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.