Photo: Buy two Snickers bars, get a battery FREE

Ever crave a Snickers bar and need just one battery at the same time? Thanks to the Snickers marketing team in China, it is now possible to buy two Snickers bars and get one free battery in a single packaged purchase. Amazing.

The idea is that the Snickers bars provide energy, hence the battery. Hopefully, a kid doesn’t think the battery is part of the meal.

I’m not sure if I intended to create this article with a purpose but I found it humorous.

Buy two Snickers bars, get a battery FREE

Buy two Snickers bars, get a battery FREE

28 Comments

  1. Luisatieso on November 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    What a ingenuous idea….will people relate the battery with the energy concept?

    • Michael on November 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm

      Well that’s what it says in Chinese characters.

  2. Luisatieso on November 22, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    What a ingenuous idea….will people relate the battery with the energy concept?

    • Michael on November 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm

      Well that’s what it says in Chinese characters.

  3. Zhinnn on November 22, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    So you mean I’ve gotta buy four snickers bars just to power my gameboy?!

    • Michael on November 23, 2010 at 12:05 am

      Or 16 to power a remote control car…

  4. Zhinnn on November 22, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    So you mean I’ve gotta buy four snickers bars just to power my gameboy?!

    • Michael on November 23, 2010 at 1:05 am

      Or 16 to power a remote control car…

  5. Amy & Kieron on November 22, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Hahaha… one of the more interesting combos I’ve ever seen.

    I could see a group of three school children putting their pocket money in to buy this and the loser (or the winner?) gets the battery!

    • Michael on November 22, 2010 at 11:58 pm

      Rock, paper, scissor for the battery. I can actually picture that happening here.

  6. Amy & Kieron on November 22, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Hahaha… one of the more interesting combos I’ve ever seen.

    I could see a group of three school children putting their pocket money in to buy this and the loser (or the winner?) gets the battery!

    • Michael on November 23, 2010 at 12:58 am

      Rock, paper, scissor for the battery. I can actually picture that happening here.

  7. Kirsty on November 23, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Brilliant and so Chinese! I think hey are hoping you wil buy four snickers! Most thongs on the supermarkets has some random freebie, some of them make sense like buy 4 bottles of fizzy drinks and get a free plastic glass others buy some juice and get some bug spray!

    • Michael on November 23, 2010 at 1:34 am

      Yeah, there are a ton of these type of promotions. The plastic glass or bowls are the most popular freebies. I love all the free samples. I can go having nearly a full meal of just samples.

  8. Kirsty on November 23, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Brilliant and so Chinese! I think hey are hoping you wil buy four snickers! Most thongs on the supermarkets has some random freebie, some of them make sense like buy 4 bottles of fizzy drinks and get a free plastic glass others buy some juice and get some bug spray!

    • Michael on November 23, 2010 at 2:34 am

      Yeah, there are a ton of these type of promotions. The plastic glass or bowls are the most popular freebies. I love all the free samples. I can go having nearly a full meal of just samples.

  9. Claire on November 23, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I will take two for the price of one Snickers, anytime, anywhere! The battery would be a mere backdrop 😉

  10. Claire on November 23, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I will take two for the price of one Snickers, anytime, anywhere! The battery would be a mere backdrop 😉

  11. Andi Perullo on November 23, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Hahaha, love it!

  12. Andi Perullo on November 23, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Hahaha, love it!

  13. Elise on November 24, 2010 at 4:34 am

    I’ll buy two for the price of one snickers anywhere anytime, but seriously, what can you do with just one battery!?!?

  14. Elise on November 24, 2010 at 5:34 am

    I’ll buy two for the price of one snickers anywhere anytime, but seriously, what can you do with just one battery!?!?

  15. enrolled agent course on November 26, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I think anything goes as far as marketing strategy. But who knows, you’ll never know when you might need an extra battery so might as well get one with your favorite chocolate bar.

  16. enrolled agent course on November 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I think anything goes as far as marketing strategy. But who knows, you’ll never know when you might need an extra battery so might as well get one with your favorite chocolate bar.

  17. Diana Nguyen on November 28, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    The most random thing I’ve seen in awhile! Only in Asia! 😉

  18. Diana Nguyen on November 28, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    The most random thing I’ve seen in awhile! Only in Asia! 😉

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