7-Eleven Helping Shaq, AriZona Give Away 'Golden Cans'

Consumers who find special gold Soda Shaq cans can win meet and greet with O'Neal

WOODBURY, N.Y. -- AriZona Beverages and Shaquille O'Neal are inviting 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, consumers must find the golden can to 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 Shaq will provide clues via their Facebook and Twitter pages to give fans a few hints and a little direction towards the gold.

They are encouraging 7-Eleven customers, AriZona fans and Shaq followers 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 Shaq poster, a set of headphones and four cases of Soda Shaq.

There will be only five winners who will be entered to win the grand prize--a "meet and greet" with Shaq 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.

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; it is made with real Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla extract and pure cane sugar and has 90 calories per serving. The Soda Shaq line is available in 23.5-ounce cans at a suggested retail price of 99 cents per can. As part of the sweepstakes, the Golden Can will be free of charge.

Dallas-based 7-Eleven Inc. 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.