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Hi there and welcome to Freebie Hunters! One of our favorite pastimes in Second Life is scouting the grid for fantastic hunts, sales, and gifts from all the wonderful creators. We thought we'd share the wealth and showcase some of our finds in this blog, with an emphasis on the goodies available in the many SL hunts occurring every month. We do our best to show ALL items from a hunt and in the manner the creator intended, but this is not always possible.

An important reminder - All deals posted are subject to the whims of the item creators, and are often offered for a limited time (from hours to months). We do not guarantee the items are still available, and the creators are under no obligation to give anything.

Thank You to all of the creators!


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Wednesday, September 29

BOO Hunt

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The BOO Hunt was an absolute pleasure to hunt. We got to see some new places in addition to some old favorites, and we had absolutely no problems going from store to store as we searched for the kinda creepy looking ghost. The designers did a fantastic job with their gifts - unpacking all of this stuff really got us in the mood for Halloween and was a great warmup for the onslaught of Halloween-themed hunts coming in October. Cheers and happy hunting! =)

~Tessira, Shadowed, and Thanos


When:
September 25 - October 31
Site:
Start:
Search for item: flat prim ghost image, transparent on one side
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Number of stores: 27
Problems:
None




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6 - Brat!
11 - *evie*
16 - Cupcake Clothing (m - shirt only)



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21 - Graffittiwear
26 - Rag Dollz
14 - Lemania Indigo Designs (poses included)



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2 - The Pumpkin Head (complete av)
4 - mi pop
27 - Dead Bunny



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10 - .::ODB::. aka Ol' Dirty Bastards (minipumpkin gun)
8 - {Just a Pose} (thank you to Lorrainne Vaniva for letting us give her a scare!)
7 - Clocktower Designs



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20 - Cup of Crown (wearable shadows)
12 - Fire GOOD! (wearable halloween bucket)
22 - K&G Designs (wearable broom/witch hat)



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1 - Dzines by D
23 - Ginger's Furniture & Decor



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3 - Props-N-Poses



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15 - *Finishing Touches*
5 - Abundantia
19 - Juneberry Art Glass
9 - .:F&D:. Furniture



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17 - Croire
24 - DramaZone (sculpt maps)
25 - ~Dreams in Digital Art Gallery~
6 - Brat!



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13 - Cat Crap!



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18 - Aster's Builts


Monday, September 27

Just my 2 cents...

As our readers know, this blog is dedicated to showcasing grid-wide Second Life hunts, with the occasional sim- or store-wide hunt thrown in for good measure. It is a labor of love for Tessira and Shadowed, and a growing addiction they used to snare Thanos, who is becoming quite the hunter in his own right. =) Plain and simple, we LOVE to hunt. We enjoy the hunting/exploring part as much as the plethora of goodies we get from the hunts. What we do not love is the increase in bad behavior we are seeing on the various hunts we do.

We know all about the various hunt "aids" out there - wireframe, area search, treasure huds, etc. Whatever floats your boat and makes the hunt pleasurable for you - go for it. The vendors all know about these things, and take varying steps to make the hunts more difficult/interesting regardless of how you hunt. But please keep in mind - NOT EVERYONE HUNTS THE SAME. There are still people who enjoy hunting with their eyes, who don't want to run into a store and find the item in the first 3 minutes before anything else has rezzed.

My biggest pet peeve, and the reason I am writing this non-hunt entry, is people who shout out locations. That is inexcusable in any circumstances.

Yes, hunt with your friends, share information, let them know in IM when you find something. Help out someone who is stuck and asking for help - again, in IM. Offer to help someone if you have seen them wandering lost for a long time - in IM. Do NOT shout out "hey, its over here and its really tiny under this table!" That is rude and it ruins the hunt experience for anyone else within earshot who wants to find things on their own. Doing so around shop owners, who spend a lot of time and effort setting up their shops and finding good hiding places and coming up with hints that are not total giveaways, is a good way to get yourself banned from their store, not to mention from other shops on the hunts.

Thanos and I were hunting last night, and had been in one shop for a while (very sneaky hiding place for the item) and just as we found it, so did someone else who had been in the shop for less than 5 minutes. This girl immediately shouted out exactly where it was, and when I commented to her about yelling out locations, she told me not to be so uptight, that there were a lot of people in the store looking for it. Sorry, wrong answer. Its called a "HUNT" for a reason, not a "Freebie Giveaway." If you indulge in a behavior that impinges on other peoples' enjoyment of something, expect to be called on it. This incident, unfortunately, was not an isolated instance. It is the 3rd time in the past 2 weeks that I have been out hunting or working in my own shop and had someone yell out locations across a store, each time relating to a different hunt and each time with the person doing the yelling getting bitchy over being called on it by myself or others {because yes, there are times I manage to keep my big mouth shut =) }.

Its not about being the hunt-police, its about extending common courtesy to your fellow hunters and respecting their hunt experience while you enjoy your own.

~Shadowed

/end rant =)

The Seasons Hunt

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The Seasons Hunt was one we had not heard too much about prior to the hunt starting, but we were really glad to get the chance to run through the stores. We did the hunt the same day it started, and it went very smoothly - a few LMs that weren't right, but nothing that wasn't fixed with a quick search for the store. It took us the better part of a day to visit all the shops (lag was killer in places!) but we had a lot of fun and got to see some shops we hadn't visited in a long time (as well as a few new to us). The gifts are really nice - some great clothes, and a few fun fall items we had a ball playing with while we unpacked.

