Oh, those gold bunnies. Walking the aisles in the grocery store this past weekend, the gold-wrapped chocolate bunnies from Lindt reminded me that Easter is just around the corner. Next weekend, in fact!
And in time for all of your Easter celebrations, Lindt Canada is celebrating the launch of a lovely digital storybook called The Bell that Rang in Easter.
Here’s why you should download it from iTunes and Google Play:
- It’s FREE! And who doesn’t love free?
- Lindt Canada will donate $1 for every app download to the Children’s Aid Foundation (up to $50,000) — so even if you don’t have kids and you’re reading this, you should totally download the app just for the donation factor
- The story is interactive and fun — the illustrations are wonderfully detailed and colourful, and your child will love tapping, swiping and tilting your smartphone to help the story progress (mine did, anyway!)
- Oh, and it’ll give you the answer to the question for the contest below…
If you live in the GTA, there are also some family-friendly Easter-themed events you’ll definitely want to check out:
Square One Shopping Mall (Mississauga)
From March 16 to 26, immersed in a 1,400 square foot display filled with life-sized scenes from the digital book, families can enjoy colouring stations and photo opps. Oh – and get this! – even personalized gold bunnies will be available.
TIP: Guests who show proof of the smartphone app download will receive a special Easter offer!
LIVE READING: A special reading by the book’s award-winning Canadian author, Ashley Spires, will be held on Friday, March 18 in the mall’s Centre Court (10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.).
Shops at Don Mills (Toronto)
On March 17, author Ashley Spires will do live readings of The Bell that Rang in Easter at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Lindt Chocolate Shop.
But wait — there’s more!
There are even more store events in Ontario, B.C. and Alberta! (Details here.)
Lindt’s offering one lucky reader the chance to win* an Easter basket, complete with Gold Bunnies, valued at $50!
To win, answer this question in the comments: What is the name of the Bunny in the story? (Hint: Download the app and you’ll find it on the first page! Karma is watching…so no cheating.)
*The fine print: Retail value of this prize pack is approx. $50. Contest is open to Canadians. By entering below, you agree to share your name and contact details with a third party for prize fulfilment. Upon accepting your prize pack, you assume all liabilities related to your Lindt contest win. Contest closes on March 27, 2016, at 12 a.m. ET. One entry per email address.
DISCLAIMER: Lindt compensated me for this post, but my opinions about the story, charitable component and program are entirely my own. So go download the app!