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Discover Local Guides Treasure in select U.S. cities
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‎11-21-2016 02:31 PM
‎11-21-2016 02:31 PM

Update (11/26/16): All treasures have now been found. Please see the below post to see the winners' posts. Thank you to everyone who participated!

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To celebrate Small Business Saturday®, we’ll be hiding some secret goodies inside a business in six U.S. cities this Saturday, November 26:

  • Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Clue: Ahoy #Charlotte! Thirsty and searching for treasure today? Visit this brewery where Local Guide Jonathan Li's favorite, the MexiCali Stout, is on tap
    • Status: FOUND
  • Kansas City, Missouri
    • Clue: It's coffee o'clock! Head to this 4.4 star location that serves "nitro brew" and "tour" in #KansasCity to find the #LocalGuides treasure.
    • Status: FOUND
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Clue: Looking for brews with a side of history and shuffleboard? Head to the front desk of this downtown #Philadelphia spot to find your #LocalGuides treasure, too.
    • Clue: This place has brews named after Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin at this spot near the water.
    • Status: FOUND
  • Phoenix, Arizona
    • Clue: On the hunt for #LocalGuides treasure in Phoenix? Reviewer Local Guide Jeff Anderson gives five stars for friendly & attentive service at this American gastropub.
    • Status: FOUND
  • Portland, Oregon
    • Clue: Local Guide Christina Morra gets happy just thinking about this baked goods mainstay where you'll find #LocalGuides treasure today in #PDX
    • Status: FOUND
  • San Antonio, Texas
    • Clue: To San Antonio #LocalGuides hunting for treasure today: reviewer Sunay Palsole gives 4 stars to this sweet stop with "strange-sounding flavors." Solve the clue and be the first to find #LocalGuides treasure!
    • Status: FOUND at Lick Honest Ice Creams and we hope to share the winner's post soon. 

Want to find the hidden treasure this Saturday, November 26? Be the first to discover the buried treasure by solving the clues shared on Local Guides’ social media channels.

 

Here’s how to find the hidden treasure:

 

  • Follow Local Guides on Facebook or Twitter to see the clues for your city on Saturday, November 26 (we'll also be posting them here on Connect)
  • Once you’ve figured out the clue(s), visit the business
  • Tell the business you’re a Local Guide to reveal the secret treasure
  • If you’re the first to find the treasure, snap a photo and share it with us on social media by tagging us and/or using #LocalGuides to let us know
  • Enjoy your hidden treasure!  

Below are a few answers to some FAQs that we think you’ll find helpful.

 

When will the clues be released?

This Saturday, November 26 at the following times:

  • Charlotte, North Carolina at 12pm ET
  • Kansas City, Missouri at 10am ET
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 12:15pm ET
  • Phoenix, Arizona at 12:30pm ET
  • Portland, Oregon at 11:00am ET
  • San Antonio, Texas at 11:30am ET

 

What’s the treasure?

You’ll have to discover it to find out. :)

 

What if I find the treasure with a friend?

Don’t worry, you can definitely share the treasure.

 

Do I have to buy something at the business to retrieve the treasure?

No you don’t but we do encourage you to thank the business for keeping your treasure safe.

 

How many clues will you release?

We'll release 1-3 clues per hidden treasure.

 

What kind of clues will you release?

Clues will be a combination of information from Local Guides' reviews on Google Maps.

 

If I tweet or leave a comment with the place I think it is, will you let me know if I am right?

Yes, but you still have to be the first to claim it in person.

 

How did you pick these businesses?

Businesses were picked by the Local Guides team, inspired by Local Guides’ reviews.

 

How did you pick these cities?

Local Guides in these cities were consistently active in contributing to Google Maps in the past year.

 

I am a Local Guide in the same city as my friend who received the email, why didn’t I receive the benefit?

Local Guides who were signed up for Local Guides in one of the above cities by Thursday, November 17 and who have opted in to receive benefit emails received this perk. To see where you are signed up for Local Guides or to updated your email preferences, please visit your settings. If you are signed up for Local Guides in one of those cities, please check your email preferences as well as your spam or promotions folder.

