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April 12, 2016

MunzFit 2016!

As we’ve said before, Munzee has been working with multiple organizations to donate money from the March fundraisers. While we’ve been working with MDA and Skylar directly, we’ve been working with another organization to help provide support for MNDA. We’re now ready to release information and introduce MunzFit 2016!

Rave & Ride is a 300+ person indoor cycling event organized by Steven Smith that raises funds for the MND Association in honor of his mother, Genifer, who passed away from MND. The event will be hosted at Stoke Park in the UK and see individuals and teams of indoor cyclists come together for an all-day sponsored ride with club music provided by live DJs. There is also the possibility of two world records being broken due to the scale of the event and the number of members expected to take part. Steven has already raised £115,000 for the MND Association through several events, and he is hoping the Rave and Ride event will push that amount over £160,000. You can learn more about the Rave and Ride event here.

Munzee will be involved in two ways. First, we will be making a donation to Rave and Ride during the event on May 14th, 2016. Rob and Matt will be traveling to the UK to meet up with Louise and present the donation to Steven. We didn’t want to stop there, though. While Louise is already participating in the event, Rob and Matt wanted to show their support for the cause and ride as well. They will be teaming up with Team DBA and DBA Sports (one of Louise’s riding sponsors) to ride during the event.

Rave & Ride is also the launching point for MunzFit 2016. From May 6th-15th, we will be having MunzFit events. We want to get as many people as possible involved, so we will be offering a MunzFit package.

For $100, a MunzFit Event includes:

  • The MunzFit Badge with editable text and flag (see below)
  • 50 Event Pins (more information regarding these to follow)
  • 10 Flat Robs
  • 10 MVMs
  • No proximity rules for non-Event Pins
  • Prizes for all attendees from Secret Steven

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Examples of the MunzFit Badge include:

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Rob, Matt, and Louise will also be hosting a Munzee Event on Friday, May 13th, so check out the calendar!

We also have MunzFit apparel available on the Munzee Store where you can write in the name or place of your event!

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We hope to see everyone getting out and active! Munzee on!

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April 11, 2016

Easter Events Wrap Up

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Well, what an absolutely fantastic Easter!
The Easter Bunny visited 2256 times, we created 2 new Emerald Gardens in Denmark and Australia and 82 events took place. WOW.
Thank you, as always for your support with Munzee Events, we hope you had as much fun as we did when we were out and about at them.
Don’t forget to check the blog for the latest pics of the Easter Bonnet competition, there were some absolute beauties on show!
We have some really exciting plans to share with you very soon so keep your eyes peeled for what we’re up to next month…..

 

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April 7, 2016

Vote for the Next Urban Camo Skin!

We asked for your skin suggestions, and now it’s time to vote on them! We chose 5 of the best suggestions we received and mocked them up. We need your help deciding which one(s) we’ll put into production!

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  1. Registered Number with Date, suggested by TrialbyFire – The red writing will be player written.
  2. Clock face/dial without numbers (no username) – The clock hands will be player drawn.
  3. Maintenance Schedule, suggested by Freecyclestacy
  4. Official Sign, suggested by Rosemark – The red writing will be player written.
  5. Caution with Symbol (no username)

Please keep in mind that these are only mockups and not the final designs. Once the winning design(s) is/are chosen, our design team will work with the player(s) to finalize a design for production.

Vote here!

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April 6, 2016

Player of the Week: Ryan Rokey (Rynee)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Ryan Rokey (Rynee).

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Who are you?

Rynee, aka Ryan Rokey.

Where in the world do you live?
Freeport, Illinois, home to events such as the Midwest Munzee Bash 2014, 2015, and MWMB 2016 this coming June 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Yes, that’s 3 days.

How long have you played Munzee?
I created my account in July 2011 and was the 979th player to create an account. I actually deployed a few munzees at the time, but the game hadn’t quite picked up in my area yet, so I stepped away for a while. A few months later, I was in a different area and came across a munzee and re-downloaded the app. I was excited by how many there were in the area, and I’ve been playing nonstop since.

