Archive for April, 2017

April 18, 2017

Munzee Referral Cards

Yesterday, we said there were more updates coming to the Munzee Referral Program, and we’ve got another one for you today: Munzee Referral Cards.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to spread the word about Munzee and be rewarded for doing so. These cards will include your personal Referral code so you can print them out and use as needed. Munzee Referral Cards can be found for free in the Munzee Online Store. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Add the Custom Referral Card to your cart and check out.
  2. After purchase, you will receive three emails: Check out confirmation, shipping confirmation, and a final email that includes a Referral Card with your referral code on it. Note: The final email will be sent to the email address associated with your Munzee account. This may not necessarily be the email you use to check out in the store, so be sure to check that one.
  3. Print out the Custom Referral Card, and start introducing people!

Keep an eye out for more updates coming soon!

Munzee on!

 

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April 17, 2017

Munzee Referral Program Update: Leaderboards

We’ve been working behind the scenes to improve and expand the Munzee Referral Program, and we’re happy to introduce one of the new features: leaderboards!

There are four new leaderboards that relate to referrals: Monthly Referral Points, Overall Referral Points, Monthly Referrals, and Overall Referrals. These can be found under the “Leaderboards” tab on the navigation bar of the website. You can also use these direct links — Referral Points and Referrals.

We are still working on other new features and aspects of the Referral Program, so keep an eye out for more announcements!

Munzee on!

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April 14, 2017

4th Annual MHQ Bash Packages

This year’s internal MHQ theme is “All In”, so what better way to apply that than a casino themed MHQ Bash! Last year we had a ton of fun at MHQ Bash 3, but we’re kicking it up a notch for our Four-Of-A-Kind fourth year!

As a refresher, this year’s Bash will take place Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th in McKinney, TX.

The tentative* schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 22nd

  • 6pm: Registration and Casino Night

Saturday, September 23rd

  • 10am: All-In Eventzee Hunt
  • 5pm: Oktoberfest in Downtown McKinney

Sunday, September 24th

  • 9am: MunzFit 2.0 and Goodbye Event

*Times and locations will be finalized and provided as we get closer to the events.


Packages

There are four packages available for this year’s MHQ Bash: Royal Flush, Full House, Flush, Ace High.

***To guarantee availability of all items in packages, online registration will close on August 11th, 2017 at 15:00 MHQ time. Packages will be available for purchase at the event, but we cannot guarantee all items will be available.***

Each package will include the following:

Royal Flush ($75)

  • Lanyard/Name Tag and Swag Bag
  • T-Shirt
  • Mug/Glass
  • Dinner/Snacks on Friday Night
  • Casino Night Tickets/Chips (Prizes: Munzee Store Gift Cards)
  • Access to a special MHQ Bash only ZeeOp
  • MHQ Bash 4 Coin
  • MunzFit 2.0 Finisher Medal
  • Breakfast on Sunday
  • Special Edition Collectible/Commemorative Item
  • New Special Item
  • 10 Blast Caps

Full House ($50)

  • Lanyard/Name Tag and Swag Bag
  • T-Shirt
  • MHQ Bash 4 Coin
  • MunzFit 2.0 Finisher Medal
  • Special Edition Collectible/Commemorative Item
  • New Special Item

Flush ($35)

  • Lanyard/Name Tag and Swag Bag
  • T-Shirt
  • MHQ Bash 4 Coin
  • Special Edition Collectible/Commemorative Item
  • New Special Item

Ace High (Free)

  • Lanyard/Name Tag

***Please purchase only one package per person who will be attending. Everyone must have at least the Ace High package. If you have a joint account, please purchase a package for each person (they do not have to be the same package).***

Packages can be purchased HERE.

We can’t wait to see you at MHQ Bash 4!

Munzee on!

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April 12, 2017

Flat Rob Easter Appearance

Flat Robs will be out on the map this weekend for the Easter holiday!

From 00:01 on Friday, April 14th through 23:59 on Sunday, April 16th, Flat Robs will be on the map and available in the Munzee Online Store.

We hope you enjoy your weekend!

Munzee on!

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April 11, 2017

Player of the Week: Sandra Corbin (humbird7)

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 Sandra Corbin (humbird7).


Who are you?

Hi! My name is Sandra Corbin, and my Munzee name is humbird7. I love hummingbirds, and it just seemed too long of a name, so I shortened it. The 7 is because I was born on the 7th; the best day ever.

Where in the world do you live?
I live about 30 miles north of Montgomery, Alabama in a very small community; don’t blink or you may just miss it. I was born in Missouri and moved to Alabama when I was 7. I have been here ever since (except for 2 years spent in college in Tennessee).

How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing Munzee on November 17, 2013, but it doesn’t seem that long.

