Using a Scavenger Hunt App for 2022 Small Business Saturday

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!

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Downtown Adventures

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, sales@eventzeeapp.com.

Eventzee Scavenger Hunt App Partners with Concord Adex for Public Art Program

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TUSTIN, CA, October 19, 2022 – Freeze Tag (OTC: FRZT), a leading creator of location-based mobile social games, is proud to announce partnership with Concord Adex, Canada’s largest privately funded public art program featuring Indigenous, Canadian, and emerging artists from around the world. Utilizing Freeze Tag’s Eventzee scavenger hunt app, the ArtWalk is officially the largest critical mass of public art in Ontario. 

The ArtWalk at Concord Park Place is located at Ethennonnhawahstihnen Park in North York, Ontario, and features over 20 works commissioned by Concord Park Place. The ArtWalk was curated by Public Art Consultant Karen Mills, and will run through winter.

Using the Eventzee scavenger hunt app, visitors to Concord Park Place can access the Artwalk at a different and deeper level. The free-to-play event features multiple challenges for an immersive experience throughout the art installations. 

“Concord Adex’s idea for an immersive art experience was great and we’re proud to be part of it,” said Craig Holland, CEO of Freeze Tag. “People have become so accustomed to using their mobile devices and now the ArtWalk allows them to engage with the art pieces in new and unique ways.”

The Artwalk contains more than 20 commissions from local artists, which can be found through the Eventzee app’s map feature. With scannable QR codes at each location, participants can check in and learn more about each installation, the artist, and other associated works from each creator. Players who check in to every piece of art will be entered to win various prizes that update every month. 

“Using tech as a medium, youth will appreciate and engage in is key in encouraging interaction. We hope this progressive and condensed presentation will inspire many and we plan to develop the app further,” said Terry Hui, President and CEO Concord Pacific Group. “Our mentorship program also funds up-and-coming artists to create art that future generations will appreciate.”

Concord Adex’s Artwalk aims to engage local youth to appreciate and understand the beauty that comes from artists of all backgrounds, with hopes to encourage some to become future artists. Artwalk is an ongoing event with more attractions added every month, including new events and art installations.

For more information and to begin the Artwalk at Concord Park Place experience, download Eventzee from the App Store or Google Play Store and use code CONCORD to begin.

If you’re interested in learning more about hosting an Eventzee scavenger hunt, visit our website and contact our team to set up the best package for you. You can also email us at sales@eventzeeapp.com or call us at 714-210-3850 x15.

About Concord Adex and Concord Pacific

Concord has been building Canada’s largest lifestyle-forward urban communities for over 30 years.

Under the leadership of President and CEO, Terry Hui, Concord Pacific Place in Vancouver and Concord CityPlace in Toronto are the country’s two largest urban master-plans and are mostly complete. Over the past decade Concord expanded with master-plans in North York (Concord Park Place) and five master-plans of scale in western Canada. Concord also expanded to Seattle’s tech hub in the United States and London, UK including Marylebone and the completion of Principal Tower in the Principal Place neighbourhood, home to Amazon UK. These communities are renowned for their vibrant urban planning and have been emulated globally. The award-winning developer is Canada’s most substantial contributor of urban city parks and privately funded public art. In addition to their industry leading forward practices, including Concord BioSpace and EV Parking infrastructure and design, the company’s Green Energy arm generates twice the amount of energy needed to power all the homes they have built. Visit concordpacific.com for more information.

Concord ArtSpace / ArtWalk

Concord developed their public art program to make art accessible to all and to inspire local youth to appreciate art and become future artists. Concord Pacific’s public art plan for Concord Pacific Place, developed 30 years ago, is the model now referenced in all major cities across the country. Concord’s public art program has resulted in more than 60 permanent commissions of scale. Their mentorship program was created to assist new local and indigenous artists in pitching and communicating their art and culture to a public audience.

