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Your company being used in a scam
Posted by Deirdra on 11/22/2007
GREENEVILLE, TENNESSEE -- I'm somewhat upset that it took me approx. 20 minutes to locate a way to contact your company. All I wanted was to let you know I had received an email supposedly from your company stating I had won 1.5 million euros and that I needed to provide some info by going to a Pepsi site. Below is a copy of the email I received. You should seriously consider whether or not you want to make it this difficult for a consumer to contact your company. This experience will cause me to seriously consider whether or not I have the time to find contact info for another company.
You have been Selected in the PEPSI
CONSUMER AWARD held on the 18TH OF
November, 2007. We the PROMO BOARD are pleased to inform you that you
have been approved for a payment of
1,500,000.00 EUROS (One Million,
Five Hundred Thousand Euro) in cash credited to file reference number
BTN:41632006/20 Upon your receipt of this notification, do fill the verification and funds release form and return to the claims department, for further instructions.
Name: Mr.Albert reeds

You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information
as soon as possible:
*** Name in full ***
*** Address ***
*** Nationality ***
*** Age ***
*** Occupation ***
*** Phone/Fax ***
*** Present Country ***
*** Male/Female ***
*** Annual Income ***

Yours Sincerely,
Online Co-ordinator

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Posted by FoggyOne on 2007-11-23:
No wonder these emails still go out - there are gullible people.
Posted by madconsumer on 2007-11-23:

if this email address is not evidence enough to determine a fraud, not sure what else would be.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-23:
I agree with Foggy. The Nigerian scam's, lottery scam's etc. The reason why these crooks send them out is because there are always people that will fall for them. There are even commercials on TV now warning people of these scams but people still fall for them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-23:
deirdra, we are reading this wrong, right? You really were just trying to warn everybody about a e-mail scam, RIGHT?
Posted by FoggyOne on 2007-11-23:
In re-reading this I believe you are right Lidman.
Posted by LarryDan on 2007-11-23:
I'm pretty sure most all companies know about Phishing scams, no need to pass it along to them, just DELETE.
Posted by maxi on 2008-02-22:
It would have been nice if you provided the email address of Pepsi for those of us who also want to contact them with respect to this scam. As a matter of fact I never did figure out how to find their email address, that's why I am making this suggestion to you. I'm still interested in contacting them and hearing what they have to say, if anything. Did they ever get back to you?
Posted by sparkle on 2008-03-09:
when I receives these types of email I always forward them to scam control I have recived several emails about me wining when I know I have never applied, so when you get an email just forward to scam control.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2008-04-20:
Judging from the text of this letter, it is suspicious. It asks you to reply to a German Yahoo address. The only legitimate Pepsi promotions are those advertised on their packaging (such as the current "Pepsistuff" promotion with Amazon.com), or contests/sweepstakes offered through their "PepsiXtras" and "Mountain Dew Dewsletter" newsletters. Anything else is a fraud. Pepsi never advertised this contest via their products in the stores, so it is a scam.
Posted by Patman21 on 2008-09-29:
Actually, it sounds like she is trying to tell this to Pepsi
*Clears throat*

Dear you
Thank you kindly for the lottery receipt. We at Pepsi want to make sure that your Pepsi is scam free. Here, have a donut.
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In God We Trust
Posted by Nicki333 on 09/24/2004
I just received an email with which I fully agree... Many more americans believe in God in this country as opposed to those who don't. Why offend the majority for the sake of a fanatical minority?:

----- Original Message -----

Subject: Fw: Don't buy Pepsi in the new can

. Pepsi has a new "patriotic" can coming out with pictures of the Empire
State Building, and the Pledge of Allegiance on them.

However, Pepsi left out two little words on the pledge, "Under God." Pepsi
said they didn't want to offend anyone.

In that case, we don't want to offend anyone at the Pepsi Corporate Office,

So, if we don't buy any Pepsi product, they will not be offended when they
don't receive our money that has the words "In God We Trust" on it.


