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!


** We reserve the right to blog what we want (same as other blogs). This blog is NOT affiliated with any others. **

Friday, June 29

Pimpin' IS Easy...

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter P, for Pimptastic! It ain’t easy looking this pretty, so Thanos decided to put Shadow to work to support his shopping habit. You can almost smell the hepatitis festering as the two of them discuss their business plan for the evening. Hope they don’t step in anything, a pimp needs his shoes to have a shine on them to keep the respect of his hoes at a suitable level. When the bling is poppin’, the panties are droppin’.

Keep your pimp hand strong.

~Thanos


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Style Card Info
Thanos:
Shape: Thanos’ own, unavailable

Hair
: Emo-tions “Restless”

Skin
: Birth “Fang - dark ziggy”

Eyes
: Ikon “Horizon Eyes, v. 2 Deep Grenada”

Hairbase
: White Widow “Hydra”

Nose Piercing
: Sinfull “Constantine”

Mouth Piercing
: Thanatopsis “Tripoli”
(store currently under reconstruction)

Left Ear
: Chop Zhuey “Templar Cross earring”
Necklace: Chop Zhuey “Honour Necklace”
Rings: Chop Zhuey “Fist Full of Diamonds”

Pants
: Lapointe & Bastchild “Chained King leather pants”
Shoes: Lapointe & Bastchild “Croc ankle boot”

Shirt
: “W” is for Warrior “Transparent Singlet blood”

Coat
: Utopia “David Black Croc”

Shadow:
Shape: Shadow's own, unavailable

Hair: Emo-tions "Arogun"

Skin: Belleza "Melissa"

Makeup: :HS: "Mink Lips", Glamorize "Smoke Chic eyes"

Jacket: -SG- Tokyo (marketplace purchase, 10L!!)

Skirt: insanya "Kitana" skirt in stars/black

Shoes: DV8 "Lust for Latex"

Sunday, June 17

SLFHBB Store List



Birthday Hunt

YAAAAAAYYYYY!!! We are now in the preheating the oven phase (or countdown if your prefer) to delicious cuppycakeness goodness!!! We have gotten together a group of 42 wonderful store owners, all with gifts for MEN and WOMEN. The batter is mixed, the frosting is ready and we are ready to put it in the oven!! 2 years of HAPPPPPPYYY HUNTINGGGGGGG!!!

Participating Stores:

Dark Water Designs
:.::HOT STUFF::.:
.::Digi-StyleZ::.
.:: Redangels::.
.:MaddKat Design:.
.:TheVampRealm:.
..::RO!ACT::..DESIGNS
*RA* Muebles
Amour Fashion
Anita Witt Photography
Avatar Bizarre
blah.BLAH.blah
COZI
Curvasive Design
DemotiK
DivaLicious
Emma's @ Blue Moose
Flowerdreams Creations
GraffitiWear
Inspirations by Inga
JStyleZ
kisetu
Lyrieal's Boutique
marieli uriza creacciones
Michigans Shack
Miss Darcy
Moonlight Design
MV
Odds & Ends
Pics n Poses
RAWR! Mainstore
Reila Skins
Rispetto Designs
Secrets of Gaia
Shabby Shack
Shadow Moon
The Sacred Flame Garden Center
The Strawberry Box
Wilds Creations & Pimp Daddy Trivia
Wyldflower
Club Sinplicity (adult sim)
Dark Water Designs Adult (adult sim)


Also, be sure to join the SL Freebie Hunter group in-world - we will be giving
out group gifts all month long to celebrate with our readers!

To join the group in SL, copy/paste the following into local chat and click on it: secondlife:///app/group/a4cb6443-2c63-c11d-d7c0-fe841f0ba494/about

Sunday, June 10

Who's Your Daddy Hunt

Who's Your Daddy Hunt
We were looking for a little something to hunt over the weekend and stumbled into the Who's Your Daddy Hunt being hosted by Sweet Surprizies Hunts. The theme sounded fun - a hunt devoted to the guys as June is Father's Day month and at only 18 stores, it was definitely a hunt we could do in an afternoon. There is an official blog for the Sweet Surprizies Hunts, but there is very little information posted on it for the Who's Your Daddy Hunt. When you get to the first store, there is a box on the store steps for the hunt which gives out a NC with the list of store SLurls and hints. Be sure to pick it up - we found a couple spots that weren't quite ready and having the card made it super easy to navigate past these bumps. Also, they have the stores divided into 2 groups - stores 1-5 who are sponsors and then starting over again with 1-13 who are vendors. Each folder has an LM to the next spot so you should have no trouble, but if you do use the notecard, pay attention to where you are so you don't end up missing a store!

