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yes! you can finally #shareacoke with me!

Diet Coke - yes, it has my name on it

I admit that, as a blogger, I get a lot of cool things. I get great books, movies and products to review and I get to go on all kinds of amazing trips and enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences.

Although I am so grateful for all of these perks, few things have made me as genuinely scream-out-loud-with-excitement happy as the package I received yesterday.

I finally got a Diet Coke bottle with my name on it!

Diet Coke - Lois bottle

As you may remember from my Viking River Cruise video, I am a Diet Coke fanatic. I often drink it with my Jenny Craig cinnamon rolls for breakfast (I never said I was a good role model) and I’m convinced I may have become a film critic simply to rationalize spending hours in movie theaters eating popcorn and drinking Diet Coke.

You may also remember from my post about the Lois Club, though, that my name is often misspelled or just plain missing from those personalized keychains and stationery you see in souvenir shops.

So, when the #shareacoke campaign was introduced, I fell in love with it and yearned to find my name on a can. I grabbed on to generic words like “Mom” and “Soulmate” because those were the only ways I could participate. Michael and I shared an “Ami” in France, and I related to “Frequent Flyer” on a recent flight.

Diet Coke - airplane napkin

But, inside, I’ve been begging for a “Lois.”

Last week, I received an email from a publicist with a little tease about a surprise she wanted to send me from “a popular, national beverage company I know you love.” I Googled her agency and saw it represented Coke, which made sense because I am totally out in the open about my Diet Coke addiction. I couldn’t imagine what they were going to send but I appreciated the gesture.

When this showed up — “Yes, it has my name on it.” — I started jumping up and down! OMG I was going to finally get a Diet Coke with my name on it!

Diet Coke - box

(My daughter, Sara, humored me and acted like she was happy for me but I think secretly she’s a little jealous that she hasn’t found a bottle featuring her name instead of “Sarah.”)

We opened the box and I swear I could hear angels singing as I uncovered the holy grail.

Diet Coke inside box

Not only do I have a “Lois” bottle now but I also have this cute little cover that I can zip my bottle into to keep it safe and sound.

Diet Coke zipper

Plus, I have stickers in the official Diet Coke font to personalize more bottles and cans, along with labels and, for my Lois sisters out there, a couple of actual Lois wrappers.

Diet Coke labels

I’ll be happy to send labels or stickers to spell your name to a few of you who I’ll choose at random if you leave a comment below and Tweet this:

Meanwhile, I’m going to send a thank you note to the nice people at Diet Coke for validating my Lois-ness and then I’m going to take my special bottle out to the pool.

Sorry but, at least for now, I will not be sharing it.

Diet Coke - Lois bottle at pool

Oh, wait! 🙂

Diet Coke - Lois and Michael bottles

Comments

  1. Hailey Fish says:

    I’d love to share a coke with you Lois

  2. I love that Coke is doing this. I can never find my name on anything and I found my name on a Coke bottle.

  3. Omg how cool!!!! My name is Courtney so you would think it would be easy to find my name, but unfortunately still no luck! One day it will happen 😉

  4. Never Ever is my name anywhere but where I place it! So sad.
    I am used to it so I would love to share a Diet Coke with an official Lois Diet Coke, that is if you are willing to share because there is no Haralee 🙁

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      I would be happy to share a Diet Coke with you, Haralee! I know how frustrating it is not to have your name anywhere.

  5. Coca Cola is the best drink on the face of the earth. I love a real coke with ice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I love this campaign of Coke. I’ve been seeing this around and it’s so nice to find familiar names on them. I love the cover!

  7. Elizabeth O. says:

    I want some stickers, too! I love coke and it would be so nice to see my name on it.

  8. It is cool to have a coke bottle with your name on it! This is a very nice campaign from Coca-Cola. You not only get to enjoy a refreshing drink, you get that thrill of finding a bottle with your name! It makes you feel really special.

  9. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I am a Coke Zero drinker, but I am still in search of a Robin bottle. I have been searching for months now.

  10. I’d love to share a drink with you. I’m not a soda drinker, but how about some wine?

  11. I think this is a great marketing campaign. I’m not really a coke lover – but maybe they’ll branch it out for other drinks!

  12. I get teased and criticized for my love of the Diet Coke. I don’t care 🙂 I am still searching for my name as well!!

  13. I love this! I am also a Diet Coke fanatic, have been most of my life. I actually haven;’ found my name on a bottle either 🙁 Hope to though!

