Which ads came out on top?
Best Super Bowl Commercials 2012: The Best of the ‘Meh’

At $3.5 million per 30-second spot, companies willing to pay for Super Bowl XLVI commercials are looking for additional ways to make use of their most expensive promotional seconds by releasing their commercials early.

For non-football fans, this means you won’t have to sit around watching the big game on Sunday to join on in the Monday water cooler talk. For football fans, this means you’ll get to brag about knowing which commercials are the best – before they air on television.

If you’re looking for movie trailers, we’ll have a complete list of Superbowl Movie Trailers posted after the big game.

Check out our ever-expanding list of 2012 Super Bowl commercials below. While not everyone has released their ads early, the majority of companies have. From M&Ms’ Ms. Brown, to Acura’s “Seinfeld”, to Toyota “Reinventing” everything, to Audi killing off Team Edward with its headlight – Super Bowl commercials bring out the best (and maybe worst) of each company.

Which ones will be your favorite? Take a look at the ads below and decide:

UPDATED 02/05: Commercials reordered based on quarter aired

(To view all the ads on a single page, click on the “view all” towards the bottom of the page.)


1st Quarter

Hyundai – “All For One”

Audi – “Vampire Party”

Pepsi – “Kings Court”

Hyundai – “Cheetah”

M&Ms – “Ms Brown”

Best Buy – “Mobile Phone”

Coca-Cola – “Superstition”

Chevy Silverado – “2012”

GoDaddy.com – “Body Paint”

2nd Quarter


Budweiser – “LMFAO”

Doritos – “Man’s Best Friend”

Chevrolet – “Happy Grad”

TaxACT.com – “Free to Pee”

Volkswagen – “The Dog Strikes Back”

America’s Got Talent – “Howard Stern”

H&M – “David Beckham”

Coca-Cola – “Patriots Catch”

Chevrolet – “Stunts”

Teleflora – “Adriana Lima”

Skechers – “Mr. Quiggly”

Doritos – “Sling Baby”

Cars.com – “Confidence”

Hulu – “Hulubratory”

E*TRADE – “Fatherhood”

The Tonight Show – “Madonna”

3rd Quarter


Fiat USA – “Supermodel”

Pepsi Max – “Cheatin’ Heart”

Toyota – “It’s Reinvented”

Oikos Yogurt – “John Stamos”

Century 21 – “Smarter, Bolder, Faster”

Budweiser: “Eternal Optimism”

Acura – “Seinfeld”

GE Appliances – “Louisville, KY”

Bridgestone – “Performance Basketball”

Honda – “Matthew’s Day Off”

MetLife – “Everyone”

Hyundai – “Think Fast”

4th Quarter


Belvita – “Police Officers”

Cadillac – “Green Hell”

CareerBuilder.com – “Business Trip”


Century 21 – “Apolo Anton Ohno”

Chevrolet – “Spy Thriller”

Chevy Sonic – “OK Go”

Chevy Volt – “Aliens #1 – Come On”

Chevy Volt – “Aliens #2 – Who Told”

Downy – “Mean Joe Greene”

GoDaddy.com – “The Cloud”

Kia – “A Dream Car”

Pizza Hut – “Contest Winner”

Samsung – “Next Big Thing”

Suzuki – “Sled”

Toyota – “Connections”

Volkswagen – “The Bark Side”

Super Bowl XLVI airs Sunday @6:30pm ET on NBC

Additional source: Washington Post