Posts Tagged ‘badge’

September 26, 2019

October Resolutions Aim To Push Fears Aside!

October is a scary good month, filled with all kinds of frightfully fun wonders, such as Halloween Events! Not a fan of spooky situations? Well, our October Resolution is here to challenge you to face a fear!

Be like Batman! Face what frightens you!

Since the start of the year, our monthly Capture Streak badges have been centered around a year of personal improvement. Each month’s unique badge is dedicated to accomplishing another New Year’s Resolution in our quest for a year of positive growth and change. Like our Super Streak badges, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one Munzee* each day for the entire month. Ready to learn why you should conquer your fears?!

Fear is Not a Factor

Do you positively freeze up when asked to speak in public? Do you get dizzy when you’re above ground level? Do you faint at the sight of blood or needles? Do you scream when a snake slithers by or a spider slinks down its web? Fear is a perfectly normal, and at times necessary, part of life and survival. However, what we fear has power over us. Whether it prevents you from flying, addressing crowds, visiting the ocean, receiving necessary medical procedures, meeting new people, or any other variety of life hindrances, the things we fear hold us back from living our lives to the fullest.

There are many reasons why facing your fears can promote success in your life. Facing your fears, rather than hiding from them, will allow you to distinguish between what you should truly be afraid of and what fears are exaggerated. In turn, you will learn more appropriate responses to situations. For example, though fears of dangerous animals are certainly valid, you might realize that you can relax and let yourself experience more in life through activities such as flying, swimming, speaking in public, meeting new people, and not avoiding heights. By examining your fears, you can understanding which ones are holding you back and learn how to overcome them to benefit your life.

Overcoming fear is critical, because not only does it remove self-imposed limitations and open the possibility for wonderful new opportunities, but it causes us to develop courage. Courage is a hard-earned asset that grows every time you face something that frightens you, making you a more fortified and confident person. Facing your fears also assists in developing a wide arrange of positive attributes from wisdom to compassion to resilience.

Don’t allow what you fear to hold you back in life. Go out and face it, and you’ll discover many positive things about yourself along the way!

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!

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August 27, 2019

September Resolutions Call for Less TV Time

If you’re reading this, your nose is clearly in a screen, but this month we’re challenging players to turn away from the one that many of us have mounted on our walls. You don’t have to set it on fire, but for September Resolutions, we are challenging players to watch less TV and spend more time exploring the real world!

*We do not accept liability for any burned television sets

Since the start of the year, our monthly Capture Streak badges have been centered around a year of personal improvement. Each month’s unique badge is dedicated to accomplishing another New Year’s Resolution. Like our Super Streak badges, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one Munzee* each day for the entire month. Each of the badges allows for the chance to work towards a different in order to bring about a year of positive growth and change!

Press Pause

Many of us lead hectic lives, and there is nothing wrong with unwinding on the couch at the end of a long day with your favorite television program. However, there is a difference between enjoying a show or two and having to continually confirm on Netflix that you are still watching. While you don’t have to give up television all together, there are benefits of limiting TV time.

Television has an influence on your worldview, and it is likely not an accurate one. Unless you’re only watching documentaries, it’s likely that you’re seeing a myriad of careers (from doctors to lawyers to police officers) inaccurately portrayed on the small screen, which subconsciously shapes how you view the world. In a larger sense, this sense of false reality submersion can create false expectations in life and lead to disillusionment with reality, adversely affecting interpersonal relationships along the way. The end result? Overall less satisfaction with your life.

It’s likely no surprise that television influences your spending habits, with the power of advertising becoming virtually unavoidable thanks to measures such as product placement and subliminal advertising. While advert advertising is easier to see, when messages are less obviously interspersed throughout programming, they can become harder to actively avoid. In addition, too much television drains your mental energy and impairs rational thinking.

And, of course, one of the main reasons why too much TV is bad for your health is because it robs us of precious time that we could be spending with real people in the real world. So grab the ones you love and head into the real world to discover what your surroundings have to offer. Of course if you happen to Munzee along the way, that’s just an added bonus!

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!

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August 1, 2019

QRazy Update! Permanent 8 Ball Marks Munzee Milestone

Things got pretty QRazy when we challenged the Munzee community to help us reach 8,888,888 deploys by the end of July. Since everyone joined forces to complete this record feat with time to spare, we decided to add a little something special to the map to mark this monumental accomplishment! Please welcome the Permanent Magic 8 Ball Munzee to the map!

Challenge Completed!

