Welcome!

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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Monday, October 31

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween night! Be sure to overindulge in sweets, scary movies, and all the other goodies of the season, and as always, Happy Hunting!

Cheers,
Shadow and Thanos



purple leopard

Sunday, October 30

Results are in....

...and I am blind from getting them sorted/posted!

The Hunt Survey we have been running all month has been closed, the results tabulated, and posted HERE for anyone who is curious.

Thank you so much to every one who took the time to fill out the survey and share your thoughts with us - you gave us a terrific wealth of information and we truly appreciate it.

Cheers,
Shadow and Thanos

Saturday, October 29

Last Chance!

Last call for the hunter's survey we are doing this month! If you haven't yet filled one out, and you'd like to give your opinion on pay hunts, what makes a good hunt, what makes you quit a hunt, how you feel about automatically being opted into store notice systems just because you were there for a hunt, or anything else you'd like to share about what makes you hunt, this is the time to do it!

The form will remain open until November 1st, then we are removing the page, so don't miss out. We've had over 350 responses so far, and we've read each and every one of them. You guys have given us some terrific feedback on what makes hunts fun for you in SL.

For everyone who has filled one out - THANK YOU! If you haven't yet - do it now, let your voice be heard! =)

Cheers and Happy Hunting,
Shadow and Thanos

Monday, October 24

Harvest Moon Halloween Hunt

Harvest Moon Halloween Hunt
This was an interesting little quickie hunt. There are only 14 shops taking part, and for the most part, they were all new to us. The format of this hunt is a bit different as well - some stores gave objects and some gave folders, but the only way to get the LMs for the next location is by clicking on the hunt sign at each store. It was a little confusing keeping the various gifts straight since there is no set format for them among the stores taking part, but for such a short hunt path, it wasn't terribly difficult. We just dumped it all into one big folder since we were able to get the next LM separately from each location's hunt sign.

This hunt runs for a very short time, but it was a great way to spend the evening. The shops and sims were a lot of fun to explore, and we had a good time. =)

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Shadowed and Thanos

When:
October 22 - October 31

Start:

Search for item: Sculpted Trick or Treat bag
HMHH
Number of stores:
14

Problems at the time we went through:
None



HMHH
8. Moonstar
12. ThatChick
4. Inverted Moon (jeans not included)



HMHH
6. Beautiful Disaster (jeans not included)
9. Ink Addict (jeans not included)



HMHH
4. Inverted Moon (complete av)
3. BC
1. Left Hand Shoppe (complete av)



HMHH
9. Ink Addict
7. WraithVenom
12. ThatChick
5. Prince Designs (upside down hanging vamp poses)
4. Inverted Moon



HMHH
13. KAD Designs
9. Ink Addict
14. TIGS Treasures



HMHH
2. Daark Textures
10. Blackraven Art Gallery
4. Inverted Moon



HMHH
11. Druid Designs (cottage)

Thursday, October 20

The Whiz Hunt

The Whiz Hunt
Mmmmm....coffee....strong and dark, that delicious aroma in the morning, lulling you into thinking its worth getting out of bed and starting your day...or hot and sweet, laced with flavored creams, perfect complement at the end of the day as you are relaxing...or that super-strong, harsh jolt designed to keep you wired and awake for an all-night cram session. However you like your coffee, this is the hunt for you! The path ran smooth as silk, even the lag was behaving (must have been all that caffeine!) and with the hunt being 60 stores, it was the perfect size to fit in over an evening or two. The designers have come up with some really amazing gifts, including one or two that Thanos has already incorporated into our house because they were so well done.

The hunt is only running for 2 weeks, so be sure to give it a shot before time runs out.

