Coca-Cola Designated Driver Campaign is back! - Starting 1st Dec  - BOGOF
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Coca-Cola Designated Driver Campaign is back! - Starting 1st Dec - BOGOF

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Found 18th Nov 2015
Launching on December 1, it offers people driving to pubs and bars a free second soft drink when they buy a Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Life, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke, or Schweppes

Designated Driver is a nationwide campaign that rewards drivers who choose not to drink during the festive season with ‘buy one, get one free’ on soft drinks - ideal for those who end up pulling the short straw and end up being taxi for the night.

To further help drive footfall into participating locations, a new online Designated Driver Pub Finder will go live on December 1 at holidaysarecoming.com/des…ver so consumers can search for a venue near them.

barmagazine.co.uk/coc…gn/
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Great idea but doesn't help me - I don't drink carbonated drinks, just water, and always end up being the driver!!
a good deed for the festive period merry xmas to all
I actually prefer Coke to alcohol, I love sugar and it always tastes better in pubs
Bargainhuntersupreme

Great idea but doesn't help me - I don't drink carbonated drinks, just … Great idea but doesn't help me - I don't drink carbonated drinks, just water, and always end up being the driver!!



​drinking water is precisely why your the driver. if you don't want to be the driver don't drink water!!!
Bargainhuntersupreme

Great idea but doesn't help me - I don't drink carbonated drinks, just … Great idea but doesn't help me - I don't drink carbonated drinks, just water, and always end up being the driver!!



Good man. Next time you're in the pub drinking water have one on me. Just as the barman / barmaid to stick it on my tab ; )
coke for designated drivers is still illegal
Banned
pnaylor39

if you don't want to be the driver don't drink water!!!



OR DON'T GO OUT! ;-)
That's great for me as I only even drink coke
In America they often give you soft drinks for free for designated drivers, so this is just a bit of PR, it costs pennies for a soft drink so they could do a lot more to promote not drinking and driving as the difference in pubs between a pint and soft drink is often negligible, so a lot of people often have "1 or 2"
Bottle of spirits in the Mrs bag , sounds like free mixer to me
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I really wouldn't want to drink a lot of soft drinks just for the sake of drinking something, makes no sense to me.
I can see how this will work out well for CocaCola. If it stops idiots from drinking alcohol and driving home then it will be a good thing.
My local Toby pub you buy Pepsi and you get Unlimited Pepsi or lemonade which is great
*this offer does not apply in my chippy
The Nuka Cola truck! (sorry, I'm in the middle of Fallout 4).
A diabetes inducing deal.
brendonhope3

A diabetes inducing deal.



You could order diet? Pretty sure the weight gained from the alcohol is more likely to cause diabetes.
As a designated driver could i still get vodka added to it?
asiot

As a designated driver could i still get vodka added to it?



Indeed. In fact adding 3 or more shots of Vodka to it, as designated driver, will also get you a cooked breakfast the next morning (in time for your sobered up interview with the arresting officer)
wozkeo

Bottle of spirits in the Mrs bag , sounds like free mixer to me



#LAD
what a good idea and how has it taken someone so long to come up with it?
Good Idea would be better if some non carbonated drinks could be included as well. In some pubs I have been to in the past the price of a pint soft drink (e.g coke or juice with lemonade) can be more than the price of a pint of alcoholic drink
If they could provide the lorry load of Coke as well please.
Surely if this is for designated drivers it would be better if the offer was half price rather than BOGOF?
Graham1979

OR DON'T GO OUT! ;-)


Yep - what on Earth is the point in socialising unless you get absolutely rat-faced, kick in a bus shelter then throw up in the cab home.
Does it still count if you have a shot on the side then mix them away from the bar
Bargainhuntersupreme

Great idea but doesn't help me - I don't drink carbonated drinks, just … Great idea but doesn't help me - I don't drink carbonated drinks, just water, and always end up being the driver!!



In the locals around here, Coke is so watered down and flat you probably couldnt tell the difference anyway. (_;)
Really good idea!
For those who don't do carbonated drinks, grab one of the concentrated diluting juice miniatures. Fits in your pocket, and you can just order water at the bar! You can even carry a few to give you a few options!
a pint of coke is almost as expensive as a pint of larger! I'll stick to squash..
The best idea would be if, you know, people just drink responsibly, and not drive after drinking. I mean, it can't be to hard can it? You shouldn't need to be rewarded for not putting the lives of others or yourself at risk.
ratsdomino

what a good idea and how has it taken someone so long to come up with it?


11m since last Christmas???
Should be all year round in my honest opinion. I went to a Flaming Grill recently and for a large lemonade and lime it was £3.75! More than a pint!
Bargainhuntersupreme

Great idea but doesn't help me - I don't drink carbonated drinks, just … Great idea but doesn't help me - I don't drink carbonated drinks, just water, and always end up being the driver!!


If you're getting charged for water, you should probably rethink your choice of pub.
Last christmas I decided i wasn't going to drink and spent a fortune. During the meal a pint of coke was £5 and after that i went on the becks blue which was more than normal becks!

hsph.harvard.edu/nut…rs/

Ordering diet might not stop you ending up with diabetes

yrreb88

You could order diet? Pretty sure the weight gained from the alcohol is … You could order diet? Pretty sure the weight gained from the alcohol is more likely to cause diabetes.

David23

I actually prefer Coke to alcohol, I love sugar and it always tastes … I actually prefer Coke to alcohol, I love sugar and it always tastes better in pubs



​Me too, but doesn't half make your nose hurt.
ellietoo

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-drinks/artificial-sweeteners/Ordering diet might not stop you ending up with diabetes



"...an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, however, more research is needed to prove a causal link".

Correlation isn't causation and the article also stated that long term studies show that consuming sweeteners reduces calorific intake and thus promotes weight loss or maintenance. The study also had some limitations such as only asking participants annually to recall their consumption. There's also no biologically plausible reason for sweeteners to directly cause diabetes, particularly when some sweeteners aren't even digested.

A recent systematic review found that sweeteners do indeed reduce calorie intake and thus promote weight loss. A good write up of this is found on the Science-Based Medicine website.




Edited by: "yrreb88" 19th Nov 2015

I've seen one theory that the sweetness fools the brain into thinking you're eating sugar, and therefore your body reacts as if you had. Another theory is they don't satisfy sweet cravings so you eat more. Who knows if it's true, but one of those studies showed people who drink diet drinks tended to have a higher increase in bmi.

yrreb88

"...an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, however, more … "...an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, however, more research is needed to prove a causal link".Correlation isn't causation and the article also stated that long term studies show that consuming sweeteners reduces calorific intake and thus promotes weight loss or maintenance. The study also had some limitations such as only asking participants annually to recall their consumption. There's also no biologically plausible reason for sweeteners to directly cause diabetes, particularly when some sweeteners aren't even digested. A recent systematic review found that sweeteners do indeed reduce calorie intake and thus promote weight loss. A good write up of this is found on the Science-Based Medicine website.



Edited by: "ellietoo" 19th Nov 2015
Still better off bringing a big bottle from the supermarket.http://s9.postimg.org/dsd1g8qvj/image.jpg
I drink water out because a medical condition means I can't have carbonated liquids. I don't pay for tap water, and I expect ice and lemon for free too. It would be nice if the offer included squash or fruit juice.
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