How a tweet resulted in a 2 lbs Reese's surprise

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

I LOVE Reese's peanut butter cups. It's definitely my guilty pleasure. Especially after a long run (yea.. I know).

I look forward to indulging on special and not-so-special occasions. I practice self-restraint (most of the time) but once Christmas time rolls around, all bets are off. I have to have a Reese's peanut butter tree or 2 or 3 .. it's not a holiday without one.

Perhaps you remember seeing pictures all over social media last Christmas making fun of the shape of the Reese's peanut butter tree? Personally, I couldn't have cared less, it's the taste that counts and it's not like I unwrap it to admire its shape. Others, however, were having a field day with it and the whole thing went viral.

Until the HERSHEY company stole their thunder that is.

How many companies can you think of that would have responded with a catalog of excuses, finger pointing and some sort of backlash? HERSHEY/REESE'S is not one of those.

I found their response epic: "Put an end to tree shaming" Reese's said, #alltreesarebeautiful. I figured that I should let them know - being that I am one of their biggest addicts fans and all - and sent a tweet to @ReesesPBCups.

And what do you know? ReesesPBCups heard me. And wanted to send me a sweet surprise in the mail. Sweet!

#alltreesarebeautiful My sweet surprise from Reese's

That surprise made it to my house yesterday, all 2 lbs of Reese's peanut butter cups and trees, just in time for winter storm Jonas. A blizzard is definitely one of those occasions where one must indulge, thus the arrival of my sweet surprise couldn't have been more perfect.

And that is how a tweet resulted in a 2 lbs Reese's surprise.

P.S. HERSHEY/REESE'S did not ask me to write this post. It is entirely my choice fueled by a chocolate peanut butter tree. Or 2. Alright 3! But that's the most I am willing to admit.

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Thompson Company, REALTORS
16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860

Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running and treasure hunting and is addicted to coffee.


 All photographs are my own and I'd like to keep it that way. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.




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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

You just never know who is watching what we put out there on social media.  Cool story.

Jan 22, 2016 11:37 AM #1
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Being sweet creates sweetness. Frankly, I never noticed the tree-not-tree thing. I was just in it for the yummy candy. Good for you for making your voice loud enough to reach Reese's attention. Hunker down and munch away. It will be our secret.

Jan 22, 2016 12:18 PM #2
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Haven't had peanut butter cups in a long time. I'm so jealous!

Jan 22, 2016 12:55 PM #3
Rosemarie Heindel
Harry Norman Realtors - Big Canoe, GA
Rosemarie Heindel

What a great story aqnd a fun post. Loved the included picture! Congrats to you on all of your trees!

Jan 22, 2016 01:15 PM #4
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

What a nice surprise.  I wonder if they will redesign the trees.

Jan 22, 2016 01:24 PM #5
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Oh wow, that is really cool and I so agree on the perfect timing.  There was a bake sale yesterday, and I also "perfect timing."

Jan 22, 2016 09:35 PM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Andrea- think you'll have any left after the storm?? LOL  What a great way for a company to show how it's done!!!

Jan 23, 2016 01:01 AM #7
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Andrea Bedard ,  I guess I will have to join you on the Reeses cravings.  Have a great week.

Jan 28, 2016 11:26 AM #8
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