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Deal of the Day: Grab your friends and try these escape rooms, some are in virtual reality!

Posted at 3:54 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 16:41:56-05

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Do you ever feel like you just want to escape? Well, you'll need to escape to win with this Smart Shopper Deal of the Day!

Check out Escape Room 101 in North Scottsdale. Manager Sean Fear explains, "Escape rooms are themed rooms where a customer is trying to escape the room by solving puzzles, finding clues that are linear in fashion from one clue to another clue. And, if it's done in a timely matter, they "escape" (he gestured with air quotes) the room. If they don't do it in the allotted time, they are "trapped" (again gestured with air quotes)."

Here, there are traditional escape rooms, but also offer virtual reality escape rooms! Assistant Manager Shaya Craycraft and Sean Fear told us they are, "the first in the Valley to bring it to you guys." Fear said they are happy and proud of that statement.

Let's talk about the two virtual reality escape rooms they offer.

Fear told us, there is, "Depths of Osiris, where you go into the ocean looking for the treasure of Osiris. The second one we have is Space Station Tiberia...There, your goal is to save planet Earth from getting hit by a giant asteroid." Click here to read more about the storylines of the traditional escape rooms (Hangover, Cowboy Mobster and The Baker Street), and the VR escape rooms. You can also see them on the main page when you scroll down just a tad.

Twelve-year-old player Mack Bennett told us that it's unnerving how realistic the virtual reality experience is. "It's fun that you can play it with a lot smaller of a group, meaning you can just bring a few of your friends and play. So, that has to be my favorite part!"

Are you ready for our Smart Shopper Deal of the Day? We're helping you *escape* paying full price!

A traditional escape room is normally $28.94 per person for an hour. Virtual reality escape rooms are typically $31.94 for the same amount of time.


Smart Shoppers, here's what you have to do to score HALF OFF!

You have until January 13 to either call and mention Smart Shopper to book any time in the future or use the promo code: ABCVR101. Again, you have until end-of-day January 13 to get the deal. Click here to book!

Also, Escape Room 101 offers what they call "add-ons." In other words, games can be added on to your virtual reality Experience. So, they're going to offer a FREE Hospital of Horror experience game with each virtual reality Escape Room. You'll have 45 minutes of VR escape room time, and 15 minutes for Hospital of Horror.

Here are some other deals they're currently offering that the Escape Room 101 team sent us to share with you:

**Student SPECIAL OFFER** Friday - Sunday: 15 percent off if you have a student in your group.
**New Year SPECIAL OFFER** Monday - Thursday: buy two, get one FREE!
**Weekend SPECIAL OFFER** Friday - Sunday: book the entire game for 10.1 percent off!

Good luck, and have fun!

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