If I buy a cartload of Pepsi in the USA, and bring all the little yellow bottletops back to Europe – will I be able to finally download some songs from the iTunes Music Store?

The T’s and C’s seem to suggest I won’t:

“7. ELIGIBILITY: You must be thirteen (13) years of age of older and a legal resident of the United States residing in the fifty (50) states or District of Columbia to be eligible to win a prize(s). Employees of the Apple Computer, Inc., Pepsi-Cola Company, its bottlers, their respective parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, distributors, suppliers, printers and advertising, promotional and judging agencies (collectively, “Sponsor and Promotion Parties”) and the immediate family members of such employees (parent, child, sibling, spouse) and/or persons living in the same household as such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to win. No groups, clubs or organizations can participate in this promotion on behalf of the group, club or organization.”

So how will they enforce this? Pseudo-geographical IP range stuff? Or will I have to show my passport when buying Pepsi?

* I cannot read, write or say this word without immediately repeating it in my mind in a Beyoncé voice. That’s all.

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  1. I don’t expect you can access the purchae function in iTMS from Europe to even enter the code. As you don’t have iTMS there yet… (I assume IP range)

    I can’t from Australia

  2. Basically the problem is that you have to have a US billing address to do anything. I imagine if you PRETENDED to have a US billing address and then bought bottletops then it might work ok though – unless they authorise your credit card before you can do anything. Which isn’t beyond the bounds of reason.

  3. Well, if Vonage allows you to have an US phone number – why can’t someone create a service where you can get an US mailing address as well?

    I could virtually live in the US – but never set foot on the country :-).

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