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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Checking In Can Help Checking Out!

I read a Twitter post today from Ball Square Café (708 Broadway) that they will be honoring FourSquare check-ins by offering discounts dependent upon how many times you check-in. The specifics will be announced soon, so start following their Twitter handle: @BallSquareCafe.

Also, offering discounts is Olde Magoun’s Saloon (518 Medford Street) with 10% off every third time you check-in. Just hand your phone to the waitress or bartender to receive your reduction off your food tab. Their Twitter handle is @MagounsSaloon.

Both Ball Square Café and Olde Magoun’s Saloon have Facebook “Like” pages, as well. You can find them if you are a fan of Ward 5 Online on Facebook.

What is FourSquare? According to Business Insider, “Foursquare is a location-based social networking service, mostly used on smartphones. The idea is that people "check-in" to venues they're at -- restaurants, bars, stores, etc. -- which lets users keep track of where their friends are hanging out. There's also a game involved, where users earn points for their activity and unlock "badges." And if you check-in the most to a venue, you become the "mayor." The company has signed numerous partnerships with big brands to promote the service, and is working on business development projects with local merchants.”

On a side note, I am currently Mayor of Olde Magoun's Saloon :)

So, are these the only two venues that have discounts? Comment other places below whether you’ve been there or you own the business, so I can compile a list!

1 comment:

KelseyRoth said...

Eat at Jumbo's is the only other Somerville business that has a 4 Square Special that I could see.

Of course if any more Somerville businesses are interested in social media marketing, I'd be happy to help them out.

Courtney knows how to reach me.