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Gaming with M Pixel Art Contest {Win an XBox with Forza 5!}


I am always looking for fun things to do with the family and let me tell you, I have one you all will love!! One where you are encouraged to play with your food… and the food is CHOCOLATE! How could that be bad?! M&M’s are running a fun contest, the Gaming with M Pixel Art Contest, where participants get creative and make pixel art masterpieces with M&M candy’s, all for the chance to win an XBox One complete with the awesome new game- Forza 5. This is valued at around $600! Come on y’all- which member in your family is really going to have a problem with coming around the table to play with candy in order to win an XBox with Forza 5… exactly.

Here is how easy it is to be mom and wife of the year- stop by Walmart on the way home and spend about $10 on M&M’s, I got one giant bag and then a smaller bag with some custom colors including purple, pink and turquoise (I like options). Then come home, clear off the table and tell everyone they get to create their favorite video game (or other) character. It may be helpful to pull a picture of your character to reference or even grab the game itself and look at the cover. Even I was unsure about what I would be able to do and I ended up having a blast and making 4- I may even go back and make some more!

One must first obsessively sort the M&Ms by color, every family has one person who quite enjoys this process, they know who they are. Or get your 3 year old to do it and call it a learning activity (she didn’t do them all!!)

I chose to go old school with my video game choices because those were my favorite games! We all know Gaming is Better with M, but you know what- so is crafting and creating pixel art! I am just saying, we all may have been snacking while playing. All in the name of art, am I right?!

First I made some Frogger inspired sprites (pixel art), starting with Frogger, naturally.

Then I had fun with the car as well.

After that, I wanted a little more of a challenge so I tried the duck from Duck Hunt- remember that game? It was my favorite!!

Then the last one was per my daughter’s request, my attempt at Ariel, I think it came out pretty good!

Avery even got in on the action- this is her road, it looks exactly like the one in Forza 5, right?! {Just nod your head, she is 3.}

Want an overview on how you and your family can get creative with M&M’s® and win an Xbox One gaming with M pack?!

Here you go!

  • Create your own Pixel Art using M&M’s (R) 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&Ms(R).
  • Contest runs Dec. 4th – Dec. 18th and winner will be chosen at random.
  • Full legal rules can be found HERE

Do you already have an XBox and just have to have the new Forza 5 game now?! Well, we have you covered there too because there is also a Buy/Snap/Redeem promotion going on now that can get you a $10 gift ecard to Walmart- which comes in handy anytime, but especially during holiday time!

Buy, Snap, Redeem Details:

  • Buy Forza 5 game
  • Buy participating M&M’s products
  • 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.

SO, what are you waiting for? Go get some M&M’s and get started!

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2 Responses to Gaming with M Pixel Art Contest {Win an XBox with Forza 5!}

  1. Amy December 18, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    Totally in love with the Duck Hunt and Frogger. That takes me back!


    • December 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

      Loved duck hunt and had a blast working on my little m&m masterpiece!