SCVNGR Rewards Arrive in San Francisco


Like, Whoa: Free Stuff and Discounts Blanket the Fog City Like… Fog

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – September 16, 2010) – Whether you’re on Polk Street craving Nick’s Crispy Tacos after a football-filled Sunday or just taking a morning stroll to hit up Spike’s Coffee and Tea, starting today you can earn free stuff and awesome discounts by playing SCVNGR at your favorite places and small businesses throughout San Francisco.

The City by the Bay is the latest to roll out small business rewards on SCVNGR, the free mobile app all about going places, doing fun challenges, earning points and unlocking rewards. San Francisco, and its small business owners, is the third city in as many weeks to go live with SCVNGR rewards, following rollouts in Boston and Philadelphia.

San Francisco small business owners have easily baked tons of rewards into their geo-location data across the city, and have been armed with SCVNGR signage and swag so customers know that they’ll be able to earn free stuff, discounts and more at these favorite neighborhood spots by completing the fun and social challenges on SCVNGR.

“Herb Caen… would have a heyday… exploring his favorite places… in this new and rewarding way,” said Seth Priebatsch, SCVNGR’s Chief Ninja. “The SCVNGR team is… super excited for the response… from so many small business owners… we can’t wait… to roll out even more rewards across San Francisco after today’s launch.”

Across San Francisco, you’ll find challenges and goodies like:

  • Who doesn’t love an authentic North Beach pizza? Even better, who doesn’t love half off the house special? Prove your love by completing the Stretch for Your Pizza Challenge at Pizzelle di North Beach, share with your friends, and earn this delicious reward on the spot!
  • Polk Street is a haven for sports bars and good eats, especially during football season and MLB playoffs. Head to the deliciously beloved Nick’s Crispy Tacos for an awesome reward: Do the Nick’s Story Challenge here, tell your Facebook friends, and get a free taco!
  • With bats and a starting line-up on fire, your SF Giants are in the running for post-season glory. What better place to enjoy a pre-game brew than Pete’s Tavern, across from AT&T Park? And what goes better with that cold one than free pub grub? Head to Pete’s, open up SCVNGR, and get going on your way to sports-bar bliss.

Fifty local businesses are going live with SCVNGR Rewards in San Francisco, including: La Parrilla, Nick’s Crispy Tacos, Cultive, Pete’s Tavern, Pedro’s Cantina, Dinosaurs, The Blue Light, Spikes Coffee and Tea, Taqueria Zorro, Nova Bar and Restaurant, Pizza Inferno Restaurant and Bar, Bar None, Pitas Café, Castro Coffee Co., Lookout, Viz Pictures Cinema Café, Cafe Venue, Triptych, Entour, The Brick Yard, Catch Isle, Radius, Iron Cactus, The Creamery, Thai Stick on Fillmore.

So, grab the free SCVNGR app from the Android Market or Apple App Store. Open it up. Walk, bike, drive, or fly to the Fog City. Do challenges. Earn points and unlock awesome rewards everywhere you go!

SCVNGR is a game. Playing is simple: Go places. Do challenges. Earn points! You’ll unlock real-world rewards and share where you are and what you’re up to with your friends on SCVNGR, Facebook and Twitter. SCVNGR is played via a free iPhone & Android app. But playing SCVNGR is only half of it. Individuals, enterprises and small businesses build on SCVNGR by adding custom challenges and rewards at their locations. SCVNGR is funded by Google Ventures and Highland Capital Partners. Visit to learn more.

Media contact
LaunchSquad for SCVNGR
Emilie Cole
Scvngr [at] launchsquad [dot] com
San Francisco: 415-625-8555

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