How did you find Munzee?
At the time, I was heavily into caching and was on Facebook when Jason Hale (“Halemeister”) posted a blog listing he had found about Munzee, and I was instantly interested. I immediately downloaded the app, checked out the website, and started printing my own with lamilabel (which have all withstood the test of time and are sill actually in play). Side note: The player that introduced me to Munzee didn’t start playing himself until 2-3 years later.

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What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
In the beginning, it was all about getting out and getting as many points as I could as well as chasing specials. Over time, it has become more about other players. Getting out and meeting players, attracting new players as well as being able to help and aid other players. I still do enjoy chasing new icons and bouncing specials and getting as many points as I can for my clan, “The Mixed Nutz”. I also love getting out and finding new locations deploy munzees at to bring other players to great locations.

What is on your wish list?
Oh boy. This could be a long list, so I’ll just list a few:

  1. With the acquisition of WallaBee to the Munzee umbrella, I’d love to see player owned badges to Personal Munzees.
  2. It was great to see badges added for deploying greenies, but I would love to see badges for capturing greenies or even an extension to the First Responder badge.
  3. Rovers. Please expand on Rovers. Nothing much has happened to them since launch. They’re definitely a fun addition to the game.

Tell us about yourself!

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Well I just turned 34 years old at the beginning of March while on my way to Munzee Madness. I am the father of 3 children, 2 daughters who also play Munzee with their own accounts. They love being able to go out and capture munzees with me. I also have a son who isn’t quite old enough to play yet, but it’s certain that he will.

When I was 17 years old, I enlisted in the US Army and got to travel around quite a bit of places, such as Georgia, Hawaii, and Thailand. Where was Munzee then? There are so many places I have traveled to that I was to go back to because of Munzee.

I currently live in Freeport, Illinois where I work in a factory doing Electroplating in miscellaneous parts and hardware that end up being used in the auto industry for companies such as Ford, GM, and Chrysler.

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Other hobbies…hmmm.., well I’m a big fan of doing anything related to being outdoors. I enjoy getting out on hiking trails as well as some mild rock climbing. I also enjoy bicycling and am very fortunate with the amount of biking trails that I have access to, including a 17 mile trail running to the north know as the Jane Addams Trail and the Pecatonica Prairie Path, running 20+ miles to the east. Last summer, I had the chance to go kayaking and absolutely fell in love with it, so I plan to buy my own kayak this year and host some kayaking events this summer. As of lately, I’ve been getting back into caching and will probably do more of it this summer.

Any last words?
I would just like to thank MHQ for the continued expansion and growth of this game we all enjoy playing so much. I would also like to thank all of the players who grow the map for us to be able to get out there and capture munzees. Finally, I would like to thank all of the players that submitted my name for this great honor.

Rynee also included a social, so cap away!

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April 5, 2016

Munzee Videocast This Friday!

Rob and Matt will be back with a new videocast this Friday!

Quite a few things have occurred since our last videocast (February 19th!), so we’ll be back to talk about what’s happened and what’s coming up! Join us on Friday, April 8th at 13:30 CDT for Munzee Videocast #41. The Google Hangout can be found here, or you can watch live on YouTube here.

We’ll be taking more questions this time, so make sure to get them in early!

See you then and Munzee on!

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April 1, 2016

Introducing the Munzee Credit Card!

Munzee is pleased to announce that applications for the Munzee Green Card are now available. The new Munzee credit line allows you to earn rewards for playing Munzee! You can earn free munzees for purchases each quarter AND earn 5% cash back when you use the Green Card in the Munzee Online Store.

