What was originally meant to be a pay-it-forward scavenger hunt for San Francisco, has become much bigger than San Francisco and more than a scavenger hunt. The worldwide interest that has been spawned is tremendous, and though personally surprising, in some ways it is understandable.
I think we may have struck a chord with people for a few reasons:
1. Everyone likes free cash :)
2. Many people enjoy a real world scavenger hunt.
3. Many people who don't go on the hunt themselves, enjoy following the excitement and positive stories of people participating and so often paying it forward.
4. In many ways, we have become alienated from each other, and perhaps this is a fun way for people to come together.
We would like to keep this movement going, and we thank you for your support keeping it safe and positive. (read more)
With the third @HiddenCash winners - they found $200 in the trash can by the bus stop! #hiddencash @KTLA pic.twitter.com/f5Q1uvdRSN
— Kacey Montoya (@kaceymontoya) May 30, 2014