The Second Life 18th Birthday Shop and Hop event is bigger than ever before—a whole sixteen sims of shopping! The event runs from June 17th to July 6th, 2021, and each store has a free gift for you.
Now, you could spend hours and hours fighting the crowds and lag, visit every shop, pick up every gift, then spend even more time unpacking it all. Or, you can save yourself some time and effort, and check out the bounty of SL18B gifts in two other, easier ways! This year, I am taking the lazier approach to plan my attack 😉
First, Naria Panthar has gone to all the trouble of picking up all the SL18B gifts, in the following two-and-three-quarter hour YouTube video, complete with her trademark hilariously snarky commentary as she unpacks and tries on everything! Just fast forward through the boring bits, and take copious notes on which sims and stores you want to hit, using this handy list of store SLURLs sorted by store name:
If a 2-3/4 hour video seems too onerous, Cat Pink gives you the highlights from all 16 sims in just fifteen minutes! Just remember to take notes and use the list of SLURLs sorted by store name:
Even quicker, bookmark this link, which contains brief descriptions plus pictures of each of the gifts, broken down by sim name. If you click on the date-and-timestamp of each of the 16 posts, you can see the images in a larger version. This listing is from the little-known-about SL Free and Inexpensive Items Russian-language group on Vkontakte, the Russian version of Facebook, which often lists items I don’t see on other freebie blogs; use the Russian-to-English translator in your Chrome web browser.
See? Easy peasy! Much less wear and tear on those virtual feet 🙂
I don’t have time this year to cover all the gifts available to you, so I picked just a few to show you. (They are all from stores on the Snapdragon sim.)
From the TO.KISKI booth comes this Leah metallic party dress/top, which comes in either white or silver, plus the optional Leah pants in either red or gold. You’re all set for a night at the disco!
Next up we have two gifts: this lovely fawn-adorned crop top from Entice, paired with the patent leather pants, a generous present from ISON (which come in a complete fatpack of colours!):
Store Credit and Gift Cards
The following stores are offering gifts of free store credit or gift cards:
- Addams – L$500 (Poppy sim)
- Bumblebee – L$500 (Gleaming sim)
- Glitzz – L$500 (Tinseled sim)
- LuluB! – L$500 gift card if you join their group for L$150 (Tinseled sim)
- Mangula – L$300 (Gilded sim)
- Marked – L$250 gift card (Tinseled sim)
- Monomania – L$500 gift card if you join their group for L$50 (Jubilant sim)
- Psycho Barbie – L$500 (expires July 7th, 2021; Dahlia sim)
- QE Designs – L$250 gift card (Golden sim)
- Salt & Pepper – L$250 (Jubilant sim)
- Short Leash – L$250 gift card (Sugarplum sim)
- Shu Mesh – L$150 gift card (Gleaming sim)
- Tachinni Clothing – L$150 (plus L$250 store credit if you join their group for L$15; Sugarplum sim)
- ViSion – L$400 store credit if you join their group for L$18 (expires July 12th, 2021; Poppy sim)
Happy freebie shopping!
UPDATE June 22nd, 2021: I added three more stores to the store credit section (thank you, MizCarol!). In addition to the L$500 gift card, Monomania offers up this lovely pants and sweater set called Affection as a free gift:
UPDATE June 24th, 2021: I forgot to mention that there is also a special area on the sprawling SL18B fairgrounds where you can pick up a whole bunch of free gifts from various vendors at one time (here’s the SLURL). Happy freebie shopping!!