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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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Saturday, December 24

Merry Christmas!

FROM SHADOWED:

As 2011 comes to a close over the next week or so, I wanted to take this chance to say thank you to our readers. Its been an incredible year for the blog, filled with ups and downs, and even a few times when I thought we'd have to close the blog entirely. With the personnel changes early in the year and the subsequent drop in the number of hunts we are able to cover every month, it has been immensely gratifying to see that our readership numbers have not only held steady, but have actually increased significantly. As with most blogs, there have been tweaks and shifts in policy concerning what we cover and how we cover it, but I hope that our growing pains as we find our own voice in light of the changes we've had are positive ones and I am happy that we have been able to continue producing a quality blog for the hunt community.

We are looking for some more changes with 2012 as well. My store is moving to a newer, bigger, better location (no more mall!) with the first of the month, and we are beginning to put some plans together for

the first-ever SL Freebie Hunters hunt. I hope the changes and plans we have in store will work out as good in theory as they are in my head while we're planning them! =)

2011 was also a year of big personal changes, the biggest of which was Thanos and I finally getting our act together. It was a long, drawn out road, filled with obstacles that seemed insurmountable at times, but in the end, we managed to pull it off. There are not words enough to convey how blessed I feel that he is sharing my life and one of my sincerest Christmas wishes this year is that this is only the first of many holidays to come that he and I will be spending together. He is truly my heart and my inspiration in so many things. Without him behind the scenes as my sounding board and crying shoulder, I would have given up on this blog a long, long time ago.

As a side note - we did a bunch of Christmas pics when thinking about what we wanted to put up on the blog. Thanos thinks its silly, but I liked them all, so...blame me for the overflow of holiday
sentiments!

Best wishes through the holiday season to each and every one of you,

Shadowed


FROM THANOS:

As my second tour of duty on the blog draws to a close for 2011, I realize that I am more comfortable with the role I have in the blog these days. I guess I took my bullet in the early days (edit from Shadow: I swear - it wasn't me who shot him!!), and now I'm mostly relegated to a desk job. As I pull a Frank Burns (and show my age) and submit myself for a purple heart, I realize that I am happy to let Shadow do most of the heavy lifting on the blog. I kind of hit a point where hunting was like drinking. I love to hunt/drink but hate the unpacking/hangover. They both make my tongue feel like it was left in the sun too long and a buzzard stopped by to take a dump. I do happen to love Shadow very much though, so we talk about the blog, and it makes her eyes sparkle and a tone of joy come into her voice when we do. She loves to give to her community, and loves to make a stand for what she thinks is right, as anyone who follows the comments that are posted will attest to. It is my fond wish that for the holidays that all of her readers are safe and sound, employed and able to provide all the Christmas cheer that they can for their loved ones. Anyway, I hate those rambly Holiday cards myself, so I will just say y'all be cool...

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Wednesday, December 21

A Very Scary Christmas

A Very Scary Christmas Hunt
Asylum Hunts brings us A Very Scary Christmas Hunt, running for the month of December. They have pulled together 75 stores worth of goodies for you, ranging from some cutely macabre items to some downright creepy Christmas cheer. We did the hunt with very few problems, and had no trouble navigating the hunt path with the assistance of the official blog. Their blog page does include SLurls and hints for the stores.

There are a few gifts we are not showing: some gestures, a mesh dress, and a couple that had texture issues, but by all means - DO THIS HUNT! There are some really fantastic finds to be had, and the stores and sims were a lot of fun to explore, especially the ones all dolled up for the holidays. Its not a hunt to do in one evening, but grab a couple friends and hit the path if you get the chance.

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Shadowed and Thanos

When:
December 1 - 31

Site:

Start:

Search for item: Red snowflake
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Number of stores:
75

Problems at the time we went through:
You should be able to navigate the hunt using the blog Slurls.



