Read the fine print: know everything about the nationwide ‘Gold Ticket’ treasure hunt here


San Francisco, California. – A contest to win a candy factory went viral when David Klein announced a nationwide “treasure hunt” in a video message.Klein is known for naming the Jelly Belly brand.

Klein said the big winner would walk away with the keys to his very own candy factory. Thousands of dollars in prizes are also for the graves, but what exactly are here? We talked to Klein to get some answers.

How do you enter

Klein set up a website where you can “join the treasure hunt.” However, the site constantly crashes and people have problems when they are trying to buy a “gold ticket”. Klein says this is due to incredibly high traffic.

How will you win

Klein says that gold stamps are hidden in secret locations throughout America. You must buy a gold ticket to get a clue. Clues have both sold out in California and Florida. Klein states that there are a maximum of 1,000 entries per state. “, You will be looking for a gold ticket in the form of a necklace with a tag that includes a code that you must use to verify your search. Winners will receive $ 5,000,” according to the contest rules. The winner of each state can participate in the ultimate treasure hunt to win the candy factory.

How much does it cost?

$ 49.98. It gives you a puzzle that leads you to a golden necklace.

Why Specific $ 49.98 Cost for a Puzzle?

“We felt it was a very reasonable price that we needed to cover the cost of moving to 50 states,” Klein said. “We spend the day wondering where is the best place in that state to hide (defeat).”

What will you win

If you find a gold necklace in your state, you will have to email the code to [email protected] to verify its validity. Klein says you will win $ 5,000. Treasure Hunt winners will then participate in the final treasure hunt where you win one of Klein’s candy factories in Florida – however, the factory is still under development. Klein said with the factory, you’ll get a candy-making course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison – covering your expenses to get there as well – although it’s unclear what impact COVID-19 will have on it. In addition, Klein says “This may be the most important thing. They are going to get my time. I am going to be their mentor. I will be available 24 hours to answer any questions, they will be offered new products.” Help launch. ” Help them name the products, show them how to land their products. “

What happens after winning the candy factory?

Klein says he “probably has to pay some taxes on the property” and consult his accountant. You will also hire your employees.

Why run the contest?

At a rate of about $ 50, with a maximum of $ 1,000 per state, gross profit comes to about $ 2.5 million. However, Klein says that most of that money is going back to the competition, but has not specified on the details. “We are not doing this for profit. We are doing this to create the environment that this country needs. Profit has not even entered our equation,” Klein said. “I would be very happy if we broke even. The cost of running it is astronomical.”

Is it legal

Klein says he has checked with state officials to ensure that he can conduct the competition.

Is the contest affiliated with Jelly Belly?

We cleared up the confusion. Jelly Belly is not associated with the competition. Klein worked with the family of Jelly Bailey from 1976 to 1980, before the family bought the trademark for the name.

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