iTunes Bottlecap Success...

Discussion in 'Community' started by jmsait19, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. jmsait19 macrumors 6502

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    How successful has everyone been in the iTunes bottlecap sweeps??
    I've been pretty lucky so far.

    8 bottles bought
    5 songs won
    1 buy one get one free

    How about everyone else?
     
  2. iGav macrumors G3

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    sod all... 'cos they don't do the promotion over here. :rolleyes: :(
     
  3. pigbat macrumors regular

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  4. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Out of 35 bottles (paid for 30):

    22 song winners
    9 free buy one-get one free 20 oz Pepsi (3 to still be redeemed)
    7 losing ones
     
  5. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    I found a littered 7-11 slurpee cup on the ground today. After going throught all the trouble of taking it out of a muddy, slushy puddle and bringing it home, it turned out to be a loser. :(
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    So far I haven't purchased any yet. It certainly seems that all the posters so far are being very successful. :D
     
  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    6/6.

    And yes, I cheat by peeking. And no, I don't feel guilty about it.
     
  8. whw5 macrumors regular

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    How do you tell if its a winner? Is there a special trick? Please share your knowledge.
     
  9. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    3 Bottles

    1 Winner
    1 Buy 1 Get 1 Free
    1 Looser
     
  10. zach macrumors 65816

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  11. solvs macrumors 603

    solvs

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    You tilt the bottle.
     
  12. jmsait19 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    correct me if i am wrong but the cheating only works with the clear type bottles. i have tried it with a mountain dew and i couldnt see jack. its too bad too because i cant stand pepsi, but i love mountain dew.

    on a side and somewhat related note. does anyone know why the prices of bottled soda shot way up? i started to prefer cans so i would just buy 12packs (i still do except for the free songs, ill spring for a bottle) so when i started to buy bottles for the contest i noticed that in my area (STL) bottles all went up at least 10 cents, in some cases 16 cents. used to be 1.09 (1.13 with tax) and now its like 1.25 (1.30 with tax) in the highest extremes. i was just wondering why and if anyone else is observing this in their area.
     
  13. Doctor Q Administrator

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    At least you don't expect to have any. Meanwhile, stores around me are still saying they might get some in the next shipment, and to wait and see. So far it's turning out just like last time, when it was over a month before any yellow-cap bottles showed up locally.

    On the bright side, I've had no losing caps so far!
     
  14. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Combined totals for wife and me:
    7 bottles
    5 winners (cheated once, just for the thrill)

    We never buy soda except during the iTunes promotion. Last year, I actually bought a couple bottles of diet pepsi after the promotion was over... I was hooked. :eek: Luckily, it was easy to kick the habit, and I didn't have another one until last week. I'm guessing I'm not the only one who's dropping a few $$ on Pepsi who otherwise wouldn't.
     
  15. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

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    22 free songs for me:
    I have purchased 6 bottles of Pepsi. 5 were free songs and 1 was buy one get one free. I got 7 more winning song caps from a friend who refuses to use iTunes and have 10 that I got at work. We sell 20 ounce bottles so I just ask people for their caps if they open them in the restaurant. I was supprised that people would actually give them to me.

    And I agree about the Mt. Dew bottles being impossible to tell if they are winners or not. Guess us cheaters will just have to drink Pepsi.
     
  16. mrjikey macrumors member

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    I'm in the same boat you're in :mad: I'm currently living in central Washington in a small town and I doubt I'll see any yelow-cap bottles for weeks or longer. I guess this way I won't drink as much pop :eek:
     
  17. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I've gotten:

    4 bottles
    2 winners

    It's strange because it only seems that the 1-liter Pepsi bottles have the yellow caps in my area. I have yet to see any 20 oz. bottles with caps or even the Slurpee cups. It is turning out like last year all over again.
     
  18. solvs macrumors 603

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    If you try hard enough, you can. It's a little tougher, but it does work.
     
  19. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I found the Pepsis Friday! But they had only regular Pepsi, not Diet Pepsi, so I guess I'd better not polish off a dozen a day to get my caps.

    So far, I'm 2 for 2.
     
  20. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    You are right. Out of 62 bottles so far I have had only 6 losers, 41 ITMS winers, and the balance in BOGOs.
     
  21. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    It seems the stock of yellow cap Pepsi has run dry in my area! 10 wins so far out of 15.

    My music buying run will be on pause until my local store gets more stock.
     
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  23. BLINK macrumors member

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    I am 2 for 3 so far. The thing about cheating though...I cannot see it. I'm not sure if the bottles I tried had the code printed really lightly, but I couldnt see jack. In fact, when I opened the soda, it was printed lightly. I could barely read it then! Hopefully i'll get a better batch next time.
     
  24. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    I've actually been able to use the tipping trick on Mt. Dew.
     

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