"Time is running out! Only six days remain to join the hottest treasure hunt of the summer -- but there's still time to catch up," said Linda Gangeri, national advertising manager for Volvo Cars of North America. "Let the search for sunken treasure quench your thirst for pirate adventure before Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End hits theaters. Images of Captain Jack Sparrow and gold doubloons will be dancing in your head before you even pass the box office. Savvy?"
To join The Hunt, participants 18 and older must visit a Volvo retailer to pick up a special pirate chart then register at volvocars.us/thehunt any time between now and May 29. Winners will only be eligible if they can produce the original pirate chart upon conclusion of The Hunt.
Once registered online, hunters set sail on a virtual high seas adventure, visiting exotic locations around the world and receiving clues, as they solve a series of challenging and fun online puzzles. The puzzles are released at timed intervals throughout The Hunt to allow participants joining late to catch up. On June 2, the first person from each of the 22 participating markets to finish the online hunt will compete against one another in one final exciting online challenge.
The first of those 22 individuals to solve the final puzzle will be named the winner and will receive a trip to the burial location to retrieve the chest filled with $50,000 in gold and a key to a new Volvo XC90.
In addition to the United States, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom are participating in The Hunt.
Participants in The Hunt are encouraged to visit http://thehunt07.spaces.live.com/ , Volvo's treasure hunt blog and message board, to learn more and discuss the Hunt's developments.
About Volvo Cars of North America
Volvo has been building cars with Safety in mind for 80 years. The current 2007 model line-up of Volvo Cars includes: the award-winning Volvo S40 and its wagon counterpart the Volvo V50; the award-winning Volvo XC90; the sporty Volvo S60 sedan; the all-new Volvo S80 luxury sedan; the versatile Volvo V70 wagon and rugged Volvo XC70 (Cross Country); and the new Volvo C70 convertible with the innovative retractable hardtop.
Volvo treasure hunt blog: Thehunt07.spaces.live.com
Source: Volvo Cars of North America