We gave players the entire month of July to knock out the QRazy 8’s Deploy Challenge, but the 8,888,888th munzee was officially deployed on July 21 at 01:37:31. This very special munzee was a Crossbow deployed by Tomppa71 to officially complete the community challenge. This Munzee will now forever be a permanent Magic 8 Ball Munzee, which will work just like the specials*! You can view its location HERE!

To view this QRazy awesome special munzee, you will need to turn on your Tourism filter.

QRazy 8’s Prizes

In addition to the permanent 8 Ball, all players who deployed at least 8 munzees through the month of July have been awarded 1 Virtual, 1 Virtual Color Credit, 1 Urban Fit credit, 1 Physical Capture 2x Booster, and the limited edition QRazy 8’s badge today! This special badge appears as follows:

Thank you for all who helped make our QRzy 8’s challenge possible! There’s no community quite like ours, and we can’t wait to see what awesome things we accomplish together in the future!

Munzee on!

*Magic 8 Ball Specials originally awarded 19 CapOn points, but Crossbows award 20 CapOn points. To make this permanent 8 Ball really special, the CapOn points for this munzee have been increased to 40 points! Congrats Tomppa17! 

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July 26, 2019

Your August Resolutions are Here!

From shaping up to saving up, our monthly Capture Streak badges have been centered around a year of personal improvement. As we prepare to enter into the month of August, our latest Resolution badge challenges players to stick their noses in a book!

What’s your favorite book?

Each month’s unique badge is dedicated to accomplishing another New Year’s Resolution. Like our Super Streak badges, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one Munzee* each day for the entire month. The monthly Capture Streak badges allow for the chance to work towards a different goal each month in order to bring about a year of positive growth and change.

Benefits of Reading

Whether you have an electronic reading device or prefer to turn some good old-fashioned pages, it’s important to squeeze in the time for reading. Books impart us with knowledge, teach us valuable life lessons, immerse us in new worlds, and provide immense entertainment. Expand your knowledge and perspective by challenging yourself to read more.

But don’t just take our word for it! Looking for some proven benefits of reading? Reading is proven to provide mental stimulation,  stress reduction, knowledge, vocabulary expansion, improved memory and analytical thinking skills, better focus and concentration, stronger writing skills, peace promotion, and free entertainment. Ready to pick up a book?

Don’t know where to begin? Check out this list of books that will shape your thinking. Such life-changing reads include The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, and The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Or you can pick up one the books ranked greatest of all time, such as Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

Be sure to share your book recommendations with the Munzee community!

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!

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July 25, 2019

Introducing New Leaderboard Badge Lines!

Last month’s leaderboard update opened major opportunity for new leaderboard badges. We’re happy to announce the there will be THREE new lines of leaderboard badges available to earn starting today at 10:00 MHQ time!

Our newly launched leaderboard badges will now offer the chance to pick up new badges for Captures, CapOns, and Deploys. Each line of badges will contain 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place badges for daily points achievements relating to the badge category!

Capture Leaderboard Badges

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place badges for daily points relating to munzees you have CAPTURED. These badges will appear as follows:

CapOn Leaderboard Badges

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place badges for daily points relating to munzees you have CAPONs. These badges will appear as follows:

Deploy Leaderboard Badges

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place badges for daily points relating to munzees you have DEPLOYED. These badges will appear as follows:

Are you ready to get out there and earn some more badges? Stay tuned for the release of more Leaderboard badges in the future!

Munzee on!

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July 10, 2019

Munzee’s Official Birthday Bash is Coming Up! (Plus New Tags!)

Will you be joining us in California for Munzee’s Official Birthday Bash on Saturday, July 20? The #8zees will be in full swing as Matt, Dylan, Craig, Mick, Mari, Tamara, and Emma join players in turning back time for Munzee’s 8th birthday celebration in sunny Tustin, CA! You will be able to earn some awesome new badges and icons, including the two pictured below:

You can RSVP to the event now to join members of the Freeze Tag Team on July 20 at 10:00 in Citrus Ranch Park for an unforgettable trip down memory lane. Not sure what to wear? As you recall, each event host has been awarding players with a special badge for best 8zees (80s) attire. And though staff members won’t be vying for this badge, they will be dressing up!

Members of staff will be taking a little “trip to the movies,” as some Freeze Tag teammates will be dressing up as some of their favorite 80s movie characters. Whether you’re more of a Ferris Bueller or an Indiana Jones, we know you want to join in on the 8zees fun! Remember that players in attendance will be able to earn exclusive Traveling Team badges when they meet team members!

