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idratherbehiking
05-15-2011, 12:11 PM
Below is some info on a new promotion on GC.com I thought I would bring to everyone's attention. It looks to be similar to the Jeep Travel Bug program from a few years back.
I already ordered my travel bug. Better hurry they won't last long once word gets out.



Simply enter the Sweepstakes (http://www.geocaching.com/geico/entry.aspx) for a chance to win one of 20 Magellan eXplorist GC GPS units, valued at $150 each!

6,000 trackable Geckos are being released to spread the word about the Sweepstakes. You can assist by finding them while geocaching and moving them along to help them complete their goals. Note: You don't need to actually find one to enter the Sweepstakes!

Request a Free trackable Gecko and we'll mail you a brand new, un-activated one (http://www.geocaching.com/geico/request.aspx) (while supplies last) as long as you agree to place it in a geocache and help it get started on a journey. See an example Gecko page here (http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=3491047).

edieo
05-15-2011, 01:57 PM
:cool:Ordered mine

kcackler
05-15-2011, 03:18 PM
Ditto.

geofinder24
05-15-2011, 06:38 PM
This is really cool. Ordered mine!

Ashallond
05-15-2011, 09:40 PM
Ordered one as well.

drmo913
05-16-2011, 12:13 AM
wheeeee!!!!!!!! Freeing yet another lizard!

Jffok
05-16-2011, 07:28 AM
I have got mine ordered.

paris1time
05-16-2011, 09:00 AM
I submitted for one too and also entered the sweepstakes. I wonder if my mailbox and inbox are going to be full of offers to get their insurance now?

SJClimber
05-16-2011, 12:55 PM
Thank goodness I'm not the only one that thought as P1T did about promotions from Geico.. Only thing that keeps me from doing this. Oh well..

Jffok
05-16-2011, 02:53 PM
I submitted for one too and also entered the sweepstakes. I wonder if my mailbox and inbox are going to be full of offers to get their insurance now?

I tried to enter the sweepstakes and got the message that it wasn't ready yet.

Ashallond
05-16-2011, 08:52 PM
That's why they got my "throw away" yahoo email for spam and not my real email for geocaching. (y'all do have one of those...right?)

;)

RockNCin
05-18-2011, 10:31 AM
I ordered and entered!!! We need some midwest Geico's out there!!!!!

RockNCin
05-20-2011, 11:35 AM
Glad i ordered when I did... my son just tried and they are all gone! :( Has anyone recieved theirs yet???

drmo913
05-20-2011, 05:05 PM
Wow! They sure went fast! My wife and I have not gotten ours yet... Just waiting.

Ashallond
05-20-2011, 09:19 PM
Well, they did announce them in the weekly Groundspeak newsletter. I'm not surprised they went that fast once word got out officially.

geofinder24
05-20-2011, 09:53 PM
Yeah I read about it today in the Groundspeak Newsletter. So how did we get the word about it before it was announced officially? Not that I'm complaining!!! Waiting on mine to arrive, so I can send it on it's journey!!!

edieo
05-21-2011, 01:42 PM
Got my Gecko in the mail today ..Now to Activate it and set it free...lol

geofinder24
05-21-2011, 02:12 PM
Got mine today too!!! Won't be able to set it free till next weekend :(

drmo913
05-21-2011, 05:57 PM
hopefully, ours will be here Monday

ronwhite
05-21-2011, 08:13 PM
Got mine in the mail today, too. Heading to St. Louis on Monday and think I'll drop it in a Travel Bug Hotel over by West Memphis!

geofinder24
05-21-2011, 08:27 PM
So how do you plan on releasing it? By itself or attached to something? I'm thinking about attaching to one of those $100 bill erasers. Just a thought.

ronwhite
05-21-2011, 08:29 PM
I attached a little 2 foot pull out tape measurer with it. Thought it needed something!

Ashallond
05-21-2011, 08:40 PM
Hope mine shows up on Monday.

edieo
05-22-2011, 08:04 AM
I attached my to a blue car ...lol

TURTLEHAWG
05-31-2011, 10:40 AM
I signed up for a gecko and didn't get the message that they were all out, so I assume I signed up in time. It hasn't arrived yet, though. Has everyone that is expecting a lizard gotten theirs already?

kcackler
05-31-2011, 10:45 AM
Got ours the same day as Edie.

idratherbehiking
05-31-2011, 12:24 PM
I signed up for a gecko and didn't get the message that they were all out, so I assume I signed up in time. It hasn't arrived yet, though. Has everyone that is expecting a lizard gotten theirs already?

Same thing here. I have not received mine yet either and I know I signed up before anyone else here because I did it before I ever made the post telling everyone about it. Oh well, if I don't get it I won't be heartbroken. I was just going to donate to the event this weekend for a prize.

Jffok
05-31-2011, 10:05 PM
I signed up the first day it posted on this thread and I have not recieved mine. I used a post office box and I was thinking maybe they didn't think I owned anything to insure since I didn't use a real address. I did enter the sweepstakes also so maybe the trackable will show up one of these days.

Ashallond
05-31-2011, 11:05 PM
Got mine, actiaved it, and now need to find something to attach it to.

Need to rummage around in my classroom for something quirky.

MathSeeker
06-01-2011, 06:12 AM
Woodwalker and I both received our Gecko.

arkfiremedic
06-01-2011, 06:23 PM
I received mine as well.

TURTLEHAWG
06-03-2011, 01:45 PM
I finally got my Gecko today and have attached him to a HotWheels car.
25

Ashallond
06-03-2011, 05:20 PM
Mine was placed in a new cache today. Just waiting on CW to approve it.

guwisti
06-06-2011, 08:49 PM
Placed mine on Sunday in a cache outside of Hot Springs on the way home from the ArkGeo event. Add a coordinate dog tag from Lake Ouachita to it. :)

SunnyArkfam
06-08-2011, 08:16 PM
I just entered the sweepstakes and tried to apply for a gecko, and they are preparing another batch, so they said keep checking back. I see some folks have received theirs. I'll be keeping my eyes open for geckoes.

Jffok
06-09-2011, 07:38 AM
I have never received the one I ordered in the first batch so plan on reordering when they release some more.

chimps8mybaby
06-09-2011, 08:43 AM
I ordered one the 1st day I saw this.....I haven't gotten a TB, but I'm getting their junk mail already. I have found one of the TBs already though.

Coon&Bud
06-09-2011, 01:07 PM
They were all gone by the time I got around to ask for a travel bug...oh well at least there is a way to find one in your area...Coon&Bud

Flyfishingcachers
06-09-2011, 09:20 PM
We ordered one the first go around, and have not received it either.