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Efficiency At Its Best - My Coke Rewards Program
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I have been participating in Coke's "My Coke Rewards" program for more than a year now. Basically, all I do is enter codes from Coke products at their Web site. You earn points for each code. When you have enough points, you can redeem them for various products -- everything from Coke products to Gift Cards to magazine subscriptions to a wide range of miscellaneous stuff.

Since I already drink Coke, I already have the codes, and it just takes a minute or two once or twice a week to enter them. Coke asks nothing else of me.

Every now and then, in addition to accumulating points, you can randomly Win prizes, like Coke products, extra points, and even cash. For doing nothing but entering codes, one night I won two $50 certificates I could use at a wide variety of stores, from Meijers to Kmart to Walmart to Barnes & Noble. (I used them at two stores, without a hitch.)

A couple of weeks before Christmas, I decided to redeem some of my points for a cool little item. This was the first time I redeemed any points. All I did was click on the item I wanted, and that was it. (The Web site already had my name and address from when I registered.)

They sent me an email showing what I had ordered and when it should arrive. They kept the shipment's status current on the Web site. Then one day, there it was -- my prize for participating in the program. I was especially pleased, and even a little surprised, that it arrived in time for Christmas.

Since then, I have ordered two more items on two separate occasions. When I have the points, I click on what I want, then *poof* it arrives.

What intrigues me the most is how efficient they are. There's no tricky Web sites to maneuver where they try to get me to buy other stuff or sign up for questionable deals. I just click on something and it is sent straight to me.

I think it's nice to see something work exactly as you wish it would work. Bravo to Coke -- the Greatest Soft Drink of All Time!
     
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Sparticus on 2010-03-15:
My wife collects the points. She has gotten all kinds of stuff over the years. Her only complaint is that the codes are sometimes difficult to read on the cartons/bottles. But she loves it.
Anonymous on 2010-03-15:
I agree about the codes being hard to read sometimes, especially from the bottom of cases of Coke from Costco. But in the end, they somehow get entered.
laklisa on 2010-03-15:
mmmm Coca cola....
madconsumer on 2010-03-15:
coca-cola makes a great soda!!
Anonymous on 2010-03-15:
I love a nice cold coke any day. I also collect the points now and then (VH)

ejack053824 on 2010-03-15:
Add rum to it and its even better!
jktshff1 on 2010-03-15:
+100 ej,
DebtorBasher on 2010-03-15:
Awww...I want that Teddy Bear!!!! Great to know the points are worth it. Mr. Mike passed on some points to me and I drink about a 2 liter of Coke everyday...I guess I should start redeeming those points again...thanks!
GenuineNerd on 2010-03-15:
I have been using My Coke Rewards for years as well...and I've been happy. Whenever a problem arises, they do respond to complaints efficiently. Once I sent away for several AMC Theaters "Silver Tickets" (which included movie admission and a large soft drink)...but never received them. MCR put my points back in my account. They are also good at letting you know if and when there are delays in processing an order. MCR is very well run.
trp2hevn on 2010-03-15:
I love this program too! I just wish they had more of the kinds of things that I wanted.
PepperElf on 2010-03-15:
is it me or does that polar bear have freaky orphan annie eyes?

O_o
Ytropious on 2010-03-15:
My brother used to do Pepsi points back in the day. We still have a lounge chair he earned with his points in the garage.
CUFlipSide on 2010-03-15:
How many caps does it take to get anything? I have about a thousand empties out in my shed.
CodeSanta on 2010-03-29:
I used to collect the codes, but all I ever redeemed them for was a magazine subscription or two. Now I give them away daily at free-coke-rewards-codes.com :)
brownwoodman on 2010-04-11:
Two complaints: First, they stopped giving away really good prizes like they had offered in the beginning of the program.

Then, 1,000 coke reward points were canceled. I'm not one to always look in my Coke Rewards program but that had sent a message to me telling me (basically) to use my points or lose them. I get the message too late and
was really bummed to see all the points that I had accumulated were gone.

I still play but just not as excited as I once was with the Cole Rewards program.
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My Oh My All That Money and a Loyal Customer Is Told NO!
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INDIANA -- OK, to start... This is about Coke. May I mention my husband LOVES Coke zero and was once addicted to Coke (regular). When this was occurring he had gotten a "bad batch" of Coke and it contained no sugars or any flavor whatsoever... This can eat away your esophagus- if you think I am lying GOOGLE it! They were ready to send him to the hospital over this. Thank god it worked out in his favor and was not harmed. With that said, he has since changed to Coke zero. Nothing to do with the incident of course.

So I decide that I wanted to write them and tell them how loyal he is to their product and ask for coupons. Not that they needed to be for free, for us, but even offered to request them for the displays at the local grocery chain since I have never seen them there EVER! When I did this they replied NO. To look in my local paper for coupons. I get that lots of people look for a hand out, but in this case selfishness was not a factor. How can such a huge company reject to offer to give even a grocery chain coupons? This is brand loyalty here. I am talking us alone, a case, not a 20 pack, a case a week for one person. This isn't including the water, the beverages and other things purchased from Coke. WHAT a SHAME! I am not purchasing Coke because of this.

A great example of great customer service does not come from being greedy, it comes from a simple thank you for being loyal. Here is a $ .50 coupon from us. We are far from greedy, we are not takers, and we don't even send our food back at a restaurant because things happen. To be told look in your paper to me is like being told to join Facebook so you can look at a particular website! No thanks. A customer lost Coke. Many to follow with customer service like that!!!
     
