Who doesn’t love M&M’s. Seriously. They are colorful, chocolate and the perfect, easy snack. They are also the perfect gaming snack, you can eat them while continuing to concentrate on your video game. Did you know you can create awesome pixel art with them too? We’ve been playing for the past several weeks with all kinds of designs and patterns and characters. I will be sharing many of them on my Instagram account, but there are a few listed in this post too.
I am super excited to share with you the new Gaming with M Pixel Art Contest which ties M&M’s, Creativity and Art together in a fun, easy contest!
So why is M&M’s having this contest? Well, the brand new Forza Motorsport 5 game for XBox One just came out. We are big gamers here in our house (yes, all 7 of us!) and we do pride ourselves in obtaining the latest and greatest game systems and hottest games. An XBox One is on our Christmas list this year and I definitely want the awesome racing game that everyone is talking about. Forza 5!
This game is amazing. It feels so real, nothing like the older games out there and racing is literally brought to life right in front of you. It’s like being on the track, the graphics are literally amazing.
Since we wanted to pick up the game, we headed to Walmart (best prices you know!) and grabbed a few bags of M&M’s to enter the contest ourselves.
Here’s the best part, because of the “Gaming is better with M!” Buy/Snap/Redeem promotion that is currently running with M&M’s and Forza 5, you can get a $10 Walmart EGift Card!!! Details here. Here’s how it works. Buy the new Forza 5 game and then purchase a package of participating M&M’s products - 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. It’s that easy! And the M&M’s are the perfect gaming snack!
So once we had all our bags of M&M’s, the 4 teens and I sat down to get creative. In between popping them in our mouth, laughing and talking and of course making fun creations, we really had a fantastic time. Here are a few of the creations we made. The rest will be shared on Instagram!
Who do you recognize?
M&M Minecraft Creeper
I don’t even think I can tell you how much fun we had and how many different projects we created with M&M’s. Or even how many M&Ms we actually ate! haha It was a blast and I can’t wait to show off the others we made for the M&M’s contest!