DOS Brings U SCVNGR (and an iPad)

As you know, we love acronyms at BU. You can get to SHA from COM by going past the GSU and turning left at FitRec (well that’s kind of an acronym). So when we found an impressive local cutting-edge company that ALSO loves acronyms we were like OMG UR GR8T!

Well maybe that’s not exactly how it went, but there are a whole lot of reasons we’re obsessed with these awesome Cambridge folk.


Here’s how it works: SCVNGR is a game you play through your smartphone or through text messages. Do challenges, win points, beat your friends. It’s that easy. To step it up a notch, Dean Elmore is giving out three huge prizes to whoever masters BU best. I’ll reveal them in backward order because it’s more exciting:

3. $100 in Convenience Points. That’s enough points to buy two new BU sweatshirts. Or like 300 of those Lindt chocolate balls (Great for studying indulgences)

2. 2 Men’s Hockey Season Tickets and 2 Winter Jackets. Remember that time our team won the 2009 NCAA Championship? Yeah, they’re pretty awesome. You’ll see every single game this year – and have one of the most coveted goodies on campus. Plus you’ll do it all in (really warm) style.

1. An iPad. That’s right, eye-pad. Apple’s most magical creation yet. From playing that get-the metal-ball-in-the-hole game to reading your favorite book to watching Netflix – you can do everything with this bad boy. I’m going to pretend like I didn’t make this game and try to win it myself (just kidding?).

Now you’re sold. I know it. You know it. So on August 31st between 1 and 4pm search for our Trek on your SCVNGR app (available for Android and iPhone – download it now!) or text “bu” to 728647. Come visit our booth in front of the GSU to get a tutorial and make sure to check out all the other Comm Ave Fair action here (website coming 8/23 – keep checking it!). Our event is just one of a ton going on all over BU that day – with everything from people walking on water to free duck tours – it’s sure to be a historic day in BU’s awesome history. See you bloggers and bloggettes then!

SCVNGR Instructions

Alex (DOS Tech Master)


Martin Morales posted on August 18, 2010 at 5:01 pm

SCVNGR + BU = <3

Kedzie posted on August 18, 2010 at 11:36 pm

This is going to be epic! Wish I was around, but I’ll be back for second semester adventures!

Good job, Alex.

Haley Jensen posted on August 31, 2010 at 11:16 am

But i can’t find the trek

ashuck posted on August 31, 2010 at 11:43 am

The trek will be available at 1pm when the Comm Ave Fair starts!!

Jamie Strom posted on September 8, 2010 at 12:18 am

Is a winners list going to be posted here?

ashuck posted on October 4, 2010 at 5:50 pm

We notified the winners but only posted them on Twitter – follow us at @bu_fyi! And look out for another Trek coming later this month!

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