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eventzeeFebruary 25, 2016

Leap Year Photo Scavenger Hunt Clues Now LIVE!

EventzeeJoinRUNNUROur special Leap Year free photo scavenger hunt has begun! This extra long hunt goes through Leap Day and ends on Tuesday at 3 PM CST.

Remember that our special Leap Weekend hunt is sponsored by Runnur, a mobile tech gear shop that specializes in hands-free mobile organizers. The person who completes all of the photo scavenger hunts clues in the shortest amount of time will win a Runnur Hands Free Carryall Band and the person who has the most images submitted to the gallery will also win a Runnur iPad Shoulder Sling Case!

Your photo will be either approved or rejected by our admin staff. Be sure to check the cumulative leaderboard so you can see how well you’re doing and remember that tiebreakers are based on the amount of time it takes your to finish all the clues!

We just released the new Clockstoppers line of badges as well as an extension of the Pioneers of Gold line, so be sure you plan out your submissions! The more photos you submit, the more badges you’ll earn for a variety of achievements. To see the Eventzee Badge List CLICK HERE.

To see if your photos have been added to the gallery visit www.eventzeeapp.com/gallery. Let the hunt begin!
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  • #ThrowBackThursday –  Share a past pic riding a bike.
  • Agile Amphibian –  Take a photo of a frog or toad.
  • Bouncy Birthday –  Make a creative card or cake for people celebrating their birthday on Leap Day. They only get to celebrate every 4 years so make it good!
  • Crowded Calendar –  Take a photo of a physical (non-digital) calendar with February 29th circled.
  • End of the Road –  Find a road that ends. Take a picture where the road meets grass.
  • Hail Caesar –  Julius Caesar introduced the first leap year around 46 B.C., so creatively represent this.
  • I Spy- L –  Find the letter “L” formed in architecture, nature, etc. To make things interesting, it has to be a capitalized “L.”
  • Leapin’ Lizards –  Play a game of leap frog!
  • Pack Back –  It may not be a Runnur iBand, but take a photo of your favorite backpack.
  • Photo Finish –  Creatively represent breaking the tape as you cross the finish line.
  • Runner’s Realm –  Take a photo at a running track.
  • Short Shorts and Sweatbands –  Take a photo in your most retro workout clothes.
  • Spring Into March –  Take a photo of a spring or coil.
  • St. Bridget –  Story has it that St. Bridget came up with the idea of women proposing to men on February 29th. If you’re a woman, propose to a special man in your life. If you’re a man, ask a special lady to bend her knee.
  • Stop and Smell the Roses –  Find a flower in nature that has begun to bloom.
  • Suburban Sprinter –  Take a photo of a treadmill.
  • The Bob Prince –  A year ago we first released Flat Bob… er Rob. To celebrate print out the Flat Bob image from the blog, color him in and take a photo kissing him. CAUTION: He kisses about as good as a frog does.
  • Would You Rather? –  Travel to the past and meet your ancestors or travel to the future and meet your great grandchildren? Creatively show your choice.
  • Youthful Meditation –  Take some time to sit down and color. With lots of colors and details, fill out a page in a coloring book. All one color pages will not be accepted.
  • Doppelgänger – Have someone impersonate you. Must have you or a picture of you for reference in the photo.

Remember you’ll also receive a badge for having one photo accepted! 

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eventzeeFebruary 22, 2016

Leap Year Photo Scavenger Hunt- Sponsored by Runnur

EventzeeJoinRUNNURAs we quickly approach the quadrennial day of February 29th, also known as Leap Day, it only seems fitting that our weekend photo hunt should celebrate the rare occasion.  The Weekend Warriors 48 photo scavenger hunt will be extended to March 1st at 3 PM CST. As is the case with most of our extended hunts, there will also be a few more clues, so prepare to get creative!

We’re also excited to announce that our special Leap Weekend hunt will be sponsored by Runnur, a mobile tech gear shop that specializes in hands-free mobile organizers. The person who completes all of the photo scavenger hunts clues in the shortest amount of time will win a Runnur Hands Free Carryall Band!

