As we look forward to the holiday season, our team at Eventzee wants to take this time to support and raise awareness for independent shop owners across the country on Small Business Saturday (the Saturday after Thanksgiving). This nationwide movement to help small businesses is a great marketing initiative, and Eventzee can help you take engagement even further with personalized scavenger hunts. To get you started, here are a few ideas for using the Eventzee scavenger hunt app this November and beyond!
The few days after a big Thanksgiving meal are perfect for encouraging people to come and walk around your local downtown area. Team up with other local businesses to create a virtual passport using the Eventzee scavenger hunt app and offer prizes to participants who get out and visit multiple businesses in your city.
Eventzee client Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) of Los Angeles, California, used the Eventzee scavenger hunt app last year to encourage residents and visitors to explore local businesses and landmarks of Downtown LA. Dialing up the fun and encouraging patronage of the area’s small businesses in recognition of Small Business Saturday was a hit with locals and visitors alike.
The scavenger hunt could be completed within a few hours, and tasked players to use the Eventzee app to complete tasks and challenges throughout the city. Participants stopped by landmarks and businesses including iconic sites such as Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Broad and Grand Central Market and small businesses in the Jewelry District, The Bloc and FIG@7th.
Take a cue from our friends in Downtown LA and bring Eventzee to your area this Fall! Combine the immersive scavenger hunt experience with local discounts for even more engagement!
Discounts and Deals
Bring out the masses by offering deals, coupons, and discounts for those who choose to participate in your Small Business Saturday event! It’s likely that the small businesses will already be offering their own discounts during the busiest shopping season of the year, but additional offers will encourage people to join the event and visit more shops and businesses.
Using a virtual passport system with Eventzee, players can earn discount codes as badges for completing various challenges. This will encourage more engagement with a variety of businesses and award players for their dedication.
Keep them Coming Back
Many Eventzee clients offer players a small prize after the event concludes, like a gift card to be spent within the city at participating locations. This can include local shops, restaurants, or attractions. A monetary prize encourages participants to be excited about the prospect of returning to the town at a later date.
This past October, Downtown Jacksonville, FL, used Eventzee for their Halloweek event, which encouraged all attendees to scan at least 10 QR codes into the Eventzee app, and then rewarded all who completed the event a $20 #DTJax e-Gift Card.
Offering prizes not only encourages participation, but also drives home repeat business and small business camaraderie between shop owners.
Make it an Event!
While Small Business Saturday is usually just one day, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it into a bigger celebration. After Thanksgiving, people look forward to tree lightings, holiday lights exploring, holiday shopping, and more. Expand your Small Business Saturday into December and use the Eventzee scavenger hunt app to inform people of upcoming events.
Regardless of what your Small Business Saturday event looks like, Eventzee is here to support you in making it the best event yet! For more information and to get in touch, contact Craig Holland, email@example.com.
What are “Party Packs”? Party Packs are premade scavenger hunts with 20+ Photo, Video, and Quiz challenges written around a central theme, allowing up to 25 players. These packs are perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, weddings, any gathering of friends and family – and we’ve done all the work for you.
When you purchase a Party Pack, you will have admin privileges which include: having the ability to approve and reject Photo and Video submissions from players, the ability to download submitted photos and videos for your own use, and more! They do NOT include the ability to edit the challenges (if you would like that ability, please Contact Us to set up a Custom Hunt). As we are offering this service of creating a private scavenger hunt with challenges already written for use in your event, the price for Party Packs is $49.99.
If you had purchased one of the Themed Huntz we sold in the past, this may sound familiar. As mentioned earlier, the main change is that instead of offering a single entry ticket into a scavenger hunt, which you would purchase as a player, we are now offering an entire premade hunt, which you would purchase as an event host. In addition, each of the Party Packs has DOUBLE the amount of challenges that the Themed Huntz had, bringing them to 20 challenges each, with the exception of the A, B, ZEEs! Party Pack, which still has 26 challenges. Some of the new challenges we added are Video and Quiz challenges, so you and your attendees can get a taste of these new challenge types, though the majority are still Photo challenges.
These hunts have been designed so you and your attendees can do them in your home, but as always we suggest getting creative! Some of these challenges will be items you’ll search for, while others you’ll need to craft yourself.
In order to purchase a Party Pack, simply visit our shop here: https://www.eventzeeapp.com/party-packs/. Once the purchase is complete, you will receive an e-mail with instructions like the one shown below.
This e-mail covers everything you need to know to finish your Party Pack event setup, so make sure to read it carefully! If you run into any issues, please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, here’s a rundown of the Packs! Again, for those of you who had seen the Themed Huntz, the descriptions remain mostly the same as before, but we have created an entirely new Super Spooky Season Pack as well!
Super Spooky Season
Enter if you dare and you’re in for a scare! This spooky Party Pack is perfect for Halloween, or any other time of year you feel like being very scary. Search for classic movie monsters, snack on candy, and more this spooky season!
A Pirate’s Life For ZEE!
Ahoy! Help the legendary Captain Zee find me treasure matey! It’s up to ye to put on your best pirate outfit and prepare for adventure. We’ll sail the seven seas, track down buried treasure, and more in this Party Pack. Perfect for the whole crew!
Space: ZEE Final Frontier
Captain’s log: Year 3049. Space, and all of its inhabitants, is as vast as the imagination. Stars, aliens, and asteroid fields are just some of the adventures you’ll tackle in this Party Pack that’s simply out of this world!
Once upon a time, in a kingdom far from this land, the righteous King Bob asked for a helping hand! Your journey will be filled with castles, princesses, and dragons of lore. Upon this Party Pack adventure, there is much fun in store!
Welcome to the SafarZEE! Prepare to explore wild jungles, encounter ferocious animals, and swing across the tree lines. Remember to get creative, and strike your best Tarzan pose for photo and video challenges!
A, B, ZEEs!
A, B, C, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3! Brush off that dictionary for a Party Pack that can be done anywhere worldwide. There will be 26 challenges for you to complete based on each letter of the alphabet! Put on your thinking cap for creative learning at its finest!
While some of these Packs may fit certain occasions better than others, you can purchase them at any time — after all, it’s your event! Encourage your players to be creative as you’ll have a better variety of photos and videos to download and use! If you’ve got any prizes to award, you can use the event leaderboard as the basis!
If you’ve made it this far, thank you so much for reading and we hope you enjoy these new Party Packs. We hope to come up with more in the future if there’s enough interest in this type of product!