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A man looks at the internet site Foursquare June 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. Foursquare lets people log their locations by "checking in" from where they are at any given moment using smartphones or other Internet-linked devices.  (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

A man looks at the internet site Foursquare June 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. Foursquare lets people log their locations by “checking in” from where they are at any given moment using smartphones or other Internet-linked devices. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — South Florida shoppers who want to get the best bargains while holiday shopping might want to check-in to Foursquare in order to get some deep discounts.

The popular location-based mobile application Foursquare is turning Black Friday into a game with real-life benefits.

If you get tired of fighting off sleepy door-busting campers, try to make your experience a game. You wouldn’t be alone.

According to CBS News, a recent study released by Foursquare showed a spike of check-ins on Black Friday last year. The most popular locations were Target, Best Buy and Walmart.

So here’s a look at some of the deals you can unlock by checking in on Foursquare.

JCPenney: For every check-in between 4am and 1pm, $25 will be donated to the Salvation Army (up to $100k). You’ll also receive $10 off a $50 purchase.

Sports Authority: Check in at any of their locations nationwide, spend more than $100 and get a $25 cash card on the spot. They’ll also be awarding $500 cash cards to 20 random people that check in at their retail locations that day.

Aeropostale: Check in at any of their retail locations and receive 20% off purchases over $50.

Brookstone: Check in and receive $10 off purchases over $70.

RadioShack: Through 12/31/11, foursquare users can unlock the Radio Shack branded “So Right” badge by doing “so right” holiday activities (volunteering, exercising, etc.) and then checking in at a RadioShack. For each badge earned, RadioShack will donate $1 to LIVESTRONG.

American Express Small Business Saturday: The day after Black Friday, American Express card members who sync their cards to their foursquare accounts can receive a $25 statement credit when they spend more than $25 at any of more than 300,000 local merchants nationwide.

Toys”R”Us: Check in on Black Friday and get a coupon good for 15% off $150 purchase between November 27 and December 3.

Z Gallerie: First five customers to check in at each store on Black Friday will receive a $25 gift card.

Payless: 10% off entire purchase on first check-in or $5 off a $25 purchase for any check-in. Macy’s: 20% or 15% off select sale and clearance items.

Office Depot: $10 off an order of $50 or more in custom holiday cards and calendars.

AT&T: 25% off any accessory.

Verizon: $30 off Jawbone Icon Bluetooth headset (regularly $99.99; valid November 25-27).

T-Mobile: 30% off any accessory on first check-in.

FYE: 30% off any used CD, DVD or Blu-Ray.

UPS Store: 20% off printing services.

Family Christian Stores: Spend $25 and get 25% off your entire purchase of regularly-priced items.

Piercing Pagoda: 10% off your entire purchase.

Cosmic: 15% off one regularly priced item.

Zales/Gordon Jewelers: $50 off a $300 purchase.

Ritz Camera: Get 5 free 4×6 prints.

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