by David Mendez
School has started; it's hot as hell; and you don't think you can break away from the office. But if you're up for a pirate-themed way to help take care of local businesses (and if you've paid attention to the rate with which places are closing up shop, you should be) give this a shot:
As part of our commitment to local businesses and the community, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange is a member of Local First Arizona. Their ShiftAZ campaign encouraging shopping at local businesses has inspired us to use our noggins, crank up our creativity and find a fun way to support other companies while bringing you added value via our Bookmans Treasure Hunt: The Search for Local Business Booty in Tucson.
All aboard me mateys because we have set sail for adventure and prizes that even a scallywag wouldn't hawk. You won't be using the stars or a map to find your way to the hidden treasure; you'll use the clues from @BookmansTucson via Twitter. This month's treasure trove consists of a B.O.B coupon, a $40 gift certificate to Main Gate Square (can only be used at participating stores), a cinch pack and a special goodie from a local business. We have hidden this booty at an undisclosed location. There is a limit of one prize package per group and only five to be discovered. The three clues will be twittered on Tuesday, Aug. 28 and you will have until Friday, Aug. 31 to use your wits and locate the hidden treasure.
I don't think there are bonus points for being in pirate-themed garb, but if you're able to procure a prize pack while sporting privateer pantaloons, you'll earn a special place in my heart for the next day or so.