This wasn't supposed to happen: I won an iTunes song from a...

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. macrumors bot

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Administrator

    HexMonkey

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #2
    At the bottom the author mentions that the first person to make out the code of the winning cap can use it. It's probably been used (I can't check because I'm not in the US), but I think its something like this:
    I8OKX
    7KNFU
    or
    IBOKX
    7KNFU

    Good luck ;)
     
  3. Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    Whakatane, New Zealand
  4. macrumors 604

    MrMacMan

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2001
    Location:
    1 Block away from NYC.
    #4
    Well I hope the guy didn't get his cap stolen right from underhim!

    :eek:
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    dukemeiser

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Location:
    Iowa
    #5
    I would much rather drink Mt. Dew than Pepsi. I hope this isn't just a mistake or a regional thing.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2003
    Location:
    Toronto
    #6
    Hmm...spend a buck on Diet Pepsi, don't get a song, hate Diet Pepsi, throw it out, waste a buck.

    Spend a buck at iTunes, get a song, don't have to drink Diet Pepsi.

    So...why buy the Diet Pepsi in the first place then?
     
  7. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2003
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #7
    Because we can. :D
     
  8. macrumors 68020

    bennetsaysargh

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2003
    Location:
    New York
    #8
    i was in walmart the other day, and i was looking all around for the iTunes caps. turns out that all of the diet pepsis had the caps, and no regular Pepsis had it. there was no siera mist either.
    i wound up buying a bottle of diet, and it tasted horrible, and i didn't win:(

    oh well.
     
  9. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
  10. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2003
    Location:
    San Diego, California
    #10
    Now, if only these caps were on the 2 liter bottles...
     
  11. macrumors 68020

    winmacguy

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2003
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #11
    regardless of how you do it, it seems like a strange way to promote a product. Spend $2,000,000 + advertising it at the Super Bowl in a 45 second commercial then follow that up with sporadic distribution around the nation. even if it is down to the Store managers getting rid of their pre existing stock before they put the new product on display it still seems to be a strange way to promote 100,000,000 songs. I would have thought that every Pepsi outlet in the country would have had a coordinated effort to have an iTunes Pepsi stack at the head of every drinks isle from first of Feb onwards. Very strange marketing coordination from Pepsi
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

    mrsebastian

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Location:
    sunny san diego
    #12
    not that i've been tracking down all my local stores, but i have yet to see a bottle with a yellow cap in san diego.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2003
    Location:
    San Diego, California
  14. macrumors 65816

    Photorun

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Location:
    NYC
    #14
    I smell hoax... but nothing like that gutted G5 story.
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Kingsnapped

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #15
    I got a winnng pepsi cap yesterday (first time I've drank caffine in six months) and found a Sierra Mist bottle with the yellow cap at Best Buy today. I ended my 6 month Caffine fast for nothing...
     
  16. macrumors P6

    wdlove

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2002
    #16
    The only thing that I have found here in Boston with the yellow cap was Siera Mist. IMHO it has better taste than Mountain Dew. The Deli only had 3 of them, I purchased 2 and didn't win. :( I should have done as someone else suggested and tilted to look at the cap. Looking for either free or play.
     
  17. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA, USA
    #17
    Yeah, nothing in NorCal either.

    :(
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

    dukemeiser

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Location:
    Iowa
    #18
    I'm 11/11 on free songs. If you're going to buy something you don't like, at least make sure you're a winner before you buy it. Tip the bottle up. You can read the word "song" (one free song), or the word "again" (Please play again).

    I'm not much of a Pepsi fan, but if I'm going to buy it, I might as well get my money's worth.
     
  19. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003
    Location:
    Berkeley, CA
    #19
    wonder when theyre planning on including the people from NOR.cal in this contest....
     
  20. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    #20
    I can promise you that it wasn't a hoax. If I were going to try to pull one off, I'd have gone for something just a litte bit more senationalistic. :D

    However, the fact that no one else has come forward as a Mountain Dew winner leads me to believe that my luck was the result of some kind of mix up at the local bottling plant. After all, the bottle's label said nothing of the promotion -- only the cap -- so it's feasible that the cap was supposed to have been placed on a Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, or Sierra Mist bottle at the plant.

    By the way, the store had a whole refrigerator full of Mountain Dew bottles with iTunes caps, so if anyone wants to make a pilgrimage to Kissimmee, Florida just so they can join me as a Mountain Dew winner, go for it!

    Sincerely,
    Bill Palmer

    iPod Garage: the digital music site for the rest of us
     
  21. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 2, 2002
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    #21
    They have them here...

    In regular Pepsi format. I prefer Pepsi over anything else so.. this is a good pro-mo for me. I bought one at our local supermarket the other day.. tilted it to see if I could read it, but I was in line at the check stand and didnt want to look like a moron so I didnt look forever. Couldnt really read anything but bought it anyway. LOST.. that was a bummer.

    Southern Oregon btw
     

Share This Page