Day 8: Foursquare Discounts

Foursquare discounts are a great way to reward loyalty. Today’s post is from Nigel who has a good point about offering a reward to people who check in to your business:

Department stores offer a standard 10% discount for getting a store credit card.  How much more powerful is that offer if a delivery mechanism to hundreds of like minded individuals is in place?  There already is one and it’s called foursquare!

What do people really want when it comes to Foursquare – the thing that will keep them participating long term? Discounts and information.

People won’t continue to use foursquare just because of the game aspect.  They want awesome discounts and they want information about places they’ve never been before.  This is where businesses need to step up and offer compelling deals and provide information about their own venues.

My favorite discount is from Ann Taylor because it’s one of the Foursquare offers specifically targeted to women. “Shoppers who check in to one of the company’s eight New York City stores will receive 15% off their full-price purchase upon their fifth checkin and Mayors will receive 25% off their purchases of non-sale apparel and accessories.” Unfortunately it’s only for New York stores.

What great Foursquare offers have you seen?

4 thoughts on “Day 8: Foursquare Discounts

  1. Tom McConnon

    Hey Janet! Great post.

    I love Foursquare, and the offers are making it even more fun.

    In fact, I’m more likely to patronize businesses that make use of Foursquare because I want to support those that adopt new technologies.

    Here’s the best discount I’ve come across this month…free chips and salsa at Chili’s with each check-in:

  2. Glenn

    Half Fast Subs, an independent sandwich shop across from the University of Colorado, in Boulder has a “free” drink with every and all purchases and Foursquare check-ins. They have had this special going all summer. Most of the specials I see are only for the Mayor or for multiple check-ins.

  3. Online PR Post author

    When I’m in Boulder I’ll tell Dave Taylor and Gwen Bell we’re eating at Half Fast Subs (assuming I’m lucky enough to have lunch with them!)
    Thanks for sharing a story from an independent restaurant too (my favorite kind).

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