So Christmas weekend is over, and you're officially thrust in that boring and ambiguous space between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve where you're wondering 'Is it still socially acceptable to buy eggnog?' Your Christmas tree is still up, but it's already seeming a little dated, and somewhere next to it lies those presents. You know, the ones you received that you weren't instantly obsessed with. The ones that you had to politely accept with a kind 'present face' while your mind secretly panicked because they forgot to include the gift receipt.
Well, if you're in Ontario this week, you're in luck - thanks to the Skittles Holiday Pawn Shop.
The Mars Company has teamed up with Toronto's Goodwill ReUse Center to offer free bags of Skittles to whoever stops by the Skittles Holiday Pawn Shop in the Queen Street West neighborhood. Yes, it's a real location you can visit, and it looks something like this:
The company is allowing gifts of all shapes and sizes, so long as it isn't drugs, weapons, garbage, or anything with inappropriate images. They're even allowing people to submit a picture of the gift via their official website to get a free 30 - 50 second 'appraisal' to see how many bags of Skittles their item is worth.
This flat-screen television, for example, was estimated to cost 20 standard-sized bags of Skittles. However, the catch is that you must be able to turn the item in in person in order to redeem the Skittles prize.
So what do you guys think? Is trading gifts for Skittles an awesome idea or kind of a rip-off? Do you know any better options for unwanted gifts that you want to share?
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