I guess somewhere in the Dr. Pepper laboratories, someone opened their mouth and made a bet stating there was no way Guns and Roses new CD “Chinese Democracy” would be released before years end.
If the CD hit the stores by the cutoff of years end, everyone in America would get a “free” Dr. Pepper.
Well it was, fourteen years in the making, and it goes on sale this weekend. You can bet I’ll be knocking over ladies in their mid-forties with way too much makeup on, sporting supertight low cut jeans to get my copy…NOT !
Please retired rockers, not all 80’s hair bands need to re-unite.
Beginning Sunday at 12:01 a.m., coupons for a free 20-ounce soda will be available for 24 hours on Dr Pepper’s web site.
You can redeem those bad boys until Feb 28th, 2009.
(Axl Rose, dude what happend to you?——–>)
Ok here we go, I don’t get the Dr. Pepper tie-in with Guns and Roses. Why would they give a schit when or if ever the Guns and Roses CD was released?
Why would they venture into such uncharted territory? What do they have to gain from such a gamble?
In a country as populated as the USA, they’re bound to be numerous Dr. Pepper “virgins”, who will redeem the coupon, drink the stuff, like it, and get hooked.
Bam,…small investment paid for.
Here is a statement from Tony Jacobs, Dr Pepper’s vice president of marketing.
“We never thought this day would come, but now that it’s here, all we can say is: The Dr Pepper’s on us.”
Plus, how many people will actually download the coupon?
That by the way, is genius in itself. We pay for the paper and the ink = zero coupon expense for Dr. Pepper.
Finally, how many people will pay for the gas to drive somewhere to redeem it?
See,.. their investment is minimal compared to the potential rewards. I hope not, but I believe I’m starting to see an ugly trend.
Free is, I casually walk into the 7-11, open the cooler, take out a Dr. Pepper, walk past the clerk and say, “thanks man, this one’s on the Dr”.
We all know that isn’t going to happen.
You can’t play me like that Dr. Pepper or any other company considering a similar promotion.
I see through it. Please stop this misleading crap now, it dumbens (that’s not a misspelling..it’s my word) America.
No need to speed up the process.
America, you don’t need anything for free. It feels much better inside when you work for it.
Not paying for your stuff outright is what has got this country all F’ked up right now..
Want something free? Go hug someone, that’s truely free and it doesn’t use ink or kill a tree.