Competitions

November 10, 2020

Zeecret Agent Competition Results!

And the winner is…

The P.I.N.E. Agency!

As they’ve been dominating the entire competition, this comes as no surprise… but we admire the effort that P.E.A.R. Agents put in as well, especially in the face of such a tough opponent! There were just under 2300 total agents at the end of the competition, we are excited about this level of participation!

Prizes

Now moving on to the part you’re probably most interested in — the prizes! Here’s what you will receive if you opted into an agency on CuppaZee prior to the end of the competition and were active at any point during the competition, based on how your agency ranked:

Support

We’ll be awarding the final prizes starting today, but as there were so many active players, it may take a while before you receive your badge and other prizes.

If, after a few days, you still haven’t received your final prizes, please e-mail support@munzee.com.

Zeecret Agent Merch

If you haven’t treated yourself recently, pick up a shiny new personal tag, T-shirt, hoodie, or neck gaiter from the ZeeOps Collection HERE!

Munzee on!

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October 23, 2020

Focus on the Foundation of Any Exercise Routine With November 2020’s Resolution!

Have you been indulging in some Halloween candy that you were planning on passing out to trick-or-treaters this year? Or indulging in popular pumpkin spice-flavored treats? While there’s no need to deprive yourself of these sweets, make sure to save some room for foods that will help you meet your daily nutritional needs!

As we announced in our January Resolutions blog, we will be launching monthly Capture Streak Badges centered on a year of being active. Each month’s badge will be dedicated to practicing a different exercise. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. This month’s badge may be tricky to get, but we believe in you!

Each month’s badge will be themed around the particular resolution goal. For November, instead of a specific exercise, we’re highlighting the importance of a healthy diet! While you can certainly enjoy healthy foods via juicing as shown in the badge art below, don’t feel obligated to try it, especially if it would require you to purchase a new appliance. As we’re sure you already know, there’s more to health than kale smoothies!

Why has juicing gotten so popular?

Veggies seem like they take a lot of prep work since, generally, you need to wash them, remove inedible/unappetizing  parts, and finally, chop them up before you can start cooking them. That’s quite a bit more manual labor than shaking a box of dried pasta into a pot of boiling water or dumping a chunk of meat into a hot oiled pan. Because of this, the appeal of juicing is understandable — after doing all that prep work, you just pop the veggie bits into a juicer and you’re good to go!

But, if you prefer your veggies cooked, it doesn’t take that much more effort to do so — a lot of veggies taste great with minimal cooking. For example, Brussels sprouts are one of the most disliked vegetables here in the US, but they’re actually quite tasty when they’re simply sautéed or stir-fried with a bit of olive oil or butter, and seasoned with salt and pepper. The only thing to watch out for is overcooking them, which would give them a bitter taste. Once you see a bit of caramelization, quickly remove them from the pan! Green beans and sweet potatoes can be prepared this way as well, and instead of using the stove, you could also roast them for a short time in the oven. If you feel like going to a little more effort, adding some minced garlic to cook alongside these veggies is sure to be a success. What are some other simple but tasty ways to prepare vegetables that you recommend?

Before you attempt any exercise, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor**. Good luck and Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead! 

** MUNZEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXERCISE-RELATED INJURIES

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October 22, 2020

The Zeecret Agents Competition is Back!

Agents, we’ve clearly underestimated the strength of the P.I.N.E. Agency. In the hopes of keeping the competition fun for both agencies until our planned end date, we needed a bit more time to make the next set of changes, and brainstorm further additions that you may see in future rounds! For the next round, we’ve made some adjustments to the point values and types that can affect agency HP. You can find a breakdown below:

CAPTURES
Add 7 points to your team P.E.A.R. Agent
P.I.N.E. Agent
Add 3 points to your team Physical Pear Bomb (+4 points)

Spyderbot
Rainbow Unicorn
Gnome Leprechaun
Ice Dragon
Sasquatch Yeti
Siren
Mother Earth
Virtual Pear Bomb

Add 2 points to your team Trojan Unicorn
Add 1 point to your team Pear
Pecan
Acorn
Briefcase
Night Vision Goggles
Laser Pen
Self Destruct Greeting Card
Subtract 10 points from the other team Squashed Spyderbot
Subtract 4 points from the other team Bowling – 2nd Roll

Physical Pineamite

Subtract 3 points from the other team Virtual Pineamite
Dossier
Laser Trail 2
Laser Trail 3
Subtract 2 points from the other team Fire Pegasus
Cherub
Ogre
Chimera
Fairy Godmother
Gorgon
Hadavale
Subtract 1 point from the other team Flaming Arrow
Infrared Virtual
Laser Trail 1
DEPLOYS
Add 3 points to your team Spyderbot
Add 2 points to your team Briefcase
Add 1 point to your team Self Destruct Greeting Card
Subtract 2 points from other team Night Vision Goggles
Trojan Unicorn

*We may change these values between rounds in order to improve gameplay.

