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Is a Treasure Hunt in your Weekend Forecast? We’ve Hidden the Key…New Search Is On! # OWTreasureHunt

Longtime readers know that fun is what these contests are all about. Heading into our fifth contest, we must admit it’s a challenge to keep coming up with a new prize to motivate our readers to search parks statewide for the hidden key. But we think you’ll agree we’ve done it again.

The lucky person who finds the key to our treasure chest, tucked away somewhere in a public park, will win the Badgerland Bonanza.

What’s that? Well, it’s a combination of items that are pure Wisconsin and can be put to good use by nearly anyone. Here’s the list of goodies the winner will enjoy:
• $1,000 in gas or groceries from Kwik Trip
• $1,000 worth of shopping at Menard’s
• Driftless Region tour for two—value over $3,000
• Two tickets to Green Bay Packers game in Lambeau Field.
• Wisconsin cheeses for a year.
• Buggy tour in Wisconsin’s scenic Amish country.
• Nueske’s meats for a year.
• Harley-Davidson Museum visit with overnight stay.
• Two Badgers tickets, to basketball or hockey game

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‘The Great US Treasure Hunt:’ 4 $10K prizes ready for the taking

The Great US Treasure Hunt features four prizes

FOX6 News spoke with the man behind The Great US Treasure Hunt about how this too good to be true story isn’t.

MILWAUKEE – What would you do if we told you that $40,000 is sitting out in a park right now, waiting for you to collect it? If you’re smart, you’d start looking. FOX6 News spoke with the man behind “The Great U.S. Treasure Hunt” about how this “too good to be true” story isn’t.

For Jeff Kessler, a good adventure is something he and his friends have always wanted to be a part of.

“He loves puzzles, and I love location, location, location,” said Kessler.

When they grew up, and found themselves with some free time, doing something like this just made sense.

“So let’s put this together, and we came up with ‘The Great U.S. Treasure Hunt,'” said Kessler. “So we have four $10,000 prizes out there.”

But with every treasure hunt, there is an order to things.

“It’s not $10,000 buried,” said Kessler. “There are little trinkets, maybe a coin, maybe a fob key, something! Two of them are separated by 500 miles, and the other two are separated by 2,000 miles.”

This isn’t the treasure hunt from when you were a kid. There isn’t going to be a bunch of red dots for you to follow, leading you to the treasure. There is not going to be a big red X telling you where to start digging. In order to find the treasure, you have to read a book. Hidden in the pages and stories are clues, riddles and ciphers leading you to exactly where this treasure is located.

“You basically decode each chapter, and after you decode that chapter, it will exactly spell out exactly where it is,” said Kessler.

So grab your treasure hunting crew, and get to searching. Just remember, it’s every pirate, or person, for themselves.

FOX6 News spoke with the man behind "The Great U.S. Treasure Hunt" about how this "too good to be true" story isn't. ]]>