Free because I spent so much

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I am a sucker for creative marketing. If there is a promotion with a product that I like or can stand, I will do it. Especially if there is something that I can get for free for someone else.

Let’s walk down memory lane shall we? In 2003, Pepsi had a NFL promotion where you collected a certain number of the same team names then you could send in for a shirt of your favorite team. I think I sent out 4 shirts to people and not only was it a surprised, but I totally messed up their name… so they would have no earthly idea what the hell the were getting. E.g., Ray was changed to Reymundo.

Then in 2004, the NFL offer was the same except you would get a hat. Same Deal.

I guess, Pepsi had a bad deal with Pepsi and they no longer shared the marketing bed anymore. Perhaps, the sleeker sexier, iTunes was more than Pepsi could handle. So in 2005, it was free music. Yeah, nice, but not as fun as drinking one more 20oz hoping to get that 3rd Arizona Cardinal cap to sent out the next person’s hat.

These contests happened in the fall, started in Sept-Oct and ended in December. So I check the Convenient Stores yesterday and Pepsi has no contest what-so-over.

Cokek, on the other hand, has been running a long promotion since the spring. You might even remember that I sent in some points for a bag. Well, after poisoning my body with stuff such as Aspartame, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Benzonate and “Natural Flavors”, I have enough “points” go some more free swag.

And you know me and my fetishes. Okay, maybe you don’t. But the one that is safe to blog about is about bags. So, I have enough points now to get something that isn’t a bunch of crap, like Football Tickets to Tulane. No, seriously, they had those.

I can chose from this:

061006bag

or this:

061006cooler

The Male, practical, logical side of me says that the cooler would be the better choice. I already have a sling styled bag that I use occasionally. The cooler is more useful and you don’t have one quite that size, plus you could put stuff like Beer, in it.

The Female, sparkly side of me says that even though I have a bag that is almost identical to a bag I already own, it might have more little pockets and other cubby-holes to store stuff. Also, I would better to accessorize with this bag, since I would have a choice between Gray/Black and Black/Red. It would help to avoid having something that clashed with what I was wearing.

Then…. I found this:

061006bag2

It would take me another 2 months or so to get the 300 more points I need (I have 295). There would be a chance that it would be Out of Stock by the time that I got that many points… so I don’t know. Remember if you are drinking a Coke Product that has the My Coke Rewards codes on them and you are not collecting them yourself, then please send them to me. I will even let you hold the prize I get, MAN, I am so nice!

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About planet3rry

Marathoner, A Terry of all trades
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0 Responses to Free because I spent so much

  1. I’ll help with your fetish. I am drinking cans of Diet Coke. What do I save for you?

  2. tnchick says:

    I like the last one.

    Let’s see if this comment goes thru – my cable was down last night so I didn’t get to check then…

  3. planet3rry says:

    [quote comment=”118″]I’ll help with your fetish. I am drinking cans of Diet Coke. What do I save for you?[/quote]

    RHE! Hey there… if your diet coke cardboard case has the mycokerewards plastered on it, the 15 digit code is located on the part that you are supposed to open to access the drinks.

    I really appreciate the offer!

  4. planet3rry says:

    [quote comment=”119″]I like the last one.

    Let’s see if this comment goes thru – my cable was down last night so I didn’t get to check then…[/quote]

    TNC, you have had internet issues for like a decade now. Your comment did go through… thanks for reading this during your window of online enjoyment! I think I might go for that last one too… it would make a great and fashionable pic-a-nic basket.

  5. jkrunning says:

    I’ve been collecting points. I’m totally addicted. I only have like 100 though, I need to get to drinking, I’m digging that cooler.

  6. planet3rry says:

    [quote comment=”122″]I’ve been collecting points. I’m totally addicted. I only have like 100 though, I need to get to drinking, I’m digging that cooler.[/quote]

    When I get my next and final item, I’ll try to send you some codes…

  7. Pam says:

    I will hunt around for folks who are not collecting for you. I understand the need, the need for needful things.
    ?Pam

  8. *smiles* my name is on the side bar…*smiles*
    coooooool!!!!!
    (doesn’t take much to make me happy….LOL)

    I wish I would have known about the coke points earlier… I just threw out alot of the boxes that the cans come in… I think they had codes on them. Kids drink alot of pop… I don’t. Can’t stand the stuff.
    I will keep my eyes open for you.

  9. Marianna says:

    Leesa drinks Diet Coke. You need to chat with that gal!

    I hope Daddy Duty is going well.

    M~

  10. darrell says:

    Sorry P3, die-hard Diet Pepsi fan (2 liter bottles) but if I had ’em I’d send ’em your way.

  11. Leesa says:

    I’ll send you mine.. I drink a lot of diet coke 🙂

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