Have you ever been let down on Christmas morning and your gift didn’t come with a gift receipt? Skittles is taking matters into their own hands and ridding people of their less-than-desirable presents for a chance to taste the rainbow.
The company is setting up a holiday pop-up pawn shop in Toronto, where people can trade anything from unwanted snow globes to puzzles for holiday-inspired candy. There will be pawnbrokers on site ready to negotiate how many skittles each item is worth, offering the best amount of candy for your dollar.
According to a Wrigley survey, nearly three-quarters of Canadians have received a gift they would never use. The top unwanted gifts were clothing, food, perfume, toiletries, and entertainment items (such as horrible books and video games).
Any of these ring a bell?
Head to 242 Queen St. West from December 26-30 with all your crappy gifts in hand. The shop will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day, with all unopened items going to charity.
Don’t live in the Toronto area? Staring December 14, Canadian candy lovers can upload images of their useless gifts to www.SkittlesPawn.ca, and receive a coupon to redeem on the candy.
Head over to the website now to see what other people have traded in. Successful gifts could receive $2 off 151g, 191g and 320g packages of Skittles.
Keep an open mind when opening presents this year. Not all hope is lost.
(Photo by JanetandPhil via Flickr)