Jacksonville Celebrates Holiday Fun With Eventzee by Freeze Tag

Jacksonville Celebrates Holiday Fun With Eventzee by Freeze Tag

Jacksonville, Florida’s Downtown Business Improvement District, Downtown Vision, launched a virtual community engagement event using the Eventzee scavenger hunt app. Utilizing Eventzee technology, the “Halloweek” event encouraged residents and visitors to frequent a variety of businesses in Downtown Jacksonville.

“The Halloweek event by the Downtown Jacksonville team is a wonderful example of how creative organizations can be in motivating community members to visit local businesses who have been adversely affected during this pandemic,” said Craig Holland, CEO of Freeze Tag, “We believe similar programs using our Eventzee platform would be of benefit to many other downtown organizations across the country.”  

According to Downtown Vision, Halloweek was designed to bring people back Downtown and to help keep visitors and businesses safe by spreading out the visitation numbers throughout the week. In lieu of the one-day Trick-or-Treat on the Street this year, they invited residents to join the Halloween Hunt.

Using the built-in leaderboard and scoring mechanisms in the Eventzee app, players were challenged to seek out and scan at least 10 QR codes at participating businesses between Monday, October 26th and Friday, October 30th. All those players who achieved this goal received a $20 #DTJax e-Gift Card from Downtown Vision.

In addition, all hunters who scanned at least 10 QR Codes were entered into a drawing to receive prize baskets from Downtown businesses. Players were encouraged to participate in special photo challenges for extra entries into the contest. 

“This year, we were looking to transform our annual one-day Halloween festivity into a safe and socially distant scavenger hunt as part of Halloweek,” said Lexi Brantman, Downtown Vision’s Director of Communications. “Eventzee came highly recommended during the International Downtown Association’s annual conference and was the perfect fit for our needs and budget. Players really got into the QR Hunt around Downtown. In addition, Eventzee allowed us to add photo challenges to our game giving us more than 150 photos we can use to market all the happenings in Downtown.”  

Downtown Vision shared that the scavenger hunt was successful, with more than 35 Downtown businesses participating, all of who appreciated the increased traffic to their stores. In fact, Downtown Vision is planning on conducting additional events using the Eventzee virtual event platform in the coming months. 

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. Eventzee is ideal for trade shows, conferences and orientations. Businesses can use the app to drive traffic to specific locations, promote vendors or products and increase social interactions, while observing appropriate social distances. Some clients use Eventzee to hold contests and give away prizes to their most engaged customers. There are many ways Eventzee can help you achieve your business goals. For more information visit https://www.eventzeeapp.com/.

About Downtown Jacksonville
Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help revitalize DTJax through clean and safe initiatives, experience creation, marketing and information management. Created by commercial property owners through a self-assessment and governed by a board representing Downtown property owners, DVI administers a 90-block Business Improvement District. For more information, visit downtownjacksonville.com.

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 nearly 10 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, Garfield Go, a Pokemon Go style augmented reality game based on the iconic cat Garfield, WallaBee, an addictive collecting game with over 2,200 beautifully drawn digital cards, as well as many social mobile games that provide endless hours of family-friendly fun. We also offer our technology and services to businesses that want to leverage mobile gaming in their marketing and branding programs. For example, our Eventzee solution allows businesses to create private scavenger hunts in physical places such as malls, tradeshows, company events or campuses to create immersive brand experiences.  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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NEW Ready-Made Party Packs Make Event Planning a Snap!

NEW Ready-Made Party Packs Make Event Planning a Snap!

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 support@eventzeeapp.com.

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!

Fabled FantaZEE

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!

Jungle SafarZEE

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!

Happy hunting!

Eventzee Tours Chicago with “Curious City Scavenger Hunt” Powered By WBEZ Chicago

Eventzee Tours Chicago with “Curious City Scavenger Hunt” Powered By WBEZ Chicago

We’re excited to announce that WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR news station  launched a virtual community engagement event using the Eventzee scavenger hunt app. Utilizing Eventzee technology, the “Curious City Scavenger Hunt: Chicago Eats Edition” guided competitors throughout Chicago while exploring new cuisines and neighborhoods.

The inaugural event was brought to life by WBEZ’s Curious City program, an ongoing news experiment that includes the public in the editorial decision-making process. Dubbed the “Chicago Eats Edition” the event itself featured 74 groups of challenges for players to complete from mid-August to mid-September. Each challenge group represented a Chicago community where players were tasked to find and interact with local restaurants to learn more about the area.

“The Curious City event is a prime example of the endless capabilities of our Eventzee application,” said Craig Holland, CEO of Freeze Tag. “The team at WBEZ took their event to new heights, and has offered us some great insight into future uses of the Eventzee platform.”

One of the key features of the new Eventzee app is the ability to group challenges together to be completed sequentially. The “Curious City Scavenger Hunt” made great use of this new feature for its month-long event. Within each group there were three challenges for each of the 74 communities throughout Chicago.

