foursquare: It’s Not All Fun and Games

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I’m a big fan of foursquare and check in often enough that family members will remind me if I don’t do it quickly enough. After months with no mayorships, except a brief period I was major of a tram station in Las Vegas during CES 2010, I have finally become the major at a number of our local favorites.

This evening we decided to grab a bite at Chili Willie’s, a family-run mexican restaurant in town. (I’m not yet mayor there.)

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When we sat down Elana was momentarily ticked at herself. It seems she had a $10 off coupon for dinner but left it at home. “Oh well, next time.” I said but then a short time later I checked in and this popped up:

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Yup, thanks to a promotion with foursquare and American Express I could get a $10 credit on my Amex account just for checking in and paying for the meal with my card. Dinner was delicious…

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…so was saving the money. foursquare is a lot of fun but it can also help save money. Here’s hoping for some nice foursquare specials in Las Vegas next month!

About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

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