Reese’s dropped a sweet surprise in time for March Madness for the four three-seeded colleges – three-cup packs of its peanut butter cups.
The candy brand owned by Hershey’s said it was giving away 70,000 packs before tip-off Thursday at Purdue University, Louisiana State University, the University of Houston’s and Texas Tech University’s campuses.
In a statement, Reese’s said statistics show that 3-seed teams have only a 3 percent chance to win the tournament. Reese’s said it wanted to turn “the dreaded 3-seed position into a coveted spot.”
But regardless of whether you’re a college basketball fan, there’s still a way to score a free candy.
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Through a contest, Reese’s is giving away 4,572 prizes, which are boxes of 40 of the three-packs.
No purchase is necessary. Enter by texting REESES to 604333.
After you text, you’ll get a code to enter at www.reesesgoforthree.com.
Three winners will be selected every hour until April 8.
Reese’s are traditionally available in two-cup and four-cup packs. The three-cup packs will not be sold in stores.
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