By Nation Reporter
What can a single bottle of soda do for you? Okay, it refreshes you, makes you feel awesome and cools down your body. Or, it nicely washes down the meal you’ve had.
But this season, thanks to Coca-Cola, you have a chance of winning an all-expense-paid trip to Qatar to watch the World Cup.
Buy a Coca-Cola, Fanta (Orange, Blackcurrant, Pineapple, or Passion) or Sprite bottle of 1 litre, 1.25 litres or 2 litres. Target the ones with green caps. Then send the code underneath the cap to 40111 via SMS . You will receive a message telling you that you have won something or that you’ve been entered in the draw. Whatever the message, you will be among those to be considered to win a trip to Qatar.
Q: Is that all one can win?
Nope. You can win a ticket to a VIP viewing of the trophy when it lands in Kenya. Imagine being in the presence of the 36.5-centimetre-long marvel made of 18-carat gold that every footballer dreams of carrying but only a few manage to, and taking photos and seeing one soccer legend in the flesh.
Not one, not two, but 3,000 Kenyans will win a VIP chance to view the World Cup trophy when it arrives in the capital.
You can also win an M-Pesa or Airtel Money or T-Kash deposit. Imagine chilling somewhere then your phone notifies you that some money has been sent to your mobile wallet. Up to Ksh500 will be sent to you from Coca-Cola.
You can also win airtime; either Ksh20 or Ksh10 of it, sent instantly to the number you used to send the code. It is expected that someone will be sipping their soda somewhere while on a call with a loved one, thanks to the airtime they’ve won. My only advice is that you shouldn’t slurp your soda too loudly.
Q: Please tell me more about the trip to Qatar.
Okay. I know why you want more of this. You will get an all-expenses-paid trip to the Middle Eastern nation. Coca-Cola will cater for airfare, visa processing costs, accommodation — basically everything. And you will have a daily allowance. You will spend four nights in Qatar, during which you will watch two World Cup matches. The stuff of dreams, right?
Q: Can I return from Qatar as a wise man from the East?
Okay, I know where you are coming from. The 2022 World Cup will happen around Christmas when wise men came from the East (Qatar, maybe?) many years ago. But I don’t think you will return to Kenya as one of the three wise men from the East. We don’t follow stars in that manner nowadays, do we?
Q: So, should I buy more bottles to increase the chances of winning?
Absolutely. The participating bottles are those that are ideal for a home. So, the more you enjoy the goodness from Coca-Cola with your family, the more you boost your chances of winning. The five Kenyans who will win the trip will come from five regions in the country; so you can enjoy from wherever and be sure that your entry will be considered.
Q: How much time do we have for participating in this?
The promotion runs until June 30. So, keep sending those codes under the green caps, and, who knows, you may be the one among the five who will carry the Kenyan flag to Qatar. You can get the terms and conditions of the promotion here.