OzBargain EoFY 2020 Treasure Hunt - $7,000 of Prizes to be Won! Starting 22 June at 12PM

Our annual Easter Treasure Hunt took a break this year, but we are now back with one that has bigger and fancier prizes for the End of Financial Year this year! Similar to previous years' format (2019, 2018, 2017, etc) so those who have participated in past hunts would need no instruction.

Instructions

However if you are new to the OzBargain Treasure Hunt, here are some instructions. Basically various prizes will pop up on the site throughout the day during the hunt. They might appear on the (1) OzBargain Home Page, (2) New Deals Page and (3) any deals / forums page with 10 or more comments. Often you'll need to do a bit of scrolling as they usually pop up in the middle of deal listing or between comments. Here's an example:

Click to Reveal the Prize

There are quite a few factors that determine whether a prize pops up on the current page or not.

  • Each prize has a probability (i.e. 1% of chance that a gift card will drop)
  • Each prize also has a starting time (i.e. only live from 4PM on Monday)
  • Some prizes only appear on certain pages — more on that later.

Also note that if a prize pops up on a page, it won't stay there forever! It would disappear after 15 seconds without interaction. However after you click on the prize, it would reveal what the prize is and allow you to claim it.

Click to Claim the Prize

After you have claimed the prize, it would be added to your inventory, which is available on the Marketplace page. Marketplace would be very important in the later part of the game. You can add up to 4 items to your inventory — prizes basically would stop popping up on OzBargain once your inventory is full.

Marketplace

On the Marketplace page, you can

  • See what prizes you have in your inventory.
  • Drop prizes to vacate your inventory. Dropped prize will be back to the wild, ready to be picked up by other OzBargainers.
  • Put your prizes on the marketplace for trading.
  • See what prizes other users have put on the marketplace.
  • Request / Accept / Reject trades.

Trading is important because many prizes come in multiple parts — and you can only claim the final prize when you have collected all the parts!

Multipart Prize

Feel free to use private messages or this forum to organise trades, and claim as many prizes from me as you can :)

Prizes

Here is a list of prizes for EoFY Treasure Hunt 2020. Half of them are in the form of Prezzee Gift Cards where you can exchange it with merchants' gift cards to be spent online or instore. The higher valued prizes are the kind of splurge at the end of financial years — popular headphones/earbuds on OzBargain, and desktop computer from a popular store and a laptop from a popular brand.

  • 50x Prezzee eGift Card $25
  • 20x Prezzee eGift Card $50
  • 10x Prezzee eGift Card $100 (2 parts)
  • Apple AirPods 2 (2 parts)
  • Apple AirPods Pro (2 parts)
  • Bose QuietComfort 35 Mk II (2 parts)
  • Bose NCH-700 (3 parts)
  • Sony WF-1000XM3 (2 parts)
  • Sony WH-1000XM3 (2 parts)
  • Gaming PC at ~$1,000, likely from TechFast (3 parts)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E-series at ~$1,000 (3 parts)

For those looking at collecting multipart prizes, here are some tips:

  • It's always the part 2 that's the rare one. There will actually be more part 1 / part 3 than part 2 that will pop up on the site.
  • 5 of the Prezzee eGift Card $100 part 2 will be released in random locations. However all the other part 2 will only appear on specific pages, and the hints will be released here during the hunt.

For example, I might be posting a comment in this post:

Prezzee eGift Card $100 (2/2) — what was the most voted deal in this financial year?

Answer would be Free GTA V from Epic Games, where there's a high probability that specific prize will appear.

Timeline

Official starting time for OzBargain EoFY 2020 Treasure Hunt is Monday 22 June 2020 at 12:00PM, and will conclude at Wednesday 24 June 2020 at 12:00PM. Most prizes will be released before the evening of Tuesday 23 June, but and the extra time will be for trading to take place.

Here's the schedule.

