Did you get your free Dr. Pepper on Sunday?


drpepperForget fantasy football. Forget about baseball cards (for just a minute).

I have to ask … did you get your free bottle of Dr. Pepper on Sunday?

As a joke earlier this year, the company promised a free 20-ounce bottle to anyone if Guns N Roses delivered its long-delayed CD Chinese Democracy. Well, Sunday was when it arrived (only at Best Buy stores) and the company paid up via a link (above) to download a coupon on its Web site.

Based on my first listen of the CD, you’re probably better off getting the free bottle (if you can get on the site — it appears to be pretty busy today) and heading to your closest card shop with the $14.

But that’s just me.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.


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