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Subway’s Easter treasure offers fun for all the family

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The Glasgow Subway is to host the first ever QR Code treasure hunt – promoting the use of the network’s free wi-fi and highlighting it as a great way to get around the city.

There are some great family prizes to give away including a top prize of an iPad3 (worth £399) courtesy of The Cloud and tickets to great Glasgow gigs at the SECC including One Direction, Kevin Bridges and Dancing on Ice thanks to ticketSOUP.com.

Cirque du Ciel tickets, meals for two, Hampden stadium tours, exclusive Subway merchandise, free tickets and goodie bags will also be up for grabs.

Anyone can take part in the event, which is being run by Subway operator SPT on Easter Monday (9th April) between 12-2pm, as part of the network’s Kids Go Free promotion.

A QR Code is a type of bar code which can be scanned using a smartphone to reveal a web page. Codes will be on display throughout the Subway network on Easter Monday, but only some will carry treasure hunt clues.

These will lead players to a winning station where they can check in on the Glasgow Subway Kids Go Free Facebook page and enter the main prize draw.

Further clues will also be found on the Glasgow Subway’s hugely popular Twitter account @glasgowsubway.

SPT Chairman Jonathan Findlay said: “Easter is a great time for family fun and we hope to see lots of players take part in this innovative treasure hunt.

“With our Kids Go Free offer running, there’s no better or cheaper way for families to travel around the city, and there are some amazing prizes on offer too. I want to wish everyone who takes part lots of luck.”

Martin Callaghan, Marketing Executive at ticketSOUP.com said: “We’re proud to support SPT on this venture and hope that the many kids and families that take part in the treasure hunt have a great time.

“Easter is very much a time for families and we’re delighted to be able to help promote family fun on the Glasgow Subway.”

Roger Matthews, Sales and Marketing Director at The Cloud, said: “This competition promises to be huge fun for families and it’s great that we’re able to support a partner like the Glasgow Subway with this kind of innovative use of public access wi-fi.”