Here’s how you could win $10K from Coca-Cola

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If you’ve been to a movie theater, fast food restaurant or even grocery store any time in at least the last few years, chances are you’ve been greeted by a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine.

Just in case you haven’t seen one, this magical drink dispenser lets you fill your cup with more than 100 sodas and flavors, from pre-made options like cherry vanilla Diet Coke to your own concoction like mixing cherry vanilla with orange vanilla.

And new this summer, those creations can get you more than just a fun drink. For the first time ever, Coca-Cola Freestyle is holding a contest that will essentially reward Freestyle users for mixing their fountain drink with the chance to win $10,000 and have their personalized creation featured on dispensers!


To enter the Make Your Mix contest, just submit your custom creation via Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #MakeYourMixContest before July 1. Make sure your Twitter or Instagram page is public so Coca-Cola can see your post.

Coca-Cola will review the entries and narrow it down to five finalists, whose drink mixes will be featured on Coke Freestyle’s 50,000 dispensers across the country from Aug. 25 to Nov. 10. From there, Freestyle users across the country will choose the top mix, simply by drinking it. The machines will track volume of pours for each mix and the winner will be determined by the highest total volume.

The winner of the $10,000 will be revealed on Nov. 11, 2019.


Coca-Cola says some of the top combinations they’ve already seen people create include “Peach Cobbler” (Vanilla Coke + Sprite with Peach), “North Pole Magic” (Cherry Coke + Vanilla Coke + Barq’s Vanilla) and “Dreamy Orange Lemonade” (Minute Maid Lemonade + Hi-C Orange Vanilla).

If you need some inspiration when it comes to creating your drink flavor, just search #MakeYourMixContest on Instagram to see tons of pictures people have already submitted, like this one from Instagrammer @k.k.crawf that’s meant to resemble an orange sherbet and vanilla root beer float! It combines 1/2 Barq’s Root Beer, 1/4 Fanta Orange and 1/4 Barq’s Vanilla Creme Soda. Yum!

What’s your favorite custom mix when you’re using a Freestyle machine?

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Kaitlin Gates

Kaitlin is a freelance multimedia journalist with a degree in journalism and psychology. Along with Don't Waste Your Money, she also writes for Simplemost, where she covers new product and food launches and overall general news. You can email her at or find her on Facebook at More.

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