This awesome product if perfect for both Munzee and Eventzee players to carry extra battery packs, munzees, socials, etc. This durable cross strap band comes with tons of storage space and is lightweight so it won’t bog you down while you’re on the hunt. Imagine Chewbacca’s bandolier, with less fur. islingThe person who has the most images submitted to the gallery will also win a Runnur iPad Shoulder Sling Case. This durable and lightweight case also includes pockets, a fold out stand and adjustable strap. Instead of having to carry your tablet around your can let it hang by your side with ease.

Love the idea of this product, but not certain you’ll win one? Well we’re also using this hunt to guage interest in selling Munzee branded Runnur products in our online store. So if you’d love to get your hands on one, let us know! CeeZeeO Rob Vardeman will also have a few on hand for sale at the opening of the newest Munzee Marketplace in Cocoa Beach, FL. So if you’ll be at that event you can see it for yourself firsthand!

If you participate in this photo scavenger hunt and have one photo approved you’ll also receive a unique badge for playing our Leap Day hunt. Remember, clues go live Thursday at 3 PM CST, so get ready!

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To learn more about Runnur check out their website or follow them on Twitter or Facebook. 

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eventzeeFebruary 19, 2016

Know Your Hunt- QR Code Quiz

Scavenger hunts have always been a fun way to interact with others and support camaraderie, but we’ve moved past the limitations of pen and paper. Eventzee takes scavenger hunts to a whole new level by supporting worldwide events and new ways to interact with players. While Eventzee makes it easy to host your own scavenger hunt, it’s up to YOU to make it memorable. So if you’re considering putting on your own, here’s a few tips to get you started.

The goal of most scavenger hunts is to drive traffic to specific areas and get players to explore and while this holds true with Eventzee, we also encourage our clients to use our tools educationally. QR Code Quiz Clues are a unique feature that still push players to find a hidden code in the real world, but then take it a step further by testing their knowledge.

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Creative Customization
Hosting a birthday party for your best friend? Planning a road trip? Surprising your parents for their wedding anniversary?  QR Code quizzes are perfect for hosting a customized scavenger hunt to teach your friend’s and family about a specific subject- even if the subject is you! Create clues to test your friend’s knowledge of the Birthday girl, or plan out a road trip with quizzes about the history of geographical locations. The creativity it up to you!

Campus Queries
Tie your school’s campus tours an Eventzee GPS hunt with Quiz clues to teach new students about their new surroundings. Map out financial buildings, sports complexes and more important locations for your campus and see if they’re paying attention to the guides via quizzes.

Business Book Smarts 
Work with a group of local businesses to sponsor Downtown scavenger hunts. Place QR Code Quizzes within each location and once players scan it, they’ll be prompted with trivia about the location. Did you know Jim, the manager at Jamaican Me Crazy Smoothie Shop is a retired green beret? How about that Jillian at the Quilt Shop practices welding in her free time? This offers a unique way for small business owners to interact with their customers.

Creating Quiz Clues
Setting up Quiz clues is easy. You’ll add QR Code clues like normal, but remember that your Clue Title and Description will lead the players to the hidden code. From there you’ll need to click the gear icon to enter the individual clue’s settings. Simply click on the “Quiz” section and choose the quiz type option. Eventzee quiz clues are all multiple choice for automatic approval processes, but you can add as many answers as you like.
Screenshot 2016-02-19 10.53.31Remember, your event is what you make it, but Eventzee is here to make it as easy on you as possible. To get a more in depth look at setting up Eventzee hunts or how to play Eventzee check out the following guides.

Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do, contact us at eventzee@munzee.com.

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eventzeeFebruary 18, 2016

Weekend Warriors: Week 47 Public Photo Hunt Clues

Scan this code with the Eventzee app to join!

Scan this code with the Eventzee app to join!

