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June 17, 2019

Meet Munzee Munzday: Wylie

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. To bring back this fun way to introduce team members, here is one invaluable member of MHQ who you might not know a whole lot about. However, she’s the lady who is responsible for all of the wonderful orders you receive! 

A recent picture of Dylan and me

Name and Title:

Wylie and I’m the Production Specialist (or so it says next to my name) (WylCrawford)

Where are you from?

Where are you from? I was born in Cape Cod, MA. I spent a majority of my childhood moving throughout Kansas, and I currently reside in good ol’ McKinney, TX.

Me and my spitfire, Etta

Tell us about yourself:

I’m a self-made, 27 year old, occasional thousandaire with a drive to work all day and sleep all day.

How long have your worked for Munzee?

I approved my first Eventzee hunt in March 2015, but I don’t think I was brought on as a full time Eventzee photo approver until 2016. In November 2017 I became a part time in-office employee, helping out with minor production work and slowly transitioning to handling shipping. As of the first of this year (2019), I am a full time employee and no longer focus on anything Eventzee related.

MHBash 3 with Matt (left) and Dylan

How did you find Munzee?

Through my husband, Dylan

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

The rigorous hours and back breaking labor 😉 Honestly, I love the working environment. Creativity is encouraged. Every employee has a deep-seated love for Munzee, and our unified goals to better all aspects of the company make for a happy office life. Working with Munzee, interacting with players, and pushing my creative abilities is a better job than I ever could have imagined.

MHBash 2 with Dylan

What are some of your other hobbies?

Other than anything Corgi related? Raising a beautiful little spit-fire with my darling husband. Staying up way too late enjoying cult classic movies and sleeping in just late enough to make it brunch. There is a large part of my heart dedicated to photography as well.

Famous last words?

Why spoil the moment with words when I could say it all with an “I Told You So” glare.

Stay tuned to get to know more members of Team Munzee and Freeze Tag! 

Hiking in flip flops to cap a Munzee with (L-R) Rob, Dylan, Matt, and Louise

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June 14, 2019

Introducing Our TWO Latest Places Munzees!

Oh the places you’ll go, and the places you’ve been… where has Munzee taken you?! Hopefully on plenty of adventures! And there are many more fun Munzee trips in store for you with our latest Places Munzees, Transportation Places and Play Park Places, available in the Freeze Tag Online Store today at 15:00 MHQ time!

You can shop our latest Places Munzees today, in addition to our existing Places Munzees, including Cinema, Unique Attractions, Historical, and many more! Places Munzees are positioned at locations of interest around the world in order to offer players the ability to capture them once per MHQ day. For more details about Places Munzees, check out the help manual.

Transportation Places Munzees can be deployed at mass transit stations around the world. These include train and bus stations, as well as subway or rail line stops. Play Park Places Munzees can be deployed at smaller parks and playgrounds around the world. National Parks, Amusement Parks and school playgrounds will not be accepted. (See disclaimers below.)

Like other Places, our latest additions will NOT be blastable. The Transportation and Play Park Places Munzees will both have a 1,000 foot capture radius around them.

Points

  • Deploy: 40
  • Capture: 20
  • CapOn: 10

Capturing the Transportation or Play Park Places will count towards the Places capture badges and the Places streak badges. We hope our latest Places are an asset to your Munzee adventures! We will continue to add new categories of Places Munzees in the future, as our line continues to expand!

Munzee on!

Transportation Disclaimer: Please note that any stations should be easily identifiable from Google Maps. Please bear with our support staff and if they decline your submission please work with them to locate the area for confirmation.

Play Park Disclaimer: Please note that any play parks should be easily identifiable from Google Maps. Please bear with our support staff and if they decline your submission please work with them to locate the area for confirmation.

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June 13, 2019

July Flat Friends and QRewsdays Schedules!

We know that many players like to plan out their Munzee activity, so we decided to release the July Flat Friends and QRewsdays schedules early enough to give you ample time to plan your capping adventures!

July Flat Schedule

July is a special month for Munzee, as this year marks Munzee’s 8th birthday! While there will be eight weeks of birthday event celebrations, there will also be ample opportunity for Flat Friends captures. That’s because all four Flat Friends will be on the map ALL month long to celebrate the birth of everyone’s favorite real world scavenger hunt!!!

July QRewsday Schedule

If you’re ready to earn some extra points while cleaning up the map, we have just the schedule for you!

Our July QRewsday schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, July 1st at 00:01 MHQ time through Tuesday, July 2nd at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Sunday, July 7th at 00:01 MHQ time through Wednesday, July 10th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Tuesday, July 16th at 00:01 MHQ time through Saturday, July 20th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Wednesday, July 24th at 00:01 MHQ time through Monday, July 29th at 23:59 MHQ time

Remember that QRew (and ZeeQRew) status can be earned or revoked at 00:01 MHQ time on the 1st and 15th, so plan accordingly if you want to achieve or retain either title!

