Apr 2, 2019
I never pass up the chance to get my fortune read. Whenever I stop by temples, I always feel compelled to get my fortune read. I'm not one for horoscopes or the like, so I'm not sure why I like omikuji readings so much. Whatever the reason may be, when I saw Coca-Cola's omikuji bottle, I had to buy it!
You can see the advertisement for the omikuji. Normally, I don't drink Coke so this was the only reason.
I thought that the fortune would be under the label, so imagine how disappointed I was when I saw... this. There was no reading, only a QR code linking me to another website. Already, it was looking like too much effort but I had time on my hands.
I used my phone camera to scan the code, and was taken to a Coke-sponsored website. I had one chance, but I still couldn't find my fortune yet! I needed to give them my login information for Twitter or LINE. This was starting to feel like a hassle, but I was so far in already...
I decided to log in with LINE, because I didn't know my Twitter password off the top of my head. Of course, they asked for the standard permissions to read my profile information. Typical marketing stuff.
Finally, I was able to see what this omikuji drawing was all about... And, turns out it wasn't even my daily fortune! It was just a promo to get points. I was pretty disappointed at this point, as I just wanted to know how auspicious my day was going to look.
I pulled my fortune, which normally would be good: daikichi. But, according to this chart above, daikichi is actually the worst luck you could get. I don't get any points with this drawing.
If I wanted to redraw my result, I could share my fortune. However, I wasn't interested in accumulating any points. I guess I'll just take my good luck reading and be happy with it. But I know that I'm never participating in this promotion ever again.
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