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Posted by you r stupid on 2004-09-24:
well i love pepsi and will keep drinking it. i dont believe in god but if they started putting a picture of him on there cans i would still drink it. you need to get a life, grow up and realize that people have many differnt beliefs and they dont want to offend people.
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Posted by semenyns on 2004-09-24:
I don't know if Pepsi is doing that.. But I agree with the Theory of your complaint.
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-09-24:
I prefer Coke any way, now I know I will never buy another pepsi.
Posted by shyfox777 on 2004-09-24:
I can't believe this one is still floating around.
Posted by LauraW on 2004-09-25:
Please,please do as the previous commentor says and check with snopes.com or urbanlegends.com before passing on this type of email. To pass on such as this without checking makes you seem gullible and lazy.
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-09-25:
Laura...you are correct...thank you for mentioning that.....I was about to send that to all my friends....Before I do I will check it out.
I think Pepsi should come on here to verify or deny this.
Posted by NeveragainAmazon on 2004-09-26:
you r stupid....I will pray that God enlightens you and that you are able to see outside of the box that you have created for yourself!
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-09-26:
Never.....I wanted to say the same thing to u r stupid, but since I am now referred to by mad, who as we all know is a highly educated teacher spending her valuable time insulting people, as typhoid Mary bell, I didn't think he would listen, thank you for saying it.
Posted by NeveragainAmazon on 2004-09-26:
Maribell....I am a bed pan slinger to some, but I do not let that get under my skin....because everyone does something that benefits someone.
Posted by NeveragainAmazon on 2004-09-26:
Don't know siffer...she is one little spitfire though....but in a good way!
Posted by you r stupid on 2004-09-28:
NEVER... please don't prey for me, I'm a strong and confident enough person that I don't need to be sucked into the big money hungry religion like most people. Also I don't want to hear any bullsh!t from anyone on here, about not beleiving in god, people like to throw religion around but most people don't go to church except for funnerals and weddings.
Posted by Oliver Klozoff on 2004-09-28:
And people go to school for spelling lessons.
Posted by opey on 2004-09-29:
I fully agree with your opinion of Pepsi at this point, but if the government has now outlawed the pledge of allegiance in our childrens school, are they gonna sue pepsi for printing "under god"??
Posted by PaganGirl on 2004-09-30:
You R Stupid: I agree with you...if someone runs around sleeping with everyone they meet, sleeps with married people, abuse their kids, uses filthy language, lies and cheats ... BUT they sit in Church on Sunday...they are the GOOD and Respected ones. But for those how abide by the law, has morals, good to all those they meet and help those who are in need...but doesn't sit in Church on Sunday...They are EVIL and a SINNER! Go figure.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2004-09-30:
Parents have to stop pointing their finger at society all the time and start raising their kids themself. If everyone raised their kids the right way, we wouldn't have a society like we do...think about it...it all begins in your home! What is printed on a Pepsi can isn't going to bring the world to an end. How many people read their Pepsi cans anyway? This was said to be a rumor, but if it isn't...big deal...get over it...there are people who put their kids in a daycare before they are even a year old because some parents doesn't want to be bothered (I'm not referring to those who have no other choice because they have to work, I'm talking about those who put them there just so they can have time to themself when they are there to take care of their own kids at home). That is a cop out so they can blame everyone else when the child goes wrong. You don't raise kids by what is printed on a beverage can!
Posted by you r stupid on 2004-09-30:
Thank you Pagangirl i feel the same way about things, i'm a hard worker i dont break the law and i come from a great family, where we werent forced into religion after we turned a certain age. i was raised catholic until i could make decisions on my own and then my parents let me make my own mind up about what i wanted to believe in. i didnt stay brainwashed like most others.
Posted by LATAS on 2004-10-04:
This email was a hoax
Posted by 1hung2lo on 2004-10-07:
who DOESN'T think "mad" is a man?
Posted by JustMe on 2004-10-18:
Oh wah. drink the stupid soda.
Posted by Gravel Girty on 2005-05-07:
This is a lie! Go to www.truthorfiction.com
Click on Search, type in Pepsi Pledge of allegiance.
Posted by truth_seeker on 2006-07-06:
read and learn . . . PEPSI EMAIL IS A HOAX

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Bad commercials
Posted by on 11/14/2001
EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA -- Every time (or almost every time) I enter the movie theater, I see one of Pepsi's commericals, featuring Britney Spears in what appears to be next-to-no clothes. This ruins the whole movie experience for me. It also makes me sick just to watch the commercial. Why does Pepsi have to resort to sex appeal just to sell a 12 pack of Pepsi?

