Friday, February 13, 2009

More Free Stuff and Win $$$ with Pepsi

The My Coke Rewards program is changing and will eliminate the higher points items and offer more items for 2000 points and below. I thought I had better use up some of my points before the change kicked in. So I cashed in and got a FREE FREE FREE Black and Decker 3 speed RTX Rotary Tool with storage case.....gotta have that storage case. I also cashed in and got a FREE FREE FREE Black and Decker lawn blower vacuum.
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Pepsi has started a new contest. Fantasy racing. Each week that NASCAR has a race you can try and pick the top 12 finishers in the correct order. If you are correct you win what the winner of the race wins. Not too shabby of a prize and you don't have to purchase a single bottle or can of Pepsi.

Here's some hints if you are going to try to pick the top 12 in the order in the Daytona 500 tomorrow.

The pole sitter does not necessarily win this race. It is a long race and even if you get a lap down you can easily make it up.

The Daytona 500 sometimes has winners that only win at Daytona. Michael Waltrip 2 times, Sterling Martin 2 times, Derrick Cope, and Ward Burton to name a few.

This race is also easy for a rookie to make a mistake. The last 1/4 of the race will always have the "Big One" which will take out 10-15 cars from the middle of the pack to the back. So know if you pick a driver that is starting from the rear....he has to be strong enough to be somewhere close to the front by the 3/4 mark.

Also team mates will likely draft together and a driver from a single car team will be lacking a dance partner.

Also drivers will be taking favors and giving favors much like Kurt Busch pushing Ryan Newman to the win last year. Busch decided rather than try and pass Newman coming out of the 4th corner and both of them losing the draft and getting passed, it was better to get stay in second place. He then earned a favor for future use and didn't jeopardize a for sure 2nd place finish.

This is the first race of the season and drivers are eager to start the season strong. The top 12 may not be the top 12 at the end of the year.

This race is NASCAR's biggest pay day thus the biggest pay day for you if you can pick the top 12 in the correct order. Hey....it's free and you have nothing to lose but a lot to gain and in this economic climate everyone could use some spare change.

I won't tell you my picks but I will give tell you the following drivers will be in the top 12.

Stewart
Martin
Vickers

Who will not be in the top 12

Michael Waltrip
Joey Lagano
David Reutimann

Good luck and make sure you enter before the race starts.