Follow-up to Pet Station’s Free Hamster Giveaway… I still got burning questions. The response from the PA was interesting, prompt and positive, brownie-point worthy really, though you got to wonder what made them think it was ok originally.
Free hamsters with every $25 receipt ?????
This is a government agency (PA) endorsed event, really sad.http://www.passioncard.com.sg/pa/mar09/PS-HamsterFlyer.html
Send your opinions and protests to
From: PassioncardCSTo:Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 6:41 PMSubject: RE: Stop sponsoring a shop that gives out hamsters as free gifts!
We refer to your email dated 12th Mar with regards to Pets’ Station @ Tiong Bahru Atrium Sales.
We agree with your valuable feedback and have immediately contacted the pet shop who is a PAssion Card merchant to withdraw the promotion before it takes effect. We have also noted that AVA has instructed the pet shop not to proceed with the promotion.
We should have been more sensitive with such a promotion request by the pet shop for our PAssion Card members. We share the view that pets like hamsters should be cared for by people who are genuinely interested in them.
We have since revised the promotion as follows:
Free water bottle with minimum spending of $25 in a single receipt
Our sincere apologies.
This is the gif on the passion card promotion page now: