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US Rock Band promotion yields free Nintendo Points

Posted by Christopher Clark

Drink Pepsi and make a virtual bank for your Wii or DSi!

I'm sure some of you have noticed MTV Games' Rock Band franchise has recently teamed up with Pepsi for a new summer promotion across the US. For those who haven't, the promotion is fairly straightforward: look under the cap of specially-marked bottles of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max and other Pepsi products for a special code, enter it at the Pepsi Rock Band website and go in the running to win, among other things, free Rock Band 2 DLC. All in all, it's a pretty sweet deal, and the deal is made even sweeter for Nintendo owners due to the fact that the free DLC is redeemable as Nintendo Points!

If you happen to be one of the 5,000 lucky winners chosen daily to receive free DLC you'll be sent an e-mail with a code that will allow you access to your prize. For Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 owners this code will award them a free Rock Band 2 song when entered into the Xbox Live Marketplace or Playstation Store respectively. For Wii owners, however, this code will award 200 Nintendo Points to the user's Wii Shop Channel, to be spent on whatever they wish! Better yet, the Points are also redeemable through the DSi Shop Channel, where 200 Points can pay for an entire game or application. Score!

Not every bottle comes with a winning code and not every code guarantees a prize, but at roughly $1.50 a bottle it's a cost-effective (and tasty!) gamble that could very well net you a few neat freebies. Of course, we here at Nintendo Life don't encourage or condone the act of gorging yourselves on caffeinated beverages, but even the worst sugar-induced migraine has to beat actually paying for Final Fantasy IV: The After Years DLC, doesn't it?


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User Comments (35)



y2josh said:

I hate Pepsi. I hate Rock Band. Sucks for me (I thought that was funny)

Edit: You sure it's not the second Diego



Moai_Head said:

I'm pretty sure Mountain Dew is one of the other Pepsi products, in case that changes your mind...



Roopa132 said:

Too bad it's only in the US... although... I don't like Pepsi anyways.
But good thing for all Pepsi-loving, Wii-or-DSi-owning, in-the-us-living people



StarDust4Ever said:

Pepsi rocks! My fav is diet Pepsi Max...

I don't play the codes, because you have to register your email so they can fill your inbox with promotional junk No thanks - just how many Pepsi codes do you have to enter to win those 200 points??? Not that it matters; I usually go for the 12-pack cans anyway, cause you can get like 12 cans for the price of 3 or 4 20oz bottles. Whatever happened to the good old days where "1 in 6 wins free coke/pepsi"



jhuhn said:

I go for 7UP if there's a Pepsi product. 200 points is pretty cheap! I think there would be various point rewards such as 500, 1,000, 1,500 or even 2,000 Nintendo points.



Tri-Fist said:

He-he, i'm in Us...

I LOVE pepsi, (I hate rock band)
BUt most of all....
Plus i'll bet people will give out coddes online



Knux said:

Sorry,but I'm on a diet.
I do not have Rock Band 2,but I MIGHT buy it or a Guitar Hero game in the future.



Cthuloops said:

I don't like Pepsi or Rock Band. Sorry.
Plus it's only 200 points. That's a gip imo.



Moai_Head said:

I think you people are missing the point - you don't need to own or even like Rock Band in order to redeem the free Points. Plus, they're only technically giving away Points because Nintendo's shop system doesn't allow them to provide direct downloads as it does for other platforms, so complaining about it not being worth it is a waste of time, especially as a Pepsi + 200 Points is cheaper than buying them outright. Sheesh.



thewiirocks said:

So let me get this straight: You have to pay $1.50 for a slim chance at a 5,000 in 10s of millions chance of getting a $2.00 prize? Even if you win on your first bottle (good luck!) I can't see any way that this is cost-effective.

Now if you happen to drink Pepsi anyway (blech) and win, that's just gravy. But there's no way this should ever convince anyone to buy a Pepsi they wouldn't normally purchase.



jangonov said:

I drink (certain) pepsi products (as in mountain dew game fuel), and I own rock band 2. I might just enter the codes for the promotion



Kreegs07 said:

I hate Pepsi. Unless I am in the mood for a more watered down version of a classic cola. WASTE OF MONEY



Xkhaoz said:

Nice. I don't drink Pepsi or have Rock Band, but I might get some Pepsi.



TJtheHeretic said:

lol i hope its canada 2 so i can add it to my 100 points and go buy the next chapter in the after years



N64_Gamer said:

This is a terrible deal!

One 2000 points card costs $20.
If you win on your first Pepsi bottle, you get 200 points. That is a 10th of a 2000 points card, which means that you only won $2 worth of Wii points....
A pepsi bottle costs approximately $1.5 in the US.

So, assuming you win on your FIRST Pepsi bottle, the price you will get is only a $0.5 profit!
That's cheap!



WolfRamHeart said:

I don't really care about Rock Band but I like Pepsi and Mountain Dew! It's something that I'm already buying anyway so I guess I'll give this a shot and see what happens!



SwerdMurd said:

btw, for those who've commented about Mountain Dew (I'm a zealot myself) you may want to read this excerpt from the site's rules:

"look for Codes under specially-marked bottle caps of 20 oz and 1 liter Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Caffeine Free Pepsi, Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi, Pepsi One, Wild Cherry Pepsi, Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi Lime, Pepsi Lime, Diet Pepsi Lemon, Diet Sierra Mist and, in certain participating markets, on specially-marked Pepsi fountain cups available at participating locations"

notice that Mountain Dew isn't present in that list...Not like that will curtail my Dew consumption any, but just so people don't go out intentionally over-buying in rip-off quantities (20 oz. single bottles) just to try to win points that aren't offered on it.

Also curious that Diet Sierra Mist qualifies, but regular Sierra Mist does not....



Ferret75 said:

Hey, even if its only 200 points, that's still pretty neat considering you aren't limited to Rock Band songs.



BomberJjr said:

I've been doing this for the past two weeks. Its awesome! I've won 12/12. Its almost certain that you'll win the song/wii points. $1.50 for a soda I'd buy for lunch anyway plus 200 free Wii points. Thats a deal!



Kolma said:

I've known about this forever ago, and have been buying pepsi's since day one, have 35 pepsi points turned into wii points and u win EVERY TIME also, most places have pepsi's for 1.25, and some for evern 1.00 (20 oz btw) so its been paying for all of my DSiWare and a couple of WiiWare and VC



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Sabin55 said:

I found out about this a month ago. I am 90 for 90 on my caps and have made 180.00 in Wii points. I buy a pepsi for 1.00 out of a vending machine. Get a pepsi and 2.00 in Wii points for a 1.00.



Noire said:

I'm going to have to try this a couple times. I'm exactly 100 points short of Pulseman, and I'm not buying another 1000 points after the 2000 points I bought Saturday for Mario games. Hopefully I can win one, but with my awful luck you never know.



John3714 said:

Thanks for letting me know about this!

So far, I've entered 4 codes and won all 4 times. Wish they had these codes on Dew, but beggars can't be choosers...




You always win, there is such a slim chance of losing that I won all 12 times!!!!!

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