This brings me to my recent adventure with trying to see who won a contest, a jewelery company called Waxing Poetic out of California. They ran a Christmas contest where you went to their web page and made a wish list, then one lucky person would win their wishlist items. So I stalk and stalk their Facebook page (here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/waxingpoetic?ref=ts&fref=ts) and no announcing of a winner. So I posted on January 24th, 2013 asking this:
Waxing Poetic We apologized if you missed the announcement, the Wishlist Winner was announced in December after the contest ended.
If you scroll down to January 8th on their Facebook page another fan of the page asked if a winner was announced and again they did not respond till January 24th with this response:
Waxing Poetic We apologized if you missed the announcement, the Wishlist Winner was announced in December before the app was removed form our Facebook page.
Again nothing stating who the winner was or saying you can find the winner's name on their blog (http://www.waxingpoetic.com/blog/) or their website (http://www.waxingpoetic.com/). In the end I really am guessing that either this promotion did not generate enough revenue from the contest to pick a winner or choosing a winner would have cost too much based on the wishlist. Either way when a company works so hard to promote their product, and I will say they have some beautiful jewelery pieces, but never does follow through on a contest, is well for a lack of a better word: Shady!
Now if Waxing Poetic would like to contact me and let me know where I can find the winner of this contest, and I will contact the winner to confirm they actually won, I will be happy to update this post on my blog.
Now I ask my readers this: Have you had a company run a contest and never announce a winner? Let me know because as a consumer I want to stay clear and far from these so called companies!
Thanks for reading,