In addition, the starting HP for both teams has been raised to 2,500, while the max HP limit has been raised to 10,000.

There are also TWO very special Zeecret agents worth bonus points in the competition. One PINE agent will deal 100 points of damage to the opposite team, and one PEAR agent will regenerate 200 points of health upon capture!

This will also be reflected on CuppaZee’s Zeecret Agents Competition page. You can check out the state of the competition at any time there, or join an agency if you’re late to the party.

Round 7 of the competition has already begun and will run until Wednesday, October 28 at 11:58 MHQ or when one team hits 0 HP. Registered agents, check your credits page for a special gift from MHQ to help with Round 7!

On behalf of MHQ, we thank you for your continued service.

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October 19, 2020

Zeecret Agents Competition Update 2

Agents, we’ve been continued to monitor the competition, and while Round 2 nearly lasted the full 6 days, we’d still like for the competition to be as tough for both agencies as possible. For the next round, we’ve made some adjustments to the point values and types that can affect agency HP. You can find a breakdown below:

CAPTURES
Add 7 points to your team P.E.A.R. Agent
P.I.N.E. Agent
Add 3 points to your team Spyderbot
Add 1 point to your team Pear
Pecan
Acorn
Briefcase
Night Vision Goggles
Laser Pen
Subtract 10 points from the other team Squashed Spyderbot
Subtract 5 points from the other team Bowling – 2nd Roll
Physical Pear Bomb
Physical Pineamite
Subtract 3 points from the other team Virtual Pear Bomb
Virtual Pineamite
Dossier
Laser Trail 2
Laser Trail 3
Trojan Unicorn
Subtract 2 points from the other team Flaming Arrow
Rainbow Unicorn
Gnome Leprechaun
Ice Dragon
Sasquatch Yeti
Fire Pegasus
Cherub
Ogre
Chimera
Siren
Fairy Godmother
Gorgon
Mother Earth
Hadavale
Subtract 1 point from the other team Infrared Virtual
Laser Trail 1
Self Destruct Greeting Card
DEPLOYS
Add 3 points to your team Spyderbot
Add 2 points to your team Briefcase
Add 1 point to your team Self Destruct Greeting Card
Subtract 2 points from other team Night Vision Goggles
Trojan Unicorn

*We may change these values between rounds in order to improve gameplay.

This will also be reflected on CuppaZee’s Zeecret Agents Competition page. You can check out the state of the competition at any time there, or join an agency if you’re late to the party.

Round 3 of the competition has already begun and will run until Friday, October 23 at 11:58 MHQ or when one team hits 0 HP. Registered agents, check your credits page for a special gift from MHQ to help with Round 3!

On behalf of MHQ, we thank you for your continued service.

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October 13, 2020

Zeecret Agents Competition Update

Agents, from the time our competition commenced last week until now, we’ve been closely monitoring Round 1 of the competition. We’ve come to the consensus that both agencies were able to maintain a much higher amount of HP than expected. So, to make things more interesting for the next round, we’ve made some adjustments to the point values and types that can affect agency HP. You can find a breakdown below:

CAPTURES
Add 5 points to your team Spyderbot
P.E.A.R. Agent
P.I.N.E. Agent
Add 1 point to your team Pear
Pecan
Acorn
Briefcase
Night Vision Goggles
Laser Pen
Subtract 10 points from the other team Squashed Spyderbot
Subtract 5 points from the other team Bowling – 2nd Roll
Subtract 3 points from the other team Physical Pear Bomb
Physical Pineamite
Dossier
Laser Trail 2
Laser Trail 3
Trojan Unicorn
Subtract 2 points from the other team Flaming Arrow
Rainbow Unicorn
Gnome Leprechaun
Ice Dragon
Sasquatch Yeti
Fire Pegasus
Cherub
Ogre
Chimera
Siren
Fairy Godmother
Gorgon
Mother Earth
Hadavale
Subtract 1 point from the other team Virtual Pear Bomb
Virtual Pineamite
Infrared Virtual
Laser Trail 1
DEPLOYS
Add 5 points to your team Spyderbot
Add 2 points to your team Briefcase
Subtract 2 points from other team Night Vision Goggles
Trojan Unicorn

*We may change these values between rounds in order to improve gameplay.

