UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Free Gifts from the 7th Anniversary Uber Hunt

The Uber shopping event is celebrating its 7th anniversary in Second Life, and instead of making all the gifts available on a single shopping sim, the organizers have decided to turn it into a hunt. You are searching for a gift box hidden in each of the participating stores (here’s the website with the SLURLs and hints). There’s no need to join any group, just click on the gift box and it’s yours!

Now, you should be aware that many of these gifts are additional HUDs that will only work with a separate article of clothing which the store has for sale this round! However, I have picked out three very nice gifts which stand on their own.

From BREATHE comes this generous gift, a complete fatpack of these subtly patterned women’s pumps (they come in 18 colours, plus 3 colour options for the sole, to match whatever you’re wearing):

The gift from Neve is this well-made overshirt/jacket, which comes with a HUD with eight colour choices. It’s the perfect finishing touch for your autumn outfit!

Finally, the gift from Glam Affair is this beautiful freckled fair skin for LeLutka Evo X heads, which comes in four versions with different coloured eyebrows (blonde, red, brown, black), plus one with no eyebrows if you wish to add your own. Please note that you will have to shell out for the matching Glam Affair fair body skin at L$299, though. However, I still think it’s a great bargain and I’m quite happy with this look:

Naria Panthar has posted a very helpful video showing you most of the over 125 gifts (she recommends you watch it on fast forward and just visit those stores whose gifts interest you):

Happy freebie shopping!

UPDATE August 29th, 2021: If you don’t have the time to watch Naria Panthar’s video, here is another video by Peach Daniel which covers most of the Uber 7th anniversary hunt gifts in just ten minutes!

…Aaand one more gift to show you all! While the Uber hunt gift at BAZAR is a bit hard to find, it is well worth the trouble, because you get this adorable popcorn machine to decorate your virtual home! Add a few movie posters and you’re all set!

Happy gift hunting!

Second Life Steals, Deals and Freebies: The Men Only Hunt

While womenswear freebies are plentiful in Second Life, it can often be harder to find high-quality men’s freebies in SL, so I wanted to cover a major hunt that is taking place from now until August 30th, 2021, featuring free hunt prizes from dozens of menswear stores across the grid!

The hunt is called the Men Only Hunt, and you can pick up a free HUD at this SLURL (you’ll have to join the Men Only Hunt – MOH group, which is free to join). The HUD contains all the store locations plus hunt hints, simply attach it and you’re all set to go! You are looking for a yellow-and-black bird in each store; when you find it, click on it, and the prize is yours for free!

For more information, you can check out the hunt website, as well as a Flickr gallery of some (but not all) of the hunt prizes. More pictures of the Men Only Hunt prizes can be found here, from the Second Life – FREE group (this is a little-known-about 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 browser).

Today, I wanted to show a few hunt prizes which caught my eye. Most prizes come in what I like to call the “big three” of men’s sizes: Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, and the Meshbody Legacy male mesh bodies.

First up we have two of the three prizes from DUK, the Jack shorts in blue and the Dheego shorts/swimtrunks in green:

Next up is a pairing of two different Men Only Hunt prizes, the black bomber jacket by DUK (sizes: Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni and Geralt, Legacy, Heracles, and Slink) and the grey jeans from CHEERNO (which come in sizes to fit Gianni, Jake, Legacy, and Enzo bodies).

From EVOL comes this wonderful Torei hoodie, which comes with a HUD with a mind-boggling array of options (you can even tint the drawstrings!). If you get nothing else from the Men Only Hunt, please pick up this generous gift!

The hunt prize from Nero N7 is this black top and matching shorts, with a white stripe (sizes: Signature Geralt and Gianni, Belleza Jake, Legacy, and Slink):

The final hunt prize I wanted to share with you today is this shiny crown from Birth, which comes in both static and spinning versions! Be king for a day 😉

If you are tearing your hair out trying to find one of those yellow hunt birds in one of the stores participating in the Men Only Hunt, here’s a pro hunting tip…in the Firestorm viewer, if you press Ctrl-Shift-R, it will turn on wireframe mode (which is essentially X-ray vision). The yellow birds pop out and are much easier to find! Press Ctrl-Shift-R again to toggle it back off. (If this feels like cheating to you, then don’t use this tip.)

Valentine’s Day in Second Life: Free Gifts, Hunts, and One Billion Rising

Have you joined the RyanSchultz.com Steals, Deals & Freebies group yet? I will be posting EVEN MORE news and tips on finding fabulous freebies and bargains in Second Life than I post here on the blog! More information on this brand new SL group here.


Bleah.

This picture perfectly illustrates my mood today, stuck in my apartment due to a combination of bitterly cold Winnipeg winter weather (it’s -25°C/-13°F, or -33°C/-27°F with the wind chill), and a province-wide pandemic lockdown. On a day meant to celebrate lovers and love, I am feeling alone and isolated, cranky and depressed.