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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June 11, 2019

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

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!

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 10, 2019

Meet Munzee Munzday: Hammock

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Would you like to learn more about the unicorn loving man with the ban hammer?! Here’s some information you might not have known about Hammock! 

3D Flat Hammock

Name and Title:

Daniel Hammock, Player Support for Munzee (HKSFarm)

Where are you from?

Born in Baltimore, MD; Currently living in Littlestown, PA

Tell us about yourself:

The man with the ban

My name is Daniel Hammock, a.k.a. “The Ban Hammer Wielding Unicorn Lover.” I work part time for Munzee and full time at Domino Sugar as an operator 1, but sometimes it feels like it is the other way around. Ha! I’m 39 years old. I am married to Nikki and have 3 kids, 2 boys (DJ and Austin) and 1 girl (Kaci). I run the Monthly Munzee Giveaway, approve Places Munzees, give out WallaBee birthday cakes, and punish all that dare to cheat in Munzee with the BAN HAMMER.

How long have your worked for Munzee?

I started working for Munzee when Rob finally got tired of me begging to help out and he finally let me help with support tickets. I have been doing that ever since 2014.

From Left to Right: Myself, Nikki, Kaci, DJ, Austin

How did you find Munzee?

I first found Munzee looking for alternate ‘caching apps. When I downloaded it and tried it, there were very few Munzees for me to find. So I didn’t really play much at first until a while later when my friends CodyHollowFarm and DudleyGrunt told me that they were playing it. So I got back into it and have been hooked ever since!

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

I love the community of players we have. It is like a big family. I enjoy seeing the players taking care of one another by deploying munzees to help out others in need. I also wanted to give back to my fellow Munzee players. So I made the “Hksfarm’s Monthly Munzee Giveaway” group on Facebook. I love watching Youtube videos, I love Munzee, and I love giving things away, so this was a step in the right direction for me.

Unicorn lovers

What are some of your other hobbies?

I love Jeeps and working on mine. I play other GPS location games such as PokemonGo and Geocaching. I love camping when I can and getting outdoors as much as possible. Metal detecting is another of my hobbies. One day I will find that buried treasure!

Famous last words?

We are watching you… Always watching… 😉

Disclaimer: I don’t enjoy banning players. I wish everyone would play fair and not violate the Code of Conduct. I am a giver. I love sharing what Rob calls “My key to the treasure chest,” so here is an armchair prize wheel I set up for you all to capture and hopefully you will get some goodies from it! 🙂

Stay tuned to get to know more members of Team Munzee and Freeze Tag! 

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June 7, 2019

Munzee’s Next Update is Ready to Download!

Today we’re happy to announce our latest app update, a build on version 4.1.18, that is meant to improve several aspects of gameplay! In order to reap the benefits of our latest update, you will need to go to your app store and download the latest version of the Munzee app. Please keep in mind that it may take a little bit of time for the latest app version to arrive in your store, so be patient in the meantime!

Many will likely find the most exciting part of the app update to be the improvements to the test scan tool. The test scan tool has been updated as follows:

  • The test scan tool has been updated to show more helpful information. No more confusion about which stickers are what!
    • Each scan now shows the pin image and munzee type name
    • Munzee state is now displayed as: Never Deployed, Undeployed, Deployed by, Archived or Has Been Replaced

Additionally we have went through a number of glitches and common issues and are happy to provide the following fixes:

  • Fix for the “White Screen of Death” issue, which would cause the screen to randomly turn white and require an app restart
  • Fix for scrolling issues on Android, which include the quick deploy list, history list, captured/deployed, etc. lists and the munzee details screen
  • Fix to show owned magnetized munzees on the map again, even if the owned filter is disabled
  • Fix to show correct pin images for rovers that sit on virtual munzees that are owned or have been captured

Lastly, we have made the following two updates to facilitate easier gameplay:

  • Restored landscape mode for iPads
  • Red radius circles remain visible when zooming out far in deploy mode

We hope these updates make your gameplay experience better than ever! Remember that in order to reap the benefits of our latest update, you will need to download the latest version of the app from your app store. Also keep in mind that you can check up on Known Issues and the Version 4.x Update Log on the Help Guide at anytime.

Stay tuned for more updates and announcements! There are many exciting projects on the horizon that we can’t wait to share!

Munzee on!

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June 6, 2019

Coupe du Munzee Specials Cross onto the Map!