New Tags

To get you in the 8zees mood, we will be selling a brand new Personal Tag in the Freeze Tag Online Store starting today at 15:00 MHQ time. Inspired by National Video Game Day this past Monday (and our recent Joystick Munzee artwork!), this retro Personal Tag will get you right in that 8zees spirit. This tag is also available for the sale price of $8.88 in celebration of our 8th birthday!

Let’s turn back time and make some new Munzee memories!

Munzee on!

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June 18, 2019

Join Us in California for Munzee’s Official Birthday Bash!

UPDATE: We’ve added a new Virtual Garden to the CA event area! Read below for more info! 

Munzee is turning 8 this year, and Friday, June 14 will kick off a whole eight weeks of birthday events! As we’ve announced, the Official Birthday Bash will take place in Tustin, CA with the California team this year! You can RSVP now to join Craig, Mick, Mari, and Tamara, as well as Matt, Dylan, and Emma flying in from MHQ, for an unforgettable 8th birthday bash on July 20!

Official Birthday Bash

All team members attending Munzee’s Official Birthday Bash on July 20th will be equipped with new badges for your scanning pleasure!

Players in attendance can earn exclusive Traveling Team Badges when they meet FT team members at events! Players at GeoWoodstock earned Texas license plates, but attendees at the CA Birthday Event can earn these retro Cali license plates. That’s the power of love!

We’re also happy to announce some awesome Virtual Gardens that all players can deploy in to get in on the birthday celebration fun even if they can’t make it out to the Golden State! Feel free to deploy in the Keytar and Magic 8 Ball gardens while there are still available spaces! Follow the links to the spreadsheets to help us grow these groovy gardens and if you need some help check out our “How to deploy in a Virtual Garden” help guide article!

UPDATE: With players filling up the Keytar and Magic 8 Ball gardens at a rapid pace, we decided to add a third garden to the area for your deploying pleasure! You can now deploy in the Controller garden, but you better act quick before spots fill up!

There’s nothing like the joy of CapOn points to get you in the birthday spirit! While we have yet to release a pink event pin, these gardens are both deployed near the event location. Stay tuned for the pink pin, which will be deployed sometime in the next week.

We will also be releasing more information about the birthday bash in the near future! For now, you can get started on earning CapOn points or picking out your best 80s attire (maybe dusting off some old boxes) if you plan to attend the event in person!

Don’t forget even if you can’t make it to California for our get together, there may be a Munzee event near you! Check out the Munzee Event Calendar and RSVP today!

Munzee with Matt!

If you’re unable to make it out to California, but still want to celebrate Munzee, luckily there are plenty of events to fuel your summer! (Or winter!) There will also be a number of opportunities to hang out with Matt, who will be attending the following Munzee events in July. He’ll also have exclusive Traveling Team Badges for each of his trips, so be sure to say hi!

Midwest Munzee Bash 2019 

Munzee Meets Djursland and DK – Aarhus M8

Minnesota “CRAZY 8” Events 

  • CRAZY 8 (morning event) on Saturday, July 13
  • CRAZY 8 (evening event) on Saturday, July 13
  • CRAZY 8 Bee Walla Crazy on Saturday, July 13

We can’t wait to see how players celebrate Munzee in their best 80s attire! Whether you’re able to make it out to California or any of the events over the next 8 weeks, be sure to tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and use #8zees so that we can see and share your images!

Munzee on!

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June 12, 2019

Munzee Birthday Events Prepare to Commence!

Munzee is turning 8 next month, which means there are 8 weeks of birthday events to be enjoyed starting Friday! The 8zee’s (80’s) themed events will run from June 14 all the way through August 11 in order to offer plenty of opportunity to celebrate Munzee with your best retro attire!

While custom artwork is no longer available for the early birthday events (players booked it up fast!), we have awesome generic artwork packages available! Generic artwork packages cost $50 for an icon and $50 for a badge. Badges can be customized to include the event name, place and date. These retro designs are a great addition for your event attendees to earn! If your event is late July or August custom artwork is still a possibility.

We encourage players to keep adding events to the calendar, as there are plenty more chances to host over the next 8 weeks! There are 4 available packages for hosts to choose from, along with a unique host badge for each package!

There will also be an Attendee Badge to earn, as well as plenty of extras to scoop up during the celebrations!

Magic 8 Attendee – attend one of the 8zees birthday bash celebrations to earn this badge!

