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MontanaGPSQuest - In the Twin Cities
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Kitch
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

but its looking like somebody is watching us post here...
they changed that photo fast...

plus they knew how to find SB and S4xton's pages...
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kitch wrote:
plus they knew how to find SB and S4xton's pages...

They used google "geocaching minnesota"
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DeltaMikeAlpha
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the earlier picture as well and the sticker was visible. I had to enlarge the photo, though to see it. Sounds like they are changing their requirements. They don't want people to remove the sticker anymore

What they say:
Hi, folks. Sounds like people are getting out and finding the caches. One request: if you find a cache, please leave it in place for others to find, even if you think you’re the first one there. You don’t need to have the sticker in hand to win; just a description of what’s pictured on it. Also, be sure to bring your camera if you’d like to post a picture of yourself out hunting for the caches. Thanks, and good luck!


Begs the question: How do they determine FTF for awarding the daily prize???
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeltaMikeAlpha wrote:
I saw the earlier picture as well and the sticker was visible. I had to enlarge the photo, though to see it. Sounds like they are changing their requirements. They don't want people to remove the sticker anymore

What they say:
Hi, folks. Sounds like people are getting out and finding the caches. One request: if you find a cache, please leave it in place for others to find, even if you think you’re the first one there. You don’t need to have the sticker in hand to win; just a description of what’s pictured on it. Also, be sure to bring your camera if you’d like to post a picture of yourself out hunting for the caches. Thanks, and good luck!

Begs the question: How do they determine FTF for awarding the daily prize???

Good question. Just the first person to contact them?
Correction: First person to call the 800 number on the postcard?

http://montanagpsquest.com/Rules.html
"The challenge is to find the postcard hidden in the Twin Cities each day and call the toll-free number on it—if you’re the first to find it and call, you win that day’s prize package. If you’re not the first, there’s always tomorrow—and there’s no limit to the number of times you can win. Plus for every entry you find you'll be entered to win the Grand Prize — a trip to Montana."
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DeltaMikeAlpha
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I hope it's a different 800 number for each day! And, I guess I'll have to go aout and get a cell phone!

Have they done this type of promotion before???
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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cell phones are overrated. Just find a payphone nearby and save yourself the headaches.

I might try for one of these, but it's kinda low on my list. Depends on if they actually hide any on the St. Paul side of town (kinda dislike the fact that these national contests hide stuff in the "twin cities" and everything ends up hidden in Minneapolis...).
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KC0GRN wrote:
cell phones are overrated. Just find a payphone nearby and save yourself the headaches.

I might try for one of these, but it's kinda low on my list. Depends on if they actually hide any on the St. Paul side of town (kinda dislike the fact that these national contests hide stuff in the "twin cities" and everything ends up hidden in Minneapolis...).

Yeah, hopefully the other 26 are more spread out over the metro. I'm not driving through rush hour traffic to win some bear spray. Smile
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KC0GRN wrote:
Just find a payphone nearby and save yourself the headaches.


You mean a headache like trying to find a payphone that's still on-line?
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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe rickrich hid a cache near an active payphone, so I know they're still around...
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
KC0GRN wrote:
Just find a payphone nearby and save yourself the headaches.


You mean a headache like trying to find a payphone that's still on-line?

Just don't think too much Moe!
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KC0GRN wrote:
I believe rickrich hid a cache near an active payphone, so I know they're still around...

Yes, he did and it's still there. The only altoids tin I've found that wasn't under a bridge. Smile
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jrest
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

funny, I'm laughing about one I found under a pay phone and it was tupperware - Go TeamDeadHead !!!
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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember that one too..

Maybe I should post coordinates for payphones on waymarking.com....?
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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>>Looks like the second cache went missing for a bit but we’re putting it back in place. Be sure to keep looking! <<

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What's going on?

Switched clue photos on the cache. Missing cache five minutes after the hunt begins? An employee saying it had been gone days? Several experienced geocachers can't find it, and it's not "put back in place" until four hours later?

Is this a scam?
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former hawkeye
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad I live too far away from this Montana hunt. Hope this is a learning experience for these folks and it will get better for all. Smile
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