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Lucky hunters snap up Subway ‘treasure’

The Watt Family

SPT’s first ever QR Code Subway treasure hunt proved to be a great success with 15 top prizes shared among over 65 lucky participants.

The event, which was held to promote the use of the network’s free wi-fi, saw hunters travel round 15 stations looking out for the barcode-type clues.

Once scanned by smartphone, they led players to the secret winning station at Partick where they checked in on the Glasgow Subway Kids Go Free Facebook page to enter a prize draw.

Winning an iPad was a brilliant added bonus and I’m over the moon – we’ll definitely be looking out for more events like this in the future.”

Emily Watt

Clues were also pushed out during the event through the Subway’s hugely popular Twitter account @GlasgowSubway.

The Watts family from Glasgow were among those taking part and mother-of-one Emily’s name was first out the hat in our bumper prize draw.

She won our top prize of a brand new iPad courtesy of the Subway wi-fi provider The Cloud.

Emily said: “We had a great day out on the Subway hunt. My two-year-old son Adam loved looking out for the QR Codes and my husband Rob was keeping an eye on Twitter for clues.

“We love using the Subway to travel around Glasgow and this kind of event was a fun way to hop off at the stations we don’t normally see.

“Winning an iPad was a brilliant added bonus and I’m over the moon – we’ll definitely be looking out for more events like this in the future.”

Other prizes given away on the day included tickets to see One Direction, Kevin Bridges and Dancing on Ice at the SECC thanks to TicketSOUP.com; Cirque du Ciel tickets; meals for two; a Hampden stadium tour; Subway merchandise; goodie bags and free travel tickets.