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December 9, 2014

Munzee Gift Specials are on the map NOW!

Uh oh-GiftBlue_128 looks like Santazee lost a few presents on his test flight across the world! As some of our more attentive players have noticed, specials gift icons have started to pop up across the map and it’s up to you to cap them before the winter holidays are over. There are 500 gift specials around the map which bounce if not capped after 6 hours. Once captured, 25 points will be split between owner and capper, with a minimum of 5 points each. If you cap a gift you’ll even get to open it and get yourself a nifty Snow Globe Badge!

These presents will be on the map throughout the month, so be sure to capture them while you can! Check out www.munzee.com/gifts for a map showing where the nearest gift is to you. Santa also has a few more test flights before the big day, so keep your eye out for any other drops. Expect the unexpected and Happy holidays!Xmas2014_720

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December 9, 2014

Announcing the 2015 Munzee Theme Contest!

The end of 2014 is near and it has been a wild ride. From freezing over McKinney, TX with ALS Ice Cubes to introducing new munzee types, Munzee has truly lived up to its 2014 theme of “Expect the Unexpected.” So now that the new year is upon us, we need our players’ help coming up with a new theme for 2015. Who knows Munzee better than our faithful players? We’re accepting submissions starting today (12/9) and we’ll continue through December 14, 2014. Then starting on December 15th we’ll take our 5 favorite themes and let the rest of the Munzee community vote on which is the winner. Voting will run until December 22 and we’ll announce the winner on January 1, 2015.

So to break it down:

  • Theme submissions: 12/9-12/14
  • Top 5 Voting: 12/15-12/22
  • Theme Announcement: 1/1/2015

To submit a theme CLICK HERE and include your username and theme phrase.

We’re really excited about this opportunity and we hope our players see just how important this. We based our entire year around “Expect the Unexpected” and we’re sure the theme you pick will do the same in 2015. As for general guidelines, this is pretty limitless. We ask that you keep the theme short and not use any well known phrases from other brands (Just Do It, Put A Smile On, Etc.), but other than that, the future of Munzee is in your hands!

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December 9, 2014

The Winner of the 2014 Munzee Photo Contest!

After weeks of photo submissions from our players, the 2014 Munzee Photo Contest has found its winner. Among hundreds of submissions, the top 5 photos were chosen and we invited players to our Facebook page to vote on which image perfectly embodied the Munzee experience. The winner, who captured the photo below, is Luciano Reis (fotoluca) and he found the combination of urban construction and rural landscape to be a perfect balance of Munzee’s wide variety of play. Read on to learn a more about fotoluca and his submission!winner

Name:
Luciano Reis

Username:
fotoluca

Where you live:
São Francisco, Portugal (Lisbon area).

How long have you played Munzee?
Since 2011.

Where was this photo taken?
Near a small chapel in Samouco.

Why did you choose this photo?
This picture has all the components that you can expect when you Munzee: a beautiful landscape, sunny weather, blue and green. It’s a mix of urban and countryside. It actually speaks for itself.

How does this photo make you think of Munzee?
It’s all about perspective, when we have our Munzee “mode on”, we see the world in another way. Nice weather means nice walks, and of course, more points!

fotoluca would also like to share his social, so cap away!

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Thank you again for all of the submissions from our players. It was great to see so many people share their Munzee experience. Don’t stop now though, keep growing the map and sharing your experiences with your fellow Munzers via all social platforms!

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December 4, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Honza Stastny (CACHEEATER)

We’re always pushing our players to grow the map. Although some areas are bigger than others, they all started somewhere and took the hard work and dedication of our players to grow. This week’s Player of the Week remembers when his home city of Prague was just a few dozen greenies and now the game has grown exponentially. We’re proud to announce Honza Stastny (CACHEEATER) as this week’s POTW and hope he continues to help his Munzee community grow! Read on for more about CACHEEATER! 

CACHEEATER 13Who are you? 

Honza Stastny (CACHEEATER). My surname „Stastny“ means Happy and this is who I am.  Whoever is happy will make others happy too. And I like to make others happy! 

Where in the world do you live? 

I live in a beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic.

