WOODBURY, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – AriZona Beverages and Shaquille O’Neal invite consumers to participate in the “Soda Shaq Golden Can” contest at 7-Eleven stores nationwide. Between Aug. 14 and Sept. 3 one golden can will be hidden at five different 7-Eleven locations throughout the country. Once they are placed one-by-one over the four-week period, the ball is in your court to find the golden can and win the prize.
The Golden Can Sweepstakes, the second contest to come from the Soda Shaq launch in June, is expected to generate a buzz and create excitement online. AriZona Beverages and Shaquille O’Neal will provide clues via their Facebook and Twitter pages to give fans a few BIG hints and a little direction towards the gold.
7-Eleven customers, AriZona fans and Shaquille O’Neal followers are all encouraged to look for clues and search #SodaShaqGold to find out where the next golden can is hidden. The first person to find the golden can wins first prize and is automatically entered to win the grand prize. First prize will consist of a Shaquille O’Neal poster, a set of headphones and four cases of Soda Shaq.
With huge social media followings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, AriZona (@DrinkAriZona), Shaquille O’Neal (@SHAQ) and 7-Eleven (@7eleven) have reached an audience of almost 17 million. Out of those fans, there will be only five lucky winners who will be entered to win the grand prize – A “meet and greet” with Shaquille O’Neal including round trip airfare for the winner and one guest, one night hotel accommodation and a $500.00 spending allowance. The grand prize winner will be selected at random on Sept. 4, 2013.
The five specially marked gold cans are marked “WINNER” across the front and will feature a brand new Shaq expression. These five special marked and numbered cans are the perfect addition for any collector who already has the Soda Shaq lineup. Winners will be announced weekly as Golden Cans are found. Visit www.drinksodashaq.com for official rules and details.
The Soda Shaq Cream Soda line was released in four flavors (vanilla, blueberry, strawberry and orange) nationwide on June 25th, 2013. Soda Shaq contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Made with real Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla extract and pure cane sugar at only 90 calories per serving, Soda Shaq is putting up some serious defense against competitors. Fans can satisfy their sweet tooth without the guilt from the very first clean and refreshing sip.
The Soda Shaq line is available in 23.5-ounce cans at a suggested retail price of $0.99 per can. As part of the sweepstakes, the Golden Can will be free of charge.
For more information on this or any other AriZona product, please visit www.DrinkAriZona.com.
Founded in Brooklyn, NY in 1992, AriZona’s mission is to offer top quality beverages in uniquely designed packages that are accessible and affordable. AriZona Beverages — makers of the number one Iced Tea in America, holds a unique position in the global beverage industry with its iconic $0.99 big can and “keeping it real” no frills approach to the consumer market. AriZona never pays for glitzy advertising campaigns to gain consumer loyalty and is constantly ahead of the curve, carving out trends without the use of focus groups and market research. With a loyal following across various demographics, AriZona pulls its own inspiration from its fierce social media following and devoted fan base. To learn more about the AriZona lifestyle, please visit drinkarizona.com; Facebook: AriZonaIcedTea; Twitter: @DrinkAriZona
About Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal is a four time NBA Champion and three time NBA Finals MVP. The recently retired, fifteen time NBA All-Star was named as both the highest ranked athlete in the NBA and the most influential in sports in 2011. With a PhD in Leadership and Education, this iconic marketing and social media marvel is ranked among the “100 Most Creative People in Business” byFast Company Magazine with an online presence that has grown to become the second most followed US athlete on twitter. As a celebrity, athlete, business professional, and comedian, Shaquille O’Neal has an enormous and devoted fan base across a variety of demographics. He is involved in many lucrative partnerships, most recently with AriZona Beverages USA LLC. To learn more about Shaq, please visit www.shaq.com; Facebook: Shaquille O’Neal; Twitter: @Shaq
About 7-Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas,7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 10,100 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, 7-Eleven has some 51,000 stores in 16 countries. During 2012, 7-Eleven stores generated total worldwide sales close to $84.8 billion. 7-Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #2 on Forbes magazine’s 2011 list of Top Franchises for the Money; #3 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2012, #3 in Forbes magazine’s Top 20 Franchises to Start; #2 in Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies. 7-Eleven is No. 3 on Fast Company magazine’s 2013 list of the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail” and among the Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for 2013 by U.S. Veterans Magazine. Hispanic Magazine named 7-Eleven among its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7-Eleven received the 2010 Retailer of the Year honor from PL Buyer because of the company’s private-label brand initiative. 7-Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.