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In order to celebrate our Birthday, and to reward our site members, were having a HotUKDeals Treasure Hunt! Read the following rules carefully, and you could be in with the chance of winning a 20" Samsung LCD TV in a prize draw open to all correct entries. Additionally, everyone who finds the correct answer will receive a £5 Amazon gift voucher.

NOTE 1: First set of ten clues now posted! Please follow the rules carefully. Read the details in the next post (click on Comments if you're reading this on the front page).

NOTE 2: ALL Clues and ALL flaming numbers have been posted in the Hot Deals forum... Please make sure you are satisfied with your answers and links to the numbers, as you can only submit this information by PM once!

Good Luck!
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[SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman]In order to celebrate our Birthday, and to reward our site members, we’re having a HotUKDeals Treasure Hunt! Read the following rules carefully, and you could be in with the chance of winning [COLOR=red][COLOR=black]a 20" Samsung LCD TV [/COLOR][/COLOR]in a prize draw open to all correct entries. Additionally, everyone who finds the correct answer will receive [COLOR=black]a £5 Amazon gift voucher. [/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Aim of the game: Decipher a 20 letter long phrase, and [COLOR=blue]click here to [/COLOR][COLOR=blue]PM your answer to emmajk42[/COLOR]before the closing date.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[CENTER][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Letter codes:[/SIZE][/FONT]
[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/3332/26xs0.jpg[/FONT][/COLOR][/CENTER]
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[SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/6261/hukd2optue6.gif[/SIZE][/FONT][INDENT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]The Treasure Hunt is in two parts: past and future. In the first part, you have to solve 10 clues, which will be posted very soon. By searching for the answer to these cryptic clues, you must try to find a post in the “Hot Deals” forum, containing flaming letters, which look like the number on the left. Each number stands for a letter, as shown in the table above. For example, 2 = the letter B. [/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Find all 10 numbers, and there you have it, the first half of the solution. The second half of the Treasue Hunt is much easier – over the next few weeks, mods will post the final 10 flaming numbers, once again, hidden in plain view, somewhere in the “Hot deals” forum. You just have to spot them, change the number into a letter, and complete the phrase! (For the second half, the letters should be placed in order of original posting date)[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Search guidelines: [/SIZE][/FONT]

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[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]All the past clues can be found in the “Hot Deals” forum by simply searching and a bit of hunting. It is recommended that you go to the [COLOR=blue]advanced search[/COLOR]function, and select “Hot Deals” in the bottom right search box, “Search in forum”. This will narrow down your hunt considerably. Type the cryptic clue answer in the keyword box, click search and start looking for those flaming numbers![/SIZE][/FONT]


[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Rules: [/SIZE][/FONT][LIST]
[*][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Admin’s decisions are final in all cases. [/SIZE][/FONT]
[*][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]The competition is open to any member of HotUKDeals (excluding moderators!) – if you are not yet a member, simply register for free. [/SIZE][/FONT]
[*][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Creating multiple accounts for personal gain will disqualify members from the promotion.[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2] ([/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]We will know if you do this [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2]:wink: )[/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]
[*][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]To be eligible for the £5 amazon voucher, you must have a post count of 30 before the end of September. (any spamming/nonsense will result in disqualification)
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[*][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]The closing date for all entries of the competition is 30th September 2006. [/SIZE][/FONT]
[*][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]All clues can be found in the “Hot Deals” forum. [/SIZE][/FONT]
[*][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]The clue locations or answers should not be discussed in this thread, or in the open forums – if you do so, your message will simply be removed. [/SIZE][/FONT]
[*][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]If you bump an old thread simply to show others the flaming number, you will be disqualified from the competition.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[*][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]You will only get 1 chance to PM your entry to emmajk42, so make sure you are completely happy with your answer before you do so. If you submit more than one, you will be disqualified. You must include the 20 links where you found the flaming numbers in your PM as well.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[*][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]The prize draw for the jackpot will take place on the 2nd October. [/SIZE][/FONT][/LIST][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]The Treasure Hunt might sound a little complicated, but just stick to the guidelines above, and you’ll more than likely find the correct answer. [/SIZE][/FONT]


[SIZE=3]Here are the first set of ten clues:[/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]Clue 1: Your arch-enemy [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]Clue 2: (The opposite of white) + (a snake) [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]Clue 3: (Have a drink here) + (a buzzing creature) + (can't play pool without it) [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]Clue 4: Ludwig van………………… [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]Clue 5: Sounds like: (Past tense of sit) + (not heaven) + (not heavy) [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]Clue 6: (Complimentary) + mans [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]Clue 7: Another word for big, gigantic, huge, massive [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]Clue 8: (Teeny weeny) + (type of cooked potato) [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]Clue 9: This number is somewhere on Boxing day 2005 [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]Clue 10: A popular tissue brand[/SIZE]

[CENTER][SIZE=4]Good Luck to all! [/SIZE]:thumbsup: [/CENTER]
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[admin]#2
The first set of clues will be coming soon!
#3
weee! :) excellent idea, and a Happy Birthday to you! It's my Birthday in a week too, w00t!
#4
I managed to suss out the clues when we were testing it so hopefully it won't be too much trouble for you all... it's a heck of a lot of fun, I'll tell you that now!! :D
#5
[SIZE=2]eek, I'll be on hols from the 21st to the 5th! On the bright side, I saved about £200 on the holiday because of the site, so I guess I've gotten my share anyway :)[/SIZE]
#6
i always seem to get problems with the "search" and "advanced search" system on this forum ever since the site was updated.
I just seem to get no results.
Myabe its firefox being weird?
Ad,
#7
Cool! Just hope Im not as bad as ever at fiunding treasures in treasure hunts! ;)
suspended#8
Well I am utterly useless at these things but hey I'll give it a try :thumbsup:

Happy Birthday HDUK :D You are all doing a great job here so please know that it is appreciated :thumbsup:

I have been a lurker for about the full 2 years but have only recently posted
#9
Happy Burfday HotUKDeals!

