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Easter Egg Treasure Hunt

You can win $1,000, if you find the hidden egg. Look for clues hidden daily in Classifieds. Clues will not be given online, but we will keep you up to date as to whether the egg is still hiding.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Where the egg was hiding...



Meet the winner, and check out the details of where the egg was hiding here.

Congratulations, Philip Stanley!

Be sure to check back in June for our "Hunt for the Herd" contest. The winner gets season tickets to Marshall football!


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

THE EGG HAS BEEN FOUND!


We repeat, THE EGG HAS BEEN FOUND!

More details coming in Wednesday's Herald-Dispatch.

Thanks to Bojangles for sponsoring this year's contest!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Day 8: A strange telephone call


So, the egg somehow managed to call The Herald-Dispatch newsroom today. The conversation follows:

HD: "Herald-Dispatch, how may I help you?"

EGG: *snickers* "Sooooo guess who this is?!?!"

HD: "I have no idea, sir. How can I help you?"

EGG: "Well, are you running some kind of contest right now?"  *more snickering*

HD: "Umm, yes, sir. We are running a Easter Egg Treasure Hunt contest. A new clue runs each day in the Classifieds section."

EGG: *LOUD laughing* "Has NO ONE found the egg?"

HD: "No, sir, no one has called to say they have found the egg."

EGG: "You are CRACKING ME UP!"

HD: "Excuse me?"

EGG: "I'm the EGG!"

HD: "Ummm, well, that's interesting. How in the world are you calling.."

EGG: *interrupts*  "Listen, I don't have much time for chit-chat. Are you SURE people are looking for me?"

HD: "Yes, sir, we have had a few calls and emails from readers who say they are hunting."

EGG: "And are you SURE those clues are getting published every day?"

HD: "Yes, we are publishing them every day."

EGG: "And readers know I'm worth $1,000?"

HD: "Yes, we have mentioned that."

EGG: "PLEASE make sure someone finds me! I'm tired of the on-again, off-again rain. And I'm lonely. And I don't like the dark at night. And there are these BIRDS that I think you should get an investigative reporter to look into. There's something shady about them that I can't put my finger on..."

HD: "Umm, sir, you are an egg, you have no fingers."

EGG: *silence*  "Just make sure someone finds me."  *click*

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So, apparently, the egg has an odd sense of humor.

Anyhow, please SEND US PHOTOS OF YOUR HUNT to acopley@herald-dispatch.com. Be sure to give first and last names of everyone in the photo.

If you would like to receive notifications when this blog is updated, just enter your email address in the "Follow by Email" box to the right.




Saturday, April 1, 2017

One week of clues


Dear Friends,

We have given you SEVEN days of clues now.

SEVEN. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7!

And yet, the egg is still in hiding.

Could it be in West Virginia? Ohio? Kentucky?

We can verify the egg is, indeed, NOT on Mars. Or Jupiter. Or Saturn. :)

 The weather will be a bit cooler today. Only the brave and fearless will be out hunting! Are you one of them? Tell us in the comments!

SEND US PHOTOS OF YOUR HUNT to acopley@herald-dispatch.com. Be sure to give first and last names of everyone in the photo.

If you would like to receive notifications when this blog is updated, just enter your email address in the "Follow by Email" box to the right.

Friday, March 31, 2017

DAY 6: This Egg is a great hider!

DAY 6, and still no egg!

Almost one week of clues, and no winner has been named yet ...

Have we mentioned that the egg is worth $1,000!

What would you do with your winnings? Tell us in the comments!

SEND US PHOTOS OF YOUR HUNT to acopley@herald-dispatch.com. Be sure to give first and last names of everyone in the photo.

If you would like to receive notifications when this blog is updated, just enter your email address in the "Follow by Email" box to the right.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Meet a Hunter!



Good morning, hunters!

NO, the egg has not been found. YES, the egg is still hiding.

Jonathan Ellis said...

"My family hunts every year. Always look forward to hunting for the egg and the helmet. We are out and about and hot on that egg's trail."

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We would love to hear from you. Click "Comments" below and tell us your name and city of residence! Do you have a team of hunters? If so, comment with the members' name and your team name.

