Oneupweb : Two Strange Christmas Promotions

I’m a big fan of Pepto-Bismol. It provides relief from upset stomachs, nausea, heartburn, diarrhea and indigestion! It’s like a little pink miracle, and it tastes good, too. So when I heard there were more than 76,000 fans on the Pepto-Bismol Facebook page, I wasn’t really surprised. I mean, who hasn’t used a little Pepto after a Christmas party with cookies, cheese cubes, shrimp cocktail, venison sausage, peanut butter fudge, meatballs, brownies, buckeyes, and maybe a libation or two?

But I have to admit—the Ken Jeong videos threw me off.

Hilarious, yes. But the thought of Ken Jeong hanging out in my stomach in all pink disturbs me a little. And is that a giant piece of summer sausage?

Pepto-Bismol isn’t the only brand to go a little wacky this holiday season. I just stumbled across a very unique Gap promotion called Project Reindeer.

Apparently the folks at Gap called up a reindeer farmer in Lake Crystal, Minn. and asked if they could use GPS collars to track the movements of his reindeer. Then they showed up on the farm, wired it all up, and used the reindeer to determine specific in-store deals.

According to Mashable, the reindeer participated in different contests such as who was “farthest, fastest, slowest or closest to the North Pole on a particular day. Each reindeer is connected to a different deal. Emma, for instance, will get you 40% off your whole purchase.”

Kind of neat. Today, for example, Chloe won a contest, which means all accessories are only $5. This is something I probably would have checked out—if I’d known about it sooner. Did anyone out there have any clue this was going on?

Do you know of any other wacky Christmas promotions? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.