It’s baaack… iPod Garage’s iTunes Bottlecap Map version 2.0 is now available online:
Yeah, yeah, so it’s kind of an empty map at the moment. But that’s what happens when you have reports of only one winner in a nation of 295 million people. What’s that you say, the contest hasn’t even officially started yet? Well, you’re right. It seems that Pepsi is trying to make up for last year’s later-than-late rollout of eligible bottlecaps by this time flooding the market early. And hey, we like this map stuff, so we’ll take it.
It’s probably worth noting that this year’s first Los Angeles-area winner comes a mere nine months after the bottlecaps first arrived on the west coast last year. Last year, for some incoherent reason, Pepsi flooded the East Coast with such a disproportionate number of iTunes bottlecaps that it’s almost as if the West Coasters didn’t even get to play. I mean, first there’s having to watch Monday Night Football at 6:00 in the evening, and now this. What’s next? Smog?
It would seem that if Pepsi’s going to get it wrong again this year, it’s going to do so by flooding those poor Westernites with more eligible bottlecaps than they know what to do with. But no matter how it pans out, the iPod Garage will be right here to map it out for you, yellow dots and all (and we can’t wait to see how the other iPod sites go about trying to copy us this year). So any time an iTunes bottlecap comes into your possession, just use the form below to let us know about it, and you’ll get to your hometown lit up with a little yellow dot. Or if you win with a Big Gulp or a Slurpee, a blue dot. Or if you’re a loser, a brown dot. And since Mountain Dew is said to officially be part of this year’s competition, we’ll be giving special recognition to fellow caffeine addicts by using a special green dot. Because we think y’all remember what happened last year with the whole Mountain Dew thing. If not, just check eBay, it might still be for sale.
See, we’ve got everything covered here in 2005. Now there’s just that small issue of a nearly empty map to deal with — but that’s where you come in. So shout at us by using the contact form below, and we’ll have the 2005 iTunes Bottlecap Map filled with as many little dots as it can hold in no time.
The iTunes Bottlecap Map 2.0 is here.
Related MacDailyNews articles:
AdAge: Pepsi to promote Apple iTunes giveaway during Super Bowl – January 18, 2005
Apple and Pepsi announce iTunes Music giveaway, promotion runs January 31 – April 30, 2005 – January 18, 2005
Another Apple iTunes Pepsi Promotion coming soon? – January 17, 2005
Apple to give Pepsi iTunes promo another try at upcoming Super Bowl? – July 28, 2004
Pepsi’s Apple iTunes promo nightmare, 5 million songs redeemed total; included in 70 million songs total – April 28, 2004
USC student trashes 2,500 iTunes-Pepsi bottles, redeems winning caps, enjoys a Diet Coke – April 16, 2004
Pepsi iTunes bottle caps take longer to get into stores than expected – March 04, 2004
Are Pepsi iTunes caps available in your area? – February 09, 2004
A Coke drinker’s forced migration to Pepsi in quest of free Apple iTunes– February 04, 2004
The Register: Pepsi iTunes ad ‘likely to go down in history as one of the greatest public relations disasters in history’ – February 02, 2004
Pepsi’s iTunes ad places near bottom of Super Bowl Ad Meter list – February 02, 2004
Pepsi’s iTunes Super Bowl commercial available here via QuickTime – January 30, 2004
Analyst: Pepsi iTunes campaign will generate sales of ‘5-10 million songs per week by summer, or 200 million for the year’ – January 29, 2004
Somebody’s selling a whole lot of sugared water on Apple.com – January 28, 2004