SEND US PHOTOS OF YOUR HUNT to acopley@herald-dispatch.com. Be sure to give first and last names of everyone in the photo.

If you would like to receive notifications when this blog is updated, just enter your email address in the "Follow by Email" box to the right.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Are you in the hunt?



Are you following the daily clues in The Herald-Dispatch and hunting for the egg?

We would love to hear from you. Click "Comments" below and tell us your name and city of residence! Do you have a team of hunters? If so, comment with the members' name and your team name.

SEND US PHOTOS OF YOUR HUNT to acopley@herald-dispatch.com. Be sure to give first and last names of everyone in the photo. 

If you would like to receive notifications when this blog is updated, just enter your email address in the "Follow by Email" box to the right.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Things to remember

So, there are the OFFICIAL RULES, and then there are the common sense rules.

• Be safe. At no time in hunting for the egg are you required to put yourself in harm’s way.

• No trespassing! We will never hide the egg in a location that requires you to unlawfully enter someone’s property.

• Don’t make a mess! Just like we’ll always keep you safe and legal, we will never hide the egg in a location that requires you to tear anything up, damage landscaping or destroy property.

• Until you see it in this blog, on our website or in the newspaper, don’t believe the egg has been found.

• Finally, have fun and be courteous. This is a family-oriented contest, and we want all involved to enjoy it. That means being nice and polite when you see your fellow egg-hunting sleuths out and about.

SEND US PHOTOS OF YOUR HUNT to acopley@herald-dispatch.com. Be sure to give first and last names of everyone in the photo. 

If you would like to receive notifications when this blog is updated, just enter your email address in the "Follow by Email" box to the right.

We serve nine counties in three states. The egg could be hiding in any of those counties!

Good luck, hunters! 



Monday, March 27, 2017

Two days, two clues!


The second clue has been published! It's a beautiful hunting day today, save for some possible rain later (check out the forecast here!).

Somewhere in the Tri-State, the Egg is in hiding, just waiting to be found and redeemed for a cool $1,000.

If you would like to receive notifications when this blog is updated, just enter your email address in the "Follow by Email" box to the right.

The. Egg. Is. Out. There.!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

First clue published!


The first clue is in the books! (Well, really, in today's newspaper!)

What does a peanut using binoculars have to do with the Easter Egg Treasure Hunt Contest? Absolutely nothing. Just a reminder that NO clues will be given out on this blog. Egg hunters must get their clues from the daily edition of The Herald-Dispatch. The blog is an extra way to have some fun with the contest -- as well as to alert egg hunters ASAP to when the egg has been found. So, keep checking back!

We would love to post some photos of egg hunters on their quest. Please email them to acopley@herald-dispatch.com. Be sure to include the first and last names of everyone in the photo. Your hunting location does not have to be revealed (unless you want to try to throw someone off! Fair is fair -- there is $1,000 up for grabs! Do you know how much BOJANGLES that would buy???!!!!???  Thanks to Bojangles on Route 60 in Huntington for sponsoring this year's contest!).

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rules for the 2017 Easter Egg Contest

Clues begin Sunday, March 26, 2017, in The Herald-Dispatch Classified Section.

Follow the clues to the hidden egg to win $1,000 cash. First person who finds it wins!

Clues are available in the newspaper only. Save your clues!

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES: 

• Up to 21 consecutive clues will be published, one per day, beginning on Sunday, March 27, 2017.

• Each clue will appear daily in random classifications in The Herald-Dispatch classified section.

• The last clue will be published on April 15, 2017, and the contest ends at noon April 19, 2017.

• If the prize is not claimed by noon April 19, 2017, The Herald-Dispatch will donate the prize to a local charity.

• Employees of The Herald-Dispatch, HD Media, LLC, or Bojangles, contractors and their immediate families are not eligible.

• The prize can be claimed by bringing the egg and the coupon inside to the Circulation Department of The Herald-Dispatch during normal business hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The prize will be received within 14 days.

• As a condition of receiving the prize, the winner will permit the publication of his or her name and photograph in The Herald-Dispatch without further compensation.

• No purchase necessary to win.

• No phone calls, please.

• We will re-run all the clues on April 18 if not found.

GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The 2017 Hunt is coming ...


Details are coming soon!

The 2017 Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by Bojangles.