6 Check-In Deals to Check Out

By Amy Slife Amid all of the talk about Facebook Places, foursquare just announced a new milestone, they hit 3 million user registrations, which you can read all about in yesterday’s blog post from Likeable. In addition, last Thursday, foursquare announced a new feature as part of their application that tells every foursquare user what they’re dying to know -- how close they are to becoming Mayor, as long as they’re within 10 check-ins at the venue that is. In honor of the 3M feat and this great new feature, we wanted to take a moment to highlight a few fun foursquare deals that you may not have heard of.


Media retailer FYE now offers 10% off to any user who checks in at FYE on foursquare. The deal is available for anyone, but is limited to use on any one CD, DVD, Blu-Ray or video game per customer per day. Next time you’re looking to buy a new season of your favorite TV show, why not check in at FYE and get 10% off the price?

Radio Shack

Similar to FYE, Radio Shack is offering 10% off any qualifying purchase for anyone who checks in on foursquare. The deals don’t stop there; the Mayor of the store gets 20% off any purchase! Hurry on over though if you’re looking to take advantage of this deal, as this special has an expiration date of September 8th.

Steve Madden

Steve Madden adds itself to the list of companies offering foursquare deals. Certain Steve Madden stores are offering 20% off any $50 purchase. Snap up those fall booties or end of summer kicks soon though, this deal ends on September 30th!

After these three retail excursions make sure you stop and get yourself some fuel. Depending on where you reside in the U.S. there are a number of sweet foursquare specials for you to take advantage of.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Although Carrabba’s has offered a foursquare deal for quite some time, they have not received as much notoriety as other restaurants like Chili’s. Carrabba’s is offering a free dessert with the purchase of an entrée to the Mayor of each location.

Haagen Dazs

Haagen Dazs is joining the foursquare movement by offering a free small shake after every fifth check-in*, at least in Boston. Love Haagen Dazs? This is the deal for you!

*Note: Haagen Dazs specials seem to vary slightly around the country, so the exact special might be slightly different in your neck of the woods.

Taco Bueno

Taco Bueno, a chain in the Midwest, is also giving away a great deal through foursquare. Now with every check-in, customers receive a free Cheesecake Chimichanga! All you have to do is show the cashier your screen after checking in.

What are your thoughts on these specials? Have you reaped any rewards for checking in on foursquare yet or are there any noteworthy rewards you love that we didn’t cover? Share with us in the comments below!