New Pepsi-iTunes Promotion?

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  1. otterpop macrumors member

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    What's the Deal? - iTunes Pepsi Promo

    So i went on a last-minute jaunt to the little mini mart across the street from my apartment, to get a diet dr. pepper, mere moments before they closed. Instead, i spy with my little eye, a diet pepsi with a yellow cap and a "1 in 3 Wins a Free Song" label. So i grab 2 of them and a king size Mounds bar, thinking nothing of it.

    Meanwhile I get home, crack the bottle open and behold! A winner.
    I proceed to open iTunes and redeem my song. No sign of a "click here for pepsi song" button. ok, i find a "redeem" link on the side. I click and enter my code. No dice. So I go look at iTunes.com as it says to. No dice. I search the forums, nothing.

    So what's the deal? Is the retailer in the wrong for putting these on the shelf before the promo goes active? Anyone else have any info?

    p.s. for the sake of argument. Yes, i do realize the irony of diet pepsi and a candy bar w/480 calories of coconut goodness.
     
  2. SuperChuck macrumors 6502

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    Not before the promo...way after the promo.

    You bought a really old soda.
     
  3. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    whoa how old is that soda?!

    that thing happened last year after the superbowl.

    i'm not sure if they are doing it again this year though......
     
  4. otterpop thread starter macrumors member

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    umm yeeaaaaaaahhh.. no.
    still fresh. i feel like this is something that i'm going to wake up and it will be all over slashdot, macrumors, itunes... etc.
     
  5. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    It actually didnt do very well last year.

    Thousands upon thousands wernt claimed. That bottle probably been sitting there for a year.... lol
     
  6. SuperChuck macrumors 6502

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    Yum...preservatives! :p
     
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    If you wouldn't have drank that Pepsi it could probably fetch a nice price eBay either now or in the future, ;)
     
  8. otterpop thread starter macrumors member

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    html removal

    [​IMG]
    Here ya go. if need be, i will cut the label off the bottle. (i have to finish drinking it first)
     
  9. SuperChuck macrumors 6502

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    Holy guacamole Otterboy - You're right.

    Just call the 800 number.
     
  10. otterpop thread starter macrumors member

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    i just scanned the label.
    pdf is coming soon. promo doesnt start until 1/31...
    In the immortal words of SeaLab 2021... UH OH!
     
  11. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    i hate having my hopes crushes so i'm going to say..... something smells fishy...

    nothing personal... just a precation for myself... :D
     
  12. mcmav37 macrumors 6502

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    I thought I had heard some rumors that it was going to happen again this year. If this cap is true, that certainly is a good sign as last year's promotion was fatally marred by slow distribution that had many people searching for the specially marked bottle.
    If Pepsi can get the bottles out and do a better commercial, maybe there will be a higher redemption rate... I think the final report was only like 5 million of the possible 100 million were redeemed last year.
     
  13. otterpop thread starter macrumors member

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    Im hurrying.
    Attn: Apple.
    Please do not sue the crap out of me for this.
    I will tell you where I bought the soda in exchange for some more ram for my iMac G5.
     
  14. otterpop thread starter macrumors member

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    Here we go

    for the web folk: [​IMG]

    For those who want to inspect further. Sorry i tore the label.

    PDF Baby!!
     
  15. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    a free iPod mini and hour holy smokes....

    ok either thats really good photoshoping or thats real....
     
  16. otterpop thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah, i kinda suck at photoshop.

    By the way, im not really concerned with how much bandwidth this whole thing draws, because it's my server, and i run the isp, so no skin off my bandwidth.

    By the way, since im getting attention anyway, i thought i should take this moment to point out as well, to visit my websites. Infinite Vista and Otterpop.org . Ladies, i am also single. You know, in the off chance ladies are reading this. Single ones at that.
     
  17. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    lol you know somewhere there is someone tearing thru every pixal to try and chance a error :rolleyes:
     
  18. otterpop thread starter macrumors member

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    i wonder how long it's going to take before this makes it to the front page of macrumors, thinksecret, appleinsider... none of them have had any info about it yet.
     
  19. SuperChuck macrumors 6502

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    Well, you could just call the 800 number if you doubt the authenticity. If it were a fake, it would be the most expensive, overproduced fake in history.

    As for the single women who will be drawn to some guy who scanned a soda label...not sure they'd be relationship material, Otter.
     
  20. otterpop thread starter macrumors member

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    I have no doubts about the authenticity. Just the reason it's not popping up anywhere. Pepsi.com has no details about it. Apple has no details about it.

    As for the notice of availability... not because i posted the label, because i'm generally pretty funny, and nice to be around. Girls, go read my websites, ignore my friends who also post stuff there.

    Anyway, you never really know when or where you'll meet the right girl. But following the trends of the site, the ones who read that will tend to be mac girls anyway, and likely have similar politics to my own. Not that the politics are the most important thing though.
     
  21. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    hmmmm the topic of this thread has been changed pretty dramatically...... :rolleyes:
     
  22. otterpop thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree. Let's recap, shall we?

    1. what's goin on?
    2. Is it old?
    3. nope.
    4. Is it fake?
    5. nope. See pics.
    6. Promo is 2 weeks off.
    7. insert attention whoring.
    8. apple don't sue me.

    I think we've got it back on track now.
     
  23. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    I would lock your doors and arm the security system, just in case Steve's minions pay a visit.


    Uh oh...I've seen the info also.......why do I feel like I'm being watched?
     
  24. solvs macrumors 603

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    Well, we all know how well the last promo went. If this is the real deal, would be pretty cool. I don't drink much Pepsi, but my friends do. Got a couple of songs last time.

    Some of them have iPods now though, so we'll see.

    Chance to win an iPod mini, too. Wonder if that means new ones, coming soon.
     
  25. IDANNY macrumors 6502a

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    If I were you I would go buy a bunch of those. You might be able to get some money on ebay or something for them. ;) . O yah another apple suit..... lol
     

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