Download the SCVNGR app
(iPhone & Android) and find the Boston Globe Trek.
Boston's landmarks and lesser known locales.
Fun, quick activities for you and your friends.
Climb the ranks to unlock badges and win prizes!
Want to be a winner in Romance? Make a date to unlock this badge by finding romantic places in Boston. Complete the challenges and watch the sparks fly. You're going to LOVE it!
If you want the Movie badge, you'll have to get acquainted with the best films set in Boston. From "The Departed" to "Gone Baby Gone," go on location to uncover our local classics. How 'bout them apples?
Get to know the people and places that make Boston sports so legendary. You don't have to be a fanatic to score this badge, but if you've got game, you'll put points on the board in no time!
Upgrade your place in the standings with the Technology badge. Navigate these icons of innovation and newest tech hotspots, and log on for some fun challenges. Sure, you've got a smartphone, but can you be tops in tech?
Picture yourself capturing the Boston Globe Trek title? You'll have to earn the Photography badge first. Find these Boston landmarks, then strike a pose. If you've got a sharp eye, you could win this thing in a snap.
News Box Challenges
You can get the Globe wherever you go in Boston, but can you unlock our News Box Badge? Seek out the QR code (it looks like a fancy square bar code) on these boxes for an easy way to climb the standings and find some of the city's coolest locales.
This contest has ended.
(but you can still play just for fun!)
Top scorers won one of these great prizes:
- Red Sox Tickets: A pair of Green Monster tickets for a September game
- A romantic gondola ride for two on the Charles River
- 2 Showcase Cinema de Lux tickets to the movie of your choice, plus a $30 concessions voucher
- a $50 Apple iTunes gift card
- Beantown Excursion: A four-pack of tickets for the Beantown Trolley and the Pru's Skywalk Observatory this September
- a $50 gift card to treat yourself to something special!
The rulesCONTEST TIMELINE: The contest ends on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 11:59pm (EDT). The contest winners will be notified by SCVNGR via the e-mail listed on their SCVNGR account beginning Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 12:00pm (EDT). The contest winners must reply by Friday, September 10, 2010 at 5:00pm (EDT) or alternate contest winner(s) will be selected.
DESCRIPTION OF PRIZES: The top 6 point scorers in the Boston Globe Trek will be entered into a random drawing. One winner will be drawn per prize pack. Once a name has been pulled, entrant is ineligible to win a second time. Winner may receive one of the following:
- Red Sox Tickets: A pair of Green Monster tickets for September (Approximate retail value $300)
- A romantic gondola ride for 2 on the Charles River (Approximate retail value $100.00)
- 2 Showcase Cinema de Lux tickets to the movie of your choice, plus a $30 concessions voucher (Approximate retail value $80.00)
- $50 Apple iTunes gift card (Approximate retail value $50.00)
- Beantown Excursion: A 4-pack of tickets for the Beantown Trolley and the Pru's Skywalk Observatory this September (Approximate retail value $164.00)
- Gift Card: $50 gift card to treat yourself to something special! (Approximate retail value $50.00)
ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be eighteen years of age or older. Use of an automated method of submission will result in disqualification. Employees of The New York Times Company, New England Media Group, participating partners, or their affiliates or the immediate families of each (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, or spouse or "step" of each) or those living in the same household as each are ineligible.
METHODS OF ENTRY: Entrants may go to www.boston.com/globetrek, the iPhone App Store, or the Android Market to download the SCVNGR application to an iPhone or Android smart phone. The application will track the top scores throughout the duration of game play, concluding on September 3.
See www.scvngr.com/rules for all SCVNGR gameplay rules and regulations.
STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS: No purchase necessary beyond initial handset investment and players existing phone/data plan. Void where prohibited by law. Prize(s) cannot be substituted, transferred, or redeemed for cash. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
SPONSOR: The Boston Globe/ Boston.com, 135 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125.