Foursquare Freebies

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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.[1]

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.[2]


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Offered by Various participants including restaurants, businesses, services, etc.[1]
Locations Participating cities
Available through Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, and Meetup.com[3]
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
Coupon required? No
Author Allison Hughes
 

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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.[1]

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.[4] 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.[5]
  • 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.[6]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://foursquare.com/businesses/
  2. ttp://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/foursquare-wants-to-plan-your-next-meal-and-vacation/
  3. http://foursquare.com/
  4. http://support.foursquare.com/entries/20346917-how-do-i-find-specials-nearby
  5. http://blog.foursquare.com/2012/01/12/anywhere-in-the-world-foursquare-explore-can-find-you-something-interesting-now-on-your-computer/
  6. http://poorsquare.us/
  7. http://www.tastidlite.com/index.php/Home/Be-Social.html
  8. https://foursquare.com/v/california-tortilla/4bb7e0d13db7b71397b6209a
  9. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/11/prweb8977345.htm
  10. https://foursquare.com/v/dominos-pizza/4b5da53af964a520e76429e3
  11. https://foursquare.com/v/chilis-grill--bar/4b33a745f964a520361c25e3
  12. https://foursquare.com/v/skechers/4bce4784cc8cd13aaf29c4cf
  13. https://foursquare.com/v/tgi-fridays/4b92e21ef964a520322434e3