GCA rewards

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Geocaching Australia
This page contains information specific to Geocaching Australia.

The Geocaching Australia Rewards Program offers tangible and virtual rewards to Geocaching Australia members for various reasons and activities.

Tangible Rewards

There are three possible statuses for your tangible rewards:

  • Contact Details Required - You should provide a physical mailing address for us to send you your reward. Until you provide a mailing address you will continue to receive an email reminder. Please avoid entering "thanks" in your mailing address. These go straight to the labels and while I'm sure the mail-man will appreciate being thanked, it really means we need to go in and edit your mailing details possibly delaying your reward.
  • Pending Rewards - You have entered your mailing details and your reward is in the queue to print a mailing label and to be sent to you. Up until the time we print the mailing labels you can change your address details. If there are no address details on the screen then we have printed your mailing label and your reward shipping is imminent.
  • Shipped Rewards - Your reward is in the mail and on the way.

Each Monday at around 12:00pm (midday), a check is made against the database and if you have achieved a reward you will be sent an email offering our congratulations and details as to how to claim your reward. An email will be sent each Monday until you complete the details to enable us to send your reward through to you. If you do not wish to receive a reward, please contact one of the site administrators.

Once you have completed the details to enable us to send you your reward, the email notification will stop. As some of the site administrators have a life (well, we call it work), we will endeavour to get your reward out in the mail the following Friday. This will hopefully mean you reward will be received the following week.

100 GCA Finds

GCA 100 Finds Reward Pathtag

The first of the GCA Rewards Program is the 100 Finds Reward Pathtag.

This pathtag is sent out to a cacher who achieves 100 Geocaching Australia finds.

The type of cache found does not matter. They can be traditional, multi, mystery, virtual, locationless, etc. The whole gamut of Geocaching Australia caches are valid for this reward.

Icon 100finds.png You will also see a GCA 100 Rewards icon on your forum posts and on your cacher page, giving a visual indication to the world that you are a Geocaching Australia 100 Finds rewards achiever.

The costs of the pathtag and shipping are funded separately from the donations towards the GCA server. We do NOT use the donations to the server fund for anything other than funding the server.

So if you are close to 100 GCA finds, get your GPS and yourself out into the wild, find some GCA caches and get in line to claim your reward.

500 GCA Finds

GCA 500 Finds Reward Pathtag

The first of the GCA Rewards Program is the 100 Finds Reward Pathtag.

This pathtag is sent out to a cacher who achieves 500 Geocaching Australia finds.

The type of cache found does not matter. They can be traditional, multi, mystery, virtual, locationless, etc. The whole gamut of Geocaching Australia caches are valid for this reward.

Icon 500finds.png You will also see a GCA 500 Rewards icon on your forum posts and on your cacher page, giving a visual indication to the world that you are a Geocaching Australia 500 Finds rewards achiever.

The costs of the pathtag and shipping are funded separately from the donations towards the GCA server. We do NOT use the donations to the server fund for anything other than funding the server.

So if you are close to 500 GCA finds, get your GPS and yourself out into the wild, find some GCA caches and get in line to claim your reward.

1000 GCA Finds

GCA 1000 Finds Reward Pathtag

The first of the GCA Rewards Program is the 100 Finds Reward Pathtag.

This pathtag is sent out to a cacher who achieves 1000 Geocaching Australia finds.

The type of cache found does not matter. They can be traditional, multi, mystery, virtual, locationless, etc. The whole gamut of Geocaching Australia caches are valid for this reward.

Icon 1000finds.png You will also see a GCA 1000 Rewards icon on your forum posts and on your cacher page, giving a visual indication to the world that you are a Geocaching Australia 1000 Finds rewards achiever.

The costs of the pathtag and shipping are funded separately from the donations towards the GCA server. We do NOT use the donations to the server fund for anything other than funding the server.

So if you are close to 1000 GCA finds, get your GPS and yourself out into the wild, find some GCA caches and get in line to claim your reward.


Non-Tangible Rewards (aka Bling)

Bling shows up on your cacher page.

Bling levels for finds

Bling bronze.png > 0

Bling silver.png > 10

Bling gold.png > 25

Bling sapphire.png > 50

Bling emerald.png > 100

Bling ruby.png > 200

Bling diamond.png > 500

Bling levels for hides

Bling bronze.png > 0

Bling silver.png > 5

Bling gold.png > 10

Bling sapphire.png > 20

Bling emerald.png > 30

Bling ruby.png > 50

Bling diamond.png > 100