Another Weekend Warriors free photo scavenger hunt has started! 15 clues will be live until the hunt ends on Sunday at 3 PM CST. Your photo will be either approved or rejected by our admin staff. Be sure to check the cumulative leaderboard so you can see how well you’re doing and remember that tiebreakers are based on the amount of time it takes your to finish all the clues!

We just released the new Clockstoppers line of badges as well as an extension of the Pioneers of Gold line, so be sure you plan out your submissions! The more photos you submit, the more badges you’ll earn for a variety of achievements. To see the Eventzee Badge List CLICK HERE.

To see if your photos have been added to the gallery visit www.eventzeeapp.com/gallery. Let the hunt begin!

  • #ThrowBackThursday – Share a past pic of yourself as a baby.
  • Bold Bandanna – Wax on, wax off. Channel your inner Karate Kid and take a photo in a cool headband.
  • Continental Condiments – What’s your favorite unique dressing or condiment specific to where you live in the world?
  • Cool Cutlery – Take a photo of a unique spoon or fork.
  • Going Up – Take a photo in an elevator.
  • High Flying Helium – Take a photo of a floating balloon.
  • I Spy- K – Find the letter “K” formed in architecture, nature, etc.
  • Imagination Land – If you were an imaginary friend, what would you look like? Get creative!
  • Luck Be A Lady – What’s your lucky charm and why?
  • On This Day In History… – Creatively represent what happened on a day in history this weekend. Be sure to include what happened written down somewhere.
  • Repair Man – Take a photo of a businesses with “Repair” in it’s name. Must include the business’ sign.
  • Seasonal Sports – Showcase a sport typically played during the season opposite of your current season. So if it’s winter play Sand Volleyball, if it’s summer go skiing. Get creative!
  • Sporty – Take a photo at a sporting goods store.
  • Wine Down The Weekend – For those of us over 21 it’s National Drink Wine Day. Take a photo of a bottle of wine- drinking it is not required.
  • Creatively represent a well known conspiracy theory. Be sure to include the (brief) theory somewhere in the photo.
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eventzeeFebruary 18, 2016

Eventzee Exposure: The Greene’s 45th Wedding Anniversary

In “Eventzee Exposure” we look at testimonials from happy clients who have hosted their own Scavenger Hunts. Our users’ experience is very important to us, so when things go off without a hitch we want to cheer about it. If you’d be interested in sharing your Eventzee experience please reach out to iloveyou@munzee.com!!

Host: Rance Greene created a scavenger hunt for his parents’ 45th wedding anniversary.

Event Breakdown:
As Rance’s parents approached their 45th Anniversary, he wanted to do something special for them: a scavenger hunt. Since they live on the East Coast and he lives in Texas, he planned on flying there incognito and planting physical clues. But then he attended a conference where Eventzee was hosting a scavenger hunt for all participants. “This,” he thought, “is the perfect solution!”

This is what he did to make the experience a smashing success.

From Rance:

Map out the route: In their early married years, my parents moved around quite a bit, so I mapped a route between these towns and collected information about each place, including memorable milestones in their lives (like their first home, the college where they met, the church where they were married, the hospital where my brother and I were born and many many more) and trivia specific to those locales and that time period (early 70’s). I titled the scavenger hunt, “The Early Years”.

Create the clues: I set up a combination of photo clues and QR Code clues that opened multiple choice trivia questions. I did this for a Practice Round (local photo clues and trivia questions about events in the early 70’s) and for the real deal scavenger hunt, in which they visited 3 towns to capture photo clues and answer trivia questions specific to each of those towns.

Put together a gift box: This was the tricky part. The gift box contained all of the instructions, the QR Code to join the Scavenger Hunt and lots of incentive prizes. As they accumulated points throughout the hunt, they were allowed to open gifts with their corresponding point value indicated on the outside of the gift or envelope.

