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Easter Egg Hunt

To all the egg hunters:

The 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt ended on Sunday, April 21st. 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 this morning, so keep an eye on your e-mail for the details.

A special congratulations is in order for L Merrell, who was our randomly-selected Grand Prize winner from the Top 10 on the leaderboard! Coincidentally, she also found the most eggs this year... so that prize was definitely earned :) L Merrell has been hunting with us for the past 6 years, and was in the Top 10 for the second time. Congratulations again!

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 n-eggs 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?

Attention long-time hunters... We've excluded additional areas from this year's hunt:

We've scattered the eggs in all corners of our website, with just a few exceptions. You won't need to hunt on pages under the following menus: "Supplies", "Artists & Brands", "Deals", "What's Fresh" (New Products, Back in Stock, etc), or the "Create & Learn" menu (including Fresh Picks and the Design Gallery). When you try and access those 5 menus in the green bar, there is a friendly reminder in the drop-down that there aren't any eggs there. 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!


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    L D says:

    Well I am not very happy. I missed my goal of 115 eggs by 3 eggs (wanted 2 items and put the 30 egg option in my bag early on). I was going to remove the 30 egg item so I could get what I really wanted (which required 85 eggs) and I found no option to remove something from my bag. So instead I filled up on things I did not really care about in the last 3 minutes. Where is the remove an item from your basket for next year????

  2. Pat-from-Oz
    Pat-from-Oz says:

    OMG what a fabulous hunt! I enjoyed almost every minute. Being systematic works. I found some egg deserts in rather unexpected places, and some fabulous partial eggs. The page with 2 eggs was a wonderfully timed jolt. I also found a lot less of the “should have been” eggs – those beads that look like eggs but turn out not to be.

    Only one thing, Steve I am a huge gemstone lover, and I have to say that the gemstone section is painful, not just for egg hunting, but also for buying. Can we please have a page just listing the gemstone types. I love browsing the gemstones and being tempted but the section is a touch too specific for browsing.

    I love the Hunt, and I get better each year which is nice. I want to send a huge thank you to everyone who sets this fun up for us. You put in a lot of work to bring us this fun and I am sure I speak for everyone when I say how much we appreciate your efforts. You’re creativity and deviousness astounds me. You put eggs where I wouldn’t have even dreamed of. Thank you for a fantastic Easter!

  3. Pat-from-Oz
    Pat-from-Oz says:

    L.D. If you put items in your basket and then change your mind you can remove by clicking the little x beside the price, or change the quantity from 1 to 0 and hit update, either will remove it from your bag.

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    C Wiegner says:

    Wowza!…48 eggs for a first time. I claimed 3 prizes & placed my order at 1:58am CT. One minute before it was over!! WHEW! LOL I wish I knew how many hours it took from Day 1, not including some that I literally fell asleep on my keyboard scrolling. I gotta say, I saw so many AWESOME picks, ideas, designs and very talented beaders along the way. I found myself purchasing littles that I happened to land on while taking breaks to check out designs/picks and the bead machine was addicting per usual! :) I was in the “desert” for sooo long as many others were too, many, many times. I referred to The Chatter for advice and THANK YOU to the people who tried to help without giving too much away. (I almost gave up about 6 times.) I’ve only been a customer since Oct. 2018 and I hope to be for many more years to come!

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    L D says:

    I saw no option to remove items from the hunt prizes at all. It was not giving me a quantity or a plus or a minus sign or for a +1. I get that for regular items but I was not seeing it for the 30 egg item in my basket.

  6. Sharon S-R
    Sharon S-R says:

    This is my absolute first year being on the leaderboard and man did I have to do serious egg hunting to stay on it. Am I correct in thinking there was ONLY one egg in the entirety of the seed bead section?? I definitely have a strategy for any future hunts. :)

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    B Hein says:

    Thank you for another great hunt! The best part is seeing all of your beautiful products.

