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Check-in to Win: Downtown LA SCVNGR Hunt

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Screens from DCBID's Downtown LA SCVNGR Gift Hunt app taken by Callie Miller for LAist


Screens from DCBID's Downtown LA SCVNGR Gift Hunt app taken by Callie Miller for LAist
If all those late night Wurstküche Foursquare shout-outs and Staples Center Gowalla check-ins are beginning to feel passé, Downtown LA just got check-in worthy again. Downtown's Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) has launched a holiday scavenger hunt that highlights eight downtown locations. At each check-in, participants are presented with a challenge that requires a correct answer to earn points, discounts, and special offers at each of the locations.

The only rub? Downtown residents and visitors must download the the aptly-named SCVNGR app to participate. The excellent upside? Those who successfully complete the challenge will be entered into a grand prize drawing for two nights at the Millennium Biltmore hotel and Afternoon Tea for Two and dinner for two at the excellent Café Pinot.

The eight check-in/trivia spots deemed "holiday-themed" for the downtown SCVNGR trek veer towards artsy gift-giving:
-LA Phil Store
-MOCA Museum Store
-Ross Cutlery
-Neihule Salon
-The Library Store
-The Shop at the Standard
-Macy's
-FIDM Museum Shop

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Think you have what it takes to answer trivia about eight downtown spots? On iPhone or Android phones, download the SCVNGR application, select the Treks tab, find the "Downtown LA Gift Hunt" game and you'll soon be on your way to possible downtown check-in glory. For other phones, participants can text words “DOWNTOWNLA” to 728647 to begin playing (standard carrier rates apply). Want a head start? The trivia question for The Shop at the Standard is included in our screenshots.