The gifts or envelopes contained additional QR codes, Texas toffee, a homemade “hang-from-your-car-mirror” thing from the kids, a gift card to Arby’s for their favorite shake–jamocha!–and a host of other gifts. Most importantly, charms. At the very beginning of the scavenger hunt, they each opened a gift from me: a T-shirt for my Dad that read: “I love my awesome wife” and a charm bracelet for my mom (my wife’s idea). At each town they visited, another charm was given to my mom as a remembrance of the past and the current memories being made during the scavenger hunt. In every photo clue where my Dad was wearing the T-shirt, they earned extra points.

The gift box was tricky only because it took meticulous planning in ordering everything so that they received the next set of instructions at the appropriate time during the hunt. And to make the point value of the gifts attainable, but not too easy. I mailed the package off and hoped for the best!

What did they think of all of this? They loved it! And, being social creatures, made the hunt even more meaningful by going out of their way to connect with former acquaintances. They even met old classmates at the college basketball game they attended during the hunt. I took all of their photos from the hunt (and others they sent to me via text) and compiled them in a photo book, which I sent to my Mom for her January birthday. Now she has a charm bracelet and the photo album to remember this adventure by.

Recommendations if you decide to do this: Don’t do it completely alone. My Dad was in on the planning somewhat, in that he knew to be prepared for a road trip and, in general, where they would be on which day. Be ready to put some time into an endeavor like this. It takes lots of thought, but the outcome is terrific!

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Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do reach out to us at eventzee@munzee.com.

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eventzeeFebruary 11, 2016

Weekend Warriors: Week 46 Public Photo Hunt Clues

Scan this code with the Eventzee app to join!

Scan this code with the Eventzee app to join!

Another Weekend Warriors free photo scavenger hunt has started! 15 clues will be live until the hunt ends on Sunday at 3 PM CST. Your photo will be either approved or rejected by our admin staff. Be sure to check the cumulative leaderboard so you can see how well you’re doing and remember that tiebreakers are based on the amount of time it takes your to finish all the clues!

We just released the new Clockstoppers line of badges as well as an extension of the Pioneers of Gold line, so be sure you plan out your submissions! The more photos you submit, the more badges you’ll earn for a variety of achievements. To see the Eventzee Badge List CLICK HERE.

To see if your photos have been added to the gallery visit www.eventzeeapp.com/gallery. Let the hunt begin!

  • #ThrowBackThursday – Share a past pic of either a date or celebrating Valentine’s Day.
  • BE MINE. – Find some sort of candy that is in a heart shape.
  • Bloody Valentine – Get crafty and make Eventzee a home made Valentine. Cannot be store bought.
  • Flower Power – Take a photos of roses at a flower shop.
  • Happy Heart – Get that ticker checked out and take your blood pressure.
  • I Spy- J – Find the letter “J” formed in architecture, nature, etc.
  • KISSES $1 – Make a DIY kissing booth! Who you kiss is your own business.
  • Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez – Mardi Gras has come and gone, but show us the decorative beads you earned- one way or another.
  • Large and In Charge – Take a photo with the biggest stuffed animal you can find!
  • Natural Selection – Friday is Charles Darwin’s Birthday so creatively represent his theories on evolution.
  • Roses Are Red – Find 5 distinct items that are all red.
  • Save The Last Dance – Creatively represent your favorite romantic song. Must include the name of the song somewhere in the photo.
  • Shrove Tuesday – Tuesday was international Pancake Day, so prepare a stack of flap jacks and dig in!
  • That’s Amore – Take a photo outside of a restaurant you’d take a date to.
  • Would You Rather… – Eat chocolate covered strawberries of strawberry covered chocolate?
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eventzeeFebruary 11, 2016

TCEA 2016 Wrap Up

Well it’s been nearly a week since Eventzee staff members Cody and Dylan returned from Austin, TX while attending the TCEA 2016 Convention and Expo, and we’ve been hitting the ground running. We had a great turnout for our photo scavenger hunts and everyone seemed to have a ton of fun.

