How Does It Work?

What is Read and Seek? 

Inspired by Forrest Fenn's treasure poem, The Thrill of The Chase and Mysterious Writings, I've decided to do my own treasure hunts. Some are armchair treasure hunts; other require boots on the ground.

The main prizes in all of my treasure hunts are Amazon gift card codes. Some prizes may be a fixed amount. Other prizes may continue to grow until the hunt is solved.

Where do the gift card codes come from?
Using various loyalty and rewards programs, I fund the treasure hunts myself. You can help me build the value of the prizes by signing up to these programs by using the referral links below. While you earn your own gift cards, you'll help to build the value of the Read and Seek prizes.

  • Swagbucks - Earn SB by doing everything you normally do online: shop your favorite stores, search the web, answer surveys, watch videos, play games. They also have a number of mobile apps that can be used to earn SB as well. Sign up with the referral link and the Read and Seek will earn 10% of what you earn. In my opinion, this is the best opportunity to earn your own gift cards while helping the prizes grow.
  • - Now owned by Swagbucks and pretty similar, including the 10% commission.
  • - Earn Perk Points which can be redeemed for gift cards. They have various apps that make earning easy and fun: Perk TV, Perk TV Live!, Perk Scratch & Win, Perk Pop Quiz, Word Search, Perk Prize Mob, Perk Wallet, Perk Shopping, Perk Browser, Perk Search, Jetpack Journey and more! Sign up with the referral link, redeem your first reward and the Read and Seek will earn 500 Perk points.
  • Microsoft Rewards (formerly Bing Rewards) - Earn credits by searching the web with Bing. You can earn at least 250 points per day (150 on a PC, 100 mobile) plus a few more daily offers. A $5 gift card is roughly 5250 points. Get points for doing the things you already do – search on Bing, browse the web with Edge, buy stuff in the Windows Store and Microsoft Store online, or just explore the Rewards page. Opportunities to earn points are updated daily, so check in often.