From Best Free Stuff Guide
Foursquare Freebies are special offers, discounts, and prizes awarded by businesses, entertainment venues, restaurants, museums, and attractions that participate in the Foursquare application. Although consumers can check-in to any business, not all businesses participate in the program.
Foursquare, which was founded by Naveen Selvadurai and Dennis Crowley, has welcomes 15 million users and 1.5 billion check-ins since it started in 2009.
|Offered by||Various participants including restaurants, businesses, services, etc.|
|Available through||Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, and Meetup.com|
|Limitations||Some specials are only offered to the Mayor of a venue, while others are open to all users, or to a limited number of users on a first come, first serve basis|
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How to Find Foursquare Freebies
Foursquare freebies are offered by stores, services, restaurants, and attractions in select cities that participate in Foursquare. These places offer consumers that are participating in the social media game incentives for visiting their business. Incentives may include free menu items at restaurants, or dollars off services or products at local businesses and stores. Some incentives are offered to anyone visiting the business, while other incentives, such as a Mayor Special, are only offered to the Mayor of a particular venue. The Mayor is the person who has visited the business the most in the last 60 days.
There are several ways for consumers to find out about places offering freebies via Foursquare:
- Consumers can check out the official Foursquare website for free offers and discounts near them by tapping the "Explore" tab in the application, and then selecting the "Specials" category. Explore is an application that takes into account places the user has previously visited and places their friends visit, and allows the search option to expand to more specific words and phrases. This, in turn, can help users find discounts and freebies in their neighborhoods.
- Poorsquare is an application that can help consumers find places near them offering freebies and discounts through Foursquare. Participants can go to the official Poorsquare website, select from over 80 U.S. cities, enter a zip code, and designate whether they are looking for discounts, freebies, or a freebie with purchase. Once they have entered the appropriate information, a list of stores, restaurants, and attractions offering Foursquare deals will appear.
2012 Foursquare Freebies, Coupons, and Offers
- Tasti D Lite customers that check-in through Foursquare received one extra reward point on their Tasti TreatCard each time they checked-in. Points can later be redeemed for free items at Tasti D Lite.
- Consumers that checked-in to California Tortilla through Foursquare received a free chips and queso with any purchase.
- Participating Domino's Pizza locations in the UK offered free garlic pizza bread or potato wedges to participants that checked-in through Foursquare. 
- Select Chilis locations offered a free appetizer when three or more friends checked-in together.
- Skechers offered numerous promotions for customers that checked-in through Foursquare. For example, customers got $5 off an order of $50 or more at select locations.
- Select T.G.I. Fridays locations offered 10 percent off the total meal to users that checked-in through Foursquare on Mondays.
- Previous offers have included discounts to Dodger Stadium, savings at American Eagle, Whole Foods, Pizza Hut, MOSI, Ann Taylor, Starbucks, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, and more.
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