OzBargain EoFY 2021 Treasure Hunt - Next Gen Consoles & Supercars to be Won! Starting 23 June at 12PM

OzBargain Treasure Hunt 2021 Has Finished! See this comment on what to do if you have won a prize.


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OzBargain Treasure Hunt is Back! For those who have done it before — you know the drill. TL;DR

  • Hunt starts at 12PM AEST on Wednesday 23 June 2021.
  • Hunt finishes at 10AM AEST on Friday 25 June 2021.
  • Around $10,000 worth of prizes will be given away to OzBargain members.

For those who aren't familiar with the OzBargain Treasure Hunt, it's a site-wide event that we run (almost) every year since 2015. The format hasn't really changed much, so here is just the instruction from last year's hunt. Basically various prizes will pop up on the site throughout the day during the hunt. You'll need to do a bit of scrolling as they pops up in the middle of the page. 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
  • Each prize also has a starting time
  • Some prizes only appear on certain pages — more on that later.

When a prize pops up on a page, it won't stay there forever. The "Click to Reveal" banner will disappear after 20 seconds without interaction. However after you click on the prize, it will reveal what the prize is and allow you to claim it.

Click to Claim the Prize

After you have claimed the prize, it will be added to your inventory, which is available on the Marketplace page (that page will be enabled 2 hours before the hunt starts). Marketplace would be very important in the later part of the hunt. You can add at most 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.

Prizes

Here is a list of prizes for the OzBargain Treasure Hunt 2021. There will be lots of Prezzee Gift Cards where you can exchange with merchants' gift cards to be spent online or instore. There will also be some OzBargain T-shirts from last year's competition. Moreover there are also OzBargain hoodies to be won — collect them all to complete your OzBargain lifestyle.

Finally the grand prizes — OzBargain will be giving away some Next Gen game consoles, i.e. Sony PlayStation 5 (disc and digital edition), Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Do note that for PS5 and XSX — I might not be able to deliver those straight away, but rather a promise that OzBargain will get the winners a console sometime this year, as hunting them down at RRP can be difficult.

Since Automotive forum has been OzBargain's most popular forum with all the insurance and car accident advice requests, I thought we'll give away some car related prizes as well — Supercars — Bugatti Chiron, Lamborghini Sian and a few others. In LEGO though.

Here is the list:

  • 50x Prezzee eGift Card $25
  • 20x Prezzee eGift Card $50
  • 10x Prezzee eGift Card $100 (2 parts)
  • 50x OzBargain T-shirt
  • 50x OzBargain Hoodie
  • PlayStation 5 (3 parts)
  • PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (3 parts)
  • Xbox Series X (3 parts)
  • Xbox Series S (3 parts)
  • LEGO 42083 Bugatti Chiron (3 parts)
  • LEGO 42115 Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 (3 parts)
  • LEGO 24110 Land Rover Defender (3 parts)
  • LEGO 10252 Volkswagen Beetle (3 parts)
  • LEGO 42096 Technic Porsche 911 RSR (3 parts)
  • LEGO 42107 Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R (2 parts)

For multi-part prizes, usually the last part would be more rare. For example there will be 3x PlayStation 5 Part 1 & 3x PlayStation 5 Part 2 in the wild during the hunt, but there will only be one Part 3, as there will only be one prize. And for game consoles & LEGO set, the final part will be hidden on specific pages on OzBargain, which the hint will be revealed at set hours on 24 June.

Timeline

Official starting time for OzBargain EoFY 2021 Treasure Hunt is Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 12:00PM, and will conclude at Friday 25 June 2020 at 10:00AM. Most prizes will be released before the evening of Thursday 24 June, but and the extra time will allow trading to take place.

Here's the schedule.

Wednesday 23 June

  • 12PM: Start the hunt!

Thursday 24 June

  • 9AM: Hint for LEGO 42107 Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R
  • 10AM: Hint for LEGO 42096 Technic Porsche 911 RSR
  • 11AM: Hint for LEGO 10252 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 12PM: Hint for Xbox Series S
  • 1PM: Hint for LEGO 24110 Land Rover Defender
  • 2PM: Hint for PlayStation 5 Digital Edition
  • 3PM: Hint for LEGO 42115 Lamborghini Sian FKP 37
  • 4PM: Hint for Xbox Series X
  • 5PM: Hint for LEGO 42083 Bugatti Chiron
  • 6PM: Hint for PlayStation 5

Friday 25 June

  • 10AM: Finish!

After the hunt finishes, those with prizes will be presented with a form on the Marketplace page for filling out the delivery details.

For T-shirts & Hoodies, these are Gildan 5000 and Gildan 12500, which you can check their size guide.

Participation Eligibility

OzBargain Treasure Hunt is open to OzBargain members, and

  • You are not currently in penalty box
  • Your account was 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 your 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.

Q: Is dark mode okay?

Yes.

