Hikes & Trails - Summer Scavenger Hunt Rules and Terms and Conditions

Last update: May 21 2021


During the activity, please note that:

- Entries will be collected beginning June 1st at 12:00AM until June 30th 2021 at 11:59PM. No new entries will be counted towards your total if provided after June 30th 2021 at 11:59PM. Winner will be drawn at random and notified on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 between the hours of 5:00PM to 6:00PM via an Instagram Live. All times are in Pacific Standard Time.

- In order to successfully earn entries for a location participants must submit both the correct name of the location and a photo of their dog at the Secret Photo Spot described in that location’s clue. Please refer to the photo instructions pop up on the ‘How to Participate & Prizes’ page for more information on the requirements for each submitted photo, as correct guesses submitted without the required photo will not receive the entries for that location.

 

  • Each location guessed correctly earns you 10 entries each, with the opportunity to earn additional entries in two more ways.

    1. By following PawSwap on Instagram and sending a DM to @PawSwapapp with the phrase ‘Scavenger Hunt Entries’, along with the email address associated with the challenge to receive 5 additional entries.

    Please note, entries will not be eligible for any participants found to have followed and unfollowed the PawSwap Instagram account before the prize draws.

    2. By winning ‘Photo of the Week’ with any of the photos submitted along with your entries, or by tagging PawSwap in additional photos on Instagram of your pup participating in the challenge.

    Each ‘Photo of the week’ winner will receive an additional 10 entries. The photos must be taken of your pup taking part in the challenge, otherwise they will not qualify for ‘Photo of the Week’.


Please note, when submitting a photo for ‘Photo of the Week’, you are also giving your consent for PawSwap to use this image for all marketing materials including website, social media, branding packages, etc. This photo may be altered with Hikes & Trails or PawSwap branding and logos.

 

  • Any entries found to be misrepresented at any time during the activity will be deducted from the overall score.
     

PawSwap reserves the right to disqualify any participants found to be in breach of the above terms.

 

  • In order to be eligible for the 3rd prize draw, participants must submit the correct guess and photo required for 1-9 of the secret locations.
     

  • In order to be eligible for the 2nd and 3rd prize draws, participants must submit the correct guess and photo required for 10-17 of the secret locations.
     

  • In order to be eligible for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize draws, participants must submit the correct guess and photo required for 18-30 of the secret locations.
     

  • The higher the number of entries you’ve earned from locations, combined with any extra entries you’ve earned from Following PawSwap or winning ‘Photo of the Week’, the higher the chances will be for your name to be drawn in the prize draw that you are eligible in.

    - Participants are reminded to follow all current COVID-19 provincial health and safety measures when taking part in this activity. If you are sick, please stay home.


    After the activity, please note that:

     

  • One participant cannot win more than one of the prize draws.  The 1st prize will be drawn first, followed by the 2nd prize, and lastly the 3rd prize. If a winner’s name is randomly drawn again, there will be a redraw to select another winner.
     

  • If the winner is unable to collect, unwilling to collect, or not responsive in collecting the prize, an alternate winner will be selected within 2 months, by or before August 6th 2021 at 12:00PM PST. All times are in Pacific Standard Time.
     

  • Prizes have no cash value, and cannot be transferred, or exchanged.

     

  • In order to earn entries for a location you must submit the correct name of the location with a photo of proof that includes your dog in the photo and the locations’ special landmark (as hidden in the first clue). Refer to the photo instructions pop up on the “How to Participate & Prizes” page of the website for more info on the requirements for each submitted photo.
     

  • Each location guessed correctly earns you 10 entries each, with the opportunity to earn additional entries in two more ways. One, by following PawSwap on Instagram and DMing @PawSwapapp the phrase “Scavenger Hunt Entries” along with your email associated to the challenge to receive 5 additional entries. Please note, you must be following PawSwap for the entire challenge otherwise you will lose those entries if you are no longer following us once it is time to draw the prize winners. Two, if you win “Photo of the week” from any of the photos submitted with your entries or by tagging PawSwap in additional photos on Instagram of your pup participating in the challenge. Each ‘Photo of the week’ winner will receive an additional 10 entries. The photos must be taken of your pup taking part in the challenge, otherwise they will not qualify for “Photo of the week”.
     

  • In order to be eligible for the 3rd prize draw, you need to correctly guess and submit your photos for 1-9 of the secret locations.
     

  • In order to be eligible for the 2nd and 3rd prize draws you need to correctly guess and submit your photos for 10-17 of the secret locations.
     

  • In order to be eligible for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize draws, you need to correctly guess and submit your photos for 18-30 of the secret locations.
     

  • The higher number of entries you have earned from the locations, following PawSwap on Instagram and “Photo of the week” means you a have a higher chance of winning one of the prizes you are eligible for. For example, you will have a higher chance of winning the 1st prize if you completed all 30 locations versus someone that completed 25 locations.
     

  • The prize winners will be drawn at random on Tuesday July 6th between 5PM & 6PM on Instagram Live. The 1st prize will be drawn first, then the 2nd prize and lastly the 3rd prize. Once you win 1 of the prize packages you are no longer eligible to win any of the other two prize packages. Therefore, if your name is drawn again, we will have to draw a new name.

Frequently asked questions

What is PawSwap?


PawSwap is a Vancouver-based pet app that displays all the dog-friendly businesses and locations in your city, alongside their full dog policies in one convenient place for dog owners. Our app makes planning days out with your pups easier than ever by finding businesses and activities across the Lower Mainland that welcome our pups. Whether they’re allowed inside, on the patio or free to explore off-leash, PawSwap lets you know - and rewards you with Points for bringing your pup along to dog-friendly places.

Premium members also have access to all the hikes and trails in their area, along with dog-friendly details including if there are swimming areas, or dogs can roam partially or fully off-leash. Find out more about PawSwap here.




I don’t get it, how do you play or sign up?


Hikes & Trails is a month-long activity where you and your dog can explore lots of hikes, trails, and parks with the chance to win amazing prizes. First, visit our Locations page which lists all the cities where the hikes, trails, and parks are located, along with some clues to help you figure out exactly where they are.

Think you see one you know? Visit that location and snap a photo at the secret photo spot also found in the clue. Then head over to the Guess a Location page and submit your guess along with the photo of your pup.

The first time you submit a guess will automatically add your pup to the leaderboard. Continue to visit different locations and earn entries for our prize worth over $1,300.

The more locations you guess correctly and visit with your pup, the higher your chances are of winning in 1 of our 3 prize draws!




Do I need the PawSwap App?


No, it’s not required to participate in this challenge, however the app is a great tool to use to narrow down which possible locations are the right ones and match our clues.

You can also collect Points at each location to earn Rewards in the app!




Do I have to live in Vancouver to participate?


In order to adhere to the current health restrictions and guidelines, participants must live in the Vancouver Coastal Health or Fraser Health districts to take part in this activity.




What is included in the prize?


We have 3 amazing prize packages available depending on how many locations you successfully complete. You can find a list of all the prize details here.




Is it worth playing if I start the Scavenger Hunt late?


Absolutely! Try and visit as many of the hikes, trails or parks you can, and even if you only find one, you’ll still be entered into our 3rd prize draw!




Can I submit more than one location per day?


If you can visit and guess more than one location per day, go for it!




When is the leaderboard updated?


The leaderboard will be updated every Monday throughout the month of June.




Is there anywhere on the website where I can see the history of which locations I’ve already completed?


Unfortunately, we can’t display all the locations participants have visited, so we recommend that you keep a log yourself throughout the month - and you have it as a fun reminder of all the places you and your pup visited in just 30 days!




Are there rules I should know about?


Three main ones to keep in mind are...

  • People must visit locations during the duration of the challenge
  • Photos must include secret landmark
  • Photos must be taken during the duration of the challenge
Please see our full terms and conditions for all rules.




I thought I guessed the right location, but I got an email saying I was incorrect.


We don’t want to make this challenge too easy, so some of the clues may be a little tricky! However, if you’re still confident you got the correct location and think we’ve made a mistake, let us know!

Feel free to send us a message so we can double check for you.




My picture I submitted wasn’t approved, now what?


There may be a number of possible reasons for this. Please read through our photo requirements which can be found here before submitting again.