I would like this trash REMOVED from the airways so it doesn't ruin my entertainment experience.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-14:
AMEN! I pay good money to see a movie. I don't want to be bombarded with ads!!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-14:
I agree Titney Spears is wearing way too many clothes in those commercials.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-15:
I hate the whole idea of commercials, I don't go to a movie theater to see them, hell, I change the channel when I'm at home during them. The dammmmn advertising people know that they have a captive audience and there's no channel changing. Bassstards.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-24:
I too would like to see Brittany's clothes removed from those commercials. The fact that they have her only close to being nude is a real tease and I am sick of it. Show me some bush so I can enjoy my movie! Hell, I'd buy a pespi for that.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-12-05:
Hell I hate the ads. You must not watch TV and go blind while watching most movies. Most movies have more sex than all the ads on TV and movies.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-12-31:
My God, I did not realize Quakers went to movies. If this kind of thing ruins your movie, I'm sure if Brittney wasn't there, you would find something else to complain about.
Posted by Anonymous on 2002-01-02:
Any commercials in a movie theater other than previews of coming movies should be eliminated completely. I also mute or turn off commercials in my home, but can't do that in the theaters. After paying to go to a movie, I should not have to watch commercials. I am sure that is why so mayn wait to rent them on video.
Posted by Anonymous on 2002-02-09:
Another FAT woman upset because she only wishes she had a body like Brittany. Sucks to always be shoving a big mac down your throat huh?
Posted by piper2009 on 2002-04-17:
To cmb,
I guess your not aware of the fact that movies and tv shows need those commercials. They need them to sponsor te movies & tv shows to pay for them to air and to show in theatres. Without them there would be no tv shows, news or movies.
Posted by Anonymous on 2003-01-21:
movie theaters did not always show commercials before the movie. it is only in the past decade that they started doing that. so, no, they don't need the commercials. television needs the commercials but not movie theaters.
Posted by Anonymous on 2003-06-11:
I agree!! I am sick of half nude girls selling everything from cola to toilet paper. Britney is a beautiful girl who should have more self respect.
Posted by Junker1163 on 2004-10-08:
What is wrong with commercials in movie theaters? They play the ads BEFORE the movie, not DURING. And they probably get a lot of money from it, with out the ads, they may have to charge MORE for movie tickets, think about it, would you pay more money so you don't see a few ads?
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New bottle caps
Posted by Cjenn on 01/04/2010
Will you please go back to the old bottle caps. When I but a 20oz Pepsi or Pepsi product I cannot get the cap off without hurting my hands and many times asking for help. Why would you use such inefficient caps.

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Posted by madconsumer on 2010-01-04:
switch to canned soda?

the tightness of the cap is to keep the product fresh.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-04:
Maybe the cap is the same and your hands are getting weak...
Posted by Ponie on 2010-01-04:
mad, I don't like to buy Pepsi in cans. We have a 10-cent deposit on carbonated beverage bottles and cans in my state, thus I don't just toss them when empty. To avoid a collection of ants and other critters in my apartment, I like that screw-top bottle which can be completely closed while I collect them for the return of that dime per bottle.

This was also covered at:

Until they've made a correction, I think we're in for a lot of hard to open bottles.
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-01-04:
only for cans?

here in ny the deposit tax is 5 cents but it's on ANYTHING that's carbonated & in a recyclable container. glass, metal, plastic...

oh and i think they followed through on the tax for non-diet sodas too :-(
Posted by Ponie on 2010-01-04:
Pepper, if the 'only for cans?' comment was directed toward what I posted, I (possibly mistakenly) ass/u/me bottles and cans would cover all containers, no matter their composition. No?
Posted by PepperElf on 2010-01-04:
yes. oh. i didn't see the "bottles" part. my bad. =)
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-01-04:
Seems pepsi does have a problem, judging from the complaints that have been posted about the "new" tops.
A reply from them would be useful.
Posted by localgod on 2010-01-05:
Superfluous??? Changing brands will eventually take notice. BTW--they are not loyal to you...effect change!
Posted by sandy on 2012-04-17:
the pepsi bottle caps are almost impossible to remove,iam very strong for a female and a couple of bottles i had to cut off the cap with a knife! unbelieveable!wtf.it sound like a shotgun went off and flew half way across the room.
Posted by Iron Mike on 2012-04-29:
I had to cut the top off one today and routinely have to use pliers to lososen the cap. No más.
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Flimsy New Bottle
Posted by Thumper916 on 07/19/2009
This bottle is so flimsy. It is hard to open so I squeeze the bottle slightly to get a good grip on it. The water always shoots out of the bottle and gets everywhere.

Also I dropped a couple of these bottles and both times they split open and water ends up all over the place.

These bottles are horrible.
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Posted by tinydancer89 on 2009-07-19:
its that new "eco friendly" plastic. they use less of it so you get a thinner bottle. they really are terrible though.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-07-19:
Are these the bottles that make that terrible crackling noise? I hate that!
Posted by Apple Mac on 2009-07-19:
Ice Mountain is also using these cheap bottles.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-07-19:
yeah, they're suppose to be good for the environment or something like that.

