ME is launching a $1500 Christmas treasure hunt in Sydney CBD

Alison Banney 12 December 2017 NEWS

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Sydneysiders: Clear your schedule for Wednesday 13 December. You've got a hunt to attend.

If you've got anything planned for lunch time tomorrow, Wednesday 13 December, cancel it. Popular online bank ME is hosting a Christmas treasure hunt in the Sydney CBD tomorrow, kicking off at midday. The bank is giving away $1500 to the first person to find the wrapped gift box, hidden somewhere around the city.

The bank will stream clues as to the treasure box's whereabouts via its ME Facebook Live feed. The first clue will be sent at midday Wednesday, so make sure you're outside, walking shoes on and phone at the ready by midday to be in the running (literally running... ME expects the gift box to be found within 30 minutes). ME will continue to stream clues via its Facebook page until the hidden treasure box has been found.

Knowing the festive season is an expensive time of year for many, ME is giving the cash away to help one lucky Australian with the spending hangover come January. The winner will have the money deposited directly into their ME Everyday Transaction account. However, if you don't currently bank with ME, don't be disheartened. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the hunt, and if the winner doesn't yet have a ME account, they can simply open one for ME to deposit the money into.

This isn't the first time the digital bank has staged a cash-based treasure hunt. In April, ME ran an Easter egg hunt in Melbourne, again streaming clues via its Facebook page. The bank gave away a cash prize of $1000, plus a casual 50,000 free Easter eggs. Someone found the hidden prize for its April hunt in 24 minutes, so don't expect tomorrow's hunt to last too long.

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