Not another "fb only" hunt. This is getting truly annoying. Not everyone who hunts treasures wants their life details on public display. It _should_ be illegal, per original sweepstakes laws, but social media has too much political clout and has evaded this.
Due to confusion in the marketplace, Jelly Belly Candy Company would like to take this opportunity to clear up the misconception that it is involved with a contest that purportedly offers a candy factory as its grand prize. Jelly Belly Candy Company, formerly known as Herman Goelitz Candy Company, has candy making roots back to 1869. It was founded by brothers Gustav and Albert Goelitz and remains family owned and operated today.
David Klein, the sponsor of the "treasure hunt" contest gaining attention within the media this weekend, is not associated with Jelly Belly Candy Company, its brands, or products. In 1976, Mr. Klein, an independent third party, came up with the name "Jelly Belly" and other novel marketing ideas. Jelly Belly Candy Company has not had a relationship with Mr. Klein since 1980 when it acquired the trademark.
I participated in the Kansas hunt. I sent in my $50 a couple of months ahead of when the hunt was due to start, discussed with my kids, and waited for news. I received the email when it started. An hour later, I received a follow-up email that it was already over. Avoid. It's just disappointment on the horizon. Lesson learned.