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    Rules are great, but they don't mean anything if they aren't followed. The official rules for Grandpa Thrifty say "The Treasure Hunt will run until the medallion is found and finder verified, or until December 31, 2015 (the 'End Date'), whichever is sooner. ... After the medallion is found (or after the End Date of the Treasure Hunt, whichever is sooner) and the finder verified, the finder’s name and the solution to the Treasure Hunt will be published on www.grandpathrifty.com." It's been 8 months since that "End Date" and nothing's been published.

    Those rules also say that "If medallion is not located by the End Date, or if no verified winner claims the prize, Sponsor will donate the prize to a charity of Sponsor's choice." I don't see any evidence of such a donation either.

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    Their Response!

    "Yes, clue's will be published online "

    Www. HARRYHIDIT.com
    (516) 236-5986

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    and another:

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    https://www.harryhidit.com/ all rules and info are here.

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    I read the Harry Hid It book and it is pretty entertaining. I'm guessing that the clues in the book are related to identifying the actual physical locations described in the book. It just seems to have wording suggesting enough hints to research each place on google maps perhaps, and I haven't found any other obvious puzzles in the text. If so, I'm assuming having familiarity with the area (which I don't) might be helpful. Does anyone else have an opinion either way?

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    Well, another hunt ended before it even started. The book's website indicates the hunt has been cancelled due to poor sales.

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    What a joke. I purchased the book, but have yet to read it. I was hoping chapter 6 to The world's Greatest Treasure hunt would have been solved by now since it has been well over a year on this chapter. Guess i will have to find something else to fall back on since I think this will be the last chapter for it.

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    So, another hunt that had a prize dependent on sales ~ Bust. Wow.


    More and more this lends empirical evidence that "treasure hunts" do not create wild hysteria where people flock to get in on the action (as these failed hunts show).


    If Fenn's hunt with all its promise of fortune and media coverage does not have massive throngs of people tweeting, vacationing and theorizing every second on social media like politics and world events, then we here on Tweleve must realize that we are a unique, inquisitive (and maybe somewhat stubborn) group of folks.


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