Posts Tagged ‘geocaching’

April 25, 2017

Munzee Referral Program Update: Rewards and Badges

Last week, we introduced Referral Leaderboards and Custom Referral Cards as a part of our Referral Program expansion. We told you to be on the look out for more updates, and the time has come! We’re happy to announce Referral Rewards and Referral Badges!

Referral Rewards

Word of mouth has made the biggest impact on growing the game, and you, our loyal players, are the most important part of that. Your hard work and passion for the game is what helps it grow. We want to thank and reward you for doing this.

There are now two ways to earn gift cards to the Munzee Online Store through the Referral Munzee program: Introductions and Referral Points Earned. Once you hit certain milestones for these two categories, respectively, you will be sent a gift card code.

These milestones are as follows:

Introductions

  • 5 Introductions – $5 Gift Code
  • 25 Introductions – $10 Gift Code
  • 100 Introductions – $25 Gift Code
  • 200 Introductions – $50 Gift Code

Referral Points Earned

  • 500 Referral Points Earned – $5 Gift Code
  • 1500 Referral Points Earned – $10 Gift Code
  • 2500 Referral Points Earned – $15 Gift Code
  • 5000 Referral Points Earned – $25 Gift Code

These rewards will be retroactive, so your past hard work in spreading the game will be acknowledged. For example, if you have 58 Introductions and have earned 2704 Referral Points, you will receive $5 and $10 gift codes for Introduction milestones and $5, $10, and $15 codes for Referral Points Earned milestones.

These will begin awarding tomorrow, April 26th at 01:30 MHQ time. If you’ve reached any of the milestones, you will separate receive emails with your respective gift codes.

Referral Badges 

Along with the Referral Rewards come Referral Badges. Like the Rewards, the badges are based on Introductions and Referral Points Earned. These badge lines will have to be unlocked one at a time though, so keep sharing your Munzee Referral Code with new players to earn them all!

The first badge for Introductions is the “Business Cards” badge, which you can earn by having 5 Introductions on your Munzee Referral Code.

Business Cards- 5 Introductions

The first badge for Referral Points Earned is the “Flying Standby” badge for earning 500 Referral Points.

Flying Standby – 500 Referral Points Earned

These badges are also retroactive, and will begin awarding tomorrow, April 25th at 10:00 MHQ time.

Referral Page

If you haven’t checked out the Referral Program page on your profile recently, make sure you do! On this page, you can find your Referral code as well as the players you’ve introduced to the game and the number of Referral Points you’ve earned.

We want to thank you for all of your hard work growing the game. You are the backbone of the game and community. With your help, we can make the game bigger and better than ever before!

Munzee on!

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April 21, 2017

Player of the Week: Anu Sundell (anski)

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 Anu Sundell (anski).


Who are you?

Hi, my name is Anu, and my player name is anski.

I am a photographer with my own studio. My clientele is mostly children and families. I love my job and have been fortunate to make a dear hobby into a profession.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Kokkola which is a small town in Finland. Even though our town isn’t big, it is one of the most active towns in Finland where Munzee is played. We have a good number of active players.

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been playing since August 2013.

How did you find Munzee?
I found my first QR code in a cache and was very curious to find out what it was. I scanned it with a QR reader and found my answer! Excited as ever, I rushed home to a computer to find out more. In no time, I had my own Munzee profile set up.

At that time, there were only a few greenies on the map, and 100 points in a day was definitely something else! I am one of the first players in the area. Nowadays, there is a good sized group of active players in the area whcih I am super excited about.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Along with my husband (Tomppa71), I am really into Clan Wars. We both are members of the NorthernWestCoast clan. Due to the number of active players in the area, there are other active clans as well which we like to cooperate with. Reaching common goals and getting to know the other players are aspects of the game that I really like. Being in a clan has given me the opportunity to meet numerous new players. Munzee takes you to new places and encourages you to get out and about.

What is on your wish list?
I enjoy the various themed specials that luckily appear on the map rather often. They give added spice to Clan Wars. So, my wish is for Munzee to keep that up. The downside to having multiple active players in a small town is that just about all the poles are taken already. Hence, it would be nice to have a virtual that acted like a greenie. In other words, you would have to be at the location to deploy. With “virtual greenies”, it would be possible to build new trails, e.g. on nature trails. Having the same filters on the website map as in the app would help when planning where to go and what to cap.

Tell us about yourself!
As a Munzee players, I am more into tactics than capping the most possible points. I set up my goals according to Clan War requirements. I mostly play in the vicinity of my hometown, but I do have plans to visit some point heavy areas in the future. Maybe the next vacation destination will be chosen with the help of the Munzee map 😉

Other hobbies include:
During summers, I spend a lot of time in our vacation spot at a camping site in Kalajoki, Finland. As it happens, it is also an active Munzee area. It is also a fantastic site for walking by the sea, admiring gorgeous sunsets. I actually spend most of my free with my dear hobby, Munzee.

Any last words?
I would like to thank those whom nominated me. I am really surprised and excited about this. A great, big thank you to Team Munzee for a great game. Munzee on!

anski has included some socials, so cap away!

 

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April 19, 2017

Flat Robs This Weekend!

Rob will be traveling to the west coast this weekend to attend the Southern California April Tea Party Event, and you know what that means…

From 00:01 on Friday, April 21st through 23:59 on Sunday, April 23rd, Flat Robs will be on the map!

Don’t forget to check the Munzee calendar for events nears you. We hope you have fun this weekend!

Munzee on!

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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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