Madison Heights, Michigan, July 17, 2007 – Scavenger hunts are no longer a fully corporeal affair.
One can simply sit down in front of the computer and follow clues to bountiful rewards.
Less than three months out from the launch of eScavenger.com, over $20,000 in prizes have been awarded, ranging from big screen televisions, to Nintendo Wiis, and Apple iPods. With online scavenger hunts currently hosted twice a week, members join free of charge and compete with others across the nation. In addition to grand prizes for the hunts, called “Adventures”, users who make it through to the end are awarded Doubloons, which are stored in their account and can be traded in for more coveted treasures.
The response from the public has been extremely positive. “(I) love the site, love the competition, compete whenever I can,” a user responded in a recent survey administered by the eScavengers team. In the short time since its release, eScavengers.com has broken down traffic barriers and now boasts over 6.6 million hits and 102,000 unique visitors.
The web site, still in Beta phase, will soon be entering into its highly anticipated version 3.0, to include a batch of upgrades, many of which were suggested by users. “Recently we implemented an automated reminder system and referral bonus system, both of which were requested by users,” explains Zac Ball, co-creator of eScavengers. “Although we are deep into the development stages of the new release, we are still accepting feedback from users. Their opinions are very valuable, and we are striving to make everyone happy.” The speculative date for the release of version 3.0 is the end of August, 2007.