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!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Free Christmas Outfits from the MIIX Shopping Event!

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If you are looking for some fun Christmas outfits, the December round of the monthly MIIX shopping event has you covered, for free! Every month, MIIX has a free hunt, where you look for an object hidden among all the vendor booths.

This time around, you are looking for well-hidden Christmas stockings! Here’s the hunt key, so you know what you are looking for:

The gifts consist of men’s and women’s apparel and footwear by FurtaCor, unisex resizable hats, and even a couple of pieces of home decor! The men’s outfit consists of a Christmas cardigan and tie (in blue or green) dress pants (in red or black), and a nice pair of black oxford shoes:

Here’s one of the women’s outfits you can assemble from the MIIX hunt prizes, which include the Santa hat with blinking Christmas lights, the red lace choker, and even Rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer earrings!

Here’s a second look in green, complete with a knitted elf hat!

If you need a little help finding the stockings at the MIIX hunt, you might want to refer to my Top Six Tips for Successful Hunts in Second Life. Even if you are an experienced hunter, you still might learn a handy trick or two!


All pictures taken at the Winter Ice Christmas Fest sim.

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: The Phantom of the Opera Hunt

The Phantom of the Opera shopping event starts today (November 14th, 2020 at noon Second Life/Pacific Time) and runs until December 7th, 2020. As part of the event, there is a Phantom of the Opera Hunt, where you are searching for red, long-stemmed roses in participating stores. The hunt is free and, as you might expect, most of the wonderful prizes are strongly evocative of the smash Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. There’s just no way that I could not start doing this hunt immediately! The theme song alone just sends shivers up my spine (see video at the bottom of this blogpost).

The Phantom of the Opera Hunt (source)

Second Life – FREE 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 Second Life freebie blogs. They have helpfully compiled pictures of the hunt items. There’s also a website with hunt hints, which states:

The hunt starts at the entrance to Enchantment. Simply click the hunt prim example by the Phantom of the Opera Hunt sign to receive your landmark to your first destination. You’ll be looking for a Rose in each of the stores you visit! The landmark to the next location will be located in the folder along with your prize. Hints can be found at each store by clicking the example on the hunt sign, alternatively you can use this page for hints.

Here’s your taxi to the shopping event, which is run by Enchantment (there are no hunt items hidden there).

The entrance to the Phantom of the Opera shopping event
Vanity Fair (and her new pet chihuahua, Goliath) at the POTO shopping event (the outfit is Beatrice, from Belle Epoque, which you can get for 50% off at their 5th anniversary sale)

Near the spawn point are two alcoves where you can view the entries of a photo contest (and really, what better place to recreate the surreal world of the Phantom of the Opera than in Second Life?). I want the gowns used in some of these photos!

The POTO photo (see what I did there? 😉 ) contest

Here Vanity Fair models a number of the hunt prizes. She is wearing six of them in this picture:

  • Rose Hair Accessory: by Butanik83 (comes with a HUD with ten colour options)
  • Mask: Gold Bird carnival mask by ANTAYA (resizable)
  • Dress: Operetta dress by Fugue (comes in sizes to fit Maitreya Lara, Belleza Freya, and Slink Hourglass mesh bodies)
  • Lace Gloves: by MOoh! (come in sizes to fit Maitreya Lara; Belleza Venus, Isis, and Freya; Slink Physique and Hourglass; and Meshbody Legacy mesh bodies)
  • Fingernails: Music of the Night coffin nails by Witchcraft (comes in sizes to fit Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Legacy, Tonic and Signature Alice hands; includes a HUD as pictured below)
  • Candleholder with red candle and Bento pose: by Laminak

Here’s a closeup of the Music of the Night nails, plus the HUD to change their texture to any of six options:

And here Vanity models three more hunt gifts:

  • Mask: the Phantom Mask by Harshlands (resizable; comes in two colours, white or black, each in bloody or clean versions)
  • Floral Earrings: Barbara earrings by Chocolate Atlier (comes with a HUD with six different colours)
  • Candelabra with hold animation: by NG Designs

Happy freebie hunting! The hunt is a bit challenging, so here’s my list of top six tips for Second Life hunts to help you.

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: The MIIX Tequila Hunt

Time to snatch up some completely free bedroom wear for both men and women!

The monthly MIIX shopping event always has a free hunt of items made by FurtaCor (you do need to join the Hype Events News and Offers group for free to pick up these prizes). This time around, in the Tequila Hunt, you are looking for doughnuts hidden all around the event. Look up and down, hunt all over, check all the vendor booths!

Here’s what some of the female prizes look like in the Tequila Hunt. The lacy lingerie and the bathrobe are separate hunt prizes, which come in four colours each: red, blue, purple, and black. The women’s slippers come in versions for Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink mesh feet, in pink, red, white, and black.

The lingerie and robe come in sizes to fit the following brands of female mesh bodies: Maitreya Lara, Belleza Freya, Belleza Isis, Slink Hourglass, and Classic/TMP by Meshbody. Of course, the Kalhene Anya and Lucybody Atenea mesh bodies are 99% Maitreya Lara-compatible, so this outfit will work on them as well (wear the Maitreya slippers with Anya and the Slink ones with Atenea). And if you have a free or paid-for Altamura mesh body, you will be very pleased to know that, despite the panties not fitting perfectly at the back, the robe covers that area completely, so yes, you can wear this outfit with an Altamura body, too!

The MIIX Tequila Hunt lingerie and bathrobe shown on an Altamura mesh avatar

Here’s what a few of the men’s hunt prizes look like. The towel and coffee mug both come with Bento poses (I tested them on a female avatar, but they appear to be sized for male avatars). The “kisses” boxer shorts come in five colours: white, black, blue, red and turquoise. The male slippers are unrigged, and come in two versions: white and black as shown, or red and green. (There’s also a system/Bakes on Mesh tattoo if you want red lipstick kisses all over your body, too 😉 )

The boxer shorts come in sizes to fit the following popular brands of male mesh bodies: Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, Signature Geralt, Slink, and the Meshbody Legacy body.

Here’s your taxi to the MIIX Event. Happy freebie hunting!