How did you find Munzee?
I was at a caching event and overheard some other players talking about Munzee. I didn’t think that much of it, but then a few days later I was looking for a cache while traveling. It was missing, but in its place, I found a munzee. I sat on the nearby bench, created an account, and scanned my first munzee. I have been hooked ever since. I picked up my cousin for the rest of the trip and was always on the search for a munzee. There weren’t many along our route to rural Missouri from Tennessee, but I did find a few. When I got back home, I was so happy to see quite a few in the area, and I haven’t slowed down since.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I love getting out and seeing places that I would not have found unless there was a munzee there. Also, I love meeting people from all over the world who are as I am about the game. I cherish the friendships I have made.

What is on your wish list?
My top wish is that the virtuals would not block physical placement; that there would be 2 layers to the game. Say, you visit Celebration Park and want to leave a physical, you can’t because of all of the virtuals in the area.

I would also like the option of upgrading old Mystery Virtuals for a small fee so that the owner would receive more than 3 CapOn points.

I would like a 250K Day badge as well as some myth badges for 250, 500, 1000, and the king of capping 1500 unique myths. I know this may be hard for some people, including myself, but it’s always good to have a goal.

Tell us about yourself!
I am a nurse, and I work in all kinds of areas. My favorite is the Neonatal Intensive Care; you can make a difference for the rest of a person’s life. I also work adult ICE and surgery. In the past, I have done Home Health, Case Management, Utilization Review, and a little in the ER. I feel like this makes me a more rounded nurse so I can take better care of my patients be they big or small. I have an amazing husband of 35 years, Rodney. He lets me go all over the country to play this crazy game. He did go with me to the first MHQ bash, but it wasn’t his cup of tea, so he says at home and keeps it going and feeds the pups.

Other hobbies include:
What? There is a life outside of Munzee? Caching, fishing, reading, machine embroidery, and gardening. I love to camp, but the arthritis now make it hard to get off the ground.

Any last words?
I would like to thank whomever nominated me for this honor. I was so excited and thrilled to get the notification! Thanks to my Munzee partner OHail for all the impromptu trips we go on. You never know where we will turn up next.

humbird7 also include some socials, so cap away!

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April 10, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Alex Williams (Squonk)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Alex Williams (Squonk).

Who are you? 
I’m Alex Williams, and my username is Squonk. My family also plays as hardcorepistachio, squirrelwithsombrero, Zappa, and kwyjibo.

What’s in your toolkit?
I mostly play on my own and carry 1 accordion wallet that consists of everything: generics, batch processed greenies, Fire, Ice, Shamrocks, Earth, gems, evolutions, urban camo generics, 1 dog tag, a couple of RPS, and Mystery Munzees. The wallet goes with me EVERYWHERE.

I never leave home without having the family toolkit in my car for when they join me to play. It consists of:

  • a 2nd wallet as a back up for when we have a specific goal and only want to take the essentials for said goal plus a few generics.
  • 2 small tackle boxes:
    • One contains — more generics, RPS, Mysteries, hard plastic generics (that I got at an event attended by Rob and Dylan), and batch processed greenies for the kids.
    • The other contains — coinz, dog tags and beaded chains, nails, and zip ties for affixing dog tags to trees, fence posts, and wooden poles.
  • . tin with my batch processed greenies.
  • a tin of urban camos.
  • Back-up battery packs, charging cords, and plug-in chargers
  • a tube of Gorilla Glue (not pictured)
  • a Swiss-army knife (not pictured)

This winter, the toolkit also included a thermos of hot water and an ice scraper. We had a severe winter, and I had to scrape ice off many light poles in order to cap.

Munzee on!

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April 7, 2017

Munzee Newsletter: March 2017

In March we celebrated our favorite color- GREEN. We also gave back to some wild friends with the help of our players, announced some birthday plans, crashed at a couple hotels and updated the app. 

Take a look back on some of the things that happened this month and what to expect next month as well!


We kicked off the month with Safar-Zee, a fundraising effort focused on helping wildlife worldwide. For the month of March we sold Paw Print special virtual icons with proceeds going to help wildlife rescue organizations. As always our players showed their enthusiasm from the start and have already helped In-Sync Exotics and our newly adopted tiger Mystery.

The special Paw Prints will be on the map through 23:59 MHQ Time on April 30, 2017. The virtual garden above In-Sync is permanent. 

 


Greet Garfield in Munzee, IN!

This month we announced some of Munzee’s 6th Birthday celebration plans to take over Muncie, Indiana and turn it into Munzee, Indiana! Join Rob the weekend of July 21st for a number of fun events including a trip to the Delaware County Fair! Rob will also be visited by a certain fat cat who is pretty popular around those parts.


Munzee Gone GREEN

We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day weekend in full force with a triple point weekend on some of our favorite green munzees, expediated Leprechauns and a limited time Leprechaun badge line!

Needless to say, our players made the most of the weekend and Saturdaywas in the Top 10 Overall days of both captures and deploys.

