I like it when big companies keep promises. I like it even more when they make silly promises in jest, and then keep them anyway. Put your money where your mouth is. That's the way I like it.
Dr Pepper told the band Guns N' Roses that they would give everyone in America a free bottle of Dr Pepper if their new album came out in 2008. It comes out next month and Dr Pepper is ponying up.
"We never thought this day would come," Tony Jacobs, Dr Pepper's vice president of marketing, said in a statement. "But now that it's here, all we can say is: The Dr Pepper's on us."
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. They'll be honored until Feb. 28, 2009. (h/t Yahoo News)
On a side note, and please feel free to disagree with me on this, but do you remember when Axl Rose was smokin' hot? Can I get a "heck yeah!" from all the ladies out there who listened to hair bands in the '80s? Have you seen him now? What the heck happened here? Is it just me or does he look like an old guy who just wants to be hot again? "Give it up, Axl, you're old!" Old guys can still rock, but you and I both know that this guy's no Aerosmith. And that's the sad truth of it.
Can someone ask him to button up his shirt, please? I think I've gone blind.
Update: Monday the 24th is the last day for this! Go to http://www.drpepper.com/freeDrPepper/?icamp=hp_dpfree_coupon and sign up today!