‘Checkpoint MN’ Scavenger Hunt Has $60K In Gear, Prizes

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A statewide scavenger hunt kicks off in Minnesota today. Called Checkpoint MN, the event includes 12 checkpoint signs placed around the state.

Live from today (December 11, 2014) to March 5, 2015, the scavenger hunt is a do-it-yourself adventure to see “12 iconic places” around the state of Minnesota. Full rules and information are at CheckpointMN.com.

Produced by Monopoint Media, parent company of GearJunkie.com, Checkpoint MN was developed in partnership with the State of Minnesota’s Explore Minnesota Tourism arm. Its goal is to encourage exploration of the state in winter.

Participants in 2013/14 Checkpoint MN event

There are more than a dozen sponsor brands and $50,000+ in prizes up for grabs. You earn one point per check-in and then redeem the points on a Prize page.

The Grand Prize is a Ski-Doo Renegade 600 Sport snowmobile valued at nearly $8000. Other Grand Prize packages include a Framed Bikes ‘Minnesota 2.0’ Fat Bike, and ski and snowboard packages from The-House.com.

 

Prizing page on CheckpointMN.com

Wigwam Socks and Columbia Sportswear are major sponsors, and about 15 additional brands are involved in the massive gear giveaway. See the details on Checkpoint MN’s prizing page.

Anyone can play. You can check-in to just one checkpoint and still win a prize. The more checkpoints you visit the more points you obtain. Points can be redeemed for gear on the Checkpoint MN Prizing Page.

Ready, set, go! The scavenger hunt is on. Register today and get on the move. You’re just a couple check-ins away from some serious swag.

—Produced by Monopoint Media, parent company of GearJunkie.com, Checkpoint MN was developed in partnership with the State of Minnesota’s Explore Minnesota Tourism arm.

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.
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