#4sqDay in Seattle

Happy #4sqDay everyone!

This year for 4sqDay we’ve got a lot of fun things planned for you Seattle. Monday evening you’ll want to come out to Belltown Pub between 5-7. If you haven’t RSVP’d you can do so here: http://www.meetup.com/foursquare/Seattle-WA/596132/

Just like last year, we’ve got an awesome set of prizes to give away so upon arriving, check into Belltown Pub on Foursquare. Be sure to show the 4sqSeattle team that you’re checked in and pick up your raffle ticket along with a bracelet giving you happy hour prices all day. Don’t forget to use the hash tag #4sqDaySEA so your check in be seen on the live twitter stream we’ll have going. Also, you’ll want to include the hash tag #Bing4sq to be entered into their contest (info below).

The first 50 people checking in will receive a Seattle 4sqDay t-shirt (no guarantee on sizes so the earlier the better!) BONUS: The first 5 people who check in wearing LAST YEAR’s 4sqDay shirt will receive a special goodie bag.

Then, head to the bar and grab a drink and/or order some food. Belltown Pub has awesome beers on tap, talented bartenders to mix up your favorite drinks and a great food menu.

If you are taking pics or tweeting about the event, you’ll want to use the hash tag #4sqDay in your posts. Foursquare and the 4sqDay blog will be selecting content to be featured on their blogs.

If you have an iPhone be sure to download Sonar! We will be using it to play a game. Android users: go here and download the beta version: http://bit.ly/foursquareseattle and use the code: sonarfriend. Be sure to listen for details.

Don’t feel like walking to Belltown? Grab an Uber! (https://clients.uber.com/#!/invite/35aui) They will have a 4sqDay special for the event. For 1st time Uberers, your 1st ride is FREE! Existing Uberers, you’ll get 50% off to and from the event. If you are a 1st time rider you can use the promo code “SEA_4sq” to get a free ride to the event. If you’ve Ubered before you can use the promo code “SEA_4sq50” to get 50% off your ride.

In honor of Foursquare Day, Bing is hosting a Foursquare’ check-in’ sweepstakes from 9:00AM PT-11:59 PM PT on 4/16 and has identified Seattle’s Official Foursquare Day event as a sweeps partner! For their national sweepstakes, Bing will be giving away six Nokia Lumia 900 Windows® Phones. Check out the exclusive details (and our shoutout!) on their official blog post here: http://binged.it/IhAr0I

As an addition to the National sweepstakes, Bing will be selecting two of our lucky event attendees to receive $50 Live Nation® Concert Cash® code. (Rules: http://binged.it/HP63z9 )

We are eligible for entry into both the National and Seattle based sweeps prizing and can enter by doing the following:

Contest Entry:

1) Follow Bing on Foursquare at http://www.foursquare.com/bing

2) Between 9:00AM-11:59AM PT on 4/16, check into ANY venue on Foursquare with the hashtags #Bing4sq and #4sqdaySEA and push out your check-in to your Twitter handle for it to be counted.

On April 17th, Bing will contact you via DM if you are a winner of either our event sweeps or their larger National sweeps.

A quick shout out to this year’s sponsors (Thank You!)

Belltown Pub, Uber Seattle, Bill The Butcher, Seattle Sounders FC, Frogbox Seattle, Bing, WAPPOW, Inc, Hootsuite, Sonar, Habitude, Bal Mar, Kylie’s Deep Dish Pizza, The Swinery, WingDome, C&P Coffee, Hotwire Coffee, Savour Ballard, Spooked Seattle Tours, Angelina’s Trattoria, Heartland Café, Cherry Consignment, Pecado Bueno, Husky Deli, Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles, GRAY Magazine and many more to come…

Here’s a list of some of the prizes you can win:

2 Tickets to watch the Sounders FC take on the Columbus Crew on 5/23 (Grand Prize!)

Free round trip ride from Uber Seattle (up to $100)

$100 Gift Certificate to Habitude in Ballard

$25 Gift Card to Bal Mar in Ballard

$50 Gift Certificate to Kylie’s Deep Dish Pizza in Fremont

$25 Gift Card to Bill the Butcher

$50 Gift Card to Wing Dome in West Seattle

$25 Gift Card to The Swinery in West Seattle

A 2-Bedroom Moving Bundle from FROGBOX Seattle (up to $159)

Wappow! is also giving away a Full Pass to the Emerging Media Conference in June to one lucky winner, but you must fill out the entry form in order to qualify to win: http://wappow.com/emmecon-4sqday/


Sounders Badge Coming Soon?

