Using M&M’s to Win an XBox One?

Using M&M’s to Win an XBox One?

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As the world knows, the XBox One is out and getting very good reviews.  Their launch went without any major issues and is sure to be under many trees this Christmas.  At $500 I don’t plan on being an early adopter this time, but I sure would take one for free!

Gaming with M Pixel Art Contest” is my (and your) chance to score a free XBox One and a bag of M&M’s to go along with it.  This is great because as I’ve shown, gaming truly is better with M.  But you ask, “How can I get a free system just by using M&M’s?”  My friend…it is this simple.  Using your M&M’s you create a game-related piece of “pixel art” or “sprite” as it is known in the game industry.  You can find the official rules here, but here are the abbreviated requirements:

Get creative with M&M’s® and win an Xbox One gaming with M pack!
Create your own Pixel Art using M&M’s® candies and snap an Instagram Photo. Tag your image with #FueledByM AND #Contest and post the image on Instagram and Twitter.
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&M’s®. Contest runs Dec. 4th – Dec. 18th and winner will be chosen at random.

Even though the winner will be chosen at random, I’m not one to do anything the easy way.  First, off to Walmart to get a few bags to work with.  I found a coupon online for $1.00 off of two bags – perfect timing! This is the best time of year because the holiday bags are out – that means more colors to work with!

First things first.  No artist can work with mixed up colors, so sorting is necessary.  This is where good helpers come in handy.

M&M Sorting #shop #FueledByMM

I think I mentioned before that I wasn’t taking the easy route.  Will need some tools.

M&M Pac Man 1 #shop #FueledByMM

Let’s get started working on the frame.  Getting this right is paramount to having a great end result.

M&M Pac Man 2 #shop #FueledByMM

I have the original Pac-Man screen pulled up on an iPad next to me so it can be as accurate as possible.  Scale is important too.  Lasers sure help here!

M&M Laser #shop #FueledByMM

Now that the outside is done, we can start filling in the center.

M&M Pac Man 3 #shop #FueledByMM

The fun part, adding the ‘dots’ and ghosts.  Notice the cute cherry?

M&M Pac Man 4 #shop #FueledByMM

Finished!  Only took 3 hours!

M&M Pac Man #shop #FueledByMM

Yes, that is a long time for a contest entry, but where else can you have so much fun ‘playing with your food”?!  I was on a roll and ended up making a few more to enhance my chances of winning.  Recognize this cute little guy?

M&M QBert #shop #FueledByMM

Right now we’re loving the new Disney Infinity game (well, my daughters are) so as a tribute to it we recreated their signature logo!

M&M Disney Infinity #shop #FueledByMM

While you’re out getting M&M’s to make your own, don’t forget to pick up a copy of Forza 5 if you don’t already have it.  You can save $10 via the Buy, Snap, Redeem promotion going on right now. To summarize, here’s all you have to do:

Buy the 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. Include the code M&M with the picture of your receipt. Game and M&M’s must be purchased on the same receipt.
Redeem: You will receive a text back with a reward code valid for a $10 eGift card to Walmart.

What are you waiting for?!  You only have 2 weeks to enter and it is fun AND easy to do.  Just don’t eat all of your M&M’s before you’re done!

We built an entire Pac-Man board using only M&M's! See how we did it! - SahmReviews.com

Scott

About Scott

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.

24 comments on «Using M&M’s to Win an XBox One?»

  1. Amy says:

    You absolutely deserve an XBox One for Christmas. Let me know if I need to put in a good word with Santa! #client

  2. Brian Baylon says:

    Would be awesome to see a time lapse of this being made!

    1. Scott says:

      Yeah it would Brian – but…I was messing around with the designs/etc so much (I started another very detailed one and ran out of M&M’s!) that I didn’t take video/multiple shots. However, I did do one for CB’s logo. See it here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU5dLVKggaQ

  3. AWESOME!!! Love them! And your site looks GREAT! Love it! #client.

  4. I love it- I was about to do a pac man run like this, but knew there would be many; I love how you showed the entire game screen, and kept it true to pixel art, in the rows of candy. Amazing job, I am jealous of your skills. Can’t wait to get my copy of Forza 5!

  5. That laser level was TOTALLY brilliant. I love this. LOVE LOVE LOVE! #client

  6. How fun! I love M&Ms, I don’t know if I could get through a whole set up to try to win! I would just keep eating all the M&Ms! LOL!

  7. Tammilee says:

    WOW! That is amazing! I can’t believe those are made with M&M’s. I would be so scared our cat would jump in the middle and spread it all around.

  8. Wow! Y’all did a great job! How creative!!!!

  9. Angela says:

    I am so impressed! You totally deserve to win.

  10. Tara says:

    I am very impressed! I would eat more than I would have on the table for sure!

  11. Wow! I am so impressed I would give you the Xbox One if I were in charge!

  12. IMPRESSIVE!!! This is so cool and I really hope you win! You should win a prize just for not EATING them before completing the challenge. LOL

  13. Oh how fun! I wanna make a big heart with an arrow through it for Vday and take pictures! Thanks for the idea!

  14. Seriously cool! Looks so fun. I’d have a problem not eating all of them on the table!

  15. That is awesome, my kids would get a huge kick out of this!

  16. Brett says:

    so… did you get the xbox one? that’s some serious pixelation skill right there!

    1. Scott says:

      Unfortunately no…turns out the contest was a random draw, not based upon the photo. Was still fun, was hoping they’d feel sorry for me and all the work put into it and award a consolation prize – no dice!

  17. h¿ says:

    What amazing art you guys made! I would have never thought you could do pixel art with M and Ms. What a creative idea! And after you take the picture you can eat your art 🙂

  18. Oh that si so cool. I don’t know if we would have had the patience for it.

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