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Pepsi iTunes Music Giveaway: How to cheat and win

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By Dennis Lloyd

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Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2004
News Categories: iTunes

MacMerc has posted instructions, photos and a diagram on how to “spy” the inside of specially marked bottles of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Sierra Mist to make sure it has a winning code. “The secret is the angle. I’ve found it to be 25 degrees, but that’s really no use when you’re out in the field. Just tilt it until it seems about that, and look up towards it (hold it above your head). With luck, you should be able to see under the cap.”

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21

the picture is rather weird… the liquid is not horizontal but oblique. MacMerc must live on another planet wink

Posted by francis on February 19, 2004 at 12:01 AM (PDT)

22

Cheating is cheating. Bottom line. So much for the Good Karma that we as iPod and legal music buyers are suppose to enjoy.

And for those who say “if pepsi and apple are stupid enough” to let this happen… “

If you walked into a store and the reigister was open would you take the cash? Shame.

Posted by Randy on February 19, 2004 at 3:42 AM (PDT)

23

Living in New York City, I can honestly say I still haven’t seen ONE pepsi with the i-tunes giveaway!!!  I have looked everywhere!!!! 

I think its a conspiracy!  smile  or we just get all the very old Pepsi!

Posted by David on February 19, 2004 at 5:27 AM (PDT)

24

People are now posting how to do it on ebay!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3079424844&category=41002

Posted by Chris on February 19, 2004 at 5:48 AM (PDT)

25

The only place I have bought these Pepsis is across the street from my work. Am I going to go over there in my business suit and peek at the bottletops like some kind of desperate loser just so I can win a lousy song?

No.

And David, the bottles are just now getting to the Washington, D.C. area.

Posted by oxhead on February 19, 2004 at 6:02 AM (PDT)

26

Are the 20 oz. bottles oversized, or is Pepsi cheating their consumers by giving us 19-1/2 oz. of soda pop? I’m freakin’ thirsty!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: New 2-liter bottles with built in periscopes!

Posted by Stylescraper on February 19, 2004 at 6:28 AM (PDT)

27

I haven’t seen a single bottle in the Metro Detroit area yet.

I’m not going to bust my balls drinking Pepsi to get free music, I’d just pay the $.99 - I’d probably save money.

ah ha! So that’s how they expect to make money off of this promotion!

Posted by jeromius in Detroit on February 19, 2004 at 6:30 AM (PDT)

28

No one in my area is carrying the bottles yet.  To drink Pepsi for the sole purpose of getting music does not add up.  To drink Pepsi because you like Pepsi is another thing, the free music is just an extra treat for Pepsi fans.  I am not going to buy numerous bottle of Pepsi just for the music, that would be stupid.

Posted by guyipod on February 19, 2004 at 6:34 AM (PDT)

29

>> “if you live in california… go to Ralph’s and buy a 12-pak of whatever soda you want to drink for $3.00.”

makes perfect sense to me. the bottles aren’t showing up in L.A. anyway, so I can’t even play, let alone cheat. I’ll just stick to my generic cola and buy the song.

Posted by Starboard on February 19, 2004 at 7:21 AM (PDT)

30

I fail to see how this is cheating.

Posted by bhilton on February 19, 2004 at 9:27 AM (PDT)

31

The RIAA will sue you if you cheat, watch the #### out!

Pepsi, and all their products taste like garbage anyway. I’d rather have a Coke than a Pepsi with a free song.

Posted by Dasein on February 19, 2004 at 10:54 AM (PDT)

32

Thanks knighthawk the sane.  the profit thing was more an example then an exact quote of their earnings.  what i really find funny is the way prices get jacked up and most of us, me included sometimes, still pay for it.  have a nice day nathan and try not to take things seriously.  and is a design flaw in a product that gives away if it’s a winner or not cheating?  even though i have yet to even buy a 20 oz pepsi i would probably cheat due to xpodimus’ conclusion of cherry picking due to the fact that most of the bottle are losers.  and if i walked into a store and the cash drawer was open I wouldn’t be STUPID enough to take the money cause that’s “stealing”.  how is PAYING for a bottle of soda “stealing?”

Posted by brian c on February 19, 2004 at 11:00 AM (PDT)

33

i cheat by going into my local 711 picking up the special itunes promotion cups and slowly peek under the rim. when i find a winner i fill it up with an icee then… i take my time to find another winning cup. i place that cup under my other winner that is now full of an icee so i have two winning cups and i only pay 79 CENTS and i get two songs. and im not rotting my teeth with soda (like my mother would say) because im drinking an icee

Posted by whatiswrong on February 19, 2004 at 11:31 AM (PDT)

34

Here’s a great link for the true geek:

http://dragos.com/pepsi.txt

Posted by arno on February 19, 2004 at 12:25 PM (PDT)

35

If you cheat you get a free song. You most likely have iTunes installed.
If you don’t cheat you probably just drink Pepsi to drink Pepsi.
No one is harmed by this.
Oh, and the ICEE idea is ingenious!

Posted by Cyantre on February 19, 2004 at 7:43 PM (PDT)

36

Well let’s see! All you people are so desperate to win a freebie..I have heard that some wise men once said, if you go to buy a used cd or even a new cd at 9.99 at any cd store, you could then rip that cd to 320 AAC, with no stringent rules on who or how many you could share with, with quality much better than 128 AAC, and then sell back the very same cd for $5 dollars. Ok, youve invested between 2 to 5 dollars and youve collected 12 to 20 songs. NOW, who is the wise one, well, only one wise enough to think of this in the first place unless your desperate to blow all your dough on sugar infested teeth staining cola of course. But then this is only what the wise man said, i digress to say he should be sued by the RIAA and that is something very very naughty indeed.

Posted by tiger woods on February 19, 2004 at 11:50 PM (PDT)

37

I fail to see how this is “cheating” either.  Comparing to taking money from a register or other illegal activity does not work.  Tilting a bottle to look at writing on the the lid is not illegal.

And does it say anywhere on the bottle that it is against game/contest rules to tilt the bottle? If it did, then that may be cheating.  Since I am pretty sure it doesn’t specify a rule in this game/contest agasint tilting the bottle, and it is not illegal to do so, then wouldn’t it just be playing the game well?

Posted by boberang on February 20, 2004 at 12:02 PM (PDT)

38

Out of interest do most people in the US drink Pepsi/Coke/Soda as their staple drink? I mean do you drink it with your breakfast/lunch/dinner? Or only when out with friends or occasionally when buying a sandwich at lunch?

Posted by Pecker on February 23, 2004 at 2:26 AM (PDT)

39

Hey, the next 50 people that send me some pepsi codes i will give them a free email account with google.com, and by the way the 20 degree tilting hardly works

Posted by ChrisRocks in Az on April 1, 2005 at 1:37 PM (PDT)

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