It looks like Major League Soccer and Foursquare are about to announce a new partnership. A few days ago , for roughly 30 minutes, every checkin was unexpectedly unlocking  a Chivas USA badge. Then Thursday night, we stumbled across this little teaser in Seattle!

According to our friends over at Foursquare Addict this is part of new partnership that will see several MLS teams with their own badges. Details are still coming in, but for now we highly reccommend following MLS and, of course, Seattle Sounders FC. We should know a lot more soon, the MLS regular season kicks off today for most teams, while the Sounders start their 2012  campaign next Saturday (St. Patrick’s Day) with a home match against Toronto FC.

MLS has offered other Foursquare badges in the past, but this would be the first time individual teams have offered badges. For Foursquare, a partnership with the professional soccer league seems natural. The MLS has seen incredible growth in the last few years. Their supporters are sometimes seen as a little on the fringe of mainstream sports fans, but their passion for the game is highly evident (sound familiar?).

We are pretty excited about these new badges- what do you think the design should look like? We are just hoping it won’t be Super Cyan! Tweet us your thoughts, or leave them in the comments!


The MLS team badges are live!! About Foursquare has a running list of the badges as they come up. To unlock you need to follow each team and checkin at a match. Should be a lot of unlocks next Saturday from the Clink!

Foursquare Badges Going To the Next Level

Today we woke up to a whole new aspect of the gaming side of Foursquare with the launching of the badge levels. The 24 core badges can now be leveled up 10 times. You know can show that you are an expert wine drinker and know where to find that late night diner.

I know some users who flame out after earning most of the core badges. They find that after earning these badges the interest to continue to use the application starts to fade. With the new badge levels you now have an incentive to check in again. Here in Seattle, we should own the Fresh Brew badge and Great Outdoors badge and I’m thinking a lot of us will already be nearing the 10x level for both.

Foursquare Trophy Case

Level 9 on the Fresh Brew Badge? Definitely a Seattlite!

With this new aspect, the badges that are eligible for a level up now have their own section in the trophy case. It can be found under the “expertise” section.

New Expertise Trohpy Case

In addition to viewing your own level ups, you can now see what levels your friends are at when you view the badge in your trophy case.

What level are your friends at?

Finally the last aspect to the update is the wording of the tweet that goes out. Previously the wording would be something along the lines of “I unlocked the *insert badge name here* badge.” However, now the unlock text has been customized to the badge (or the level) that has been earned and has the same snarky feel as the actual description of the badge itself.

So what badge do you have with the highest level? What badge do you want to level up the most?


Ever since Foursquare released their lists feature, users have been rushing out to create lists of their favorite places. From big brands to foursquare newbies, there are now thousands of lists out their to make your city easier to use. I have personally used lists more when I travel than when I am home. When I go out to explore a new town, my first move is to start following the major lists nearby. I have found some amazing places and discovered some great insider tips from utilizing these lists. And now with Radar reminding me when I am even close to something cool, lists are going to become more and more important to the future of Foursquare.

What are your favorite lists around Seattle? We have our own of course and local groups have created theirs, like this and this. What lists would you like to see that aren’t already out there? Let us know in the comments or find us on Twitter or Facebook.

Seattle 4sq Special: Kylie’s Chicago Pizza

Seattle Foodies,

Ever have a craving for an authentic deep dish pizza but don’t want to go all the way to Chicago to get it? We’ve found a place right here in Seattle where you can fulfill that deep dish craving! Check into Kylie’s Chicago Pizza in Fremont!

Just in case you were hungry check this out:

Foursquare Deal: Newbie Special: On your first check in you get half off your pie when you dine in!

Add this to your to-do list & get out there!

Seattle Restaurant Week is here! Oct 16-20 & Oct 23-27

Hello Foodies!

It’s your favorite time of the year as Seattle’s Restaurant week is here! While it’s not a Foursquare deal, it’s a heck of a deal! For $28 you get a 3-course meal from one of Seattle’s top restaurants. There are 100 restaurants on the list and are located all over the city! Some restaurants also offer a $15 lunch so you have no excuse to miss this event!

Here’s an example of what you get from one of out favorites: Ten Mercer

Dinner – 3 Courses for $28


Gorgonzola Stuffed Dates

Chorizo and Porcini Bisque

Ten Mercer House Salad

Grilled Romaine Salad


Wild Mushroom Risotto

Grilled Wild Seed Crust Salmon

Lamb Sugo

Garlic Crusted Pan Roasted Chicken

Dessert options

Vanilla Bean Custard


Flourless Chocolate Torten

Check out the details here.