How to find the best deals on Foursquare

Headed out? Find out where discounts and free stuff are located in your area before you go.

Nicole Cozma
Nicole Cozma has an affinity for Android apps and devices, but loves technology in general. Based out of the Tampa Bay Area, she enjoys being a spectator to both sunsets and lightning storms.
Nicole Cozma
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Now you won't have to check into places before you can see their awesome discounts and specials.


Foursquare is a fun mobile game to play, with special deals used as incentives to visit businesses. Unfortunately, you might be missing out on some excellent deals at local places due to the lack of a directory of such deals--until now! Here's how to get a list of deals in your area:

Step 1: Head to http://poorsquare.us/

Step 2: Select your city and state from the drop-down menu.
Selecting your ZIP code isn't required, but if you live in a big city, it's probably a good idea.

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Step 3: Adjust the settings for check-in styles.

Here you can choose from first-time and repeated deals to ones that require you to check-in with friends.

Step 4: Click the I am the 99%. Show me some Freebies! button.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Step 5: Browse through deals at the bottom left, also marked on map at the bottom right.

(Optional) Step 6: Add some freebies to your calendar (via the link) so you don't miss any great deals.

Now instead of whipping out your smartphone at every location to see if there's a deal, you can browse them ahead of time. While it's only available in limited cities for the time being, Poorsquare's site notes that it will add more in the future. If you'd like to get your city on the list, tweet and have your friends tweet about the service through the link on its Web site.

If you're looking for more Foursquare fun, check out Jason Cipriani's Five Foursquare hacks you need to use.