Timed with the return of Grapple Brand Apples for the new season, Wenatchee, Wash.-based CMI and Rainier Fruit Co. are reintroducing a free collector’s edition soccer ball promotion for the 2010-2011 crop year.
The kid-friendly sales opportunity combines the grape-flavored apple with the rising popularity of soccer in the United States.
All consumers need to do to get their free ball is clip two UPCs from Grapple clamshells and mail them in with a completed order form. The clamshell label directs shoppers to www.grapplefruits.com to download the order form and find complete promotion rules and regulations.
Beginning as either a Washington Extra Fancy Gala or Fuji Apple, depending on the season, Grapple Brand Apples are bathed in grape flavor especially suited to the premium, super-sweet apple varieties. CMI and Rainier and are the exclusive producers of Grapple Brand Apples, which they distribute to their customers and other Washington Apple shippers.