So it’s time to for me to escape real life by retreating to Second Life! The following are some random notes from my travels, of free gifts and Valentine’s Day hunts, plus a visit to the One Billion Rising event taking place today. Enjoy!


First, please don’t forget to visit the Second Life Valentine’s Shop and Hop event before they close on February 17th, 2021, and snap up all the fabulous freebies (here’s a blogpost with my picks of the best gifts). One example of the many wonderful free gifts you can pick up is this shimmering, lilac Athena ballgown by Son!a Edge:

Such an outfit demands a place to wear it, so I trotted out an alt wearing this lovely ballgown to Frank’s Jazz club, which was a predictable sea of red for Valentine’s Day (including what appeared to be one man who appeared to be dancing stark naked, but I assume that this was because his clothes failed to load in my Firestorm viewer!)

Anyway, I wasn’t really in the mood for syrupy love songs today, so instead I decided to go hunting for Valentine’s gifts. Baby Monkey’s proprietor, Pixieplumb Flanagan, posted the following heartfelt notice to her store group:

I know it’s not the easiest time right now, but I hope these colourful and funky heart print mules help a smidge. 4 colour options xxxxx

The cost of join the Baby Monkey group is a very reasonable L$20, so this is a bargain! Here’s the SLURL to the location of the group gifts wall at the Baby Monkey store (save the SLURL to your inventory, then right click on it and select Show on Map, then follow the red arrow from the central spawn point).

Also, if you visit Suna Design, and join their store group for free, you can pick up a free L$500 gift card, good for anything in the store!

You can use the L$500 gift card to pick up two different versions of the beautiful materials-enabled Mia ballgown shown here!

The gorgeous Mia ballgown can be yours for free with the L$500 gift card from Suna Design

The Poème womenswear store is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a hunt, with 14 prizes for only L$15 each. The pink hearts are large and fairly easy to find!

Here are three of the hunt prizes: a flirty sweater, leggings, and red combat boots (the sweater and leggings come in two patterns each):

Here, I paired one of the Valentine’s Hunt prizes, the Ruffle Me Up dress, with a L$1 prize in the My Funny Valentine Hunt at Poème (the hunt hint is: “Are these 2 heads looking at me!?”). The cute red-and-pink-with-hearts design umbrella is resizable, and comes with a high-priority Bento hold pose (there’s a second version to rezz as home decor if you wish).


At the Orsy shopping event in Second Life, you can pick up the following men’s and women’s outfits for only one Linden dollar! The package is called L’Amour, by La Perla, and you can find it high up on the wall, halfway up the stairs at the south end of the shopping event (here’s the exact SLURL). The women’s gift is a red bodycon dress with matching reel heels in sizes: Maitreya Lara; Belleza Venus, Isis, and Freya; Slink Physique, and Legacy (note that the jewelry shown is not included).

The men’s gift is a men’s dressy outfit (shirt with bowtie and vest, pants and shoes) in sizes: Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, Slink, and Legacy.

If you like the look of these, La Perla also has a Love Set, consisting of men’s and women’s outfits, on the SL Marketplace for only L$1.


In addition to Valentine’s Day, February 14th also marks the date of the One Billion Rising event in Second Life, when men and women in Second Life join people across the world to protest violence against women, in a show of unity and strength. The Second Life event features a four-region stage where 200 people can come together to dance, surrounded by an area of art installations, an arena for poetry, a stage for dance performances, informational exhibits, and free gifts.

A couple of the art installations at One Billion Rising
The main performance stage at One Billion Rising

You can pick up free T-shirts for both men and women at the four landing spots for the One Billion Rising event in Second Life:

For more information about One Billion Rising in Second Life, and a schedule of events at their main stage, please visit their website.

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Poet’s Heart Hunt and Group Gifts

If you like gowns, you’ll love a new, free hunt at Poet’s Heart! Between now and January 3rd, 2021, you can hunt for eight green fairies’ hats hidden in the store for some lovely prizes of gowns and accessories!

Just click the board near the entrance for a list of clues, and be aware that some of these hats are well hidden! Here are three of the generous hunt prizes, all free (you do not need to join any group to partake in this hunt).

First up is the Prima Donna gown, which comes with carious attachments for many different looks, and a three-colour HUD to tint various parts of the outfit:

Next up is the tightly corseted Rosaura gown, which comes in two basic colours for the main gown, and four colours each for the corset, its lacing, and its metals:

The last hunt gift I wanted to show you today is the Aurelia gown, which comes with optional sleeves, and in a full fatpack of bright and pastel colours!

While you are at Poet’s Heart, you may want to join their store group for free, and pick up sixteen free group gifts from their gift wall:

Here are a few of these group gift gowns. There’s the smart DeVries jacket with matching skirt, two pieces which could be worn separately:

Here’s the beautiful, romantic Happy Holidays 2017 gown:

And here’s the Happy Holidays 2018 black and white ballgown, which includes a separate black and white fur coat!

Here’s your taxi to Poet’s Heart!