I’m not gonna lie, even an old scrooge like me gets excited when he sees the Coca Cola advert on television because that’s when you really do know that holidays are coming and all the fun of Christmas is just around the corner.
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Of course, it’s a bit different now because nobody really ever watches live television so you barely ever seen any adverts, but at least Coca Cola are trying to continue the tradition by turning the Coca Cola Trucks into a real life event. Apparently they now tour the country giving out free Coca Cola to anyone that comes near them, and the dates and destinations that they’ll be showing up this year can be found below:
- Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November: 32 Newcraighall Rd, Edinburgh
- Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November: 49 The Hayes, St David’s Dewi Sant, Cardiff
- Tuesday 19 November: Asda, Creechbarrow Rd
- Thursday 21 November: Asda Boldon, North Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, Boldon Colliery
- Friday 22 and Saturday 23 November: White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds, LS11 8LU (Open 12-7pm)
- Friday 22 and Saturday 23 November: Cribbs Causeway, Bristol
- Wednesday 27 November: Asda, Pudsey, Leeds
- Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November: Whiteley Shopping Centre, Portsmouth
- Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November: Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough
- Monday 2 December: Asda Eastlands, Manchester
- Tuesday 3 December: Asda, Leyton Mill, London
- Wednesday 4 December: Asda, Watford, London
- Friday 6 – Saturday 7 December: Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester
- Friday 6 – Saturday 7 December: Intu Merry Hill, Dudley
- Tuesday 10 December: Sainsbury’s Beckton, London
- Wednesday 11 December: Sainsbury’s Essex, London
- Friday 13 and Saturday 14 December: Events Square, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port
- Friday 13 and Saturday 14 December: Intu Lakeside, London
- Sunday 15 December: 02 Arena, London
Yeah it’s hardly showing up at the most major towns in the country is it, but I suppose the important thing is that it’s out there bringing Christmas cheer to some lesser known areas out there. Can’t say I’m really that enthused about travelling to see the trucks and getting a free Coca Cola myself, but I’m sure loads of little kids out there love the tradition.
If you bring some recycled cans as well then they’ll donate 10p for every one that you give them, so if you’re feeling generous there’s that incentive as well. Always the real thing.
For more of the same, check out the real reason that Coca Cola and Pepsi taste different. Crazy news.