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Ack! I need a teammate!

I signed up for a treasure hunt that’s going on this Saturday. It’s called the Chevy Sonic Adventure, and the big prize is a new Chevy Sonic Sedan 2LT. I have no idea how big or difficult the event is going to be, but I had a free Saturday and I like scavenger/treasure hunts so I thought, why not?

Here’s the description of the event from the Minneapolis Chevy Sonic Adventure Facebook page:

Chevy Sonic Adventure is a one-day, real world treasure hunt throughout the city. Teams of two answer riddles and complete challenges via standard text message or SCVNGR app for iPhone and Android. Score the most points, and someone could drive away in an all new Chevy Sonic Sedan 2LT!

Oooo…pretty new car. Hey, you never know until you try, right?

So, now I need a partner! An oddball fascination with general or car trivia may be useful. Cheverolet knowledge specifically may be good too. And it might be helpful if you have a grasp of downtown Minneapolis geography. Maybe we can do a little research beforehand. You know, stratergize?  The website is annoyingly vague about what kind of questions will be asked, although the facebook page does promise to drop some clues prior to game day. They’re also a little cryptic about how much distance we might be covering, although the website does say that everyone must play on foot/wheelchair – no bicycles allowed.

The hunt starts at 11am at Loring Park, so all of my friends who like to sleep in on Saturdays – no worries! There’s plenty of time to roll out of bed, eat some cereal, drink some coffee, walk the dog and still make it down to the park on time. Also, the event is completely free.

Here’s the website. Take a look, decide if you might be up for a good ol’ scavenger hunt dealeo with your buddy, Brianne. If you’re interested, you can contact me here in the comments, or by email at bio_dork – at – hotmail.com, or on twitter @abiodork or on Facebook. Let me know soon, though, because we totally have to come up with a team name.

Yay for grownups playing!

Comments

  1. Carly says

    This sounds like great fun but A) I know next to nothing about cars and B) I’ll be in NYC this weekend. Have fun & good luck!

  2. says

    Here is an interesting bit from the terms and conditions: “Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Contest Entities and their respective designees to use the winner’s name, voice, likeness, statements, city and state of residence, photograph, image, quotations, and biographical information in connection with the Contest and the exploitation thereof (including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes) in perpetuity, throughout the universe, in all media whether now known or hereafter devised, without additional compensation, notification or permission unless prohibited by law.”

    You thought you could avoid your image being used for publicity in space, well, you’re wrong!

  3. philip says

    So, how was the event? Minn. related questions or chevy or random questions? I have just signed up for one here in OKC this weekend and wasn’t to sure about it. Did someone actually win the car, bc it says someone has a chance to win. Was scvngr well integrated into the “hunt” Sorry for all the questions, just dont want to waste time if there isnt a real chance to win.

    • says

      Hi, Philip! I’m going to do a write-up about the event tomorrow. It was a good contest. One team actually DID win the car! They didn’t string us along or make us work to find out who the winner was. They announced the top 10 teams and the #1 team won a Chevy Sonic!

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