How long have you played Munzee? 

Today I celebrate …. oh …. no … 666 days …. wait … no. It was yesterday! O.K. 667 days today. (Editor’s note: It’s been a few months since he sent this. We think he’s in the clear from demonic possession now.)

CACHEEATER 12How did you find Munzee? 

I discovered my first munzee while I was caching. I immediately checked out what it was, but created an account a few months later.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee? 

Tak hlavne to, jak je to jednoduche. Pipnes, publikujes (in english please!!!) Oh sh.. Sorry. I like it is so easy to play. To go out and capture or deploy. We don’t stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing. So I’m going to stay young forever ;-)

Thanks to Munzee I met a lot of new players, visited new cities and beautiful places. This is a very quick game and I can always expect something unexpected – new specials, sales, server issues – it has really enriched my life ;-) CoachV and CACHEEATER in COLOGNE EVENT

I am very proud of how Munzee has grown in the Czech Republic, especially in Prague! Prague has become a ‘destination’ for Munzee players around the world to visit, see the magnificent architecture and beautiful surroundings AND cap a LOT of Munzees! When I started to play there were several dozen greenies and FIVE virtuals – now it is one BIG, BIG coloured cluster filled with greenies, motels, specials and thousands of virtuals! All surrounded by amazing architecture and history. You all are very warm welcome to Prague!

What is on your wish list? 

Visit more new places, meet more new friends, capture more munzees …

I would like to see Munzee fix the problems with capping virtuals all around the world using changed location. It is still a big problem. The special icons have change the game a lot and I see all around me a lot of greenies without captures because most players prefer special icons. It is a pity I guess. I wish more “greenies related” days ;-) I love Clan Wars and the way they are each month different. Good for greenies were April Clan Wars. It was based solely on our activity! 1 capture = 1 point. 1 deploy = 1 point. And socials were excluded from these calculations. It was fair for most players and you could see the different results in the end of month :-)  I would also love to see the daily leaderboards based solely on activity as I mentioned above! It is hard for new players to get to Top daily leaderboard (and get Winner, First Loser, Lucky and Unlucky badges) if other players get thousands of cap on points each day ;-)

CACHEEATER AT WORK 2Tell us about yourself! 

About myself … What to write … I don’t know … The remarkable position in which I find myself is that I don’t actually know what I actually know … :) Did I mention I like interviews, but don’t speak english?? …

One of my dreams I had when I was much younger has been fulfilled – I became a bus driver :) But I have new dreams and keep working on these. Dreams keep me motivated.

Other hobbies include; 

I like driving and I like buses. In my leisure time I make the paper buses – small simple models not only for children. Look at www.paperbusmodels.com ;-) I also like hiking trips out of Prague and traveling somewhere abroad. This year I visited beautiful Scotland, in 2011 I spent the absolutely best month in Alaska. I love calm places, nature and wild animals. I really enjoyed that journey and took a lot of photos. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

CACHEEATER was kind enough to share his socials, so cap away!

CACHEEATER SOCIAL MUNZEE

If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at iLoveYou@Munzee.com and let us know just why this person is outstanding in the global Munzee community!

-Please note, this is a super active campaign. We may not be able to get back to everyone, but you’re helping to grow the list of amazing people in the Munzee community!

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November 20, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Iain Grant (Pilsleyguy)

Although Munzee is still relatively young, we’re always impressed when we see players breaking record after record within the game. The number 1 position on the leaderboard is a coveted battleground that’s ever changing, but to those who fight their way to the top it’s well worth the long days Munzeeing. It certainly doesn’t hurt when that battle also gets you to 3 million points. This week’s Player of the Week did just that and hit a milestone for himself and Munzee in general. Read on to learn more about Iain Grant (Pilsleyguy)!

Iain BerlinWho are you?
Pilsleyguy. My real name is Iain Grant and I’m 43 years old.

Where in the world do you live?
I currently live in the town of Poole, which is situated in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England.

How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing Munzee in February 2013.