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Amy on 2012-09-08:
So you are ready to give up a product you admit your husband loves and is addicted to over the company's refusal to give you as much as a $.50 coupon? Is your husband agreeable to giving up a product he loves for such a simplistic reason? I doubt it. At any rate, the company is right, many stores already have sales on this product from time to time and papers do carry coupons for them.

Yes, it would be nice of the company to do as you asked as a thank you, but look at it from their standpoint, if they got thousands of these type of requests and granted each one, it could cost them a considerable amount of money.
clutzycook on 2012-09-08:
Just as you have a right to ask, they have a right to say no.
spiderman2 on 2012-09-08:
How is your husband going to deal with the loss of his Coke Zero? We buy a case of Diet Pepsi per week (for 4 people) and we own a store that sells soda and we sell a lot of Pepsi and Coke products. It would never occur to me to ask Pepsi for coupons since I am a loyal customer and we have their product on hand to allow even more people to buy their product. I'm a loyal customer of many products. I like when I find a coupon but it never occurred to me to go ask for coupons based on this.
madconsumer on 2012-09-08:
very helpful review, and voted as such!
trmn8r on 2012-09-08:
It never occurred to me to contact a company and ask for coupons because I am a loyal customer.

My view is that when I buy a product, I have accepted the cost as a reasonable exchange. If the price is higher than at other stores, in 95% of cases I wait and buy where I know I can get it at the price I usually pay.

Coupons cost the manufacturer money. If they hand out coupons on demand, everyone would ask. Let's say the coupon is the equivalnet of 20% off. Now everyone is paying 20% less. Obviously the price has to be increased to compensate for the loss the company is experiencing. Those without a coupon are paying to subsidize the discounts others are getting.

I don't see that Coke did anything wrong, and this makes me want to go and check the definition of loyalty.

As for Coke doing damage to the body, soda is not good for you. Rots your teeth and can affect your body if you drink enough.
frak on 2012-09-08:
You should do the Coke Rewards thing. Through that program, they offer coupons for free Cokes and cases of Cokes (all flavors).
GenuineNerd on 2012-09-08:
Of course you could always enter the 14-digit codes off of Coca-Cola packages and caps at mycokerewards.com and save enough points to get coupons for free 12-packs, which, I think, was 450 points.
Sheldonrs on 2012-09-10:
"...I get that lots of people look for a hand out,...

No, you don't.
Wendy on 2012-09-18:
I have won over 100$ in gift cards alone and movie tickets from the Coke Rewards....
DebtorBasher on 2012-09-18:
The only Coca~Cola coupons I find are the hang tags on the two liter bottles. I have about five coupons in my purse right now...Buy 4 and get $1.00 off. You might want to check for those...of course, you have those who will just collect all the hang tag coupons off the bottles without buying them. I don't do that, I just bought four and picked four with the coupons on them and used one for that purchase.
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Non Responsive
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I have enjoyed Coke's My Coke Rewards program for some time now.

Three months ago, I attempted to redeem 400 points for a customized deck of cards. The My Coke Rewards site took my 400 points and gave me a code to use at a third-party site to get the cards.

I followed the links from Coke's email that would first give my 400 points to the third-party site, then send me into the site to create and claim the cards.

But there was a snag somewhere along the way: My points were taken, but the site did not allow me further into it to create the cards. After figuring out how to get further into the site, I discovered it was still waiting for me to enter the Coke code.

So I got the code again and pasted it into the third-party site. I was then told the code was invalid because it had already been used.

Okay, so I contacted the third-party site, and they explained I needed to contact Coke. So I contacted Coke through the My Coke Rewards site, and received a canned response that said they were updating their systems and would respond to my issue within 7-10 days.

Fine. I waited two weeks, and since I had no response, I contacted them again, this time pasting my original request and their original response. Again I received the canned message: "We'll respond within 7-10 days."

Fine. I waited two more weeks, and the same thing happened -- and still no response.

I have tried contacting Coke through other channels outside of the My Coke Rewards site, but to date, have received no response.

This is quite sad. It takes a long time to get 400 points through the My Coke Rewards program (that's more than 130 single bottles of Coke), but for a company as stellar as Coke is, to be blown off like this is just bad form.

My lesson learned? I don't know, maybe register on any third-party sites before going through the My Coke Rewards site, but who knew that is what was going to happen? I didn't know I was going to be redirected to the other site until it was happening.

I can't think of a lesson learned, other than sometimes even the best of the companies screw up. It's just a crying shame when they won't even RESPOND.

This is the first time I ever attempted to contact Coke about anything -- perhaps they are just another great big company who doesn't care about its customers. They sure act this way.

And before anyone tells me that it is a free program and I get free stuff, so I have no legitimate complaint -- rubbish! I purchase Coke specifically for the points. The program is doing what it is designed to do -- get me to buy more Cokes. It's just that in this case, they are not honoring their end of the deal.

Give me a Pepsi.
     
