I was getting myself some more Diet Coke today before I sat down to enjoy some CSI when I noticed on the bottle that I could win something by going to iCoke.ca. I’m not a big fan of their recent shift from look under the lid to enter a pin on line but every once in a while I get the urge to go and re-enter a code to see what happens. Problem #1: I have no idea what email and password I used to sign up with last time! So I tried their “forgot your password” link and that didn’t really result in anything fruitful so I moved on to just registering again. Problem #2: I hate having to register just to see if I’m a winner, a great way for them to collect marketing demographics but just an all out pain in the ass for us.
I reluctantly proceeded to enter in all the pertinent personal information that they require, like do they really need my phone number to send me my possible prize when they’ve already got my email and snail mail address, that’s one I usually fill with zero’s.
That final and most annoying problem: at the very bottom is one of those enter the word that you see so we know you’re a real person. I hate these frickin things. I don’t know if I’m just squiggly word challenged or I’m not capitalizing the right letters but I’ve had trouble with these things since day one. The seem to me to prevent real people from signing up more than anything, not to mention the frustration factor of having to try over and over again. Another thing that really gets my knickers in a twist is when it doesn’t work and the stupid password resets so here I am trying the squiggly word to work over and over again when it thinks I haven’t entered a password. Grrr, but I digress.
I don’t know if it’s a firefox issue but iCoke is not having anything to do with me being able to sign up today. I gave up after about 10 tries and decided to come and blog rant about it. I’m going to give IE a shot but since we got our new puters we upgraded to IE7 and seem to be experiencing the same issues with it that we see with firefox. I’m not even going to get started on the terrible frustration factor last week trying to install something as simple as Macromedia Flash Player, that’s a story for another blog post.
I think I’m gonna go back the the Sims, no stupid squiggly words to deal with.
UPDATE: Well it was definitely a firefox issue, it worked ok in IE7 and no I didn’t win anything but I’m now entered to win. Like that will ever happen.