About Freeze Tag, Inc. and Eventzee Scavenger Hunt App

Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile location-based games for consumers and businesses.  Our portfolio includes hits such as Munzee, a social platform with more than 12 million locations worldwide and hundreds of thousands of players that blends gamification and geolocation into an experience that rewards players for going places in the physical world, WallaBee, an addictive collecting game with over 2,400 beautifully drawn digital cards, Painted Rocks App, a new and innovative way to track, share, and find painted and kindness rocks through an interactive map, as well as many social mobile games that provide endless hours of family-friendly fun. We also offer the Eventzee platform, a fully customizable gaming solution that allows organizations and businesses to create branded virtual, physical and hybrid scavenger hunts for their customers and constituents.  For more information about Freeze Tag, go to: https://www.freezetag.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial uncertainties and risks. These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this release. We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to, our ability to market our games, and our ability to implement new changes and release them. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason.

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Creating the Ultimate Eventzee Scavenger Hunt App Experience

At Eventzee, we’re always working to make sure your event is exactly what you need, no matter what niche, market, or type of event you’re planning. We’re proud to offer three different types of Eventzee platforms to meet your needs!

Single Scavenger Hunt App Event

At the most basic level, a single event is perfect for any one-off occasion. If your city is having a special festival, your charity or school is having a fundraiser, or you’re just looking for a fun way to spruce up your next event, a single event option could be perfect for you. 

Single events from Eventzee are easy-to-build, include custom branding options, and unlimited challenges within the event. These events are priced with a per-person licensing model, with very affordable options for both big and small events.

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Annual License

The annual license option is perfect for organizations who are looking to host multiple events throughout the year with various numbers of players, all for one upfront fee. 

East Stroudsburg University, located in northeast Pennsylvania, is utilizing an annual license with Eventzee to host multiple events for its students and staff throughout the school year. With the extended license, they have freedom and flexibility to create a multitude of events that keeps their students excited to see what comes next.

“Having an annual license on Eventzee’s scavenger hunt app platform is the perfect way to keep our students engaged with ongoing events throughout the year,” said Joseph Akob, Executive Director of ESU’s Student Activity Association. “We started this school year with a scavenger hunt that helped introduce new students to all of the university’s departments and offerings, and we can’t wait to start executing our next event!”

White Label

From the app interface to the download page in the app store, white label apps are fully customized versions of the Eventzee app that represents your brand to the fullest potential. Include colors, logos, images, and other aspects of brand identity through the entire app experience.

For a small development fee, our game developers take your requirements to build the game from scratch that you’ve always dreamed of having for your customers.

The town of Jupiter, Florida, recently worked with the Eventzee scavenger hunt app developers to create their white label app, Passport to Jupiter. Players, composed of both visitors and locals of the Jupiter area, are able to download the Passport to Jupiter app from either app store to access the free, ongoing event. Custom challenges within the app awarded points which could be used to earn a free Jupiter prize pack. 

“Eventzee’s white label program was the perfect solution to what the Town of Jupiter was looking for in a digital platform,” said Shawn Reed, Community Relations Manager/PIO for the Town. “Eventzee was able to take our vision of the app and put it into a platform that was easy to use while maintaining the look and feel of our program.”

If you’re interested in any of our options, or if you have questions about which option might be best for your upcoming event, be sure to contact our team at sales@eventzeeapp.com or call us at 714-210-3850 x15.

McKinney Parks & Rec Launched 2022 RecQuest with Eventzee Scavenger Hunt App

Advertisement for McKinney Texas's RecQuest scavenger hunt app

TUSTIN, CA, August 11, 2022 – Freeze Tag (OTC: FRZT), a leading creator of location-based mobile social games, is proud to celebrate another year of partnership with McKinney, Texas Parks and Recreation. McKinney utilized Freeze Tag’s Eventzee scavenger hunt app to encourage locals to explore every year during the month of July.