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At Your Service on 2011-08-26:
I agree with you completely. They should at least show you the courtesy of contacting you.
Anonymous on 2011-08-27:
I hate canned Reponses I find it rude. They should have acknowledged your problem and taken care of it already (VH)
John on 2012-06-21:
You can call mycokerewards at 1-866-674-2653 and talk to a human. I didn't find them helpful, they refuse to honor the current Walmart photo promotion for 24 prints. I'm disgusted with their claim that my purchase of a Diet Coke 24 pack isn't "Coke" as the fine print says on their offer. I'm cashing in my 4000 points and done with Coke. Good luck!
michael on 2013-04-16:
I purchased a $35 Nike e-gift card for my 1600 rewards points, Coke has my Nike reward marked as filfilled but has never sent me anything.
I have e-mailed them 5 times and called them twice. Each time I spoke with a rep they just said they couldn't do anything and I should try again to e-mail the prize department at Mycokerewards@eprizefulfillment.com which seems to be a waste of time.
It took me a long time to accumulate 1600 points and now it looks like Coke is going to screw me out of them.
Holly Roberts on 2013-07-29:
I cannot believe my luck! I saved coke points for over a yr or so and wanted to take my son and daughter to sixflags. I redeamed 2000 pts for a season pass and got family members to pitch in and buy thekids passes for their birthdays and after sending in my points I received nothing. I called number after number and only was given this email address. my husband is 69 and was forced to retire from Bethlehem Steel, so we r literally broke.... THANKS COKE REWARDS!!!! My son was really looking forward to NOTHING... They wouldn't even resend a/the code they said was sent. and to an old email of mine. We may have to switch to PEPSI
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Coke - Mycokerewards Unfair, Account Locked
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- Coke has unfairly locked my mycokerewards account on 6/28/07 and has insisted I violated the terms & conditions by opening more than one account. They also stated that referral accounts had used promotional codes and they awarded my account points for the referral and this too is a violation. I contacted Coke and stated I did none of the violating issues. Coke replied they would investigate and they replied the account would remain locked. After several attempts to get the account unlocked I filed complaints with the BBB - Atlanta, the attorney generals office and the federal trade commission. Coke replied after the BBB deadline expired with a repeat of the reply I received stating; I had violated the terms & conditions. Coke has opened other accounts locked with similar issues as found in several forums. Coke has a double standard going since there was a system glitch that allowed others to break the terms & conditions by entering more than 10 codes per day. The glitch allowed unlimited code entries for a few hours one day in late July. A concerned participant called and asked if Coke was going to lock accounts that had exploited this system glitch and Coke replied they would not lock those accounts. This is a direct violation of the terms & conditions and a double standard. Coke in my opinion is a very horrible company when it comes to the customers who buy there products. They have punished me and others by locking accounts that had many points from continuing in the program. I had 3987 points in my account when they locked it others had 6000 plus points. Coke started this rewards program as a loyalty program encouraging the purchase of there product with prizes for those that did so. I bought many, many dollars worth of there product, took a year to enter the codes, save the caps per the rules and then when I get close to a larger prize they lock the account and take the points away. This is a very unfair practice that should not be supported. I strongly urge Coke customers to put themselves in my shoes and evaluate if they too want to support a company with these unfair practices. I have stopped purchasing ALL Coke products and have avoided businesses that have Coke as a main product. I voice my story and dislike for cokes actions at every chance possible and have asked others to help stop these practices by banning Coke and stop buying ALL Coke products.

This is a small problem that does not affect anyone else. When it come to any single person trying to change the practices of a company as large as Coke it take others to come help. Please help call Coke and share you voice to help,write a letter or stop buying Coke products. All of these will help. If you have had your rewards account locked please file with the agencies as I have. It takes numbers before Coke will take us seriously.

Best Regards,
XCokeCustomer

update 8/10/07
Coke is losing customers. I have been speaking out about Coke being unfair with regard to the account locking and have found many others with the same situation. Many people I speak with are outraged and have agreed to stop buying Coke products and are very supportive, willing to pass my story onto others. I had a reply from Coke stating the same reply that has come with every reply (it is a generic reply) and the BBB waiting for a second reply to my "NO acceptance" to the first response from Coke. I will update when I have more from either complaint or Coke.

I invite a Coke Executive to reply here or to contact me since I did contact the corporate office asking them to reply yet I got a generic email from a program support associate, not what I expected from a contact us form at the corporate level. I expected a supervisor or higher to reply or call. Total XCokeCustomers to date = 47 and rising (hopefully a few Coke contract renewal cancelations).

Best Regards,
XCokeCustomer


update 8/13/07
I just received the final reply from the BBB and it listed the complaint as administrativly closed and has the following statement: "BBB determined that despite the company's reasonable effort to address complaint issues, the consumer remained dissatisfied."

Coke was late on the deadline response date and did not offer and resolution how can they say they tried to address the complaint?

If anyone does get wind of a lawsuit count me in...

I am having a great time speaking out about this rewards program and have many that have switch products already. It's funny when at a fountain machine one couple that filled up with Cke even dumped it out and opted to refill with Pepsi. I thanked them and hope others do the same. Good buy Coke!

Best of Luck,
XCokeCustomer


Updated 8/23/07
Coke has still insisted I violated the rules and others have been found in violation yet Coke unlocked their accounts. I guess Coke really does not have an ethical bone in the company since they have themselves violated the terms and conditionsa along with a pick and choose attitude about whose accounts will remain locked and who's will get unlocked. I even see that there are uncirculated Coke caps listed on eBay for sale. This fits with one of the replies below that state Coke employees are selling codes on eBay. Now that's company ethics in the highest sense. COKE I WANT A Wii SYSTEM and will continue to nix Coke product sales until I either receive a Wii or the account is unlocked and compensating points awarded. From what I read others have stopped buying Coke products since Coke has locked their accounts too. I saw a Coke truck at a local school so I guess I will have to go convince the school board that soda is bad for the kids and as a tax payer in the public school district see if I can get Coke out of the school. Seems fair to me, locked account = locked out of a public school soft drink contract, hey Coke what are your thoughts?

