Monday, June 27, 2011

Cash in Trash

You just finished drinking a refreshing bottle of Diet Coke. You start to throw it away in the recycle bin. But wait! Before you throw it away, take off that cap. There is money to be made here. Sure you may not collect the Coke reward codes but there are plenty of people who do. There are also plenty of people willing to pay hard cold cash for those codes.

I started collecting the codes when Coke first started their reward program. I have gotten several Coke products including bottle openers, keychains, mugs, photo deals, etc. I have even gotten magazine subscriptions. Since Coke limits the amount of codes you can enter each week, it takes awhile to get the really cool stuff. I have gotten quite lazy and the caps have started piling up. They were everywhere: on the counter, on the desk, in my dresser. I even found one in the bathroom. Still I was too lazy to plug them into the Coke site. Then I found this blog. People were actually paying for these codes. So I counted my caps up 339 caps which equal 1017 reward points. I listed them on Ebay for $24.99 with free shipping. Within 30 minutes, they sold. Shipping to Florida cost me $7.83 so I made a profit of  $17.16. Not bad for something most people throw away.

I love my Diet Coke!

UPDATE: July 11, 2011
DO NOT sell coke reward caps. I got my listing pulled even though I already sold the caps and mailed them out. Selling these violates Ebay's policy.

This is what Ebay says "This listing has been removed because you are listing My Coke Reward points. We do not allow listings that promote giveaways, random drawings, raffles, or prizes. These promotions are highly regulated and may be unlawful in many states. Because of this, we don't allow the sale of "My Coke Reward" points as on their website, you can enter a sweepstakes for prizes. We understand that you may not have been aware, but please do not relist these or any other coke reward points on our site. "


  1. Great post Becky. Ugly

  2. Awesome!
    @ 2 years ago Pepsi was doing a thing via AMAZON for free downloads, merchandise, etc...I was able to cash in with tops for I don't even know how many MP3's, DVD box sets, t-shirts, 2 vintage pepsi coolers. Where my husband works a lot of the guys drink pepsi products and they'd save the caps for me. We're talking hundreds. Have you checked into coupons on ebay? I know at one time various coupons sold well.