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