Best Wishes,
XCokeCustomer


Updated 9/4/07
Well I have to tell everyone that Coke is absolutely the worst company on earth to deal with. After they locked my account and many, many attempts to contact and resolve the issue Coke is still insisting I violated the rules. I have been getting emails from Coke stating my points are about to expire and to loggin and enter codes to keep this from happening. This is pure agony Coke keeps me from logging in yet sends harassing reminders that they not only took the points but don't let them expire. Coke must have a hard time sleeping at night, screwing innocent people as they have with the mycokerewards loyalty program. Well Coke wins... That is they will never have to deal with me, my family, my relatives and everyone else I can convince not to purchase their products. I urge everyone to stop buying from a company that will not work with any consumer that has an issue only the company can resolve. In my case my identity was used to open a duplicate account. My account was used to refer three legit accounts who usedpromo codes which Coke states is against the rules. I have all along denied this and Coke insists I did this. I would not have continued to contact Coke, file complaints and place so much time into the issue if I had truly done what Coke says I did. Coke is an awful company in which I in my own opinion hopes will fall on hard times begging the customers to come back and buy their products. I assure you I will be first in line to buy the competitions product in hopes Coke will fall off the list of soft drink giants. Good luck Coca-cola I bid you all the best in your endevours to remain a giant. In time a grassroots effort will sly the giant, good luck Coke.

Best wishes to anyone still stuck in Coke HELL. I am in Pepsi heaven.
XCokeCustomer
     
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MRM on 2007-08-05:
Whew, its a good thing that you told us that only one account per person is allowed! I was about to open another account!

PS. I now have 460 points. At my job, we get 12-pack cartons everyday to fill up the coolers and I would collect those empty cartons. They're worth 10 points each! FREE money for me!
Extended Warranty on 2007-08-05:
It is like impossible to get a good prize on MCR. I have 3100 points and want Best Buy gift cards so bad, but cannot get them. They first came out in May and were in stock for less than a week. Like 4 days ago they were finally back in stock, but for less than a day and when I found out, they were already gone.
MRM on 2007-08-05:
3100 points... GOOD GOOGLY MOOGLY! I just started collecting points in July, but if I started when it first began in May I would gotten around 2,000 points.
mgavett on 2007-08-05:
I agree the good prizes go quickly but the larger ones were in stock and I would have had the 6250 Wii game system if Coke hadn't lock me out or should I say take all my points. I had enough points and and the hand held Ninetendo DS was in stock but I had accumulated enough caps so I was going fpr the Wii. Guess I should have chosen the DS instead of trying for the Wii.

If you just started collecting points be aware the rule state the program is scheduled to end on 12/31/07 with final redemption to end 1/31/08. Coke had extended the program once already and allowed the points to carry over at the end of last year. No one knows if they will extend the program again or if they will add more prizes later this year. As for the 3100 points it took me nearly a year to get to that level and at 3987 poof Coke took them away.

Good luck to those still allowed to participate... for now Coke does not want some of us as customers. I for one am going to keep fighting and discouraging others from drinking or buying ANY Coke products. I have asked for the FTC to investigate this prgram since you buy into it purchasing there products and then they confiscate the points you had originally had to buy to enter. Something seems illegal about this but I am only a small customer without deep pockets like Coke. Who would have thought they would be so bull headed about a single account...

Best Regards,
XCokeCustomer
jktshff1 on 2007-08-05:
It's a game...kind of like the casinos...they're not out to give away anything.
$$$$$$ are the bottom line.
mgavett on 2007-08-05:
AlleyS - That's just it, why would I need more than one account? I spent a year entering codes into my one account. Coke does not get this... and insists I have more than one account and has closed my one account that I entered into for a year taking back all of the points in the account. So, So Unfair...

jktshff1, As for not giving anything away, that is right they are not giving anything away. Each point has a cost associated with it and I paid my money up front for the code when I bought the Coke product as did others. Coke hopes that most do not use the codes so it is a profit center for them but more and more have been using the codes so they claim they are losing money running this program. All I am interested in was to use the points to buy the Wii system. I looked at it as kind of a savings account especially since I was drinking Coke products any way. I thought when I had enough points I would order the game but Coke has made it a casino or you could say I was robbed when they locked the account. Either way it's NOT RIGHT! Coke has me so made its now a quest to help reduce sales for the giant that grew too big. I hope Coke gets wind of this as I will not stop until they resolve this issue.

Good Luck,
XCokeCustomer
mgavett on 2007-08-10:
I've been searching for others that have been locked out and the list is growing. I see many on the following forums:
http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=451038
and
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/messageview.php?catid=22&threadid=673406&start=0

Many are absolutely mad about Cokes decision to lock or suspend accounts. Another I communicated with had his and his daughters account both legit and Coke locked his account since it had more points. He is waiting and trying to get Coke to unlock it. I had the same ordeal he has mentioned that the replies are slow and the final is a statement that they are investigating the issue and will reply in 7-10 days. This is Coke's ethics in work just keep replying with a waiting period and hope the contest or the customer goes away, which ever comes first.

I urge people not to play the game with Coke and simply stay away from (quit buying) Coke at least until they come to their senses and treat customers right. If you have an account locked, file complaints with the BBB, State AG and FTC.gov remember strength in numbers.

