Dr Pepper has started a new promotional giveaway in the US. The company is giving away a new Mini Cooper convertible a day for 75 days, starting last Wednesday (18 May).

Dr Pepper drinkers could win instantly by visiting www.drpepper.com and entering codes found under the caps of 20 oz and 2-litre bottles or inside 12-pack wraps of specially marked packages, the company said yesterday.

A convoy of Dr Pepper branded Mini Coopers will be travelling around the US this summer visiting retail locations in 40 markets and may even make surprise visits to some of the 75 winners.

A new Dr Pepper branded car - similar to the cars in the convoy - will also be auctioned on eBay, with all proceeds going to the "I Have A Dream" foundation.