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    W Paige says:

    I’m a limabeads regular and have never had the bandwidth to be a serious competitor here, but love the idea and enjoy reading these comments. S Marlow – thanks for helping me start my day with a good laugh.. your post was so much fun to read!

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    C Eckman says:

    Thank you for hosting the Easter egg hunt! I didn’t find many but had fun hunting! However, I was too tired last night from hostessing Easter dinner for 16 to log back in and spend my rewards. Rules are rules so looking forward to next years hunt!

  10. Steve
    Steve says:

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. We had a blast, and we sincerely hope you did too! We’ll be summarizing the results and sending out gift certificates via e-mail shortly… and then we’ll be working like crazy to ship your prize orders out :) We hope everyone had a Happy Easter!

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 L Merrell 298
2 H Datta 297
3 mariman 295
4 Mrs Borch 294
5 Suzanne I 292
6 diamonddustshoe 290
6 Jlasda 290
8 Martiana Jewelry 289
9 Kimberlywilliams60 286
10 B Hein 285
↑ The Top 10 are entered in the drawing for the Grand Prize!
11 L Wertz 283
12 Dave W 277
13 karendkurz 276
14 L Thompson 274
15 Emily N 269
16 J Francis 267
17 Elaine aka Belly Chick 264
18 Pat-from-Oz 262
19 B Wiley 261
20 juliamriley22 255
21 Hannah K 254
21 Stone Treasures 254
23 M glazier 251
24 David T 249
25 Missigirl 248
26 Moon Child 247
27 J Currier 245
28 LuLuCats 244
29 NY Beader 243
30 amyjcox 242
31 LM A 241
32 Kristine C 233
32 Riena 233
34 L Shipman 230
34 Mary W 230
34 P Robins 230
37 C Sax 229
38 Beachcomber 228
38 Cyn O 228
40 Becky Racioppo 226
40 J Wiebe 226
42 Kim L 225
42 Sashae 225
42 S Marlow 225
45 Bobbie N 224
46 Jodie B 223
46 Vibeke S 223
48 Desiree Cook 221
48 Gina 221
50 D Madigan 219
51 D Schamp 218
52 Janet F 2 217
53 Gentry H 216
54 Kellen J 215
54 SimplyRox 215
56 Brinna T 213
57 C Debor 212
58 AuDBeader 211
58 E M 211
60 arielswaves 209
61 alleycat4fun 207
61 C kern 207
63 Amelia T 206
63 M Rowe 206
63 M Werner 206
66 Julie Shane 205
67 Michael W 203
68 H Mathias 202
69 MaryBethL 200
70 ByCher 199
70 davisla 199
72 Karokat 198
72 Rick N 198
74 1beepbeep 197
74 C Jasalavich 197
74 GlastenburyDesigns 197
74 Kerrie C 197
74 Lucky10505 197
74 Margarita T 197
74 Sharon S-R 197
74 urunimi 197
82 rosebud 196
82 S Harper 196
84 Jamie L 195
85 maryb 193
85 whimsy girl 193
87 Charlene K 192
87 Ericka D 192
87 L Kiesow 192
90 C Jackson 191
91 AZChicBassist 190
91 lm_atkinson 190
93 E Kocot 189
93 NettyPreat Designs 189
95 craftycarol 188
95 LadyBug 188
95 nodakgirl 188
95 Turbodogs 188
99 Abigail B 187
99 J Scoggins 187
99 Nana63 187
99 pwalker37391 187
99 studio_vera 187

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The FAQ

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

Just like last year, we did not hide any eggs in the "additional photos" or other similar areas that require an additional click/tap to appear. 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 :)

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 product or page. For example, some focal links are listed under the Charms & Pendants menu, but also in the Findings area. 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, Clasps, 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 following menus: Supplies, Artists & Brands, Deals, What's Fresh, or Create & Learn.

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 21, 2019 (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 22.
  • 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!