Getting access to the presale for Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” Sprite cans has proven to be quite difficult. Sprite and Drake announced the limited-edition cans in August 2021, and they immediately sparked a frenzy among fans and collectors hoping to get their hands on the coveted cans early. However, Sprite has kept details about the presale limited. This has left many wondering exactly how and where they can find information about getting access to the presale and acquiring those coveted presale codes.
Where to Look for Presale Codes
Unfortunately, Sprite and Drake have not published clear guidance on how to get presale codes for the Certified Lover Boy cans. Based on past limited-edition presales, there are a few places savvy fans should monitor to try and secure presale access:
Sprite’s Social Media Accounts
One of the most common ways presale codes are distributed is through social media. Keep an eye on Sprite’s main Twitter and Instagram accounts, as special codes will likely be posted there in the days leading up to the presale launch. Turn on notifications so you don’t miss any important posts or Stories mentioning presale details.
Influencers and Celebrity Accounts
In addition to the main brand accounts, special codes are often given to influencers and celebrities to share with their followers. Drake will likely post a code on his Instagram or Twitter, and other music and pop culture figures may also have codes to hand out. Make sure to follow all the likely celebrity suspects and keep watch for presale code drops.
Sprite Website and Email List
Sprite may list presale registration spots or promotions on their website. Check www.sprite.com frequently for any presale code mentions. You can also try signing up for Sprite’s email newsletter in case any presale emails go out to subscribers.
Retailers and Fandom Sites
For highly coveted items like the Drake cans, online retailers may also get codes to distribute. Sign up for alerts and check product pages on sites like Amazon, eBay, and specialty soda retailers. Drake fan accounts may also announce presale opportunities, so staying looped into the biggest fandom channels could pay off with exclusive code drops.
How to Use Presale Codes
Once you successfully hunt down a legitimate presale code, here are the typical steps you’ll follow to access the presale:
Visit the Presale Ticket Page
There will likely be a special page or portal on Sprite’s website to enter the presale with a code. This page usually goes live a day or two before the presale starts. Bookmark it and check frequently for the chance to input your code.
Enter Your Code
On the presale page, look for the promo code box or field. Carefully type in the code you received, ensuring it is entered correctly. Double check that the code matches exactly before submitting it.
Verify Your Identity
You may have to create an account or provide contact information so Sprite can verify your identity and eligibility for the presale. Have your personal information ready to complete any registration steps smoothly.
Shop the Presale
Once your code is validated, you will be able to browse and purchase items during the exclusive presale window before the general public sale opens. Have your payment method on hand so you can checkout fast and finalize your order. Act quick, as presale stock is very limited!
Tips for Getting a Presale Code
Here are some top tips to boost your chances of scoring an elusive Certified Lover Boy presale code:
Sign Up For Sprite Newsletters and Alerts
This ensures you’re on their radar and will be notified about any presale opportunities for loyal customers.
Follow Drake and Sprite’s Social Media Closely
Turn on notifications so you don’t miss any presale announcements or surprise code drops on their accounts.
Monitor Drake Fan Accounts and Communities
Connect with other superfans who may share codes and presale tips they come across.
Be Ready to Act Fast
Have your payment info saved and be ready to enter codes quickly before they expire or stock sells out!
Avoid Presale Code Scams
Only trust codes from verified sources and accounts directly associated with Sprite and Drake.
When is the Certified Lover Boy Presale?
Unfortunately, Sprite has not officially announced a presale date yet. Most experts predict the presale will likely occur 1-2 weeks prior to the public release date on August 23, 2021. Some potential presale date windows to watch include:
August 9 – 13, 2021
About 2 weeks before release is a very common presale window.
August 16 – 20, 2021
1 week before release would be a narrower presale opportunity.
Stay tuned to all Sprite and Drake’s channels for the official presale announcement, likely coming in early August 2021!
Where Can You Buy the Cans at Presale?
These are the most likely places the coveted Certified Lover Boy cans will be available during presale:
Sprite will almost certainly sell the cans directly through their own website. There will likely be a presale landing page that goes live when codes can be redeemed.
Major online retailers like Amazon often participate in exclusive presales. Amazon pages may unlock for presale buyers to make purchases before the general public.
eBay has hosted presales for other limited-edition soda releases. Keep an eye out for presale listings redeemable with special codes.
7-Eleven or other retailers
If available at convenience and grocery stores, those retailers may also announce presales redeemable in-store or online.
What’s the Price for Presale Cans?
While prices could vary, based on previous limited Sprite cans the presale price should align with typical store pricing:
Single 12 oz can: $2 – $3
8-pack of 12 oz cans: $10 – $15
12-pack of 12 oz cans: $15 – $20
Given the hype, some retailers may inflate presale pricing. But official presales through Sprite should follow normal can price ranges.
How Many Cans Can You Buy Presale?
Presale purchase limits are not confirmed, but based on past limited releases, buyers will likely be restricted to a maximum number of cans:
Single Can Limit
Possibly only 1 can per customer to give more people a chance.
A slightly higher limit of 2 cans to allow 1 for drinking, 1 for collecting.
At most retailers, the limit may be 1 case of 12 cans per customer.
The inventory will be extremely limited regardless of the exact limits. Buy the max you can during presale to increase your chances of scoring cans!
Should You Resell Presale Cans?
Here are the pros and cons of reselling Certified Lover Boy presale cans:
|High demand and limited supply means you can likely resell for well over retail price
|Reselling goes against the spirit of the presale for true Drake fans
|Can turn a big profit if you get your hands on multiple presale cans
|Backlash from community since cans are meant to be enjoyed, not resold
|Great way to get value back if you have buyers’ remorse or want to upgrade your Drake collection
|Fees and time required to list and ship cans at online marketplaces
In summary, reselling does provide potential monetary gain. But the Drake community heavily frowns on it. Most see presale access as a reward for loyal fans that shouldn’t be exploited for profit. If you do resell, expect some backlash. But market demand virtually guarantees high resale prices regardless.
What Happens if You Can’t Get Presale Access?
If you don’t manage to get a presale code in time, don’t panic! Here is what you can do:
Wait for the public sale
You’ll still have a chance when cans go onsale widely on August 23rd. Stock will be lower but you can try your luck.
Check resale sites
If you must have presale cans, check eBay and Mercari for people reselling them. Be prepared to pay inflated prices.
Trade with other fans
Reach out to other collectors and Drake fans to propose trades for any duplicate cans or merchandise they got during presale.
Wait for restocks
Popular limited editions often see small restocks. Sign up for alerts and keep checking back for restock opportunities.
Focus on other Drake merch
Console yourself by buying other exclusive Certified Lover Boy merch coming out alongside the cans.
Scoring Drake Sprite Certified Lover Boy cans during presale won’t be easy. But entering contests, following social accounts, and staying on alert for codes maximizes your chances. Move fast when presale begins to secure your cans early. And don’t lose hope if you can’t get presale access – you’ll still have plenty of opportunities to get your hands on this hot collaboration!