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45. Simply
37. PeKaS Design
58. Neko Sovereign



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43. SWAK Designs
22. Holly's Fashions
46. Coca & Wolf



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32. Cherry Bomb
39. Kotori (M-jeans not included)
13. DivaLicious
47. ShirtShop (jeans not included)



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74. Lyrieals (includes female outfit, but we couldnt photograph it)
26. villena (jeans not included, unisex sizing)
30. American Bazaar
56. LC Designs
51. Troubled Rebel (jeans not included)



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67. Sexy Sisters
52. NaCrS (skin and shirt)
62. Modish (skin and tattoo)



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64. Souzou Eien
16. WickedSexy Designs
24. Sweet Sin
54. ThirteenTH
38. REPULSE
50. Demonkitties



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5. SR Leatherwerkx
33. Children of Ares
14. FORSAKEN
40. Swine & Roses
44. Bedlam



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35. Bad Juju
42. Lil' Bitz
49. T R I D E N T
36. WafflerZ
19. Tw@ttyCake



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60. A & S Visions
27. Les Sucreries de Fairy (wearable floating doll)
75. emPathy (follows you around)
72. Kamiri
8. FlufferNutterz
6. Pipper's Place



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63. Framed Soul
15. Shadow Dreams
65. Purple Poses
55. Kuroi KK Koneko (the white branches are snowflakes, but the glow on them made it impossible to photograph clearly)



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7. Darkfold Designs
69. Cloud III
10. Shadow Moon
73. Bound & Bitten



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71. Atooley
64. Souzou Ein



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57. WetCat
12. Tree House Treasures
61. The Elegant Goth
3. DemotiK



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34. United InshCon
17. Wicked Needs
28. Raven's Heart
59. Kilter
21. Earthly Delights



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29. Amulet
31. Flood (sculpt maps)
66. Kittycat's Creations
68. Incendia
1. Vicarious Vitae



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4. Howling Creations
23. Gothic Desires
20. Ro!act Designs
53. Dark Vision



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2. Malfean Visions
9. Zoe's Garden
41. H-Art Design

Sunday, December 18

Gothmas By Gaslight II, pt. 2

Gothmas by Gaslight II
Whew - Santa's little elves have been working overtime and a half on the Gothmas by Gaslight Hunt! The designers have outdone themselves this year with a plethora of gorgeous gifts, from holiday clothing to home decor to build items, the quality and attention to detail shines in every gift. We have the second half of the hunt to show you here, plus the remainder of the shops who weren't quite ready on time or who had lovely mesh items for which I needed a bit of extra time to get pictures.

Again, for those who are new to the Gothmas by Gaslight hunt, there are no hints but there is an official blog with every store and SLurl, as well as a hunter's page with information such as what you are looking for, that it should be located within a certain amount of space from the landing point, etc - everything you need to know to have a great hunt is there for you. Its not the easiest hunt without hints, but all the bells are there and working and all the LMs (as of this posting) are correct. It's definitely worth the effort to hunt a bit, and you will not be disappointed when you see these gifts. The pictures in the blog really do not do justice to many of them.

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Shadowed and Thanos


When:

December 15 - January 15


Site:


Previous Post:


Search for item: Gold bell

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Number of stores:

106 (54-106 plus a few loose ends here)


Problems at the time I went through:
All stores are up and running as of this posting.



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97. MysticHope Design
102. Rag Dollz
69. Indigo Oddities



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66. Lushish Catz
86. Wild Serenity
101. Souzou Eien (pasties/jeans not included)



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104. Galerie Octaviana
77. Condemned Designs
71. Montagne Noire



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8. +DV8+
63. DivaLicious
59. LL Creations/Cudola (skin)



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100. LooLoo's
34. Asteria Creations
58. PixelDolls (mesh gown in 2 colors, photo courtesy of Dolce Blackflag)



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31. Red Hot Ginger



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24. Podlings! (full mesh av, photo courtesy of Mixvio Resident)
79. Gothic Toys (full av)
85. Demonkitties
62. Tonya's Restraint Works (RLV-enabled mask)



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88. Bewildebeest (comes in several other colors/vials as well)
84. Dragon's Flair
83. CoLLisions
73. Pipper's Place
92. Jolbey & Jasper



