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.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The story behind the Found Egg

A family from Branchland, West Virginia, was able to turn their luck around Wednesday morning after finding a hidden egg containing a coupon for a $1,000 cash prize as part of The Herald-Dispatch's 2016 Easter Egg Treasure Hunt, which started March 6.

Read the story -- and the list of clues -- here

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hunt winners' story to appear in Thursday's Herald-Dispatch

 We will post the link to the story here on Thursday morning, as well as all of the clues and their meaning.

We hope everyone had as much fun as we did!

The Winners!

Congratulations to Lulie “Starr” Hunt, Tyler Hunt, and Jessica Roberts! They were out at 5am this morning egg hunting and claimed the $1,000 prize! 



Stay tuned for more details....

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Egg is still out there!

It looks like a lot of people are hunting! Thanks for sending in your pictures! The egg has NOT been found yet. Keep looking!

Photo from The Egg Hunt, March 14th edition

A baseball bat and sticks. These are some serious egg hunters, my friends! From left, Chloe Slaughter, Dale Mullins, Kyle Mullins and Grant Mullins take a break from egg hunting. 

No, they have NOT found the egg. 

Is it in Barboursville? Who knows! :)

Keep hunting, hunters! 

And send YOUR hunting pics to us at acopley@herald-dispatch.com. Be sure to identify everyone in the photo.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Photo from The Egg Hunt

John McCoy shared this photo on our Facebook page.

"Out looking for the golden egg! 3 hours and still nothing."

Keep looking, John! 


 Send us your egg hunt photo to acopley@herald-dispatch.com, and we will post it on the blog. Please include your name and identify everyone in the photo.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Almost a week in!

We are almost a week into the contest. The egg is still out there! Good luck!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Remember to save your clues!

We wonder if any super-organized scrapbooker out there is cutting out the clues each day and taping them to a piece of paper...

Bonus points for embellishing stickers!

Oh where, oh where could that EGG be?!?!?!

Monday, March 7, 2016


Please remember that the egg is hidden on public property. You will not need to trespass or destroy anything to find it!

The hunt begins!

The egg has been hidden and the first two clues have been published! Good luck everyone!

Monday, February 29, 2016

How this year's contest works

Clues begin Sunday, March 6, 2016, 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!


• Up to 22 consecutive clues will be published, one per day, beginning on Sunday, March 6th, 2016.

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

• The last clue will be published on March 27th, 2016, and the contest ends on March 29th, 2016 at noon.

• If the prize is not claimed by March 29th, 2016, at noon, The Herald-Dispatch will donate the prize to a local charity.

• Employees of The Herald-Dispatch, HD Media, LLC or The Lost Huntington Escape Room, 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, 9am – 5pm, 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 March 28th if not found.