How did you find Munzee?
I first heard about it from a good friend of mine Mark (Jamspongeandouzy), who mentioned it one day in a Social Media post. Later that week I chatted to him about this whilst round at a friends for dinner, I downloaded the app and nipped outside to capture a couple of Munzee’s that were close by. A few days later I capped a few more and slowly got hooked from there. At the time there were not too many Munzee’s in the local area and they were very spread out. Unlike a lot of other Munzee players, I had not played any other similar games beforehand.

Iain munzee 2What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
Lot’s of things. I was firstly drawn by the general gameplay and the amount of statistics that go with the game. I’ve also been a fan of maps and map reading, so really it was only a matter of time before I discovered Munzee. When I first started playing, I tended to go out on my own, but after a couple of weeks I managed to find a few groups on Social Media and realised that there were quite a few people in my local area with the same hobby. I then started to meet other players whilst out Munzeeing and the friendships just grew from there.

Clan wars started in April 2013, soon after I joined Munzee and I was lucky enough to be invited into a local clan (Dorset & Hampshire 1) and managed to get a 1st place in August 2013 and then again in April 2014, which was great. Then in September I joined Foxtrot Oscar and we managed to win that months clan wars too, with the best ever score of 4,687,894 – the month when we all went a little Ice crazy! I’ve been lucky enough to travel abroad a number of times, accompanied by my bodyguard, Michelle (LILYGRIMALDI) at all times and sometimes other friends have joined us too! – I’m very lucky to have so many fantastic places to visit in Europe that are not too far away from the UK. My biggest achievement in Munzee was managing to get to that coveted world no.1 position back in September. I was in Berlin at the time and had a little celebration at the Brandenburg Gate. Then in early November 2014, whilst on another Munzee trip to the Netherlands, I managed to break through the 3 million points barrier, which I’m pretty chuffed about.

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What is on your wish list?

I wish everybody would place all of their virtual Munzee’s in Poole and Bournemouth area so I didn’t have to keep travelling abroad all the time!!! A phone that never needed charging would also be very useful too.

Tiain munzee 5ell us about yourself!
Let me start by explaining where my Munzee name, Pilsleyguy comes from. Pilsley is a very small village in the county of Derbyshire in central England. I lived there between 2007 and 2011 and a few people that I knew at the time called me Pilsleyguy – this sort of stuck with me and when I had to decide for a Munzee name, it was the only thing I could think of at the time, even though I had moved away from the area by then. As I mentioned earlier, I currently live in a town called Poole which sit’s next to the town of Bournemouth, on the UK’s south coast. It’s a lovely part of the UK, which has some fantastic sandy beaches and some stunning local countryside. Being on the south coast means that the weather does tend to be a little nicer and a little warmer than other part of the UK, and this attracts thousands of holiday makers, especially during the summer months.

lego man2Despite the large number of trips abroad I take to Munzee, I do actually have a full time job at a Housing Association – It’s a company that owns houses and apartments in the local area which it then rents out. My work colleagues think I am mad although I do regularly get questions about how high my score is or where my next trip is going to be! Also, if anyone was wondering about the little photo icon I use of a Lego man, it’s actually a picture of my 40th birthday cake that a friend got specially made for me!

Other hobbies include:
I don’t have much time at the moment for other hobbies, although I do like spending the afternoon on my favorite local beach (in the summer) and traveling abroad (which is a good thing really).

Pilseyguy was kind enough to share his social, so cap away!

Iains social munzee

If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at iLoveYou@Munzee.com and let us know just why this person is outstanding in the global Munzee community!

-Please note, this is a super active campaign. We may not be able to get back to everyone, but you’re helping to grow the list of amazing people in the Munzee community!

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November 18, 2014

Videocast Episode 3: Gators Grow The Map

Our third videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee%20Videocast%203.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.

This week we talked about:

  • Clan War and “A Tale of Trails.” Episode 3, just aired and there are only two episodes left. Will CoachV find a way to defeat the evil mustached man? Or will he never be able to deploy a trail again?
  • Thanksgiving is just around the corner for Americans and MHQ’s offices will be closed for some of next week. No worries though, our abroad employees will keep the cogs turning.
  • Rob escaped the Texas cold (what?) this weekend and went to Florida and visited the Space Coast Geocaching store for an event.

