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The Easter Egg Hunt

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To all the egg hunters:

The 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt ended on Sunday, March 31st. Congratulations to all the hunters that were on the leaderboard at the end of the contest! It took a lot of determination, and your Gift Certificates are well-deserved :) The Gift Certificates were sent to your e-mail addresses today, so keep an eye on your e-mail for the details.

A special congratulations is in order for Brinna T, who was our randomly-selected Grand Prize winner from the Top 25 on the leaderboard! Your gift certificate is being sent via e-mail. Brinna had some marathon egg hunting sessions, right up to the deadline on Sunday night. I'm sure everyone near the top of the leaderboard can relate!

It takes a lot of work to put this hunt together, but it pales in comparison to the hours put in by all the hunters to find all those eggs. Thank you for making the hunt a big success again. Whether you found one egg or made it to the Top 25, we hope it brought you a little joy last week! If you ever have any feedback to share (good or bad), we'd love to hear it :)

- 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 and a $250 Grand Prize, and tons of supplies!

Your Progress

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!

The Breakdown

Where are all the eggs? Read below for information about where the eggs are hiding:

We've scattered the eggs in all corners of our website, with some exceptions. You won't need to hunt on pages under the following menu sections: "Supplies", "Artists & Brands", "Deals", "Latest", or the "Create & Learn" menu. When you use the main menu to look under those 5 sections, there is a friendly reminder in the menu 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 couple dozen eggs by visiting the links available in the main menu.

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 thousands of pages on the site! Warning, craziness may ensue :)

Updates & Help

March 26, 12:10pm EDT

The 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt is ON! Get your egg-hunting gear ready, and start the madness 😜... This year, we'll be posting updates here a couple times a day with announcements, tips, and plenty of encouragement. Good luck!

March 26, 4:10pm EDT

Hundreds of hunters are on the chase! Here’s something we hope will help. We updated the color of "visited" links to a purple color, to help you keep tabs on where you've been on our site (your browser keeps the history). This affects most links to products and categories from the listing pages. Keep on huntin’!

March 27, 1:11pm EDT

It’s Day 2, and tens of thousands of eggs have been uncovered by all the persistent hunters out there! We’ve gotten a few questions about "View All" links. See the FAQ below for info & pics, but here's a summary: all combinations of filters inside the light green filter box are fair game. Below the light green filter box, some pages have "View All" link next to "Page 1 of X"... You do not need to click that "View All" link.

March 28, 10:12am EDT

Day 3 is here! There are some familiar names on the leaderboard, and some new ones, too! If you’re new to the hunt, don’t get discouraged if you aren’t climbing the leaderboard as fast as you’d hoped. Our website is pretty big, so you may have to visit lots of pages between eggs (the veterans here call that an egg drought 🤣). When enough is enough, remember to visit the prizes page and make your hard work worth it!

March 29, 11:15am EDT

As we approach the weekend, here is an egg-citing fact: We have over 1,000 hunters this year that didn't participate last year! Long-time hunters, you have some competition for the leaderboard 💯 One question that’s come up a few times has to do with individual product pages. Yes, some eggs are hidden on individual product pages. If that's way too much hunting for you, you're not alone… lots of hunters are cashing in their eggs for prizes today. Speaking of prizes, remember that you have to place your prize orders by Sunday night!

Stay tuned for daily updates from the Lima Team...

Have questions? Please read the daily updates, the FAQ, and the rules. The most common questions are answered in those spots. If you still have questions, send a note to our team.

