The soda bottles with an instant-winner cap used to give away better stuff; now it’s more like 1 in 5 is a winner for a free song download. However, if you have access to alot of bottles of soda that advertise a sweepstakes for a vacation or a car, try this out:
- Hold the bottle straight up and tilt it until just before the liquid covers the inside of the cap.
- Put the bottle directly on your cheek, like you are holding a rifle.
- If the bottle is cold, occasionally wipe the condensation off of the bottle to see the underside of the cap.
- There should be enough space between the bottle wrapper and the cap for you to see part of the writing on the cap. If you can only see enough to know that the last two letters are “EE”, that’s probably “FREE”. If you see something like “SE” and “IN” on separate lines, the message probably reads “PLEASE TRY AGAIN”. You see where I’m going with this. Keep switching bottles until you find one that has a different message than most of the others.