THE TREASURE LIES IN THE ADVENTURE
My name is Johnny Perri. I have been in the jewelry business for 23 years. In March our Governor’s coronavirus order forced me to close my shop. My fiancé Amy and I spent the first month of the closure traveling and exploring Michigan. On the morning of April 1st as I was sipping coffee and scrolling through the news an article popped up. It was about the Forrest Fenn treasure and news of his treasure being discovered. It didn’t occur to me at the time that it was an April Fools’ joke. His treasure wasn’t really found, but it was enough to inspire Amy and me. We began burying the treasures from my shop as we traveled the state, and the idea of Johnny’s Treasure Quest was born.
We are proud and excited to share our joy of exploring the great outdoors and offer the adventure of a treasure hunt to people of all ages. Yes, we buried the contents of my entire jewelry store, hundreds of thousands of dollars in gold, silver, diamonds & antiques in various locations across the state of Michigan from the bottom of the ‘mitten’ to the Upper Peninsula. Each item we buried has a history and memories attached to it, but we placed them all in the ground for you to discover. Before we were finished, and still during the lockdown, Amy and I were married.
Now it’s up to you to find our treasure. Start a Quest. Follow the clues. Experience the excitement of the Quest as you explore the beautiful state of Michigan while hunting for my buried treasure.
Join us in the Adventure.
Find my Treasure!
08/01/2020 - Oakland County, MI
08/15/2020 - Oakland County, MI
08/30/2020 - Macomb County, MI
09/13/2020 - Macomb County, MI
09/26/2020 - Mackinac County, MI
09/26/2020 - Mackinac County, MI
10/03/2020 - Newaygo County, MI
10/10/2020 - Calhoun County, MI
10/17/2020 - Washtenaw County, MI
10/24/2020 - Saint Clair County, MI
10/24/2020 - Bay County, MI
10/31/2020 - Kent County, MI
04/03/2021 - Oakland County, MI
04/17/2021 - Macomb County, MI
05/01/2021 - Midland County, MI
05/15/2021 - Muskegon County, MI
06/12/2021 - Grand Traverse County, MI
06/26/2021 - Saginaw County, MI
07/03/2021 - Chippewa County, MI
07/17/2021 - Luce County, MI
07/31/2021 - Delta County, MI
08/14/2021 - Cheboygan County, MI
08/28/2021 - Wayne County, MI
09/04/2021 - Oscoda County, MI
09/18/2021 - Iosco County, MI
10/02/2021 - Huron County, MI
10/16/2021 - Emmet County, MI
10/30/2021 - Kalamazoo County, MI
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS A TREASURE QUEST SAFE DURING COVID?
Our Treasure Quests easily accommodate social distancing. After all, you don't want anyone else to learn the details of your hunt for the treasure, right!? While you are out searching for treasure, it is important that you follow all local, state and federal guidelines currently in place.
Here are some best practices to follow while on a Quest:
- Do Not Unnecessarily Touch Things While Hunting
- Wash Hands Frequently
- Follow Government Guidelines
- DO NOT HUNT if you are experiencing or recently have experienced symptoms of COVID-19
WAIT! IS THERE REALLY A REAL TREASURE?
Yep. There really is REAL hidden treasure in REAL locations that you can participate in finding! The treasure is 100% real and FINDERS KEEPERS!
SO HOW DOES THE TREASURE QUEST WORK?
Once you officially register, your Treasure Quest spot is secured!
Be sure to join the Official Facebook Group for your specific Quest. When you join the group, you will be asked to provide your Quest reservation number (you can find this on your receipt). Within this Facebook group you will be able to access maps, clues, riddles and other information pertaining to your Quest. Once the Quest begins and clues are released, you can work with your spouse, friend or family member to begin your hunt for the treasure. Use your mind to work through the clues and riddles we have created for your Quest. Ultimately it will lead someone, maybe you, to the REAL treasure!
CAN I WORK IN A TEAM?
Yes, while hunting for our buried gold, silver and jewels, the BEST treasure you will receive is the adventure of the hunt with your loved ones. We hope you get out with your spouse, or a friend, or other family members and enjoy the Quest! We would love to see your social media posts during your Quest! Tag us! And participate in our social media groups and pages!
BUT DO NOT SHARE INFORMATION OUTSIDE OF YOUR TEAM.
We require that you keep the maps, clues, riddles and other pertinent Quest information to yourself and immediate treasure hunting partner. Posting or sharing confidential riddles, clues, maps, or other quest specific confidential details on social media and/or through any other means to a third party is strictly prohibited. Consequences of these said actions will immediately disqualify you from the current and any future adventure Quest treasure hunts. Furthermore your ticket will be revoked and any retrieval attempts to acquire the treasure thereafter will be met with legal action. In other words, DO NOT share any clues for any reason to anyone other than yourself and your immediate carefully chosen partner.
WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS WITH YOUR OWN TREASURE?
I’ve been trading gold, silver, diamonds & antiques for over 23 years. I am a jeweler by trade, apprenticed under my father since I was a just a child. And although I enjoyed being in business for myself and I feel blessed to have been able to serve our wonderful customers, I discovered that I’ve never felt truly happy. This epiphany occurred after being forced to shut down my business for several months during Covid-19. At first, I was going stir crazy being at home with nothing but time on my hands, a totally new and unwelcome experience for me. I began adventuring outdoors up and down Pure Michigan with my fiancé. We went through woods, rivers, streams, mountains and waterfalls …and even got married!
Our adventures prompted me to buried thousands upon thousands of dollars of gold, silver, diamonds & antiques in various locations throughout Michigan from the bottom to the Upper Peninsula. I want families across the country to experience the excitement of a Quest as they explore this great state and share the adventure of a lifetime!
WHICH FACEBOOK GROUPS DO I NEED TO JOIN?
Using the order number located on your confirmation screen or your confirmation email, fill out the form to join the group associated with your specific Quest. Click join on your appropriate group and enter your order number and answer any other applicable questions.
WHY IS THERE A FEE?
Well, I could have sold everything I owned and retired but what fun would that be? There would be no adventure quest for anyone. I had the time of my life hiding the treasure but am even more excited about hearing the stories of those who are about to venture out to seek it. Even more so the ones who find it! The small registration fee helps me maintain a living and provide for my family. I have put out my entire life investment into the ground with an ideal hope and dream to give all fun, adventure, bonding with each other and the memories that will last a lifetime. There are also administrative costs associated in running the Quest, and it helps us to maintain those as well.
Be sure to join your Quest's Facebook group using your JTQ order number
at least 24 hours before the Quest begins!
Quests begin promptly at 10am EST on your Quests start date!
When clues are released,
THE QUEST BEGINS.
- Use your mind to work through puzzles, riddles, clues and maps
- Always be safe & never destroy property while working the quest!
- No unnecessary digging please.
- X WILL ALWAYS MARK THE SPOT
- FINDERS KEEPERS for REAL!
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