Lucozade hands out contactless bottles to London commuters

Lucozade hands out contactless bottles to London commuters

Commuters passing through Oxford Circus tube station will be able to tap and pay for their journeys through the London Underground using a contactless chip embedded in the base of a bottle of Luzozade in a promotional initiative between Transport for London and the energy drinks brand.

Team GB gymnast Nile Wilson, Britain’s Got Talent finalists Twist and Pulse and ballet star Alessia Lugoboni have been enlisted to promote the campaign, which will run for two days with thousands of the contactless bottles pressed into the hands of thirsty commuters during the rush hour - or 'whoosh hour' as it's been renamed by Lucozade's marketing team.



Ashleigh Roberts, senior brand manager at Lucozade Energy, says: “In a city that’s always on the go, we’re giving Londoners an extra opportunity to get where they need to be in a fun and unique way.”

More than one million journeys a day are paid for using contactless cards and the tube has been widely credited with popularising the technology across the UK as a whole.

Comments: (3)

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 01 June, 2017, 11:16Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Cool idea! Surprised no one else did something similar for social media impact. Actually, perhaps MULTIPASS should sponsor "Pay with your covfefe" campaign :)

Robin Setty
Robin Setty - ACI Worldwide (EMEA) Limited - Watford 02 June, 2017, 09:19Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

And how do you suppose these bottles are going to be recycled?

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 02 June, 2017, 09:381 like 1 like

Do you mean topped up? :)