From chasing down people in unique hats, to spelling out TCEA with their bodies, we kept the players moving and adventuring through the conference halls. Thank you to all who played and thank you to all the vendors who participated as stops in our scavenger hunt.

bodylanguageCheck out the galleries from Day 1 and Day 2 of the photo scavenger hunts!

From a business perspective, the event was a home run. We met so many passionate educators who had all sorts of ideas on how to use Eventzee in the classroom. Like we told many of you, many times, at the end of the day the Eventzee staff are not educators, so the success of our product has to come from those who work with students every day. From language teachers using scavenger hunts for live action vocabulary training to chemistry classes using it to train on lab equipment, Eventzee EDU’s customizability makes it perfect for any situation.

A HUGE thank you is in order for everyone involved in making TCEA a success, but especially to Michelle Phillips and Carl Hooker.

Michelle, the Instructional Technology Specialist for Prosper ISD, was the first person to suggest we use Eventzee as an educational tool and she has been working with us since then to develop a safe, fun product that’s easy to use within the classroom. Michelle and Prosper ISD have played an active role in testing Eventzee EDU and we’re excited to continue to move forward with them. Congrats to Michelle for also being nominated as ITS of The Year at TCEA 16’s Educator Awards! Follow Michelle on her website EdTech In Action– you won’t regret it!

Carl is the Director of Innovation & Digital Learning in the Eanes Independent School District and the founder of the learning festival ipadpalooza. Carl was actually one of the first clients Eventzee connected with and he has been a huge proponent for our product at his ipadpalooza events worldwide. An educator himself, Carl is constantly pushing for a strong educational shift with technology integration. You should also follow his blog “HookeED on Innovation” to learn more!

Once again, we had a great time at #TCEA16 but we have a lot of work ahead of us. If you’re interested in bringing mobile scavenger hunts into your classroom, contact us today!

Didn’t catch us at booth #224? Well that’s OK. Check out blogger Tim Holt’s interview he did at our booth with Eventzee Director of Operations, Dylan Derryberry.

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eventzeeFebruary 4, 2016

Weekend Warriors: Week 45 Public Photo Hunt Clues

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Scan this code with the Eventzee app to join!

Another Weekend Warriors free photo scavenger hunt has started! 15 clues will be live until the hunt ends on Sunday at 3 PM CST. Your photo will be either approved or rejected by our admin staff. Be sure to check the cumulative leaderboard so you can see how well you’re doing and remember that tiebreakers are based on the amount of time it takes your to finish all the clues!

We just released the new Clockstoppers line of badges as well as an extension of the Pioneers of Gold line, so be sure you plan out your submissions! The more photos you submit, the more badges you’ll earn for a variety of achievements. To see the Eventzee Badge List CLICK HERE.

To see if your photos have been added to the gallery visit www.eventzeeapp.com/gallery. Let the hunt begin!

  • #ThrowbackThursday – Thursday is National Friends Day so share a past pic of you and your friends.
  • Cheat Meal – Take a photo of the meal or food you just can’t help but eat- even if it’s really bad for you.
  • Chocolatier – Take a photo at a local candy/chocolate shop
  • Eventzee EDU – We’re currently at TCEA showing off Eventzee EDU- so creatively represent education in support.
  • Faux Screenshots – We don’t usually allow screenshots in Eventzee, but create a large cardboard cutout of a smartphone and pose behind it like you’re in a photo. Get creative!
  • High Flying – Creatively represent flying a plane. Whether you’re a pilot or a passenger- you decide.
  • I’ll Be Bach – Creatively represent classical music.
  • Mirror, Mirror – Take a photo of a unique mirror.
  • Open Parking – Find a parking lot without a single car in it.
  • Opposites Attract – Write “Eventzee” with your non-dominant hand.
  • Sculptor – Sculpt something out of a substance other can clay! No, Play Dough doesn’t count either. Get creative!
  • Slippin’ and Slidin’ – Find a slide at a playground and take the plunge.
  • Social Mediums – Creatively represent either the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram icons.
  • Topsy Turvy – Wear your clothes backwards!
  • YOU SHALL NOT PASS! – Take a photo of an old iron gate.
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eventzeeFebruary 3, 2016

Announcing the Pioneers of Gold badge line part 2!

