@HiddenCashCO making Twitter friends $40 at time: Are more giveaways coming?
How does a new Twitter account get followers fast? One surefire way: Give away money.
Kirsten Duncan with two portraits of Andrew Jackson. More Twitpics and tweets below.
Yesterday, the folks behind Hidden Cash Boulder tweeted clues to the whereabouts of envelopes containing $40 under the hashtag @HiddenCashCO. Now, less than 24 hours later, the feed has more than 2,700 followers, and that number's likely to grow given that more giveaways are said to be on tap for today.
The hidden cash phenomenon has its roots in San Francisco. The profile of @HiddenCash describes it as "an anonymous social experiment for good.... Real Cash hidden around SF & beyond. Find the $ -- share tweetphoto + tag @hiddencash."
Number of followers on the site: 240K.
The mainstream media has caught on, too, as evidenced by this tweet:
Yesterday, a tweet on the main feed suggested that the concept was coming to our fair state:
Our friend in Colorado just stashed some cash there. Who's in Colorado? There's $100 for you here: pic.twitter.com/HBnQuujOUW— Hidden Cash (@HiddenCash) May 28, 2014
Meanwhile, @HiddenCashCO launched with this announcement yesterday morning:
Then, shortly before noon, came this....
It's our very first clue! See our town in red, white, and blue. Two wheels will make you wise. In the bottom of a basket, find the prize.— HiddenCashBoulder (@HiddenCashCO) May 28, 2014
...followed by an even more explicit tip:
Yep, the envelope containing cash was in the basket of a B-cycle, as documented in this tweet:
Clues to the whereabouts of more cash-filled envelopes followed, none of them especially tough to figure out. Here's an example:
Who will find our last cash in place? We can't wait to see your smiling face! pic.twitter.com/S6ZNV7V5CC— HiddenCashBoulder (@HiddenCashCO) May 29, 2014
Yep, the envelope was taped to the door of the Boulder Theater -- and Kirsten Duncan got to it first:
It's my lucky day! Thanks @HiddenCashCO