As of the morning of Monday, November 5th, I have entered 6198 points worth of My Coke Rewards codes into the system. I’ve redeemed my points for 3 Wii Games, 8 Drinking Glasses, 3 T-Shirts, and 1 Sweet Hoodie. As many of you know I initially started out in pursuit of the 6250 point Nintendo Wii. I theorized that by entering the max per day I could achieve the Wii with about 29 days leeway between the end of the year and the day I’d be able to redeem the points.
Sadly, the Nintendo Wiis did not stay in stock long enough for me to actually win one, I did (or rather will) however reach my goal of 6250 plus. I thank everyone who helped me out with a code here, or a code there. Big Ups go out to my girlfriend Jess, my mother MamaNinja, and my college friends: Cheryl Costea and Albert Calise who all gave me about 200 points each respectively.
We did it. From a bullshit blog posting to an actual reality. I’ll have entered the required 6250 by tomorrow afternoon, and I’m done “earning” anything. There isn’t shit left on that My Coke Rewards website that warrants my attention. Instead, I’ll be donating the rest of the points that I raise this year to Toys for Tots. So that underpriveleged (ewww!) children can get Etch-a-Sketches, Soccer balls, and bookbags and shit.
I know that seems kinda silly, but that’s really what the Coke corporation is proposing as a quality gift this year. I can’t think of a single child born after the Reagan administration that has had a good time with an etch-a-sketch. Sure there are those ‘savants’ every once in a while who can really do a lot with them, and sell them as art, until there’s an earthquake and then their ‘artwork’ ain’t worth shit, but really. This is a digital age, who wants an Etch-A-Sketch for Christmas? I’d rather get diddled by my Uncle dressed like Santa than get that two-knobbed-no-fun toy.
That’s not even the lamest present they’re offering, a backpack? Seriously? It’s December 25th, the kids have been in school since Late August/Early September, what have they been carrying their shit in since then? They’re underprivleged, do they even have any shit to carry? Here you go little poor kid, a bag to carry your shit in, when you get some shit. Hey, maybe next year, someone will donate some shit that we can give you to put in the bag we gave you this year. Whaddya say?
And soccer balls? Really? This is the third option? America’s pastime is Baseball. America’s Passion is Football, but we’re going to give the kids soccer balls, you know why? Because we have to give the foreign kids something. I really can’t believe these are the three toys. Now I’ll be donating the points because being charitable makes me feel good, but let’s just hope this post, or posts like it, can open the Coke Corporations eyes and maybe make them pony up for some real toys. They don’t have to give the little projects-dwellers Wiis, but how about something a little more substantive, a little more 2007 than an Etch-A-Sketch?
Whose with me?