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-20:
Why not just drink tap water? That's all that Aquafina is, run through a Brita-like filter. Where do you think all that plastic goes when you finish the water?
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-07-20:
or use reusable bottles for the water
Posted by spiderman2 on 2009-07-20:
I noticed this about the Aquafina bottles too. You have to be very careful when holding it or you will get wet.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-20:
Put a filter on your kitchen sink and then you can store your water in glass bottles or sturdier plastic bottles.
Posted by Starlord on 2009-07-20:
Get a reusable bottle at WalMart for a buck and a half. while you are there, get a Pur filter unit that fastens on your water faucet. You will have water that is every bit as good as paying someone for the water they put in bottles from their citie's water supply and put in an expensive bottle taht you will chuck in the trash, never realizing that bottle will be in the landfill when the next couple of millenia arrive.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-07-20:
heck in my home town i don't even filter the water. the tap water is just as good here. always has been
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-20:
Best Answer, Starlord. I do exactly as you described. The filter on my kitchen sink costs less than 20 smackers and lasts at least six months. I have a reusable gallon jug in the frig.

I also have a 24 ounce "sippy cup" I fill when I go out running errands, etc.

This option saves dumping bottles in landfills and is less expensive.
Posted by Starlord on 2009-07-21:
Thank you, Raven. It is amazing to me that the tree huggers, who carry on about the ecology and saving the planet will go through 2-4 bottles of water a day, and most towns cannot recycle those bottles. Odd, don't you think?
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-07-21:
Most of the hotels I stay at, have a bottle of water and a snack in the room on arrival. I take them with me and just fill them with tap water.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-21:
Agreed, Star. A couple years ago on Biggest Loser, they started a campaign against bottled water. I was AMAZED at the number of bottles that show alone saved from being dumped in a landfill to live longer than any organic material ever has a chance to live.

Small things DO matter.
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Dumb Move!!!
Posted by Jovita1953 on 03/11/2011
Why would you stop providing Pepsi one to your loyal customers in Texas? Now what? Pepsi max sucks!!!!! I guess I have too try Coke products again. The coke people did this to me when they stopped selling New Coke years ago and then I started drinking Pepsi and loved it. Then to lose weight I tried Pepsi one and been drinking them ever since. This really sucks to have my favorite drink taken away without any kind of good reason!!

Put it back on the shelves of our stores! It sells, cause the stores I'd buy from always ran out!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-11:
Diet soda will not help you lose weight. One can of soda a day can pack on 10 pounds a year, diet soda included. Carbonation makes your stomach expand. If you want to lose weight, then drink water.
Posted by Skye on 2011-03-11:
Try Coke Zero. I think it tastes great. You can also contact Pepsico, and ask them why you cannot find it anymore.

Here is the link:

Posted by FlitteringFirefly on 2011-03-11:
Carbonation does not make your stomach expand. Diet soda can make you gain weight because the aspartame may increase cravings for sugar and lead to over eating.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-11:
Its all about moderation. One can of diet pepsi a day is not going to make you gain 10 lbs. thats ridiculous.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-11:
Pepsi One sales aren't what the marketers anticipated it to be, so they are discontinuing it. While there may be a few remote areas such as the OP's shopping locations that keep it moving off the shelves, that isn't sufficient enough sales to carry the brand nationwide.
Posted by CrystalSword on 2011-03-12:
Pepsi ONE is fantastic, and becoming harder and harder to find, and its never on sale here. All the other Pepsi products are on sale but rarely if ever does that include Pepsi ONE....plus its the only soft drink I can handle that isn't full of either sugar or aspartame, the aspartame gives me a raging headache.
Posted by Starlord on 2011-03-12:
Aspartame gives both of us raging headaches. Safeway has specials on Pepsi products, hen you see the small lettering that says selected varieties. Pepsi One is never a selected variety. If Pepsi says the sles hav beenlow as a eason for discontinuing it, how the blue Susie do they expect to sell a lot of it if the stores don' have enough of it. They can't sell what they don't have, andconersey, we can't buy it if the store doesn't have any. Pepsi Oneis the ONLY Pepsi product we can drink. All ofthe Pepsi products contain either high fructose corn syrup or aspartame, except Throwback, which has cane sugar. Between my diabees and our hadache response to aspartame, we are screwed.
Posted by Venice09 on 2011-03-12:
I don't think diet soda makes you gain weight. I'm not a big soda drinker, but a diet soda can stop my craving for something sweet. What it really does is make me want something salty! And I don't even like salt.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-12:
I also enjoy pepsi one. I like Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, but Pepsi one as a slightly different taste which I enjoy. It will definitely be a shame if they discontinue it completely. I really like diet wild cherry pepsi and diet cherry coke but thats also very hard to find anywhere. when I was younger I could down a 6 pack of regular coke in a day. After gaining a lot of weight I changed my lifestyle. I can't even FINISH a whole can of regular soda, its just WAY to sweet! They put like 13 tablespoons of sugar per CAN! Ridiculous! And they wonder why america is full of obese and diabetes.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-12:
Im also not a big fan of just plain water. As much as I know it is good for me, I just don't like it. Ive come up with a compromise where I drink Crystal Light, well wal mart's version of it since its cheaper. No caffine, no calories and tastes good.
Posted by CrystalSword on 2011-03-12:
Prince, even the crystal Light would be fine as an alternative for us...but, alas, it contains ASPARTAME.
Posted by patriot redsoxfan on 2012-01-26:
My husband hates it because pepsi one is going out because he never has liked regular pepsi because it tatstes too sweet to him. Now he is diabetic so he can't have it anyway either. What can we do to get pepsi to start making it again?
Posted by Marci on 2012-04-09:
I am not worried about the pros and cons of aspartame and Splenda--I simply LIKE the taste of Pepsi One. To me, it tastes better than Diet Coke, regular Coke, regular Pepsi, or Diet Pepsi. I am really annoyed that it's being discontinued.
Posted by Jerry on 2012-10-17:
Have you noticed the 24 pack of pepsi one says one calorie per can, but the can now says "0" calories. they took out 100% of the calories but the price is still the same!
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I hate, hate, hate the new bottle caps!
Posted by Cindy D on 11/16/2009
The ridges on the new bottle caps hurt the hands. I am no longer able to open the 24oz size bottles. I have to ask one of the men in the room to open it for me... and they complain that the cap hurts their hands too, or I have to use a plier. Please go back to the old cap.
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-16:
Switch to Coke!
Posted by clutzycook on 2009-11-16:
I haven't seen the new bottlecaps. I would probably do the same thing I do when I open a bottle of Smirnoff Ice--use the hem of my jeans.
Posted by laklisa on 2009-11-16:
I haven't had had the Pepsi, but I have gotten Sunkist drinks that have been problems opening. It really can hurt your hands trying to open them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-16:
Just get a bottle cap opener.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-16:
I keep a bottle opener in my wallet
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-16:
Wally, the OP is talking about the twist off bottle caps.
Not the type that your bottle of beer would have.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-16:
Those dang pickle jars are just about impossible to open. I had such a craving for pickles the other day I was pulling on that lid for hours till It finally opened.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-16:
They are tough to open, huh?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-16:
Next time wally, call me and I'll open it for you. For a short person I am pretty strong
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-16:
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-16:
ok little, I will pick you up so you can reach the counter to open it for me dear.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-16:
I just need a step stool
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-16:
It's easy to tell the OP to just find a different way to open the bottle, but that doesn't solve the problem. Opening a Pepsi is not the same as opening a jar of pickles, mainly because you open a jar of pickles once every so often, but a bottle of Pepsi every day, maybe several times a day.

Pepsi's new caps aren't consumer friendly, at least for this OP. Maybe the OP could contact the local Pepsi distributor and let them know. Maybe she can contact Pepsi through their web site. Maybe it was just a bad batch?

Oh, and z, I just knew you would NEVER give up going after those pickles. No matter what. (Funny, of all the examples in the whole wide world you could have chosen, you chose pickles.)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-16:
I think you misread what I wrote. Offering alternate solutions to opening the Pepsi isn't really a viable response - in my opinion. Must she carry a damp cloth or latex gloves or pliers or whatnot with her just to enjoy a tasty Pepsi? I think she should direct her concern directly to Pepsi.

I'm never in awe of you, pickleboy, but always pretty disappointed.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-11-16:
shouln't that be "my" instead of "your"?

JK! *hugs*

but seirously i haven't noticed the new caps myself.
hope you can find some hand relief.
in the meantime all i can suggest is a small rubber disk (the classic jar opener floppy thing) or cans instead.
Posted by redmx3racer on 2009-11-16:
Pepsi:For when they don't have Coke!
Posted by Mfchele on 2009-11-30:
The Pepsi caps are also smaller and harder to grip. I've been trying for 30 min on my lunch break to get this bottle open... I'm still thirsty! If Pepsi doesn’t fix this I'm switching to Coke but they changed their caps too so I don't know if they will be any easier to open. We'll see. BTW... I never felt the desire to open a pickle jar driving down the street in my truck or at work on my lunch break or in the park while walking my dog. There are no wet towels or latex gloves or anything else to use in those areas... at least not in my world. Wish I had a pair of pliers right now. Maybe I'll take it outside and throw it on the ground a couple times and see what happens. :)
Posted by Ponie on 2009-12-22:
I know this is an old complaint, but it finally affected me this morning. I guzzle Diet Pepsi by the boatload and didn't know what these complaints were about. Found out when I started a new 6-pak. of 24 oz. bottles today. Had to get out the pliers to open a bottle. Taking a good look at those caps, it looks like the spin-weld cycle has to be adjusted by probably less than a millisecond. I'm sure the bottler has made the correction, but who knows how many millions got through before it was discovered? Lack of quality control? Probably. All I know is I have six 6-pks. that I picked up Friday whose caps have the same flaw in sealing. Next time I buy Pepsi I'll be sure to take a good look at the bottle caps to be certain they're not solidly closed. AAARGH!!
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Requesting Donations For Local Fund Raising Events
Posted by Katiecamero on 08/24/2008
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA -- My name is Katie Camero. I am a local business person in Jacksonville NC. I am also this years event coordinator for our local motorcycle club (Southern Cruisers, Port City Chapter 162) 6th annual fund raising event called "Run to the Sun" which benefits St Jude Childerns Research Hospital.

