We have HUGE news! Want to win a gift basket FULL of hot items featured in our 2011 (cool) approved holiday gift guide? It’s valued over $500.

{Um, yeah?!?!}

Come play and shop local with us December 10th through the 17th! We’ve worked with some of our fav local businesses to create an uber fun scavenger hunt for the whole family. You’ve got a week to travel around the city, shop for gifts and complete fun challenges. The individual (or family) that racks up the most points takes all.

What’s in the winner’s basket? So far we have a $100 gift certificate to Green Spring Station, Tegu Blocks from aMuse Toys, a Chaser Tee with Rockabye Baby CD from Wee Chic Boutique, My Foodie ABC Placemats from DuoPress, a $40 gift certificate to Petit Feet Footwear, a Puffin Classic from Trohv, a Port Discovery Family Membership, a perfume brooch from Polina’s Prive Fine Lingerie, an Irvine Nature Center Membership, a set of award-winning Kleynimals, a superhero cape and storybook crown from Ellie Bellie Kids… and MORE! The prizes keep piling in!

Everyone who completes at least one challenge is entered in a random drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to ANY participating retailer. So yeah, you should play.

Click here for how to play and a list of participating retailers. We’ll release a map with the challenges on FRIDAY. (Can’t give anyone a heads up). But in order to qualify for prizes, you must use the SCVNGR app in order to complete the challenges.

NOTE: The hunt will not go live on SCVNGR until Saturday, December 10th at 8:00 AM!