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

                • @USER DC: I've never had that problem and I have been using it for years. I don't think "eBay not taking card" is the reason though, there is obviously more to that.

                • @USER DC: perhaps check billing/shipping address and see if it matches what your bank has on your file

                  • @Cisco123: Same exact always, a card payment only works on eBay for 2 or 3 times, then eBay requires use of paypal or after pay for payment or a totally new card

  • It is good if we could know how many Prezzee eGift Card $100 part (2/2) is still up to grab.

    If nothing remains then we could start to exchange!

    • I think there is another lot at 4PM

      • Scotty said it will be random, that's why I am asking to know if still remains anything or not!

  • The donation amount one is probably the one requires most work. For the rest of the quiz you just need to be quick.

    Sony WF-1000XM3 (2/2) — What was the most popular headphones / earphones deal from this financial year? (Hint: It’s a Sony!)

    • All gone!

      • Don't think so, I was on this: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/476020

        • That's last financial year? This https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/500568? I had it preloaded but couldn't find it

          • @MagicMushroom: Am I derping right now?

            The post date on mine was 10/08/2019 (10th August 2019), which would make it this FY wouldn't it?

            • @JoKing: looked like 10/06/2019 because my fonts are too small. Silly mistake

        • Yes that's the correct one. It was last year but this current financial year.

          • +1

            @scotty: I even predicted quite exactly your question and even opened the tab above in advance to claim it. Unfortunately, an Amazon guy just knocked on my door and I had to go out to receive my order. Holy….

          • @scotty: Hey Scotty, when you say 'most popular' is that most upvotes on the deal? Or most comments?

            • @JoKing: Popularity on OzBargain has always been upvotes. You don't see people talked about their deals "hey my deal was so popular even jv commented on it no less than 20 times".

        • I am always bad with finding these deals :)))

  • +3

    Wow those active ones went pretty fast.

  • Bose NCH-700 (2/3) — First 2 deals in this financial year posted by one of the moderators. (Hint: Woolies & Oporto)

    • +1

      does it have to have 10 or more comments?

      • Darnit I thought it was Scrim's Oporto.
        The F.Y. thing keeps bitin' me !

      • +3

        Well that was fun. Found both deals straight away sat refreshing for about 8 minutes, watched it slowly go down one by one.

      • How quickly did they go? I was on the Oporto one in under a minute and refreshing it ever since but saw nothing. Maybe my eyes are worse than I thought

        • Part of it is luck - in terms of being able to get the popup. I have no idea how anyone has been able to get at least 8 claims in one day. I haven't seen more than 3 popups in one day.

          • +2

            @exc3113nce: I have no seen any despite being on the site pretty much every hour.

      • Ahh bummer I was on the right Oporto one too. F5 foo needs some work lol

        • How did you guys figure out if it was posted by a moderator or not? I found that Woolies page but didn't spend much time on it because I couldn't tell if they were mods.

          • +1

            @JoKing: click on OP's username and it will say - role: moderator

            • @skido: Ahhh I see, bummer. That would've taken some sharp clickin'

              • +2

                @JoKing: yea i think there are only 4 mods, and i believe theres a page that lists those mods,
                but its quite easy to spot from their pfp
                ive intuitively memorised all the mods just by visiting ozb very frequently lol

            • @skido: That's what I did too

  • +2

    Hey,

    Unfortunately did not get the 2nd part to the bose headphones but willing to trade both parts of a $100 Prezee giftcard for it. msg me if you're interested!

  • oh no spent lots time to find the thread but too slow

  • Keen to trade Part 3 of the Bose for a $25 voucher!

  • I just got part 1 of the sony WF1000XM3 earphones! would love them but theres no chance im gonna get the 2nd part..

  • +5

    lmao i got the part 3 of the gaming pc from this post. slick

    • Where was it? I'm still yet to see one

      • wasn't really hunting, i was just looking for the link to the marketplace, and i stumbled upon the treasure on the first page of the comments.

        • Nice :)

    • -2

      Wow O_o

  • Two more hints for major prizes are left.

    Bose QC35 II (2/2) — Which OzBargain Meetups in Sydney last year that scotty was actually present? (Hint: there were 3)

    AirPods Pro part 2 would be next at 6PM.