McKinney’s “RecQuest” was free to play and available for the whole month of July, which is National Parks and Recreation Month. The event encouraged visitors and local residents to explore an expansive list of features throughout McKinney’s parks and recreation locations, as well as having featured challenges at specific events throughout the month. 

RecQuest included multiple types of challenges. Players were tasked with finding hidden QR codes throughout the locations and at events, submitting photos and videos at different places, answering questions about McKinney, and also following instructions to complete GPS challenges. 

“The Eventzee team loves working with parks and recreation departments like McKinney,” said Craig Holland, CEO of Freeze Tag. “Partnering with McKinney for National Parks and Recreation Month is a great solution to help people explore the mysteries of their own backyards.”

This year’s RecQuest had a variety of prizes and drawings to encourage player participation. All RecQuest players were entered to win McKinney Parks & Recreation merch, but earning more points also received entries into bigger prize drawings. Every player who reached 1000 points was entered to win a grand prize pack, and every additional 1000 points earned players additional entries. 

“We used the Eventzee app to facilitate our 2022 RecQuest game.” said Ryan Mullins, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of McKinney, Texas.  “The response to RecQuest was very positive. We loaded the game with hundreds of challenges centered around residents getting out and enjoying our many parks and recreation facilities.”

While the RecQuest is only offered for the month of July, players who can be both visitors or locals should look to utilize McKinney’s unique offerings year-round.

If you’re interested in learning more about hosting an Eventzee scavenger hunt, visit our website and contact our team to set up the best package for you. You can also email us at sales@eventzeeapp.com or call us at 714-210-3850 x15.

About Freeze Tag, Inc.

Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile location-based games for consumers and businesses.  Our portfolio includes hits such as Munzee, a social platform with more than 12 million locations worldwide and hundreds of thousands of players that blends gamification and geolocation into an experience that rewards players for going places in the physical world, WallaBee, an addictive collecting game with over 2,400 beautifully drawn digital cards, Painted Rocks App, a new and innovative way to track, share, and find painted and kindness rocks through an interactive map, as well as many social mobile games that provide endless hours of family-friendly fun. We also offer the Eventzee platform, a fully customizable gaming solution that allows organizations and businesses to create branded virtual, physical and hybrid scavenger hunts for their customers and constituents.  For more information about Freeze Tag, go to: https://www.freezetag.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial uncertainties and risks. These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this release. We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to, our ability to market our games, and our ability to implement new changes and release them. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason.

Contact:

info@freezetag.com

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Chronogram Launched 2022 Chronogrammies with Eventzee Scavenger Hunt App

This year, Eventzee teamed up with Chronogram Magazine for the annual “Chronogrammies” event to utilize Freeze Tag’s Eventzee scavenger hunt app platform. 

The Chronogrammies is a yearly event which encourages people who live in and around Hudson Valley, NY to participate in nominating and voting for their favorite businesses of all kinds. With over 125 different nomination categories, participants could nominate any type of business, but also included some of the area’s top hits for favorite outdoor spots, local artists, restaurant wait staff, best schools, and more.  

Once the initial nomination round had concluded, Chronogram utilized the Eventzee platform to create an immersive scavenger hunt app event which guided participants to Hudson Valley’s top Chronogrammies-nominated businesses during the 45-day voting period. 

“We were really excited to be part of such a unique event like the Chronogrammies this year,” said  Craig Holland, CEO of Freeze Tag.  “One of the best ways to use the Eventzee platform is to support local and small businesses by encouraging locals and visitors to explore the community around them.”

three screenshots in iphones that show different challenges in the chronogrammies scavenger hunt app

The scavenger hunt featured photo challenges, which awarded players with points towards winning grand prizes like spa packages, dinners out at local favorite eateries, cases of wine, and more. 

The winners of this year’s Chronogrammies were recently announced and will be posted on the Chronogram website later this month, followed by a blow-out bash celebration. Until then, anyone visiting Hudson Valley can still take a peek at all businesses and locations that were nominated during the event, and check out the best the area has to offer. 

