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Thread: July Fabshophop?

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    Super Member Rebecca VLQ's Avatar
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    This is the first time I've registered and thought about doing it.....but OMG....how hard IS it to find the bunny? I've done two shops and am about to give up. Could you possibly get the whole lot of them?

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    Well this is my first time also...I think I have 15 but it takes forever and I don't always have the time to do it. I am going to give it a try though...LOL Good Luck

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    they usually leave a clue. Scroll down the whole page to look for hints. Many of them hide them in the newsletter, kits, and BOMs. My daughter completed the shop in one day!!! Of course she has time, she is 37 weeks pregnant and on bed rest! :)

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    Check out their home page for hints, then check out where you can sign up for their newsletters and quilt kits. I find many this way :wink:

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    Thanks, guys! :D

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    YAY! I did it! It's much, much more fun with the hints on the homepage!

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    If you are really having trouble, email the shop and they will give you another hint.

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    I am doing it too. I write down the number to the shop I can't find the bunny and go back to it later. You only hve to find 130 to qualify for the grand prize. Good Luck!

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    I used to try to get every single shop but now I just get enough plus a few extra to be entered. It bugs me when shops have no clues or have a clue and it goes nowhere so if that's the case, I immediately move on to the next one. Also I wait until the last week of the month to search anymore. Sometimes they will add 'bonus bunnies' about halfway through the month and I don't want to go back and look all over again to find those. I can usually get all 130 or more shops done in 3 or 4 nights.

    eta: you shouldn't have to write down shop names/numbers to keep track. You can go into the member area and click on 'shops not visited' to see all the shops you haven't been to yet. I never use their 'preferred order' list.

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    I have all the blocks from the April hop if anyone is interested, including the butterfly and finishing instructions. It is for the same quilt.

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    there are a few where it is difficult to find the bunny but just move on after a few minutes and find the next one, some shops give very good hints some take you on a tour of their shop ending with the bunny. the shops that do not offer any hints...try the sign up for the newsletter page, the about us page, and if the shop seems to 'specialize' in something try that page (like a great sale or their bom's)you can find enough of them from the shops that tell you where he is to qualify for all of the prizes. i have a 'technique' I have been participating in all of these for 10 years (4+ a year) and have never won anything big (yet) but i have won lots of gift certificates and you get free patterns and you get to find great new shops that give you more opportunity to find anything you may be looking for....oh forgot to tell you....if there is no hint and/or the shop is one with HUGE PAGES THAT TAKE FOREVER TO LOAD i will spend 5-10 minutes at a shop...if i haven't found him by then oh well, i move on (i can always go back another time when i'm not feeling so impatient) if it takes forever to load i just skip that one...i am rather impatient at times but i always find at least 140 shops...if you hop everyday in the month you only have to find 5 or 6 a day to find them all...if you skip days you need to do the math ;)

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    about doing it all in one day...you miss out on lots of prizes doing it that way....there are drawings everyday that you qualify for if you found at least one bunny that day, also saturdays are double drawing days so if you find at least one on saturdays you have double chances to win a prize. if you do it all in one day you only quaify for the final drawing and the drawing for that day

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    about doing it all in one day...you miss out on lots of prizes doing it that way....there are drawings everyday that you qualify for if you found at least one bunny that day, also saturdays are double drawing days so if you find at least one on saturdays you have double chances to win a prize. if you do it all in one day you only quaify for the final drawing and the drawing for that day
    I have never heard of this ... how do you find out about it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    about doing it all in one day...you miss out on lots of prizes doing it that way....there are drawings everyday that you qualify for if you found at least one bunny that day, also saturdays are double drawing days so if you find at least one on saturdays you have double chances to win a prize. if you do it all in one day you only quaify for the final drawing and the drawing for that day
    When I tried to do it every day I would always forget. And end up hustling to find them all on the last day. So I just do it all toward the end of the month.

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    Sorry, I just read the other posts, I am glad that it is easier for you now.

    Make sure you scroll through the whole Home Page and look for a clue. It there is no clue, I skip and go to the next shop. I find them mostly on the page where you sign up for the news letter, any tab that says "New or Newest or Just Arrived" and Kits.

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    I've found that sometimes there is no clue on the homepage but if I click online shopping or catalog or whatever the clue is there. Some shops put the bunnies in the same place all the time (usually newsletter signup).

    I really dislike shops that have miles-long pages and I have to wait for all or most of it to load before I can find the bunny. I have a slow connection and it times out a lot on those ginormous pages.

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    Love the shophops! Yes, it can be time consuming, but it is possible. I usually search ten sites at a sitting. That way I can also browse through the site to see what they have (besides the bunny). I have bookmarked some when I have found a specific favorite within the site. Too much fun! :-)

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