    • just curious, how many part 2's are being given away for the major prizes?

      (Hint: there were 3)

      does your hint imply that 3 Bose QCs headphones are up for grabs?

      • No. Three different places it could appear. One set of Bose QC 35 headphones. That’s how I read it.

        • That's correct. There are 3 correct answers / forum posts where you could fine the piece. However there's only one prize (which was spelt out in the original post). It was claimed after 5 minutes.

    • Is there one prize per event?

    • Has the prizes been picked up already? I'm sure I found the right ones. Probably too slow.

    • been refreshing the 12th birthday. but no luck

      edit: seems I missed the "last year" part.. math is hard

    • +1

      can you just put a wheel I can spin on a page instead

      • Haha pretty much. There's so much luck involved in this. You find what the question is after then can refresh for the whole time and nothing.

    • +1

      I haven't seen a single prize since I found and dropped my 4th!

      Was this correct? https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/494755

      • thats what i was in but nothing showing up even when 4 prizes were there so dunno.

        • +2

          As noted above - you can be on the correct page and refresh every second and still not get it. There's an element of luck.

        • Yeah got it again. The first one had "Big man scotty" haha. So how do we get luck on our side scotty?

          • +1

            @exc3113nce:

            So how do we get luck on our side scotty?

            Looking at the source code, care to share @scotty? :D

        • +1

          Any chance we can make it harder next year @scotty? Have it show up as image only (so no Ctrl + F5'ers beat me to the punch) and position:absolute so people can't tell it's there by page length?

          Harder to game I mean, not harder to find (since that is already improbable unless you are gaming)

          • @Abaddon: imo, its already hard enough. some people are just extremely lucky, others may not be,
            but don't worry, your luck will come sooner or later :)

            • @skido: Yeah, but is it hard because people running 20 browser windows scoop them up in seconds? As opposed to it being hard to find the page in the first place and then running on the percentage chance it's there?

              • @Abaddon: Dang it finally got another one (not sure what it was) but was so used to refreshing and getting nothing I refreshed and was like wait, dang it! Forgot that they do actually appear haha.

                • +1

                  @exc3113nce: Haven't even seen one and lost it. Might have just been a differently sized ad.

                  OzBargainer in me is thinking I should buy an ad on the site this time next year which looks like a Treasure Hunt prize and aim to get paid per click :P

          • @Abaddon: Welcome all suggestions. For some people it's already hard.

            Maybe more quiz and less randomness?

            • @scotty: The database of deals, upvotes and downvotes for the last year I've built today might be more worthwhile were that the case :D

            • @scotty: Less chance would be great. Maybe even first to find it then guess the answer correct - like click frenzy. Just so it's less chance.

            • @scotty: disagree😛 Same style, More prizes! :D

  • How much is a $100 Prezzee part 2 worth?

    • +3

      I think it will be $0 if you don't have the part 1…

    • I will buy it for $50 :)

      • Thanks for the offer but received one before, I keep it as a last resort tho :)

        • You are welcome :)

  • Anyone want to swap my Airpod Pro Part 1 for anything? I have an exam at 6, so I won't be able to get anything for the rest of the night! Feels wasted… Would swap for a $25 voucher or $100 voucher Part 1?

    Cheers, it's been fun.

  • +3

    Well its too bad anyone who made an acc for the first time can join. rip

  • +2

    Funny thing is when I try to find something I did not get it, but suddenly got Sony WF-1000XM3 (1/2) on Front page(below 2nd deal in first page) and nothing after that.

  • Here's the last hint

    Apple AirPods Pro (2/2) — Which "price error" deal caused Gerry Harvey to call OzBargainers “professionals”? (Hint: Boxing Day 2012)

    There are only a few prizes left to be dropped (until 8:30pm tonight). Then I'll let you guys finalise trades until mid day tomorrow. Good luck!

  • found part 2 of airpod pros, any offers? :)

    • Put it up on the marketplace :)

    • Swap for $100 p/2 (and p/1 if needed)?

    • Do you have part one?

    • $25 gift card, virtual hugs, virtual kisses and a simple thank you. :)

    • part 1 of $100 voucher?

    • swap with $50 card

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