I contacted the Wilmington Pepsi Company and requested a donation. I was told to fax the information and I would get a response in 3 business days.

Being a local business owner I know that I receive quite a few requests for donations for local events, and that I can not possibly donate to every person who makes a request.

When asked I always just say, I am sorry I can't help you this year. Please try again next year.

After 2 weeks with no response from Wilmington Pepsi, I called to make sure that my request was received.

The person who answered the phone SHOCKED me, by how rude they were.

I was told, "Of course we received your request, If you did not hear from us it is because your not getting anything!"

For the past 25 years my company has served Pepsi products. I chose Pepsi because I have always received excellent customer service.

Never has anyone at Pepsi been rude to me.

I would have completely understood if the person had just said, I am sorry we are unable to help your event this year. There was no need for them to treat me rudely.

I just thought you might want to know this.

Thank you for your time,

Katie Camero

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Posted by MRM on 2008-08-24:
Perhaps the economy is rough on Pepsi Co. Try again next year.
Posted by madconsumer on 2008-08-24:
some people do not have good telephone etiquettes.

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-08-24:
Unfortunately not everyone has the same class that you do. If it were me, I'd call back and ask to speak to that person's direct manager and let them know of your experience, I'm betting they won't be too pleased to hear it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-08-24:
I agree with justcuz. I would ask for the direct manager of this individual. Perhaps they did not wish to contribute, but I am sure that management would not be happy to hear that their representative was so rude. But, I suggest you remember the conversation clearly. Make sure that you were not aggravated by the lack of initial response to your request and that you are not reading more into what happened when you called back.
Posted by wgaguy1984 on 2008-08-24:
I don't think there's any way "Of course we received your request, If you did not hear from us it is because your not getting anything" could be a polite comment that misconstrued by the OP in frustration.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-08-24:
wgaguy1984, people can "embelish" upon what really happened when they are upset. That was my point. I have another point to. How do we konw that this post is not a solicitation or spam? There sure is a lot of pertinent information about the motorcycle club including the chapter number, along with the charity the money is for along with her full name. Why not just post that she attempted to get a contribution from Pepsi and was treated badly? I always look at these posts with a skeptical eye.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2008-08-25:
Because of the economy, many corporations are cutting back on their charitable donations, especially at a time when demand for services from such charities is at an all time high. However, it is wrong for the local Pepsi bottler to give you such a rude response to your request for a charitable donation. At least they could have sent you a form letter or gave you a courtesy call explaining why they couldn't donate.
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Hard to open 2-liters
Posted by Rachelvillalobos on 08/13/2006
Lately Pepsi has the TIGHTEST screwed on caps on their 2-liters! no one in my family can open them! I took me using scissors and knives to open the last one.I got so fed up I cut off the neck and pored it into a Empty coke 2 liter!!!only my husband who is a body builder can open these things..and it wasn't the 1st I've come across 6 or 7 of these in the last month!!!!
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Posted by glc on 2006-08-13:
Rachel: There was a time (long ago in a far distant galaxy) that soda only came in glass bottles and you had to use a can opener to open them. I remember many a beer bottle that I opened with my belt buckle :>)...Anyway, please be careful with those scissors and knives!
Posted by Sparticus on 2006-08-13:
I have the same problem with Gatorade bottles. The 16oz kind. More than one occassion I've almost sprained my wrist trying to open one of those damn things.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-14:
It isn't just Pepsi...alot of these plastic bottles suddenly became very difficult to twist off. I've done the knife bit a few times myself...glc, at least you used your belt buckle...I remember guys who used to use their teeth to open those bottles...needless to say, they lost their teeth at a young age.
Posted by beanbagbritches on 2006-08-14:
I can't believe you actually complained about this. Get your husband to open the bottles & quit complaining.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-14:
Or buy your Pepsi in cans.
Posted by Ponie on 2006-08-14:
beanbag & DB: Can I use your comments and claim them as my originals? I feel the same way. Sheesh! Wish all of life's problems were so easily solved.
Posted by rah332 on 2006-08-14:
call the company and tell them you had a hard opening then bottle. they may send you a coupon for a free bottle for your time.. what have you got to lose.
Posted by Sparticus on 2006-08-14:
Well I still believe this is a valid complaint. More than a few times my wife has asked me to open a gatorade and I've had trouble opening it. On one occassion I actually twisted the hard plastic bottle out of shape and the top still would not budge.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-14:
Yeah Sparticus, I know exactly what you are talking about. I too have hurt my wrist trying to spin the cap off of a Gatorade bottle. It's a bad hurt that shoots up your arm. Glad to know I'm not the only one! LOL
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-14:
I agree it's a valid complaint...but it isn't just Pepsi...What you also can do, if you want to take the time, if it happens again and you have to cut the bottle...send the top of the bottle to them, if not the whole bottle so they can send it to their quality control department and they will investigate it to find a solution. If they are not aware of the problem, they can't fix it.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-14:
Send it with the lid intact, so they can possible see if maybe the machine that caps the bottles may be off just a little, causing it to apply a hair off.
Posted by Noneill on 2006-08-14:
Very valid complaint and exactly why this website exists. I don't believe every complaint must apply to all. I am sure Pepsi would appreciate feedback on this issue.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2006-08-14:
I have noticed this to. Over the years I have been getting more and more pain in my thumb and pointer finger, I think that it is the beginning stages of arthritis. I can hardly open any screw top bottle that is small, anymore. I used to have a piece of gripper rubber that opened bottles pretty well, but it is the small ones that hurt alot. If there is no one here, I either have to suffer or go without.

