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.
In this vein, it's worth nothing the Macbook Air's battery is sealed into the computer. It's built into the device, same as in the iPod. Those frequent travelers on trios wouldn't be able to carry a spare battery to swap in with the other runs out.