  14. I found my name once at a Target. oh my gosh, I almost died!! Aimee is not a common name at all! Now to find Giada!

  15. Isn’t that exciting. I remember trying to find my name and it was so fun to finally see it!

  16. I don’t drink any soft drinks at all, so I’m unlikely to look for my name. But it must be fun to see it, especially with names like ours that are so 1950s!

  17. You are amazing! Getting a World Wide Soft drink company to immortalize you is, well… awesome!!!!

  18. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    There will never be Helene on a Coke bottle. Trust me. That said, i would love to share a Diet Coke with you … our next trip, for sure! xoxo

  19. I think this is quite a neat idea that Coke has come up with. Let people have a little fun when drinking their product!

  20. I was somewhere and seen these names on the coke bottles. I didn’t see mine, but maybe one day I will.

  21. That was a fun thing for Coke to do. I’m happy that you finally got a bottle with your name on it. It’s going to be hot this week in much of the US. Well wishes for good hydration to you and all your readers.

  22. That is awesome! My mother in law’s name is Lois too, I will have to tell her!

  23. Wow this is so cool! I’m a huge Diet Coke fan too but I’ve been lucky enough to find my name a few times.

  24. Rebecca Swenor says:

    I have yet to see my name on a Coke bottle. It would be exciting for sure. lol I totally love this cover you got. It is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  25. I really enjoy seeing my name and finding my family’s names on the coke bottles but for someone like me who has gasteroparies I can’t have carbonated drinks. Sighs. The bottles are cool to collect.

  26. I used to have a Coca Cola addiction. I love the ¨Share a Coke¨ campaign. It´s so fun.

  27. I think that it really excited and I can see myself being as excited about something like this as a cruise, LOL. I love this campaign but my favorite drink is Diet Coke with Lime. I am addicted.

  28. That’s adorable. I am not a soda drinker at all, but I appreciate how much you commit to your obsessions:)

  29. I am so excited for you!!! I am also a big diet coke fan and I would love to share a coke with you! What a fantastic and cool box to open!

  30. I love the Michael sticker lol. I don’t drink soda but I’d love to have one with my name on it for sure.

  31. My dog Dexter wants to share this with you 😉

  32. Jennifer Williams says:

    Love it. I have yet to see my name which surprises me because mine used to be common. One day I too will have my own coke!

  33. Wow this is the best thing I’ve ever seen. I can NEVER find Jeanine on a coke, or diet coke! I am the biggest coke fanatic and searched forever so this is AWESOME and I totally get just how excited you are!

  34. As a Diet Coke aficionado, I must have one of these. 😀 When there was the whole fad of cokes with names, there was no chance I would ever find mine.. (Ronit) :'( Glad you got to have your own personalized one though. How fun!

  35. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    My sister loves Diet Coke. This is such a cute bottle cover. I love that it came with stickers to use on other bottles.

  36. I am pretty sure there will never be a VERONICA on a coke. Lol. My name is one of those that people easily forget

  37. This sounds really amazing. I would love to find my name on coke bottles as well & it is going to super exciting. This looks like a a wonderful marketing campaign from Coke.

  38. How fun is this? I’ve seen some of these Cokes around town, but so great you got your own with matching accessories. Very cool!

  39. Although I don’t drink any diet drinks, and probably have a sugary soda 4 times a year, I totally get your excitement of seeing your name all over something you love! How very fun for you!

  40. Mid-Atlantic Foodie says:

    Oh Lois, how I love everything about this post and in honor of you and your love of Diet Coke, I’m going out to purchase a 24 pack today to share 24 of them with you. <3 How absolutely adorable are you?

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      Ha ha! I would love to share a 24 pack with you!! And maybe you can cook up one of your delicious recipes to go with it?! xo

  41. How cool! Cheers Lois – I know my name certainly will not be on a bottle of Coca Cola anytime soon!

  42. Lois- You are the perfect spokesperson for Diet Coke – You spread sunshine wherever you go! I haven’t had a soda in 22 years, however I would sit and watch you drink one anytime! Loved this adorable post!

  43. How awesome! I am pretty sure I won’t be seeing my name any time soon!

  44. i am SO SO jealous!! I’m a diet coke fanatic too.. and I am still waiting for my name. 🙁

  45. I would love to share a Diet Coke with you. Anytime, any place. Because I am sure there is a KATHY bottle but never a CATHY!

    So I virtually toast to you for now until we meet again. That is so awesome Louise. I mean Lois. Sorry – Jersey humor. 🙂

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