I understand for some that this is a petty complaint, but not for those people with arthritis or pain in there hands with no one there to help. 5 years ago I would have thought that this letter was silly, but age catches up to everyone eventually and will affect everyone differently. Try to have some sympathy for those of us that are getting old.
Posted by rachelvillalobos on 2006-08-14:
well thanks for all the helpful advice..and for those who thought this was a dumb complaint."hello....!"isn't this why this website exists?? My husband isn't always available when I need something opened and besides I hate not being able to open a freakin 2-liter on my own....anyways,I have sent a complaint in to Pepsi so I'll keep you posted...
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-15:
You can use a pair of pliers they work well. I though I was just getting old and week.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-15:
Pliers? Isnt't that the tool with the long handle and a claw on the other end and a flat on the other? How can you open a 2 liter with that? Pound it to death?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-15:
Or is that the tool that looks like a corkscrew and goes around and around until a hole appears? Yeah, I guess you can use that and pour the drink out of the hole!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-15:
I agree with Lid, pliers is what I would use...quite a handy tool to have around!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-15:
When all else fails use your teeth like I do and yes, all of these "pearly whites" are mine.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-08-15:
Of course they're yours...you paid enough for them, didn't you?
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-08-16:
Just the fillings.
Posted by Kronenberg on 2006-09-26:
For those with nothing better to do than complain that someone has complained about this, I think the comment is a very reasonable suggestion for Pepsi Cola, and the cool thing is that she can forward her message to Pepsi this way! The company needs to know what their customer's are thinking.
Posted by Tis4Trouble on 2007-09-01:
Yes, I agree, valid complaint/rant. Some are just impossible for anyone to twist open, no matter how strong you are. I've had 2 bottles like that, in the last few days, a bottled water and a soda, made by same company. What do ya do, though?? Take it back to the store and exchange, before risking hurting yourself, unless you are DYING of THIRST. LOL! It's one of those things that is bound to happen, and we just have to deal w/ it.
Posted by laklisa on 2010-02-13:
I have sympathy right now. I am sitting here at work, straining my hands trying to get a Dr. Pepper 20 oz to open. The *#@& thing isn't budging at all. Unfortunately there are no strong men around to open it for me. I have tried wrapping a rubber band around the top and still nothing. *sigh*
Posted by lilsisasu on 2010-12-04:
I have a hard time with both Gatorade bottles and Pepsi bottles. One time, when I tried to open a Gatorade bottle, it got so bad that after a couple minutes of trying to open it, I began to get a blister. The same thing happened once with a Pepsi bottle, only, now whenever I am having just the tiniest bit of trouble opening a bottle, the place where I got the blister from previously, starts to turn red.
Posted by GreatToSeeThis on 2012-08-27:
I have TWO 2 liter Pepsi bottles sitting in my kitchen that I can't START to open, much less my wife or even a neighbor. I'm calling the place I bought them from and foolishly going to ask them if I can return them for two others (I'll have to sit in the store and try them one after another until I find two that I can open). I have blisters and the skin off one hand where I've tried and tried with these suckers. I'm glad someone's complained to them...this is pretty bad.
Posted by WhyOhWhy on 2012-09-20:
I've had extreme difficulty opening many 2-liter Mountain Dew bottles this past year. I've contacted MD via their web site about the problem. They were kind enough to send me some coupons. Still, the problem exists. I often have to use a pair of pliers to open them. I wouldn't be surprised if a toddler would have an easier time opening the most-secure child proof cap on a bottle of medicine than many adults have with these 2-liter bottles.
Posted by Weakmom on 2013-11-19:
My daughter and I have been working on a 2 liter of Pepsi for the last 10 minutes. Just put it under warm water and we FINALLY heard the sweet swissshhhhh.
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What Happened To Pepsi One?
Posted by Pepsi one starved on 04/29/2009
I have been buying Pepsi One for a long time. It was the only diet drink I could drink for years. Now I can not find it. what happened, has it been replaced with something else? I have been in every store that sold it in Walhalla, South Carolina and in Seneca South Carolina. My zip code is 29691 please help me.

