Thursday, August 1, 2013

Gear Up For Geocaching Adventure & Treasure! #GearUpForGeocaching

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If you have followed my summer bucket list you saw that geocaching made the list. It took some prompting to get my older kids on board. In fact it took a challenge. The teenagers were on one team, the moms and little kids on another. The prize the teenagers got ice cream if they won, the moms got their cars washed if they won . Then we picked a cache and set our apps and the race was on. No one ended up winning that race , we couldn't find the cache . It was still a lot of fun trying. We kept going to a second and found our very first little treasure! We were all so excited and just a bit hooked.


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Geocaching Adventures! We're Hooked! 


Now we're super excited to tell you Living at the Whitehead's Zoo has teamed up with Geocaching HQ to bring you a fun new sweepstakes! We think you are going to love it! This Zoo is all about challenges so we're ready for the adventure to begin. Geocaching HQ has given me a free one year premium Geocaching membership to give a try! We can't wait to use the new membership to find more caches (like I said we're a bit hooked). I love that this is a family activity that does not cost an arm and a leg and gets us outdoors! We're ready are you?

Introducing Gear Up for Geocaching: More Treasure Than August Can Handle

Calling all geocachers, both expert and new!  Geocaching HQ is celebrating “31 Days of Geocaching” this August and awarding a new Geocaching digital souvenir for each day during the month that you find a geocache. To help geocachers get out and log their finds during the month of August, Geocaching is sponsoring a new promotion called Gear Up for Geocaching.
Three lucky entrants drawn at random will get a prize package with cool stuff from some of your favorite outdoor brands. Each package will include treasure from brands such as Camp Chef, Mountainsmith, Greenlayer, 7eye, MHM, Kor and Skratch Labs. Also, each prize package winner will receive a free one-year Geocaching Premium Membership, to help you find more geocaches than ever.

See the Geocaching blog for the official rules http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=418 and a full breakdown of what you could win.
New to geocaching? In a nutshell, geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting adventure that’s happening right now, all around you. Geocachers use the Official Geocaching app or a GPS to seek out hidden containers called geocaches. These containers are placed by geocachers from the 5-million-strong global community. There are nearly one million geocaches in the U.S. and over two million worldwide, so there are most likely several near you.  All you need to begin your adventure is the Geocaching app or a GPS and a free Geocaching account.  


To enter the Gear Up for Geocaching sweepstakes, sign up with your Geocaching username between August 1 and August 31 and you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of three awesome prize packages.  Creating a username is free when you sign up for a basic membership.
Three winners will be drawn and notified in early September. In the meantime, you can share stories or photos of your August finds on Twitter with @GoGeocaching using #GearUpForGeocaching or connect with Geocaching.com on Facebook.


So grab your GPS or smartphone, sign up for a chance to win some great gear and find a geocache near you!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  ONLY LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) WHO ARE 18 AND OLDER AND MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING OF GEOCACHING.COM AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER.  ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  Sweepstakes starts August 1, 2013 and ends August 31, 2013.   For Official Rules, visit http://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=418. Sponsor: Groundspeak, Inc.


"Living at the Whitehead's Zoo received a 1 year Geocaching Premium Membership to Geocaching.com in exchange for this post. All opinions shared are my own"