Q: Where do the prizes pop up?

Most will pop up on random pages throughout the OzBargain website.

  • OzBargain front page
  • OzBargain new deals page
  • Individual page for deals (including expired), competitions or forum topics. They need to have 10 or more comments (to make the page long enough).

It will always be below the fold, i.e. requiring you to scroll down at least one full page. It pops up when the page is loaded, but will disappear after 20 seconds. Whether a prize will popup on a page is governed by probability — most prizes have low probability (0.5% to 1%) of chance popping up on a page. Some prizes have high probability but will only appear on specific pages. Please see "Timeline" above for those scheduled drops and hints on their locations.

Q: I am getting error "This item has already been claimed" when I try to click on Claim This button! What's going on?

A prize can simultaneously pop up on many ozbargainers' browsers, but only the first person clicking on "Claim This" will actually add the prize to his/her inventory. Others will get the error message after clicking on "Claim This" button. It's like multiple people can simultaneous spot a $50 notes on the floor, but only the first person who takes the action to pick it up can claim it.

Comments

  • +13

    Nice prizes

    • +4

      Game the system indeed! I won't hear of ozbargainers reputations being impuned - No ozbargainer would create multiple accounts.

  • +4

    Well good luck to everyone this year!

    • +5

      I had a brief look while thinking when i wrote this comment.

  • Let the trading begin!

  • +2

    hunting them down at RRP can be difficult.

    isnt this against the OzBargain T&C's? (/s)

  • +24

    Another one to waste a lot of time on and get nothing 🤣

    • +8

      I was going to ask previous hunters if this was worth doing…

      Based on your comment (at face value) it isn't..

      [but I also suspect your comment to be reverse psychology ;)]

      🤔

      • +5

        I am serious. Waste a whole day and get frustrated.

        • +1

          That's a shame. Sounds like the average day for me 😂

          Ok, I give up.

      • +2

        I think I got $150 last year (^_^)

      • There's a LOT of members affecting your odds.

    • just like trying to buy a PS5 ;)

    • I’ve never seen anything pop up :-(

  • +35

    Hey dealbot

    Can you please pm your script that finds all these prizes before anyone else?

    TIA

  • !remind 23-06-21:1200 Hunt here

    OzBot: Your reminder has been set for 23/06/21 @ 1200 - "Hunt here"

    • +2

      !remind 23-06-21:1200 Hunt here

      did't work? :/

  • only thing ive gotten from ozbargain are t shirts, and vouchers for comps.

    but ive given back so much,

    • +5

      how about the BARGAINS…… ? don't tell me you missed every single one… LoL

    • +10

      but ive given back so much

      Your profile stats suggest you have posted 10 deals in 8 years.

      Not sure "so much" is the best descriptor of that?

      • Probably used ghost profile to anonymously give back.

      • +5

        I wore a ozbargin tshirt, free advertsing baby

        • Ok, I'll pay that! Good effort 🏆

        • Few know this, but if you see a encounter a fellow ozbargainer in public and you're both wearing the shirt, it unlocks the secret bargain board on your accounts.

          • +1

            @Dungeon Master: What could make it interesting is, if each winner gets their user id printed on the back via a QR code.

            So, to find out who that person is, you would get your phone to scan the QR code taking you to the /user/xxxxx page :D

  • +1

    let the hunt begin… well tomorrow at least

  • +8

    Ozbargain about to get Ozbargain'd

  • +9

    Was there last year and nothing come up, so waste of time and hence not participating this year

    • Thankyou

  • For the Part 3s, will they be available to be found from the start or would they be released alongside their respective hint?

    • They will be released at the same time when the hints are posted here.

  • +3

    Keen for an OzBargain Hoodie. Are they black or orange?

    • Black. Unfortunately Gildan 12500 does not have orange.

    • +13

      Black is the new orange

  • +4

    Ok this year I'm determine to win something! If im logged into my pc and phone at the same time, will that invalidate each other or will it work?

  • would it normally only appear on the first page of the deal or could it appear on the second page of the comments too if the comments continue for a few pages?

    (I have never won anything :( hope I get lucky this time )

    • It can appear on second and subsequent pages of the deal listing or comments.

  • No forums this year? I seem to remember Forums with a lot of comments were in the mix too. Not that I've even found anything…

    • +1

      Yep, forums count. From the FAQ at the bottom of the OP:

      OzBargain front page
      OzBargain new deals page
      Individual page for deals (including expired), competitions or forum topics. They need to have 10 or more comments (to make the page long enough).

  • Have never seen a treasure appear before, hope this is the year

  • +1

    May the odds be ever in your favour. Good luck all!

  • Nice prizes! Was hoping some Sony XM3/XM4s might be on the list too. Next time!

    • We already gave away WF-1000XM3 & WH-1000XM3 in last year's hunt. Yeah maybe next time.