Best Wishes,
XCokeCustomer
Dugger on 2007-08-10:
Please keep me posted in regards to your experience, I have an account that is locked with 4500+ points as of 8/6/07. I haven't heard squat from Coke either.
floridagal3333 on 2007-08-12:
floridagal3333 on 2007-08-12:
Does anyone know how to start a class action suit? Don't laugh, I am serious. I contacted Coke months ago about employees of Coca-Cola selling codes on eBay. I have the emails saved. I asked them to tell me how they could possibly run a legitimate contest program when brand new coke caps were being sold on an auction site. Just to prove it, I bought some of the caps. That's how I knew they were new caps. A lot of there promos are about entering codes to be in a drawing for various prizes. I told them that was not fair to the people who actually bought their product. They said they would investigate. I sent numerous emails and only got two responses from them. Both saying the same. NOW IS THIS FAIR?
DebtorBasher on 2007-08-12:
Class Action Suits wouldn't be worth writing a letter for...if you're lucky, you would end up with a coupon for a 20Fl oz bottle of Coke in about eight years from now.
mgavett on 2007-08-13:
I just received the final reply from the BBB and it listed the complaint as administrativly closed and has the following statement: "BBB determined that despite the company's reasonable effort to address complaint issues, the consumer remained dissatisfied."

Coke was late on the deadline response date and did not offer and resolution how can they say they tried to address the complaint?

If anyone does get wind of a lawsuit count me in...

I am having a great time speaking out about this rewards program and have many that have switch products already. It's funny when at a fountain machine one couple that filled up with Cke even dumped it out and opted to refill with Pepsi. I thanked them and hope others do the same. Good buy Coke!

Best of Luck,
XCokeCustomer
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Making people ill
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OHIO -- I have been drinking Diet Coke for years with no problem. Then a couple years ago I started getting nausiated during the day. I have been to the doctor and had some expensive tests run and nothing was wrong thank goodness. A sorority sister told me that her husband was getting sick from Diet Coke and switched to Diet Pepsi and hasn't been sick. I have tried it for just thess days and the last two days haven't gotten sick. Was an ingredient changed or what happened to the Diet Coke. I have hears others are getting sick. My daughter in FL says she cannot drink it anymore.
     
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Think So on 2012-05-03:
Seems like a rather outlandish claim to make without any medical evidence. Ever consider it's merely coincidental?
Bill on 2012-05-03:
I have a novel idea, drink water.
It's better for you and much less expensive.
Tastes better too.
BigAl on 2012-05-03:
I would not drink a diet soda under any circumstances. I do occasionally drink regular soda. The best diet drink is water.
Anonymous on 2012-05-03:
Bill> I don't believe the OP was soliciting advice on whether or not to drink a beverage that is better tasting or less expensive. The tone of your comment infers that the OP has done something wrong to deserve the treatment they received from the product. That is a violation of the TOS (Terms Of Service) within this site.

That would be like clicking on a complaint about a brake job from a mechanic, and us fellow members lecturing the OP on how it is much healthier and cheaper to just walk instead of driving.
Churro on 2012-05-03:
*wiping tears from eyes* What DIRM74 said!

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GenuineNerd on 2012-05-03:
A couple of possibilities...could the Diet Coke be outdated? Aspartame tends to decompose after a few months, giving diet sodas an "off" taste. Check the expiration dates on the bottom of the cans or the edges of the bottle caps. I once bought a Diet Coke from a vending machine at a motel; I noticed the off taste after the first swig...turned out the bottle was over a year past its expiration date (no way to check that date if the pop is from a vending machine.) I ended up dumping that bottle, and walking to a nearby Circle K for a "fresh" Diet Coke. The taste difference is like night and day.

The other possibility is the aspartame itself-some people are sensitive to aspartame, which could include headaches, seizures, and nausea.
CowboyFan on 2012-05-04:
Claims that an entire product line makes you sick, as compared with one meal or one bottle of soda, is a serious claim that should not be made without medical evidence. Its like my claim that carrots cause cancer, because everyone I know who has had cancer has eaten carrots - what is particularly dangerous is second hand carrot steam that comes off of a pot of carrots being boiled.
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Machinery screw found in 24 pack of Coca-Cola
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This evening with I was reaching into a 24 pack for a can of Coke, I was surprised to head a ting, not the sound of 2 cans hitting each other, but the sound of a solid metal clanging against the can. I pulled out a 1 1/2 inch self tapping screw, Possibly from some type of packaging machine. I am not looking for compensation as I really don't find this to be a huge issue, just a little concerned. I am looking for an e-mail address for Coke, but I am only finding the mailing address. Can anyone help?
     
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Anonymous on 2011-11-22:
You might try this: https://secure.thecoca-colacompany.com/ssldocs/mail/eQuery_product.shtml

trp2hevn on 2011-11-22:
Not sure if this will help but...

https://secure.thecoca-colacompany.com/ssldocs/mail/eQuery_product.shtml
trp2hevn on 2011-11-22:
Justcuz...
How helpful can we both be at the same time? LOL
Anonymous on 2011-11-22:
LOL trp!
Anonymous on 2011-11-22:
Different women, but saying the same exact thing...story of my life. *running and ducking*
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New 2 Liter And 20 Ounce Bottles
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I love my Coke and I drink it everyday. But, I have now found reason to make an official complaint about my favorite pop (POP! Not soda...just pop...P-O-P...POP).

They've come out with a new design for their 2 liter bottles. It's more of the shape of the old glass Coke bottles(according to my Much Older Brother's memory), which would be just fine...BUT, not they are a bit taller and I had to adjust the shelf in my refrigerator just to be able to set it upright. OK, no big deal you say, but now that makes my other shelf space much smaller and I have to lay my Miracle Whip jar down and put my pickle jars on the door shelf and re-arrange my entire fridge! Not only are the bottles taller, but the plastic they are made of seems much thinner. If you try to grasp it to pour the pop, the bottle collapse right in your hand and if the bottle is full, your grasp will force a waterfall to spurt out all over!