The first challenge included a rhyming clue to guess the name of the neighborhood. The second challenge asked players to take a selfie in front of a particular restaurant in the area. The third challenge required players to submit a question to WBEZ. The radio station plans on using these questions to follow up with reporting in various areas around Chicago.

WBEZ Chicago shared that the scavenger hunt was overwhelmingly successful, with 407 teams (both virtual and in-person) and more than 1,000 individuals who participated from across the Chicagoland area.

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. Eventzee is ideal for trade shows, conferences and orientations. Businesses can use the app to drive traffic to specific locations, promote vendors or products and increase social interactions, while observing appropriate social distances. Some clients use Eventzee to hold contests and give away prizes to their most engaged customers. There are many ways Eventzee can help you achieve your business goals. For more information visit https://www.eventzeeapp.com/. 

About WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR news station, serves the community with fact-based, objective news and information. WBEZ’s award-winning journalists ask tough questions, dig deep for answers and expose truths that spark change and foster understanding. In addition to its local and national news programming, WBEZ Chicago is home to a growing portfolio of popular podcasts, including the “Making” series of Making Obama and Making Oprah; a new investigative series, Motive; 16 Shots: A podcast about the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald; Nerdette; and Sound Opinions. WBEZ Chicago has a legacy of innovation as the birthplace of nationally acclaimed programs such as This American Life, and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and the ground-breaking podcast, Serial. Download the WBEZ app, available in the App Store and Google Play. Learn more about WBEZ Chicago and its award-winning programming and on-demand digital content at wbez.org or on Facebook or Twitter. 

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 nearly 10 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, Garfield Go, a Pokemon Go style augmented reality game based on the iconic cat Garfield, WallaBee, an addictive collecting game with over 2,200 beautifully drawn digital cards, as well as many social mobile games that provide endless hours of family-friendly fun. We also offer our technology and services to businesses that want to leverage mobile gaming in their marketing and branding programs. For example, our Eventzee solution allows businesses to create private scavenger hunts in physical places such as malls, tradeshows, company events or campuses to create immersive brand experiences.  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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Freeze Tag Launches “Buffalo’s Most Amazing Race” Eventzee Scavenger Hunt With The Salvation Army

Freeze Tag Launches “Buffalo’s Most Amazing Race” Eventzee Scavenger Hunt With The Salvation Army

TUSTIN, CA, September 1, 2020 – Freeze Tag (OTC: FRZT), a leading creator of location-based mobile social games, launched a fundraiser project with The Salvation Army of Buffalo using the Eventzee scavenger hunt app. Utilizing Eventzee technology, “Buffalo’s Most Amazing Race” guided competitors throughout western New York in a safe, social distance adventure.

The annual event, which kicked off in late July, featured teams of two who competed from the safety of their cars in a scavenger hunt throughout Buffalo, NY. With a first-place prize of $1,000, contestants were eager to compete in the name of a good cause. Challenges within the app were based on art, history and exciting locations throughout the Buffalo area. 

“We were excited to help The Salvation Army take their annual fundraiser to the next level,” said Craig Holland, CEO of Freeze Tag. “With the help of Eventzee they were able to present a state of the art experience that was interactive, safe, and fun for the whole family.”

The city-wide amazing race is one of the Buffalo Salvation Army’s biggest fundraising events of the year, but due to COVID-19 health concerns, plans had to shift. So, the committee re-invented the event into a COVID safe, socially distanced scavenger hunt event the whole family could enjoy.  Eventzee was able to offer not only a safe alternative, but through the new Eventzee app players were able to compete in a number of different challenge types including photos, videos, GPS locations, and more. All funds raised from the event support programs and services of The Salvation Army in Buffalo NY, which are needed now more than ever.

“We were thrilled to discover the Eventzee app in early June,” said Laurie Krajna, Development Director of The Salvation Army WNY Region. “ It allowed us to re-invent our fundraiser, as opposed to canceling it.  Due to the coronavirus, the funds raised from this event were crucial to our keeping programs and services available to those in our community in need.  The post- event survey showed that our participants want us to keep this component in future races.  It was fun, easy to implement, and really added to the event experience.”

The partnership with The Salvation Army is part of the Eventzee marketing program which gives companies the opportunity to engage with their clients in new and exciting ways through gaming. Companies can increase brand loyalty and offer virtual marketing promotions, incentives and competitions for a day, a week or even many months. Eventzee is also a unique fundraising tool, which allows clients to sell access to their mobile scavenger hunts with ease.

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. Eventzee is ideal for trade shows, conferences and orientations. Businesses can use the app to drive traffic to specific locations, promote vendors or products and increase social interactions, while observing appropriate social distances. Some clients use Eventzee to hold contests and give away prizes to their most engaged customers. There are many ways Eventzee can help you achieve your business goals. For more information visit https://www.eventzeeapp.com/.

About The Buffalo Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. To learn more about The Buffalo Salvation Army visit https://buffalo.salvationarmy.org/BuffaloNY.

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 nearly 10 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, Garfield Go, a Pokemon Go style augmented reality game based on the iconic cat Garfield, WallaBee, an addictive collecting game with over 2,200 beautifully drawn digital cards, as well as many social mobile games that provide endless hours of family-friendly fun. We also offer our technology and services to businesses that want to leverage mobile gaming in their marketing and branding programs. For example, our Eventzee solution allows businesses to create private scavenger hunts in physical places such as malls, tradeshows, company events or campuses to create immersive brand experiences.  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:

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Welcome the NEW Eventzee App!

Welcome the NEW Eventzee App!

We’re excited to announce that a new version of the Eventzee app will be available for download! The latest version of Eventzee has been totally reworked to offer virtual events and scavenger hunts for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a team building exercise, new ways to engage with your customers, or a fun family activity, the NEW Eventzee app provides the most features of any scavenger hunt app available.    

Eventzee, the state of the art virtual event and scavenger hunt app, is now available on iOS and Android devices. Those interested in utilizing Eventzee’s services can learn more at eventzeeapp,com.

We’re excited to release the new Eventzee, complete with a collection of brand new features, so allow us to break down some of our favorite aspects of the new app!

Fresh Facelift

One of the most noticeable changes is the release of the new Eventzee logo! The mission of the new app is to offer a tool for people working together to solve challenges, and interacting with one another via virtual events and scavenger hunts. Our new logo appropriately showcases the power a group of diverse people have when they work together to locate, and complete challenges in a real world setting.

Home Base

Each Eventzee event will now feature three distinct sections within the dashboard. 

Event- What would be considered “Home,” this section includes the event description and details, allows you to see your stats particular to that event, and there’s even a spot to upload a profile picture!

Challenges- This section will show you a list of all challenges. The different challenge types are defined by their corresponding icon. When you click on a challenge you’ll then be able to see the challenges’ expanded description, any accompanying photos, and here you’ll also complete the challenge depending on the type. 

Social- Here’s where you can interact with other players in your event! There are three features within the Social section.

  • Feed- Here players can see one another’s approved photos and videos and “like” them to cheer each other on. 
  • Chat- Using this feature players can chat amongst themselves, strategize and work together
  • Leaderboard- See how you stack up against other players! Can you go for gold? 

Challenging Choices

The NEW Eventzee app offers 7 different Challenge types!

  • Photo– An Eventzee classic! Photo challenges encourage interaction and drive creativity.  
  • Video- Take your challenge to the next level with 30 second video submissions.
  • Quiz- Challenge your players’ minds with multiple choice questions. 
  • GPS- Prove that X marks the spot by checking in to specific GPS locations. 
  • QR Code- Locate and find hidden QR codes. 
  • Text- Gather information from your players via fill-in-the-blank questions, and approve the submissions in real time. 
  • Information- Share important information regarding challenges, locations, and more with informational tips. 

Any mix of challenges can also be combined together in a Grouped Challenge to require players to complete a number of challenges at a time in order to earn the points. This is specifically helpful if you want a variety of challenges to be completed at one location. For example, guide players to a specific location with a GPS challenge, have them answer a Quiz question based on Information in that area, and take a Photo while you’re there for good measure! 

Challenges can also host informational photos within the description as well for an alternative clue to what the challenge requires. For example, use an example photo to show players a specific statue or landmark they’re looking for. This section is also a great spot for showing branded images to showcase your organization’s logos, marketing materials, and more.

Admin Extraordinaire 

Now running your event is easier than ever! Admins of events can approve photo, video, and text submissions within the app itself. You’ll still use the web admin tool to set up your hunt, create your challenges, and more, but the new app makes approving on the day of your event much simpler. 

If you’re an admin you can access this section via the hamburger menu. From there a new menu will appear where you can review submissions, message players, download user media, post announcements and more. 

A BRAND New Opportunity

Another exciting aspect of the new Eventzee app is the ability for clients to host their own white-label version of the Eventzee app. This totally unique app branded to your specifications uses the Eventzee technology, but operates as a separate build hosted by the client. Although development costs depend on the scope of the project, this high-end option is perfect for brands that want to make an impact in a partnership with Eventzee.

Our company has already kicked off its first white label project with the release of the Barnes Nation app this Spring! Hosted by Barnes Harley-Davidson in BC, Canada, Barnes Nation is a lifestyle app designed to get motorcycle riders out exploring the open roads and meeting new friends.

Housekeeping

The NEW Eventzee app is an entirely new build, so you will not update your current version of the Eventzee app. Instead you will need to search for the new version in your phone’s app store. 

Over the next few weeks we’ll be transitioning a number of aspects to the new system. We will keep the previous version of the Eventzee app running for some time, but we do plan to shut down that version in the near future. You can read more about how it relates to Munzee Events on the Munzee blog. Although the older version of the app will be available to use, it will be removed from the app store later this week and not be available for future installs. 

We’re also working on a new pricing platform, but ultimately want to work with clients to best suit their needs. If you’re interested in hosting your own Eventzee virtual events and scavenger hunts please fill out the contact form on our website and we’ll start working with you today! Thank you all for your support over the years- we’re excited to bring you a streamlined app with new challenges and other new features!