Miller Lite Halloween Can - Update!!

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Miller Lite Halloween Can - Update!!

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Post by kamsquared » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:14 pm

In the Sept/Oct 2017 issue of the BCCA mag, I had the privilege of writing an article in Chris Taylors "Vintage Can Closeup" about the Miller Lite Halloween Haunt contest, cans, and breweriana (Sept/Oct 2017 pgs 22-23). For the RB folks who aren't BCCA members, the article focused on the 3 black & orange contest cans that Miller "field seeded" into regular white label Lite cases. If you found a black & orange can, you could win some Miller merchandise, local concert tickets, OR THE GRAND PRIZE.......a trip for two to Universal Studios in L.A. for a private concert with Alice Cooper.

Each can had a description of what you would win on the back and how to claim your prize. The odds of winning were called out in the rules with 45,000 merchandise cans, 880 local concert ticket cans, and only 80 grand prize cans.

At the time the article was published, I had not found anyone who had a a grand prize can and I couldn't find any photos or artwork of what the verbiage was on the back of the grand prize can.

Fast forward to this week when I was able to purchase a sales promotion that showed a kind of artist rendering of the can. It's not an actual photo but I assume it is a good representation of what the actual cans looked like. Check your Lite Halloween cans.....this is a rare piece of aluminum!


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Re: Miller Lite Halloween Can - Update!!

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Post by kamsquared » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:18 pm

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Re: Miller Lite Halloween Can - Update!!

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Post by keithker » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:20 pm

Is the claim for the prize written in Yooper.....no wonder only you or Jonny would be able to read it....

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Re: Miller Lite Halloween Can - Update!!

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Post by kamsquared » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:44 pm

keithker wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:20 pm
Is the claim for the prize written in Yooper.....no wonder only you or Jonny would be able to read it....
Right!! Looks like it was a random letter generator!
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Post by Leon » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:52 am

I can read it fine. LEON.
FAVORITE SAYING: WHY DUMP LOCALLY & FIND PROGRESS O/I's WHEN I CAN DRIVE A THOUSAND MILES AND FIND NOTHING.
NOT SO FAVORITE SAYING: SOME CRAZY RICH CLOWN OUTBID ME
ANOTHER SAYING: LIGHTS ARE ON BUT NOBODY'S HOME?

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Re: Miller Lite Halloween Can - Update!!

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Post by conesplus » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:08 am

Hey Kurt,
I only have one of them (presumably the easiest).
Can you post a pic of the two variations you have?
Thanks, Neil

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Post by kamsquared » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:17 am

conesplus wrote:Hey Kurt,
I only have one of them (presumably the easiest).
Can you post a pic of the two variations you have?
Thanks, Neil
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Re: Miller Lite Halloween Can - Update!!

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Post by conesplus » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:34 pm

that is awesome!
Thanks!!!

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Post by kamsquared » Mon May 21, 2018 9:00 pm

I missed bidding on this one.....was watching it and forgot to bid. Someone got a good deal!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Hallowee ... 2975246672


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Re: Miller Lite Halloween Can - Update!!

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Post by Leon » Tue May 22, 2018 12:25 am

I hate when that happens, I do it all the time.
FAVORITE SAYING: WHY DUMP LOCALLY & FIND PROGRESS O/I's WHEN I CAN DRIVE A THOUSAND MILES AND FIND NOTHING.
NOT SO FAVORITE SAYING: SOME CRAZY RICH CLOWN OUTBID ME
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Miller Lite Halloween Can - Update!!

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Post by kamsquared » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:06 am

Hey Rusty Bunchers
I am looking for this pair of sunglasses from the Miller Lite Halloween Haunt contest. There was a pair on ebay this past week that I was outbid on. The auction was for the common can and the glasses. I'm not sure if the winning bidder wanted the can or the glasses (or both).
If you have a pair of these contest glasses and want to sell them....please let me know!!
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