as a ton of other stuff.   Shaun loves candy almost as much as he loves Xbox (just like his father, LOL) so we are going to wrap up the M&M’s as well and put them under the tree.  I can see him now on Christmas morning playing his Xbox and eating M&M’s, LOL.  That is what I snack on when gaming or watching TV so who can blame him for wanting the do the same plus it’s Christmas so we’ll give his a pass on eating candy so early in the morning.

Christmas is 10 days away and thank goodness for that because I have been wanting to give Shaun his Xbox One since I picked it up on Black Friday.  Thankfully Melinda stepped in otherwise Shaun would have nothing else to open on Christmas except for his M&M’s, LOL.

Come on Christmas. I am patiently waiting for you but I must admit my patients are wearing thin as I am overly excited for the 25th to arrive.

One cool thing that WalMart is doing is called Buy, Snap and Redeem.  It’s a pretty cool promotion and here are the details:

  • Buy Forza 5 game
  • Buy participating M&M’s products (+ Participating products include: M&Ms Peanut 42oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Milk 42oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Peanut Butter 38oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Pretzel 30oz Stand Up Pouch, M&Ms Peanut 19.2oz Large Laydown Bag, M&Ms Milk 19.2oz Large Laydown Bag, M&Ms Peanut Butter 18.4oz Large Laydown Bag, M&Ms Pretzel 15.4oz Large Laydown Bag.)
  • Snap a photo of qualifying items on the receipt on your phone and text it to 811811
  • Redeem:  You will receive a text back with a reward code valid for a $10 eGift card to Walmart.

I like that Walmart is texting back a $10 eGift card just for buying the game and M&M’s.  I love gaming, M&M’s and we shop at Walmart ALL of the time so to me this is a win win.  I took a picture of my receipt last night showing my purchase of the M&M ‘s as well as Forza Motorsport 5 and I text it over to 811811 and within minutes I received a text back saying that my receipt has been submitted for processing and that I can expect a confirmation text within 48 hours, sweet.

So now I will just sit back and wait for my $10 eGift card for Walmart to arrive.  I am sure that once I do receive it I will just spend it on either more Xbox stuff or more M&M’s either way it’s $10 well spent.

Also be sure to participate in the Pixel Art Instagram competition.

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In order to participate, create your own Pixel Art using M&M’s (R) candies and snap an Instagram Photo.   It should be video game and/or racing inspired to celebrate the launch of the new game Forza 5 (think your favorite characters, race cars, car logos, game symbols, weapons, gaming systems etc). Be creative and have fun!

Tag your image with #FueledByM AND #Contest and post the image on Instagram and Twitter. You can enter up to 3 times per day!!!!

One lucky Pixel Artist will win a new Xbox One and Gaming is better with M pack including the Forza 5 Motorsport game and a 14 oz bag of M&Ms(R).  Contest runs Dec. 4th – Dec. 18th and winner will be chosen at random.

Here is my work of art that I submitted for the Pixel Art Instagram Competition.

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  1. Oh wow, he is one lucky boy. Gav wanted the PS4, but we’ll wait for a price drop lol <—-cheap-o mama here! I love when there are gift card offers with purchases!

    • Nothing wrong with being cheap. Shaun offered to put some of his Christmas money towards it so that is why he is getting it. LOL.

  2. Lucky kiddo!! My husband really wants to Xbox One, but I am not ready to drop that kind of money on it.

    Peanut butter M&Ms are my favorite, too! Enjoy a few for me!

  3. Someone will be very happy Christmas morning!

  4. Christmas morning sounds like it is going to be fun at your house! That’s a pretty good promotion Walmart is running. I like that it is easy to do and you don’t have to wait months for the rebate… Now you can buy more M&Ms!

  5. My son loves those racing games too. I’m not sure which new system he’s getting, but regardless, I’m willing to bring along the M&M’s as a snack! 🙂

  6. XBOX 360 is the hottest gaming system out right now, all the kids ( and Dads) want it. I’ve seen the graphics on Forza 5 and they are amazing. Wrapping the M and M’s up and putting them under the tree is a great idea. Who wouldn’t want to open that on Christmas morning?

  7. Sounds like you will have one happy kiddo (and dad) on Christmas this year! We got our son a new 360 game and bought our daughter a new 360 system with several games. Now they’ll be able to play on live together! We thought about getting the One but decided to go with the newest 360 for now. Of course, after I had bought it and the games, she tells me she want s a ps3… Oh well!

  8. Someone’s going to be really happy when they open up their Christmas gifts! That looks like such a fun game and who doesn’t love some M&Ms?

  9. What a great gift. Someone will be happy for Christmas time!

  10. Shaun is going to have an awesome Christmas Morning! I bet he’ll be all kinds of excited about the gaming system and Forza 5!

  11. Someone is going to have a very merry Christmas. We didn’t get the boys new systems this year only games. One of them has a birthday coming up so who knows.

  12. My son really wants one but it’s not in the budget this year. I bet you son is going to be super excited though.

  13. Oh, how exciting! This looks like a really cool promotion!

  14. Ashley M says:

    I don’t know dad… it seems to me that you may have gotten all of the above for yourself under the guise of your son 😉

  15. we wrap EVERYTHING so m&ms would be right there under the tree with that xbox one!! he’s going to be one happy little guy next week

  16. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says:

    We were thinking about getting Austin an Xbox One for Christmas, but haven’t been able to find them in the stores. I’d definitely snag him a Forza 5 and some M&Ms to go with it if we picked one up!

  17. katherine says:

    This is such a great gift idea for the holidays! Thanks for the idea!

  18. That’s a really cool promotion they are running. After all, who doesn’t love m&ms.

  19. Candy @ Candypolooza says:

    OOooh the coveted Xbox One!! Forza looks like an amazing game!

  20. That IS totally a cool promo! And M&Ms for Xbox? Yes! 🙂

  21. My family is not huge into gaming, but once in a while we break out the wii and have a fun time! Love the combo of M&Ms promotion!

  22. My kids would love to find any of these under the tree. My son would love to have his own personal Xbox. We will have to give M&M art a try for this giveaway.

  23. Candy plus creativity? Sounds like a great contest! So glad that you were able to snag a new Xbox for Christmas, too! What a great gift!!!

  24. With a family of kids if you have an Xbox and some M and Ms you just cannot lose!

  25. I’ll have to tell my husband about this or maybe I wont and I’ll enter to win so I can surprise him!

  26. I’d have a tough time holding back on giving the XBox One, too! What a great Christmas gift!


  27. I bet he loved it! I’m an M&M addict too – sounds like a fun combination!

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