KINGSBURG, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun-Maid, the largest producer and processor of the "World's Favorite Raisin" and other premium dried fruit, today announced a new promotion in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) in support of the studio's upcoming film Kung Fu Panda 2, which premiers May 26th in theaters nationwide. Beginning this month, Sun-Maid raisin six-packs, as well as 24 oz. Sun-Maid raisin canisters, will feature on-pack QR (Quick Response) codes that direct consumers to specially designed mobile websites where they can view Kung Fu Panda 2 movie trailers, learn more about the movie's characters, download computer wallpaper designs or enter for a chance to win a grand-prize trip for four to the world-renowned Zoo Atlanta for a VIP tour of its Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Giant Panda Conservation Center.
Consumers who have a camera-equipped smart phone with Internet access can simply scan the image of the QR code on pack to open the promotional web page where they can submit contact information and register for an opportunity to win the once-in-a-lifetime trip including airfare and hotel accommodations to Zoo Atlanta—one of only four zoos in the U.S. that giant pandas call home.
"Through our work with DreamWorks Animation to promote Kung Fu Panda 2, we are excited to engage Sun-Maid consumers and Kung Fu Panda fans in a fun, new way by using QR codes," said Rick Bruno, Vice President – Brand Management at Sun-Maid. "By keeping the promotion entry simple and easily accessible by mobile devices, we anticipate a lot of entries and overall site activity, and we look forward to awarding someone with an exceptional grand prize."
"We are pleased to offer our audiences and consumers the healthy snack option of Sun-Maid raisins in conjunction with the release of Kung Fu Panda 2 and we are particularly excited about their creative and innovative use of quick response coded on-package technology," added Susan Spencer, DreamWorks Animation's Head of Promotions and Marketing Services.
In addition to the grand prize package, 100 first prize winners will receive a Mattel Kung Fu Panda 2 plush toy in celebration of the new DreamWorks Animation movie.
The promotion, which is open to individuals 18 years or older, ends October 1, 2011. Consumers may purchase Sun-Maid raisin six-packs or 24 oz. Sun-Maid raisin canisters in grocery stores nationwide to scan the QR code to enter, or visit www.sunmaidoffer.com to submit online. For more information on Sun-Maid products and news, visit www.sunmaid.com.
* No purchase is required to enter or win. Sweepstakes not available in Alaska or Hawaii. For official terms and conditions visit http://www.sunmaidoffer.com/terms.html.
Founded in 1912, Sun-Maid Growers of California is the world's largest producer and processor of raisins and other premium quality dried fruits including prunes, dried apricots, figs, dates, dried peaches, and dried apples. The "Sun-Maid Girl" was trademarked in 1916 and is the leading consumer brand of raisins and dried fruits in the United States and is distributed to 50 countries worldwide. Ingredient customers utilize Sun-Maid raisin products in a wide variety of cereals, breads and snack items. As a farmers' cooperative, Sun-Maid is owned by 750 family farmers and its facilities are centrally located in California in the heart of the world's largest sun-dried raisin producing area. Sun-Maid growers use ripe, flavorful grapes and California's sunshine to bring you Sun-Maid California raisins, a tasty, nutritious and convenient food for kids and parents alike. Sun-Maid's Raisins are – Just Grapes and Sunshine! For more information, please visit www.sunmaid.com.