Pepsi coupons are available in abundance, which is in keeping with the company's position as one of the world's leading soft drink brands. Since they're always trying to outdo their rivals at Coke, you can count on a wealth of free coupons to be floating around online and in your weekly newspaper. This article will help you track down all the best Pepsi bargains, and we'll also throw in a brief history of the company and list of ingredients.
Pepsi was first created in North Carolina in 1898 by Caleb Bradham, where he sold it from his pharmacy under the name 'Brad's Drink.' In 1903, he moved his operation and renamed the product Pepsi-Cola in honor of ingredients such as kola nuts and pepsin.
The company would be forced into bankruptcy during the Great Depression, and it was eventually purchased by Charles Guth of the Loft candy company. A number of other businesses had a chance to purchase Pepsi during the 1920s and 1930s, but they all decided to pass.
Pepsi introduced their 12-ounce bottles in 1936, a move that greatly increased their popularity. Their brand recognition continued to increase over the decades, as did their rivalry with Coca-Cola. In 1961, the 'Cola' part of the name was dropped, and the drink simply became known as Pepsi.
During the 1970s, they launched the Pepsi Challenge, a blind taste test intended to show that people preferred the taste of Pepsi over Coke. This touched off the 'Cola Wars,' a competition that still rages on into 2012.
While Pepsi is outsold by Coke in most parts of the world, there are some areas where the reverse is true. These include Utah, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.
In 2012, online coupons are becoming the preferred method of saving money on groceries. However, that doesn't mean that print ads have become extinct. In fact, the Sunday edition of your local newspaper should be brimming with deals and specials ready to be clipped out. Some of your favorite magazines may also include coupons, especially those aimed at female readers.
I'm assuming that you can get online Pepsi coupons at the company's official website, but I ran into some compatibility issues when I visited there. I don't know what the problem was, so I was more than a little frustrated by my online Pepsi experience. Hopefully, your visit will yield more pleasing results.
I had better luck when I checked out Pepsi's presence on Twitter and Facebook. Not only do they offer occasional Pepsi coupons, they also share coupons from other companies that contain a Pepsi product. For example, my visit turned up an Arby's coupon that also included a free Pepsi as part of the deal.
Another smart strategy is to bookmark and routinely visit the websites for major department and grocery stores. All their weekly specials should be found there, and you can often sign up for email alerts when additional free coupons become available.
If you're too lazy to clip coupons yourself, there are services that will do it for you. Just sign up for free, and you'll occasionally receive free grocery coupons in your mailbox. While you can't be guaranteed of getting Pepsi coupons in every shipment, there's a strong chance they'll be included. Even if you do clip or print out special deals, this is an excellent way to supplement your collection. GroceryCouponFree.net is one site that I would recommend.
Here are the ingredients found in a standard can of Pepsi:
And here's the nutritional information for an 8 ounce serving of Pepsi. Keep in mind that 8 ounces is a suggested serving size, and even a single can of Pepsi has 12 ounces of liquid. If you consume a whole container of Pepsi, you'll be getting more than what's listed below.
In case you're wondering, it's the high fructose corn syrup that causes soft drinks to increase the size of your waistline. This ingredient has also been linked to diabetes, liver disease and cardiovascular disease, but it sure does taste good.
Since Pepsi is one of the world's leading soft drink companies, you should have no trouble finding free Pepsi coupons. Some of these can be printed out online, while others won't require you to do anything other than show up at the local supermarket. In either case, you'll be saving money and enjoying a refreshing beverage in no time.