October 22, 2012

It Pays To Be A Hurricane Fan

The new Hurricane Happenings program presented by local State Farm Insurance agent Marty McDonald is as simple as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Attend events.
  2. Accumulate points by scanning a QR code* with your smartphone.
  3. Get Milestone Prizes!

GSW Athletics has teamed up with several departments and organizations on campus, including CAB (Campus Activity Board), Residence Life, Student Affairs, Intramurals and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs task force, to create a student, faculty, staff and fan incentive program that rewards those who support selected campus events or activities.

Earn a BUNCH of points this week during GSW Fall Fest


Look for Hurricane Happenings' QR code scan sheet(s) at the following events:

Tuesday - hot dog eating contest at Centennial Plaza

Wednesday - Couch Potato Challenge at Hurricane soccer, talent showcase on Sanford Lawn, pajama party and bonfire after the talent showcase

Thursday - alcohol simulator and car bash in the MSC and Almost Midnight Madness in the Storm Dome

Friday - Halloween movie night in the ACE 212

Saturday - GSW soccer matches, Shamrock 5k in the SSC parking lot and the Halloween costume party at the Lake House


How does the program work?

Those who come to Hurricane Happenings events need to be on the lookout for a posted QR code (most likely at the main entrance). Just scan the code with your phone, use your log in information to your facebook account and start accumulating points that work toward receiving prizes! (Note: Upon scanning your first code in the program you will be prompted to install a LOYALTIVA app on your phone after logging into facebook. Click "INSTALL" and you're good to go.)

Here's a look at some of the Milestone Prizes available:

Don't have the QR scanner app?

Don't have a smartphone?



* A QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code). Users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader application (free to download, see above) can scan the image of the QR Code to display text, contact information, connect to a wireless network, or open a web page in the phone's browser. A unique code will be used for each Hurricane Happenings event or point-earning posting.

Still not sure? Contact the GSW athletics marketing office at 931.2217 for more information.