This will also be reflected on CuppaZee’s Zeecret Agents Competition page. You can check out the state of the competition at any time there, or join an agency if you’re late to the party.

Round 2 of the competition will begin at 11:58 MHQ on Oct 13 and run for 6 days (ending on Monday instead of Sunday) or when one team hits 0 HP.

Zeecret Agent Merch

Keep your identity a secret by wearing these colorful disguises. Shop the ZeeOps apparel collection in the Freeze Tag Online Store. Featuring shirts, sweatshirts, hats, personal tags and more!

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October 8, 2020

Time For Some Good GREEN Fun With A New Competition!

Agents, here is some more intel on that special assignment we announced on Wednesday — if you were on the fence about joining then, perhaps this brief will help you decide.

Zeecret Agents Competition

It’s time to show that you’re ready to become a ZeeOps Agent through a little friendly competition from now until Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 23:59 MHQ. Similar to our Competing Camp Specials we’re splitting you up to compete as worldwide teams! This time though, there are only two teams — the P.E.A.R Agency vs the P.I.N.E. Agency– and things will work a little differently.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to work with other agents to whittle down the enemy agency’s hit points and maintain or increase your own agency’s hit points for each round. If you accept this mission, head over to the opt-in link on CuppaZee HERE to find out which agency you’ve been assigned to.

Round Rules

For the first round each agency begins with 1,000 hit points. Each team can max out to 2,500 hit points in round one as well. Maxing out hit points does not mean your team wins that round. A round will end as soon as one team’s health reaches 0 HP or after 5 days. If 5 days pass, the team with the highest remaining health will be given the win. Rounds are then reset, giving both agencies full hit points again.

A new round will begin each time an agency is KO’d until the competition ends. Please note that not all rounds may begin with the same base points. Some rounds may have higher hit point counts. After the competition ending time, the final round will continue until it ends, as normal. If the final round ends and both teams have won the same amount of rounds, there will be a final rapid decider round, with a low starting HP.

Here is a breakdown of which actions will increase your agency’s hit points, and which will decrease the enemy agency’s hit points. You might notice a few new types on this list too! You can learn more about Pear Bombs and Pineamite below, but stay tuned for the Spyderbot and Laser Pen reveals soon!

CAPTURES
Add 5 points to your team Spyderbot
Add 3 points to your team P.E.A.R. Agent
P.I.N.E. Agent
Add 2 points to your team Pear
Pecan
Acorn
Add 1 point to your team Briefcase
Night Vision Goggles
Laser Pen
Subtract 10 points from the other team Squashed Spyderbot
Subtract 5 points from the other team Bowling – 2nd Roll
Subtract 1 point from the other team Physical Pear Bomb
Virtual Pear Bomb
Physical Pineamite
Virtual Pineamite
Dossier
Infrared Virtual
Laser Trail 1
Laser Trail 2
Laser Trail 3
DEPLOYS
Add 10 points to your team Spyderbot
Add 2 points to your team Briefcase
Subtract 1 point from other team Night Vision Goggles
Subtract 5 points from other team Laser Pen

*We may change these values between rounds in order to improve gameplay.

Bomb MOBs

Agents from both P.E.A.R. and P.I.N.E. have left surprises around the world and it’s up to you to defuse them! There will be 500 Pear Bomb and Pineamite MOBs on the map for the entirety of the competition. That breaks down to 125 of each type in physical form, and likewise in virtual form. These are attracted to Magnets. Ironically, none of these specials are blastable.

As noted above, for the competition leaderboard each Pear Bomb and Pineamite capture will subtract 1 point from your enemy team. Please note that this is different than the actual capture points a player will earn. This secondary point structure is just for tallying the competition leaderboard for those who are playing.

Landing Pads:

Bounce Time:

  • every 4 hours

Points:

  • Capture: 111
  • CapOn: 50

Zeecret Agents tPOBs

In addition to the Pear Bomb and Pineamite there will also be rare P.E.A.R. Agent and P.I.N.E. Agent Specials bouncing around the map! They are already out there lurking around on the map and more Agents may be unleashed as Agency Heads see fit! These are attracted to both Physical or Virtual Magnets on their respective landing pads. These are officially tPOBs on a Munzee account and are not blastable.

