Frequently Asked Questions
1) Q. Why is the Postal Service
joining with Hershey's?
A. The United States Postal Service®
and Hershey's are two of America's oldest and most respected brands. It
makes sense for these traditional and family-oriented companies to coordinate
efforts to reach out into the community. This initiative combines the
trusted familiarity of both the Postal Service and Hershey's in an atmosphere
of family fun, while reinforcing the value of both brands.
2) Q. What is the purpose of
having a pumpkin decorating contest?
A. Hosting a pumpkin decorating
contest in retail lobbies or other Postal Service-sponsored locations
is simply a fun, creative way to bring customers to us so we have an opportunity
to let them know about our suite of quick, easy, and convenient online
3) Q. What do we get out of
A. The Postal Service is a respected
member of local communities around the country. Programs such as this
increase community goodwill and can be used to build customer awareness
and use of new and traditional Postal Service programs, products, and
4) Q. Why can't certain states
participate in the national contest?
A. New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee,
Vermont, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia cannot participate
in the national contest because those locations prohibit sweepstakes of
How to Use NetPost Premium Postcards to Enter
Local Winners Into Hershey's National Contest and Into the Running for
Headquarters Grand Prize
For the purposes of this contest, we request that
you use the instructions below even if you are a registered user for usps.com
1. Go to www.usps.com/premiumpostcard.
Click Sign In.
2. Under "New User," click on Sign
3. Enter a username. We suggest "firstnameZIPCode"
(e.g., "John20260" for the username).
4. Enter passcode. We suggest "YourZIP+4"
for the passcode (e.g., "202603100").
5. Be sure to include your source code or Business
ConnectTM code in the "source code" entry box during registration.
This will ensure that you receive your five free postcard credits in the
new Premium Postcard account.
6. Confirm your registration by clicking continue,
then click on trusted business partner link. You are now on the
Premium Postcard site.
7. Scroll down to the "Upload Your Own Image"
box and click on Browse.
8. Locate the digital image of the winning pumpkin
on your computer - it will be a JPG image (e.g., winner.jpg or 22151.jpg).
9. Confirm this is the winning entry and the correct
image and click Next.
10. Leave the message text box blank and click Next.
11. Click on Add an Address and enter your
Post Office's address. Click on Continue and Add Another and
enter your Area Office address. Click Continue and Add Another
and enter the Headquarters address (see below). Click Continue.
SWEETEN UP YOUR PUMPKIN
475 L'ENFANT PLZ SW RM 1127
WASHINGTON DC 20260-1019
12. Check the box next to each of these addresses
in your address book.
13. Review your postcard (you should have three
recipients) and then click Send.
14. Click Repeat this card if you would
like to send more cards to your office. Follow steps 9, 10, 12, and 13.
You can repeat step 14 if you want even more cards.
When the Premium Postcard addressed to your Post
Office arrives, use the postcard to prepare your winner's entry into the
Hershey's national contest (excluding areas where this is prohibited).
Enclose the postcard and the signed release form in an envelope and mail
HERSHEYS SWEETEN UP YOUR PUMPKIN CONTEST
PO BOX 4154
GRAND RAPIDS MN 55730-4154
Extra cards can be posted in your office to promote
Premium Postcards as a fun, easy way to share picture postcards with family,
friends, or business clients.
Pumpkin Decorating Tips - Using Hershey's Candy
This candy can be used to make hair: apply in a
bunch, individual strands, or even braided; use around facial features
to create smile lines; twirl and glue for cheeks and eyes; or cut into
smaller pieces for eyelashes, eyebrows, mustaches, or other facial hair.
Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars
Break into pieces for eyebrows or mustaches, or
stand up for spiked hair.
Kit Kat Bars
Break into pieces for scars or spiked hair.
Miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Use wrapped or unwrapped to add a bit of hair -
right- side up or upside down. This candy makes great pumpkin eyes.
This candy can be used for eyes or beauty marks.
Good & Plenty
Use for eyelashes, toenails, lips, and, of course,
teeth: vampire or crooked for sweet pumpkin smiles. Group the Good &
Plenty around a miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cup for a flower.
The perfect candy to create curls or eyeballs, or
grouped to form lips or polka dots.
Unwrap the gum and use single pieces or several.
Roll, press, and sculpt the gum like clay to create cheeks, noses, eyes,
tails, ears, or hair. Press in lines and other details using a piece of
Twizzlers Pull-n-Peel for lip lines and wrinkles.
Hershey's Kisses or Hugs
This candy can be used wrapped or unwrapped to add
a bit of hair. Cut off the top and layer with Reese's Pieces for eyes.
York Peppermint Patties
These can be used for eyes or mouths, or cut in
half for ears.
This candy is perfect for ears and eyelids.
Note: The candy is glued onto the pumpkin.