If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee scavenger hunt visit our website and contact our team to set up the best package for you. You can also email us at sales@eventzeeapp.com or call us at 714-210-3850 x15.

Passport to Jupiter App Launched with Freeze Tag’s Eventzee Technology

TUSTIN, CA, June 21, 2022 – Freeze Tag (OTC: FRZT), a leading creator of location-based mobile social games, announced today that the town of Jupiter, Florida, has officially launched the digital version of their “Passport to Jupiter” program utilizing Freeze Tag’s Eventzee white label app opportunity.

The “Passport to Jupiter” app is free to download in both the Apple and Google Play stores. The app is designed to get visitors and residents exploring a cultivated list of hot-spots throughout the city. Six different types of locations make up the map, including Parks and Recreation, Historic Sites, Natural Areas, Riverwalk, Beaches and Waterways, and Entertainment and Culture.

image with three phones showing different screenshots of the passport to jupiter scavenger hunt app. The left phone is facing outwards and has a screenshot with an image that looks like a lighthouse.

The new app augments the paper booklet edition of the Passport, which increased the reach of the program while reaching new demographics. The Passport to Jupiter app includes an interactive map of more than 70 points of interest included in the full list of passport sites, each offering a unique spin on what Jupiter has to offer. Each location in the map includes important information about the site, including an address or general location, plus the amenities available at each stop.

“We love opportunities to work with clients like the town of Jupiter,” said  Craig Holland, CEO of Freeze Tag.  “Their app is the perfect example of utilizing our scavenger hunt platform with the option of making it a totally custom experience for users.”

Eventzee’s white label program allows clients to build upon our foundation for an even more customizable app experience. Eventzee’s game designers and developers work together to craft a customized version of the app that represents the client’s complete brand identity. After it’s built, the app is available for download in the app store under the client’s name. The program is perfect for clients, like Jupiter,  who dream about customers engaging with their brand, but have found it to be cost prohibitive to build a mobile app from scratch.

“Eventzee’s white label program was the perfect solution to what the Town of Jupiter was looking for in a digital platform,” said Shawn Reed, Community Relations Manager/PIO for the Town. “Eventzee was able to take our vision of the app and put it into a platform that was easy to use while maintaining the look and feel of our program.”

The Passport to Jupiter is a free event to join, and those who log 30 or more site visits, or receive 1500 points, within the list are awarded a participation badge. Participants can bring the virtual badge to Jupiter Town hall to claim a Jupiter prize pack! In order to complete a location, simply use the GPS location tool within the app to automatically check into each location.

If you’re interested in Eventzee’s white label app opportunities, or would like more information on hosting an Eventzee scavenger hunt. visit our website and contact our team to set up the best package for you. You can also email us at sales@eventzeeapp.com or call us at 714-210-3850 x15.

About Jupiter, Florida

Jupiter, Florida, is the northernmost town of Palm Beach County, Florida. With more than 3 miles of shoreline, multiple historic sites, various restaurants, bars, and outdoor eateries, as well as copious luxury amenities, Jupiter is the perfect place to visit when looking for an action-packed vacation.

About Freeze Tag, Inc.

Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile location-based games for consumers and businesses.  Our portfolio includes hits such as Munzee, a social platform with more than 12 million locations worldwide and hundreds of thousands of players that blends gamification and geolocation into an experience that rewards players for going places in the physical world, WallaBee, an addictive collecting game with over 2,400 beautifully drawn digital cards, Painted Rocks App, a new and innovative way to track, share, and find painted and kindness rocks through an interactive map, as well as many social mobile games that provide endless hours of family-friendly fun. We also offer the Eventzee platform, a fully customizable gaming solution that allows organizations and businesses to create branded virtual, physical and hybrid scavenger hunts for their customers and constituents.  For more information about Freeze Tag, go to: https://www.freezetag.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial uncertainties and risks. These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this release. We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to, our ability to market our games, and our ability to implement new changes and release them. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason.

