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Doritos and Mountain Dew giving away over 5000 free Xbox One systems

This year, Microsoft and PepsiCo will be giving away free Xbox One systems in a new "Every 2 Minutes" promo. And as usual, the event will coincide with the release of new "Game Fuel" products.

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Microsoft and PepsiCo are continuing their long-running partnership to market Mountain Dew and Doritos products to Xbox gamers. This year, the two companies will be giving away free Xbox One systems in a new "Every 2 Minutes" promo. And as usual, the event will coincide with the release of new "Game Fuel" products.

To participate, you'll have to buy specially marked Mountain Dew and Doritos products to collect codes. Then, starting September 30th, you'll be able to enter those codes onto Every2Minutes.com. Finally, on November 5th, you'll be able to use your points to bid on Xbox One systems. Nightly auctions will run every two minutes from 9PM ET to 2AM ET. That means 150 systems will be given away every night.

The auctions will run until December 9th, meaning the promo will end up giving away over 5000 systems.

While you'll be able to find codes on standard Mountain Dew and Doritos products, the two brands will have special editions targeted specifically at gamers. Mountain Dew Game Fuel returns in Citrus Cherry and a new Electrifying Berry flavor. Doritos will also offer a special "Gamer Pack," which includes Doritos Nacho Cheese chips in a "conveniently packaged, re-sealable, wide-opening table-top box, so gamers can snack easier and play harder."

We really didn't make that last bit up. It'll be available in Wal-Mart come October.

From The Chatty

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    August 30, 2013 7:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Doritos and Mountain Dew giving away over 5000 free Xbox One systems.

    This year, Microsoft and PepsiCo will be giving away free Xbox One systems in a new "Every 2 Minutes" promo. And as usual, the event will coincide with the release of new "Game Fuel" products.

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      August 30, 2013 7:26 AM

      Fitting, but still yay.

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      August 30, 2013 7:27 AM

      I won my xbox 360 with the contest they had when it came out. That was sweet!.

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        August 30, 2013 7:42 AM

        Same here! Don't know if I can devote time to this contest now that I've got a proper full time job.

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      August 30, 2013 7:32 AM

      I think Sony made the smartest move by giving a PS4 to every GameStop manager.

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        August 30, 2013 7:36 AM

        That wasn't a Sony move, that was a GameStop move. And every manager is getting an Xbox One as well.

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          August 30, 2013 7:45 AM

          But hey lets continue to praise sony and shit on MS with factually incorrect statements

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            August 30, 2013 10:47 AM

            hey, there's always the next next-gen. chipper up!

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      August 30, 2013 7:38 AM

      I actually enjoy the Mountain Dew Game Fuel... So I'm okay with this if it means that beverage returns for a little while.

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      August 30, 2013 7:41 AM

      I wonder how much taxes you would have to pay on it?

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        August 30, 2013 7:42 AM

        Eh, 35% ish or so

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        August 30, 2013 8:09 AM

        I don't know if you'd have to pay taxes on it. I think the actual cutoff to report it on your taxes is $600, so unless they gave you a couple of games to push it over $600 I think you can not report it.

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          August 30, 2013 10:48 AM

          You're supposed to report any prize/sweepstakes as income, no matter how small. However, a 1099 needs only be issued for $600 or greater, so there's not much of a trail for the IRS. Also you'd be taxed at basically your effective income tax rates (probably around 20% unless you're making bank).

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            August 30, 2013 10:58 AM

            Yea, just like you are supposed to report all that shit you buy on the Internet to your state, but who does that really?

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      August 30, 2013 7:55 AM

      You have to bid? How does that work? Is it a drawing where you increase your chances by putting in more codes at one time?

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        August 30, 2013 8:01 AM

        Codes give you tickets points you can use to enter the drawing for that day. You can redeem the codes at any time and then spend the points on the days' drawing you want to. I've seen several sweepstakes like this.

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      August 30, 2013 7:59 AM

      Considering the avg age of the typical gamer has been increasing, you'd think MS would start thinking about partnering with One A Day to include a multi-vitamin.

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      August 30, 2013 8:04 AM

      I prefer Tostitos and Coca-Cola. PS4 Bought!

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      August 30, 2013 8:09 AM

      Not extreme enough, pass.

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      August 30, 2013 8:10 AM

      Doritos will also offer a special "Gamer Pack," which includes Doritos Nacho Cheese chips in a "conveniently packaged, re-sealable, wide-opening table-top box, so gamers can snack easier and play harder."

      We really didn't make that last bit up. It'll be available in Wal-Mart come October.