 

I don’t live in one of these cities and I want a treasure hunt. How do I get one?

The Local Guides program is constantly evolving. Special benefits, like this one, may be offered from time to time. If you have a benefit you would like to see offered in your area, we welcome your feedback in the comments below.

101 Comments
RayL Level 3
Level 3

Coming for that treasure in Phoenix! 

Google Moderator
Google Moderator

@RayL You're on! :) 

AngieL Level 2
Level 2

I wish I was going to be in town for Small Business Saturday. Especially since my favorite little neighborhood, Waldo, in Kansas City, is having a Shop Small Shopping Crawl event. http://www.waldokc.org/article/shop-local-shop-small-waldo-during-small-business-saturday-shopping-c...

 

Participants will earn free cash to spend at participating stores! Have a happy thanksgiving all you Kansas City explorers out there!

ChristopherT Level 3
Level 3

I'll be ready with my shovel in San Antonio.

SkyG Level 3
Level 3

Sweet

IanF Level 2
Level 2

A single prize per city? Yeah, I'm just going to assume my odds are nil, then. Taking Public Transit (I have no car) is going to guarantee I won't make it in time, even if I were to figure out the clues. :-( 

Google Moderator
Google Moderator

@ChristopherT Hahahah, no shovel needed. Just walk into the business once you've figured it out and they'll happily hand over the treasure chest. :) 

DavidS Level 3
Level 3

So cool!

 

datk Level 2
Level 2

So doing this San Antonio!

TimO Level 2
Level 2

Checking in from Kansas City!  So cool to see this come here!

AliciaP Level 3
Level 3

Portland, Oregon here I come :)


DevinF Level 3
Level 3

Very excited for this here in Phoenix AZ!

VijayR Level 3
Level 3

Super Excited😄

HalimaR Level 3
Level 3

This is exciting! Hope I find it first, lol!

EricaM Level 3
Level 3

oooh i wonder what time it'll get started!! has anyone done this before?





IleaneS Level 3
Level 3

Philly #FTW

Thanks Google :)

PaulaE Level 2
Level 2

can hardly wait

AshleyB Level 1
Level 1

@RayL Not if I get it first fam! :D

RayL Level 3
Level 3

 Oh its on! @AshleyB

MichaelB Level 3
Level 3

clue us in in #85016

thanks

JoshL Level 3
Level 3

Avast ye! This gentleman o' fortune plans to lead the plunder of PDX.

ThomasT Level 4
Level 4

@rayl me too ;)

@TraciC ... ON FB and Twitter, not G+?

TroyM Level 3
Level 3

Phoenix is mine!!!!🙂

SondraH Level 2
Level 2

Awesome! Can't wait!

JMarkF Level 3
Level 3
That Charlotte treasure is mine!
JimH Level 3
Level 3

Sorry to miss it.  Sounds fun.  I'll be busy with another adventure.

GabrielM Level 3
Level 3

Who else will be hunting in KANSAS CITY!!

KrystaY Level 4
Level 4

Super excited to partake in the treasure hunt! Thanks to everyone that is coordinating this, including you @TraciC! Good luck to everyone!!!

UsmanK Level 2
Level 2

I Shall Seal the Heavens and Claim Charlotte !!! 😄

CheD Level 3
Level 3

Ready and waiting in Corvallis, Oregon! :-)

KevinC Level 3
Level 3

Aww, I'll be leaving Charlotte for the weekend to be with my family. Best of luck to Charlotte hunters!

TerriO Level 2
Level 2

Happy adventures, everyone!

NickJ Level 3
Level 3

Phoenix is going to be fun. Lots of people.

What time will the clues start?

CoryH Level 2
Level 2

philadelphia will be won 

NFNB Level 3
Level 3

I'm irrationally overly excited for this! Anyone in KC want to team up?

DanielS Level 3
Level 3

Unsure why Local Guides thinks that Salem, Oregon is the same city as Portland, Oregon. I was excited that Salem was going to be in on this but now reading the post this is for Portland... BOO!



