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Easter Egg Hunt 2012

Posted by Kevin on April 02 at 07:49 pm

The 2012 Easter egg hunt is here! This is the fourth annual hunt! If this will be your first Lima Beads Easter Egg Hunt, it’s simple. We’ve hidden Easter eggs (a lot of Easter eggs) on our web site. Find them and win beads, supplies, coupons and even gift certificates.

This year’s hunt is very similar to last year’s with two exceptions:

  1. We’ve tried to make the hunt a bit easier by not hiding eggs in any blog posts, designs or fresh picks that were created before 2012. So, you don’t need to go digging through thousands of blog posts, fresh picks and designs…
  2. Second, there’s a BIG twist this year. We’ve just launched a completely new web site. We’ve been working day and night to get it ready for the hunt, which is why the hunt launched a few days later than normal :) We hope you love it. We set out to make it as easy as possible to find what you’re looking for… Unless you’re looking for eggs. We hid those really well!

100 Easter Eggs

That’s right, there are 100 eggs hidden on the web site RIGHT NOW (plus an additional 3 special GOLDEN eggs). They’re scattered all over the Lima Beads web site. The only pages where you won’t find eggs is on blog posts, designs or fresh picks that were created before 2012. As you find eggs, you’ll see this status bar:

EEH Meter

We don’t want anyone to go crazy, so we should tell you up front: finding all the Easter eggs will be difficult. Some of them are very well hidden. It’s not really about finding ALL of the eggs this year, it’s about finding the most and getting to the top of the leaderboard!

The Leaderboard

Just like last year, there’s a leaderboard that shows the top 100 hunters. See the Leaderboard.

Prizes

The more eggs you find, the more prizes you get. When you reach 10, 25, 35, 50, and 75 eggs a new set of prizes will be unlocked. You can choose from a variety of FREE beads and even a collection of coupons worth 15% – 20% off various items. There are also prizes associated with the Leaderboard. At the end of the Easter Egg Hunt, the top 10 people on the leaderboard will be entered to win The Grand Prize, a $250 Lima Beads Gift Certificate. Everyone else on the leaderboard will be entered to win second prize, a $100 Lima Beads gift certificate. See all the prizes.

The Golden Eggs

goldenEggThis year, we’re also hiding 3 special golden eggs (in addition to the 100 eggs, making a grand total of 103)… If you’re the very first one to find a golden egg, you’ll win a $25 Gift Certificate to our store! If the same person finds multiple golden eggs, that lucky beader will win one $25 gift certificate for each golden egg they find. Yowza! The golden eggs don’t count towards your leaderboard total, and you can keep an eye on who’s found the golden eggs on the leaderboard.

Rules

  • The contest ends at 11:59pm on April 8, 2012 (Easter). This means you need to make sure and do the following by this time:
    • Collect all the eggs you can find.
    • If you unlocked any prizes, add them to your shopping bag and place your order—all prizes (except the discount code explained below) must be redeemed by the end of the contest. Normal shipping rates will apply.
    • If you unlocked the coupon prize, write down your coupon code (you can use it any time until the end of 2012)
    • Watch the blog for an announcement about the $250 drawing
  • There are a total of 100 Easter eggs plus an additional 3 “golden” eggs that we’ve hidden for you to collect. Those are the only ones that count toward the prizes, and you must click on them to collect them. You might see some picture of eggs in promotional materials (like the ones in the grass at the top of this page)… those don’t count toward your total.
  • We can’t offer rain checks on the prizes, so make sure to place your order when you’ve unlocked the prizes, because they’re only available while supplies last!
  • We think we have enough free beads to go around… but in case we run short, we reserve the right to substitute a product of equal value as your prize (hey, it’s free, right?) :) . We can’t offer rain checks on unavailable prizes. We also reserve the right to update this list of rules if it needs clarification later.
  • Normal shipping rates apply. As much as we’d like to, we just can’t afford to give away free beads AND ship them for free too. If you add your prizes to an order over $40, you’ll get the same free shipping you always get (inside the USA). If your order is under $40, normal shipping rates will apply to it.
  • Please don’t share the locations of the eggs. This ruins the fun for everyone :) Also, you must find the eggs yourself–you can’t have a robot (or a computer) do it for you. Location sharers and robots will be disqualified from winning prizes! Gotta keep it fair for the rest of us!
  • The most important rule: have fun!

Read the comments

  1. Steve
    Steve says:

    Good luck everyone!

  2. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Yippee!!

  3. L Noble
    L Noble says:

    The obsession begins again! Good luck to all! :-)

  4. Anna C WonderChick
    Anna C WonderChick says:

    Whoopee! The fun begins!

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    Sassy Girl Beads - MJ says:

    I’m a newbie at this and am already pulling my hair out . . . not a good sign!

  6. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I am loving this so far. :) Thank you for sticking around so long today to get it going!

  7. P Harris
    P Harris says:

    let the hunt begin

  8. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    GypsyMom and Jeanne S already found golden eggs??? No way! Guess we didn’t hide those well enough… Must make them harder next year.

  9. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Lots of fun!

    Beautiful web site too! I love LB!

  10. Nancy337
    Nancy337 says:

    I love the new website and I just found my 1st Easter Egg!

  11. Jeanne S
    Jeanne S says:

    Dumb luck on my part.

  12. May P
    May P says:

    Whoo 23 eggs in about an hour. Makes me feel happy to see myself on the leaderboard.

  13. D McCaskill
    D McCaskill says:

    Wow..I’m up to 21 eggs already!! I’ve never been on the leader board before!!!! I am SO excited but I have to go to bed. I’m beat!! Can’t wait to do some more hunting in the morning!! :)

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I absolutely LOVE the new and improved site!!! Kudos to Steve and everyone else who contributed to it! :D

    I’ve been hunting for eggs for a wee bit over an hour — have found 33 & made it to #4 on the leaderboard. :D I’m sure when I wake up in the AM I’ll have dropped considerable in my ranking (perhaps even “off”).

    Wishing tons of luck to all! If you’re a “newbie” to egg hunting, be sure to look everywhere possible, from every possible way, and don’t forget to dig as deep as possible!!! 8)

  15. L McGinnis
    L McGinnis says:

    Congratulations Lynn Eileen, how exciting. I had a plan and it didn’t work. LOL, imagine that, very slow going for me. But that is okay, I cannot believe all the extremely cool things.:D Thank you Lima Beads for all the cool tutorials. I am all excited to learn again. I had lost hope that I could. Anyway, only 14 eggs tonight, and no Golden one in sight. But fun fun fun. Congratulations to all of you on the leaderboard. WOW your awesome!! have a great week. Thanks again Lima Beads for the Egg Hunt. It is SOOOOO Fun to participate.
    :D

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    OK, up to 36 now and off to bed….but first, some questions.

    1. There are several areas on the new/improved site which I can’t get into — no matter what I try. Will this change soon?

    2. I’ve clicked on 5 eggs that I’ve allegedly clicked on already, yet I know I haven’t because I write down all my “found” ones and their locations. Hmmmmm Several of us had this same problem last year. :(

    3. How do I find the “main page” where we can see other beader’s comments? Help! 8O

    Thanks!

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    Aimee B says:

    Lynn, I am finding that same problem. I even think I found a golden egg but it wont let me click on it. Maybe I’m crazy but it is frustrating to find one that you know you haven’t before and yet it says you have. :(

  18. L McGinnis
    L McGinnis says:

    OOOOOO MY GOSH, how things change, WOW WOW WOW, sorry I am just a bit excited. I made it on the leader board for the first time. :D REALLY FUN, well I better go to bed. Tomorrow will be so fun to. :D can’t wait,

  19. Kmathies
    Kmathies says:

    WOW! I forgot how addictive the Easter egg hunt was! :) Have fun everyone! :)

  20. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Hooray! Am so excited to see the new site up and running!

  21. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Whoops – didn’t see any eggs until I turned off my popup blocker…

  22. DragonDreams
    DragonDreams says:

    I found a gold egg around 4:30am, but it won’t let me click it. I keep getting redirected to my isp provider’s website. Any ideas?

  23. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Oh my gosh – just found the 3rd golden egg!!! Now to go get ready for work!!!

  24. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Just had to check it out first thing this morning. I allowed myself 10 eggs or 6am – whichever I came first. Met my goal! Now I have to get ready for work.
    Guess what my first graders are learning about?????

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    You’ve got to be kidding!! 8O All the golden eggs have been found already?!!!
    OK. That’s just not fair for those of us that aren’t night owls and didn’t stay up until the games got started….
    Congrats to those that did though!

  26. Px3 aka Peggy
    Px3 aka Peggy says:

    The new site is great! But I, too, think I clicked on eggs and was told I already had them. Back to the hunt!

  27. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Where’s POD?

  28. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Overall it seems the new layout actually helps the hunting go easier….though now that I am hunting in the gemstone pages, I am sorely missing the links changing color once I’ve visited them.

  29. WHITE DOG
    WHITE DOG says:

    The new site is great! ‘so much better! ‘so glad the hunt is on!
    Thanks!

  30. Mustard Seed Beads
    Mustard Seed Beads says:

    I’m excited to start the hunt…….
    Thanks

  31. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Glad to see I’m not the only lady having some problems with the eggs! I can’t get to the POD, either. 8(

    Please help us……

  32. A Sahlberg
    A Sahlberg says:

    Where are all the eggs???

  33. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Good morning Lynn! You didn’t get much sleep… :)

    We chose a fresh pick of the day, but the creator of the pick deleted it, so it’s not showing up :( Steve is choosing a new one right now. It will be available shortly.

    I’m emailing you right now regarding egg issues. We’ve tested them and they’re all visible and working. I just need to see which ones you found that you thought were new, but were reported as already found. When that happened last year, the same egg was showing up in multiple locations, so after finding it the first time, it was reported as “already found” when clicked in another location. If there’s a problem, we’ll fix it right away!

  34. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I know of at least one “stuck egg” if you will, where would you like me to email the link?

  35. Steve
    Steve says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I just wanted to let you and all the other egg hunters know that the Fresh Pick Sale of the Day is back up.

    If you haven’t already discovered the shortcut to it, you can access the POD quickly by going under “Deals” in the green menu.

    Thanks again for the heads up!

  36. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Thanks diamonddustshoe! I just emailed you.

  37. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Kevin & Steve! :D

    You’re right — I didn’t get much sleep…. 8O But then, I seldom do.

    Glad to have — the “up” arrow at the bottom of each page now. Saves a TON of scrolling back up! 8)

    Sad to lose — the links changing color once clicked on (see diamonddustshoe’s comment above).

    Thanks! :D

  38. Hallucinating Helena
    Hallucinating Helena says:

    I have 4 stuck eggs – they tell me I’ve found them before.. How now? :X

  39. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    If you find one, you’ll know, it sticks to a similar spot from where you first see it to the next time you see it, and it’s the exact same design.

    The only one I knew of for sure is getting fixed right now.

  40. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    diamonddustshoe is absolutely correct. She did find one that was supposed to appear on a page 2 of something, but it was appearing on pages 1, 2, 3, etc. It was the same egg, so when someone found it on page 1 and then clicked it on page 2, it would say that it had already been found. The one she found has been fixed.

    Hallucinating Helena – I just emailed you. If you send me links to the ones you think are stuck, we’ll check into them.

  41. The Easter Beady
    The Easter Beady says:

    Being a veteran, I thought I’d have a psychological advantage (i.e., my head wouldn’t explode mid-search) if I went to less-obvious hiding places first. So I did, and found several eggs right away. Wait a minute…Does that mean those WERE the obvious places? (There goes my exploding head…)

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    GypsyMom says:

    Stuck at 20! *cries*
    At least there is the golden egg!

  43. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    So interesting…I have wandered many places by now and I haven’t seen any of the golden eggs yet. Huh!

  44. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    I just found out about this via a sidebar ad on facebook. I am a customer, was an email sent out? Haven’t received the Lunch specials either and Where is the Green machine? Am lost…..

  45. No Photo
    Got Beads says:

    Can’t get into “Deals” seems it won’t open this morning!!!!!

  46. Sarah aka iamhydrogen
    Sarah aka iamhydrogen says:

    Yeah for the Easter Egg Hunt!! Always fun, and lots of inspiration from spending soooo much time on the site. :)

    ps – love the new site design guys! great job!

  47. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I also can’t stay in the BGBM once I’ve gotten into it. Hmmmm

    I did find a golden egg, but wasn’t the first to locate it. Seems all 3 have been found now — congrats to those super sleuths! :D

    Diamonddustshoe — I thought SURE you’d find at least one of those elusive golden eggs since you’re at the top of the leaderboard! You’re off to a fantastic start! 8) You also had the same problem I wrote to Kevin about — I know at least one area you’ve been to……tee hee….. ;)

  48. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I just reread the rules. I don’t have a robot. I do have a toy poodle. If I can train her to hunt for eggs instead of her toys, would that be OK? Just curious…..

    If I stopped commenting so often on this blog, I’d probably have found more eggs by now. 8)

  49. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Hah, I KNOW, I feel like they’re hiding from me! “Quick, here she comes!” :P

    I am headed in for a “nap” for now. My sleep schedule, in case you can’t tell, is *completely* backwards right now. Ugh.

  50. No Photo
    Casey K says:

    I must stink at this — after an hour of clicking, I only have 23 eggs. Good grief.

  51. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Hehehe!! Great fun, very funny comments (Lynn & her toy poodle) AND a great new site…what more could us crazy people ask for?! Thanks Lima Beads…the bit of a delay was totally worth it!! :-)

  52. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Casey-If you found 23 eggs in an hour you are beating the pants off of me. I am the one who stinks at this. After 2 hours I only have 4. I must somehow be looking in the wrong places. I am getting ready to give up and take a LB hiatus until Monday.

  53. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    So much fun – am sneaking into the site as work allows (which isn’t much today). Only up to 27 eggs at this point!

  54. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Well aren’t ya’ll smarties! I’m stuck at 24… just want that 25th egg right now!!!!

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    CY P says:

    Someone commented on finding NEW eggs that said they had already been found. I have encountered the same issue. I, too, have been writing down where I find the eggs and at least 5 of them were BRAND NEW. What gives?

  56. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Hi CY P.

    There were two eggs earlier that were listed in more than one place. Those two have been fixed. I’ll email you right now. If you can send me the locations of the 5 you think are doing this, we’ll check them out right away. Most of the reported problems were just cases where there was more than one way to get to an egg and it seemed new, but wasn’t. We’ll investigate what you send us and if there’s another issue, we’ll fix it right away. Thanks!

  57. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Yahhh, I found my 26th egg…they are out there!

  58. Jacquie J
    Jacquie J says:

    Good luck to all!

  59. DB
    DB says:

    I have been checking back since March 30th, thinking the hunt HAD to start any day now. Unfortunately I had to get some sleep so missed out on all the goldies! But I am up to 28.

  60. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    I think Lynn’s idea of using her toy poodle to help find eggs is brilliant! Can I use a miniature longhaired dachshund? Too bad the eggs don’t have a scent, so Sadie could sniff them out! Oh well! I’m obsessed once again – I’ve only had 2 hours of sleep. I’m trying to be methodical so I don’t duplicate my efforts, but it’s difficult. I’m also trying to note any bugs on the site that I run across so I can e-mail you, Lima folks!

  61. A Time To Bead
    A Time To Bead says:

    Wow…my egg hunting was interrupted by tornado sirens. Had to postpone the hunt and take cover. We have had a total of 3 tornados in the past hour or so. Luckily they all missed me, but I watched the closest one on tv as it threw tractor trailers 3 stories in the air. What a day!!

  62. Denise Welch
    Denise Welch says:

    I’ve been hunting for literally hours, been through every page more than once, getting eye strain! I’m up to 37 now, but I think I’m stuck now… maybe I need a break!

  63. L McGinnis
    L McGinnis says:

    Hi everyone :D ,
    I was wondering if I am missing part of the rules ??? And if I can’t ask this or this is a NO NO? PLEASE forgive me? and delete my question. Please. Last year I remember (I think ;) ) reading in the rules not to look in the fresh pick area?? I don’t seem to see that rule this year?? Is all areas of the website fair game? Even the area where artists post their beautiful crafted pretties?? Thank you and again I am sooo sorry if this is a hint like question, please forgive me

  64. No Photo
    sewscrazy says:

    haven’t found an egg in hours… don’t know where I should be looking to get the found egg count up… at 21 found so far… but….don’t know what I’m missing…. guess I’m in the weeds…

  65. Maggie W
    Maggie W says:

    what a fun idea! i’ve been at it for a couple hours and have found 17 eggs. i’ve put a few items in my cart too! gotta take a break, but i’ll be back! :)

  66. Mustard Seed Beads
    Mustard Seed Beads says:

    This is hard, but exciting…i have been at it for a few hours and only have 23. The leader already has 60? When did the contest start? I must have been asleep .

  67. Happily Retired
    Happily Retired says:

    been over an hour since I found my last egg. OH the madness

  68. Silver Slivers
    Silver Slivers says:

    You guys sure hid them well this year! I haven’t found an egg in hours, but I’ve found a bunch of new favorites! Must be looking in all the wrong places…

  69. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    The color change of visited links is back? Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!

  70. Jeanne S
    Jeanne S says:

    Where is the afikomen?

  71. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I dunno. I’ve been looking for hours, too, and am not finding anything.

  72. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    I’ve hit the wall again too… time for a break! Good luck to those looking…

  73. BJC
    BJC says:

    I think I have found one of the “stuck” eggs. I have found the same egg in at least 3 different locations. I have location info for 2 of them, but not the third. Help!

  74. No Photo
    Cindylu says:

    I’ve gone blind,only found 3 in 1 1/2 hours. Oh, well. Must say I love the new website. Much easier to navigate.

  75. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Just found my 43rd egg and realized it’s 11:16 p.m. So much for telling my husband I’d be right up at 9:30! It’s off to bed for me – but I’ll be back tomorrow!

  76. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    BJC, I just emailed you. If you send me the location of the egg you think has an issue we’ll check into it right away. I can let everyone know that, with the exception of the 2 that were fixed this morning, all eggs we’ve been asked to check thus far are functioning properly. Most of the reported problems have just been cases where there is more than one way to get to a page. Thank you for letting us know about this potential issue. If there’s a problem, we’ll fix it right away!

  77. L McGinnis
    L McGinnis says:

    Holey Moley, I decided I better add something to my cart just to change things up bit. LOL , At least I can see the number go up on my items in my cart. WOW, no eggs all night. Can’t seem to quit though. :D

  78. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Fun, fun, fun!! But, oh…the strain on my brain! 8-)

  79. RubberT aka Plucky Chick
    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Just getting started and the golden eggs are already found? My email notification was sent to my Spam box for some strange reason!!! I am SOOOO excited to be egg hunting again!!!

  80. L McGinnis
    L McGinnis says:

    Well I got to drop out for the night. Head is pounding. I have dropped all the way to the bottom of the board :( but it was oooo so fun while it lasted. Hey I am going to give it my best shot tomorrow. Have a great night everyone

  81. No Photo
    ViP says:

    Time to go to bed… too bad! Well there is always tomorrow.
    Goodnight!

  82. Kate K
    Kate K says:

    I finally made it onto the leaderboard but as soon as I quit to sleep tonight, I’m sure it won’t be long until I’m kicked off!

  83. JayneWithAy
    JayneWithAy says:

    All this hunting is making me hungry! I”m taking a break to eat some Peeps.

  84. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Holy Cow, JayneWithAy, that is some userpic. :)

  85. DB
    DB says:

    I managed to add a few more to stay on the leaderboard, but I was never very good at finding things.

  86. D McCaskill
    D McCaskill says:

    Getting frustrated already…NOT cool!! Would love to be at 50 eggs by tomorrow but I’m stuck at 31.. MUST KEEP LOOKING!!!

  87. whimsy girl
    whimsy girl says:

    who do I email about disappearing eggs? I found one that I know I have looked at several times, and it suddenly appeared. after I got it I went back and it was gone again.

  88. No Photo
    Fenya says:

    whimsy girl – I found the same thing last year as well. I think they pop up randomly.

  89. No Photo
    J price-vandyke says:

    I’m new at this and pretty discouraged – only 8 so far and I looked for a while at work yesterday (shhh). No gifts for me.

  90. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    I have a callus on my scroll finger, can only find 31 eggs, and am amazed that more are hidden. I have gone through almost everything except each individual fresh Pick. Egads How do you people DO this? Maybe next year it will be easier…….

  91. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Hi all.

    A quick update on missing, disappearing, or “stuck” eggs – we’ve still been unable to find any that have an actual problem with the exception of the two that were fixed yesterday morning.

    If you think you’ve located a problem, please email me a link to where the egg is and a description of the problem at kevin@limabeads.com. We’ll look into each one right away.

    We just fielded one request about an egg that may have been in 2 locations. In this case, the egg was found via shop by color and then later found again shopping by shape/size. It was the same egg, but it seemed new because it was found via two different paths. Most of the reported problems have been very similar to this one.

    Please still send me any eggs you think may have a problem though. We will look into every one just to make sure they’re OK.

    I’ll have an update in a little bit to tell you stats like: how many eggs have been found, which eggs haven’t been found, etc.

    Happy hunting!

  92. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Wish I knew where to find more eggs… I went page by page… got 14 so far.

    Do I have to go into EVERY item to try to find more eggs? Like ALL of the seed beads or instructions for every piece of jewelry???

  93. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    *smiles at Mandollyn*

    The more you click, the more you find.

    They have specified nothing before 2012 in their respective areas, though, so that helps.

  94. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Not going to waste my days digging now that the Golden ones were found… but thanks!

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    GypsyMom says:

    LOL ok, this is too fun… LB I blame you for my home reno project suddenly slowing waayyy down. I just wanna find one more, then I swear I am going back to work :P

  96. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I’m still not finding any eggs. Stuck at 11. This is fun? On the upside, it is fun to see all the past designs and picks.

  97. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Last night I went to bed after 1AM(at 37 eggs)thinking this was really a silly thing to do–after three hours of not finding anything. Of course I’m back at it again (at 43 eggs=still no gold ones??). Doesn’t seem so silly after a good night sleep and wrist rest!! 50 here I come…

  98. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Elis Mom, are you looking in picks and designs from before 2012? That’s what I was talking about a few comments back…

  99. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    No. Staying in 2012. Looking at all the picks. Do you have to click on every single item in the pod?

  100. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I think it would be better advice if I say something like “go window shopping everywhere.” :)

  101. No Photo
    sewscrazy says:

    but some of that “window shopping” has jumped into my shopping bag… hhmmmm!!!! but it is fun…but quite tedious… looking looking looking….

  102. No Photo
    Cali H says:

    I found that clicking on the item AND it’s picture sometimes flips the right rock..
    Though I’m stuck.. I can’t complain.. I wish I could afford to purchase everything I’ve been looking at. :S

  103. RubberT aka Plucky Chick
    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Peggy C, hope you are tornado free now!! Those are precious egg hunting hours lost! More importantly, hope you are safe!

  104. BadCat
    BadCat says:

    Ugh…hit a wall…no eggs for awhile.

  105. A Time To Bead
    A Time To Bead says:

    Thanks, all is quiet now. The total tornados for yesterday 15…the total eggs so far 47! I grew up in tornado alley but yesterday had me a little rattled. Glad no one was seriously injured. Good luck all I’m calling it quits for the night.

  106. L hembree
    L hembree says:

    so many comments… so many places to look!!!!!

  107. Jeanne S
    Jeanne S says:

    My place on the board is an unfortunate commentary on the state of my Pesach kitchen. I will behave now.

  108. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    :) I am glad I did mine earlier, I am somewhere in the sea of metals and don’t see land coming anytime soon.

  109. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    LOL Peggy, you must live near me. I was also lamenting egg-hunting time lost as I hid in the bathroom. :) I need 2 more eggs to get those gorgeous olive shell pearl beads!!! So close!!!

  110. S Marlow
    S Marlow says:

    This is the 3rd night (oh, it’s in the wee AM) I’ve stayed up after my hubby to egg hunt. My eyes lids are sagging, but there’s an addiction here that just makes me think I can find 1 more before I hang it up for the night.

  111. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    OK… I lied… I’m officially addicted to trying to get to the 50 level!!! Now that I am at 29, I’m getting tired of looking at page after page of no eggs… :c(

    Guess The rest of the eggs are tiny or buried DEEP in the metal items or Fresh Picks that I just don’t understand where to look on them.

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    sewscrazy says:

    yeah, me too…tired of looking and finding nothing! only found 4 eggs today… don’t know what the secret is for where to look…but wish I could find at least 21 more…eyes are tired–gotta stop for now :(

  113. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    If it helps anyone at all:
    Make sure you’re scrolling *ALL THE WAY* to the bottom of the page.
    Try moving from general to specific, like from main heading pages to “type” pages then to product pages then to product specifics. Change areas periodically, like if you’re looking in metals, go back to the blog, then to supplies, etc., so your brain doesn’t get totally numb. Keep a record of where you’ve been, because even if it seems you shouldn’t need to on Monday, you’ll be glad you did by Saturday night. Mostly, though, if it’s clickable, it’s “eggable.” :)

  114. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    I guess my MAIN question is… “Other than anything prior to Jan 1, 2012… Is there anywhere else that is pointless to search?”

    I’ve dug through findings and supplies and am getting Nothing…

  115. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    My morning has gone something like “Cool, TierraCast makes 9 million kinds of things…*Crap*, TierraCast makes 9 million kinds of things…”

  116. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I would like to see their answer to that, Mandollyn, but experience so far is telling me the answer is probably no.

    How deep are you searching? It can be tedious and require lots of patience (especially in the findings), but you do kind of have to click *everything*.

  117. tigerlily
    tigerlily says:

    Product specifics? Last year I found 70 something before I gave up, and none of them were in product specifics……

  118. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    By specifics I mean clicking things like bigger photo, “see it from the side,” size chart, etc.? If you never clicked any of those anywhere, that’s where your other 30 were. ;)

  119. tigerlily
    tigerlily says:

    Oh my gosh, REALLY?!? Well, I’m giving up right now then. I can’t believe the last 30 I didn’t find could be hidden among literally what amounts to millions and millions of products details. That’s just too much.

  120. D McCaskill
    D McCaskill says:

    I’m getting frustrated too!!! I’m stuck at 35 eggs and there’s just SO much to click on!!! I can’t sit in front of the computer ALL day!! I’m trying to at least get to 50 but I’ve done so much better in the years past…. :(

  121. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Well, I can tell you this year I have run into far fewer of those so far that previous times it seems, but I’m only just now getting into digging that deep. I comb the site in layers, and if an area has several eggs already, I know to “deep search” it last because I probably won’t find anything. Am I going to look at 996 pages of TOHO before I’m done and click everything there? Yes. But then again, I’m nuts, so your mileage may vary. :D

  122. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Hmm. Eep.
    Well, the idea is to have fun, right? I don’t want to discourage anyone. I would definitely say to window shop and you’ll probably get lucky more often than you think.

  123. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Hi Everyone.

    I can tell you for sure that there are nowhere near 30 eggs hidden in product detail popups (like size chart, more photos, etc.) There might be a few, but not close to 30.

    We’re working on something right now that will make prizes easier to get. The hunt seems to be a bit harder this year than last year. With the new web site launching, it was difficult for us to gauge the difficulty. Next year will be a bit easier! More similar to previous years.

    More to come…

  124. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I didn’t mean to imply there were that many, sorry! There are even less of them this time it seems, than before.

    I am finding it simultaneously easier and harder. It’s kind of weird. I am up for the challenge because I wanted to beat my total for last year, but I do worry a little about having enough time.

  125. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    (I should have said “out of your other 30, some were there.”)

  126. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    I appreciate these comments Diamond and Kevin. it is a bit discouraging when you can’t sit here for hours. And I have been clicking deep…so to speak. No signs of golden eggs…do you remove those when they are found?
    I am enjoying the site, and appreciate the intermittent prizes per eggs found..and appreciate Lima Beads giving us a contest to play…but as a newbie must say it is a bit discouraging….

  127. tigerlily
    tigerlily says:

    I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to sound discouraging either. I think I will give up (or if giving up sounds discouraging, my GOAL is to) stop at 75. I was just completely clueless that eggs were hidden in product details. I definitely do window shop as I’m hunting, as in, if something catches my eye, I click the product details. But for things that I really don’t use or need, I don’t want to click the “bigger photo” to find an egg. I rarely do that even if I plan on ordering the item I’m looking at. I’;m not really discouraged…. I just thought that would be impossible for someone to find 100 eggs if they are hidden in every single nook and cranny. Since some people do, in fact, find all 100, I thought that it was a possible feat. But maybe those who find all 100 just sit at their computers every day all day til Easter. I’m not sure. Anyhow, since the most of this comment still sounds pretty negative, I would like to say none of this is meant to be a complaint… I think this hunt is amazing fun. Not only is it wonderful free stuff (I hardly ever see other sales websites do something like this.. what business wants to give away something they make money for?) but it is a useful tool for the consumers and business alike. I know I’m not the only one who will buy beads to go along with the free ones. So, kudos to Lima beads for putting so much hard work into this. I’m sorry if it sounded like I was complaining… no, I think its awesome that you guys have this hunt every year. I was looking forward to it this year after my little bag of goodies last year. Even after buying a few things I could afford, it wasn’t a huge shopping spree I was ashamed of. It surely could have been. ;0)

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    GypsyMom says:

    I am just struggling to stay on the leaderboard, it is getting so hard! I think it is a *little* too difficult, I only found 2 yesterday! But on the bright side, looking at all these wonderful beads is really inspiring me to create new and amazing things!

  129. D McCaskill
    D McCaskill says:

    apparently “complaining” works because I found 2 eggs after my last comment…I just want to at least get 50!! I look forward to this every year so I hope it continues…maybe it just needs a few tweaks!! :)

  130. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    @Tiger….I am glad you made your post, as it is encouraging to know I am not the only one getting frustrated. And no, Lima Beads, it’s not a complaint..its a ventilate
    I am finding goodies to add to my stash, keep checking the green machine..and clicking. I think my vent comes from clicking bigger size, size chart, etc. on all the beads and not finding “any” eggs. I did just find an egg, by “accident”. A great way for your customers to learn about the new site. Thank you for having this. There would not be any winners if there were not losers

  131. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    There’s a little surprise coming in the next hour to make up for the hunt being a bit harder than in previous years… And yes, the hunt will be easier next year :)

  132. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    Thank you Mr Kevin

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    Loretta S says:

    This is my first time at the Easter egg hunt. This is ridiculous! Where do you find 30+ eggs!!!!! I’ve managed to find 12 and it’s taken me hours!!!!

  134. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Loretta… My only suggestion is to go click EVERYTHING in the bottom of the screen in green and use all of the links on the top. I’m at 33 Eggs right now & will stop at 50! (yeah, right)

  135. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Oh… and the GOLDEN EGGS were already found… they probably won’t show up anymore…

  136. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    I wish there were a couple more prizes so I’d feel better about paying shipping LOL. I’m determined to get to 75 beads to make it worth it. And I have to get to 75 in a couple of days before my green machine bead deals expire! :) This is my first time egg hunting/buying stuff from this site. I’m really impressed at the selection! Well, 51 down, 49 to go…or 52 if the golden eggs are still clickable.. back to clicking!

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    Fenya says:

    Went through all the chain, zoomed in, clicked on everything, scrolled down. And, no eggs! Did I really miss one?

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    sewscrazy says:

    @ Loretta…this is my first hunt too. I’m frustrated and discouraged about not finding many…after hours of sifting through so many pages…I found 4 yesterday…I cannot sit here for hours either. It is a really difficult hunt… *sigh* It has been fun to sort through the new site–love it! Have already placed one order–yes, I’m sure that is part of the business strategy–because we cannot in many cases we feel like we love these new “finds” to add to the stash! I have found some items that I cannot wait to get–because it has opened up ideas in designing pieces :) Thanks LB!!

    But, as to the hunt…it is discouraging…I’m trying to get to 50…and have been searching methodically and by layers… thanks for a chance to chat and “vent” as well

  139. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    ooooh I see the surprise! Thanks, Kevin!!!

  140. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    It seems that the Easter Egg Hunt is a bit more difficult this year than in previous years. As you may know, we launched an entirely new web site at the same time we started this year’s hunt. This made it tough for us to gauge how hard it would be to find the eggs. Because it’s a bit more difficult this year, we’ve just added an extra prize level at 35 eggs! This level is open to everyone, so if you’ve already found more than 35, you can go back and choose one of these new prizes. If you gave up after 25, you can get more prizes after finding just 10 more eggs. Good luck and yes, we’ll make the hunt a little easier next year :)

  141. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Thanks Kevin! I also just found an egg that WASN’T THERE yesterday when I looked… Do they move?

  142. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    I. MUST. FIND. 1. MORE. TO. GET. MY. 35. PRIZE.

    Arrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh!!!

  143. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    THANK HEAVENS! I was afraid I was the only one who’s total has been so low for so long! 8O

    I usually do really well on the Egg Hunt, but this year I am doing pitifully — I haven’t found anything since Tuesday afternoon and am stuck at 43! I can’t believe I am somehow still on the leaderboard!!! :?

    I’ve been “digging deep” and am getting so frustrated — On one hand, I love the improved site. On the other hand, it has made it harder for me to search in a pattern (my strategy). :(

    I did notice the “surprise” on the prize page, Kevin — thanks! :D

    Like many others, I’ve been scrolling to the bottom on each & every page — sure am getting tired of that bright green area at the bottom! LOL! ;)

    Like Mandollyn and others, I have found some eggs that weren’t there the first time I checked a page. I hate to have to recheck certain areas…..YIKES!

    BTW, I found a gold egg the first day, but it had already been discovered by another egg hunter. It doesn’t go away once it has been found, but also doesn’t count toward your total if you happen across it. :)

  144. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Question of the Day: This has absolutely nothing to do with the Egg Hunt, but why don’t the shell pearls come in 10mm? Inquiring minds want to know….. 8)

    This does have to do with the Egg Hunt. Where are the rest of the eggs?!?!?!?!?! Kevin, you may feel free to e-mail me directly if you don’t want the others to know…..LOL! ;)

  145. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    4 hours.. …..with a break to walk the dog..poor guy..I kept telling him to wait a minute….5 eggs.

    I think I am in the wrong chicken coop!
    I would love to make the leader board…will try more later..Good Luck everyone!

  146. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    I’m kind of surprised that someone hasn’t made a “Fresh Picks” for some of the Eggs… HINT HINT ;)

  147. WHITE DOG
    WHITE DOG says:

    Thanks Kevin, very nice of you to add the extra bonus at 35 eggs. =)

  148. L Burton
    L Burton says:

    I have looked for three straight days and only have twenty three. I must be doing something wrong!

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    Stuff N Thingz says:

    Whew, 3 days of hunting and FINALLY 25 found. Not sure if I have the where with all for 35. I was up until 1am, and had to get up to be at work by 7:30. Taking a break and then will likely be at it again:)

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    Bevco says:

    looks like fun but can’t figure out how to get started. Am I too late?

  151. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Hi Bevco. If you click the big egg on our homepage (www.limabeads.com), that’ll get you going. Have fun!

  152. No Photo
    Roseann f says:

    I can’t access the green machine because I surf on my iPad. :(
    Apple doesn’t support flash! I wonder what else I’m missing.
    Love the website and the customer service.!

  153. No Photo
    J Cason says:

    i have been searching too…I can’t even get started and even find one!!! where am I supposed to start? i have never incountered such a hunt before.
    being new to this site, I’m at a loss
    HELP!!!

  154. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I was wondering what the Chalcopyrite was like, now I get to try it out, that’s awesome.

  155. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Still wondering why I haven’t gotten past 34… I’ve opened every item on this site… :c( My cart has 15 items and I’ve made 3 Fresh Picks boards… Tell us where the Golden Eggs were… We don’t get credit for them anyway! That way I can see if I’m CRAZY!!!!!

  156. Jeanne S
    Jeanne S says:

    J Cason,
    I’m also doing it on an iPad.

  157. PamRoss10
    PamRoss10 says:

    You guys are good! I don’t think I am not a good egg hunter! =)

  158. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Hunting on an iPad? That’s awesome! Matt, Steve, and I are all Apple fanatics. The Big Green Bead Machine was built before Apple stopped supporting Flash. We definitely plan to convert it soon so that it’ll work on all iOS devices. The rest of our new site was designed to work well with iPad. You should not be missing anything except the machine.

  159. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    sorry Mandollyn, can’t help, wouldn’t be fair to others that spent hours and hours clicking.

  160. TheLonelyCupcake
    TheLonelyCupcake says:

    Carpal tunnel for free beads! lol

  161. S Marlow
    S Marlow says:

    Kevin (or anyone that can tell me, my computer is REALLY lagging slow now. I need to empty my “cookies” but if I do that, will I lose my eggs? I am certain that I’ll lose all the evidence of where I’ve already went. Would it make a difference if I make sure I log off before I do it? Am I crazy to try before the contest is over?

  162. Jeanne S
    Jeanne S says:

    It’s hurting my reconstructed neck even on an iPad.

  163. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    S Marlow – I can’t say about your history, because it depends on your exact web browser configuration. I can tell you that as long as you’re logged in, you won’t lose your eggs if you delete your cookies. They are stored with your account. You will have to log back in after deleting your cookies, but all of your eggs will be there!

  164. No Photo
    JustImagine - Val says:

    I’m hunting on my kindle fire….so happy we have high speed Internet now :)

  165. Cat Bird Birdsong
    Cat Bird Birdsong says:

    I am laying in bed searching for eggs on my NOOK :)
    It’s a lot easier on the old body–just a thought.

  166. J Josten
    J Josten says:

    OMG. its fun, but after two days and a few hours I’ve only found 14 eggs. what am I doing wrong?

  167. EclecticSteph
    EclecticSteph says:

    I suspect the eggs aren’t playing fair lol

  168. PamRoss10
    PamRoss10 says:

    @ EclecticSteph–I think you are correct!!! They must be DEVILED eggs….oh bad pun!

  169. Cristie j
    Cristie j says:

    I have a question.
    One of the options in the coupon code choices, is “20% off Crystal and Shell Pearls”

    Where?what are Crystal Pearls?

    Thank you

  170. J Josten
    J Josten says:

    Cristie j. Crystal pearls are Swarovski crystal beads that are coated with pearl color coating..
    They are beautiful… I have lots of them.

  171. PamRoss10
    PamRoss10 says:

    Question for Kevin and the egg hiders–will the eggs be revealed once the contest is over?
    :)

  172. Cristie j
    Cristie j says:

    Thank you, J Josten!

    Now if only I could find them….
    I’m looking harder for these than for eggs, now :)

  173. S Marlow
    S Marlow says:

    Got to take a break for Big Bang Theory!!!

  174. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Cristie j – This coupon is actually for two separate things. It can be used on both crystal beads and shell pearls. You can find these items if you click into the “beads” section and choose “pearls” or “crystal” from the options. I hope this helps. Have a great night!

  175. Cristie j
    Cristie j says:

    Thank you, Kevin. That changes everything!
    I was seconds from choosing another coupon…you made my day. Crystal it is!!

    Thank you. This has been fun. My house needs dusting, but I’ve had fun.

  176. JayneWithAy
    JayneWithAy says:

    I’m up to 36 eggs and carpal tunnel syndrome. Can’t…move…wrist…

  177. No Photo
    Cali H says:

    This has been fun, but it seems like I’m stuck at 49 O_O I want 50 SO I can get the lovely pretty amonite.. lol!
    I have to admit, the first day I found 34 because I was sick and literally did not feel like getting out of bed. It was terrible. The next day I felt better and found a few more and it got boring much faster lol.
    ARRGHH though! haha!

  178. EclecticSteph
    EclecticSteph says:

    ARRGHH is right! I’m stuck at 29, everything is blending together, and my neck is locked in this odd “scanning page” position! LOL

    @PamRoss10 – “deviled eggs”…lololol good one!

  179. RebekahH
    RebekahH says:

    After searching for days, I am up to 54 eggs and officially giving up! I wanted to stay in the top ten, but promised myself to quit when it wasn’t fun anymore. Still, I got some amazing free stuff.Thank you Lima Beads team for the egg hunt, I look forward to it every year! And thank you for being so generous as to give away great free prizes!

  180. No Photo
    T Shores says:

    I have spent hours searching and seem stuck at 43. I was hoping for 50 but think I need to give up. There aren’t enough hours in a day for me to look at each individual item in detail. I thought I had looked at all the thumbnails at least…maybe I missed a category. It’s all a blur now…

  181. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Oh my, still at 46 from yesterday and thought I had given up completely…but here I am at 10:30PM and looking again! Why oh why can’t I quit!! I just want to get to 50 and I promise myself I WILL Q U I T … or will I? Can barely move wrist– ice at night helps…just pitiful…lol…what we won’t do for fun and freebies! Love you LIMA!

  182. No Photo
    Sean L says:

    i selected the 20% off crystal coupon, but when i put crystal in my bag and added the coupon code, it said i saved 0.00 dollars and wouldnt apply, help!

  183. JayneWithAy
    JayneWithAy says:

    Can you do this again for Christmas? We can look for 5 Golden Rings, 4 Calling Birds, 3 French Hens, 2 Turtle Doves, and a Partridge in a Pear tree, etc.

  184. JayneWithAy
    JayneWithAy says:

    2 hours and only one more egg. The odds are getting worse as I go along. :(

  185. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    Jayne that is a wonderful idea!

  186. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    SAme here Jayne..But I did manage to blow up my mouse pad. it had a gel wrist cushion… I started to feel something sticky and realized the gel was oozing out of it.
    2 hours, no more eggs, and a sticky mouse
    LOL

  187. Px3 aka Peggy
    Px3 aka Peggy says:

    Stuck @ 31! I don’t know where else to look! Frustration is rearing it’s ugly head!

  188. No Photo
    LILLIAN S says:

    how do i start looking for the eggs?

  189. Cottage Design
    Cottage Design says:

    The hunt isn’t easy!

  190. No Photo
    LILLIAN S says:

    how do i gbet started

  191. HoneyBee
    HoneyBee says:

    I love the egg hunt, but it’s not as fun this year as it was last year. I’ve just spent two hours looking through the site and have found 0 new eggs. I know it’s supposed to be challenging, but for those of us who don’t have time to sit all day and night looking, it’s just not as fun when you don’t find anything. I do appreciate the prizes I have (I’m at 41), so thank you for that!

  192. J Manyak
    J Manyak says:

    I agree with C Potter. It was fun at first, but when I click and scroll for over an hour and don’t find anything, it’s too frustrating. I’m at 39 eggs and I’m quitting! I’m giving up valuable beading time for virtual egg hunting. I do appreciate the gifts, and I’m glad I did what I did! Thank you!

  193. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Well, I found 5 the first day and have found no more since. I am finding my attention span for looking is at a maxmof about 8 minutes. Was feeling sort of bummed about the whole thing earlier today and then you all listed the “special buy” crystal and pearls. These are even better than prizes! The new lists you all have put together the last few weeks have been amazing! My personal favorite was the one all about color. I swore I was done shopping for a while until today but the crystals and pearls were calling dor me. I think I wanted most of them, but since my husband insists on eating and having running water, I winnowed it down exceptionally well. I love the special buys – except when they are all gone:)

  194. JayneWithAy
    JayneWithAy says:

    2 more hours of intense hunting and no more eggs. It seems I’m stuck at 37.

    I was exhausted after so much searching tonight so I laid my head on the desk for a few minutes and drifted off into a light slumber. While sleeping, I dreamed Lima Beads sold wrist supports for carpal tunnel. Seriously???? Yes. I am taking this as a sign that I should stop hunting. LOL

    It’s not any fun unless you get rewarded every once in awhile and if I can look through more than 600 hundred items within several major categories without finding one egg, the game doesn’t hold my interest. I think I’ll eat some chocolate ice cream instead of hunting for eggs.

    Good luck everyone! I wish you the best ~

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    Ponykeg says:

    glad to know I’m not the only one having problems. It was more fun last year. Thanks for the specials and the freebies I have won, though!!!

  196. No Photo
    T Koetke says:

    I would agree with the comments, fun egg hunt to a point, but VERY frustrating. I am at 51 eggs, and I can’t take anymore. I am a perfectionist, and VERY organized and methodical in every thing I do, so my approach to this hunt was the same, start at the first drop down menu, work your way through each item. I went through products, and I mean EVERY single click possible, and I went for hours with no eggs at all. That takes the fun out of the hunt completely. Maybe next year hide 100′s of eggs or 1000 eggs and whoever finds the most wins? I would rather be finding more eggs in more places, than looking literally hundreds of places for 1 egg. Please don’t think I am complaining, I am happy that Lima put the hunt on, the prizes are great, but WAY TOO HARD!! I have kept track of my time and I am embarrassed to tell you how many hours I spent on this computer, that is valuable beading time for someone like me who runs her own business off of the pieces I make and sell. I wasn’t here last year, so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but if I were to try for the 100 it would take (based on my found eggs and time spent looking) it would take me an average of 280 more hours to find the last 49 eggs!! WHAT??? Yes, it’s true, do the math, if you find one egg in an average of 3 hours you would spend 300 hours looking for eggs!! WOW!! So…I LOVE the idea, but the prizes are not worth 300 hours of my time. Sorry ! It is now 1:49am (my time)..I have been looking since 7pm, with no breaks, my eyes are burning, my wrist hurts, and I have found 2 eggs. I normally do not quit ANYTHING I start, but I have to throw in the towel on this one. Sorry. Maybe next year Lima, think about making this less difficult, and more fun! Again, at least if you are finding eggs, even every 10-15 minutes, it’s enough to keep you interested and looking, by reading all of the comments, it sounds to me like more people are quitting and frustrated, rather than anything else. Just a thought !

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    J Galla says:

    I guess I don’t understand. If we click on a page that an egg is hidden on then it will tell us we found an egg?

    Or somehow we have to click on the egg? So far if I click on a picture the picture closes. ROFL

    I don’t want a hint on where to go… just wondering how you get the eggs?? Do you have to click on something egg shaped? The word EGG on the screen…. Or is it just as you land on a page you get an egg?

  198. No Photo
    J Galla says:

    I guess I don’t understand. If we click on a page that an egg is hidden on then it will tell us we found an egg?

    Or somehow we have to click on the egg? So far if I click on a picture the picture closes. ROFL

    Just wondering how you get the eggs?? Do you have to click on something egg shaped? The word EGG on the screen…. Or is it just as you land on a page you get an egg?

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    Cha Cha says:

    You know an Easter Egg when you see one.

  200. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Wow, I am so cross-eyed!! Hey guys…do you have any idea how much inventory you have on hand??? I’m seeing stuff I’ve NEVER seen before….hehehe! ;-)

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    T Koetke says:

    To J Galla…..when you find an egg, you have to click on it, they look just like the 2 eggs that are in the banner ad for the egg hunt, they are the size of a quarter, only egg-shaped, and you must click on them, then a pop-up screen comes up and says “You found an egg!!” and shows you what your total is, etc,

  202. No Photo
    P Pridemore says:

    comforting to read others are having equal difficulty finding the eggs. This is my first egg hunt. It has been fun but has now become extremely frustrating and I question why I keep at it. Found 37 in 3 days. 2 in the last 24 hrs. It has been fun seeing all the different stuff, shapes, sizes, colors, and uses but it is taking away from my beading time.

    I’ll give it another day they call it quits.

  203. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I think of all the unclicked links as unscratched lottery tickets. The more of them I click, the better chance of winning of an egg. For certain, though, I am winning the lottery of finding beautiful things I didn’t know were here, and all the ideas coming from it. (A page of notes a full cart later…)

  204. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I think part of what we’re seeing is that the site has grow exponentially each year, which lengthens the time between finding eggs once you get to deeper hidden eggs. Since that’s the biggest complaint, it seems, I like the idea mentioned of actually hiding more. Like 150. You’ll run into them more often, and there’s more around for quicker/easier to find eggs. This leaves the crazy people (me) with their challenge, but everyone else doesn’t have to go crosseyed. Oh well, that’s just me, I’ll look forward to the next one regardless. :)

  205. Cat Bird Birdsong
    Cat Bird Birdsong says:

    Please remember that this is supposed to be FUN :)
    I know that it is very easy to get caught up in it. I have been in every egg hunt since the beginning. I am at 17 eggs but I am having a blast looking at this great new site.
    I think that the only one in my house that doesn’t like the egg hunt is my cat Smokie. :)

  206. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    and I’m back. Split scroll finger, sore neck, broken mouse pad lol I am working hard at this. I need to find 7 more and can then check out before I lose things in my shopping bag. I am learning a lot, have added a lot to buy..some good bargains…but I agree with a previous post…please consider hiding more eggs. when someone reaches the “limit” they are finished…You can find 100 eggs. that type of thing.
    I don’t know where the top people are finding all the eggs. I am hunting and clicking…must be up the wrong “tree”…
    Thanks for having this Lima Beads… a challenge is good. And its enhancing my “patience” skills in anticipation of being Mr. Rabbit at an Egg Hunt tomorrow!!! Tail and paws are washed, head fluffed, Aleve ready to help me keep my bounce…I just need to find the eggs (Thanks for letting me babble)

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    Verna M says:

    This is my second year of the egg hunt. It’s fun and I’m stuck at 49! I keep hoping more eggs will appear as I add more items into my cart, but it’s not working yet! LOL :) Yesterday, I told myself to give up … but for some reason, I’m BAAACK!

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    Priscilla R says:

    Good morning! The right side of my screen doesn’t finish sentences, pictures etc. Can you help? It’s been frustrating! Thanks!

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    ClaireBear says:

    You know your have been hunting eggs too long when you start having dreams of where eggs are on the page:)

  210. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    You know when you’ve been hunting eggs too long when you…..
    Start to think of theme songs as you click
    “we’re off to hunt the seed beads, and click for the hidden eggs…Oh ”
    “clicking, nothing more than clicking..looking for the lost eggs, wishing they were mine…Ooohh click ing”
    “One two three, click and see, hidden egg…nope not to be”
    “If I click here tomorrow, will a hidden egg I see?…”
    “click click click, click click click. click for eggs, click for eggs”..
    “ohh say can you see? where the eggs they might be…for I’ve clicked all day long..and have only found a song..”

    Yep, my insanity keeps me sane!

  211. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I so did that!

    “Oh where oh where could those little eggs be, oh where oh where could they beeeee? I’m clicking the links and I’m scrolling the page, oh where oh where can they beeeee?”

  212. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    My advice for everyone, make sure to check EVERY link at the TOP and the BOTTOM of the page… I DID find an egg at the bottom of a page in the green space! I have found eggs peeking out from behind products and some in place of the actual product. Check out the Lima Beads FB page to see one of the screen captures from me! ~ Heather Russo

  213. Colleen
    Colleen says:

    I am glad to see I’m not the only one who ends up buy things she really shouldn’t. The urge to check out what the big green bead machine has every 5 minutes is just so strong…

  214. Caryn M
    Caryn M says:

    The problem for me (not my basket ) is that I forget about eggs and start looking at products, projects and finished pieces…While I don’t have that many eggs, I sure have a lot of inspiration from my fellow Lima Beaders.

    So, Team Lima Beads…you all are marketing geniuses!

    Thanks for the fun week!

  215. Laura Z aka Veggie Chick
    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    That’s what happens to me every time I go into the Fresh Picks. I tend to just start staring at some of them in awe.

  216. Skye
    Skye says:

    I made it to 50.. but wow that last egg took forever for me to find! lol I have no idea how those at the top of the leader board with 80 have found them…I’ve been through the entire catalog I think lol I kept getting distracted by putting together Fresh Picks and visiting the Green Bead Machine lol I’m done now. Claimed my winnings and placed my order with them some goodies from the machine.. and from my hunt ;) Advice to hunters – Look over the full page, from top to bottom, check links, blogs, tips &tricks… and your account pages… check EVERYWHERE! lol

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    crazybubblegirl22 says:

    This egg hunt is driving me nuts but im so stubborn i don’t want to quit ugh i guess its good that im sick and really cant do much cuz im gonna continue looking

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    Loretta S says:

    I’m fascinated by those who complain they only have 35! I’ve managed to find 17! I have a day job and a full life so I can’t see myself clicking on every single product on this great comprehensive site. I’ve already spent far too many hours doing that. Good luck! I will obviously never make it on the leaderboard. :-)

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    sewscrazy says:

    stuck at 41…so want to find 9 more to make 50… but don’t know if I can stick it out. It’s not fun–anymore … extremely difficult! I have things to do…cook, bake, laundry…just cannot spend the hours and finding nothing… Have found 0 in hours of searching…wish there was a magic Bunny that dropped eggs in our count meter :)

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    Jacquie H says:

    I have a ? regarding the coupon code prize….
    If an item is on sale from fresh pick or big green machine do you get the additional % off?
    I am having the hardest time making up my mind which to choose…Nice problem to have…….TYVM LB

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    S Moyers says:

    I do believe that shopping is part of the plan for us. I have found 34 and am quitting. Happy for the perks. Thanks! Now I really have to review my shopping cart as it’s way toooooo full!!!!

  222. EclecticSteph
    EclecticSteph says:

    My apologies if this is a no-no question, but can eggs be found on beader profile pages? If so, is this only for those who registered 01/01/2012 or after?

    Thanks, and having fun with the frustrating yet rewarding hunt! =)

  223. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    Wow..I made it to 50! Took me 7 hours today to find 8 eggs. I need to scurry now to get stuff done before Hubby comes home YIKES!
    Good Luck to everyone. Thank you Lima for having this contest…I have learned a lot, and yes, bought a lot. There was a lot of effort put into this contest..thank you for having it and thank you for the prizes. Nice to have a company appreciate their customers.

  224. Ravensgrl
    Ravensgrl says:

    I’ve enjoyed the hunt, but I have to call it quits… 45 is my final count. Thanks for the fun and the freebies!

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    Got Beads says:

    Yippe I found 5 eggs today and made the leaderboard, if only for a little while I can say I was it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  226. moarkgal
    moarkgal says:

    This is taking way too much time this year so I’m signing off. Thanks for the fun? and freebies!

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    GypsyMom says:

    Did not find one egg yesterday :( . So much too look at… and I also find myself getting easily distracted by the Big Green Bead Machine and fresh picks and basically anything besides looking through every link on every page… lol! I am debating whether or not to keep looking or just check out the lovely prizes I have already earned. Either way, thank you Lima Beads for the fun (mostly) promotion, and I am looking forward to next year!

  228. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    Fighting hard to stay in the top 10… lol every time I make it I seem to get bumped to #11. Very slow going. I got 12 yesterday but nothing at all today. I think we need a prize at 65 eggs… the jump from 50 to 75 seems HUGE! Having fun with the bead machine though.

  229. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I gave up at 26…no time to keep sitting here…found some nice goodies to purchase though and I got what I really wanted anyway..a discount coupon.

  230. whimsy girl
    whimsy girl says:

    okay, so it’s a little harder this year. I did find 20 the first day, and it’s been slow since then, but hang in there. I’m just surprised I’m still on the leader board at this point!
    Valarie

  231. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    My vision is getting blurry. I guess it’s time to take Sadie for a walk – and oh, maybe I should think about making dinner. My poor hubby! He must be starving!

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    C kelley says:

    Where can you find the eggs new to this.

  233. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    I REALLY hate giving up at anything…but I’m still at 46 (didn’t find anything yesterday)~ I MUST know were those eggs are after this is over!!!!!! Diving me nuts not being able to find thses deviled eggs. Like the comment where someone blew a hole in thier gel mouse pad…way to go after those eggs!

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    Cha Cha says:

    I should hang it up for today. I was up till 3 a.m. egg-hunting, and on and off all day today, and I’ve only made it to 25, and can’t think of another place to look. Perhaps I’m just not dedicated :( I can’t stand the thought of opening up every single product page!

  235. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    My co-worker thinks I’m crazy…we have Easter eggs around our work place for decoration and every time I’d walk by one I’d say ‘Click’ and she would laugh! Trouble is, when I got home, my count of found eggs wasn’t any higher….hehehe!! :-D

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    sewscrazy says:

    well! finally made it to 50!!! It takes a ton of time…sometimes frustrating and discouraging…but then when you find a couple quickly–compared to the forever you have been clicking away…then it’s time to click some more! Maybe tomorrow, I might look for some more…but I think I’m done at 50 :) Happy hunting! and THANKS LB for the beads…just what a “beadaholic” needs :) :) :) Now, to whittle down my order…

  237. Corinne
    Corinne says:

    Been searching for two hours now, found only 8… Gosh!!! But just love the web site and all of these wonderful beads.

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    L Lawson says:

    Found 16 after searching for a few hours. I can’t spend my life searching for eggs. ;) Good luck everyone.

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    meas19541954 says:

    I’m just started.
    Good luck every one and Happy Easter.

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    Got Beads says:

    WOO-HOO I just found my 50th egg. I think that I just might “cash in” as I have to work tomorrow and may not have time to “hunt” on Easter Sunday. So much harder than last year, but challenging and fun just the same. Thank You LB so much for the fun frustrating, time wasting, carpel tunnel hurting, mouse pad blowing up, eyes burning, swearing under our breath best week of the year. Happy Easter and Happy Hunting to all my LB partners. ;0)

  241. No Photo
    Got Beads says:

    OMG I just found 2 more eggs, now the decision is do I go crazy trying to get to 75 or just try to hunt and stay on the leader board in hopes of the consolation prize. What to, what to do??????????????????????

  242. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Ok… I’m at 41 Eggs… I’d like to get into the top 100… that means at least 7 more to find! Grrrrrrrr…. :c)

  243. D McCaskill
    D McCaskill says:

    Don’t know how but I’ve managed to make it to 43 eggs!! Maybe I will continue and try to make to 50!! I may pull it off after all!!! Yay! :)

  244. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    O My Goodness! Finally seeing ‘my name in lights’ on the leaderboard! I know it won’t last, but, after having given up – it’s nice to see it, if only once. Now, just gotta make it to 50 before I can sleep. LOL

  245. No Photo
    Got Beads says:

    Now that I’m not trying so hard I’ve found 3 more eggs (55). Can’t believe that I still haven’t re-discovered even one of those elusive golden eggs. LOL

  246. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Don’t feel bad about that, GotBeads…I’ve been all over the place and I’ve only managed to see one gold one so far. Even that took a long time to come across. Until then, I was beginning to wonder if they were even showing up for me!

  247. JayneWithAy
    JayneWithAy says:

    I was just minding my own business making a Fresh Pick and accidentally found an egg! Still not enough to matter at 38 but it was a pleasant surprise. :)

  248. Custom Baubles by Ani
    Custom Baubles by Ani says:

    I have been searching for eggs for the last 3 days, minimum3 hours per day, and I have only found 20 eggs. I have gone category by category and page by page but can’t seem to be able to find any more. all I want is to find 5 more so I can get the discount, I have an order of over $150.00 that I don’t want to place without the coupon. Any suggestions where to go for the last five????

  249. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I’m not sure what to tell you, except for the various advice in all the other comments.

    Right now I am a little weirded out by the fact that I just combed a rather large area of the site six different ways only to yield one egg. Hmm…

  250. L Burton
    L Burton says:

    Looked for 2 hours and found nothing…sick of looking…Happy Easter

  251. D McCaskill
    D McCaskill says:

    I want just 7 more eggs before tomorrow night to get to 50 total!! Have to keep looking for a few hours… The only places I haven’t been are Design Gallery and Tips & Techniques. And I haven’t clicked on every single picture. I did find one egg hidden on a “view larger picture” so I was definitely excited to randomly find that one!! I don’t want to have to fine tooth comb everything!!! But I have to find those 7 eggs!! OR I will go CRAZY!!!

  252. D McCaskill
    D McCaskill says:

    ok NOW I am having fun!! I just need 2 more eggs to get to 50…hmmm where could they be??

  253. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Now that I have spent my evening with something like 10,000 clicks and net gain of zero, I have this to tell you: I started my searching from the right side of the green categories bar on Monday, not the left. Make of that what you will with the time you have left.

  254. No Photo
    ClaireBear says:

    Stuck at 45 just wanting to get to 50…only 5 more….this is frustrating I think I found a total of like 3 yesterday compared to the days before:(

  255. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    I HATE THAT DARN EASTER EGG HUNT!!!! :-) 35 and I am so done with it… not a lot of time to look for eggs with a 4 month old baby in the house!

  256. S Marlow
    S Marlow says:

    So, I’m seeing Lima pages in my sleep with eggs hiding behind something. This is so crazy. While out today, I saw an “oval” shaped sign that when I first glance at it, I swear it looked like a Lima egg! I’ve got it BAD!

  257. Cici
    Cici says:

    This EE hunt is JUST mean. I get caught up in the stuff on the page and forget to look for the eggs. It is going to cost me a fortune!

  258. A Time To Bead
    A Time To Bead says:

    I have a non egg question. I am looking at the Larimar chips and would like to know the size of the chips. I have looked on the product page and can’t find it. Can anyone help?

  259. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Was the size chart link no help, Peggy C?

  260. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    The Egg hunt IS a mean thing to do to us!!! I too want to see one of the golden eggs… it doesn’t count toward our total… but I’d still like to see it!

    Also, I can’t be specific in any “Where to look” statements, but I think you need to open EVERY link on the home page. You also need to make sure to open a category page, like “Beads” and then open EVERY link on that page. Do this for each page you go to.

    Some eggs are peeking out from behind items, some are on top, some are in the green on the bottom of your screens, some are in the white. The eggs are EVERYWHERE!

    I am stuck at 45 and I stayed up until 4AM looking through the site… I guess I will need to start going into product specifics and not just general list pages!

    (I do wish I knew how the eggs looked on the Fresh Picks – if they are really there!)

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    ClaireBear says:

    stuck at 46 now….id kill to find 50 eggs…this is startin to frustrate me:)

  262. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    In that case, Mandollyn, I would work in order of diminishing returns. Start with the categories that have the fewest items and save the ones with the most until last.

  263. No Photo
    GypsyMom says:

    Congrats to those of you on the leaderboard! I am waayyy too overwhelmed, with renos and with egg hunting, I think I must admit defeat! I am not getting back on the board. I am very happy with the items I have won, and with my golden egg prize :) . But I will have to whittle down my shopping bag, since I now do not have a shot at that $100 prize.
    Good luck everyone, and a well-deserved hats off to those persistent leaderboarders!

  264. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    LOL… guess my fun was not approved… I’m happy where I am right now! On the leaderboard with 49 eggs!

    I’m not interested in any of the 50 egg prizes… but I will keep looking for eggs if I get bumped off the leaderboard!

    Thanks Lima Beads! :c)

  265. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I sent an email earlier about an odd egg and a couple of other links…I hope it hasn’t gone to Kevin’s “spiced ham” folder.

  266. LilaBelle
    LilaBelle says:

    Well I only go 37, need an eye exam…oh wait I have one Tuesday, hahaha. I am done hunting. But the cool part is I got to see a lot of the stuff I never knew Lima Beads sells. Great game guys. good luck Leaderboarders! Happy Easter

  267. Kaydee
    Kaydee says:

    I believe the tricky little Easter Bunny has made off with most of the eggs — never to be seen again. Which also makes me think — if I never see another seed bead (lovely as they are), it will be too soon! Stuck at 48 — looking for the elusive 50! Happy hunting and Happy Easter everyone.

  268. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Yes, yes, yes…it will be quite a while before I can look at seed beads again.

  269. A Time To Bead
    A Time To Bead says:

    Not really,diamonddustshoe. I would like to know the mm size, but I guess I will buy them anyway see what happens. Thanks for the help.

  270. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Yeah, they look like organic shapes that would be a range of sizes. I actually have a strand in my own shopping bag. They’re only found in the Dominican Republic and don’t stay around for long, so I’m nabbing them while I can whatever the size. :)

  271. A Time To Bead
    A Time To Bead says:

    Happy hunting everyone. I give up at 62 eggs. Just want to stay on the leaderboard.

  272. Laura Z aka Veggie Chick
    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    I’m about to give up, too. I’m at 64 and I have not found even one all day today. I hope to stay on the leader board, even though I seem to slip down every time I look at it. I know I’ll never get to 75, but for some reason I don’t want to stop. I probably won’t stop looking (even though I really want to) until they pry my mouse from my cold, dead hand tomorrow night at the stroke of midnight. I think I’m a little obsessed.

  273. RonaD
    RonaD says:

    I have found 61 eggs and just NOW came across the first golden one that I’ve seen.
    Laura Z ~~ I keep saying the same thing, that’s it! I’m through! Yet…here I am…

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    GypsyMom says:

    LOL aaand hunting again. I want to stop – but – I just – CAN’T!!!

  275. Sunny Chick aka Diana
    Sunny Chick aka Diana says:

    Okay, that’s it! I’m done at 58! Love this little game no matter what but really…where the heck are the eggs!!!! Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Everyone! Good Luck to all!

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    J Merrills says:

    Have there been any hints??

  277. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    Back at it as well. Am trying to avoid having to click through each and every Fresh Pick..that is overwhelming!!
    I keep re-finding eggs. UGH
    Congratulations on those who have found a lot!!

  278. Jean  C
    Jean C says:

    Started out as fun – not I’m frustrated at 33 eggs and searching all day! LOL

  279. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    Argh! my big green bead machine items are starting to expire! I have to find 8 more eggs fast so I can get my beads and check out! I am determined to get those marina blue shell pearls!

  280. No Photo
    Got Beads says:

    Just curious is it 11:59 EST or will go until PST for those of us on the West Coast?

  281. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    OK, I’ve been stuck at 45 eggs for almost 2 days now. I told my Hubby I’d like to reach 75 so I can get the $5 gift certificate. He told me he’d give me $5 if I’d quit hunting!!! :D

  282. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Here’s something that really surprises me about these comments. In the past hunts (2009-2011), we’ve not been allowed to give ANY hints as to where to search (which sections of the site, where on pages, etc.). LB must have relaxed the rules, at least for this year.

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    Alice c says:

    oh my goodness. I am trying SO hard to get on the board!!! I am up to 43- not sure if I can make it on the board or not……….

  284. No Photo
    Alice c says:

    and you are right about the hints, people need to keep mum!!!!!!

  285. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    ARGH!! 6 to go!!! I can do this!!!! (I think)

  286. Caryn M
    Caryn M says:

    Well, I’m done… my dinner didn’t set well, and my attention seems to be focused elsewhere. The Easter Egg Hunt 2012 has been a blast. Best of luck to my die-hard LimaBeads Egg Hunters!

    Everyone have a wonderful Easter Day!

    Bye for now.

  287. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Kevin has actually taken down a lot of posts… Some of mine were very vague as to where to look… but he didn’t want people to start a discussion on hints! :c)
    I even had my picture changed to one of the eggs and he got 7 messages about not being able to click one egg they found! LMAO! I even had changed my name to Evil Egg Genius!(I switched it at Kevin’s request)

  288. Laura Z aka Veggie Chick
    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    Lynn Eileen, That is so funny that your husband offered to give you $5 if you quit. I started laughing out loud when I read that. My husband asked me what was so funny and when I told him, he laughed too. It’s really pitiful what we are doing to ourselves. I don’t care, though. I look forward to this every year, but it does tend to bring out my OCD with a vengeance.

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    specialmail says:

    when through page after page after page for hrs ONLY found 14 They are just too hard to find. I give up

  290. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Arrrrggggghhhhh! I wanted to stay on the Leaderboard… at 50 Eggs… NOT going to look any more. Have a GREAT Easter!

  291. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    argh! Just want to find 4 more!

  292. Julie v
    Julie v says:

    Made it to 50 and calling it quits. Great new website and as always great product selection and prices. Happy Easter everyone!

  293. SimplyStacyJewelry
    SimplyStacyJewelry says:

    Can’t take it anymore. Have to call it quits. 51 will have to do me.
    I don’t like to quit, but I haven’t even been sleeping and now I’m getting hand cramps. Good luck and Happy Easter!

  294. JoyU
    JoyU says:

    I’ve only found 14 eggs so far, and after going all over the site for the last several days, I’ve run out of ideas of places to look. lol And I really don’t see me getting 25 eggs before the end of the contest. So, I wish all of you who are sticking with it, lots of good luck. :)
    Happy Easter! :)

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    amishelectriccompany says:

    I can’t take this anymore either. This is my first Easter egg hunt and I’m at 40 eggs. I didn’t realize how far into each page I have to go to find them all. I hate to give up but there are just soooooooooooooo many pages that eggs can be on it makes me wanna cry. When I read that there was a possibility that they could be in the pop-ups AFTER I had spent hours looking was really frustrating to find out. Would be nice to have a tally of how many eggs are in each section so we know not to waste more time looking for non-existent eggs. I did enjoy this egg hunt overall and the website looks great. Grats to all who find eggs and to the winners.

  296. Miss Smee
    Miss Smee says:

    Whew!! I got to 30 eggs, then ran out of time. Anyway, now that it’s over, Kevin, are you going to tell us where some of the deep eggs were?? Like what layer in what area of the website? It would just be fun to know where…..

  297. trinkets
    trinkets says:

    I have 47, but my name isn’t on the board.
    It jumps from 44 to 50…..

  298. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    You have until midnight tonight (Eastern?), Miss Smee.

    (Thanks for the momentary heart attack while I double checked that, though…I haven’t closed my cart yet!)

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    J Merrills says:

    Last year we got ‘official’ hints from LB, that is what I was asking about, haven’t seen any this year.

  300. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Hmm, yeah, I’d like to see if all the eggs have been found at least once, and if not, maybe a hint to those that no one has come across yet.

  301. Leena P
    Leena P says:

    I think I’m finished with 35 eggs – there’s no way I could find 15 more in the time I have left. This year’s hunt was definately harder than last year, maybe because of the new web site? Thanks to LB, I had fun :) !

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    I need ONE more to get 50 but my goodies are about to expire in my cart!! GAHHHH!!!! What to do…..what to do……
    PLEEEEEEASE…….I only need one more egg! Where ARE you?! 8O :-D

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    WHAAA WHOOOOO!!! I just found #50!!
    I’m DONE!!! :-D Now I can go visit with family and eat chocolate to my heart’s content! :-P Thanks Lima Team! It’s been fun!!
    Happy Easter blessings to all!

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    B DArco says:

    It just takes to much time…I’ve been looking for about a 1/2 hour and have found 0 eggs. Is it the goal to keep us on the site for hours?

  305. D McCaskill
    D McCaskill says:

    I NEED ONE MORE EGG!! Then I will be happy to stop at 50 eggs but I have NO clue where to look!!! I really wish somebody could give us a hint :) … this is driving me CRAZY!!!! :\

  306. mi2azz
    mi2azz says:

    Well, I’ve spent approx 2 1/2 hrs searching this site for the elusive eggs and have not found 1 single egg. What a disappointment and waste of time. I grant that you have some nice items and I have snagged a few, but I’m done. Good luck to all that are still on the search. Happy Easter everyone. :)

  307. ACarpenter
    ACarpenter says:

    To my friends at Lima, thank you for another great Easter egg hunt, the new site is terrific. And now back to life as I know it. Cleaning house and all those things I have left behind for the week. Thanks again, and happy Easter everyone!

  308. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I remember that in the past years LB has given us an update on number of eggs found by all and also how many hadn’t yet been found — just fun things to know. LB also gave us a couple of hints each time. Perhaps they don’t even remember where they hid all these eggs!!! Just kidding, Matt! ;)

    Once the hunt is over and the winners announced, LB posts a listing here of the locations (down to the last details) of all the eggs, regular and golden! :D Then the groaning and sobbing will begin on our part. 8O

    I am much more relaxed since I surrended to the eggs 2 days ago. Just ask your hubbies to give you the $5 like mine did — it’s worth it!!! LOL 8)

  309. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I hope they do give us the stats/hints…maybe they’ve got their hands full with the little ones. :)

    I think I am going to make a necklace and some earrings (of EGGS) to wear when I hunt next year. I’ll post it when I do so we can all have a laugh. :P

  310. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    I would LOVE to discuss the egg locations… I’d even forfeit my prizes… I just want to know where the heck those darn eggs are!!!

    I seriously can’t wait until we are told tomorrow…

    Thanks Lima Beads for driving me CRAZY with over 30 hours of searching and only 50 eggs to show for it! :c)

  311. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    You don’t want to know how long I’ve been sitting here.

  312. Robin Gee
    Robin Gee says:

    Thirty eggs???I’ve only found 15 and I could have been making jewelry in all that time!!! Aaarghhhh!

  313. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    I finally found #75! YAAAA!!!! I have probably spent a minimum of 30 hours hunting eggs this year! That’s just wrong! I’m lucky enough to have the time to hunt. I feel sorry for those who have to work or have youn’ns to care for. Good luck everyone and Happy Easter to All and All a good day!

  314. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    Happy Easter to all! Found my 38 eggs which was enough to get a coupon and a couple of small prizes…thanks LB!

  315. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    the new site seems to have more space, more room for things so to say but I guess it takes time to get used to it…One thing I definitely didn’t like before and it’s still the same…Seed beads are either searched by name or code..I wish the code was always there with a name…It will make things so much easier when one want to buy an item, for example…Home I have my notes with codes and names to it… Hope LB will do smth about it…

  316. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    pardon, I meant of course “when one wantS”…

  317. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    OMG! I went through and decided that maybe there were eggs on pages I hadn’t interacted with yet… Yep!

    Found 2 different eggs when I went and did something I had never done before… since I am new to Lima Beads! WOW! Glad I thought to try it!

    Now @ 52 eggs… Going to HOPE people don’t find more and push me off the top 100 list!

  318. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I gave up looking a long time ago! But I’m getting a chuckle out of those still in the game! Congrats on your perserverance!
    Tanja L, I’m with you. I liked the seed beads and Czech glass pages better when they where in grid form with a colr wall.

  319. BrendaBeads
    BrendaBeads says:

    I just found my 57th egg! YaY! Since the hung began, I’ve added so much stuff to my wish list and of course a little more to my cart too. lol! When I don’t find an egg, I find myself thinking…”Wow, an egg hiding behind this bead or that charm or gemstone would’ve looked so cool!” I think I’ve gone egg crazy!! :-P Happy Easter everyone!

  320. BrendaBeads
    BrendaBeads says:

    well I guess I should’ve checked my spelling….hung = hunt. :)

  321. julesmarie
    julesmarie says:

    Well – that last tone was my hint!!! I’m logging off, I’ve done well for just my “hunting” starting late Friday. Time to pay for my goodies and go take a nap. 24 hour shifts – oh well – I love my “real” job as a paramedic!!! Can’t wait to play with my new things. Enjoy and Happy Easter.

    JMH

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    graceelegancedesigns says:

    This may sound really stupid, but how do I find the eggs?

  323. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    Okay I KNOW I said I’d stop…but.
    Am headed into the Gemstones…if I’m not out in a few hours will someone please come find me? Thanks!

  324. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    Grace, go to the home page and click on the egg that says, “click me”. That will get you started. Arrrrgh. I have to find 3 more before I can check out!

  325. Bead Buzz Chick
    Gina says:

    I am bailing at egg #46! I love the egg hunt!!! What I really want to know is . . .how many hours did the leader spend looking for eggs????? Really 88 eggs, so impressive, Diamondustshoe!

  326. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Thank you. I had the experience of doing the previous hunts, and that helped a lot. Other than that…yes, I spent an embarrassing amount of time hunting this year. I put in more that what would qualify for overtime at a full time job. And I only got done with covering the site completely one full time yesterday. Since most people don’t have this kind of time, backwards sleep schedule, thing keeping them at home, or sheer level of insanity, I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to hit the two big sections and have it take 900 years between eggs. It took me a full day just to do the seed beads (which I can’t even look at now.) I would say 20 came from experience, 15 from just sheer dumb luck, and the rest from methodical, persistent slogging. This year’s round was really something else, indeed.

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    leodesigns says:

    ARGH I quit!! A few short of 50 but I suppose I should actually MAKE some jewelry rather than sit here and get eye strain. Definitely got me familiar with the new site. Looks great, guys!

  328. LoriR57
    LoriR57 says:

    While I love hunting for the eggs; it is sooo frustrating not to have enough time to find them all!

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    Jacquie H says:

    Last year I got to 78 and was no where close to the top ten. I have spent waaaaayyyyyyyy more time this year and I am thrilled to have a shot at being in the running for the grand prize. If I remember correctly, last year when it was over they gave some stats but no specific locales. I am sadistic and kinda hope they don’t. LOL! I found one this year….I’ll just say they are evil geniuses!
    Happy hunting-about 5 hours left!!!!

  330. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    Just me again…I really don’t want to give up but I am getting tired of clicking and not finding anything…Kinda like Yukon Cornelius..Click Click Click Nothing!(character from Rudolph)
    Has anyone else clicked on something thought “Hey this would be a good spot to hide an egg” and then :why didn’t they hide an egg here??”
    LOL
    Good Luck All

  331. pbwriter
    pbwriter says:

    If we can report bugs or typos, can we get an egg?

    :-)

    Just thought I’d ask….

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    ClaireBear says:

    So ready to be done…only 3 more an Ill quit:)

  333. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    oooohhh one to go till I can check out! But is there time..?

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    Dot J says:

    Snowy – they probably hid it there last year!

  335. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Well, I really appreciate that Lima is so good about trying to provide opportunities for their customers for fun and some great deals on beads, but for this grandma, it was just too hard this year to be fun. It was challenging last year, but every time I told myself I had to quit, I found another egg. I finally packed it in at 50 eggs, but by then, I had earned some great prizes and had really had fun. This year, however, I spent a good chunk of time and only found 7 :( The good news is that it was so hard that it was easy to realize that I just did not have the time or energy to continue. I will look forward to next year because I know there ill be another creative contest, but one which may be a touch less difficult. But I still love the great beads, new products, challenging new ideas, the outstanding service and all of the fabulous perks available to Lima Beads’ customers!

  336. No Photo
    Dot J says:

    I’m with Elis Mom – I looked for blue gemstones, and there was something wrong. It has been a while since I have been on the site. Then I realized I just had a list of all the blue gemstones instead of the grid that showed all the types of blue gemstones. That grid is how I bought my seed beads. Can we have both? Or start a protest? – “BRING BACK THE COLOR WALL!” “BRING BACK THE COLOR WALL!” “BRING BACK THE COLOR WALL!”

  337. No Photo
    Dot J says:

    To mi2azz & D McCaskill all I can say is – if you can click it, click it and you might find an egg. Any link or button or menu on limabeads.com is fair game and there are lots AND lots of links!!!

  338. No Photo
    Dot J says:

    I just occurred to me that I have found 29 colored eggs and none of the golden eggs – I wonder where they are hiding! I did find two of them last year!

  339. Laura Z aka Veggie Chick
    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    I am officially waving the white flag. I have 64 eggs, I am smack dab in the middle of the leaderboard and there is no way I would reach 75 in 3.5 hours, so I’m going to start my shopping instead. I don’t want to give up, but I convinced myself that there is no point to keep trying, especially since I haven’t found another egg in about 1.5 days. Thanks LB, I had fun. I love my prizes and the new site is amazing. Let’s do another hunt at Christmas, maybe find the hiding elves?

  340. Laura Z aka Veggie Chick
    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    I also want to give another heartfelt “Thank you” to LB. I sold my dream house last Fall through a short sale. My hubby and I moved from a 2500 sf. house to an 1100 sf. condo. I am STILL trying to figure out what to keep and where to put everything. I stopped beading altogether when we moved. I think it was part depression and part having a very messy, cluttered office and workspace. Well, this egg hunt has sparked my passion again. I am finally going to tackle this room and get started creating and selling again. Thanks, LB for giving me my passion and spark for life back to me.

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    StringerB says:

    I’m throwing in the towel at 27 eggs! Enough is enough. My wrist & fingers are so tired I didin’t want to make jewelry today!! Great hiding places this year Lima!

  342. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Hi All.

    If you have a feature request or want to report an issue with the new site, please email me (kevin@limabeads.com). We’ll consider everything we recieve and would really appreciate the feedback. Since most of you have been to almost every page on the site now, we’d love to hear your thoughts via email. We eliminated the color wall because there were some problems with it, but maybe we can find a way to reintegrate some of it with the new site. Steve, Matt, and I will discuss that tomorrow.

    Laura, thanks for your kind words. I’m sure that it had more to do with your creativity finally bubbling over than anything we did, but I’m glad we could be a part of your creative reset :)

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    Dot J says:

    Thanks Kevin! You guys do a great job. The only thing you guys could do better is to have a showroom – then I might actually leave the security of my Green & White territory and venture into that hostile Maize & Blue territory…

  344. beaded banana
    beaded banana says:

    Stuck at 45…would really love to make it to 50 but dunno if that will happen. No luck finding gold eggs… Are all the eggs accessible by iPad?

  345. Just_Leafy
    Just_Leafy says:

    @ Laura Z aka Veggie Chick I’m glad your spirits have picked up and I hope you stay well. I’d be anxious to see what you come up with when you start again!

  346. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Yes, all eggs work on the iPad.

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    Jacquie H says:

    Kevin,
    I love, love, love the new website! You all did an amazing job! I really like the sorting function, by name or price. Very useful tool. Every body keeps saying a Christmas hunt…no way…you need to have a Halloween hunt! Hide pumpkins! Plus that is when everyone is ramping up production for fall and Christmas shows/sales. Just let me know if you need any other ideas!
    ROTFLMAO!
    Thanks for a great hunt!

  348. Laura Z aka Veggie Chick
    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    I DON’T BELIEVE IT!!!!! I decided to give up the hunt, so I just started playing, looking around, and deciding what to buy, when two new eggs appeared to me. I am just shaking my head in amazement. Now I’m really ready for the loony bin (LOL). Maybe I’ll get my 75 by not even looking (doubtful). I’m still done.

  349. Laura Z aka Veggie Chick
    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    Also, thanks for the kind feedback.

    I second the idea for a Halloween hunt. Maybe hide some elusive ghosts. It is definitely a less busy time than Christmas.

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    GypsyMom says:

    Well, that was my first egg hunt, and what a roller coaster ride it was! Wanted to quit so often but found myself grabbing the tablet to look every time I could grab a break! And of course, then my breaks were longer than they ought to be… But all in all, I must agree with Laura Z aka Veggie Chick – the best part is renewed inspiration! My bead table is temporarily down for renos, but I intend to get it back together this week and then I have to try wrap bracelets and ladderstitch!
    :-) so excited! Thanks Lima Beads, this was awesome!

  351. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Thanks, Lima Beads, for another great Easter Egg Hunt! Terrific new site! One request/suggestion – it would be wonderful to have a “virtual” beadboard to help with designing and component matching/selection. Just a thought; I know it would be a ton of work, but it could be pretty cool! Made it to 70 eggs this year (and a golden one!) so I count this as a success! Thanks again – maybe some hidden pumpkins at Halloween?

  352. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    how many hours are left? I’m a little confused since time zones are different and stuff.

  353. RonaD
    RonaD says:

    It’s 10 o’clock here in the East.

  354. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    The hunt ends at midnight pacific time. That’s a little less than 5 hours from now.

  355. Corinne
    Corinne says:

    Only found 11 and do not have more time. That was fun, though.

    Are you giving the places where the 100 eggs were, at the end of the contest?

    Will wait for 2013 contest now.

    Good luck to the best 10 contestants.

  356. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I have carpal tunnel syndrome all the way up to my shoulder….but it’s been so worth it! Managed to get to 75 eggs to earn the $5.00 gift certificate but I think I’ll still putz around to see if I can find more. Another successful egg hunt for Lima, I’d say. Thanks for the awesome hunt and for the great new website!! :-D

  357. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    Whoohoo! Made it to 75 eggs and placed my order!

  358. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    OMG – I have a couple more hours to hunt because the Egg Hunt closes at midnight Pacific Time! YAY!!! This year hunting was more difficult just because of the sheer size of the site, so, as one of the diehard Egg Hunt fans, I like the idea of hiding MORE eggs next year, so it’s not so frustrating for the people who don’t have a lot of time to look, yet there will be plenty of the more difficult eggs for those of us who are totally insane Egg Hunters. I LOVE the Egg Hunt, and I remember when there were only like 10 or 12 eggs hidden. I love it more now that there are more eggs – and more great prizes – thank you Limabeads! I’d love it if we had two hunting contests per year, but I’m sure it’s a ton of work to get the site ready. Off I go to hunt some more!

  359. Laura Z aka Veggie Chick
    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    I just placed my 3rd and final order for the weekend. My wishlist is still bursting at the seams, so I know I’ll be back next payday. I gotta say, I LOVE the new “Techniques” section. There are quite a few things I’ve wanted to learn and they’re all here step-by-step for me. I am going to start out with the Vintaj Patina projects. I am so excited to get my order I can hardly sit still. Good luck to anyone sticking it out until the end. Good night.

  360. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    A pumpkin hunt would be fun!
    PLEASE bring back the color wall! So much easier than scrolling to oblivion! Pretty please!

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    sewscrazy says:

    wow~ this was something! Got to 10…yeah! then made it to 25 :) then 35 :) then 50…and a couple more for good measure….looked for +8 hours today … NOTHING! wow! So much fun… so much frustration!!! but the prizes were a nice treat–thanks Lima Beads!!! I don’t know where people are finding the eggs… and never saw even one golden egg! will be curious about the location listing…just to see where…… but..finished off 2 shopping carts! and got lots of design inspiration and now… waiting for the beads to get a new list of projects going! Thanks Lima Beads!

  362. L McGinnis
    L McGinnis says:

    Thank you once again Lima Beads for putting on the BEST adult fun!!! lOL I love the Easter Egg Hunt. Sure appreciate that you put it out here for all of us. Thank you for the wonderful prizes and oh yah my cart full of pretties are going to be fun to. Your the BEST ,
    :D Happy Happy Easter

  363. pbwriter
    pbwriter says:

    My first egg hunt and I never spent much time on your previous site so I can’t compare this site to the last or this year to the last, but I like the site. Clean, well-organized. If I had to guess I’d say there might be more levels with the new one because there were a lot of clicks to get to some of those eggs. :-) At a certain point I just rebelled. On the other hand, I also made my first order and bought a bunch of brass, which I’ve never used before. I’ll be back for ribbon and alcohol inks at some point.

    I second the idea of providing feedback — maybe when someone clicks an egg a popup says, “There are X number of eggs left in (whatever) category, based on the menu items across the top navigation bar. That wouldn’t really be telling us too much, and it could help with the frustration level. The whole clicking in the wilderness aspect got to me big time in some areas. Just an idea.

    At any rate, you got yourself another customer and I got a way to get my mind off my back. I hope you think it’s a fair deal. I sure do!

  364. Cristie j
    Cristie j says:

    ………..I feel like a zombie………….ok, going to click some more…….

  365. Wolfkazzy WolfChick
    Wolfkazzy WolfChick says:

    Elaine, I remember you having carpal tunnel from last year. I did too. I had the surgery by Brown Hand Center last Dec. I’m doing much better this year although not as much time to hunt like I have had in the past, this site is so much bigger than last years… :) Glad you made it to 75!

  366. S Marlow
    S Marlow says:

    Is the contest over at 11:59 Eastern time, or 11:59 in whichever time zone you are in?

    It was fun, and egg-asperating toward the end. So many eggs left, and no time to find them. These guys are good at hiding those colorful little things. :)

  367. D McCaskill
    D McCaskill says:

    I did make it to 50 eggs!! Not really sure how. Wow this was INSANE!! I’ll be ready to do it again next year though… :) Great job on the new site. It looks awesome!! I found lots of new stuff I had never seen before. Can’t wait for my prizes to get here in a few days. :)

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    DbnRose says:

    My first easter egg hunt in more than fifty years and I really enjoyed it even if it did become addictive. Thank you so much for the pleasure you have given me as well as for all the free gifts and fast service. Your new site is awesome , so well set out and the photos all so clear.Seeing the one for Lombard street was also a big surprise.
    Well off to start a new day. Happy Easter everyone.

  369. No Photo
    J Galla says:

    This was my first time doing the egg hunt. I jumped in late Friday so excited about this idea.

    I understood immediately the purpose, this greatly helps to have people on the site a LONG time. Your stats I am sure are amazing, and having people searching EVERY page means many people found things they love and added them to their cart.

    I actually had a pile in my cart. And sad to say I became so completely frustrated with the setup that I decided it wasn’t worth anymore money. My time is money and boy did I waste a boatload. I really regret jumping in.
    Clearly that is my fault, but I didn’t realize they would be so deep into the pages.

    I am taking my free prizes and running. I will check back next year if I think of it. Because I will be curious if it is different.

    But I am really frustrated right now.

  370. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    S Marlow – Over at midnight Pacific Time

    Thanks to Lims Beads – I am a new customer who was lured in by the Egg Hunt – I saw the Face Book ad! (and have seen it like a bajillion times since!)

  371. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks for the free prizes and codes, LB! I do agree with the others who resent having to pay for the shipping to receive their freebies — then they’re not quite so “free.” I bought less items during this Egg Hunt than in past years — probably because I knew the value of the prizes and figured my time wasn’t worth that amount! LOL 8O

    While I do enjoy the hunts (especially the first in 2009 — I made so many dear friends that year!), this year’s took up waaaaay too much time while yielding very little reward. Still glad I stopped searching on Wednesday — Hubby gave me the $5, so I stopped at 45 eggs! :D

  372. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    J Galla – I understand your frustration, but the Post Office didn’t offer free shipping to Lima Beads… I hope you understand.

    I am hoping to run up a $40 tab so the shipping is free… LOL (Or I could buy what I want and save a ton on Purchase vs. shipping!)

  373. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    LOL… that $5 pays for your “Free” items!

  374. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    OH… one more thing…

    I don’t like that I have to HURRY to “purchase” my free items BEFORE the end of the contest. You are getting $40 of my Fire Mountain business… I should be able to finish my order at least during the next business day!

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    GypsyMom says:

    Mandollyn, didn’t you want toclick on that ad EVERY time? Lol I even found myself trying to click eggs on other sites that dressed up for Easter… Will be seeing eggs for days I am sure!

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    Got Beads says:

    LB, Just wanted to say Thank You for another great Easter Egg Hunt. Had so much fun. Was hoping to get to 75, had to stop at 69. So looking forward to receiving my prizes and the few extra’s that I’m adding to my stash.
    P.S. Don’t let the nay sayers get to you. It was a great hunt, just sounds like sour grapes from some of the players. They obviously forgot the last rule of the hunt and that was to have FUN!!!!!

  377. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    I find it hard to believe that anyone is complaining about LB! If you don’t want to pay the shipping, then don’t play the game. If all you’re after is the freebies, then consider finding them elsewhere, but I guarantee you won’t be as satisfied as you would be here at LB. They go to a lot of trouble to make this site one that you will enjoy and feel a part of. It’s not just a bead site that takes your order and ships it out. They actually want to please their customers and have excellent customer service! Their shipping rates are low and your order arrives quickly. You can count on receiving your order within 2-3 days, which I certainly appreciate. Design Gallery, The Fresh Picks, and the Egg Hunt are just a few of the ways they have of bringing us together with our fellow beaders to enjoy our craft and communicate with each other. The quality of their products and their service far surpasses the other bead sites, including the one mentioned earlier. They are ALWAYS polite and considerate(unlike many other bead sites online) and work to make sure you are satisfied with your order. Please don’t complain about LB if you don’t know what you’re talking about. They are the best!

  378. Old Beaded Lady Chris
    Old Beaded Lady Chris says:

    I found this egg search to be somewhat difficult at times. I tried my very best and my grand total of eggs found hit the thirty mark. How anybody could find the entire 100 eggs is beyond me. I was reading the comments and some feel it may have been a little one sided. I haven’t a clue; however, I’m still amazed that some found more than others. I searched just about every nook and cranny on Lima’s website tooth and nail. I still came up with only 30 eggs. I’m thankful for the gift coupon with I have redeemed for gemstones. Lima is just one of the few bead estores that have contests. Which is kinda nice. I just wish I could have found more eggs. It was very difficult !!! For a new customer as I am, I do think I just may skip next years egg hunt. By the time you search on the computer your eyes as well as your
    patience becomes stressed out looking for those eggs. And forget about the golden ones. Before I even knew about the golden ones..two of them were already found !! Never had the chance on that part of the contest. Now, I’d say that was very unfortunate. Sometimes you bite the bear and sometimes the bear bites you. OUCH !!!

  379. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    HAHAHAHA with 5 minutes left in the hunt, I actually found a golden egg! Wheen I clicked it said
    You found a golden egg! Unfortunately, someone else got to it first, so they received the $25 Gift Certificate. But you still get bragging rights!
    They do exist!

  380. DragonDreams
    DragonDreams says:

    I had fun. I got sucked into last year’s hunt. I didn’t make it onto the leaderboard last year, but have managed to make it this year. I do agree that there needs to be more eggs, or a more limited search area, and not hiding the eggs in the detail pictures. I too would like to see a prize claim delay (it takes time away from finding those last minute eggs) All in all not too bad. Thanks for the grownup egg hunt. :)

  381. DragonDreams
    DragonDreams says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell us where all the little eggers were hiding. ;)

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    D Barnett says:

    I enjoy the LB egg hunt as it gives us ‘adults’ some fun – but like many others, I too wish the prizes could be claimed AFTER the end of the contest. I’ll be honest, I missed mine because I was looking for last minute eggs – I only needed 2 more to get on the leaderboard! Also, I had to scramble to find out what time zone the end time was for – found it in the blog, but come on! There are four times zones in the US, just posting “The contest ends at 11:59pm on April 8, 2012 (Easter)” isn’t very helpful…

  383. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    I agree it needs some improvement, but they only just got the new site up and I’m sure they didn’t realize it would be that hard. They did add a prize to help make things right. I had fun most of the time. I really like the site and bought a few things to go along with the prizes. LOL I wonder when the drawings will be? Wondering if I should go to bed or keep obsessively checking the blog…

  384. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    I’m going to go check to see if the eggs really were removed already!

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    GypsyMom says:

    The golden egg I found is gone now :)

  386. rosebud
    rosebud says:

    Hi LB, just wanted to say thank you for my lovely freebies and that the new site is fantastic!
    I live in the UK and stumbled across Lima a few years ago, it quickly became my go to place for beads, not only for the quality of the beads, the customer service and the price! (the beads are generally cheaper than over here and thats including the shipping!!) but also for the promos, design ideas and the community that the website creates. It is without doubt the most fun, creative and addictive website of any I have ever come across.
    As to all you moaning minnies, my sister (who works as a waitress) once had a customer who, after ordering a salad complained that there was too much salad in his salad…

  387. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    The hunt was awesome! Thanks, Lima, for doing the hard work necessary to put all this together! I never appreciated Ali’s design genius before—I do now. As for the new website design, I have no complaints.

  388. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Nope… eggs are removed! I guess I can say that the eggs that surprised me were:

    3 Different ones in the My Account links
    The one on the tiny avatar in the Design gallery
    The one that popped out on the “Shop Artists” page
    and the one on the “My Wishlist” page that appeared after I FINALLY added my FIRST Wishlist item!!!

    Thanks again LB for keeping it frustrating… I mean FUN! Let’s do this again SOON!

  389. S Estrada
    S Estrada says:

    I had fun – but it was a bit frustrating to find the eggs since they were pretty well hidden. And then to take them off immediately without telling everyone where they’re at so we can go see for ourselves??? Well that’s a bummer. I did find some things to buy though so I’ll get my freebies. I wouldn’t have bothered either for $4.95. My one suggestion on the website is on the crystals page. If I open up several colors they stay open – which is good. However if I click for details on one and then hit “back” on my browser all the choices are closed again – I don’t get back to my previous state with several colors open. Kind of annoying since I then have to click on the colors again to get those open that I want open.

    Thanks for a fun, if frustrating, search. And where were those gold eggs? I found one last year – haven’t a clue where any were this year.

  390. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    A lot of commotion this year… Well of course this is a pure marketing strategy. No better way to promote the new website :-) I think everybody knows that. The egg hunt always results in fun and frustration. This year was extremely difficult. The first year I found 75 eggs, last year 50 and this year only 37. But what causes a lot more frustration is the leader board. While looking at it, so many unfamiliar names pop up, names that only appear once a year if you catch my drift… LB has a great community with loyal customers. Sometimes I feel the loyal and returning customers should be rewarded in stead of an annual egg hunt that attracts many once a year visitors. Not that there is anything wrong with, it’s a choice that LB makes. As for the complaints about the shipping costs. Get over it! I live in Belgium, I have to pay shipping each and every time (11,95 USD)! US residents get free shipping when placing an order over 40 USD, I never get that. It would be nice if they would do something simular for foreign customers but the situation is what it is. If you don’t accept it, don’t order. You know the easter egg hunt is coming, save an order and place it then, together with your free beads.
    LB has great products and the people are indeed really friendly and helpful. I always like shopping here :-)

  391. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Whoa! I can’t believe some people didn’t read the Rules at the very beginning, otherwise they would have known that shipping isn’t free unless you purchase a total of $40 of stuff. The Rules said, and I quote: “Normal shipping rates apply. As much as we’d like to, we just can’t afford to give away free beads AND ship them for free too. If you add your prizes to an order over $40, you’ll get the same free shipping you always get (inside the USA). If your order is under $40, normal shipping rates will apply to it.” Everyone should have read the rules, then if the shipping is a dealbreaker for you, just don’t participate in the contest.

    I’m a big fan of the Egg Hunt, and I’d be happy to participate if I only had a chance at the Grand Prize. The free beads are just a bonus to me – and let’s not forget about the coupon you got when you found 25 eggs. No one seems to ever think of that, or consider it when they’re complaining about the shipping charge. You can use the coupon to avoid shipping charges – either now or later! If your coupon is for 15% off, and you place a $40 order of whatever your coupon is for, you’ll get $6 off – more than enough to compensate you for the $4.95 in shipping that you paid for your bead prizes – and behold! Your bead prizes are then free and clear, and over and above the shipping amount! If you’re a beader, spending $40 isn’t going to be a problem. Making it to 25 eggs in a reasonable amount of time really wasn’t that difficult in my opinion. Maybe for first-time folks, there could be an example page of the types of hiding places to search in.

    This year was a little harder than prior years because of the size of the site, and the gold eggs were already found by the time I saw that the contest had started, but I’m sure those things will be fixed for next year. But for heaven’s sake, folks, if you weren’t having fun, you should have stopped looking!

  392. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Well said, Rosebud!

  393. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Just a note about people “popping up once a year” – I know there are a bunch of names I don’t recognize, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t loyal customers. They could be ordering stuff all year, but not everyone has the time or energy or inclination to submit designs, or make Fresh Picks and comment on them. I’m disabled and sometimes there are months at a time that I can’t even sit up for more than a few minutes at a time. I’m sure there are other people like me, and probably some who are just too busy most of the year, but when they have a chance, they bead like crazy – or hunt for Lima eggs (like teachers who have the week before Easter off – just in time for the egg hunt). And then there are some people who might be “lurkers” (especially men who are jewelry makers) who just aren’t “joiners”, and they’d feel really out of place with a bunch of chicks! There might also those who just don’t have enough money to order frequently, and they don’t want to torture themselves by looking at all of Lima’s cool stuff if they can’t buy it. All of these people could be loyal customers, and are perfectly entitled to participate in the Egg Hunt or any other contest. Just because we don’t recognize the names doesn’t mean that the Lima folks don’t. They would know if someone just shows up and grabs free beads once a year – I think we should let them make the “customer loyalty” decision.

  394. No Photo
    Dot J says:

    Obsession – Addiction – Frustration – Welcome to the bead hunt, no… that was the egg hunt, wasn’t it… I get confused – am I looking for eggs or for beads? Perhaps this was harder than it usually is, but it is still the egg hunt – it gets us out of our comfort zone and into areas we don’t normally visit. This year I learned that Vintaj Arte Metal is not black colored brass, but some sort of iron alloy – with no lead!

    Not sure if the staff are evil geniuses at marketing, or just good guys who want to create a fun atmosphere. If you are of the gambling persuasion – DO NOT – I repeat – DO NOT visit the Big Green Bead Machine. It is fun. It is gambling. It is addictive – I have to check it every five minutes.. Do I get the Bronzite beads now at 18% off, or wait to see if I can get them for 24% off – and risk losing them… I have spent way too much money on the BGBM, but I have also saved a ton of cash in the process. AND LOST out on bargins because I wanted the price to go lower, and I waited and someone else got the last strand. OR, I got sidetracked with something else, and forgot to go back in the next five minute cycle. You have to learn to let go when dealing with the BGBM – there is a time limit – sad to say I have lost great deals because I did not get back in time to finalize the cart. That is just the way it is – and the way is different from other stores.

    Maybe we all have that lima-bead-cult glazed over look in our eyes at this time of year, but I would not trade Lima Beads for half the tea in China. Now if someone offered me all the beads in China, I might have to reconsider… I have two favorite bead sites – Lima Beads is one and the other one recommends Lima Beads as one of the “Good Guys.” I think I have had one disappointment in 26 orders and that was rectified with one quick phone call. Lima Beads is different from other online bead stores. That difference may not appeal to some people, but it appeals to me. There is a sense of ownership among the regular customers – not just company loyalty, but ownership…

    Each year we learn lessons – wasn’t last years lesson that there is a difference between 12 noon and 12 midnight? We just have to hang loose and go with the flow. The goal is not to get free beads for no shipping cost, but to add free beads to our $40 order – which gets us free shipping [sorry for those of you outside the USA who don't qualify] – and to explore the web site. There are over 10,000 fresh picks – what other site gives you a place to experiment with color without buying the beads – and then the opportunity to display those experiments publicly? And if the egg hunt gets someone new to look at those fresh picks in hopes of finding another egg – then go for it!

    I love you guys at Lima Beads – you aren’t perfect – that just makes you more lovable and human. You do a fantastic job!

  395. pug lover
    pug lover says:

    I was disappointed to learn that the free beads I won disappeared sun night, I thought we would have a few days to make our final purchases. I also had not chosen my coupon so lost out on that too : (

  396. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    This contest is so much fun but this year I lost track of time and forgot to put those beads I “unlocked” in my bag :*(

    Hope the contest is back for next year :D

  397. DragonDreams
    DragonDreams says:

    The one gold egg I found was in the product picture of the Winter mix shell pearls 12mm. I would like to know where the others were hiding.

  398. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Just wanted to say a few things to you all: yes, I spent many hours looking, but I always do. I set aside the time ahead of time because I knew it was coming and I enjoy the challenge. I knew what was ahead of me and didn’t even feel this year was harder until I got to the beads and understood what happened(I worked from the right side of the green categories bar to the left.)

    The eggs, at least those I saw, were not buried any “deeper” than they ever have been. The problem was the distribution, in that there’s tons more pages to spread the same number of eggs over. That’s why you see some of us asking for *more* eggs. The area that used to be the biggest chunk of the site, the one where I guess many people may have started, only yielded TWO eggs to me this time (I may have missed one, but *still*). This is where we felt the expansion of the site the most. You get the feel that each type of area has at least one egg “all the way in,” right? Right or wrong, you’re faced with 990 something kinds of seed beads. At five clicks a piece to check each page. I saved this section for last. That was the only point when I really sorely missed those three days we lost at the start.

    You have to admit it’s a wonderful time to show everyone the new layout and have it become second nature to them to navigate in a relatively short span of time. For all the changes made on top of the eggs being up…you really have to take your hat off to the fact there were no hard glitches once it took off, even despite the stampede of traffic. Awesome.

    And if you read the rules, it states more than once that “regular shipping rates apply.” You should know *going in* that you would need to pay shipping. I simply plan one of my shopping trips to coincide with the contest, since I know I’ll be finding neat things along the way. To keep focused, I just put things in my cart as I pass them, then sort the cart at the end into “now” and “wish list for next time.” I also kept a little page of notes on projects ideas I had along the way, which is really the best part, and boy does the Fresh Picks button make it easy to gather stuff for ideas and see it together.

    As for Priority Mail, there are lots of good reasons to use it. You pay less for boxes of heavy beads with flat rates, and they save time. It automatically generates a tracking number (the PO won’t really talk to you without one, plus you get to track your own package), and it’s (a lot) less likely to get lost (basing this on experience). Plus the USPS gives the boxes out for free, which means that cost doesn’t get passed to you either. You’ll notice they don’t tack on $10 extra surprise dollars in “handling” like *other* people do? AND you get your order FAST. I smile when I click that option.

    Focus on the positive: there might be more area to search, but then, there’s more area to search! One stop shopping. :) And we’re even promised the hunt will be better next year. Happy Easter, everyone.

    Still making that egg necklace…

  399. whimsy girl
    whimsy girl says:

    I had fun. I’m glad it’s over, because I’m seeing eggs when I close my eyes, but I still got 3 strings of beads and some great deals. Of course my wish list grew by tons this year, and if I *were* to win a GC of any denomination, I’m not sure that it would cover but a small part of the wish list, but hey, that’s why it’s called a “wish” list and not a “shopping” list ;)

    The Easter Egg hunt brought me in 3 years ago, but the phenomenal customer service and great deals are what keep me coming back!

  400. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Hi everyone. Well, the hunt is officially over. We’ll be announcing winners, some egg locations, and stats soon!

    To address everyone’s concerns about the shipping fees, again, we’re sorry we can’t offer free shipping on the prizes. Please rest assured, we do not make any profit on the shipping fees. Priority mail has actually gone up recently. We pay $5.15 for it but still only charge $4.95. We tried to make it very clear in the rules that normal shipping rates apply. We use priority mail because it is more reliable, faster, and has delivery confirmation.

    Thanks for hunting! More to come soon…

  401. No Photo
    DbnRose says:

    It makes me sad to see so many people complaining about something that should have been a fun experiance. I am from South Africa and am one of those who pays shipping everytime I order, which I have been doing regularly since I found this site last year. So I plan ahead and I will make sure I have a wishlist waiting just before next years hunt. Its no hardship as the beads etc. are of excellent quality, reasonably priced and this is the only site I have found that will sell a half string of beads so one is not left with a surplus gathering dust.So many say they lost out on the freebies, well read the rules carefully before you start(if you are old like me do it more than once, I did and I still nearly missed the cut off time). Be grateful that the LB team make the effort to keep things interesting all year through (crossword puzzles, halloween houses), I have not found any other beading site that goes to all that trouble. Enough said.
    I had fun, the most important thing when all is said and done and hope next year you all will too whether it is one egg that you find or the 88 that diamonddust found. congratulations and well done to everyone.

  402. MarelVC
    MarelVC says:

    Thanks to all the LIma folks for another great Egg Hunt!!! It certainly was a challenge this year – I fell asleep last night with my computer in hand between one click and the next – but I enjoyed learning my way around the new site, and found lots of beautiful new products in the process of obsessively clicking for eggs. I think we all understand that this obviously has marketing benefits for Lima, they are after all running a business. But it is also a benefit for those of us who order from Lima – and fun besides! I really appreciate the quality of the beads, which I have learned that I can trust to appear EXACTLY as pictured on the website (or even better!). This is a real problem with many other bead sites, as I have found out the hard way. The excellent service, as well as all the extras on the website, such as Egg Hunts, Crossword Sales, etc. are an added bonus for those of us lunatics who enjoy those things, So thanks again Lima, it was fun, can’t wait to get my prizes and to find out where the rest of those wretched eggs were hiding!

  403. Leo Girls
    Leo Girls says:

    Okay, now I can confess. You know that little search box on top of the page that nicely asks “What are you looking for?”. Well, at one point I actually typed in Easter Eggs…Hey, it was worth a shot, right? This was my third year of hunting and I have to agree with some of the other veterans, this wasn’t necessarily any harder because the eggs were well hidden but Lima beads has grown (a lot, hooray!) so maybe more eggs next year to spread out?

  404. whimsy girl
    whimsy girl says:

    now I can get back to obsessing about the spring rain contest!

  405. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    I agree with Chickie Nonnie..LB is a great website with great people that care about their customers. I shop here not because of the games and free beads, but because of Kevin and the LB Team and the quality of their product.

  406. B KrajnikOlsson
    B KrajnikOlsson says:

    I finally got 53 eggs and was about to lay my order at 2.30 in the night (Norwegian time) when…….NO CONNECTION TO MY INTERNETBANK, aarwww!
    Ain´t that typical? First time ever I participated in an egg hunt and it ends in this way. I was so angry so I just quited and went to bed.
    Now I wonder……do I get my 15 % on beads for finding 25 eggs anyway?

  407. Jeanne S
    Jeanne S says:

    I wanted to thank Karokat for her remark. I use the site all the time but I hardly ever post anything. I’m also disabled but employed full time in a demanding job. Both the computer and iPad hurt, just not in the same places. This morning I hurt a lot. I I got way too obsessive about the hunt. Ironically, I’ve never hunted for a real egg in my life. Also, Pesach started the last two days. By the way, if you are keeping Pesach, they put treats in the boxes, so I asked specifically not to put one in mine because it would arrive during Pesach. I’m glad the clock ran down. I found the golden egg in the shell pearls.

  408. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    B KrajnikOlsson, Oh no! That’s awful, but YES, your coupon will still work.

    OK, we’re almost done with the blog post announcing results. We’ll be putting that up shortly. In the meantime, we’re closing this one out so the conversation can be carried over to the new post.

    Thanks for hunting everyone!

    Kevin

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