Monday 22 June

  • 12:00PM Start the hunt!
  • 6:00PM Hint for ThinkPad E-series part 2
  • 8:00PM Hint for 3x Prezzee eGift Card $100 part 2

Tuesday 23 June

  • 10:00AM Hint for 2x Prezzee eGift Card $100 part 2
  • 11:00AM Hint for Apple AirPods 2 part 2
  • 12:00PM Hint for $1000 Gaming PC part 2
  • 2:00PM Hint for Sony WH-1000XM3 part 2
  • 3:00PM Hint for Sony WF-1000XM3 part 2
  • 4:00PM Hint for Bose NCH-700 part 2
  • 5:00PM Hint for Bose QC 35 II part 2
  • 6:00PM Hint for Apple AirPods Pro part 2
  • 8:30PM All prizes will be released by this time

Wednesday 24 June

  • 12:00PM Finish!

After the hunt finishes, those with prizes will be presented with a form on the Marketplace page for filling out the delivery details. I'll then try to arrange all the prizes, hopefully before 30 June.

Participation Eligibility

OzBargain Treasure Hunt is open to almost all OzBargain members. You must

  • Log into your OzBargain account
  • Not currently in penalty box
  • Account created before this post — I am blocking new accounts from accessing the treasure hunt to stop people creating multiple accounts to game the system.

Also any attempt of scripting / gaming the system would result you account(s) banned.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is adblocker okay?

Yes, prizes will still show up when you use adblocker on OzBargain.

Q: Is mobile okay?

Yes, mobile browsers should not have any issue.

Comments

  • +29

    I feel like this is gonna be like all the cheap eBay Plus deals that sell out in a few seconds 😂

    • +1

      But no lottery ticket needed!

    • +5

      feels like Maccas monopoly, prolly get the same thing 100 times

      • Goddamn chance tickets. Always useless

    • Not everyone can win the lottery.

  • +7

    Good to see it back, though I never found anything in previous years.

    • +6

      …never ever ever have seen one of these pop up. cant wait.

    • need a ribbon award loot box

  • +2

    Wonder how many people making a script for this lol

    • +1

      Just implement a captcha function if it detects abnormal speed clicks or too many refreshes. Should also implement an IP check to see how many accounts are using the same IP.

  • +5

    My boss is going to love the countless hours I spend on OzBargain even more!

  • +1

    Pro: I'm in quarantine
    Con: with a slow chromebook.

    EDIT: times in AEST?

  • +14

    So complicated…..

    • +19

      You should get a prize just for reading all that gobbledygook.

  • +7

    Never knew, this'll be me first OzTreasureHunt :D

  • +1

    Time to browse ozbargain with 5 tabs simultaneously

  • +4

    Well, there goes my exam study time 😬

    • There goes my thesis chapter time! Ozbargain > Uni

  • +8

    Do I enter this competition through buying an OzBargain Plus account??????????????????????

  • +3

    Will Adblockers affect prizes showing up?

    • Haha, you just beat me with the same question.

    • That has been asked almost every year over the last 5 years… No, adblocker shouldn't prevent the prize from showing up.

      • +5

        Might be something to think about putting in the post then. Although I always put an exemption in for the good folks at ozBargain. :-)

  • Probably a silly question, but will this work properly on mobile devices and are ad blockers or similar likely to cause any issues for people?

    • Yes it works on mobile.

      No adblocker shouldn't cause issue.

  • +6

    I don't think you've been asked about adblockers yet?

    • Nope. Not for the last 5 hours.

  • Started scrolling feverishly through the comments on the GTA V deal before realising the hunt hadn't started yet…

    • And that was just an example. Actual hints will be revealed at specific time.

  • It's starting now.

    • i am in

    • +1

      So are there only 4 treasures every 25min?

      • I have listed out the prizes above — 80 gift card prizes, 2 computers & 6 headphones. All will be released by 8:30pm tomorrow.

        • +2

          Sorry that was a confusing question. What I mean is

          Treasures: Found 4, Active 0, Inactive 159, Total 163
          New items in the system: 14 min to go

          If it says Active 0 does that mean we have to wait 14 min till the next drop?

          • @No Username: Jeez that last drop went quick!

          • @No Username: That's correct. In general the prizes are released every 30 minutes (until 10:30pm tonight, and then starting again tomorrow morning). However the quantity might be different. All prizes were claimed within a minute after they has been released.

