Merchant Timeline

Date of Application through January 1, 2019:
START YOUR ITEM NOW!!!! Why now?? Because you don’t want to wait until the last minute. The theme for this round is A New Future. You can translate this theme however you wish, get as loose or as literal as you want. Make it sexy, make it sensual, make it something from your heart that TRULY reflects your store’s products. BUT START MAKING IT NOW! Don’t wait until the week OF the hunt.

Upon Approval:
Put out your sign out when you receive it.

January 1, 2019:
Last day of applications. All applications after this date go into the Fill-ins/Possible next round folder.

January 5, 2019 through January 10, 2019:
SufferingFrom Lockjaw and her RL hubby will make a list of the stores, cut it up, and shove it into a bra cup from which Leannan’s RL hubby pulls out your store lineup. Yes, really. This is how we roll in HYIS, and besides, you can’t get much more impartial than the RL hubby who rolls his eyes that he is being forced to help out. Then Leannan will prepare the hunt objects for you.

January 14, 2019:
SIGNS MUST BE OUT AND HINTS MUST BE IN BY THIS DAY. You will receive a folder with the object and instructions.

January 4, 2019 By 11:59pm SLT (23:59):
MAKE SURE YOUR OBJECT IS OUT. If you don’t think that you will be home/awake before starting time, PLEASE put your object out BEFORE you are unavailable.

January 15, 2019 at 12:00AM SLT (00:00) through February 15, 2019 at 11:59PM SLT (23:59):
The hunt is on!

February 16, 2019 at 12:00AM SLT (00:00):
The hunt has ended and your hunt object and sign are now inactive. We encourage you to sell your item in your store if you wish. Leaving your hunt gifts marked somehow as from a hunt (perhaps even set for a lower price than your normally-priced items) and in a place designated for previous hunt items (on a shelf, table, etc) is a great way to provide a good deal and is a useful marketing strategy.