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Check In For a “Win Win” Pin

April 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Whether you call it the movies, the cinema, or the theater Gowalla has worked hand-in-hand with small local cinemas and the larger chains to create some outstanding custom stamps.  Go out soon and pick up one of these stamps if you get chance.

If you are checking out Thomas McCarthy’s film “Win Win” this weekend, make sure and mention it when you check-in.  Not only will you pick up this special pin, you’ll also be directed on how to download a free song from the film’s soundtrack.  If you are a frequent movie goer, when you check into 10 different movies, you’ll also pick up the new “Cinematic” pin too


SXSW, Southwest Airlines, & Gowalla

March 10, 2011 Leave a comment

If you are in Austin for the annual SXSW extravaganza (that’s the abbreviation for “South By Southwest” for all of you that don’t know), you have a chance to pick up one of these 737 Model Airplanes:

It’s pretty cool to just add this little item to your archive list, but it doesn’t stop there.  When you find one you get a chance to win a prize from Southwest airlines!

See More Contest Details Here

Gowalla Sunshine

March 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Slap on your shades and hit the Gowalla road with a chance to win a trip for two to Orlando.   Even if you don’t win the trip you can pick up this “Orlando Makes Me Smile” pin, as well as adding the new “Orlando Sunshine” item to your passport.

See the details here on Gowalla’s blog:

AP Top 25 Schools

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

AP Top 25

Gowalla has teamed up with the Associated Press to give prizes, including $10,000 to the winning school’s scholarship fund, for checking in at Featured Spots at schools across the country.

Here’s the list (ranking updated nightly):

More info here:

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Contest: 500,000th Photo

August 16, 2010 Leave a comment

500,000 Photos

Quick Summary:

Gowalla is closing in on the 500,000th photo. They will be awarding the lucky user who snaps the big number as well as the best photos in the first 499,999 photos. Point out your best photos or the favorites from your friends (in the comments of their official blog post or by twittering @gowalla) for a chance to win.


More info here:

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Contest: Most States

August 4, 2010 6 comments

OK, last week’s contest was a good time so I’m going to try and do one every Wednesday. If nothing else it’s a fun way to build the Gowalla community.

So, who has been to the most States? I’ve got 22, does anyone really have all 50?

22 States

And Gowalla, when are you going to start giving out stamps for other countries? Can we at least get the Canadian provinces?

Update (Aug 4, 2010 – 12:22 PST): Two 24s so far. Well, they both have Washington D.C., so I guess we’re doing best of 51. Mikey ChamberlainGary Vaynerchuk.

Update 2 (Aug 4, 2010 – 12:52 PST): Alex and Luke jump into the lead with 34.

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Contest: Who has the most Items?

July 28, 2010 11 comments

I don’t have anything to give away except for putting your name up in lights on the site, but I thought I’d run a contest to see who has the most Items in their collection.

Can anyone beat 140?

140 Items

Update: @Bgniko has 147:

Update 2: Kevin Kaplan has 159 (dupe Ski Books & Crush It!s):

Update 3: Irene Chin has 160 (dupe Luggage):

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