            • +1

              @scotty: Thanks for the confirmation, just didn't want to scroll endlessly when there are no drops left.

            • @scotty: can you please confirm what time tomorrow morning?

              • @skido: See under "Timeline" of the original post.

          • +1

            @No Username: Where do you find this breakdown of active/inactive etc?

  • +6

    3 years and I have never found one. Hope my luck change this year!

    • Same here

  • -1

    That moment when you realise that was the TLDR..

  • +1

    Im following your activity Scotty. Will that help? :p

    • +1

      I just opened up his profile as well. haha

  • I'm not sure if I missed it but does it only show up on new (posted after the event has started) pages or any?

    • Most of them will show up on random pages, except a few which I will reveal in quiz at specific time (see Timeline in the post above).

      • Thanks for the clarification Scotty!

      • +1

        So it can pop up literally anywhere including in deals?

        • That's correct.

  • +1

    Do they trigger on page load or at random moments while generally browsing on a thread?

    • Trigger on page load, calculated in the backend.

  • Scrolling through the comments… will prizes ever appear in collapsed/downvoted threads? I hope not!

    • No it won't.

      • Thank you.

        • Do you mean in between collapsed comments, or all deals/forums with collapsed are not participated?

  • Is this bot proof?
    *asking on behalf of all ordinary OzBargainers

    • +1

      From the post:

      Also any attempt of scripting / gaming the system would result you account(s) banned.

      I'd assume so?

  • +1

    Any free Prizes from scotty 👀

  • +1

    prize also has a starting time (i.e. only live from 4PM on Monday)

    • That means not all the prizes will be available to be spotted on the site right now. Each prize will only be released at its starting time.

  • do these show up randomly if im already on a page? or does it only trigger with a refresh?
    curious because ive never played this before

  • So if a prize has loaded further down a page, does it expire after 15 seconds even if you don't scroll and look at it? Or do you have to see it to start the 15 second timer? Because I can see myself reading comments up the top completely unaware prizes appearing below if they only last 15 seconds directly from a page load.

    • 15 seconds after the page is loaded so yes, there are always people who aren't aware of the prize on the page before it disappears or navigate away. There was one that has been seen 13 times before claimed.

      • This is good info to know. We'd have to scroll entire pages immediately after they load to get a chance in other words. 15 seconds isn't a long time. I like the comp, it's a fun idea but sheesh. :)

      • one that has been seen 13 times before claimed.

        I wonder how many times actually seen, and not just paged but not scrolled🤣

  • +1

    Wow, they go quick

  • +2

    we got the main prize already, $19 nest mini. thank you Scott

  • Damn I'm at work so can't really play right now (even though I'm posting) :D Might get hubby to have a look around and see how he goes. Fantastic to hear people winning prizes already. Awesome stuff! :)

  • can we a get a "seen" counter on the market place page?

    just to rub salt into our wounds ~ for missing them…

  • +1

    Can these be found on expired deals too?

    • Yes they can.

      They pretty much got claimed in a minute after being released — so the strategy would probably be just reloading the page right after the next set of prizes are released (you can see the count down in the Marketplace page).

  • I get excited every time I see

    WHAT SHOULD I BUY
    Best Value Ultra Widescreen LCD Monitor in 2020

  • +1

    this is tough

  • +12

    I wish I hadn't found out about this. Now I feel like I have to look for something, but I know I won't find anything and will just end up wasting an afternoon.

    • +4

      Hah, I had all these tabs open to assist with the hunt - now I realize how much time I've wasted! (every time, every year!)

      Time to go back to life. Good luck everyone.

      • Wow whats that page? Where do ya get that

  • +4

    tomhill and Big Deal should do a trade toegther

    • agreed

      • BD took off his $25 Prez lol

      • Nearly scrolled past mine 😂 tomhill what happens if we trade?

    • Part 2 of AirPods Pro will only be released tomorrow evening at 6PM AEST on one single page on OzBargain (there will be a hint). So that trade can be very useful, or completely worthless…

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