Today’s Groupon Calgary Daily Deal of the Day: Urban Goose Chase: $20 for Scavenger-Hunt Registration for Teams of Two, $36 for Four, or $48 for Six (60% Off)
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Today’s Groupon from Urban Goose Chase:
- $20 for scavenger-hunt team registration for two (a $50 value)
- $36 for scavenger-hunt team registration for four (a $100 value)
- $48 for a scavenger-hunt team registration for six (a $150 value)
This is a limited 5-day only sale that will expire at midnight on Thursday, September 13, 2012. Click here to buy now or for more information about the deal. Quantities are limited so don’t miss out!
In a Nutshell
Organizers send scavenger-hunt clues by smartphone; top-scoring team takes home $100
The Fine Print
Expires Sep 22, 2012
Online registration required.
Urban Goose Chase
Teams take to Saskatoon’s streets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, to compete in the Urban Goose Chase, which challenges adventurous competitors to race the clock to finish as many wacky and daring missions as they can throughout the city. The chase is a technological twist on a classic scavenger hunt: using the Urban Goose application for an iPhone or Android mobile device, event organizers send out a series of challenges in locations around the city. Teams pick their challenges and must use their smartphone devices to capture photographic evidence of the creative and exciting tasks. Potential missions include knitting a useful item out of plastic grocery bags or reenacting the classic fountain-splashing scene from the title sequence of Friends. Points are awarded for the completion of each task, and the team that earns the most points overall wins a $100 Visa gift card and the designation of microcelebrity. Competitors should bring their mobile devices and clad themselves in orange—the competition’s signature colour—to gain bonus points.
A curious madness has taken hold of average citizens in North America, the UK, and South Africa. Groups of adults rove the city in packs, staring down at their smartphones before impersonating tapanaki chefs at a coffeehouse condiment counter and knitting with plastic bags. This is an Urban Goose Chase.
The taskmasters at Urban Goose Chase turn the notion of a traditional scavenger hunt on its ear by communicating with teams via an Android- and iPhone-compatible app. Event instructions are sent out 48-hours in advance, teams download the app and recieve a variety of missions from which they can select. Successfully completed missions earn teams points in order to gain rank on the leaderboard and win the $100 first prize. During the chase, each team’s standings are updated in real time and visible to other teams, creating a sense of urgency, much like wearing an hourglass in place of a wristwatch.
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