 

TimO Level 2
Level 2

@NFNB I'm game for a kc team up. <EMAIL ADDRESS REDACTED>

AlFonzoB Level 2
Level 2

I am reppin the KC AREA and very excited that we are one of the 6 cities choosen. - MADE IN KC-

DouglasB Level 3
Level 3

Hi, any reason why we can't follow local guides on Google+? Looking forward to a PHLY outing.

JeremyB Level 3
Level 3

Can't wait till Saturday in the KC area I'm going to find some stuff

Kc rulesKc rules

 

 

RyanM Level 3
Level 3

HA! Its on like Donkey Kong this Saturday! 

PS> @TraciC - How can you participate - your a Google Employee! 

🤔

 

BrianC Level 2
Level 2

What if you don't do those particular social media outlets?  Anyway to still be involved? 

ChristopherT Level 1
Level 1

@NFNB @TimO I'm game for a teamup if you're interested.

KenC Level 2
Level 2

Rats!!  Two problems.

 

1.  I only use Google+ for social media...

2.  I'm away all weekend, big travel time, but would have had fun otherwise.

ElliottP Level 2
Level 2

:)

TravisT Level 3
Level 3

That San Antonio treasure is mine! Happy hunting!

RachelF Level 2
Level 2

Someone want to work together in Phoenix, it says that there will be plenty to share with a friend????

MarsB Level 2
Level 2

 Looking forward to this, sounds like fun! Love my #philly !

MsF Level 2
Level 2

Is there more than one treasure or does only the first person to find it get a treasure? 

AntP Level 5
Level 5

aw dang! :(   This is rivalry weekend in college football.  Out of town :( 

 


TraciC wrote:

 

localguides_treasuremap.png

  

To celebrate Small Business Saturday®, we’ll be hiding some secret goodies inside a business in six U.S. cities this Saturday, November 26:

  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Portland, Oregon
  • San Antonio, Texas

Want to find the hidden treasure? Be the first to discover the buried treasure by solving the clues shared on Local Guides’ social media channels.

 

Here’s how to find the hidden treasure:

 

  • Follow Local Guides on Facebook or Twitter to see the clues for your city
  • Once you’ve figured out the clue(s), visit the business
  • Tell the business you’re a Local Guide to reveal the secret treasure
  • If you’re the first to find the treasure, snap a photo and share it with us on social media by tagging us and/or using #LocalGuides to let us know
  • Enjoy your hidden treasure!  

Below are a few answers to some FAQs that we think you’ll find helpful.

 

What’s the treasure?

You’ll have to discover it to find out. :)

 

What if I find the treasure with a friend?

Don’t worry, you can definitely share the treasure.

 

Do I have to buy something at the business to retrieve the treasure?

No you don’t but we do encourage you to thank the business for keeping your treasure safe.

 

How many clues will you release?

We'll release 1-3 clues per hidden treasure.

 

What kind of clues will you release?

Clues will be a combination of information from Local Guides' reviews on Google Maps.

 

If I tweet or leave a comment with the place I think it is, will you let me know if I am right?

Yes, but you still have to be the first to claim it in person.

 

How did you pick these businesses?

Businesses were picked by the Local Guides team, inspired by Local Guides’ reviews.

 

How did you pick these cities?

Local Guides in these cities were consistently active in contributing to Google Maps in the past year.

 

I am a Local Guide in the same city as my friend who received the email, why didn’t I receive the benefit?

Local Guides who were signed up for Local Guides in one of the above cities by Thursday, November 17 and who have opted in to receive benefit emails received this perk. To see where you are signed up for Local Guides or to updated your email preferences, please visit your settings. If you are signed up for Local Guides in one of those cities, please check your email preferences as well as your spam or promotions folder.

 

I don’t live in one of these cities and I want a treasure hunt. How do I get one?

The Local Guides program is constantly evolving. Special benefits, like this one, may be offered from time to time. If you have a benefit you would like to see offered in your area, we welcome your feedback in the comments below.