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Social media scavenger hunt pays it forward

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June 23, 2014 - 11:36 AM

KELOWNA - A local woman is transforming the pay it foward idea into a fun social media scavenger hunt to find stashed cash.

The Real Mommy blog describes how Alison Ruks, a lifestyle author, chartered herbalist and proud mother and wife, had her first pay it foward experience at a local Star Bucks as she made her way through the line-up only to discover the person ahead paid her tab. She says the was so surprised she didn't think to pass the favour on to the person in line behind her and has felt a need to pay it forward ever since.

The scavenger hunt isn't a new concept. It's been hosted in other cities such as Toronto and Vancouver. Details for the Okanagan game can be accessed through The Real Mommy on Facebook, and Instagram, as well as @TheRealMommyCom on Twitter, #hiddencashokanagan. Ruks has stashed a minimum of $60 per clue for the ten week game taking place in Kelowna, Vernon and Lake Country.

"My hope is that the successful scavenger hunters will choose their way to pay it forward," Ruks writes in her blog. "It feels great to receive, but it feels just as great to give."

The first clue will be released Saturday, June 28, 2014.

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