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-29:
Pepsi One is still being produced. But according to Pepsi's web page it's not available everywhere. Contact Pepsi and see if they can tell you where to buy it.

Pepsi-Cola North America
700 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577
(914) 253-2000
Posted by Buddy01 on 2009-04-29:
Copy and paste this link. Click on store locator at the top right. Use the series of drop down menus in the pop-up. Carbonated soft drinks, diet, etc. until you get to the screen where you enter a zip code. This will tell you where in your area Pepsi One is being sold.

Posted by GenuineNerd on 2009-04-29:
Pepsi One is now known as Pepsi Max. This replaced both Pepsi One and Diet Pepsi Max in my area (Ohio).
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-04-29:
Contact Ralph Nader. You deserve compensation.
Posted by DRVROFRED on 2009-04-30:
I'm a diet Pepsi drinker and I looked forever one day to find it and finally decided on Pepsi O. I thought they quit making it until later I found out they just changed it. WHY do they do that? I thought it was zero in caffeen. If it aint broke don't fix it.
C20:Do you think I could get compensation since I suffered for a couple days thinking I couldn't get my fix? :-p
Posted by Starlord on 2009-04-30:
I totally disagree that Pepsi Max is Pepsi One. Pepsi One is made with Splenda and Pepsi Max is made with aspartame. My wife and I cannot drink any soft drink made with aspartame, as it gives us both a roaring headache that kicks in about ten minutes after drinking said poisonous concoction. Simply reading the ingredients reveals the presence of aspartame, fortunately.
Posted by Bob W..Pa. on 2013-03-04:
Thank god I am not alone.For longest time I have been complaining that the "best" diet soda I have ever had "PEPSI ONE" has been removed as a conspiracy to push new products as Pepsi Max , etc... To be blunt they stink and fail in every aspect.Pepsi One sells out everywhere and when will those responsible go with what your customer tells you.If you keep making it scarce you will lose customers to "COKE ZERO" etc...Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Max STINK ! Sorry Bring back PEPSI ONE
Posted by L Allen on 2013-04-28:
LOVE Pepsi One, no other diet drink compares! I, like Starlord, cannot drink anything with Aspartame without getting a horrible headache. Hope that Pepsi wises up and markets this product appropriately. If they discontinue or make it more difficult to purchase I will start drinking......water!!!
Posted by David C. on 2013-06-01:
I loved Pepsi One and drank it by the case for years and then they discontinued it. I've tried Pepsi Max and all the other Pepsi products and none of them taste like Pepsi One. I've discovered a reasonable substitute which is Diet Coke with Splenda. A good drink. Bye-bye Pepsi.
Posted by rene Moose on 2013-06-09:
i will never buy another pepsi product again because of the ridiculous commercial. We are a society built on commercialism and that is what you came up with, a moronic commercial with a baby and parents acting like it is of some importance ....never again, not pepsi or any related products. Way to go Pepsi, you made a black mark in smart column
Posted by AMC on 2013-07-03:
I hate that I cannot find Pepsi One. If they have indeed discontinued it, I guess I will be drinking Coke Zero. !!!
Posted by reid eddinger on 2013-08-12:
pepsi one is the best pepsi makes.even coke had better sense to bring back regular coke and get rid of new coke
Posted by matt on 2013-08-18:
i drink pepsi one daily :)
Posted by Chris G on 2013-08-29:
If I cannot find Pepsi One I will buy switch to Stevia Cola. Will not buy cola with aspartame.
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