Cigar Aficionado

C.A.O. Contest Closed

Due to an overwhelming response, C.A.O. has closed the Cx2 Challenge as of 3/30. The company will no longer accept entries.


Billed as the Cx2 Challenge, C.A.O. International Inc.'s web-only contest gives cigar lovers an opportunity to win prizes and learn something about the Cameroon Cx2 brand. Participants need only go to and answer a few multiple choice questions like "What continent is Cameroon located on?" or "C.A.O. Cx2 stands for?" Anyone who answers all of the questions properly by May 15 will receive a free C.A.O. Cx2 cigar and a C.A.O. Cx2 cap. A grand prize winner will then be chosen to receive a C.A.O. Cx2 Humidor filled with 20 Cx2 cigars, as well as an assortment of shirts, hats and other C.A.O. merchandise and 50 experimental cigars that are available only at company headquarters.

"The initial feedback we received has been overwhelmingly positive," said Jon Huber, C.A.O. Marketing Officer. "We discovered, however, that there were many misnomers about Cameroon tobacco and that there was a need to educate the cigar populace about the unique usage of this exquisite leaf."

Introduced at last year's R.T.D.A. show, the Cx2 brand has a Cameroon wrapper as well as a Cameroon binder.

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