MTV Spring Break badge at UC today!

UC students can earn the MTV and Sobe Spring Break badge today!

The unlock reads

Party on! This badge just entered you for a chance to win big benefits from SoBe – you could win a trip to party poolside with a friend at mtvU Spring Break in Las Vegas! Tune in April 2nd on MTV.

There will be a Sobe booth set up on campus playing games and I’ve heard giving out free stuff. On top of giving out the badge, which includes one of 2 chances to win a trip to Las Vegas just for unlocking it! You do need to be following MTV on foursquare to get the badge, and then check-in to the Sobe Spring Break venue while you’re there, and tada! Badge and a chance to win your Spring Break trip!

Full list of participating schools

Did you stop by? Where is it located and what fun were they having today?



4EGSquare Friday, September 30th Is tonight! October 5th!! on Fountain Square
(Edit: High winds canceled it the previous week. Make sure you’re following 4sqCincy on Twitter for all the latest updates!)

Cincinnati looks like it’s finally getting hip to foursquare! (yay!). 4EG, is taking over Fountain Square, and having some fun(and prizes) with foursquare! So read below from 4EG, and if you’re close to a mayorship at any of the participating bars, or are already the mayor, you could get hooked up!! I know a few places I’ll be making sure I stop at for dinner the next few weeks….

4EG logo

Friday, September 30th
Fountain Square

Have you ever wanted to stop at all of the Four Entertainment Group (4EG) venues in one night and just didn’t have enough time? Well here is your chance! Fountain Square is turning into a 4EG hub with live music and DJs, showcasing all eight 4EG locations (aliveOne, Keystone Bar & Grill, The Lackman, The Stand, Mount Adams Pavilion, The Righteous Room, The Sandbar, and Tap & Go). Each location on the Square will mimic the real location and offer specialty cocktails, wine, beer, games, and swag.

Here is the challenge:
BEFORE this event, stop by any four of 4EG’s eight locations and “check-in” on foursquare. Once you have checked in to at least four 4EG locations, come to Fountain Square during the event and go to the foursquare booth. Show your check-in history and receive a voucher that will get you special gifts at each 4EG vignette. The night of the event, If you are the foursquare “Mayor” at any 4EG location you will receive a VIP prize for the night.

 4EG + foursquare + Fountain Square = 4EGSquare!

This event is free and open to the public.
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Participate in activities at the each of the tents at Fountain Square during the event to receive a 4EG wristband and then enjoy these drink specials later in the evening:

Lackman & aliveOne: 1/2 price pints

Keystone Bar & Grill: 1/2 price mac & cheese

Righteous Room: 1/2 price cocktails

Tap & Go: $2.75 drafts

The Sandbar: 1/2 off frozen drinks

Mt. Adams Pavilion: $1.50 domestic beers

The Stand: $5 glasses of wine & $2.50 microbrews

We are working hard to make this an exciting event on Fountain Square. We hope to see you there!

Morri McDowell

Marketing Director

Four Entertainment Group

Save $2 on gas at Murphy USA with your foursquare checkin

It’s apparently gas station day here at foursquare cincinnati. Murphy USA stores — you know, the ones in front of just about every Walmart in town — just launched a new foursquare special. They’re offering $2 off a gas purchase of $20 or more and they’ll throw in a free pack of Stride Winterblue gum. Not a bad deal, considering gas prices around Cincinnati are topping $4 a gallon.

Murphy USA also has an iPhone app and an Android app you can use to find their stations. It shows the current gas price and lets you check in on foursquare (and Twitter — just ignore the Whrrl and Google Buzz logos that are still there).

Would a $2 discount make you more likely to visit one gas station over another? I know it would for me!

Thorntons gets with the 4sq Program

Local gas station/convenience chain, Thorntons, located in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, has added their own foursquare special.

Sure, their drinks may be super cheap already, but now that you can use only the change in your car?! Awesome! All you need to do is search for Thorntons in your area, and make sure you check in at the one with the orange “Special” box to get the deal. They’ve also set up a whole page dedicated to foursquare.

So check them out, give them a little love, and here’s to hoping more local businesses get with the new social program!

Foursquare Day Cincinnati: April 16


Mayor Mark Mallory has officially proclaimed this Saturday, April 16 as Foursquare Day in Cincinnati. Local users of location-based network foursquare will be celebrating this “holiday” with a party at Longworth’s to benefit the Freestore Foodbank.

Foursquare is an application for smart phones that lets users “check in” at the places they visit and share their location with friends, encouraging spontaneous, “serendipitous” meetups. It has roughly 3,000 users in Cincinnati and more than 8 million around the world. Even Cincinnati Bengal Dhani Jones has an account.

Each checkin earns these users points and digital “badges” that are collected like trophies and shared with friends to show off different accomplishments. The Gym Rat badge, for instance, is awarded for checking in at the gym ten times in a month, while users who visit 20 different pizza places — which is harder than it sounds — can unlock the “Pizzaiolo” badge.

On Saturday, a special “Foursquare Day” badge is available for users who attend one of more than 1,000 parties around the globe. In Cincinnati, the party will be held from 6-9pm at Longworth’s in Mt. Adams.

Guests will be able to unlock the “Swarm” badge when more than 50 users check in, and the “Super Swarm” badge if the crowd gets above 250. There will be a free appetizer buffet, happy hour drink specials and even a game of foursquare — the elementary school playground game.

Foursquare users are encouraged to bring at least two non-perishable food items for donation to the Freestore Food Bank. Those who donate will receive a small gift from foursquare, which may include t-shirts and limited edition Foursquare Day pins.

In addition to the badges and points, businesses can offer seven different types of “specials” to foursquare users. Some are designed to help bring in new customers, while others are meant to encourage customer loyalty.

More than 100 businesses in Cincinnati already offer foursquare specials, including local favorites like Taste of Belgium, Take the Cake Café and Longworth’s and national chains such as Chili’s, American Eagle Outfitters and Toys “R” Us.

McDonald’s is participating in Foursquare Day by offering a vintage Mayor McCheese t-shirt to randomly selected users who become “Mayor” of their local McDonald’s on April 16. The Mayor is the foursquare user who checks in most often over the previous 60 days.

This is the second annual Foursquare Day. It was dreamed up last year by Tampa optometrist Nate Bonilla-Warford, a foursquare fan who realized that 4/16 = 4/4^2 (or four squared). The idea quickly spread around the globe and resulted in celebrations in more than 300 cities last year. This year more than 1,000 cities are expected to participate. The effort is completely driven by fans.

Local users are encouraged to find more information about the party and RSVP at:

Chris Thompson
Foursquare Cincinnati &
(513) 334-4569

Image of the Foursquare Day badge:

Foursquare logos, bios and images:

Full text of Mayor Mallory’s proclamation:

More information about Foursquare Day:

4sqDay 2011

Ok folks 4sqDay is this weekend!! Excitement! In case you haven’t been following along with the meetup page we’ve got quite an evening planned!

We will be taking over the newly renovated upstairs and patio at Longworth’s in Mt Adams
1108 Saint Gregory St
btw Pavilion & Hatch
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 651-2253

There is a parking garage right across the street on the corner for your convenience. We will be vying for our swarm badge from 6-9pm. There will be free appetizers, and happy hour drinks til 9 (remember to tip your bartenders for being so awesome!) We will be playing the game foursquare out on the patio for some swag.
Speaking of swag… want your own? Easy. You’ll automatically get some if you bring at least 2 non-perishable donations for the Free Store Food Bank located in downtown Cincinnati. Help out your neighbors while getting to know your neighbors!! :)
PS: on Twitter? We’ve got an awesome display showing the latest tweets all about 4sqDay at Longworths! Simply mention @Longworths or @4sqCincy, or include #4sqCincy or #4sqDayCincy and you could be featured!!

Download your limited edition foursquare day Cincinnati wallpaper

To remind you about foursquare day here in Cincinnati, I’ve created a set of limited edition Cincinnati skyline wallpapers. They’ll make a perfect addition to any Cincinnati foursquare lover’s desktop!

The party will be held April 16th (foursquare day) at Longworth’s from 6-9pm. Download the most appropriate size for your monitor(s) below and don’t forget to RSVP!

1280 x 960 (fullscreen)
Single | Dual Left | Dual Right

1440 x 900 (widescreen)
Single | Dual Left | Dual Right

1600 x 1200 (fullscreen)
Single | Dual Left | Dual Right

1920 x 1200 (widescreen)
Single | Dual Left | Dual Right

2560 x 1600 (widescreen)