Amazon is giving away 1 Billion mp3s during the Super Bowl.
Great, right?! After all, an earlier post of mine touted how on-point Amazon was in unrolling the first true iTunes rival. (Read about it here.)
I’m sure you can sense that there’s a caveat, and it is this: you’ll have to buy 5 Pepsi products to get 5 codes for each MP3. So really, they’re not free at all. You’re getting a single mp3 for the price of 5 bottles of sugar water. Let’s say a bottle of Pepsi is $1.50: In accordance with this Super Bowl promo, you will get 1 mp3 (valued at $.89 on Amazon) for 5 Pepsi’s ($7.50.) Assuming you wouldn’t have bought Pepsi in the first place, this is by no means free.
In a stupendous twist of carbonated irony, it’s cheaper to buy 8 mp3s on Amazon.com directly than it is to get 1 from this promotion. Whether or not you do either is another story…