Saturday, June 9, 2007

Can you say Snickers Almond?

Veronica Fans!

Good afternoon to you all...I've had a busy day today and I think I bring good news! Let's start with everyone's favorite...the numbers!

1) Total donation towards the Paypal account is now over $2500 ($2522.16 to be exact!). Wow! From what I understand, yesterdays posting over at aintitcool.com was the big reason. We received a huge surge in donations at that time, so everyone make sure to visit the website and read his article. I also wanted to send a special thank you to the several fan websites that have been in contact with me and working with us.

Scramble Network - Nick was the one that got us involved in the very beginning! Thanks!

SaveVeronicaMars.tv
- Gil has been very cooperative with us and is simultaneously posting updates on his website as well. Gil has also informed us that there is another important campaign going on. On June 12, everyone should go to iTunes and purchase the final episode of Veronica Mars (called "The Bitch is Back"). This way, it will send a message directly to Warner Bros! Some fans want June 14, but I agree that June 12 is better. This will give them some time to let that campaign sink in, and then they will be hit by our delivery on June 14 for a double whammy! Regardless, check back here for updates in case the day changes. For those of you who don't know where to go here is the link.


Veronica Mars - Veronica Mars, Season 3 - The Bitch Is Back


Please support these folks. Without them, the word would not have spread!

2) I got lucky today at one of the Sam's I visited and found an extra 600 bars of Snickers Almond. That makes our total to be a whopping 4848 Snickers Almond bars that will be sent to CW! What a perfect number to make a statement!

So, that makes our total as of today:

4848 Snickers Almond Bars - nearly 550 pounds of Snickers!
1920 Mars Bars from England - nearly 300 pounds of Mars bars!
350 Pounds of Marshmallows
= Thats almost 1200 pounds of confectionery give or take a few pounds!

Four Sam's Clubs in the Houston area are now completely out of stock of Snickers Almond! Wow!

I scoped out a Wal-Mart today for some Marshmallows and by tonight, we might be able to get an extra 25-30 pounds. I realize thats not much, but we will buy everything that's available on the shelf. If anyone else is buying marshmallows/Snickers Almond from other grocery stores and shipping them, let me know so I can post about it!

I also stopped by Kinko's and placed an order for 100 flyers of the assorted images and posters that were sent to me. Rather than make one big poster of only one of the images, I decided to use all the images that were sent to me since they were all so nicely created. We will stick certain ones on the Marshmallow cases, while the general "Save Veronica Mars" flyers to the candy boxes. We hope that this way each of the employees at CW will have one in their hand! I wish we could capture the look on their faces when they get it!

As far as finding a distributor in Los Angeles is concerned, it seems that everyone that I contacted will open Monday morning. I will contact them again (if you know of others, please submit!) on Monday and see if they have any of the items we are looking for. The great thing about finding it in L.A. is that the delivery will happen relatively quickly. Now, just finding one is going to the hard part!

Lastly, some fans have suggested we include a letter or statement to CW to attach to the shipment. Not to worry! Nick at Scramble Network has already been working on this for the past several days, so there will definitely be many copies of that letter attached to the shipment explaining everything and the meaning of all of the items.

That's all for now friends! We'll be posting some pictures soon of the Snickers Almond bars. Monday is our big day as we will be posting pictures (and maybe some video) of the shipment being put together! Keep up the good work! Thanks!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for all your hard work! About that guy that backed out on the other cases of Mars Bars. He wants them for "other" customers. Give us his contact info & we'll be his other customers. I mean, seriously, money is money.

Gil said...

> seriously, money is money.

That's exactly what I don't understand. Whether it's my money or your money, he makes the same amount of profit.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, apparently he's not into money.

Sachin said...

Well, from speaking with him, I believe he has already sold them. I made him promise to hold the cases for me the previous day because at the time, I was not sure how big the campaign would become. The next morning when I called him, he said he "sold out".

As a small company, I've come to learn how most big companies don't care for smaller businesses. I am very sorry that I disappointed you on those 8 cases!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news, Sachin! Thank you again and again! :D

People were talking in the last post about possible donations to Invisible Children in the name of VM fans? Would that be possible?

Meaghan said...

Sachin,
I know it's been said before, but I'm here to say it again, YOU ARE AMAZING! I can't believe the amount of time and effort you're putting in to ALL of this, and you haven't even seen the show! Thank you SO SO SO SO SO much!! Without your help, this wouldn't even be possible. You're fabulous! Believe me, if I lived even remotely close to Houston, I would be there in a heartbeat to give you the most ginormous hug, AND to help do whatever you need to do. Thank you again, and again, and again!!

Anonymous said...

we should get a VM shirt from cafepress and send it to the delivery guy and all the VM fans there so that they can wear!

Ashley said...

Can you also attach a video camera (or Ashton Kutcher perhaps?) because I seriously want to see their faces when they see all this.

Save said...

sachin - once again, you and the entire staff - y'all are just awesome. thank you so much for everything you're doing, for everything you're gonna do, and for being such great sports about the whole thing.

we are definitely going to save veronica mars!!

Anonymous said...

Have you guys not seen BarsforMars.com? They've been keeping updates daily on the entire campaign.

Anonymous said...

We should save some money to apply for Guiness World Records for having the most large campaigns done by the show and also the most candy sent to one person.

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/member/how_to_become_a_record_breaker.aspx

Shannon said...

Wow!!! Gil you are so awesome!! I updated veronicamarsmovie, with links to the store!!! I'm sooo excited by all the action. Can't wait to get home and update the site more and contribue.

Save said...

hey guys - has anyone tried contacting Jet Puffed, the company that makes the marshmallows. They have to have marshmallows stockpiled somewhere in California. I bet Sachin could get in touch with them and use a bunch of the money for bulk marshmallow purchases

i found this site:
http://www.foodservicedirect.com/index.cfm/S/29/CLID/310/N/4884/Nabisco_Marshmallow.html

which i think is about $1/pound... but I think Sachin might be able to negotiate a better price since he could order in seriously bulk quantities...

Christina B said...

Super work! You guys rock! Thanks so much for all your hard work on this.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I would try calling that marshmallow place. If we have $2,500 to spend, we should definitely go all out and get as man marshmallows as possible. I am thinking that we need SHEER WEIGHT.

The reason I say this is because Jericho execs got over 20 TONS of peanuts in the mail. Marshmallows should be cheap and take up space.

But then again, I'm POSITIVE that The CW executives know what we're doing, and heard about Jericho. And since there are obviosuly tons of peanuts up for sale, how about we just send peanuts? They will obviously get the reference, think its funny, and it will also help us get closer to Jericho's 20 ton achievement.

That actually might be a good idea, IMO.

David said...

I wouldn't go for peanuts TBH, we don't want to mix up our message with the JERICHO campaign. Keep it on marshmallows and Mars/Snickers to make it "ours".

electroazucar said...

Hello, I'm a spanish fan of Veronica (one of the many), and I just wanna know if somebody can tell me if there's a way i can contribute to the campaign (Other than with mails, signing petitions...).

I mean, is there a way that I can also give money for Mars bar or marshmellows?

Thanx!

Anonymous said...

You guys rock!! Thank you so much!

David said...

Hey electroazucar - you can donate to buying more marshmallows and snickers through the scramblenetwork page: http://scramblenetwork.wordpress.com/mars/

click the link halfway down that says CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE

hope that helps

electroazucar said...

Thanxs!

I hope I'm on time...

Anonymous said...

did the shipment go out? I can't believe there isn't an update today.
please post!

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