Remember to join us Tuesdays at 1 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

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November 12, 2014

Announcing the Munzee Photography Contest

We’re proud to announce a new Munzee Photo Contest for our players! We’re looking for some new promotional images for Munzee and who better than our players to help us with that? We need high-res photographs that embrace the heart of Munzee. Whether it’s wilderness or cityscapes, we want you to show us what you see when you Munzee. Please email all submissions to photocontest@munzee.com. We will take submissions through the end of the month. The photographer that is chosen will win a Munzee prize pack valued at $127.

If your photo is chosen you’ll get:

  • 5 virtuals
  • 5 mystery virtuals
  • 5 rubies
  • 5 diamonds
  • 2 hotels
  • 2 motels
  • 1 social

Although we will only choose one winner, there is a chance that other photos submitted could be used in future Munzee materials, so all submissions become property of Munzee Inc. upon email.

Photo Contest guidelines:

  • Photos should be of scenery and not focus on a single group of people or faces.
  • Should not include any previously trademarked brands or items.
  • All submissions must be owned by the photographer submitting them.
  • Munzee code of conduct still applies and all photos taken on/in private property must have written approval to be in the running.

High quality photos must be a minimum of 
1600 x 700 pixels in size, with a 72 DPI, and can be either .jpg or .png file types.

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November 11, 2014

Videocast Episode 2: Say Cheese!


Our second videocast has now been converted to an audio podcast for your enjoyment!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee Videocast 2.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.

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This week we talked about:

  • Changes in the weather for our area and most of North America.
  • November MunzPak orders are still available through the end of the month.
  • Webisode #1 in A Tale of Trails  — follow us on YouTube — yes it’s supposed to be silly.  We are not trained actors or cinematographers.

On the videocast we also announced a new Munzee Photo Contest for our players!

We’re looking for some new promotional images for Munzee and who better than our players to help us with that? We need high-res photographs that embrace the heart of Munzee. Whether it’s wilderness of cityscapes, we want you to show us what you see when you Munzee. Please email all submissions to photocontest@munzee.com. We will take submissions through the end of the month. The photographer that is chosen will win a Munzee prize pack valued at $127.

If your photo is chosen you’ll get:

  • 5 virtuals
  • 5 mystery virtuals
  • 5 rubies
  • 5 diamonds
  • 2 hotels
  • 2 motels
  • 1 social

Although we will only choose one winner, there is a chance that other photos submitted could be used in future Munzee materials, so all submissions become property of Munzee Inc. upon email.

Photo Contest guidelines:

  • Photos should be of scenery and not focus on a single group of people or faces.
  • Should not include any previously trademarked brands or items.
  • All submissions must be owned by the photographer submitting them.
  • Munzee code of conduct still applies and all photos taken on/in private property must have written approval to be in the running.

High quality photos must be a minimum of 
1600 x 700 pixels in size, with a 72 DPI, and can be either .jpg or .png file types.

Remember to join us Tuesdays at 1 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

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November 6, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Kevin Holmes (Computerwiz41)

Munzee is about overcoming odds, pushing yourself further and refusing to quit, all in the name of the game. Avid munzeer Kevin Holmes (Computerwiz41) was involved in a bad motorcycle accident in the middle of September. The middle of Clan Wars. Although he was stuck in bed for a week, he did not give up on his clan. Even with offers to make it easier for him to make the requirements, he refused to give up, he refused to do any less than anyone else on the clan. Despite extreme pain, Kevin made all the required caps, deploys and points for his clan, and even traveled to MHQ Bash in McKinney during a busy Oktoberfest weekend. He never let on that he was in pain the whole time. He enjoyed the activities along with everyone else. This is the dedication that makes Munzee and its players so special and we’re proud to call Kevin our Player of the Week.

KevKat1(fb)Who are you?
It just depends on which one of my personalities you are speaking to, in Munzee they call me Computerwiz41, at home they call me Kevin Holmes; and other places they have names for me that of which I will not repeat.

Where in the world do you live?  
I live in Noble, (No-where’s-ville) Oklahoma.