Now...for the 20 ounce sized bottles. They have changed the screw on lids. Now, they are smaller so you can't get much of a grip on it, they are smoother so, again, you can't get much of a grip on it to turn...on top of that, you have to play around with the lid to get it to screw back on straight because it won't happen the first one, two or three times without it going on crooked.

The only complaint I had with the old 2 liter bottles was that the bottom of them were not flat I had to place it just right on the fridge racks so they would balance.

No, I'm not going to 'boycott' the company and I'm not going to turn to Poopsi either...I want my Coke, I'm just not happy with the bottles.

The Basher has spoken.
     
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Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
Those bottles aren't getting that much smaller but if you keep guzzling down that stuff you will be getting _______!
MW and pickle jars belong on the door anyway with the other condiments and the likes.
Can you do anything without making a mess, kid?
Thanks for the warning. (VH)
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
I'm not complaining that the bottles are getting smaller, I'm complaining they made the 2 liters taller! Pay attention and don't tell me how to organize MY fridge!
BokiBean on 2009-06-23:
I don't think I've seen these yet. We're probably still drinkin' the old stuff. :P
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
I found two of the older style bottles yesterday when I was shopping...in fact, now that I think about it...I'm just going to save that bottle and when I buy the new ones, I'll just pour it into the old bottle...

I have a photo of the new bottle...I'm just waiting for Addy to get it posted.
BokiBean on 2009-06-23:
DB, you're going to lose a lot of carbonation that way.

Maybe I just haven't noticed the new shape, I'm sooo observant, that could be the case.
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
This is certainly a valid complaint. I hate it when companies change their packaging for the worse.
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
Just buy the cans.
MRM on 2009-06-23:
DB, step away from the soft drinks, and drink lots of pure H2O! I'm kidding, girlfriend! Good informative review!
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
Boki...if you had any of the new bottles, you'd know it...if not by sight then by the crushing of the bottle in your hot little hands when you go to pour it. Miss Marple, I might lose a little carbonation, but my Coke never lasts long enough to really go flat.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
Cans don't do it for me...for one, I can't drink out of a can because there might be a bug in it and I won't know it until I swallow it...Two, even if I pour it into a glass, it's just not the same as bottled.
BokiBean on 2009-06-23:
Its probably psychological, but cans have a funky taste. The best Cokes in the world are cold and in the little 10 oz bottles..
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
Some of the Mexican restaurants out here have Coke and Pepsi from back home and they have sugar in them instead of corn syrup. Sabor!
madconsumer on 2009-06-23:
I don't get it. just re-arrange the other items.
jktshff1 on 2009-06-23:
You're just getting old.
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
MadC, you don't know DB, she is a walking mishap looking for a place to happen. Ask her what happened the last time that she TRIED to use a binder. You know, the things that any pre-schooler can safely operate.
madconsumer on 2009-06-23:
lol zz.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
It doesn't surprise me that this review is over your head, Mad. So just scoot along to another review.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
ZZ...three ring binders wasn't a problem for me when I was in pre-school, but I've 'grown' since then and that's when the problem started. *Growing Up Skipper Agrees*
madconsumer on 2009-06-23:
do I need your approval to make a post?
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
Hmmm, I been laying off the stuff lately due to trying to chill on the caffeine intake. I never buy 2 litres, but did used to buy a lot of those 20oz bottles.

Was at Target just this morning and was staring a diet Coke in the cooler near the checkout. The bottle looked funny to me, but I assumed it was because I WANTED it but could not HAVE it.
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
DB, this is a delightful review my friend. I will look into this in the near future I promise.
I don't drink a lot of pop so I usually get the store brands. Safeway used to have the best store brand pop. Taste and variety wise.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
ZZ....just come over to my house already...I've got the Coke (drinking, not snorting kind), got the Basher Burgers, and we'll rent a movie to watch.
MSCANTBEWRONG on 2009-06-23:
I'm laughing at the use of the word "POP" vs soda or coke. Being raised in the south all my life, all we ever called it was coke or pepsi...then folks would ask what flavor, then you would say MT Dew, Orange Crush, or whatever. My husband's from NY and during a visit my MIW asked my 5 year old if he wanted some POP, he shook his head no...she asked are you sure and he said, my mom doesn't let me smoke POT...LOL...guess it's regional.
bargod on 2009-06-23:
If you want to start a petition too send to Coke to get them to switch back to the old bottles, I will be the first to sign it for you.
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
Okay, I suggest that we get Fargo, The River's Edge and Slingblade. My 3 favorite dark humor movies.
Nohandle on 2009-06-23:
I've not seen the new Coke bottles but I expect the Sprite brand to follow since they are the same company. When I got my new fridge a number of years ago I just learned to twist that top on really tight and turn it on its' side and slide on a bottom shelf with the 2 liter size. With the old fridge, put that puppy on the top shelf and be done with it. I wish those guys would just leave well enough alone. BTY, I have those swell hugh doors, gallon of milk etc. Did it ever occur to anyone you could just put so much weight in a door?
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
They HAVE done the same with the Sprite bottles! Same problem and the same with the Sprite 20 ounce bottles with the twist caps that were changed.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
Gee...I wonder how my review went from 6 helpful votes to 5? What a mystery...how would I ever solve that one????
BokiBean on 2009-06-23:
Indeed, its going to take a real Sherlock to figure out... :D
BokiBean on 2009-06-23:
And zz..you have great taste in movies. 3 of my favorites.
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
Boki, you know that River's Edge is based on a true story, right?