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Thanos and Shadowed

When:
June 7 - June 21

Site:

Start:

Search for item: Motorcycle wheel
WYDH

Number of stores:
18

Problems at the time we went through:
There were 4 stores where we found nothing and which had no hints on the hunt notecard.


Also, we did find a gift at store 7, BelDimi Gestures, which is not shown in the blog

(Items marked with a number and the letter S are from sponsor stores and items with just a number are from vendor stores.)




WYDH
10. Grumble
13. Vero Modero
2S. blah.BLAH.blah
8. Rispetto Designs



WYDH
5S. Charltina's
2. Wyldflower
3S. Syxx's Creations



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4S. K&B
1. Jade's Creations
4. Bound & Bitten



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9. Echoes of the Past
5. Closer To The Heart
1S. Sweet Seduction

Friday, June 8

Moolto Sister Hunt

Moolto
We diverged a bit from our usual hunt haunts this week and did the Moolto Sister Hunt. It was pretty smooth sailing and we got to visit some pretty interesting places. Unlike most hunts we do, joining the Moolto group (cost: 25L) is mandatory to do the hunt - you need to have the group tag on and be wearing the glasses available in the starting hunt packs in order for the scripted gifts to give you a folder when you find them. Also, the folders are not labeled with the store names and do not contain LMs to the next location - you have to get that information from their official blog, which has hints and Slurls for all the hunt stops. For that reason, rather than numbering the gifts we are showing like we usually do, they are simply tagged with the store name.

There were a few what the heck moments in the hunt - such as one store that is spread over multiple sims with a not very helpful clue as to where to go and what to do, or being dropped in the middle of a mall with no idea what store you are looking for - but even so, we were able to get through the hunt in one night so with a little perseverance and thinking outside the box, you should have no difficulties with finding everything. The gifts more than make up for the craziness - there is a little bit of everything here from clothing and accessories to fighter planes and a lighthouse. This would be a fun hunt to spread out over the weekend if you have some free time.

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Shadowed & Thanos

When:
June 1 - June 30

Site:

Start:

Search for item: Poster
MSH
Number of stores:
33 ATM, more coming later in the month

Problems at the time we went through:
None



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Wednesday, June 6

The maiden voyage

First things first, Shadowed and I were chatting as we do every night, and she mentioned that she thought it would bring some fresh and manly perspective to the blog if I were to do my own posts, but not necessarily in the bounds of what Sl Freebie Hunters has been about. The blog is closing in on its 2 year anniversary, and she felt it was time for some evolution.

I enjoy hunting, but I have always been all about making my avatar look a certain way. I try to go for handsome and dashing mostly, but I love to do any kind of theme/look/general silliness. I love to get a reaction. This is probably going back to the early hunting days where i was dared to wear a pink thong, and I looked so damn sexy in it, it became my regular outfit. Something tells me that look may be making an updated appearance in here soon, but I digress (as is my way lol) The point is, my own way of looking at Second Life is not always to get the most stuff for the cheapest price. I love to go on a mad shopping spree, depleting my own store of lindens until I have to do a recharge. I tend to get it into my head that I want to make a look, and then i go thru my not inconsiderable inventory until its done. I switch hairs, and shoes, and sometimes skins, until it all gels into one cohesive bundle of fun. It is my hope, that some of the guys out there may pick up a trick or two, and if you don't mind spending some lindens (and sometimes MAJOR lindens) you can be the sharpest thing on the dance floor. In the future, I will be posting a couple of my "looks" at a time, and giving our readers some clues at where I like to shop. Ok I have gone on far too long, so without further adieu, I will introduce the first of what i hope to be many posts...




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The samurai look is one of my favorites. The kimono looks so comfortable, the silk so artfully done, and I always think of that Last Samurai movie, one of my favorites. This particular one comes from a store called Sweetaholic. I have several from there, and this one is probably my favorite. The katana was a hunt gift from a while back, from the Ancient Tree kimono shop. My wedding ring, which I will proudly display in all of my posts is my half of the Earthstones devotion set. My current favorite skins come from Akeruka, in the samurai picture it is the Liam Group gift skin, and in both pictures my eyes come from a store that was formerly known as Fashism, but i believe has since changed their name to Ikon. The hair comes from a shop we discovered on a recent hunt called Ayashi, and is called Kaname.

Sweetaholic : Men's Kimono #16 - 450L




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The bulk of the second outfit is from one of my favorite stores, Utopia. Our readers may recognize the name from our wedding post. I have a LOT of stuff from this store. I love to rock a suit in SL (hate it with a passion in RL though) and this particular one is their newest outfit called Alexander in black. My skin, is again Akeruka but the Damien goatee version, which is my normal wear all the time skin. The ring spotlighted in the pic comes from Chop Zhuey, and my hair is from Uw.st and is called Bridge.