Tomorrow marks the start of the Women’s World Cup in France, a monumental competition featuring many of the top female athletes in the world. This massive sporting event means something in the world of Munzee as well, as our Coupe du Munzee Specials will begin bouncing around on June 7 at 00:01 MHQ time all the way until July 7 at 23:59 MHQ time to cheer these female athletes on, the Munzee way!

Earn this badge by capturing at least one Coupe du Munzee special!

Fierce Females

The Coupe du Munzee specials will hit the map in support of the Women’s World Cup, a competition that allows female football stars to demonstrate their immense athletic talent in a showcasing of some of the most skilled athletes in the world. As you cheer on your home country in the World Cup, be sure to take a moment to recognize the dedication these women have put into their training to make it to such a prestigious level of professional competition!

Unfortunately not all sports give female athletes adequate opportunity to compete on professional levels. Alongside our sponsorship of the InternationElles, a female cycling team that includes our own immeasurably talented Louise, Freeze Tag stands in support of all world athletes. We encourage equality in all professional sports, which is why we are thrilled to support the InternationElles as they demonstrate that female cyclists are every ounce as capable as men. You can support Louise and her team by picking up a Flat Lou from the Freeze Tag Online Store from 10:00 MHQ time on June 8 through 10:00 MHQ time on June 11, with a portion of all Flat Lou proceeds during this sale going towards Freeze Tag’s sponsorship of the InternationElles.

Coupe du Munzee

Ready to learn more about the specials that will be hitting the map in a number of hours?! To honor the 24 teams in the Women’s World Cup, we will have 1 physical icon per team and 11 of each team’s icons bouncing on the map every 6 hours or when captured to represent each player on the field. That means that we will be starting out with 264 specials up for grabs, featuring the following icons and many more!

Though the Coupe du Munzee specials will be on the map until July 7 at 23:59, not all team icons will last the duration of the run. While we will start out with 24 icons, one for each of the 24 teams, these numbers will slowly dwindle as teams fail to advance. With each passing the round the number of icons per team may increase as they remain in the competition. The following schedule will let you know how many icons will remain on the map throughout the World Cup:

  • All teams will join the map for the following days:
    • June 7 at 00:01 MHQ time through June 22
    • 24 team icons (11 bouncers per team)
  • Only teams advancing to the Round of 16 will remain on map for the following days:
    • June 22-25 (losing teams will be removed during this time period)
    • 16 team icons
  • Only teams advancing to the Quarterfinals will remain on map for the following days:
    • June 27-29 (losing teams will be removed during this time period)
    • 8 team icons
  • Only teams advancing to the Semifinals will remain on map for the following days:
    • July 2-3 (losing teams will be removed during this time period)
    • 4 team icons
  • Only teams playing for 3rd place will remain on map for the following day:
    • July 6
    • Losing 2 team icons
  • Only teams advancing to the Finals will remain on map for the following day:
    • July 7
    • Winning 2 team icons

The Coupe du Munzee specials can be captured on previously capped and owned munzees. These physical bouncing specials will be attracted to physical Munzee Magnets and can be found by turning on the “All Expiring Specials” and “All Limited Edition Specials” filters. The point distribution is as follows:

Points

  • Cap: 91 points
  • CapOn: 24 points

Badges & Ensembles

Players will be able to earn a badge for capturing one Coupe du Munzee special as well as a variety of other badges as well!

Teams are competing in groups of six, so our Coupe du Munzee specials are also grouped into six Ensembles of team icons, with four teams per ensemble. You will be able to earn a badge for capturing one of each team in an Ensemble, as well as a badge upon your first capture of any Coupe du Munzee special, for a total of seven new badges to earn with these specials. Remember that since the special icons will be eliminated along with their real world teams, you’ll want to capture these icons while you can to earn the badges!

Ensemble 1

  • France
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • South Korea

Ensemble 2

  • China PR
  • Germany
  • South Africa
  • Spain

Ensemble 3

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • Jamaica

Ensemble 4

  • Argentina
  • Japan
  • England
  • Scotland

Ensemble 5

  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand

Ensemble 6

  • Chile
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • United States

Lastly, there will be special double points days for the Flat Friends and German Coupe du Munzee bonuses on select days. There will be double points on Flat Matts, Flat Robs, and Flat Hammocks when USA plays on June 11, June 16, and June 20. You can also enjoy double points on Flat Lous when England plays on June 9, June 14, and June 19. Lastly, look forward to double points on the German Coupe du Munzee specials when Germany plays on June 8, June 12, and June 17.

You may not be a pro athlete, but you can put your pro Munzee hunting skills to the test with these new specials!

Munzee on!

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June 4, 2019

Team Munzee Tuezday: Matt

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. While Matt is one of Munzee’s most recognizable faces, there might be some things you don’t know about him! That’s why we had him update his answers! Today we’re taking the time to get to know Matt, Munzee’s resident cowboy. Does he look familiar to any new players? Perhaps you’ve had the pleasure of deploying or capturing a Flat Matt Munzee!

