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Easter Egg Hunt

To all the egg hunters:

The 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt ended on Sunday, April 16th. Congratulations to all the hunters that were on the leaderboard at the end of the contest! It took a lot of determination, and your $20 Gift Certificates are well-deserved :) The gift certificates were sent to your e-mail addresses on Monday, so keep an eye on your e-mail for the details.

A special congratulations is in order for Emily N, who was our randomly-selected Grand Prize winner from the Top 10 on the leaderboard! Congrats, Emily... you'll receive your gift certificate over e-mail, as well.

We say this every year, but we truly mean it: Thank you for making the hunt a big success again. Whether you found one egg or made it to the Top 10, we're eternally grateful for the time you spend hunting for those pesky little eggs. You are all all-stars in our eyes.

Last, but not least, we really hope you had fun! If you ever have any feedback to share (good or bad), we'd love to hear it :)

Until next time...

- The Lima Team

The Goal

Find the Easter Eggs we've hidden all over our web site. Get lots of great prizes, including Gift Certificates & a $250 Grand Prize, and tons of supplies!

Your Progress

You haven't found any eggs yet. Better get hunting!

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The Prizes

Find just a few eggs, and you win! Choose from tons of prizes based on the number of eggs you've found. The more you find, the more prizes you can choose! Check out the prizes »

The Breakdown

Where are all the eggs?

Wouldn't you like to know :) We've scattered the eggs in all corners of our website, with only one exception. You won't need to look under the "Create & Learn" menu in the green bar at the top of our website (including Fresh Picks and the Design Gallery). Everywhere else is fair game, and you need to be logged into your account to see all the eggs. For more specifics on where the eggs can be, see the FAQ below.

How hard is the hunt?

0-50 Eggs

Even if you're just a casual egg hunter, finding 50 shouldn't be much of a problem. In fact, you can find a few dozen eggs from just one click away from the LimaBeads.com home page.

50-100 Eggs

If you're going for the top prize levels, you'll have to be prepared to dig a little deeper to find the eggs. You don't need to drive yourself insane (see below), but your family might wonder where you disappeared to.

100-300 Eggs

Once you've found 100 eggs, it's all about your competitive spirit. If you want to stay on the leaderboard, or if you have your eye on some great prizes, you'll need to scour every last little page on the site! Warning, craziness may ensue :)

The Chatter

Talk about the Easter Egg Hunt on the blog (but don't give any hints! :) Read more & post YOUR comments!


  1. CAS
    CAS says:

    Congratulations Emily N. on winning the grand prize! And congratulations to all who made the top 10, and all who managed to stay on the leaderboard! As with every year, I made the leaderboard early, and fell off it just as quickly … found 110 eggs this year though.
    Steve – thank you for making the hunt as enjoyable as ever. You are such a rascally rabbit with your devious hiding places. :D

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    mariman says:

    Congratulations Emily! I hope you will make the best use of your prize!
    Congratulations to everyone who made it on the leaderboard! See you next year!

  3. Creel U
    Creel U says:

    Is anyone else going through withdrawal? I keep visiting Lima Beads site and wandering around lost. Not literally lost. I think I know where every dang thing is now. But without purpose and a bit melancholy?

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    1josh9 says:

    Well damn. I had 58 eggs & then got a suicide threat from a friend that could not be ignored, 3 hours before the end, and never even got to cash in my eggs. Oh well, there’s always next year – my friend is much more important to me!

  5. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Okay, show of hands, how many of us clicked the egg in the email we all just got? :P

  6. Loralei D
    Loralei D says:

    Me, diamonddustshoe, me……

  7. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Yep….I sure did, Diamonddustsho!

  8. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Me too :)

  9. No Photo
    L Childress says:

    LOL…me too:)

  10. EPBCornell
    EPBCornell says:

    Yup. Clicked it, too. How could you not?
    Hey, Steve– was every egg found this year, or was there one that eluded everyone? There were some wonderfully sneaky hiding places, and some delightfully fun ones, but thank you for keeping many of them in the clear for my bleary-eyed times!

Read more & post YOUR comments on the blog.


The Leaderboard

The Leaderboard shows the top 100 hunters. Get on the leaderboard and compete for the Grand Prize! At the end of the hunt, one lucky egg hunter in the top 10 will receive a $250 Lima Beads gift certificate in a random drawing. Everyone else on the leaderboard when the hunt ends gets a $20 gift certificate! So get hunting!

Rank Name Found
1 J Hurst 292
2 M Rowe 287
2 urunimi 287
4 diamonddustshoe 286
5 EPBCornell 285
5 mariman 285
7 KS 284
8 Macri 283
9 L Thompson 281
10 David T 280
10 Emily N 280
10 karendkurz 280
↑ The Top 10 are entered in the drawing for the Grand Prize!
13 JewelrybyKristine 276
14 L Merrell 274
15 Junifer N 273
16 Vee aka Dream Chickie 272
17 ElzbietaM S 271
18 Cristie 270
18 Miz Jenni 270
20 A Rocca 269
21 cabnoble 268
22 appleblossum 265
23 Brinna T 264
24 B Hein 261
25 Sashae 257
25 S Marlow 257
27 Loralei D 256
27 Sharash 256
29 NettyPreat Designs 255
30 Suzanne I 248
31 C Jasalavich 243
31 Mary W 243
33 Bev 242
34 pwalker37391 239
35 paintbean 237
36 D StCin 235
37 Kristine C 234
37 lawremb 234
39 L Pelkey 232
40 A Klein 229
40 Hannah K 229
42 ByCher 228
43 Beachcomber 225
43 Pat-from-Oz 225
45 Just BU Jewelry 222
45 Mrs Borch 222
47 NY Beader 220
48 Kimberlywilliams60 219
49 Julie Shane 218
50 Jacquie H 216
51 Gina 214
51 mjsmith_66 214
53 JinkM 211
53 nodakgirl 211
55 DianeY 210
56 Alley M 209
57 B Fencl 208
58 Jannea V 207
59 Ericka D 206
59 Karokat 206
59 Moon Child 206
62 A Time To Bead 205
62 Michael W 205
64 B Krueger 204
65 Laura Z aka Veggie Chick 203
65 rosebud 203
65 S Harper 203
68 Brandy U 202
68 DragonDreams 202
70 K Werner 201
71 Abigail B 200
71 D Brent 200
71 M glazier 200
74 Creel U 197
75 Becky Ann 195
75 Jamie L 195
77 C Grafe 192
77 K Weatherholt 192
77 S Woerner 192
80 Melanie S 191
81 dawnmarie93 190
81 K Stelly 190
83 AZChicBassist 188
83 prionbrain 188
85 LM A 187
86 Vibeke S 186
87 B graver 185
87 enus 185
87 Pluto 185
90 dibs aka Deb 184
90 spartymama 184
92 J Coates 183
92 staffelm 183
94 Ashild f 182
95 D loveless 181
95 Janet F 2 181
95 Jeanne S 181
95 kimberlyduncan 181
95 Stone Treasures 181
100 C hicks 179
100 DB 179
100 lightningbug 179

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The FAQ

Are there eggs hidden in the "additional photos" and other popups?

Attention long-time egg-hunters!!! This year, we did not hide any eggs in the "additional photos" or other similar popups. That means you don't have to click on the links to "see the bigger photo" or "additional photos" (or similar popups) to find any eggs. As we've grown and now carry more products than ever, we felt that it was just too much clicking to find those pesky eggs :) We hope you like this change!

Are there eggs on "view all" pages?

No, there will not be any eggs on "view all" pages. It is possible that you might find an egg on a "page 2" listing (or page 3, etc). But you don't need to click on any "view all" links.

Will I find eggs by changing the "sort by" option on product listing pages?

No, that will not help you find additional eggs. You will NEVER have to use the sorting menu shown on the right to find eggs. That would just be too cruel :)

Did I just see the same egg in two places?

Our website is pretty big, and there is sometimes more than one way to get to the same page. For example, some products are listed under the Beads menu, but also under the Last Chance section because they're on clearance. Technically, each egg is only in one place, but you can find some of them in multiple ways.

If each egg is only on one "page" of the website, what exactly is a page?

You can think of a page on the website as anything you can get to by clicking a link or a picture. Here are a few examples of different pages that you can find eggs on:

  • The home page
  • Any link you can click on in the green footer of the site
  • Any of our shopping categories (like Gemstone Beads, Stringing Materials, etc)
  • Any page that has listings of products, including pages that you get to by clicking "Next Page" when there are too many products to show on the first page
  • Starting on the Metal Beads page, and filtering down to a particular metal AND style of beads.

Are there any excluded areas?

Yes, there are areas of our website where you won't find any eggs. You don't need to look anywhere under the Create & Learn menu in the green bar at the top of our website (including Fresh Picks, Design Gallery, Lima Blog, etc).

Do I need to be logged into my account to see all the eggs?

Yes, make sure you are signed into your account when hunting. We need to you sign in so we can keep track of the number of eggs you've found.

The Rules

  • The contest ends at 11:59pm US Pacific time on April 16, 2017 (Easter). This means you need to make sure and do the following by this time:
    • Collect all the eggs you can find.
    • From the Prizes page, add the prize(s) you want to your shopping bag and place your order—all prizes must be redeemed by the end of the contest. These gifts are available while supplies last, so we don't recommend waiting until the end of the hunt to redeem them. Normal shipping rates will apply when placing an order that includes a gift.
    • Watch this page for an announcement about the $250 drawing on Monday, April 17.
  • There are a total of 300 Easter 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 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 (in the U.S.). For international orders, or if your U.S. order is under $40, normal shipping rates will apply.
  • 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!