That about wraps up the inaugural post of my little chunk of blog here. I haven't decided what to call it yet, maybe some suggestions from the good folks out there would guide me down the path to clarity. Hopefully this won't tick off our core audience. We aren't doing away with the other stuff, look at is as an added feature, not a replacement for if that helps =))

~Thanos


Birthday Bash

July marks the 2nd birthday of the SL Freebie Hunters blog, and we want to share our celebrations with you! The blog will be getting an overhaul and we are hosting a Birthday Bash hunt with the help of some of our favorite SL designers and stores. The hunt will run from July 15 to July 31st and we are currently accepting applications from any designers who would like to come celebrate with us.

You can click HERE for the online application, or contact Shadowed (Luik) Darkfury in-world for a notecard application. Additionally, the SL Freebie Hunters group in-world will be opening for anyone who'd like to join us there.

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Shadowed and Thanos

Monday, June 4

Mesh Around Hunt

Mesh Around
As most of you know, mesh has come to SL and many designers are venturing out and creating items using mesh format over the old texture layers/prims format. In an effort to expose more people to the possibilities of mesh, the good folks at The Ego Co. group have put together the Mesh Around Hunt. All the hunt items are mesh, many include items for the guys too or unisex gifts. It was a fun hunt to do and it was really interesting seeing what the various designers came up with. Be aware that all mesh does NOT fit all avatars. Even using the alpha layers included, many times you end up needing to alter your avatar shape to make the clothing fit correctly. For that reason, mesh clothing is not a favorite of mine - I like my shape as it is and I would much rather fit the clothing to my shape than have to fit my shape to the clothing! =) I do have to admit; however, that for a few of the items we discovered on the hunt, it would definitely make me consider creating a shape specifically to wear with those items.

The hunt itself was very smooth and we had no trouble navigating from place to place. There is a notecard included in the first stop folder with hints, there is an official blog with hints and slurls, and there is an in-world group for the most up-to-date info and extra help if you need it.

If you love mesh, or if you are curious to see what all the buzz is about, this is an excellent chance to pick up some really great items (accessories and home decor too, not just clothing) and give it a try!

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Shadowed and Thanos

When:
June 1 - June 15

Site:

Start:

Search for item: Blue letter M
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Number of stores:
63

Problems at the time we went through:
None




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59. Poptart (jeans not included)
36. Alexohol
3. B&T Mesh Studio (male - jeans not included)



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27. Plastik (jeans not included)
56. NiNight Creations (jeans not included)
40. Bitch Tail Mesh



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51. HasBeen (jeans not included)
58. Mind Games
38. Pirate Arts



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19. Ingenue (jeans not included)
54. Apple May Designs (jeans not included)
4. Happy Undead
17. SAKIDE



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6. *[Eclat]* (bikini top not included)
62. Pixel Snobs
25. Bilo
41. Intrepid Designs (shirt not included)
22. ~Pepper~ (shirt not included)



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45. AlterEgo
57. Amour Fashions
37. Anymore...
53. AMERICAN BAZAAR
21. 22769



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2. Geometry
23. Valentine E Couture
49. Asteria Creations
47. REILA
1. evolve (shirt not included)



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52. Jinx'd (pants not included)
60. [NN] (pants not included)
33. BUID (shirt not included)
55. Factorie Couture (shirt not included)
44. Loordes of London (jeans not included)



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24. [Echo]
13. E! Eclectic Apparel (blazer only)
10. Leverocci
7. GoS



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11. Epic Arsenal
12. Sleeping Koala
14. HANDverk
18. AURA
16. Izzie's
1. evolve



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27. Plastik
28. Illusions
38. Pirate Arts



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29. ploom
43. Mayfly
46. The Mesh Shop
34. MiaMai (eyelashes)
61. Fe Style



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50. MG Jewellry (gold and silver versions)
5. ALICE PROJECT
8. Discord Designs



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20. Organica Speciality Trees
30. Cheeky Pea
42. Black Rose
14. HANDverk



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35. Weather! or not? (cloud picture frames)
31. Baffle!
15. [HT]
63. Unrepentant (build parts for goggles)



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32. Cleo Design

Sunday, June 3

Our Birthday Is Coming!

SL Freebie Hunters will be 2 years old this coming July, and we want to celebrate by hosting another hunt filled with the stores and designers whose fantastic wares have helped this blog become such a success! Formal applications will be available either here on the blog (check later this week for an application page) or can be obtained in-world by contacting Shadowed Luik.

Cheers,
Shadow and Thanos