Here we are, one week after the official annoucement of the Pepsi/Apple promotion to give away 100 million free songs on iTunes, and I still haven’t seen any 20-oz bottles with the correct bottle tops in Grand Forks. I’m guessing the problem is one of the following: either distributors are slow at restocking the shelves of local convienence and grocery stores, or Pepsi executives think North Dakotans are simple, backwards people who haven’t discovered computers and digital music yet, and therefore have no need for free downloadable songs.
I haven’t given up hope yet that it’s a distribution problem, so I’ll make sure to let you know if and when I spot my first playable bottle in Grand Forks.
UPDATE (02/13/04): I finally found the right bottles of soda at the Target store in Fargo. So far, I’m 1 for 2! Still no idea if they’ve made their way up to Grand Forks yet – I’ll have to check when I get back.