Relief from the recession is here, and in the best possible form: chocolate!
The "Real Chocolate Relief Act" goes into effect today (translation into marketing-speak: the first 250,000 people to register at Mars' Web site
will receive a coupon in the mail for a free chocolate bar.)
You can register for a coupon valid for one M&M bag, Milky Way, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Twix or Dove candy bar each Friday until Sept. 25, starting today.
Mars is also holding a competition to see which city is "Most Deserving" for a delicious pile of 50,000 candy bars. Hurry up and vote before Aug. 31 Portlanders... I need some chocolate!