November 3, 2022

Gnome on the Roam

Bingles is back to visit us from the North Pole, and he’s been promoted to Director of Holiday Engagement!

Season’s Greetings Mesa!

I’m so excited to be back in my favorite city to spread some holiday cheer!

Santa Claus sent me to downtown Mesa again so we can have fun roaming the area together. Every week I will appear in a different place. I can be mischievous so I might be in some interesting spots. I’ll always stay downtown because there is plenty to see, I’m exploring lots!

Naughty or nice, your actions will show. Please don’t touch or move me as Santa will know. It’s important I roam on my own, so I can eventually find my way back home.

I can’t wait to create new memories in downtown Mesa with you all. Helping you celebrate the holiday season; it should be a ball!

XO, Bingles

Win Weekly Prizes!

The challenge runs from November 24, 2023, through January 7, 2024

How to play

  • Follow us on social media @CityofMesa ( Facebook, Instagram and Twitter )
  • Location clues will be posted weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays starting November 24 on our City’s social media pages to help you find Bingles’ current whereabouts.
  • Using the location clues, find Bingles in downtown Mesa.
  • Take a selfie with Bingles, post it as a COMMENT under the Facebook post with the location clue, and tag 3 friends who should play along. You must be following to win!

But what about the PRIZES?
Don’t worry, Bingles has it covered.

Weekly Drawing

For every location you figure out and post a photo, you’ll receive one entry into our weekly drawing on the dates listed below. You’ll have the chance to earn multiple entries per weekly drawing if you find Bingles using the clues posted on Tuesdays and Fridays.

  • Drawing #1: Friday, December 1 (for clues posted on 11/24 & 11/28)
  • Drawing #2: Friday, December 8 (for clues posted on 12/1 & 12/5)
  • Drawing #3: Friday, December 15 (for clues posted on 12/8 & 12/12)
  • Drawing #4: Friday, December 22 (for clues posted on 12/15 & 12/19)
  • Drawing #5: Friday, December 29 (for clues posted on 12/22 & 12/26)
  • Drawing #6: Monday, January 8 (for clues posted on 12/29, 1/2 & 1/5)

Grand Prize Drawing

How to enter the Grand Prize drawing
To be eligible for the grand prize, participants must have entered the contest at least 3 times during the 6-week period. Once you participate 3 times, you will automatically be entered into the grand prize drawing.

Each entry you complete after the first three will count toward an extra entry to the Grand Prize raffle!

The more times you find Bingles, the more entries you will earn for the grand prize drawing of a $250 gift card to our local downtown merchants!

The grand prize drawing will be held on Monday, January 8, 2024.

How Winners will be selected
Winners will be drawn by name via a random raffle and will be contacted through Facebook to claim their prize! (Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification)