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Crossword Puzzle Wrap-Up

Posted by Steve on February 04 at 02:28 pm

Another January has finally passed us by, meaning only one thing. We’re just that much closer to Spring! I can hope, can’t I? :) That’s probably not why you’re reading thing post, though… So I’ll get right to the point.

Winners Announced

Announcing the Winners…

Bonus!We had lots and lots of people take time to solve this year’s Crossword Puzzle, and we’ve shipped out tons of free gifts. But there are only 3 $50 Gift Certificates to hand out, and I want to announce the winners here. The winners were selected at random from the entire list of people who solved the puzzle. And the winners are…

  • Lee from Reno, NV
  • Nancy from Port Hadlock, WA
  • Cheryl from Cascade, WI

I’ll be e-mailing you the gift certificates personally today. So keep an eye on your inbox!

A Big Thanks…

We are always surprised by how many people take time out of their busy lives to fill out a crossword puzzle about beads. We want you to know that it would be impossible for us to have fun promotions like this without beaders like you. So, from the bottom of our Lima Hearts, thank you!

We’ve got some more fun on the horizon, too. You have all probably noticed that we have Free Shipping February going on… And I just looked at the calendar, and noticed that Easter is really early this year. You know what that means :)

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Congrats to the winners!!

  2. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Congratulations ladies!!!

  3. Cheryl Black Tag Jewelry
    Cheryl Black Tag Jewelry says:

    Happy Winners!!! Have fun spending those gift certificates.

    And it was a blast. Looking forward to the hunt…
    Thanks Lima Team,

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Congrats, winners! Enjoy your spending!

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    winfredj says:

    I still have not managed to find the bonus word anywhere. Please share.

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    winfredj says:

    i just found the answer in another part of the blog – Born To Bead. definitely i have problems navigating the various parts of the blog. Thanks B Trimble

  7. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    This was my first time participating in the Lima Bead Crossword Puzzle contest and I had a BLAST!
    Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all of you at Lima Beads. The daily specials during January allowed me to purchase some items I’ve had on my list, at a very good price. Thank you all again :)

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    N radon says:

    What a shock to get a notice from Steve that I was one of the gift certificate winners!!
    Yahoo!! Thank you ever so much Lima.

  9. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Yay, Nancy!! :-)

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Congrats to Lee, Nancy, & Cheryl! :D I did solve the bonus portion early this year — even before I had completed the whole puzzle! Weird, isn’t it? Oh, well….that’s me! LOL 8O

    Thanks, LB, for another January of fun! :D

  11. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    Congrats to everyone! The puzzle and the prices were fabulous! Thanks, Lima Beads!

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    Lee D says:

    Thanks for the congratulations everyone! And a HUGE thanks to the Lima Team for putting together the puzzle and giving so many people so much fun! And of course thanks for drawing my name to win one of the gift certificates! I was so surprised to get the email and I can’t wait to go shopping on the BEST bead website EVER!! :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Congrats to all of the winners!

  14. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Congrats to the winners! And thank you to the Lima folks for having the most creative and fun contests and sales of any website I’ve ever seen. I’m addicted – and I can’t wait to start hunting for EGGS!

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    J Yee smart chick says:

    Lee, Nancy and Cheryl, congrats to all of you for persisting with that LB crossword puzzle and being successful, whoo hoo!! 8)

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    C Bracht says:

    You can’t imagine my surprise when I received the email saying I had won a $50 gift certificate!!! I’m one of those people who never wins anything! So… congratulations to the other two winners, thank you Lima Beads for sponsoring such fun, and thank you to all the wonderful beaders/crafters out there who wished us a hearty congratulations. Keep on creating!
    ~Cheryl in Cascade

  17. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    and now..onward to the egg hunt! Am exercising my scrolling finger and have the band aids ready!

  18. Kate
    Kate says:

    @snowy, hahaha you have me cracking up “scrolling finger exercises”…oh boy! Get Ready!!

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    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    I can’t stand the waiting for the Easter Egg Hunt!

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    S CUSTER says:

    when is the easter egg hunt starting?

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    J Yee smart chick says:

    I’ve been wondering that myself, esp since easter is earlier this year!! :)

    WHITE DOG says:

    me too!

  23. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Me three!! :-)

  24. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    I know that they’re working on it as we speak – I placed a few orders in the past few weeks (loved the free shipping February!) and spoke with Kathy – she said that the planning for the Easter Egg hunt is going on now. Generally, they open it up about 5-7 days before Easter, with the hunt ending on Easter Sunday at midnight, so I’m hoping that they’ll post something soon!

  25. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I am fairly new to LB (6 months)
    and all I keep hearing about is the hunt. ha ha.

    Can someone fill me in with whats it all about?



  26. Bonnie R
    Bonnie R says:

    Egg hunt = insanity That said its the most amazing marketing plan I have ever seen. Hopefully everyone got really fast DSL this year for Christmas.

  27. Ruby Charlotte
    Ruby Charlotte says:

    My 7 year old daughter asked yesterday when the egg hunt was. Thinking she was talking about a relative’s outdoor egg hunt I told her but she said, “No, the one with the beads!”

  28. Ms Jack
    Ms Jack says:

    Just beginning… a new found love in beading. look forward to joining the conversations!!! Jack

    WHITE DOG says:

    …how much longer??? Easter is almost here!

  30. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    For those who don’t know what the Annual Easter Egg Hunt is all about, you can look at last year’s post – go to the Lima Blog, on the link under Lima Team, click on 85 Posts under Kevin’s name. Scroll down until you see the post for Easter Egg Hunt 2012 (posted April 2, 2012). This describes LAST YEAR’S egg hunt – no guarantee that they won’t change it up this year – but you’ll get the gist of what this contest has been in past years. It’s lots of fun, but kind of like being a Boston Red Sox fan in 2004, watching the World Series – plan on getting very little sleep, as this egg hunt is addictive!

  31. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    A snow day like today would be perfect for finding eggs.just saying

  32. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    …….egg hunt, egg hunt, egg hunt, egg hunt, egg hunt…. :-)

  33. DB
    DB says:

    To paraphrase “Sunday Sunday so good to me, Sunday morning eggs are all I can see” (from “Monday Monday” by the Mamas and the Papas). I really really really am looking forward to the hunt. I didn’t get a great “score” last year but the hunt itself is so much fun!!!

  34. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    I can’t wait…I’m looking now! :)

  35. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Only a couple more sleeps…. :-D

  36. RubberT aka Plucky Chick
    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Aaahhhhh Haaaaaaa! So I am not the only one waiting for the Egg Hunt!! Love all the comments!! I am ready for it this year…. I hope! Thanks, Lima Beads, for my recent bead order! Prompt and beautiful as usual!

  37. Anna C WonderChick
    Anna C WonderChick says:

    Ah eggs…. Yikes I only have two days off next week. I hope I can find lots of eggs in a short period of time. Looking forward to the fun!

  38. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    I’m driving myself crazy checking the site 2-3 times a day to see if the egg hunt has been posted! Anyone else in this boat to crazy with me?

  39. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Yep, I’m in the same boat, B Miller!! :-D

    WHITE DOG says:

    Yep, me too!

  41. M hayes
    M hayes says:

    Same I can’t wait.

  42. L Thompson
    L Thompson says:

    wish they would start now so we could have the weekend to look and just end it early instead of on Easter, so we can spend more time with family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    We just upgraded our home PC – 27″ HD flat screen and super fast… I am SOOOOO ready to begin hunting for those eggs!!! I’m going to have to fight my family for screen time, however…

  44. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Oh – and am I the only person who keeps clicking on Easter egg pictures on OTHER sites? I clicked on the ones on Amazon without even REALIZING it!

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    N radon says:

    Does it start Easter Sunday? Because I guess I am afraid it will secretly start before!!

  46. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    B Miller — No, you are not alone. I do the same thing each year & so will everyone else! Once you start looking for eggs on LB, you’ll be seeing them everywhere — whether they are there or not!!! LOL 8O

    I also wish the Easter egg hunt wasn’t during Holy Week, especially ending on Easter Sunday. It really comes down to a “Sophie’s Choice” — time with family or time with egg hunting. Hmmmmm Decisions, decisions. Of course, it wouldn’t be an Easter egg hunt if it was in the middle of July. LOL 8)

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

    N Radon — The egg hunt starts some time during the week prior to Easter & ends at midnight at the end of Easter Sunday. That’s how it’s been in past years. LB always posts the info here on the LB Blog, plus they send out an e-mail to everyone on the mailing list. :D

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

    LB lured me to their site with the first Infamous Easter Egg Hunt back in 2009. Then we only had to find 16 eggs & we thought we’d never find them all!!! LOL Some did, some didn’t. Now it seems like that would take an hour of hunting, tops. LOL LOL LOL Only 22 beaders out of 1368 found them all that year.

    In 2010, the number was increased to 100 & in 2011 the total was still 100, plus 3 special golden eggs. The hunt in 2012 was still at 100 eggs, plus 3 special golden ones & the level of difficulty increased due to the new & improved site. Many of us had to surrender before we lost our minds hunting! Some of us have never recovered….LOL Oh, the flashbacks! I still can’t walk past the egg section in the grocery store without fainting. 8O 8O 8O LOL

  49. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Hmmmmm That was supposed to be: 8O 8O 8O

  50. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Hehehe….. :-D

  51. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Yep, I’ve been hooked on LB’s egg hunt since they first started this promotion too… and I’m getting antsy waiting for this year’s contest to start!!!

  52. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    Elaine, I love the recap! Playing has always been a fun kind of crazy.

    One day, I was driving down the street and I saw an Easter egg, bright and pretty like the LB ones, in the window of a store. My brain went, “Eureka, I’ve found one!” I was so grateful I didn’t stop the car and try to click on it.

  53. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Is it time yet?

  54. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    We’re Ready!

  55. L McGinnis
    L McGinnis says:

    I keep thinking I am missing it ??? I didn’t did I ? :D I know the wonderful Staff at Lima Beads or preparing us for a incredible egg hunt, SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO fun!! My very favorite <3

  56. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Elaine — You are soooo funny! I remember you being the grand prize winner in one of the “100 egg” years — maybe you’ll do it again! :D

  57. Anna C WonderChick
    Anna C WonderChick says:

    You know you are in trouble when you plan your day around the Easter Egg Hunt! Haha I can not wait for the fun to begin. Gosh I had forgotten what year the Egg Hunt started. Thanks Lynn for the reminder of when we just had 16 to find. Better catch up on sleep and stock up on fast dinners and caffine.

  58. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    I do love Lima Beads!

  59. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    The hunt hasn’t started yet??? I thought I would have missed a full day of it…I had a trade show today! Whew…so glad I didn’t miss the kick off!! ;-)

  60. S Marlow
    S Marlow says:

    Come on already! The anticipation is getting to me. I look forward to the egg hunt every year. About the time I think I have the start date figured out, they mix things up. May the best egg hunters win! Really! But I plan to keep the pressure on whoever is in the lead. Ha, ha!

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

    I have a trade show on the Sat. before Easter. I committed to it before checking the calendar so I will be hunting and making final jewelry pieces. Hope I don’t get confused and start making Easter eggs and looking for jewelry on LB.

  62. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Peggy — That would be quite a sight! LOL ;)

    Anna — Remember when those 16 eggs seemed to take us forever to find??? Oh, how naive we were back then…. 8)

    Anna’s right in her advice, too. Be sure to stock up on groceries (mainly items that you don’t have to cook!) & caffeinated beverages, catch up on the laundry, forget about any cleaning, & spend time with your family now — once the egg hunt starts, your family/hubby/kids/pets are on their own until after Easter!!! LOL!!! 8O Oh, and sleep when you can this week & use eye drops the rest of the time…. ;)

  63. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Just checking….

  64. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Lynn, you crack me up!! Hehehehe….

  65. jewel  in NP
    jewel in NP says:

    no eggs yet? i am so glad I have a birthday party today and was afraid I was going to miss the start of the hunt. My hubby poor man has to take care of himself[dinner, laudry ect] this week because of course the egg hunt which I get totally lost in, I am hoping it starts soon getting antsy. love you guys

  66. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Elaine — I notice you & I (plus many others) keep hovering around the site waiting, waiting, waiting for the big announcement! OK, any minute now….please don’t torture us any longer, LB…. 8O

  67. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Still nothing??? Sigh. Well, I’m off to do more finger exercises! ;)

  68. Leena P
    Leena P says:

    When, oh, when…LOL – fourth time I’m checking today :) .

  69. jewel  in NP
    jewel in NP says:

    just checking

  70. A Time To Bead
    A Time To Bead says:

    Just checking. I would be “egg”static if the hunt started today!

  71. S Marlow
    S Marlow says:

    My new challenge this year will be to juggle the egg hunt with my jon. This is the first year I’ve had a job to contend with, all.
    Can we all say “Go!” at ehe count of three? “1, 2,…2,…2…”. I think we are waiting for the tortoise to catch up.:)

  72. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Peeking in as well to see if it’s almost time for the Easter egg hunt!! Anxious and excited as always! lol I see you guys are too lol. ;)

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    A craddick says:

    I must admit I was checking for the egg hunt too, can’t wait!!

  74. D Gorsline
    D Gorsline says:

    Just checking for the egg hunt.

  75. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    I’m in southeastern Virginia, we’ve been getting heavy snow for the last hour or two. It’s sticking and beautiful, but no eggs…

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    A craddick says:

    checking again………….

  77. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Me too….

  78. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    One last egg check before going to bed in Massachusetts… probably a good thing that it hasn’t just posted, as I wouldn’t get any sleep! Have to be at work early tomorrow, too!

  79. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Snow stopped…

  80. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Back again….LOL 8O

    Getting lots of snow tonight & tomorrow here in Indiana. Nowhere to go…perfect time to hunt for eggs…hint, hint, hint… ;)

    Hi, Vee! Hugs! :D

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    maryb says:

    Hoping to have “eggs for breakfast,” but alas!

  82. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I’m baaaack! :-)

  83. KSD
    KSD says:

    I just received my order from LimaBeads and I am so very happy with my order. The silver (Plate) chains that I ordered are beautiful. This is the first time I have ever experienced such “quality” in silver plate and well made chains!! Thank you. Please keep you prices reasonable I’ll be buying more.

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