As noted above, since these are more rare each Agent capture will add 3 points to your own team on the competition leaderboard. Again, please note that this is different than the actual capture points a player will earn. This secondary point structure is just for tallying the competition leaderboard.

Landing Pads:

Bounce Times:

  • every 4 hours

Points:

  • Capture: 250
  • CapOn: 100

Badges

There are a number of badges related to the Zeecret Agents Competition specials:

  • Team Badge- Think of it as a Membership Badge! These badges feature your agency’s crest so wear it with pride!
  • Earn the Explosives Expert badge by capping at least one of each Bomb and Agent special.
  • There are three badges based on overall Bomb and Agent special captures. Cap as many as you can to earn these badges!
  • There will also be badges based on the outcome of the competition. We’ll keep those a secret for now 😉

You can sneak a peek at the team badges below:

On behalf of MHQ, we thank you for your continued service.

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October 6, 2020

Bash from the Past Eventzee Hunt Winners!

On September 21, we kicked off our first Eventzee hunt in the new app! The hunt ended as of the 31st, and we were happy to see the warm response from those who participated! We periodically reviewed photo and video submissions throughout the hunt’s active period so you could see what others were up to in the feed, but as we expected, we weren’t able to keep with everyone!

To give you the results in a timely manner, as promised, we reviewed ALL the submissions from the players that were in the top 10 on the leaderboard. Depending on the quality of the photo/video submissions and the accuracy of the text submissions, the ranking may have shifted a bit. Some may have gone out of the top 10, in which case, we reviewed ALL the submissions for the new player that made it in, until the final top 10 consisted of players who’ve been thoroughly reviewed by us. So, without further ado, here are the winners:

  1. monrose
  2. TamiEarthAngel
  3. johnsjen
  4. Isopun2
  5. Rufnredy
  6. Jafo43
  7. Aufbau
  8. GroundFox
  9. Neta
  10. CoalCracker7

These hardworking Eventzee players will receive Zeds based on how they ranked! Zeds are our in-app currency which allow you to buy things ranging from Magnets to special item packs that aren’t available anywhere else! If you want to learn more about Zeds, check out our Help Guide article HERE!

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September 25, 2020

Get Some Muscle Definition With October 2020’s Resolution!

As we approach Halloween, the pressure to come up with a cool costume increases. We asked earlier in the month what kind of costume you would have the most fun in, and while superheroes seemed to be the least popular (perhaps it’s easier for little kids to dress up as them?) we think they would make a great easy costume idea! Don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to the typical supe from blockbuster films — for example, you could show your Munzee spirit (and make things a lot easier for yourself) by dressing up as one of our Hometown Heroes! Whatever you choose, feeling fit and having the muscles to match will go a long way towards making you feel the part.

As we announced in our January Resolutions blog, we will be launching monthly Capture Streak Badges centered on a year of being active. Each month’s badge will be dedicated to practicing a different exercise. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. This month’s badge may be tricky to get, but we believe in you!

Each month’s badge will be themed around the particular resolution goal. For October, instead of a specific exercise, we’re focusing on a muscle group that starts with “o” — obliques! As depicted in the badge art below, your obliques are the muscles at the side of your body, which slant to the left and to the right, respectively. They are also known as “side abs.”

What are some exercises I can try to strengthen these muscles?

For starters, you can attempt the side plank as depicted in the badge art above! If that’s easy for you, you can increase the difficulty by doing hip dips, as suggested by Shape Magazine:

Lower slowly down until hip barely touches the ground, then lift back up. Do 10-12 reps, holding last rep for 15-30 seconds before dropping. Repeat on opposite side.

You may also be surprised to learn that Shape Magazine also recommends “Elevated Mountain Climbers.” You may recall the non-elevated version was the focus of our May Resolution. While they don’t obviously work out the sides of your body, perhaps keeping yourself lifted even higher off the ground (as opposed to regular mountain climbers) is key in activating your obliques! The last exercise we recommend from Shape Magazine’s article is called “Plank Hip Twists:” starting in a regular plank position, imagine there is a beach ball underneath your hips. Twist your hips to the left around this imaginary beach ball, then do the same to the right. If you are able, shoot for the recommended 3-4 sets of 10 reps.

Before you attempt any exercise, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor**. Good luck and Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead! 

** MUNZEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXERCISE-RELATED INJURIES

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August 31, 2020

Get In Shape Like A Schoolkid With September 2020’s Resolution!

September is the typical back-to-school month for most kids in the US — after a month or three of summer vacation, you are forced to be whipped back into shape. Your gym or P.E. teacher may start off slow, but you can bet things will be ramping up as the weeks go by to prepare you for the yearly fitness tests!

As we announced in our January Resolutions blog, we will be launching monthly Capture Streak Badges centered on a year of being active. Each month’s badge will be dedicated to practicing a different exercise. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. This month’s badge may be tricky to get, but we believe in you!

Each month’s badge will be themed around the particular resolution goal. For September, we’re heading back to basics with sit-ups! Once believed to be the key to getting a flat-stomach or 6-pack, current fitness knowledge has come to the consensus that sit-ups will not help you make significant progress towards either of those goals — rather, diet for the former and core exercises for the latter — but it’s still a good basic ab workout. It’s definitely one that all schoolkids are forced to endure, and whether you were a pro as a kid or struggled to work those muscles, it’s a good exercise to revisit. If you notice your sit-ups aren’t as good as they used to be, slowly increase your repetitions until they are — then, continue that rep count to maintain your strength, or keep increasing to surpass your younger self!

How can I make sure I’m doing sit-ups properly?

It’s not too difficult to get into the right position — everybody knows that they need to start lying on the ground with their knees bent and feet planted. Arms can be straight out like the badge image above, cradling your head, or crossed on your torso, so that you won’t be using them to push off the ground. The main thing to watch out for, according to PureGym.com, is that you should not rely on momentum to lift you either, as your abs won’t get any exercise. This means that you should do sit-ups at a slow, even pace — not like those minute tests you had to do in gym class! If you have a hard time keeping your feet planted you can ask a buddy to hold them in place, or just wedge your feet under the sofa. Just make sure not to use your leg muscles too much now that your feet are being held down!

Before you attempt any exercise, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor**. Good luck and Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead! 

** MUNZEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXERCISE-RELATED INJURIES

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August 11, 2020

Camp Competition Results!

And the winner is…

Camp FrEEZ!

As they’ve been dominating the entire competition, this comes as no surprise… but we think the other camps made a valiant effort as well! The final point differences among Camp QRantine, Camp KenneZEE, and Camp Cap-A-Lot are so close, which is a testament to the effort ALL camps have put in!

Prizes

Now moving on to the part you’re probably most interested in — the prizes! Here’s what you will receive if you were active at any point during the competition and placed in a camp, based on how your team ranked:

  • Camp FrEEZ:
    • 1st Place Badge
    • Unique Greeting Card — more info on that below!
    • Double points on winning Camp Myths (see below) NOW through 23:59 MHQ on September 9th
  • Camp QRantine:
    • 2nd Place Badge
    • Double points on winning Camp Myths NOW through 23:59 MHQ on August 30th
  • Camp KenneZEE:
    • 3rd Place Badge
    • Double points on winning Camp Myths NOW through 23:59 MHQ on August 23rd
  • Camp Cap-A-Lot:
    • 4th Place Badge
    • Double points on winning Camp Myths NOW through 23:59 MHQ on August 16th

With Camp FrEEZ victorious that means that the winning “Camp Myths” are the Dragon family, along with a few flying friends to make the bonus extra special.

To clarify, everyone will receive double points starting NOW on the following bouncers:

Unique Greeting Card Details

Having more time for double points than the other camps is definitely a useful perk for players in the first place camp, but we also wanted to give something exclusive! It’s the FrEEZ Flag greeting card! This greeting card will be the same as all other “limited edition” cards in terms of points. Each Camp FrEEZ camper will receive THREE cards.

Don’t forget to edit the title and the notes of your card when you deploy to add a personal touch! While the capture message will contain your Munzee username as all Greeting Card capture messages do, we think typing in a more specific note will go a long way to creating a more unique and special experience!

For more information on the Greeting Cards, you can check out our Help Guide article.

Support

We’ll be awarding the final prizes starting today, but as there were so many active players, it may take a while before you receive your badge and greeting card if applicable. Double points, however, should be working for everyone!

If, after a few days, you still haven’t received your final prizes, please e-mail support@munzee.com.

Camp Merch

If you haven’t treated yourself recently, pick up a shiny new personal tag, T-shirt, mug, or tote from Camp Munzee Collection HERE! The latest tPOB, the Bear Cub, will be available until next week!

Munzee on!

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