A few things to note: there is no starting point on this hunt. Go to their blog site, pick a store, and dive in. The gifts do not have LMs to the next location, just refer back to the blog and the provided Slurls. Also, the items have random names, so be sure to check your inventory often and group them together so you don't lose a folder or object. This one is a lot of fun, happy hunting!=)

~Tessira, Shadowed, and Thanos


When:
September 25 - October 9
Site:
Start:
Go to their blog page, pick a store/SLurl, and dive in - the stores are unlinked to each other, and there is no specific order to visit them.
Search for item: sculpted stemmed leaf
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Number of stores: 60
Problems:
.44 Caliber (Update: correct store for the hunt is their location on the Glitter sim)




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22 - Doppleganger Inc. (shirts only)
11 - Tres Blah (shirts only)
8 - FIR & MNA (jackets only)



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30 - Young Urban Mainstore (shirt only)
19 - Whippet & Buck (skirt only)
16 - =HooT= (shirts only)



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25 - fri.day (shirt only)
5 - fashionably dead (shirt only)
55 - Willow
45 - Pig (shirt only)



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26 -. Ingenue
35 - PIDIDDLE (skirt only)
4 - Elate!
52 - rbcg.
32 - mijn.t



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53 - This is a Fawn (leggings only)
57 - So Many Styles (tops only)



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56 - Twosome (tights only)



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6 - ARAI (shirt only)
9 - mocha (skirt only)
2 - &Bean (skin)



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15 - SUGARCUBE
1 - !Ohmai (12 colors/4 hat textures)



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20 - CLAWTOOTH by Clawtooth
7 - *eha
54 - Tiny Bird



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28 - L.Fauna
47 - Turnip's Homes and Stuff
46 - Scribble



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18 - The Habitat
13 - /ME
48 - Split Pea
39 - epoque
17 - [glow] studio



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42 - {theosophy}
49 - Duh!
21 - CONCRETE FLOWERS



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23 - Duboo (props and poses)
12 - ..::DARE::.. (poses)



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29 - skin & bones (poses)
34 - Olive Juice
38 - *Art Dummy!



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10 - -RC- Cluster
36 - Reek
44 - True Love Never Dies
51 - GLITTERATI
31 - LISP



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59 - Agent Orange
33 - Molto Bene!
40 - [kusshon] furniture



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58 - Separate Sack
41 - Surf Co.
24 - flowey
3 - arcade
27 - Kyoot
37 - Schadenfreude



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14 - Tee*fy (skybox) ~ big thank you to SuicideBlonde Scheflo for her help with this one!



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43 - North West (skybox)



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50 - MAGIC NOOK (skybox)



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Update: Avatars from .44 Caliber (thank you to Layale for helping us find the correct store and modeling the female av!) - At the time we did the hunt, the LM in the store before .44 Caliber pointed us to their shop at Starlust Extended, on the Elliot sim. The correct store is located on the Glitter sim. Happy Hunting!

Sunday, September 26

Mornin' Sunshine Hunt

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Run, do not walk to the nearest Mornin' Sunshine participating store and get yourself on this hunt! This was a true pleasure to do - well organized, correct LMs, stores actually where they are supposed to be, and some pretty great gifts. You are looking for a piece of toast in some pretty neat, imaginative stores, which made for some interesting toast spottings! We had a really good time on this one, and only wish we'd been able to blog it earlier in the month - you don't have much time left to get in on this one, hunters. Go get the toast! =)

~Tessira, Shadowed, and Thanos


When:
September 1 - September 30
Site:
Start:
Search for item: sculpted piece of toast
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Number of stores: 63
Problems:
None




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11. Babycakes (jeans not included)
3. Fiction & CHaos



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55. Blue Goose



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36. Bella's Boutique
53. Urban Republic



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30. T Junction (shirts only)
12. SWEET ANTIDOTE
8. ANCAY!



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56. M&M Celtic Designs
5. aMuse
20. Simply
31. NoSaints Incorporated(panties only)



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39. Sassy!
38. Vels Boutique
51. Razorblade Jacket (shirt only)
19. ODB aka Ol'Dirty Bastards (jeans not included)



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27. Angel Dessous
49. JAZUMI



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16. Ello Poppet (shape and skin)
52. V Tattoo Store
59. Digital Eyes



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10. :::IrEn:::
44. Caladesi Island Company
28. K&G Designs



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26. SIGMA Jewels
33. Tree House Treasures
48. Acide!
17. Frippery
13. caLLie cLine



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46. The Jewelry Box
48. Acide!
25. Never Ever & Robbish
61. Ear Candy



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18. croire
43. Mustang Trading Post
47. Just A Pose



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37. Timani
22. NLimbo Poses & Photography
29. BeScene Poses



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42. PRIME Furniture
41. Tatty Soup
15. PURRpose



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63. Cheeky Pea
1. Corbin Coage Creations
9. .::La Flat::.



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34. Mandragora
32. Yellow Snow
2. XIII



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50. sonToria
40. Finishing Touches
7. La'Licious Designs
21. Khargo Grunge



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60. Zoe's Garden
57. Oura's Creations
6. Little Boxes
4. Basic Elements



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35. Balliamo Village
24. PNP (Props-N-Poses)



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54. Sugar.Snap.Me (skybox)