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 smart phone or by sending a text message 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.
Special Offers in the Milwaukee Area
There are currently over 40 offers available in Downtown Milwaukee on Foursquare, and many other promotions are available throughout the metro area. A handy way to see all of the offers available on a map is to visit 4SquareOffers.com. Some of our favorites that we found include:
Antigua Latin Restaurant – Complimentary drink of choice after third check-in. Complimentary appetizer or dessert for the Mayor.
Crawdaddy’s – Free Crawdaddy’s Hurricane on your first check-in.
Fire on Water – Free tap beer on your first check-in.
Kenadees Ultra Pub – Receive a free shot of the bartenders choice.
Leff’s Lucky Town – Free pint of Miller Lite or Miller High Life with every 5th check-in.
Molly Cool’s Seafood Tavern – Free rail, house wine, tap beer or soda every five check-in’s. Free drink for the Mayor.
Old German Beer Hall – One Free .5L of beer when you check in three times in five days.
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery – Buy one get one free beer with every check-in.
The Iron Horse Hotel – 50% off your first drink at Branded or The Lobby. The Mayor gets 50% off their first round (at Branded or The Lobby, 6 drink max.)
Here is our list of the Milwaukee radio stations half-price offers that went on sale this week. Notable deals include offers for Leff’s Lucky Town, Discovery World, and Sundara Spa. Full details of this week’s deals are as follows:
FM 102.1 – Leff’s Lucky Town, Wauwatosa. $50 gift certificate for $25.
94.5 Lake FM – Sundara Spa, Wisconsin Dells. $50 gift certificate for $25.
WTMJ – Discovery World. 1 year family membership ($75 value) for $37.50.
B93.3 – Le Club, Milwaukee. 5 fitness classes ($50 value) for $25.
Each of the promotions have restrictions, so check out the links above before purchasing.
We’ve recently written about how Upromise works and how to link Upromise coupons to your grocery loyalty card, such as a Pick ‘n Save Advantage Plus card. Today we’ll discuss how you can earn money by dining at local area restaurants.
Earning dining rebates from Upromise is easy. In the registration process for Upromise, you can link your credit card to the Upromise program. Then, whenever you dine at one of the eligible restaurants and pay for your bill with your credit card, you’ll automatically receive the rebate in your Upromise account.
Finding a local restaurant that you enjoy shouldn’t be too difficult. There are 102 restaurants within 15 miles of downtown Milwaukee that are in the Upromise program.
Some sample restaurants and their respective rebates:
- County Clare – 2%
- The Pasta Tree – 2%
- Barbiere’s Italian Inn – 2%
- Panini Co – 2%
- The Wicked Hop – 4%
- Rustico – 4%
- Leff’s Lucky Town – 2%
- Mo’s Irish Pub – 2%
- Murf’s Frozen Custard – 4%
There are also opportunities to double your rebate with their Preferred Dining program, which we’ll discuss in the near future.
The best part of all is registering for Upromise is FREE! Join Upromise and earn up to 8% of your bill in college savings rewards when you dine out at any of over 8,000 participating restaurants.