Well, you may have seen the sort-of okay ad that Apple and Pepsi (but mostly Pepsi) aired during the Super Bowl. I didn’t watch the game because this was the only ad I really wanted to see, and I had already seen it, but the announcement is significant. Free music! One in three bottles wins. Not a bad deal. You could get a fair amount of music this way. I found this funny little clip in the official rules posted online:
To receive one free game piece and a copy of Official Rules, while supplies last, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked on or before 3/31/04 to: Pepsi iTunes Game Piece, P.O. Box 9205, Young America, MN 55558-9205. Residents of the state of VT may omit return postage. Limit one free game piece per request per stamped outer envelope.
The only problem is that postage costs $0.37 per envelope. If it was $0.33, you would statistically break even, and run a chance of actually coming out ahead (or falling behind) but you don’t get the soda (for extra money). If you can find a way to get it to them for less than a stamp somehow… you might make out well. I mean, $0.99 is already cheap for a song, but hey, if you can get the same quality of service, etc. for less than that, it’s worth a shot!
Unfortunately there’s probably no way to do it. Oh well. It was fun to think about.