Green Card cardholders will earn  a variety of Munzee rewards for on each purchase. Just what are these awards? Well you’ll have to apply to find out! These rewards empower our guests and players with new and exciting ways to save money and expand the game. The Munzee Green Card is the key feature of an elite Munzee player and we want our credit users to feel the prestige and inclusivity that this rewards system has to offer.

MunzeeCredit4For a limited time all Munzee Green Card applicants will also receive an exclusive, hand stitched, green dinner jacket. This Italian blazer not only allows you to hit the city in style, but also lets those around you know you’re part of a higher order. Our very own Munzee Tailor will personally size the jacket to your needs so, much like the Munzee Green Card, it’s a perfect fit.

Applications for the Munzee Green Card are available online at munzee.com/GreenCard. They will also be available at Munzee Marketplace and Munzee Marketplace – Cocoa Beach beginning mid-April.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY TODAY!

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April 1, 2016

Mystery Nomads Are on the Map!

When we released the original nomads, it was always our intention to expand the lines of them. Now, we have.

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The Mystery Nomad lands on Mystery and Mini Mystery Munzees (physicals only). They bounce with the same frequency as Physical and Virtual Nomads (every 12 hours or when capped). There will be a 50-100 point split between the capper and the host with a minimum of 25 points.

There are now 10 Mystery Nomads our, and they can be seen with other specials at www.munzee.com/specials. We’ve also increased the number of Physical and Virtual Nomads to 10 each. We hope you enjoy these changes. Munzee on!

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March 31, 2016

March Fundraising Information

When we first started discussions about a fundraiser for March, we knew we wanted to push the envelope and make it our biggest yet. We spent the week calculating totals, and we couldn’t be happier or more proud of players worldwide for your generosity. We’re proud to announce that we are prepared to make our largest donation ever!

We’ve briefly mentioned where the money will be donated, but now, we have more information. The following are the three groups we will be donating to. We want to surprise the recipients in person with the donation amounts, so that information will come when the donations are made.

Skylar

We’ve been honored to help Skylar on her journey from Miss Wheelchair Texas to Miss Wheelchair USA and beyond. We will be donating to her which will allow her to continue her work on behalf of the Miss Wheelchair USA program. “Like” her on Facebook to stay up to date with all of her activities.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Munzee is working with MDA to better the lives of individuals who have been diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. From research for a cure to MDA Summer Camp, the Muscular Dystrophy Association impacts hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Along with potentially partnering with MDA on other projects, we will be donating to them on behalf of Munzee players worldwide.

You can learn more about MDA at their website and watch a video about what they do here.

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It attacks nerves that control movement, leaving people unable to move, talk, and eventually breathe. There is currently no cure for MND.

The MND Association improves care and support for those with MND, funds and promotes research for an MND cure, and campaigns and raises awareness for people with MND. Munzee’s donation to the MND Association will go towards funding scientists with the goals of studying and developing cures for MND.

You can learn more about MND and the MND Association at their website.

Again, we couldn’t be more proud of everyone who helped raise this money for these causes. We’ll have more information regarding the specific donations very soon. Munzee on!

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March 30, 2016

Player of the Week Nominations

Do you know a player who goes above and beyond to help others, grow the game, or grow the community? Tell us about them!

We’re currently looking for nominations for Player of the Week. If you would like to nominate a fellow player, please email [email protected] with the following information:

  • Player’s Username
  • Player’s Real Name (if you know it)
  • Why you think they should be POTW

Help us showcase some of our amazing players by nominating them for POTW!

Munzee on!

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March 29, 2016

New Skin Suggestions

We’re looking to update our Urban Camo line of Munzees, and we want your input!

Players in the field know what they want and need to successfully hide Munzees. We want to help grow the game through new skins. These skins can be small like the Shamrock stickers or larger to accommodate new types of Urban Camos. We want to know what you want!

Players who submit chosen designs will be credited with the idea and will receive a pack of these new stickers. (Keep in mind that we already have some new designs in the works already.)

Do you have a suggestion or request for a new skin? Let us know here.

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