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Shadowed and Thanos

When:
October 15 - October 31

Site:

Start:

Search for item: Sculpted coffee cup
WCH

Number of stores:
60

Problems at the time we went through:
None



WCH
12. Electric
30. Rozamyndi's
14. Kucinta (jeans not included)



WCH
50. Suki's Silken Fashions
11. Be Happy!
44. K-Code (jeans not included)
54. Love//Culture (jeans not included)



WCH
21. Joyus Living
37. Graffitiwear
3. Les Sucreries de Fairy



WCH
7. Asteria Creations
56. Lyrieal's
48. Silmae's Essentials
52. DQ Skins
23. Sweet Sin Shapes



WCH
51. Ziva's Underground Footware
2. Boof
57. Dolome Designs
9. Baby Monkey Shoes
8. Chywe's - The Whole Shebang
20. Needful Things



WCH
22. Purple Poses
43. Grumble
38. GUHL Lighthouse
47. Moxie
41. Evolving Pixels



WCH
27. Axo's
60. PRIME Furniture
26. Casa de Zen



WCH
39. X-Clusives Animations
58. Xenian Furniture
33. S&S Clockworks
31. Gypsy Wares
16. Sweet Romance Furniture



WCH
17. Park Place Home Decor
36. Tree House Treasures
1. PRIME Furniture
14. Kucinta



WCH
25. Sour Pickles
18. (IN)Discretions
46.Treasures of the Thassa
53. Elegant Creations



WCH
5. Comfy Within
24. Kabuki Creations
13. PDN's Potpourri
6. RT Designs
45. Nadeau Shoppe



WCH
55. Amulet
28. Warehouse 13
29. Textures by Dax
42. Piddler's Perch
49. Destiny's Designs
4. Dreamscapes Art Gallery



WCH
10. Aphrodite Megastore
40. TS Studios Gallery
59. JayDen Designs
19. Twice Baked
35. USC Textures

Wednesday, October 19

Les Sucreries de Fairy Mini Hunt

Les sucreries de Fairy
Not our normal hunt, since we focus on grid-wide hunts, but as a short breather between finishing up Zombie Popcorn and getting the next long hunt ready to post, we thought we'd bring you this little Halloween gem. Les Sucreries de Fairy is having an in-store hunt for 6 adorable little cupcakes. Find all 6, and you end up with this great Halloween outfit, perfect for an adult who doesn't take herself too seriously or for a kid. The large pumpkin is wearable and flies, and I had a ball zooming around our workspace on it. The cupcakes will only be hidden in the store for one week, so be sure to treat yourself to a little bit of Halloween fun and drop by the store!

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Shadowed and Thanos

When:
October 20 - October 27

Store:

Search for item: Decorated cupcake
Les sucreries de Fairy
Number of items:
6





Les Sucreries de Fairy

Tuesday, October 18

Zombie Popcorn Hunt 5 (1-52)

Zombie Popcorn
We've got more Zombie Popcorn Hunt goodies for you today - the remainder of the hunt, stores 1-52. The lag in the beginning spots was much, much better a day or so after the hunt started, as well as less congested with hunters. People starting the hunt now should have smooth sailing all the way through, aside from the usual SL glitches. We had no problem with this portion of the hunt, with every store ready and all the LMs working just fine. Again - we did end up renaming the folders as we went because the format used by the hunt results in a jumbled mass of folders, and it is difficult to keep track of where you left off with the store numbers at the very end of the folder names, especially if you crash or if lag doesn't let the buy option go through properly. The notecard available at the first stop is a great help, with all the stores listed numerically with SLurls.

Remember - this hunt only runs for 2 weeks and has 100 stores, so be sure you don't run out of time to make it through the whole hunt. Cheers, and happy hunting!

~Shadow and Thanos

Previous Post:

Start:

Search for item: bag of popcorn sculpt
Zombie Popcorn
Number of stores: 100 (1-52 shown here)

Problems:

Aside from killer lag and naming issues with the folders, none.



