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As I mentioned last week, I’ve decided to do a promotion with IZEA. But before I jump into why this was fun, why I chose to do it and what’s in it for you (and your favourite charity!), I felt it appropriate to disclose what was received for this. Because while I would have considered writing about this anyways, and everything contained in this post is my honest opinion (feel free to call me on it if you think it isn’t!), it’s important for the audience to be able to judge objectively.
So, what was sent to me was 2 Coke mini-fridges containing Coke swag (the fridge, 2 pairs of boxers, funky coke pajamas, etc). To be honest, both the b5media crew and my family are coveting these, so I want to give them away quick! In addition, I will be receiving $500 for my part in this promotion, though roughly half of that will go to charity.
Coke Zero vs Diet Coke
As I’ve advocated multiple times in the past, drinking diet drinks is a great way to improve your lifestyle as part of weight loss (it’s a key reason I’ve lost 30 pounds in the last 4 months). Granted, eventually you want to move away from carbonated products, but even then the occasional pop sure is nice – and Diet Coke is definitely my favourite.
That said, as part of this promotion I went and bought a six-pack of Coke Zero to try it out and I have to say I actually prefer it. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with Diet Coke (I prefer it to regular Coke), it just has a slightly better aftertaste.
Seeing Eye to Tongue
I first saw the new Coke Zero promotions in a movie theatre (of course) and immediately fell in love. I’ve visited iCoke.ca once or twice a month ever since, to check out the Happiness Factory movie, play the games, etc. I’ve been very, very impressed with this series of campaigns. I’m not sure if it’s won awards or not, but it is one of the most memorable campaigns of 2008 for me.
The weird thing? I cheer for the french eye. Maybe it’s cause I’m french Canadian? Maybe it’s cause I prefer the underdog? Maybe it’s because the tongues are brutish english brawlers with no real appreciation for the culinary arts? Whatever the reason, the eye is my guy.
Shaking What Yo Mama Gave Ya!
The new iCoke dance game is fast, easy and fun. Plus, I’ve posted the highest score I’ve seen around, a rawking 76,000 points!
Here are some pics to help you experience the iCoke Dance Hero game via the wonder of the intarwebs!
So Here’s Where You Come In (prizes for you & your favourite charity!)
So there is one main prize, and one secondary prize I’m giving away. The main prize is the Coke swag mentioned above, as well as $100 that I will donate, from the IZEA cash, to your favourite charity.
In order to qualify for this prize, you can get one entry for commenting with a link to a screenshot of your score, an additional entry for blogging about this promotion and linking back and a third entry for twittering about this:
@jeremywright I spanked you at the #Coke Zero Dance Hero game with a score of [insert scorezosity]. Beat me @ http://urlbrief.com/e30708
The second prize is the second Coke swag fridge, along with $50 that I will donate to your favourite charity. The only way to qualify for this second prize is to beat my score and post your screenshot.
So What Are You Waiting For?
At least $150 is up for grabs for your favourite charity, just for beating a dancing eyeball! And I mean, come on, if geeks can’t dance, who can?!!!