We may be busy showing off Eventzee EDU at #TCEA16, but that doesn’t mean we can’t show some love to our Weekend Warriors! We’re proud to announce that we have extended our Pioneers of Gold line for earning overall Eventzee points.

The best way to achieve these badges is to join the free Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunts hosted by Eventzee each weekend. These worldwide hunts run from Thursdays to Sundays with clues going live at 3 PM MHQ time. Your photo will be either approved or rejected and you will earn points based on your submissions.

To join these hunts just find the Weekend Warriors event on the Eventzee in-app calendar and RSVP. If you’re interested in hosting your own Eventzee hunt please contacteventzee@munzee.com and we’ll get you set up with the right package!

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eventzeeFebruary 1, 2016

Eventzee in the Classroom

Scavenger hunts have always been a fun way to interact with others and support camaraderie, but we’ve moved past the limitations of pen and paper. Eventzee takes scavenger hunts to a whole new level by supporting worldwide events and new ways to interact with players. While Eventzee makes it easy to host your own scavenger hunt, it’s up to YOU to make it memorable. So if you’re considering putting on your own, here’s a few tips to get you started.

Every student learns differently, but all can make use of the fun and unique learning experience of our Eventzee EDU program. Digital Scavenger Hunts combine effective use of technology with higher level questioning while engaging students in fun, creative ways.

Bring the classroom into the real world with our new Eventzee EDU program!

  • Formative Assessment with instant feedback for teachers.
  • Engages students in making real world connections to curriculum.
  • Creates active learners.

Totally customizable, Eventzee EDU combines creativity with active learning through scavenger hunts. For a basic breakdown of the features Eventzee EDU has to offer checkout the video below.

Check out what people are saying about Eventzee EDU!

Denton ISD | Event: Denton TIA “Technology In Action” Conference

639347Eventzee offered us another dimension of engagement with attendees at our technology conference. We were able to drive traffic to specific areas of focus at our conference, enhancing the experience for everyone involved.

We were also able to, through the use of photo scavenger hunts, gamify self-reflection about new learning by encouraging attendees to share their learning through pictures. That was a huge game-changer for some of our attendees.

– Ross Garison, Coordinator of Instructional Technology @ Denton ISD

Prosper ISD | Event: Multiple Events

639352-1Eventzee EDU has been used in our 7th/8th grade ELAR classes as a semester review and to learn about an author’s life.  It has also been used by our middle school Photojournalism classes as they learn about the different photo composition techniques.

Our Fashion Design and Marketing teacher used it on a field trip to North Park Mall to assess student’s learning in a real world environment.  A 4th grade math teacher took his kids on a Division Hunt.  8th grade history used it to assess the understanding of the 7 principles of our Constitution.  7th grade ELAR took her kids on a mythology hunt.

Kids are engaged in higher level thinking skills as they connect their learning to real world examples.  Teachers can provide instant feedback.  It is a great formative assessment tool.  Teachers can differentiate amount student or group submissions based on level of understanding.

 – Michelle Phillips, M. Ed. Instructional Technology Specialist @ Reynolds Middle School, Prosper ISD

Region 10 | Event: 21st Annual Region 10 Technology Conference

639349-1The Eventzee Crew helped run the event since we had over 500 participants at the conference. They were an awesome crew with their fun, bright suits and amazing personalities! Our goal for this event was for our participants (Educators in the Region 10 ESC area in Texas) to have some fun mixed in with their full day of learning and for them to see how this type of technology integration could be used in the classroom.

From the feedback we received, many districts determined that Eventzee was something they could take back to their students and use in the classroom. Eventzee is a wonderful tool to use in both the classroom as well as a professional learning environment. Two thumbs up!!

Lori Aden, Ed. D. Region 10 Distance Learning Consultant

Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do reach out to us at eventzee@munzee.com.

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