What You'll Get
Adults invented scavenger hunts to distract kids long enough to convince their imaginary friends to clean the chimney. Gain alone time with faux-friends with today's Groupon to Southern California Outdoor Adventurers. Choose between two options:
- For $27, you get one entry to the Urban High-Tech Adventure Scavenger Hunt and a three-month membership (a $55 value). Signing up individually means you will be assigned a group.
- For $100, you get five scavenger hunt entries to the Urban High-Tech Adventure Scavenger Hunt and five three-month memberships (a $275 value).
On Thursday, December 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., the SCOA-organized scavenger hunt lets sleuths follow clues to photograph secret locations around Pasadena. Gumshoes travel on gum-covered foot, by light rail, by bus, or by cab in a metropolitan odyssey through diverse historical, cultural, and gastronomic quests. Hop, dart, and cartwheel from location to location as you and your squadron try for the fastest time. Live progress is tracked on the SCOA website where accomplices can post tips or encouragement. Web-savvy wayfarers can stream cell-phone video for help with perplexing clues. SCOA requires that urban detectives come armed with a Metro Day Pass ($6 fee not included in your Groupon, available at Metro stations before or during event) and digital camera to record evidence, and they provide all participants with a competition T-shirt.
Along with the treasure hunt, Groupon buyers receive a three-month trial membership to Southern California Outdoor Adventurers. Launched in 2008, SCOA is an online stomping ground where travelers and adventure athletes can interact, relive experiences, and organize SoCal-based, adventure-sports sock hops. Membership includes access to the members-only social network, one free activity per month (under $40), 10%–30% off club activities, and more.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Must register by 12/23, membership expires 3 mos from activation date. 7-day cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. Must be 21 or older. Required $6 Metro Day Pass not incl'd. Event runs rain or shine. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.