Contact:

info@freezetag.com

714-210-3850 x26

Gearing Up For Summer Tourism with a Scavenger Hunt App

Summer is right around the corner! For many places, this can mean it’s time to get ready for an influx of tourists who are ready to start exploring again after a long winter.

If you’re looking for a way to get these folks engaged on the next level, look no further than hosting an event through the Eventzee scavenger hunt app. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Season-long Activities

Towns with an active tourist population benefit from having a tool that allows for engagement on another level. For many towns, this is often a passport-style scavenger hunt that guides people through the town’s hottest locations, including historical landmarks, small businesses, restaurants, and more.

Unlike holiday or festival events, season-long scavenger hunts can take the pressure off of the winning aspect of a game and allow people to really dig into all that the town has to offer. A lot of Eventzee clients enjoy offering a prize to all participants who finish the event in a given time period, such as a small gift card that benefits the downtown shops and restaurants.

Festivals or Fairs

Festivals and fairs of all kinds can benefit from a tool like a scavenger hunt app, like Eventzee. Guests may be overwhelmed with all that’s offered within a certain time period. With Eventzee’s scavenger hunt app, you can highlight local vendors and their offerings, get rid of any printed materials, and include a map.

In addition to being a great resource for attendees, you can allow specific vendors to purchase advertising space within in app, leaderboard style, to generate additional revenue for the event.

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Small Business Saturdays

Small Business Saturday doesn’t just have to be confined to one day in November. Small business owners work hard every day of the year, and they should be appreciated for that!

Using Eventzee’s scavenger hunt app and the QR code feature, visitors can be encouraged to engage with small business shops and restaurants throughout a whole downtown area. This past year, Downtown Center Business Improvement District of LA hosted an event over multiple days to encourage visitors to visit specific parts of the city. The free event was created to encourage people to engage with local businesses, and participants were entered to win a nice prize at the end of the event!

Historical Sites

Historical sites benefit from utilizing a scavenger hunt app like Eventzee because it makes it easy for people to learn and explore without needing the assistance of a tour guide. Especially with Covid restrictions, access to a pre-built educational event right from your smartphone can be key to making sure visitors have the best experience.

Utilize the Eventzee Scavenger Hunt App

Not sure where to start with your next event? We’re here to help! For more information and to get in touch, contact Craig Holland, sales@eventzeeapp.com.

Filmrise Launches True Crime Forensic Challenge With Eventzee

TUSTIN, CA, April 28, 2022 – Freeze Tag (OTC: FRZT), a leading creator of location-based mobile social games, announced today that FilmRise will launch  the “FilmRise True Crime Forensic Challenge” utilizing Freeze Tag’s Eventzee scavenger hunt platform at the CrimeCon event in Las Vegas, April 29-May 1, 2022.

CrimeCon is an immersive event dedicated to all things true crime and mystery. As a sponsor, FilmRise will be showcasing its True Crime content to CrimeCon participants.  The “FilmRise True Crime Forensic Challenge” will challenge players to solve a mock crime committed in the Las Vegas area. Players will complete tasks and gather information about the possible murder weapons, means and motives of various suspects in the murder case.

Along the way, players will view clips from shows like Unsolved Mysteries with Robert Stack, Forensic Files, and Bloodline Detectives hosted by Nancy Grace and other true crime shows offered on FilmRise. Players who complete the challenge will earn special badges as they race to solve the big mystery.

“We were looking for a fun way to engage true-crime enthusiasts with our programs at the CrimeCon show with a mystery to solve,”said Sal Scamardo, Vice President, Distribution and Marketing at FilmRise.  “The Eventzee team did a wonderful job creating an entertaining experience for our participants on their platform.”

Besides being involved in the thrill of the game, “FilmRise True Crime Forensic Challenge” participants who successfully complete the game will be entered to win multiple grand prizes including a 55” Smart TV, VIP tickets to next year’s CrimeCon in Orlando, Florida, gift cards, CrimeCon merchandise, and more.

In addition to the “FilmRise True Crime Forensic Challenge,” attendees are encouraged to build their own CrimeCon schedule with the multitude of events on the roster for this year.

If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee scavenger hunt visit our website and contact our team to set up the best package for you. You can also email us at sales@eventzeeapp.com or call us at 714-210-3850 x15.

About CrimeCon

From the latest cases to the latest scientific techniques. From the newest TV shows and docs to the best podcasts in the world. And from deep-dives into topics you didn’t even know existed to big ballroom sessions with personalities you watch every week—CrimeCon is the platform that delivers it all.

CrimeCon events are equal parts education and experience. Organizers curate a wide-ranging program that has something for everyone and that combines hands-on learning with plenty of chances to have fun meeting speakers, podcasters, and other fans.

About FilmRise

FilmRise is a Brooklyn-based film and television studio and operator of the FilmRise Streaming Network, the world’s largest independently owned portfolio of free ad-supported streaming apps and FAST channels. Founded in 2012 by veteran producers and financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein, FilmRise is a recognized market leader and innovator at the forefront of analytics-led curation and distribution. The company offers over 50,000 licensed and originally produced scripted and unscripted feature films and television episodes across all genres.

About Freeze Tag, Inc.

Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile location-based games for consumers and businesses.  Our portfolio includes hits such as Munzee, a social platform with more than 12 million locations worldwide and hundreds of thousands of players that blends gamification and geolocation into an experience that rewards players for going places in the physical world, WallaBee, an addictive collecting game with over 2,400 beautifully drawn digital cards, Painted Rocks App, a new and innovative way to track, share, and find painted and kindness rocks through an interactive map, as well as many social mobile games that provide endless hours of family-friendly fun. We also offer the Eventzee platform, a fully customizable gaming solution that allows organizations and businesses to create branded virtual, physical and hybrid scavenger hunts for their customers and constituents.  For more information about Freeze Tag, go to: https://www.freezetag.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial uncertainties and risks. These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this release. We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to, our ability to market our games, and our ability to implement new changes and release them. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason.

Contact:

info@freezetag.com

714-210-3850 x26

A Guide to Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: Scavenger Hunt Edition

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Need new ways to keep your donors engaged? Running out of fresh, creative ideas for your next event? Get your supporters on their feet and out exploring with a peer-to-peer scavenger hunt fundraiser!

What is peer-to-peer fundraising?

Peer-to-peer fundraisers are a great, flexible fundraising option that gets your donors involved with your organization’s mission and helps your organization expand its reach. With a peer-to-peer fundraiser, rather than putting the responsibility of fundraising completely on your organization’s staff and volunteers, your supporters will help you spread the word and raise money on your behalf. 

While this might sound similar to crowdfunding, there are several key differences that set peer-to-peer fundraising apart. With crowdfunding, you’ll only need one webpage to direct people to for donations. The key to a successful crowdfunding campaign is promotion, so you’ll need to spend lots of time helping your crowdfunding page gain visibility through online sharing. 

Peer-to-peer fundraisers are a little more complicated in that multiple participants will have their own fundraising pages so they can raise money for you. Fundraisers will reach out to their networks and actively pursue donations for your organization with their own fundraising pages. Deciding which format works best for you will depend on how many resources you have and what your goals are.

How does peer-to-peer fundraising work?

When you plan a peer-to-peer fundraiser, you need to recruit volunteer fundraisers. In addition to your primary peer-to-peer campaign website, your fundraisers will each make their own webpages where they’ll collect donations from their family and friends. Your fundraisers will make donation asks across social media platforms, through email and text, and any other channel of communication they use. Your organization will support fundraisers throughout the campaign and track progress on individual fundraising pages and the general campaign website.

