UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Scandalize And Melody Valentine’s Hunts

Scandalize and its sister stores on the same sim often hold hunts throughout the year. Valentine’s Day is no exception! So, fom February 3rd to 14th, 2022, both Scandalize and Melody are holding a Valentine’s “Hunt”. (You’ll see why I put “hunt” in quotes in a minute.)

Each hunt prize costs only L$15, which is a significant saving over the regular price! Most of the prizes are women’s clothing items in either pink or red, in keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme of the hunt. Here’s the object you are looking for, a stuffed heart cushion (a fatpack of which is also for sale in the Scandalize store if you want to buy it to decorate your virtual home in Second Life):

The reason I put the word “hunt” in quotes above, is because neither store really put much effort into hiding the hearts, leaving them lying out in plain sight on the floors (and, in the case of Melody, some hearts were put out on the roof of the store in plain sight):

No effort was made to hide anything, so to me, it’s not really a “hunt”, which is great if you hate hunting like I do (if you do have to do a harder hunt, where they actually do hide the prizes, you might be interested in my top six tips for successful Second Life hunts).

Whoever was in charge of placing the hearts around the Scandalize store looks like they got fed up, and gave up, dumping a bunch of “hunt” hearts right in the middle of one of the aisles of the store, like they couldn’t even be bothered any more!

I found a couple of hunt prizes in Scandalize which were not on their hunt legend, but almost all of the hunt prizes were posted there, so check the legend before you buy.

Also, I discovered that heart containing the Serina minidress on the Melody hunt was, in fact, a complete fatpack, instead of the red and pink versions advertised on the sign next to the store! You get a choice of thirty colours and textures.

Despite the Melody hunt legend, this Serina minidress hunt prize comes in a complete fatpack of 30 colours, not just red and pink! For L$15 this is a bargain indeed! (P.S. Check the roof of the Melody store)

Also, you should know that the three footwear prizes in the upper right-hand corner of the Scandalize hunt sign are fatpacks, and not just single colours! One of these three hunt prizes, the Darliane hiking boot, is a repeat from a previous Scandalize hunt, and I have discovered that it works just as well for male avatars as for female avatars, since you can simply alpha out your male avatar’s feet (more information here). L$15 for an insanely customizable fatpack of hiking boots is one hell of good deal, so you might want to trot your avatar down to Scandalize just to look for the Darliane boots for your avatar, regardless of their gender!

However, you should be aware that there are duplicates of many of the hunt prizes scattered about the stores, so always check the hunt legends (posted up top) before you buy, as well as your recent inventory, to make sure that you are not buying the same item twice! I don’t mind this when it’s a free hunt, but when it’s a hunt where you have to pay for the items you find, I think it’s sloppy, in my opinion. For example, I came across at least two duplicates of the Darliane boots prize. Always check before you hit that Buy button!

Here are some of the hunt prizes I found in the Scandalize store:

Kyndra tied top and T-shirt with Alisha pants (plain or cheetah pattern; the T-shirt comes with a HUD to change the logo)
Angelic Dress in pale pink
Zarihas top (with optional sleeves) and Abnersy jeans
Melange top, Susyla skirt, and Kleine shoes with socks (the Kleine shoes come in a complete fatpack of colours for both the shoes and the socks)
Cabbih top and puffed jacket with Sanara skirt
Marhia top and Cabbih leggings
The glorious Pardise coat
Elrisa laced top and Yaritza jeans
Angelic bikini
Pardise lingerie set: bra, pantie and garter

Happy hunting! Remember this “hunt” ends on Valentine’s Day, so while you might want to wait a few days until the Scandalize and Melody stores are less busy, don’t wait too long!

UPDATE Feb. 5th, 2022: I just wanted to report that, if you try to teleport into the Scandalize or Melody stores, you might be mistakenly redirected to the Vanity shopping event, which is in a huge skybox high above the sim where the stores are. If that should happen to you, wait a few hours and then try to get in later. This is, unfortunately, a problem which has happened before, and eventually, whoever runs the sim will hear about it from cranky shoppers, and it will be fixed.

In the meantime, here’s a cute picture to entertain you:

cute puppy wearing a party hat
Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: How to Pick Up 287 Womenswear Gifts (Including 176 Fatpacks) for Only L$20!

I received a tip that Scandalize and its sister store, Melody, had a brand new skybox location for their group gifts, so I paid a visit.

What a bonanza! To the left from the central fountain is the Scandalize group gift room, with 29 shoe fatpacks, 24 outfit fatpacks, and an additional 104 gifts of women’s clothing and footwear! Many of these are older group gifts which you might already have picked up, but I noticed some new items as well.

On the far side of the fountain is the new Scandalize Outlet, where if you join their Scandals SL Frees & News group for free, you can scoop up 123 womenswear fatpacks! Again, many of these were available at the old outlet location, but I spotted many new ones as well, so it’s well worth a revisit.

Finally, to the right of the fountain is the Melody shop, with seven group gifts you can pick up if you join the Melody group for free (just click the panel on the gift wall):

Two hundred and eighty-seven gifts for only L$20 works out to a staggering L$0.07 per gift, which is easily the best deal on the grid! So, what are you waiting for? Here’s your taxi.

Happy freebie shopping!