So what did the winners get? Did they get to choose their Filofax, or had Filofax reserved some specifically for competition? Come on - spill the beans!!!
Alison, we won an .......... APEX organizer! Yay (not!). I emailed them back, asking about colour or other options, but never received a reply.I (and others who won it) am really disappointed. Truth be told, if I had known that the price would be an Apex, I would never have entered to begin with LOL
Oh no! You're JOKING! An APEX!?!? Bleugh!Well done for winning and all, but, commiserations as well!:-)
Gutted!!! Do you think they're having trouble shifting them? I'd probably have loved one as my first ever FF when I was at school, instead of carrying around a huge A4 thing everywhere I went. But at that age I wouldn't have been spending £26 for the privilege...
I didn't know I had to give permissions for my entry to be used on facebook. Nobody asked me (unless I missed it). Happy for it to be posted up.I thought the finalists were going up on facebook to be voted on for a final winner. Did I get that wrong?
Well, the winners certainly have a new filofax memory! I challenge the winners to use the Apex, at least salvage the rings, as a basis for designing your their own fax....whether it be Temperley leopard skin or whatever.
The Ladies and Gentlemen at Filofax will read this blog. They know first class customers deserve first class prizes
My view is that the winners should get a choice of any current fax, also that it should be personalised with their name; by Filofax.To think that they recently "gave away" faxes for 9 euros!
Hah! I was worried about appearing ungrateful, but as a fellow winner of this competition I have to admit I've never been more disappointed at getting a free filofax! I mean....an APEX?! Like Jotje I too would never have bothered entering if I'd known it was the prize. Ick. The first thing I did (honestly) was check ebay for the resale price, but unfortunately Apex are lucky if they even sell. ;) Let's just hope we get a colour we might actually like...as a storage FF.
I'm disappointed too, I seriously thought they'd give us some sort of choice :( I also wouldn't have applied if I'd have known the prize was an Apex! Also, I haven't been asked for permission to show my memory, I guess it's because mine was hand-written, not typed
Ouch - sorry I asked! With so many lovely Filofaxes knocking around their stores on offer I imagined you would have got something special. However they went from giving away one to giving away 6 so perhaps they just gave away more cheap ones instead of one more expensive model.Regarding the Facebook thing, I seem to remember that the original rules of the competition stated that the entries would be posted on Facebook for people to vote for the best - -so I guess no one can really object when they do post them up.
Yep. APEX. LOL. I am still glad I entered my entry is not up yet. Maybe tomorrow. I love reading what you guys wrote. I felt the same way when I discovered the prize. But maybe after reading these posts they (filofax) may upgrade. Wishful thinking. I am really happy to know that so many others like filofax as much as I do.
@ Scoot That is a novel idea. I wish I were creative. That sounds like a challenge. You guys have a great night.
@Scoot: An altered book (altered 'pex) sounds like a brilliant idea! My first reaction after reading that we'd won the Apex was laughing. Poor CP's fears came true. Granted, the Dominatrix Pollyana Raver/Rainbow Brite Hannibal Lecter design of the Apex is...unique...but I figure it'll come in handy when I go on the field to do genocide/honour crimes research; I raise it up as a shield, and its garishness repels unsavoury people! I think I'll nickname mine "Aegis Liberace." ;0P
heh heh UNche-0 you crack me upps: word verification: ingrate
@UNchecked otherLOL!!! Brightened my morning! The image of someone advancing, holding out an Apex to repel things!hee hee hee!And my recollection of the rules was that they were going up on Fb and then people were voting for their favourite too... Just looked back at the update and it says for part 4:"Filofax have kindly offered further organisers for this activity, so the first 6 to enter will receive a lovely personal organiser."NB: a lovely personal organiserLIES, LIES, LIES!
Interestingly the Apex gets really good reviews on the Filofax website. Perhaps it has an appeal to the right people. I'm thinking it is the younger market (i.e. teenage) that seem to love it.
And there might be another 30 reviews in the next few weeks....
Oh my goodness, these comments have made me laugh :) I agree, an Apex?? I could've imagined having one when I was at school, but certainly not now. I just feel Filofax have missed the mark with this one unfortunately & misjudged their customers some what!
We could send them each to Iris--she likes the Apex......I, on the other hand, may make the Apex my camping Filo as if it gets trashed it may be more attractive to me. Maybe. Or not...
They didn't tell us what size the Apex was. I'm hoping it's a personal size, since I've been wanting to try that out. I don't particularly like the design of the Apex, but it'll only be my second Filo so I'm still pretty excited.
I don't particularly like the design of the Apex, but it's only my second Filofax so I'm still pretty excited. I'm hoping it's a personal, since I've been wanting to try that size. I admit I will probably be a bit disappointed if it's only a pocket.
i'm a teenager and i still think the apex is hideous..i wanted a beautiful leather one because that is what filofax really means to me :/oh well.. i'll probably give it away as a present
Filofax PR emailed me ask which colour I would like? ummmm..too difficult to consider choosing from Apex....(BLACK maybe) Anyhow I bought the Filofax Cuban slimline in chilli from Ryman £25 (Thanks Anita for great infomation) as the reward for myself. I really love Cuban Slimline. A GOOD filofax memory :D
What the heck? It's a free Filofax. The real prize is reading everyone's stories and having people read mine. I'm happy. My glass is half full of a lovely cool drink.
I'm waiting for the moment when the Apex arrives, I take a look at it in person, and then think "huh - not so bad after all" lolHowever with only one card slot on the interior I really can't see it being useful (this must be for student cards...?). I'll end up gifting it if it's an appropriate colour. Start the FF fever in someone else perhaps.
The winners prizes will start to be despatched next week. You should hear from SlamPR to confirm it is in the post to you.