After last year’s poorly executed contest, I knew Canada Dry would change its giveaway for 2024. I just didn’t know how—until now.

I went into the garage to put away a few groceries in the chest freezer, and sitting on top was a case of ginger ale. It was a promotional box advertising this year’s giveaway. The first word I saw was RECEIPT.

The number of giveaways using codes has been declining year after year; the annual Canada Dry giveaway was the last big contest offering codes on caps and bottles, and finally, after decades of looking for yellow caps and specially marked boxes, it has come to an end.

When you are looking at sweepstakes rules, you need to be looking for:

  1. eligibility
  2. dates
  3. frequency
  4. and any other clauses applicable to that specific giveaway, such as No Purchase Entry or judging criteria.

The full rules can be read online.

This Years Contest



Contest is open only to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory at the time of entry;



The contest begins on April 28, 2024 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time and ends on August 31, 2024, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET

For the purposes of these Official Rules and Regulations, a Day is defined as commencing at 12:00:00 a.m. ET and ending at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on the same day. The Contest consists of eighteen weeks, as follows:


And sometimes the rules conflict …


Limit: Regardless of entry method, entrants may qualify to receive one (1) entry per eligible Canada Dry® product purchased over the Contest Period.


There is no limit to the number of Entries per person but, each Entry must relate to a unique and valid Receipt legitimately obtained in accordance with these Rules.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter the Contest without making a purchase: (i) print your first name, last name, telephone number, date of birth, province of residence, and email address on a plain white piece of paper and mail it (in an envelope bearing sufficient Canadian postage) along with (ii) a handwritten 100 word (or more) unique and original paragraph explaining “Why you would like to win one of the Contest Prizes” (collectively, the “NPN Request”) to:

2024 Tastes Like $100,000 Contest
2075 Robert-Bourassa Blvd, Suite 310
Montreal, QC
H3A 2L1


This hobby is ever-evolving, and no one, including me, is exempt from adapting and learning new skills or entry methods. I will be trying a combination of entry types and see what happens.

Past PIN Code Adventures

@contestqueen♬ original sound – How to Win Giveaways!

Do you enter receipt-based contests?