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Cadbury Philippines / sham promo

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Cadbury's The Art of Happiness promo was a sham! Its judges did not themselves know what they should be judging about. I joined the contest, taking pains to carefully build my Cadbury-wrapped paper art design according to its Art-of-Happiness concept. But what huge disappointment I got when I felt cheated out so unfairly in the end. I'm no spoilsport or no mean loser. I can accept defeat and lose valiantly as long as the loss is reasonable and fair. But choosing designs that did not at all depict the contest theme and fell short of the other criteria, like audience votes, is unbelievable! To illustrate: my design showed a balikbayan dad being welcomed at the airport arrival area by his wife and children, which, to me, is a very timely tableau of what constitutes happiness in today's Pinoy families. To compare: 3rd place winner they chose is an Egyptian chariot, 2nd place is a Chinese pagoda-lamp, 1st place is a mountain-beach resort replica. Where is the message of happiness in the winning entries they selected? Beats me. So pray, tell me, don't I have reason to cry "scam!"? Choose Cadbury, Choose Happiness, the promoters say. I say: Cadbury leaves a bad taste in my mouth after this experience!

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  • Mo
      29th of Jul, 2008
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    Hey, Cadbury Phils. people! Take heed..looks like your Happiness promo made this guy so unhappy and he seemed to have valid reasons to be. Cadbury, better 'bury your not-so-happy promo! Next time, study your own contest rules! Who drafted the contest mechanics anyway? Hershey's?

  • Ni
      29th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    Want to buy the shoes of the low price of high quality, I want to go

  • Ni
      4th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    Look, all I can say is that if God let them win, He probably wanted them to. I joined the contest myself (the forest diorama with the origami moose and trees). I spent hours on that one moose. It was a 100++ step model. I prayed to God every night that whatever he wants to happen, will happen. And I needed him to accept it. We din't really have the same plans but I'm sure that his were better. Maybe not for me but for whoever won.

  • Ka
      8th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    i join the contest too but aim not there at the judging day and the worse part of joining the contest is that, i dint even get my entry back they dint even call me to inform me where can i get my art back, even if i dint win the contest making those art made me feel a winner hope next time the cadbury Phils.try to value your customer more beside we spend lots of money buying your product so we can have a master piece to join the contest.

  • An
      27th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    kay monique, kung mabasa mo ito, better luck next time. Ngayon ko lang nakita itong complaint item mo. If you want to complain about your loss, wag mo idamay kami mga winners. In my life, nakapanalo na rin ako ng ibang contests not just Cadbury's. I did not want you to lose, but I want myself to win.

    If you have that kind of attitude, you will NEVER be able to win in ANY contest.

    Just do better next time.

    Thank you.

  • Ms
      15th of Jul, 2009
    0 Votes

    where can i see the works of the winners of last year's cadbury contest?

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