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Test Your Mobile Barcode IQ

To help celebrate “Mobile Marketing Week”, ScanLife is going to be giving away daily prizes starting today through September 9th.  All you need to do to enter is brush up on your mobile barcode knowledge.  “The QR Quest: Scan Your Way to Victory” Contest works this way:

  1. Follow us on Twitter
  2. Each day, a QR Code will be tweeted that links to a trivia question related to mobile barcodes
  3. Just scan the code, and answer the question
  4. If you are correct, tweet your conquest and you’re entered for the daily prize including gift cards from our favorite customers!

Need some help?  Here are a few key stats that might give you some hints:

– Scans come from over 125 different countries every day.

– 2D barcode scanning is currently outpacing the growth of 1D barcodes, a major shift from 2010

– Comscore found that more than 14M people scanned a code in the month of  June alone

– Over 45,000 2D barcodes were generated from the ScanLife platform in the 2nd quarter, a 300% increase from a year ago.

– Over 400,000 unique UPC codes, or products, were scanned by the ScanLife app in a single month.

You can also download the latest Mobile Barcode Trend Report here which has all the details.

Good luck, and happy Mobile Marketing Week….


Here is some legal stuff for your enjoyment:

Eligibility: No purchase is necessary to enter the Contests. The Contests are open to all legal U.S. and Canada residents (other than residents of Quebec) 18 years of age and older at the start of the Entry Period (as defined below). Employees of Scanbuy, or those of its subsidiaries, advertising and production agencies, and other companies directly involved in the implementation and/or operation of the Contests, along with their immediate families and household members, are not eligible to participate in the Contests. All federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted, in any manner. By entering a Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Contest Rules and the decisions of Scanbuy and/or its authorized agents. Use of automated devices is strictly prohibited. An entrant shall only be entitled to win one (1) prize per ninety (90) day period and no entrant shall be entitled to win more than one (1) prize (by entering multiple Contests) in any ninety (90) day period.

Agreement to Contest Rules: By entering a Contest, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) these Contest Rules and (b) Scanbuy’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Contest Rules.

Contests Timeframe: All Contests will take place in conjunction with Mobile Marketing Week, which will take place September 5th through September 9th.

Entry Period: A Contest begins when @ScanLife posts a link via Twitter leading to a QR code that contains the official giveaway question (“Official Giveaway Question” can be accessed by scanning the QR code with a mobile device equipped with a camera phone and mobile barcode scanning application) and ends when @ScanLife and/or @Scanbuy receives an @ reply with the correct answer to the Official Giveaway Question (as determined by Scanbuy in its sole and absolute discretion) from an eligible participant (“Entry Period”). Scanbuy’s computer is the official time-keeping device for each Contest.

How To Enter: Follow @ScanLife on Twitter and submit an @ reply to @ScanLife via Twitter with the correct answer to the Official Giveaway Question posted by Sponsor during the Entry Period. Only one (1) entry per person per Contest. Any attempt by a person to submit more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different Twitter accounts, identities, registrations, or logins, or through any other methods, shall void all of such person’s entries and such person shall be disqualified from the applicable Contest. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entrant will be the registered owner of the Twitter account.

Selection of Winner: At the end of the Entry Period Scanbuy will enter all correct responses (as determined by Scanbuy in its sole and absolute discretion) to the Official Giveaway Question posted by Scanbuy into a pool of potential prize winners, and the winner will be selected randomly. The winner will be notified by Scanbuy via tweet and/or direct message within three (3) days after the applicable Entry Period ends and will be asked to provide his or her full name and shipping address. In order to receive a direct message from Scanbuy, you must (a) be following @ScanLife on Twitter and (b) have your account settings set to “unprotected” and/or “public.” The winner will have three (3) days to respond to the direct message with their name and shipping address. If a winner cannot be contacted or fails to confirm his or her eligibility and shipping address within three (3) days of notification, an alternate winner will be selected by Scanbuy. Selection of winners will be conducted by Scanbuy, whose decisions are final.

Prizes: Each winner of a particular Contest shall be entitled to receive one (1) of the following prizes (as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion):

  • Gift Cards from various Scanbuy customers

All prizes awarded are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or credit (in whole or in part). Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. By accepting a prize, each winner agrees to be responsible for all federal, state, provincial, local, or other applicable taxes associated with acceptance and use of the prize. Once a prize has been delivered to a winner, all liability for any loss or damage, including any property damage, personal injury, or death to the prize winner or any third party shall be the sole responsibility of the prize winner and the prize winner shall indemnify and hold harmless Scanbuy and its affiliates for any claims therefore.

Release of Liability: By participating in a Contest, you release Scanbuy and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, and others associated with the implementation and/or operation of such Contest, from and against any and all injury, loss, or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in such Contest and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the preceding release is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or void for any reason, each entrant agrees that, by entering a Contest, (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with such Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering such Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Contests are not endorsed or sponsored by Twitter in any manner whatsoever.

Privacy and Publicity: Any information you submit as part of a Contest will be used for purposes of such Contest and will be kept private. Except where prohibited, participation in a Contest constitutes an entrant’s consent to Scanbuy’s use of his/her name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and state of residence for Contest purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

Disputes: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, a Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved exclusively by the appropriate court located in New York, New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Contest Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Scanbuy in connection with a Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.

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