With birthday events kicking off this weekend, we can’t wait to see how players celebrate the 8zee’s! Remember the event host will choose a winner at each event based on best 80s attire. In order to earn the special badge for winning this costume contest, the event host must send the player name and photo taken at the event of the winning look to Louise. Unfortunately we will not be able to award any Best Dressed badges without those two pieces of information, so be sure to get them in!

Best Dressed 8zees badge- start planning your 80s outfits now for the chance to win!

Although Best Dressed winners will be chosen by event hosts, we want to see ALL OF YOU in your retro 80s attire! So share images to social media of your coolest throwback threads and be sure to use #8zees and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

Two more great bits of news for event hosts! In the next few days you will notice new tools available for you to control your events more through the calendar admin section. You will be able to slightly tweak the coordinates for your pink pin, set cohosts, AND control your go live time. All of this is to allow event hosts the ability to adjust final details as needed. You will also be able to archive your event when it is over.

Also we are preparing to move your event communications to a new email address. Louise will be moving over the next few days to work from events@munzee.com — Current hosts will hear from her with details on events and future hosts will begin their communications at the new address. Thanks for your patience while we move her systems!

Munzee on!

Remember that the Official Birthday Bash will be held with the California team this year in Tustin, CA! There’s still plenty of time to RSVP and join the California Team, Matt, Dylan, and Emma in the Golden State!

**You must login on the calendar page to indicate you are going to an event now**

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May 21, 2019

Turn Back Time With Munzee Birthday Events!

The theme for our EIGHTH birthday event packages is the 8zee’s (80’s) so we’re looking to have a rockin’ retro time this summer!

As a reminder we will be hosting our Official Birthday Bash with the California team this year!
Tustin, CA: July 20, 2019- RSVP!

Get your events on the calendar (https://calendar.munzee.com/submit) and choose from one of the following packages. There are 4 available, each with a unique host badge! 

  • The 8-Sided Dice Dungeon Master – Basic event and no proximity restrictions – $30
  • The 8-Bit Gamer – The Dungeon Master plus 20 virtuals – $50
  • The 8-Track Rocker – The Gamer plus badge and icon – $150
  • The Super8 Filmmaker – The Rocker plus Eventzee – $200

Magic 8 Ball Add-on – If you would like your guests to receive a free emerald garden pin, this can be added onto any Birthday package. – $25

In celebration of all the GR8 times we’ve had, we’re extending this year’s event packages to run a total of eight weeks as well. Birthday events can begin starting June 14th and running all the way to August 11th!

There is a badge to be won at each event for the most retro 80s themed clothing, too. So dust off your leg warmers and ra-ra skirts, crimp your hair, polish your pixie boots, and above all else shine bright in something neon! If none of that made sense, that’s ok! Dress how you did in 1985! The event host will choose the winner, and you’ll also be featured on the blog. How rad is that?!

As always, there will be an Attendee Badge and plenty of extras! Get your events on the calendar, package requests in, and artwork suggestions in ASAP, especially if you’re hoping for merchandise, too. As our artists’ schedule starts to fill up, we will move to generic art options to avoid missing out on special event badges.

We look forward to having a blast from the past with you! Munzee On!


P.S. In celebration of the 8zee’s birthday announcement, we’ve also put our 80’s Blast From The Past personal tags back on sale for the next 24 hours! Remember with each purchase you get a FREE Blast Capture as well, but you have to add that to your cart. All of these details are below. The 80s tags will be available until May 22 at 15:00 MHQ time. You can buy them HERE! 

Don’t forget to add your FREE Blast Capture to the cart with the Blast From The Past -80s personal tag purchase. In order to get the FREE Blast Cap, you’ll need to add both the Blast From The Past – 80s Personal Tag and a Blast Capture to your cart. No discount code is needed, but the discount will NOT be automatically added until both items are added to the cart. If you plan on buying more than one Blast From The Past tag and want more free Blast Caps, you will need add more to your cart for each tag purchase. Please note that this promo is only applicable to the Blast From The Past -80s Personal tag.

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February 27, 2019

April Events Update! Act Fast

The April Events announcement went out a couple of weeks ago, and we have been delighted with the response.

The calendar is filling fast, and so is Trish’s diary! There are still slots available for custom badges and icons but not for much longer. Please get orders and art requests in ASAP, and we will be moving to generic artwork requests only in the next week or so when Trish has run out of slots for custom work!

Munzee On!

— Louise
Worldwide Events Manager

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