      Excellent.

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        August 30, 2013 8:50 AM

        I can snack easier and play harder? Finally.

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        August 30, 2013 2:16 PM

        Those are going to be some disgusting controllers after about 2 nights of that shit.

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        August 30, 2013 2:47 PM

        If Doritos really wanted to make a snack that resonated with gamers they would make the chips about half to a third of their original size, then package them in cans.

        That way they could grab the container in one hand and load a mouthful without taking their eyes off the screen, and they wouldn't get their hands -- and thus, controllers -- mucked up with chip residue.

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      August 30, 2013 8:18 AM

      Ehhh, resealable Nacho Cheese. Cool Ranch, however, and now we're talking.

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      August 30, 2013 8:22 AM

      PS4 should counter this by announcing a sponsorship with... I dunno. Blueberries and green tea. Something healthy.

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        August 30, 2013 8:27 AM

        That would seem to fit their pattern. Either that or just randomly pick people who have Playstation+ and just ship them a free PS4's.

        "We here at Sony don't want you to WORK for your free consoles like 'the other guys' - we just ship them to you!"

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          August 30, 2013 10:47 AM

          This coming from the guys who said you should get a second job for the PS3...lol.

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      August 30, 2013 8:26 AM

      That seems way too complicated. Can you just peel back a sticker and win the thing? Too much work. Will not do.

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        August 30, 2013 8:51 AM

        This is how they can reduce the number of winners who claim their prize. Remember back when Pepsi and Coke went to codes for their under-the-cap sweepstakes? Same thing. (Well, in this case, it is quite literally the same thing).

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          August 30, 2013 9:22 AM

          Good point. I guess the best give-away scenario for them is that they appear to be generous, but never have to actually give out any rewards?

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      August 30, 2013 10:04 AM

      Your ability to win is directly tied to how much of the product you purchase? Or are the point values you receive from redeeming codes randomized?

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      August 30, 2013 10:12 AM

      No Hot Pockets, definitely NOT interested.

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      August 30, 2013 10:40 AM

      This is just perpetuating the hardcore gamer loves Doritos and Mountain Dew stereotype

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      August 30, 2013 10:51 AM

      Does anyone know anyone (self or other) that has even won one of these contests?

      I cannot remember a single person that I physically know that has ever won.

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        August 30, 2013 11:00 AM

        yes i did and ppl in this thread

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          August 30, 2013 11:05 AM

          How much product did you buy?

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            August 30, 2013 12:49 PM

            A couple mountain dews a week for a period of a month or so. Nothing too out of the ordinary. I was diligent about entering the codes though

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        August 30, 2013 12:58 PM

        i cheated the first xbox 360 give away contest and won one

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          August 30, 2013 1:07 PM

          How did you "cheat"?

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            August 30, 2013 1:58 PM

            if you signed up with your email address you got a free point code or something or if you refered a friend they got a free point i cant remember

            anyways i just ran a macro submitting all these bullshit email addresses that were on the same domain, and all the misdirected emails would be forwarded to one account and then i just put all those points into my real account.

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        August 30, 2013 1:00 PM

        Yep. Friend of mine has won a few of the Mt. Dew contests. Got the 360 (twice?) during that contest. He and his brother anyway.

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        September 30, 2013 10:50 AM

        I won a Xbox, a Xbox 360, a Razer phone, shirts, hats, headphones, a camera, etc. Helped where I used to work I could collect the caps there. I tried for newer 360's different times but never had any luck. Hoping to win this time.

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      August 30, 2013 12:27 PM

      Awesome post! I only buy chip ans Diet Mountain Dew drink because I'm on Diabetic type #1. Does Diet Mountain Dew have a promo code on the cap? :)

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      August 30, 2013 4:34 PM

      if they can't make enough to keep them on shelves this promo is going to annoy some ppl.

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      August 30, 2013 7:36 PM

      Is a small chance at an XBone worth the onset of Type 2 Diabetes? All signs point to "yes."

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        August 30, 2013 7:44 PM

        As long as it doesn't lead to erectile disfunction.

        but mountain dew does reduce the dew, ifyaknowwhatimean

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      September 2, 2013 5:49 PM

      I'll just leave this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgUWTquztGY

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      September 4, 2013 9:55 AM

      Gonna get my XBOX One the good old fashioned way, getting ripped off at the local Best Buy!

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      November 7, 2013 6:56 PM

      Anyone with extra codes to gift please eamil me hawk36571@gmail.com

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      November 14, 2013 11:17 PM

      I want to redeem code and point 6000 xbox360