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Heads up – The Oh Dear Sweet Christmas Cookies Hunt

I did a little hunt yesterday at a store called Melange. Now I have a golden rule its “never moan about hunt gifts” – they are GIFTS and even if they aren’t suitable or to your taste – DONT moan. However, I am going to give you a little heads up about this hunt – as I was thoroughly peed off after doing some of it. It costs £5L per “prize”, I’m using the term “prize” very loosely. I know that lots of hunts charge a few lindens for hunt gifts, and a lot of them also will provide a poster showing you whats inside each of them. Seems fair right?

What really irritated me with this particular “hunt” was that there – to my knowledge – was not a board showing whats inside the boxes, each box is labelled with a number – so no clue given even if you look inside before buying. So imagine my surprise when I got home with quite a few of the “prizes” to find each one of the gowns was a different mesh body fit ie: Maitreya in one box, slink in another, XL or S, M, in another separate box ! I almost blew when one box contained a shoe shape?! If you’re going to charge for hunt “prizes” – this is NOT the way to do it!

If you feel differently great ! I thought it might be helpful to let you know before you go

7 thoughts on “Heads up – The Oh Dear Sweet Christmas Cookies Hunt”

  1. I have to say that knowing Faith this was an extremely hard article for her to write and I too would have written this as well if it had been me doing the hunt.
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    We both are truly grateful for group gifts, hunts, freebie etc. The good, the bad, the brill, the ok, the silly, the binners and keepers are what give us esp me a fun time in SL. So this was written NOT with the intention to put peoples noses out of joint but a “foot shaper” as a prize! I had to question her as to maybe the seller had forgotten to add the shoes to the prize then she pointed out that one of the other prize boxes contained a shoe..a single shoe! So no mistake then.

    So a BIG FAT THANKS to all those shops/creators/sellers/hunt organisers for not just the gifts but the time and effort that goes into planning a hunt but just remember this…a “paid for” hunt and “foot shaper” as a prize!

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  2. Hooray for you to have the integrity to say when something is ‘not good’ — it’s why your blog is one of my daily ‘must reads’! I appreciate the system that encourages designers to offer gifts as a marketing strategy..but waaaay too many shoppers blindly fawn over the ‘generosity’ of group gifts or hunt prizes just because they are ‘free’. Keep up the great work and Merry Christmas!

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