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Deals on @foursquare


In light of foursquare’s recent announcement detailing their 3400% growth in 2010 (also known as the Year of Suckage), I’ve decided to record the deals I see as I check in.

This is mostly to satisfy my intellectual curiosity as a marketing student, so Stoppers-by might be bored.

Among today’s deals spotted on foursquare:

  • 10% off at Piercing Pagoda
  • Free music download from Old Navy; song was by a guy I’ve never heard of.
  • Hewitt-Jackson offers a discount on tax returns.
  • Zales offers $50 off a $300 purchase.
  • Bath & Body Works has a buy 3, get 2 free

I’ll update the list as I see more offers.

ED’S NOTE: I’m wrestling with the uppercase vs. lowercase ‘f’ in foursquare, so you may see it both ways on this blog.

Author: Jacqui Barrineau

Jacqui Barrineau is a writer and editor who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with husband Trey, a Shetland Sheepdog and two unhelpful-but-funny cats. Her work has appeared in "So to Speak" and "Calliope," and she's a regular contributor to the flash-fiction sites Paragraph Planet and Doorknobs & Bodypaint. Once upon a time, she was the audience engagement editor at USA Today. Now she does other fun things that involve advertising, marketing and social media. The views expressed here and in other outlets are hers, not her clients'. Outside of work, she's proud to serve on the Northern Virginia Community College Marketing Advisory Committee. As a committee member, she joins industry leaders in lending their knowledge and expertise to ensure the college's Marketing curriculum is relevant and responsive to the needs of the students and the surrounding business communities.