The Dr. Pepper free soda conspiracy

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Guns N’ Roses finally released Chinese Democracy. You knowwhat that means: free soda!

I was all jazzed to get my free Dr. Pepper (the offer lastsuntil 6 p.m.ET today), but the officialsite is having ”technical problems” at the moment and not letting me sign up to get thecoupon. There’s a toll-free number to call (1-888-DRPEPPER), but picking up thephone and dialing is where I draw the line for a free 20 oz Diet Dr. Pepper(even if it does taste just like regular Dr. Pepper!). Conspiracy, anyone?

Did any of you PopWatchers sign up for the free soda? Is the site working for you? How far would you go for free stuff?

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  • Hemisphire

    Didn’t work yesterday, didn’t work today. At least Axl put out the album when he said he would – thanx but no thanx, Dr. Pepper.

  • Heather

    I did call, however I checked the website this morning and they extended the offer through 6pm EST today due to the technical difficulties.

  • M-Dog

    The phone line doesnt even pick up until ten rings and then you have to talk to a robot to get your coupon. Thats where I hung up. So I guess I will dial for free stuff…but not talk to machines for free stuff.

  • SilentSyren

    I spent several hours yesterday trying to get on the website, but got no where. My roommate tried the helpline, but it was busy. You’d think that they would have been prepared for the heavy traffic for FREE SODA. But it was a downer.

  • S.L.

    Dr Pepper is a malpractic-ed liar.

  • Stephanie T.

    I got a busy signal and the site does not load. What kind of marketing is this?!

  • Winona

    I tried three times yesterday; didn’t work. Just tried for the second time today; still not working. Gee, thanks for the empty promise, Dr Pepper. I should start using the period after the “Dr” just to piss you off…

  • MGB

    I didn’t have any problems signing in and getting my free Dr. Pepper just a few minutes ago.

  • Jennifer

    Classic case of underestimated demand…way to go Dr Pepper.

  • phree

    Lame! Obviously a ploy. I didn’t want my stupid Dr Pepper anyway.

  • orville

    I signed up for the coupon this morning, but I won’t hold my breath that I’ll actually get it. No big deal–I was just going to get it for a friend who actually likes the stuff.

  • Tuzo

    Hemisphire: “At least Axl put out the album when he said he would…”
    That’s the funniest thing I’ve read today! lol.

  • BrandonK

    Dr. Pepper…so bad they have to give it away…just like “Chinese Democracy”!

  • Heather

    I think I may have done it because it says I already used my e-mail address even though the coupon screen was blank. We’ll see.

  • David

    fine by me, I’ll take my free Doc P. who cares why? no me. and yes, i was able to log in to the website on Sunday and get my free coupon.

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