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 25 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 300
2 mariman 298
3 Karina G 294
3 KatieKat 294
5 KS 292
6 S Harper 290
7 WallyWest 289
8 L Shipman 288
9 J Francis 287
10 Suzanne I 286
11 Easter Bunny 285
11 Emily N 285
13 ashsha 284
13 diamonddustshoe 284
15 karendk 281
16 xlauracdx 279
17 MaryBethL 278
18 J Brister 277
18 Olive K 277
20 S Marlow 274
21 H Knous 273
22 Brinna T 271
23 Kim L 270
23 P Robins 270
23 Symphony 270
↑ The Top 25 are entered in the Grand Prize drawing!
26 1beepbeep 269
26 Amelia T 269
26 Bobbie N 269
26 Sstone337 269
30 Cyn O 265
31 Ashlee P 264
31 Jacquie H 264
33 Pam Walker 263
34 Kimberlywilliams60 262
35 C Scaramastra 261
36 Elaine Surrayahs Jewels 260
37 N Paff 258
38 Beanie 256
39 NettyPreat Designs 255
40 D Lawler 254
41 JodyK 253
42 Mary - Sweet Chick 250
43 Talismans and Trifles 249
44 Vibi 244
45 satosugu4lyfe 241
46 CJoseph 236
46 Lilworms 236
48 DSBrent 235
49 beccarvn 227
49 Jamee B 227
51 Lacey E 226
51 L Reardon 226
51 SimplyStacyJewelry 226
54 reginaxo 225
55 J Currier 224
55 Stone Treasures 224
57 Junifer N 222
57 sobead 222
57 V Brantley 222
60 Karokat 221
60 Mrs Borch 221
60 S Hofmann 221
63 whats_the_point66 219
64 Macri 218
65 Cathryn D 216
65 studio_vera 216
67 LTKnottyer 215
67 M glazier 215
67 Pat Ann 215
67 T CORNISH 215
71 Laura Zen 213
71 Sharon S-R 213
73 Carletta D 211
73 Kelly71 211
75 Ainsley M 210
75 jmccann 210
77 Bumblebee 209
77 K Torkelson 209
77 L Maretti 209
80 DDD 208
80 Ravyn 208
82 K Brackeen 207
82 Michael W 207
84 C Debor 205
84 L Timm 205
84 L Zondag 205
87 EPBCornell 204
87 KM31 204
87 Pluto 204
87 rosebud 204
87 SheBead 204
92 C L G 201
93 Aarika D 200
93 PatriciaB63 200
95 Charlene K 199
96 Amers 198
96 Meredith K 198
98 Beader Cottontail 196
98 K PASCIAK 196
100 S Rogalski 195

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FAQ, Hints & Tips

Are there eggs hidden inside popups, dropdowns, or slideshows?

No. We didn't hide any eggs in areas that require an additional click/tap/swipe to reveal the egg. Once a page with an egg is loaded, you should be able to scroll down and find the egg—no additional actions necessary. Just scroll, find, and repeat :)

Are there eggs on "View All" pages?

No, you do not need to access "View All" links to find eggs. It is possible that you might find an egg on a "page 2" of a category listing (or page 3, etc). But you don't need to click on any "view all" links.

View All example

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

No, that will not help you find additional eggs. You will never have to re-sort products on a page to find eggs. That would just be too cruel :)

Sort example

Will I find eggs after using the "filter" options on category listing pages?

Yes, if you're trying to find all the eggs, you'll need to use the filter options in the light green filter bar on category listing pages. Using one (or a combination) of filter options will take you to new pages, which may lead to eggs. This includes filters with the word "all" in the name. If you're trying to find all 300 (yikes!), you'll need to look at all filter combinations.

Sort example

On category listing pages, do I need to go to the "next" and "previous" pages?

Yes, there may be eggs on "page 2" or "page 3", etc. (Remember, though, you never have to use "View All").

Will there ever be more than one egg on a page?

Different this year! This year, there is a strict limit of one egg per page. In the past, we had a couple sneaky pages where you could find 2 eggs. But that's not the case this year.

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 at pages under the following menu sections: Supplies, Artists & Brands, Deals, Latest, 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 March 31, 2024 (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 grand prize gift certificate drawing on Monday, April 1.

  • 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 $50, 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 $50, 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, without the use of robots or other computer-aided tools to help locate the eggs. We monitor where and when all eggs are found, and suspicious activity will be recorded. 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!