Yaya, are we hitting the cooking sherry already?
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
No ZZ. I'm still a little hung over from last night. I'm probably going to start drinking again in like 3 hours
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
Well it's almost quittin' time here. Need I say more?
BokiBean on 2009-06-23:
ZZ..that has happened a couple of times..teens knowing the location and identity of a body and saying nothing. You KNOW that's a great movie...Dennis Hopper just slays me in that. And Crispin Glover too.
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
I know. A friend of mine says that Crispin is a riot in "Who's Eating Gilbert Grape". Ever see that?
That same friend and I kid each other with lines from those movies.
PepperElf on 2009-06-23:
sodypop!


I tried watching that movie zz... I got bored quickly though. maybe I should try it again.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
Never seen "Who's Eating Gilbert Grape"...sounds XXX Rated to me...but I have seen, "What's Eating Gilbert Grape"...good movie!
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
Pepper: Really? Thanks, I was afraid of that.
They've been showing another of my favs "Revenge Of The Nerds" on G4 (digital cable) but they edit and overdub it so bad that I can't even watch it.
PepperElf on 2009-06-23:
I'd say rent it... I forgot why I never finished it... it was well over 5 years ago.

but now that I've seen sweeney todd and a couple of other depp movies, maybe I'd like it too.
(tho I'm not a fan of um.. what's his face, leonardo)
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
DiCaprio?
BokiBean on 2009-06-23:
I'm not a Leo fan either, but he's in some great movies. Gangs of New York comes to mind. Lately, he's been more interesting...he was too "pretty" for me when he was younger.

Depp might be good in this new Dillinger film that is coming out.
PepperElf on 2009-06-23:
yeah him.
after his version of romeo & Juliet and the whole titanic thing...

well frankly... even now that he's learned how to actually act...
I'd rather watch paint dry.

didn't he play depp's little brother in that movie?
MRM on 2009-06-23:
Lets fast forward to June 24, 2009... Transformers 2 will be in theaters! Yahooooo!
MRM on 2009-06-23:
Shia Lebouf is an awesome actor.
PepperElf on 2009-06-23:
oooo xformers...

only .. well I'm kind of upset with the trailer I saw on that.
they ripped apart a carrier.

the one they used was the Stennis... which is still the carrier for my first ship's battle group. so technically my first ship will have been torn apart too. ... poor little ship. first some dang coral and then robot aliens. just can't win this year can ya. :(
MRM on 2009-06-23:
Pepper, snap out if it man... its only a movie with great CGI effects!
MRM on 2009-06-23:
WallyWorld's girl, Meagan Fox, is looking hot in the mvie as always.
PepperElf on 2009-06-23:
lol.

I'll still see the movie... but yeah, I might get a little sad when the carrier dies.... cos if that's dead then all of the other ships in the battle group are dead too, cos their primary mission is to protect the carrier...


so let me shed a tear for the carrier, please? =)

*sniffles into a tissue*


*giggle*


wait.. wally's girl?
I thought he had more than one... =)
MRM on 2009-06-23:
Definitely, the almighty carrier shall be greatly missed...
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
Ahem...there will be NO Transformer talk on MY review!!!
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
Soda soda soda
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
Unless you're talking about Baking Soda...there will be NO Soda talk on MY review!!!
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
Sodapop sodapop sodapop
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
THAT DOES IT! I'M STRIPPING AWAY YOUR STAR!!!!!!!!
*Opps, I tore your top*
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
HEY! I didn't say SODA! And it's cold in here!
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
Yeah...we can all see that you're cold... *watch you don't poke someone's eyes out with those*
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
They're not THAT big Basher.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
Oh...I'm sorry... *snickering and pointing*
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
I'm 4'11" OK. Big boobs would make me fall over.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
Not if you have the big butt sticking out behind you to balance you out! Like that cavewoman in the comic strip "BC" LOL...shaped like an "S".
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
My butt and everything else on me is evenly proportioned thank you very much
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
Well...stripping away your star and tearing your top got me another "helpful vote" on my review...LOL!
Anonymous on 2009-06-23:
That's sad Basher if I have to strip to get your review votes
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
I know, but hey if it works...
ejack053824 on 2009-06-23:
All your going to find in my fridge to drink back in Tampa is a pitcher of Iced Tea (not now since I'm gone for a bit) Countrytime Lemonade, and Fiji Water.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
I can drink any kind of Lemonade, but not CountryTime...it burns me all night. Nothing beats homemade Lemonade!
ejack053824 on 2009-06-23:
Burns you all night? Basher...get that peptic ulcer looked at then.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-23:
That's the only thing that's ever done that..so, I just don't drink any Country Time...no Country Time, No problem.
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
You should drink SODA to clear that up
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
*Turning my head, ignoring YaYa*
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
*throwing SODA at Basher's head*
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
Country Time is acid laden, huh?

Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
You might miss her head but I'd be willing to bet that you won't miss something else on her............
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
Baking soda won't hurt me!
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
Drink Poopsi, I kind of doubt they will ever design a bottle like an old CocaCola soda pop bottle. I'll go ahead and give you a VH even though I was the one that was being VH.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
Tellin' people to drink Poopsi instead of Coke, is NOT helpful advice!
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
And I'm willing to bet you'd help lick it off of her zz
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
ZZ does have a nice tongue!
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
He sure does *sighing*
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
HEY! You're not supposed to know those things until I TELL YOU!!!
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
We agreed to share ZZ, remember Basher?
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
You're right DB, Poopsi is too sweet. But then that New CocaCola was too when they tried to change Coke to taste like Poopsi.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
Super, I can't comment about the New Coke until I research when that was done...it may have been before my time...if it was, I'll have to ask my Much older brother about that. But, I do remember people stating it was like Poopsi...
Slimjim on 2009-06-24:
Will this research be done shortly as our lives is on hold here until we get this 411.
old fart on 2009-06-24:
The new Coke tasted like flat Pepsi... It just proved that you don't want to screw around with a good thing..
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
OK...I was uhhhh...4 years old when they switched, so yes, I remember.
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
I just don't understand it. Slim and I post two of the more groundbreaking, eye-opening, in your face reviews on BURGERS and here comes DB, with her weak take on SODA-POP and the whole site gets caught up in this loop!!
Looking forward to your next expose` or should I call it a DIY on successfully and safely closing binders without leaving a mark.

*joking*
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
If you're not careful, I just might close that three ring binder while it sits on your lap...THEN we'll see how funny it is to get piereced!
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
OK YaYa...I remember offering to share ZZ with you...but you weren't supposed to take me up on that offer...
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
Quit being so selfish. You got other M3C boy toys as well
Slimjim on 2009-06-24:
No,no,no ZZ! This review isn't about soda, it's about how debtor had to rearrange her refrigerator shelves to fit the new bottle. I assume now you can see why the site is buzzing. I hear Pal Talk is also experiencing unusually high traffic over this.
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
If I wrote a review like this, I would certainly get a lashing from the membership. Example my chip review.
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
Sounds like you got a chip on your shoulder wally
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
Slim, Slim, Slim...It's POP, not soda, just POP...P-O-P....POP! AND it's Debtor with a capital "D"!
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
*cough* SODA *cough*
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
Ladies-ladies, there is enough of Zz, to go around. You two cut the bickering out or I will lock us in the boudoir for a few hours!!

What guy in their right mind would set a binder on their lap?
jktshff1 on 2009-06-24:
Wally, that's cause of you nic. No one likes wallyworld. Just check the reviews! LOL!!
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
I could use a Ice cold soda right now.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
YaYa...I'm not being selfish...you can't compare the Zman to the M3C Boytoys!
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
Wally, grab me a Mountain Dew while you're out. I feel the need to do the dew
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
Like ZZ said, there's plenty of him to go around.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
What guy in their right mind would set a binder on their lap?

The same guy who allows himself to get beaten by a girl with a pot holder!
MRM on 2009-06-24:
You feel the need to do the booty dew!
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
I do not get dirty with my Mountain Dew!
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
*LOL* Slim, this yawner of a review made it all the way over to Paltalk? I wonder if it was reason enough to get that Austrian woman off of the washer during the "spin cycle?"
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
Wow little, that’s the exact soda I just Grabbed out of the Fridge. * here catch*.
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
Booty Dew....ewwwwwwwwwwwww I don't even want to think about THAT one!
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
Thanks for the SODA wally boy
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
I'm drinking Sprite.
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
I don’t even know what your nic means JKT, so I guess I cannot rip on it.
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
I'll settle for some "green" Kool-Aid. Good stuff!
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
You can rip on my nic wally. Others on here do
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
DB, I just saw that quip about me getting pummeled by that nearly lethal potholder. Cut it out!!!
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
Nah your nic is cool Little, it would be a nice stage name if you ever became a singer.
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
Aw thanks wally. It is better than Lunaan
DebtorBasher on 2009-06-24:
*Snickering at ZZ*
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
For the longist time I thought that was your real name.
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
Nope. Not even close. My name's not Luann either.
Anonymous on 2009-06-24:
Yeah I know you told me before.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-02:
YaYa...you revealed your real first name on here when you had one too many about two weeks ago. I won't repeat it though, because I think you posted it without realizing it.
Anonymous on 2009-07-02:
She never did DB.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-02:
Yes, she did, not on this thread though.
Anonymous on 2009-07-03:
I can't believe I almost missed this gem of a review.
madconsumer on 2009-07-03:
"I can't believe I almost missed this gem of a review."

because c2o, you were chasing the skirts!
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Difficulty in Ordering My Magazine From My Coke Rewards
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Rating: 3/51
It was difficult for me to order my magazine from the Coke rewards program. It sent me to another website to enter my code. When I went to the website, there was nowhere to enter a digital code, instead there were only things to read about their site, no entry.
     
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Flat Soda
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GREENWOOD, INDIANA -- To whom it may concern. I recently bought a six pack of diet Coke in the glass bottles. upon opening one I took a drink and it was flat. This really disapointed me for I love these glass bottles and can only find the diet ones at one store in my area which is about 20 miles away from where I live. I just wanted to let you know.

Thank you for your time.

Kathy Cook
     
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Alain on 2012-01-26:
Go to http://www.coca-cola.com/en/index.html and then click on 'contact us' at the bottom center of the webpage to let them know of this problem. You could also go back to the place of purchase to see if they'll give you a replacement, if possible.
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Can't get the cap off
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I am a 72 year old woman and have trouble getting the cap off of the new small bottles of Coke. They are the right size and I can cap them when I don't drink the whole bottle, but recently even with a pair of pliers I couldn't get the cap off.
     
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Alain on 2011-09-10:
Give Coca-Cola's Corporate/Headquarters Office in Atlanta a call about this at (404) 676-2121.
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