I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about going to Costco is the free food samples. If you’re a fan of free samples then how would you like to get one everytime you leave the house? The DreamWalk entertainment app is all about doing just that. Created by DreamWalk Pty. Ltd., this app is your “mobile treasure hunt”. Based on your current location it shows you all of the participating businesses in your area that are giving away free products and discounts.
So how does it work? DreamWalk is basically a lead generation tool for businesses. Business who participate are doing so because they want to increase foot traffic to their stores. To be involved they’ve got to agree to give away a certain amount of free product. The amount of free product could range anywhere from 1 free mini camcorder to 150 free kids watches.
DreamWalk is really easy to use. From the main menu you can choose to Hunt For Prizes, search for prizes in Freeroam Mode, view your Prize Bag, and to Learn The Basics. Hunt for prizes allows you to search for particular prizes to win. Personally I think this part of the app could use some additional options because currently you have to think of a prize to enter and search for. There needs to be an A-Z listing and a way to search for prizes based on value here. Freeroam Mode brings you to the meaty part of the app where you can navigate between the Prize Map, the Prize Bag, the Stamp Album, and Extras (aka – the settings page). Prize Bag is where all of your prizes go when they’re ready to be redeemed, and Learn The Basics is essentially the help page.
DreamWalk provides you with three categories of prizes that you can redeem/win: Instant Prize, Collector Stamp, and Treasure Hunt. Instant Prizes are represented by a star symbol and are the easiest to collect, unfortunately they’re also the cheapest. These are your cologne and perfume samples, $10 gift certificates, free ringtones, that kind of thing. To redeem these you just touch the star, add it to your prize bag, and if it’s an in-store giveaway you’ll get a promo code that you show to the cashier at the store, or if it’s online you’ll get a link that you can click on to redeem. Collector Stamp prizes are typically more expensive and require you to show up at multiple locations to collect enough stamps to spell a word. Once you’ve collected all the letters required the prize will be moved to your Prize Bag for redemption. Treasure Hunt requires you to solve a series of clues to be able to win the prize. Only the first clue for each prize is shown on the map, it’s up to you to figure it out from here.
Overall DreamWalk is a unique app that’s well put together and can be quite entertaining if you give it some time. Currently the prize network is very limited, so if you download the app today and there’s nothing available in your area don’t be surprised. Building a vast prize network is no easy task and will take some time to become established. If you’re curious about what prizes, if any, are available in your area you can go to the DreamWalk website to view the global prize map. DreamWalk is completely free so it’s something that’s probably worth downloading and checking from time-to-time to see if any cool freebies are available in your area.
Version Reviewed: 1.14
Requirements: iPhone or iPod Touch; iPhone OS 3.0 or newer
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