Friday, May 14, 2010


Greetings, all! It is time for OLA’s May's SCAVENGER HUNT!

This is NOT a special sale, but a MONTHLY game! The BEST part of this game is that it requires NO BUYING!!! You may buy, but you don't HAVE to! It will increase visibility, increase views & has the potential to increase sales. Think of it as free advertising... with a fantastic PRIZE!! FIRST PRIZE for scavenging the most items using the clues provided will be $100 in FREE listing enhancements, compliments of!

You will also have the option of hosting the next month’s game. If you do not wish to host, please let Jewelrybychristopher know and we will find someone who wants to do so. It has been suggested that the winner who is NOT hosting the next game refrain from playing in order to give other players a chance.

Sign-ups run from now until midnight of May 14th. You must o-mail your clue, item number, and title of item to Jewelrybychristopher by midnight, central time, on Friday, May 14th. The game will start on Saturday, May 15th! Jewelrybychristopher will post all the clues sometime in the afternoon, probably around 3 PM central time, on Saturday the 15th maybe earlier. The game will run through Friday, May 21st at midnight (CT). The winner(s) will be announced on Saturday, May 22nd. Now..last month the clues were VERY Jewelrybychristopher will try to make them a little easier this month...maybe..LOL

Get yourself a nice warm cup of joe, put on some soothing music, put your tootsies into some warm and cozy slippers and have at it! The object is to read a clue, and search through the players' listings to find the item that matches the clue. Simple, right? heh heh

You won't know WHICH clue goes with which player until you look through all of their listings AND there may be some trickery by someone buying some things as they find them (because they THINK they have the right item) so that you can't find them!

The player with the most correct items by the end of the game wins! In case of a tie, the player with the most correct items who submitted them FIRST is the winner. You can submit your guesses up to once per day but make SURE to have the item number, title or short description, seller name, AND the clue for each item you are guessing. To sign up, go to ONLINE AUCTIONS and click on Community. Then click on Chat. Go to Special Activities and you can sign up!!!

Then just Omail the clue to jewelrybychristopher! Do not post your clue here! Make SURE that your scavenged item will run the entire length of the game (auto-relist helps). Your hints should be clear and fairly simple since the hunters won't know who's store each item is in. That's part of what makes this game FUN as well as being worth $100 in OLA auction enhancements! Those of us with TONS of listings (myself included) should refrain from making each player look at the description of every item since this makes things exceedingly difficult. This is not a rule, but a suggestion.

The host/hostess gets to add 5 clues, just to make it interesting and as a "reward" for hosting since their items are more likely to get looked at/purchased that way! THAT WOULD BE JEWELRYBYCHRISTOPHER THIS MONTH. As a bonus, Jewelrybychristopher is offering a prize for the second-runner up. As all of you know, Jewelrybychristopher does tend to send out some pretty nice items for prizes, so sign up now! Those who do NOT have any items listed may still play! Just choose an item from someone already playing, submit your clue, and you're in! DO NOT post who's item you selected.

Examples of clues from past Scavenger Hunts:

Clue: "Cinderella's purr-fectly blue shoe."

The answer was: a Fenton Colonial Blue Glass Cat Slipper

Clue: I'm so brilliant I'll bowl you over!

The answer was: Antique Brilliant Period Punch Bowl and 8 Cups Beautiful

Clue: I doubt he will be decorating anything snow-capped in San Francisco!”

The answer was: San Francisco Music Box Co Musical Figurine Santa Decorating Tree

Clue: I'll strum you a funny tune.

The answer was :Clown with Guitar (figurine)

Clue: You may want to tip-toe through these

The answer was: Beautiful Tulips Vase

Don't be shy, give the game a try! Questions? Post 'em in the chats or omail jewelrybychristopher! Come on, newbies, it is fun!!!! This game is one of the best..if not THE best game on OLA and we want everyone to have a chance to experience the fun! So, look over your listings, come up with a great clue, send it to jewelrybychristopher and get ready for the ride of your life!