Ahh, spring, when a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of…badges. (What? No, no, we’re pretty sure it’s badges. What were you thinking of?) Keep your eye on your calendar and your finger hovering over your SCVNGR app this spring and summer, y’all, because we have a ton of seasonal badges waiting for their moment in the sun.
First up is this Northerner’s yearly excuse for pulling out the word “y’all” – the Kentucky Derby! We’re ponying up a brand new badge for everyone who checks in on May 5th. We don’t horse around about any holiday important enough to have its own speciality drink, and the mint julep is one of the best, barn-none.
Now, it’s time to put a halter all the horse puns and move on…to Mother’s Day! If you have — or if you ARE — one of those cool parents who are into current technology, think of a social check-in during Sunday brunch as the greatest gift a kid can give their mom. Except for flowers. And maybe jewelry. But think of the badge, available during all day May 13th, as the icing on the cake. (Ooh, a cake, that’s another good idea…)
On May 28th we have Memorial Day, an exciting picnic opportunity for humans, ants, and talking cartoon bears alike. Pack up your pick-a-nick basket or fire up the grill for an awesome BBQ. Either way, today is the day to kick off a whole season of eating outdoors with friends and family. (The more cynical among you might note that early humans ate outdoors every day before inventing housing. We would suggest that the more cynical among you shut up and eat some watermelon. Mmmmm! Watermelon!)
We don’t want to spook you (oh no, it’s back to the horse puns) with too much more info, but check back soon for a list of awesome badges for June and beyond. We’ll give you a hint on what’s to come: there’ll be least one more occasion-based drink. In the meantime, make sure to snatch all of these up – they only come around once a year! Play early, play often…
Post written by Megan Cunniff