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A mystery donor has launched a scavenger hunt inside grocery stores in Oregon, leaving cash prizes for the lucky recipients.

A dozen shoppers at a Fred Meyer grocery store on Southeast Commercial Street in Salem have found $100 bills stuffed inside egg cartons, ice cream containers, and other random grocery items over the past few weeks. Walmart customers have also had similar experiences. And although no one knows who the mystery donor is, there is some speculation that an unidentified person who won $25,000 in the Oregon Lottery earlier this month may be paying it forward.

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I opened it up and a $100 bill fell out, just like that,

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That's all well and good but I sure wouldn't eat something that has already been opened.

Ditto. It's a nice gesture but money shouldn't be put into ice cream containers or anything similar, as it's incredibly unhygienic.

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Ditto. It's a nice gesture but money shouldn't be put into ice cream containers or anything similar, as it's incredibly unhygienic.

Especially seeing as how paper money is actually pretty grody.  A lot of it has traces of cocaine, not to mention stripper pubic sweat, etc.

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Especially seeing as how paper money is actually pretty grody.  A lot of it has traces of cocaine, not to mention stripper pubic sweat, etc.

And faecal matter.

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I don't know guys, I think a coke, sweat and pooh flavour could catch on. I'd call it swoohcaine. Make it expensive so dumb rich people think it's a delicacy; seriously, they'll eat anything. 

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With that hundred dollars you could buy another ice cream container. And still have plenty left over :laugh:

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I was just at my local Fred Meyer here in Southern Oregon (about 270 miles south of where this is going on).  Saw a sour cream container in the cooler with the lid lifted a bit exposing the protective plastic covering.  I walked by it thinking someone must have looked at it for some reason.   Now I wonder if maybe it is moving south....

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I think it's just publicity stunt by the shops, to lure more shoppers in to their store. Mystery can be easily solved with the help of the footage from the security cameras.

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I would probably sue him for food poisoning from the dirty notes! The lawsuit would give ten times more the money! /s  :shifty:

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I think it's just publicity stunt by the shops, to lure more shoppers in to their store. Mystery can be easily solved with the help of the footage from the security cameras.

I don't think those run 24/7.

 

He probably bought the food, took it home or to his car to plant the money.

 

Took 2 seconds to put something back on the shelf.

 

And it is normal to open egg cartons to inspect the eggs.

 

You wouldn't see what they were doing to ice cream in a freezer.

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I don't think those run 24/7.

 

He probably bought the food, took it home or to his car to plant the money.

 

Took 2 seconds to put something back on the shelf.

 

And it is normal to open egg cartons to inspect the eggs.

 

You wouldn't see what they were doing to ice cream in a freezer.

 

If it's that easy I wouldn't be surprised to see some nutjob put poisoned food back on the shelves.

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Leave it to Neowin to focus on the negative side of things! :laugh:

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hey give me my money back :laugh:

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Oregon Radio Station Behind Mystery Cash Prizes

The mystery surrounding  a series of $100 bills recently tucked into items at grocery stores in Oregon has been solved. Turns out, the good deeds were the work of a Portland radio station trying to drum up publicity and spread some good fortune.

Despite speculation that  the mystery donor was an unidentified local lottery winner, on Wednesday, The New 98.7 The Bull (KUPL) announced that it was responsible for mysterious windfalls occurring around Oregon and Southwest Washington

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