How long have you played Munzee? 
Each day? Each hour? I don’t understand the question?!?!?!? But I started playing in November 2013

How did you find Munzee? 
My father, Rosemark, got me started on it. After about a week, I was hooked and have played it ever since. Mostly I play it with him and Tupperose, but I do go out on my own often. The biggest thing that got me hooked was just how easy it was to log and place the munzee.  Unlike that “other Geo location” app this one is a lot more instantaneous and fun!

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I love the fact that there is very little maintenance. I can place a munzee almost anywhere in the world and for the most part not have to worry about it getting “muggled” (can I use that word in munzee?). I also enjoy the ever changing constant upgrades that Team Munzee brings to this fun and yet competitive game.

What is on your wish list?
I would like to see separate proximity rules for virtuals and separate proximity rules for physicals.  basically so that physicals are not blocked by a virtual and vice versa.  A badge for the top point earner of each level out of all of the clans combined in the clan wars. and lastly that all physicals having the ability to be captured again after a year time period. this would help those who are in areas with few munzees.

kevkat9Tell us about yourself!
I am 26 and a General Manager at Little Caesars.  I am married to the most wonderful girl in the world, Katlynn Holmes. She is expecting our first little “wallet thinner” in the month of May.  I am currently attending Brigham Young University – Idaho online for my per-requisites to become an Optometrist (Eye Doctor).   Katlynn is an accountant for Oklahoma University (Boomer Sooner!!!!!), and I keep telling her she should apply for Munzee as an accountant…  I am still working on that.

Other hobbies include:
My other hobbies include gaming, music, collecting, and computers, I am a big gamer.  Some of the games that I play are Skyrim, Diablo, Starcraft, and Warcraft.  I also love physical games such as Monopoly and Dominion.  I also really love playing music.  I love my Soprano Sax as well as the Piano.  I have several things I collect, such as coins, trading card games, and key chains of places I’ve been (for my wife) just to name a few.  Lastly I love computers.  I love making them network, I love building them and even using different kinds of software such as Excel, etc.  Unfortunately I do not have the money to pursue this profession Sad smile but life goes on.

Computerwiz41 was kind enough to share his social, so cap away!

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November 3, 2014

MunzPak Monthly Subscription service AVAILABLE NOW

munzpaksocial-1Munzee is proud to announce the MunzPak monthly subscription service. For just $15 USD a month you get approximately $25 USD worth of Munzee physical prod


ucts delivered straight to your door. This hassle-free subscription only needs to be filled out once and then each month you’ll get the latest and greatest munzees.  You can sign up now at www.munzee.com/munzpak and your first MunzPak will ship within 48 business hours. Each MunzPak will include a variety of munzees from generics with unique skins to some new things you won’t be able to get anywhere else!

For the first MunzPak run you get:

  • Motel sticker
  • Haunted Hotel sticker
  • Diamond sticker
  • Ruby sticker
  • 20 generic stickers
  • A coupon for 10% off an online store purchase.

These physical stickers are already pre-coded as the respective munzee type so instead of converting physicals you just have to stick these and go. Each sticker is also generic in case you feel like being nice and sharing with a friend.  Don’t expect to get a breakdown each month before we release them though, because we want everyone to be surprised!MunzPak

MunzPak subscriptions are on sale NOW. There is no limit on these so no need to wait for opening hours to sign up. Once you visit the site you will hit the subscribe button and enroll your credit card information in our easy to use, secure, recurring payment system. Then just sit back, relax, and enjoy receiving your MunzPak each month. One month from your start date you’ll be charged for your second MunzPak, which will ship within 48 hours. Please keep in mind that standard shipping times will vary based upon where we’re sending it. Domestic orders should arrive within 3-5 days, while international orders will take 5+ days.

We appreciate your loyalty to Munzee and we promise to cram as much value into each Pak as possible. If you have any questions or problems with your subscription please email orders@munzee.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

FAQ:

Will shipping be included in the $15 USD? Yes

Am I able to cancel at anytime? Yes. If you cancel before your renewal date, it will end before the next shipment is sent.

Am I able to receive multiple subscriptions? One per username.

Is this available to all players regardless of premium or non-premium? Yes

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