Crown Beverages Limited expresses its deepest sympathy to winners in the “Drink and Peel” promotion who were set to travel to Milan, Italy today to watch the UEFA Champions League Final on May 28th, 2016.
It has come to our attention that the winners, who were preparing for the trip, were denied visas by the Italian Embassy in Uganda despite Pepsi having footed all the expenses for accommodation and air fare. The Embassy raised concerns about the documents they submitted as part of the visa application process. Crown Beverages Limited respects the decision of the embassy as the power to issue or deny visas is under its discretion. We do appreciate the assistance the embassy provided the winners, during the application process.
Clause 9 of the Terms and Condition of the promotion, stipulates that an entrant (winner) whose entry has been drawn and/or the entrants partner, at any time be refused a Schengen visa to travel to Europe and/or the European country of the Promoters discretion for any reason whatsoever, such an entrant will be deemed not to have qualified for the prize and/or have forfeited the grand prize (trip to Milan).
We understand the frustrations that may come as a result of situations like these, and we share the pain with the affected winners. At Crown Beverages Limited, we are always looking for exciting ways to reward our customers and it’s solely the reason we started this promotion early this year.
We regret any inconvenience this situation may have caused to the affected customers.
We thank all our customers who participated in the “Drink and Peel” promotion.