Home California Informer Blog California Informer is on Snapchat – win free merchandise!

California Informer is on Snapchat – win free merchandise!


At the parks today? It’s your lucky day.

To celebrate our launch on Snapchat (username: CaliInformer), we’ve activated 2 different Snapchat Geofilters at the parks and we’re giving away free merchandise!


How to win

Each of the two geofilters feature the California Informer logo with a different colored border (black or purple). Each geofilter is activated in a different area of USH.

Find one, screenshot it, and tweet it to @CaliInformer for your chance to win a Harry Potter journal! Each of the colors you find and tweet to us will count as one entry, allowing for up to two entries total. Winners will be contacted via Twitter and prizes will be shipped.

Stuck? Tweet us.


  • You’ll need to enable your device’s location services for Snapchat in order to see our Geofilters.
    • For iOS devices: Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and turn on for Snapchat
    • For Android devices: Go to Settings > Location > Turn on
  • You’ll also need to enable filters on Snapchat.
    • Go to Snapchat settings > tap on “manage” under additional services > tap the button to the right of “filters” feature to turn it on. More here.
  • You’ll need to know how to screenshot each filter.
    • For iOS devices: Tap the sleep/wake button and the home buttons at the same time.
    • For Android devices: Press and hold the volume down and power buttons at the same time.

What are Snapchat Geofilters?

Geofilters are a fun way to share where you are through filter overlays. They are specific to neighborhoods and special locations. While the unique designs of Geofilters will change place to place, you can find them in a few big cities around the world to start. (source)

Visiting Orlando today? Our sister site is also running a Snapchat contest.

Official rules.

Taylor Strickland Taylor Strickland is the owner and editor of Orlando Informer and the owner of California Informer. He enjoys Butterbeer ice-cream, sarcasm, photography, technology, and hockey.