Great site, great people, great deals - save's us time and money!
#10
Hahaaaar!

I loves the ol' treasure hunt! I'll dust off my trusty cutlass, put on a fresh eye patch, rub down the wooden leg and give ol' polly a bath in preparation!

CJ
#11
well doesnt really matter if you're not on the forum 24/7 looking for the answers, im sure some1 will post up the answers in the freebie section. lol
#12
kk_cheung
well doesnt really matter if you're not on the forum 24/7 looking for the answers, im sure some1 will post up the answers in the freebie section. lol


that spoils the fun for everyone!!!!:roll:
#13
Happy Birthday HUKD :)
#14
Well, the first set of ten clues are now added above :)

Good luck to everyone and please make sure you follow the rules carefully.

Thanks ;)
#15
Happy Bday, and hope for many more :)!
#16
Brilliant idea, and much more fun than working.

Now where to start. :?
#17
The second part of it sounds much harder than the first. at least on the first half we have clues where to find the numbers. The second half means a lot more searching, also if you miss one it will throw you completely. I have 9 out of 10 of the first ones at the moment. Just the one to find now.
#18
Ricky
The second part of it sounds much harder than the first. at least on the first half we have clues where to find the numbers. The second half means a lot more searching, also if you miss one it will throw you completely. I have 9 out of 10 of the first ones at the moment. Just the one to find now.


9 out of 10!!! That was fast! I must have made them too easy... ;-)

I actually thought the first part was going to be harder than the second, but I suppose you're right, there will be a lot of posts to hunt through.
#19
7/10 - lots of hunting done already :p
#20
Happy Birthday HUKDeals.

I for one am finding it difficult finding the first 10, but I am sure I will get there.

:)
#21
I shall keep working on number 7. I'm sure i'll get there in the end
#22
Great Idea, been using the site for a while so just signed up to the forums to have a go at the comp:thumbsup:
#23
I have been trying to work this out for over 2hrs and still need 4 answers, i will pobably need glasses by the end of the day8-)
#24
I've only just discovered this site after seeing it mentioned on MSE. Great site, and this treasure hunt looks like fun, not sure if I'll make 30 posts, but I'll still join in! :) Happy Birthday!
#25
Hi,

can I get some clarification please:
[SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]The first part - do we have to re-arrange the letters into a phrase or put them in order of the original posting date as per this paragraph (or does the order of letters in posting date only refer to part 2?):
"Find all 10 numbers, and there you have it, the first half of the solution. The second half of the Treasue Hunt is much easier – over the next few weeks, mods will post the final 10 flaming numbers, once again, hidden in plain view, somewhere in the “Hot deals” forum. You just have to spot them, change the number into a letter, and complete the phrase! (The letters should be placed in order of original posting date)"

I have the first 9 out of 10, but the letters do not spell anything out by arranging them in the original posting date (I assume UK date format).

Cheers,
Z.

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#26
Thanks to everyone who signed up to take part in the competition. if you're worried about not being able to post 30 in the first month - that's only 1 post a day! You only have to say thanks, or give your opinion on one of the Hot Deals! No worries!

@ Zoidy - the first 10 letters should be placed in order of the Cyrptic Clues, 1-10. The second 10 will then be in the order of posting date.

Hope that's clearer now.
#27
I also have 9/10 of the letters, cannot find the 5th one, i think i've got the clue right but anyhow, the word so far doesn't seem to spell anything I recognise so maybe I need the letters from the second part??
#28
The 20 letters will spell out a phrase eventually, so don't worry about it too much until we start to post the next flaming numbers. You should see some within a few days... :)
#29
Sounds like a cool idea. Happy birthday. Will give this a go I think.
#30
Happy Birthday indeed - been looking at the site for the last few weeks - only came across it thanks to another forum - very useful site - should come in very handy.....

Thought it was about time I registered for some reason :-D
#31
However you arrived here :) Welcome to HotUKDeals to all the new members signed up today and those who've been lurking for a while too ;)
#32
Happy bday HUKD, brill site, and great idea for the comp, gd luck all:-D:-D
#33
Quite Tricky, have 2 more still to find.
What date will the second lot of numbers begin to be posted?
#34
One a day every couple of days or so :)
#35
Arrrrrr, the treasure be mine!

I has all the answers, and I reckon ol' polly and me know the next 10 too!
A smart pirate I be!

CJ

:pirate:
#36
Just seen this: You must include the 20 links where you found the flaming numbers in your PM as well.

Doh!
#37
That was fun right up until I was about to post here and noticed Zer0s post and then had to go back and find them all again. Much easier the second time round though.
#38
Yes, please make sure you read all the rules above before sending in your clues [at the end of the month]. As there are conditions that need to be adhered too, such as the flaming numbers links being included with your PM and completed phrase...
#39
Number 4's got me, i know what it is, just cant find it!! :x
#40
Even thats mixing me up, i meant no. 5!!

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