  • +1

    4PM: Hint for Xbox Series X
    5PM: Hint for LEGO 42083 Bugatti Chiron
    6PM: Hint for PlayStation 5

    So what do we do with the hint? 😀

    • It gives you a page where to find that piece. For example from last year's:

      2x Prezzee $100 (2/2) — What was OzBargain’s very first birthday competition? (Hint: all the way back in Nov 2008!)

      And the answer is this page. The specific piece will only drop on this page.

  • haven't found any treasure before

    • Me tooo, hoping this is our year :)

  • Is the probability affected by how many prizes you've found? e.g., someone who already has a prize would have lower probability of finding another one

    • No penalty. However remember that your inventory can only hold 4 items. Once you've collected 4 pieces, no other prize will appear.

      • Hi @scotty - Is it like last years where if you already have 4 pieces, you can find a new piece, but you need to drop one to pick up the new one? Or you can't even find them unless you drop one premptively?

  • +1

    Right in the middle of NBA finals. Thanks scotty :-)

  • Hunt starts at 12PM AEST on Wednesday 23 June 2021.
    Hunt finishes at 10AM AEST on Thursday 25 June 2021.

    Does it ends on Thursday or Friday?

    • My bad. It ends Friday morning.

  • How far back posts/comps etc will they appear. I.e If I go through 2016 pages will it appear?

  • +1

    OzBargain Treasure Hunt 2021 is officially starting NOW! A few pieces going live right now including 3x Prezzee eGift Card $25.

    • +2

      Site is a bit slow haha

      • 110% load on those servers right now

      • Welcome to our annual community based load testing.

        • +2

          The real bargain is how much you saved on loadtesting haha

          • @Michael15286: It has certainly helped me to find where the bottleneck is. However fixing those can be expensive…

            • @scotty: Slightly curious if you don't mind sharing, but what are the bottlenecks? Cloudflare seems to be doing its part well.

            • @scotty: Perhaps someone can get post a deal on that on this site ¿?¿?¿?

        • +1

          will I get the popups if I'm using a vpn?

  • +13

    OzBargain getting OzBargain'd?

  • +1

    Lol site crashed

  • Site getting hammered!

    • Ppl really want that prezee gc lol

  • 502 Hamsterz *** Ozbargain has got Ozbargained ***

  • +7

    Damn, site's gone to shit, guessing with everyone using scripts to win this contest.

    I just want to browse the site during my break lol.

    • +1

      Compare wins to previous years and you may see a pattern of the same people ;)

  • +1

    Multiple tabs and refreshing doesn't help probability?

  • can I use a vpn?

    • Yes. We do block some VPN endpoint due to spamming issues in the past though. However if you can comment, that means that IP has not been blocked.

      • ok so I should get the popups?

  • +10

    Dealbot, your scripts are making the site lag

  • +1

    Wonder how much money is made from this. Eg 10k of prizes Vs thousands of people accidentally clicking adds. Even feels like there's more adds than usual too

    • I would imagine that most people who hammered the site just then are either using a script or have adblocker turned on, so no extra ads are served. I am seeing one winner loading the same 3 year old forum page at consistently 5 requests per second hitting our throttling limit. We'll do some audit at the end of the day to figure out who are not playing fair.

      • +1

        changes to 4 requests per second

        Come'on guys, play fair! :)

      • Too many requests should bring down the probability of seeing a treasure. That will discourage using scripts. Not sure how to handle multiple accounts by the same user though.

  • Do the banners pop up randomly or do they pop up as soon as a page loads? i.e. will furiously scrolling or paging down cause prize banners to not load/pop-up?

    • Answered in the FAQ — as soon as the page loads.

  • any drops yet?

  • +1

    Where there's a deal page or forum post - if there's more than one page would it only show up on page one , or would you have to go to each page of the comments to potentially find something? Or is can we just use the "view all" option.

  • In dark mode, does the treasure also turn dark? or will it stay as a white bar?

  • +21

    If people are using scripts, is there even a point in participating?

    • I dunno if it is any different to last year (in terms of people using scripts). But I didn't use scripts and I managed to win some things. So I hoping this year is okay too (I may be naive though).

  • +5

    great idea but never won anything last years spending the whole day scrolling. Good luck to everyone anyway….

  • I forgot how was this happening.
    Was the banner pop up every hour in exact time ?

  • +6

    I've spent the last hour scrolling through over a hundred pages, no luck. I'll just have to custom order an Ozbargain hoodie then haha

    • +2

      Same, thank lord I have 2 monitors so I can watch Netflix on the side

      • It will always be below the fold, i.e. requiring you to scroll down at least one full page. It pops up when the page is loaded, but will disappear after 20 seconds. W

        what if it's minimized / loads the whole page / monitor in portraitmode ; will the popups load still?

        • +1

          Yes! I've got my screen minimised and I've got a couple pop ups show up around the comments box area. Good luck!

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