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How many bottles of Coke is your Wii worth?



It’s after the inaugural Memorial Day BBQs and you can’t have a BBQ without Coke and beer and jello shots. On cases of Coke, Coca-Cola is promoting their Coke Rewards contest and some of the prizes this year are gaming goods. You can pick up a Nintendo DS Lite for 3250 coke reward points or a Nintendo Wii for 6250 points. Killer! Wait… how many bottles of Coke do you need to earn a Wii? Well…


Each bottle of Coke 2 liters or less is worth a whopping 3 points which means you need to drink 1084 bottles of Coke* to get a Nintendo DS Lite and 2084 bottles of Coke* to get a Wii. Yikes! Alternatively you only need to purchase 325 twelve packs of Coke to get a Nintendo DS Lite and 625 cases of Coke to get a Nintendo Wii. However that means you would need to “drink” 3,900 12 oz. cans of Coke for a DS Lite and 7,500 cans of Coke for the Wii.


Let’s look at these numbers another way. Assuming you only purchase 20oz bottles of Coke, the minimum amount of Coke you need to drink is 641 liters for a Nintendo DS and 1232 liters to get a Nintendo Wii. That means you need to drink nearly two kiddie pools worth of Coke for your Nintendo DS and 3.5 kiddie pools for the Wii. Yikes! Good luck to anyone who tries to achieve that alone!


* The exact math is 1083 and a third, but you can’t buy a third of a 20 oz bottle of Coke at stores to get points so we’re rounding up here. Same goes for the Wii. Actually, there was a lot of rounding used to keep the numbers clean so forgive decimal chopping and soft numbers. The bottom line is the same though, you need to drink buckets of Coke to get a gaming system.

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