Zombie Popcorn
5. Death Row Designs (skins and outfits)
49. Elly (cardigans only)
27. Rezipsa Loc (shirt not included)



Zombie Popcorn
50. villena (shirt not included)
47. TuttiFrutti (shirt not included)
42. insanya
9. ANCAYI (jeans not included)
14. SWEET ANTIDOTE (shirt not included)



Zombie Popcorn
2. Sakide
8. Pepper HQ (jeans only)
31. Zenith Fashion
28. PiNkMaReS HoUsE (when I used the resize scripts to fit the top, the straps turned into the lump in the middle and wouldn't re-rez properly)
17. MUKA



Zombie Popcorn
21. Glue Ink (jeans not included)
15. Shush
52. paper.doll
37. roobix (also has spikes down the spine, can't see in the picture)
11. DAMNED (skin)



Zombie Popcorn
29. FILTHY (skin)
30. Katsuicide (skin)
10. Skintimate (skin)



Zombie Popcorn
39. Beauty Killer (skins)
40. n-creation
41. Virtual/Insanity
23. KOSH



Zombie Popcorn
3. PIN ME DOWN
13. REPULSE
1. ZombiePopcorn Brand & Quarantine
18. Love Zombie
6. Reckless



Zombie Popcorn
12. Para Designs
26. KMADD
35. Needful Things
7. -iPoke-
22. Concrete Flowers
33. J.I.N.X.



Zombie Popcorn
32. SIGMA Jewels
34. Sweet Leonard
4. House of Darcy
16. Acide
45. Duh!
36. annaA
48. KHUSH
44. V.C. Design



Zombie Popcorn
43. bubble
38. Ragdoll's cut
20. Epic
46. Diesel Works (2 each male/female poses, 1 couples pose)



Zombie Popcorn
25. Zigana
24. Seil Xpression
19. Magnifique Poses

Monday, October 17

Zombie Popcorn Hunt 5 (53-100)

Zombie Popcorn
Zombie Popcorn is celebrating it's 5th installment of the Zombie Popcorn hunt with a terrific mix of stores and gifts for their faithful hunters. There are a lot of stores, and we hit a lot of lag - so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get through this hunt, as it only runs for 2 weeks. The official blog has a listing of participating stores, and there is an in-world group as well. We strongly recommend joining the group. In the first folder from the first stop there is also a notecard with all the store SLurls and hints - definitely something you want to pick up early in the hunt, even if you do like we did and skip to the middle to avoid the crush of folks at the start.

One thing to be aware of is that the folders are not named in a hunt-friendly manner. They list the hunt name, store name, and the store number last - meaning that in your inventory they are NOT sorted by numbers, and it gets confusing figuring out where the folder is for the next LM - especially with the frequent crashes due to lag and unstable sims during the OS upgrades Linden Labs is doing these days. We ended up renaming all 100 folders in order to make any kind of sense of them in our inventory.

Best of luck to the hunters, and have a fantastic time on the hunt path!

~Shadow and Thanos

When:
October 15 - October 30

Site:

Start:

Search for item: bag of popcorn sculpt
Zombie Popcorn
Number of stores: 100 (53-100 shown here)

Problems:

Aside from killer lag and naming issues with the folders, none.



Zombie Popcorn
65. Indigo Oddities
96. arnadi (jeans not included)
100. 20.Five
53. TART (jeans not included)



Zombie Popcorn
95. Gawk (top not included)
59. C'est Moi! (top not included)
84. ILAYA (pose included)
62. C'est la vie!
90. YoPulga
68. Caladesi Island (shirt and skin)



Zombie Popcorn
58. NV (long jacket only)
77. Faster Pussycat
73. JAZUMI
86. Izzie's
83. Ducknipple



Zombie Popcorn
94. d.Select
55. Holli Pocket (jeans not included)
57. BeLoTe
87. Sassy!
69. WEiRD DESiGNs (skin)



Zombie Popcorn
81. JeSyLiLO (skin)
89. NATURAL BEAUTY (skin)
60. Insufferable Dastard
54. ellabella
64. Fallen Doll



Zombie Popcorn
88. Razorblade Jacket
72. Zeery
93. ODB
56. Delusions



Zombie Popcorn
99. Hebenon Vial
70. RatzCatz
61. Kis Kis
75. LOULOU&CO
79. IrEn
85. ur.favorite.one



Zombie Popcorn
92. Soap Co.
74. Nox
98. AQ's
82. K Rea
78. Mudhoney



Zombie Popcorn
67. Something Wicked
76. what next
91. noctis



Zombie Popcorn
66. Dreamscapes Art Gallery
80. LISP Bazaar
71. Lemons & Cream



Zombie Popcorn
63. fucifino
97. PurplePoses