Planning any peer-to-peer fundraiser is a huge undertaking and relies upon how engaged your fundraisers are. Make your fundraiser more engaging with gamification elements like team competitions and a live fundraising leaderboard.

Plan your peer-to-peer fundraiser

The first step of the planning process for your peer-to-peer campaign should be setting goals for your fundraiser.

  • How much do you want to raise?
  • Is this a rolling or time-based campaign?
  • Who is your audience and what is the best way to reach them?

Try to make sure your goals are SMART goals: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-based. If you’re having trouble with making your goals, use data from past fundraisers to determine what you can expect for the fundraiser you’re currently planning.

When you’re planning a peer-to-peer scavenger hunt, it’s also important to consider goals specific to your scavenger hunt. Will your scavenger hunt be an educational experience? Do you want to make it location-specific? Are there social aspects to the scavenger hunt, and will participants be in teams? The format of your scavenger hunt can also inform the format of your peer-to-peer campaign, so make sure you plan out the basics of your scavenger hunt before you start fundraising.

If you’re planning on setting up your scavenger hunt in your local community, plan to reach out to local fixtures in your community and businesses to see if they would be okay with being a part of the hunt. Their participation might be as small as hanging a QR code in a storefront window or interacting with your participants in person. Just make sure you have the proper permissions before sending your hunters off to seek out clues.

Find the right software

Planning a peer-to-peer fundraiser is time-consuming, so you’ll need all the help you can get. With the right software, designing a campaign website and helping your fundraisers design their individual fundraising pages doesn’t have to take up a lot of space on your plate. To make sure that you give your supporters the best experience possible, start by picking the right fundraising software for your campaign. Choose a peer-to-peer fundraising software that empowers you and your fundraisers to easily build fundraising websites with drag-and-drop elements and engaging features like a campaign thermometer.

Now that you’ve decided on the right fundraising software, it’s time to find a platform for your actual scavenger hunt event. For a peer-to-peer scavenger hunt, you’ll need event-specific software that makes it easy to build out a scavenger hunt event. Whether you want a pre-built and ready-to-go scavenger hunt or a hunt that you can customize, your software should be flexible and include features that keep your participants connected.

Qgiv partner, Eventzee, provides a custom mobile scavenger hunt platform, which is a great option for all different kinds of fundraisers. Whether it’s for 200 people or 2,000, Eventzee’s feature-filled and user-friendly smartphone app will get your fundraiser going in no time.

The Eventzee app is easily accessible via smartphone, and the Eventzee administrative tools make running a scavenger hunt easier than ever. Create challenges for your scavenger hunt, message players, approve submissions, and more, all from your computer or mobile device.

Market your scavenger hunt fundraiser

The success of any fundraiser is highly dependent on how well you market it, and for peer-to-peer fundraisers, this could not be truer. With multi-channel marketing, you can reach a wide audience to drive sign-ups for your fundraiser. Use email, social media, direct mail, and more to recruit fundraisers and raise awareness of your peer-to-peer campaign.

Your peer-to-peer fundraising website will also be a helpful marketing tool for your peer-to-peer fundraiser, so make sure it’s informative and includes pictures and impact statements to encourage registrations and donations. This will be the main resource for your fundraisers and donors, so it’s important to design it to be easily navigated and as useful as possible.

Provide fundraising guidance

Your supporters probably aren’t seasoned fundraisers, so they’ll need a little support to meet their fundraising goals. Create and compile a treasure trove of resources for your volunteer fundraisers so they don’t have to stress about how to solicit donations from their networks. Email and social media templates, a comprehensive collection of fundraising tips, and social sharing buttons will help fundraisers old and new meet their individual goals.

Stay in touch

Keep your supporters motivated and engaged by providing them with updates throughout your campaign. Send out emails to mark major fundraising milestones and let your fundraisers know how much money they’ve raised. When you have hesitant fundraisers, send them words of encouragement and let them know what their support means to your organization. Motivate them with impact statements, and make sure they have all the resources they need to be successful fundraisers.