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90. Inspired Designs
70. Moxie
95. Chaos, Panic & Disorder
75. Rasetukoku



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106. Pop Tart & Urban Assault
54. vMotional Animations
60. DemotiK
94. Poison Apple



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74. Dark 7
99. Nadeau Shoppe
96. Grimalkin Workshop (wearable)
76. WraithVenom (playable music box)



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84. Impaled (santa sacks can give out gifts)
64. FLOOD (sculpts to make gazebo on box)
65. Les Sucreries de Fairy
70. Moxie



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98. Evolving Pixels
80. Hearth & Home
78. By Nacht



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103. Sour Pickles
89. Girl Not Included (sculpt maps)
56. Painfully Divine
55. Cosmic Steam Designs



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81. Lemons & Cream
105. Damned Good Design
68. Roawenwood



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57. The Elegant Goth
93. Grey's Castles



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67. DramaZone
87. Something Wicked



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72. Dragon Magick Wares



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61. Howling Creations (FYI, over 350 prims in this build, make sure you have lots of space to rez!)

Saturday, December 17

Gothmas By Gaslight II

Gothmas by Gaslight II
Another of my very favorite hunts is currently going on - the 2nd year of the Gothmas By Gaslight Hunt. Last year's hunt was a great success and this year's looks to be even better! There are just over 100 stores in the hunt path, and every gift we have unpacked so far has been gorgeous - beautifuly textured (the pics don't do it justice) and very well built. There an official blog that has all the Slurls and information you need. There are no hints for this hunt, however if you read the hunter information page on the official blog, you get the information you need to help you along the way (such as what the item looks like, that it should be located within 50m of the landing, decoy limits, etc.)

There are a few stores who aren't quite ready yet, but again - the official blog covers this and is kept up-to-date on a regular basis. Use it. Its your best resource for the hunt. That being said, we got through the hunt fairly easily. Some of the bells are quite cleverly hidden, and others are easier to spot - but we had a great time. Lots of old and new stores made the cut this year which is always a great thing to us in terms of hunting: we like to see our old favorites, but it's always exciting to get to explore new spots.

This post covers the first half of the hunt, more or less. There were a couple stores I moved to the planned 2nd post simply because of hardware issues - mesh stuff requiring a mesh viewer (which i need to install), but which is too cute to NOT show and a couple that had a slow start but have a gift out that we went back to pick up. This is definitely not a hunt to miss!

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Shadowed and Thanos


When:

December 15 - January 15


Site:


Start:


Search for item: Gold bell

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Number of stores:

106 (1-53 here)


Problems at the time I went through:
All information about skipped or delayed stores is available from the official blog.



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36. A&S Visions
20. Breas's Closet & Gestures
38. {bilo}



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42. CERO STYLE
16. Dark Water Designs
14. *Bad Juju*



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52. Lyrieal's (comes w/ multiple skirt options)
10. Snowpaws
53. Holly's Fashions



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12. Avatar Bizarre
11. A&R Designs
1. Dare Designs
41. BagLady Designs
4. =Shirt Shop=



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25. Simply
2. Be Happy!
32. Whatz (skins)



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40. [Mock] Cosmetics
18. Black Arts
43. Wicked Sexy Designs
30. Deviant Designs
22. =catmonster=



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19. Fabu! Jewelry
45. Secrets of Gaia
28. Amaranthus (ring opens to reveal poison inside)
33. T R I D E N T Jewelry
49. Twisted Cherry



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26. Whims & Wishes
46. Virtual Alchemy Photography
7. Black Karbon



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39. Framed Soul
5. Curvasive Designs
6. FORSAKEN
3. Star*Crossed Weddings



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37. The Fooding
9. De Baza
47. Snow Bound
50. Raven's Heart



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27. Aster's Builts
15. Wishing Well Fountains
23. Cracked



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29. Tree House Treasures
21. T R I D E N T
35. Country Charm



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13. Malfean Visions
48. EBDesign



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17. emPathy



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51. Urban Forge