Tuesday Throwback: Pepsi Points Can Buy You Cool Swag, But A Harrier Jet?

In this 1996 Pepsi commercial, a teenager shows off the cool stuff he got from Pepsi Points. He has a Pepsi T-shirt, which was 75 points. He has a leather jacket, which was 1450 Pepsi Points. Shades were 175 points. And then, he rolls up to school in a Harrier Jet…7,000,000 Pepsi Points. This one is best remembered because a business student found a loophole and ended up suing Pepsi for his Harrier Jet. Spoiler alert: he lost. Though Pepsi did end up changing the commercial to 700,000,000 points for the jet.

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Tuesday Throwback: Sprite And Jooky Junk

I have a habit of remembering things from the past randomly, which is probably one reason I write Tuesday Throwback. At work today, I started thinking about the commercial with Jooky Junk. It took me a minute to recall that Jooky Junk was part of a Sprite ad campaign lampooning other soft drinks’ incentive programs, like Pepsi Stuff with the Harrier Jet (which interestingly enough was the subject of a dismissed lawsuit). The Jooky Junk spot featured hilariously silly prizes…a Jooky sock, Jooky halibut, Jooky sea captain, Jooky hornet’s nest, Jooky chainsaw, and best of all, a Jooky hernia belt!

Bonus video: YouTube also directed me to Sprite’s parody “Sun Fizz” commercial. Oh man. Amazing.

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