Reporting Lisa Cilli
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.