Running out the door for an oil change today I noticed a little box wedged in the doorway, brought via our friends at UPS. Addressed to me from "Young America Corporation," my first thought was, "Hmm, I haven't ordered anything in weeks." The second thought, coming from the optimist in me, was "this is the perfect size for an iPod mini."
So I tear it open, and it's a 6 GB iPod mini. The hell?
Originally posted by a slip of paper inside the boxDear Winner:
You are a prize winner in the Pepsi/iTunes Sweepstakes, sponsored by Pepsi Cola Company.
Your prize is the enclosed Apple iPod mimi. Approximate retail value is $249.00.
On behalf of Pepsi Cola Company, we appreciate your participation in this promotion.
Young America Corporation
And to think, not one of those seven to ten bottle caps I submitted was paid for by yours truly. Thanks, generous co-workers! Now we can see who at work wants to buy this off of me; my 1 GB Shuffle is good enough.
The funny thing is they didn't even send me an email or letter saying that I won. Total surprise.
Actually, my timing turned out to be pretty good (for once), because Charter offered me the internet access AND the free anti-virus protection AND a couple of premium channels for just an extra nine bucks a month on my cable bill ...