Name and Title:

Matthew McCann; eCommerce and Web Manager (matthewmccann)

Where are you from?

Born: Lake Havasu, Arizona; Hometown: Laguna Vista, Texas; Currently: McKinney, Texas

Tell us about yourself:

I spent most of my life in South Texas before moving to Richardson to attend UT Dallas. I’ve now been in the DFW area for almost 9 years. I love sports and traveling, especially when I can combine the two, and I’m on a mission to visit all 30 MLB parks before I turn 30— I’m at 17, so I’ve got a few to go. I also love trying/visiting craft breweries with friends. Other than that, you can usually find me tinkering with electronics —my office is often referred to as Radio Shack— or binging shows and movies.

Matt celebrates the successful launch of Munzee 4.0 with Dylan and Rob in January 2019 

How long have you worked for Munzee?

I celebrated my 5 year anniversary with Munzee/Freeze Tag in early May.

How did you find Munzee?

I actually knew Rob before he started working for Munzee from supporting our local minor league hockey team. When I was looking for a job during summer break in college, it was brought up that Munzee was looking to add someone new to the team. I interviewed and started a week later. (Employee #4!)

Matt found the Geocaching Vlogger (and a unicorn!) at the MunzEE event in West Bend, Wisconsin in 2017

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

In the last five years, a lot has changed: five offices, countless job titles, a merger, etc. One thing that hasn’t, though, is the dedication of both the team and the players. For employees, this isn’t just a job. We put so much of ourselves both physically and emotionally into our work (and often times rope our families and friends into it). We also see players who have done so much for the community and us that you won’t find in other games, not to mention other jobs. They’ve become good friends to many of us. When you put those together, it creates such an amazing experience that I’m grateful to have had and continue to have. So, if I haven’t said this to you before, thank you! Also, I’m pretty partial to that really cool game piece called Flat Matt. 😉

What are some of your other hobbies? 

Who needs other hobbies when you have Munzee?? Ha! But, like I said before, traveling and sports is mostly where it’s at. I’m also a pretty big SciFi nerd, so I go to conventions when I can. I also love music and going to concerts.

Famous last words?

“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?” – The Doctor

Check back next week to get to know another member of Team Munzee and Freeze Tag!

Matt headed to Kansas City for “A Spooktacular KC Halloween” in 2017 where he had the pleasure of spending time with players 

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June 3, 2019

June 2019 MunzPak Contents Revealed!

Ready to see what the June MunzPak subscriptions have in store for you? To start things off, check out our updated MunzPak badges!

MunzPak is a monthly subscription service that delivers munzees directly to your door! Each of our three MunzPak options contain a variety of munzees, including some new items that you won’t be able to find anywhere else! The three different types of MunzPaks that you can subscribe to each month are as follows:

  • Physical MunzPak features blocks of generic stickers and pre-coded stickers including brand new munzees which can only be purchased through the subscription service. $~25 value for $15 each month.
  • Virtual MunzPak features a variety of virtual munzees that are automatically added to your account each month including Destination Munzees, Jewels, and more. $~40 value for $25 each month.
  • Hybrid MunzPak is the best of both worlds! Get both physical and virtual munzees including Places Munzees, Magnets, and more. $~30 value for $20.01 each month.

Never subscribed to MunzPak before? If this is your first month subscribing, you’ll have the chance to earn one-time badges (shown above!) for each type of pack! All you have to do is stop by the Freeze Tag Online Store and subscribe today! The old badges have officially been retired, though you can still find them in your achievements if you have already earned them. This means that ALL players moving forward will be able to earn a new badge for each MunzPak type even if they have the old badges already! 🎉

The June MunzPaks will contain the following:

June Physical MunzPak 

Purchase HERE!

June Virtual MunzPak 

Purchase HERE!

  • 1 Cemetery Places Munzee
  • 1 Carnation Evolution Munzee
  • 1 Muscle Car Evolution Munzee
  • 1 Safari Bus Evolution Munzee
  • 1 Flat Matt
  • 1 Flat Rob
  • 2 Air Mystery Munzees
  • 1 Surprise Munzee
  • 1 Virtual Munzee

June Hybrid MunzPak 

Purchase HERE!

25 Generic Stickers (sent via mail)
  • 1 Museum Place Virtual Munzee
  • 1 Air Mystery
  • 1 Carrot Evolution Munzee
  • 1 Peas Evolution Munzee
  • 1 Flat Matt
  • 1 Urban Fit credit
  • 1 Motel credit
  • 1 Lily Evolution credit
  • 1 Butterfly Evolution credit
  • 4 Evolution Reset credits

Munzee on!

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