Collect data

To improve your fundraising strategy and increase your impact, collect data throughout your peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. Keep your CRM database updated with your donors’ giving histories and how they’ve engaged with your organization. 

Manually updating your database throughout your campaign can take time and effort. Instead, try to find peer-to-peer software that can integrate with your CRM software. That way, whenever someone interacts with your organization by making a donation or filling out a volunteer form, you can collect that information and keep your database automatically up-to-date with donations, email addresses, phone numbers, and more.

Thank your donors

Each time you receive a donation, make sure you show your gratitude to your donors. Send out thank-you emails and add personalization tokens to make your emails more personal to your donors. Make sure you add impact statements to let your donors know how their gift will be used and help your mission. 

For an added bonus, give your fundraisers thank-you email templates so they can also send out their own messages of gratitude to their generous supporters. Sending out thank-you emails will leave your donors with a good impression of your organization. It’s one of the first steps to increasing your retention rates and building your donor base.

Final thoughts

With a peer-to-peer scavenger hunt fundraiser, you’ll keep your supporters engaged with a unique, one-of-a-kind fundraising event they’re sure to remember. For more resources on creating a successful peer-to-peer fundraiser, check out these links:

Looking for the right peer-to-peer fundraising software for your next event? Request a demo to get a personalized tour of Qgiv’s peer-to-peer fundraising features and tools!

Tiara is a Content Marketing Specialist at Qgiv, a company that’s dedicated to building powerful fundraising tools that empower nonprofits to achieve their mission. She’s a writer by trade and a passionate supporter of nonprofits by nature. When she’s not typing away at her keyboard for hours, you can find her dancing (if you can call it that) at concerts, drinking copious amounts of English Breakfast Tea, and daydreaming about traveling the world.

Utilizing a Scavenger Hunt App for the Perfect Wedding Celebration

If you’re looking to make your wedding day or other wedding celebration a unique and fun experience, consider using the Eventzee scavenger hunt app. With seven different challenge types, and a fully customizable platform, this tool is the perfect way to spruce up your event with a fun twist that will keep all your party guests entertained. Here are a few ideas to get your planning started:

 

Engagements and Engagement Celebrations

Looking for a fun way to pop the question? Lead your partner on a scavenger hunt to remember with the Eventzee scavenger hunt app! Clues can lead to various QR codes throughout the map that lead to the ultimate surprise. Include special clues and locations that are significant in your relationship.

 

Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties

If you’re planning on bringing a group to a fun city or destination for the bachelor or bachelorette party, make it a breeze by utilizing an app like Eventzee. Itineraries can be included so everyone knows what the plan is!

If you have a group that’s more on the competitive side, use Eventzee’s teams feature to make it into a game! Include a hunt that involves finding special locations like bars or restaurants, trivia about the bride or groom, and more!

group of women pose for a selfie while toasting with champagne during a scavenger hunt app event. Girl on right is wearing a bride tiara.

Reception

The Eventzee scavenger hunt app is a great way to have an additional activity for friends and family while celebrating the big day. You can engage your wedding guests by testing their knowledge of the special couple using the quiz feature, with or without prizes for the people that get the most points! Allow the DJ to have access to the app so people can submit their own music requests, or use text submissions to have your guests share favorite memories or advice for a virtual guestbook that you can keep forever!

Also, with Eventzee’s photo submission feature, you can have guests share their own candid photos of moments that the photographer might have missed. It’s a fantastic way to capture memories throughout the day! Make it a competition by having a set list of special moments that people have to capture, and they’ll receive points for their submissions. This can include people toasting, little kids dancing, silly faces, selfies, and more!

 

And more scavenger hunt app opportunities!

Eventzee is here to help you plan the ultimate celebrations, no matter what that may be! If you’re looking for inspiration for your upcoming event, or you have additional questions about the Eventzee platform, get in touch with us by emailing Craig Holland – sales@eventzeeapp.com.