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.

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

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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

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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.