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    Hi all,

    I am putting together a hunt in Carson City, Nevada (not a large town approx 50K people). I want to charge people to play and have a fixed dollar amount of the proceeds go to winners and the rest to a local charity. My question(s) are

    If it was in your hometown:

    In addition to the poll question, given that it is a benefit, what amount of $$ as the prize would you be willing to search for?


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    Steve

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    Profit is not a bad word, remember that.

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    Depending on the difficulty/creativity of the puzzle, I would be willing to search for as little (much) as $500. With a $20 entrance fee, you would only need 50 people in order to "split the pot".
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    Quote Originally Posted by destructo
    Profit is not a bad word, remember that.
    You're right, it's not. But I make good money for the area and am comfortable in my life and want to give something back to my community. By having the money go to a charity, I get to have fun torturing my friends and neighbors (assuming they have the guts to play ) and I can hone my skills, so the next one may be more appropriate for a profit motive.

    Gotta start somewhere, and may as well make it worthwhile!
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    Yes, but by having a lower fee, say $10 per person, you will probably get more participants. $10 isn't much more than going to the movies, and even comparable in some areas. That way you wouldn't be excluding too many. Or do $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and then a family deal, or something like that. People are always more willing to participate when they are getting a deal (sad but true in today's economy).

    I hope the hunt works for you...sounds like fun!! Let us know how it comes out.

    PS..Don't forget to hit up local businesses in exchange for advertising on whatever forms you use! It's a write-off and it makes them look good too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabunk
    $10 isn't much more than going to the movies, and even comparable in some areas. That way you wouldn't be excluding too many. Or do $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and then a family deal, or something like that.

    PS..Don't forget to hit up local businesses in exchange for advertising on whatever forms you use! It's a write-off and it makes them look good too!
    some good ideas, thanks. Have already started hitting on the businesses! Hard to create price differentials for adults and kids, unless, of course, I create a kids' hunt separate from the adult one. I can easily see the scenario where a "kid" buys the entry and gets the handbook, but Dad (or Mom, or big bro) does the work for the prize.
    Steve

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    I particiapted in a local hunt last June. The entry fee was $20 (per individual/family), the prize was a $1,000 Best Buy gift card. This wasn't a charity hunt (that I know of). There were 2 clues given on the Internet site (1 every 12 hrs), every day of the 30 day hunt, leading to an actual physical location. I know the owner at least doubled his money (100+ hunters), but don't know how much of that went back to expenses. It was a *very* clever hunt, especially after seeing the explanation of the clues, afterward. LOL

    There was going to be another one last month, but the owner is working on getting more advertising out there, to get more participants involved. It was a lot of fun... I can't wait for the next one!

    If you'd like to get some ideas for clues, I'd be glad to send them to you, along with the solution and explanation. Just let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by destructo
    Profit is not a bad word, remember that.
    Either is Prophet....which I would love to be.......then I could utter divinely inspired revelations......and not tax my wittle brain so much!!

    A Prophet with PROFIT......now we're talking.... Chachiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiingggggggg!!
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