Special Offers Around Milwaukee on Foursquare

September 2, 2010 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Coupons 

Foursquare, a rapidly growing social networking site, is also a way to find special offers at businesses around the Milwaukee area.  We’ve been keeping our eye out for special offers and have found a few detailed below.  If you know of any others, please leave a comment.  A more detailed explanation of what Foursquare is and how it works can be found below.

Milwaukee Public Museum – Unlimited free general admission for the Mayor and a guest, and 20% off originally priced items in the gift shop.

Bacchus – Free Spinach Risotto Fritter Appetizer on your third Check-in.

Ferch’s Malt Shoppe – Free Burger or Frozen Marble Top Cone for the Mayor upon their 10th Check-in.

Wine Cellar of Wisconsin – Leave a Tip on Foursquare and receive a free 6-bottle wine tote.

Blu (at the Pfister hotel) – Check in and show your server/bartender and receive a free item off the small plates menu.  Valid for your first check in only.

AJ Bombers– Get a free Pnut bomb (Pnut bombs are actually free for everyone who visits AJ Bombers!) If you dethrone the Mayor, you receive a free burger.  Add a Tip or a To-Do and you’ll receive a free cookie.

What is Foursquare?

Foursquare states they are a “cross between a friend-finder, a social city-guide and a game that rewards you for doing interesting things.  We aim to build things to not only help you keep up with the places your friends go, but that encourage you to discover new places and challenge you to explore your neighborhood in new ways.”

How does Foursquare work?

Users “Check-in” at a location by using their smartphone or sending a text from their cell phone.  After checking in, Foursquare awards points and occasional “Badges” to users.  If a user has checked-in to a location more than anyone else, they will become Mayor of that location.  Users can also share “Tips” with other users, and create “To-Dos” as suggestions for yourself. 

Buy a Gift Card, Get a Free Gift Promotions

December 21, 2009 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: Dining 

presentIf you are still looking for a holiday gift this season, you might want to consider exploring offers from businesses that give away a free gift when purchasing a gift card.  In fact, if you patronize that business regularly, it may be in your best interest to give yourself a gift and save money in the long run!  Here are a few gift card promotions in the Milwaukee area that caught our eye recently.  Aware of any other offers out there?  If so, please leave a comment.

Marcus Theatres – Free Movie Tickets with Gift Card Purchase

Purchase $25 or more in Marcus Theatres gift cards and receive a buy one, get one free movie ticket and a coupon for two free movie tickets to Marcus’ Frosty Flicks series.  The Frosty Flicks series starts February 6, 2010.  This offer is available while supplies last, and the website does not indicate when the sale ends.

Bartolotta’s – Earn $20 Reward with Purchase of $100 or More

Purchase a Bartolotta’s gift card for $100 or more and receive a $20 coupon for use January 2, 2010 through March 31, 2010.  The gift cards are redeemable at any of the Bartolotta’s restaurants:

  • Bacchus
  • Mr. B’s
  • Lake Park Bistro
  • Ristorante Bartolotta
  • Pizzeria Piccola

This promotion is available through December 31st.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Bar – Earn $20 Bonus Card with Purchase of $100

Receive a $20 bonus card with the purchase of every $100 in gift cards.    Flemings is located at 15665 Bluemound Road in Brookfield, on the corner of Moorland Road and Bluemound.  Flemings also is offering a $25 dining credit when making a reservation online (reservations for any date before December 30th) .  This promotion lasts until December 31st.