Hey San Diegoans, did you know that you’ll have two awesome foursquare-centric activities to participate in on Foursquare Day? The first is the 4sqday Party at R Gang Eatery, which will certainly prove to be awesome! The second is the totally coincidental but very cool FIJI Water Metro Hunt, a social media scavenger hunt. We were so impressed by the event, we asked them to say a few words about it. Maybe they’ll do it again next year on 4sqday! 😉
FIJI Water’s Metro Hunt Takes Place This Foursquare Day in San Diego
This Foursquare Day is also the day of the FIJI Water Metro Hunt, a social media scavenger hunt in San Diego, Calif., during which 50 teams of two will compete to win prizes, including a grand prize of a trip for two to the Fiji International Jazz & Blues Festival.
Although we didn’t plan the Metro Hunt to land on 4sqDay, when we found out about this “coincidence,” we took it as a sign that it was meant to be. Worldwide Foursquare Day has already inspired us to add new and different challenges to the Metro Hunt, which we’re sure will make the scavenger hunt all the more awesome. It’s also nice to know we’re part of something global.
If you’re going to be in San Diego April 16 and want to join the Metro Hunt, you can apply here. Space is limited.
Check-In, Post, Tweet, Snap, and Run
Starting at noon on Saturday, April 16, teams will assemble at the W Hotel, where they will receive a list of social media challenges to be completed in and around downtown San Diego. Each challenge has an associated point score, and teams will need to strategize which challenges to tackle and in what order to maximize their points and bring home the big win.
At 1 p.m., the Hunt starts. The teams have three hours to complete as many challenges as possible. At the W, our panel of judges will be tracking their progress as they check-in, post, tweet, and upload photos of their progress.
Challenges include tasks as simple as (for example) “take a photo of a police officer with his hat off,” and as complicated as… well, we’re not telling. During our first social media scavenger hunt in Chicago, teams performed tasks as varied as taking a photo of the team rocking out with a guitar at the Hard Rock Hotel to adding a Foursquare tip on how to kayak the Chicago River. But whatever the task, the main idea of the game is to have a blast – and win some chic loot.
The team with the highest score wins our grand prize, the aforementioned trip to Fiji, with airfare provided by Air Pacific and four nights at the Westin Denarau Island Resort, plus tickets to the Jazz Festival. But before the results are announced, everyone will enjoy drinks and nibbles at the W’s Beach rooftop bar, courtesy of our very own JUSTIN Wines.
Prizes for runners-up include a stay at one of Villa Resort’s five luxury properties, a luxurious spa day at Shutters on the Beach in Los Angeles, high-end shoes from Donald J. Pliner, membership to and goodies from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, bags from Overland Equipment, and high-end earbuds from Munitio. New prizes are being added everyday, so keep checking the website.