Snickers Will Give Away 1 Million Free Candy Bars If Halloween Date Is Changed

Snickers Will Give Away 1 Million Free Candy Bars If Halloween Date Is Changed

The popular candy brand promised to give away one million snickers bars if the petition to change Halloween to the last Saturday of October, gets a positive result.y

Recently we heard about an online petition that's been getting a lot of attention due to its seemingly ambitious goal of changing the date of Halloween. While the spooky festival is celebrated on the 31st of October every year, this year, the date falls on a Thursday and the petitioners claimed it made more sense to hold the festivities on the last Saturday of October.

Although this proposal sounds a bit out there for hardcore Halloween fans, it appears as though the petition is now getting support from some big shots. Snickers, it appears, is team 'Halloween on the last Saturday of October.'



The brand's official Twitter account recently tweeted a link to the petition and promised to give away 1 million free Snickers if the change goes into effect. The tweet reads: A Thursday Halloween? Not Satisfying. Halloween on the last Saturday of October? Satisfying. If the Fed Govt makes it official, we’ll offer 1 million free SNICKERS to America. Join the petition!



While the prospect of a million free Snickers does sound amazing, a majority of Twitter users weren't too pleased by Snickers taking sides. Several accused the brand of "trying to steal a holiday for your sales figures," and threatened to boycott the candy bar altogether.











According to ABC News, the Change.org petition to change the date of Halloween was started by The Halloween & Costume Association, which claimed the move was for a "Safer, Longer, Stress-Free Celebration."

Explaining the reason behind starting such a petition, the company claimed that there are 3,800 Halloween-related injuries each year and that "12% of children 5 and under go trick or treating without the supervision of an adult."



While the petition has gained 142,877 signatures at the time of writing this article, it now calls for something else. An update on the petition page reads: Instead of changing the date that American’s celebrate Halloween, we will be adding an additional day of festivities in partnership with Party City and other brands. National Trick or Treat Day will take place annually on the last Saturday of October so families across the country can participate in community parades, throw neighborhood parties and opt for daytime Trick or Treating.


It continues: We will launch the #ALLoween campaign designed to support the all-day celebration of National Trick or Treat Day AND the time-honored traditions of Halloween on October 31st. With your support, we will create a safer, longer, bigger celebration for ALL by making National Trick or Treat Day official! Well, I guess everyone wins then? Except for those who were hoping for the free Snickers, of course.

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