 


At Your Service

While February kept players busy capturing the treacherous Jewel Thief on precious stones, in March a new stealthy fella began roaming the halls of Hotels and Motels worldwide.

He claims he’s just here to help you with your bags though, so be sure to leave a tip for the new Bellhop Nomad Munzee!


The up-Dating Game

This month we updated Munzee to version 3.3.2. Be sure to update your app to make the most of the following new features.

  • Changes to the Own Socials list to fit overall look and feel.
  • Added the ability to deploy Socials from the player’s Details page.
  • Fixed photo submission issues for Places Munzees.
  • Added the ability to choose between select installed navigation apps.
  • Added a quick way to reset and activate all filters.
  • Updated the scanner.
  • Updated translations.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.

 


Coming in April…

– We know we’ve been BASHful, but stay tuned for some news soon.

– Jokes on you, this started already.

– Have any righteous Referrals? Asking for a friend…

 

 

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April 6, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Mike Blaylock (TK7464)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Mike Blaylock (TK7464).

Who are you? 
My name is Mike Blaylock, and my username is TK7464.

What’s in your toolkit? 
My toolkit contains the following items:

  • Anti-reflective card with assorted sizes: Sometimes, munzees are attached a reflective material which can make them hard to scan. I cover the reflective materials with the card and capture the munzee.
  • Several small tackle boxes that contain munzees. These easily fit in my cargo pockets.
  • A headlight for night ops
  • Sharpies to blackout any archived munzees.

 

  • A small bag that holds:
    • 2 spare batteries
    • a telescopic mirror
    • a magnifying glass
    • an Exacto knife
    • components for making hanging munzees: scissors, cardstock, self-laminating pouches, zip-ties, hole punch)
    • a Letherman multi-purpose tool
    • a lanyard with a small LED flashlight and an emergency whistle

Finally, the Camelbak bag that holds all of the components of the toolkit. It easily attaches to the Camelbak hydration system.


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

Munzee on!

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April 5, 2017

Tea Party Mad Hat Competition Winners

One part of this year’s Tea Party events is the Mad Hat Competitions.This past weekend marked the beginning of the Tea Parties, and we’ve started receiving the pictures of the winners. We’ll be updating the gallery below as we get more winners throughout the month. Make sure to show up with your best Mad Hat! If you haven’t planned to attend a Tea Party event yet, check out the Events Calendar to find to one near you!

If you’re an event host, make sure you get your Mad Hat Competition winner’s picture emailed to Louise so that we can add it!

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April 4, 2017

Player of the Week: Warren Crossman (war1man)

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 Warren Crossman (war1man).


Who are you?

I am Warren Crossman. I got my Munzee username from the first three letters of my first name, a “1”, and the last three letters of my last name. I do not like war — unless it’s Clan Wars! LOL. I munzee with my lifelong partner, Rosieree, and we have tons of fun with the game and all the players in it.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Longwood, Florida, just north of Orlando, in the hear of Munzee-rich Florida. We had a fun time developing the area with the other Florida Munzee players.

How long have you played Munzee?
I started Munzee when it first came out but found it pretty boring as it was only greenies. They were very sparse, and the only ones showing were usually either way off with their coordinates or missing. I stopped playing, and then, in early 2013 while off with some friends doing that other location based game, I spotted a munzee on a lamppost at a McDonald’s we had stopped at. I downloaded the app, signed in , and scanned a few in the area. The rest is history…

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I like to walk, but I need a purpose — which Munzee provides. I like the way MHQ keeps the game changing and is constantly challenging us. Sometimes I think they do too much too fast, but that’s better than not enough, right? I also like the other players involved in Munzee, so Clan Wars really appeal to me. I think that by working with other players and developing a big clan group, we have become a fun family. I now have friends all over the world that I have met through Munzee.

What is on your wish list?
I enjoy events, but I wish they would limit the amount of events in a given area. Too much of a good thing is sometimes not good. I wish that MHQ members would limit the events they put on in areas like outs that have events more frequently.

Tell us about yourself!
I have been married to Marie for almost 47 years, and we have 5 beautiful children, who are now adults, and an amazing 6 year old grandson who loves to munzee with Grandma and Papa. I own a flooring business that specializes in retail stores. I am thinking about retiring, but I’m just not ready yet. I was born in Massachusetts, but my mother moved us to Florida when I was 5, so I am Floridian 100%. I love my Florida Gators and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but I also pull for the Patriots since they were my first NFL team. I love Nascar.


Other hobbies include:

Other?? Munzee takes a lot of my free time, and I love to run into people who don’t have a clue as to what I am doing while Munzeeing and try to introduce them. I also love it when new people start capping in the area. We try to introduce ourselves to them and explain the game.

Any last words?
Thanks, MHQ, for keeping the game changing and making it fun. I think that change can be good. I just hope we don’t lose the basic physical gameplay by making it obsolete.

war1man also include a social, so cap away!

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