Made in America Festival: Check-in on Foursquare, Snag Some Pretty Sweet PerksBy: Josh Wolford - August 29, 2012
Besides the points, badges, and generally satisfying feeling you get for checking-in with Foursquare, merchants have been known to offer perks for customers that use the app. Walk around your town, you’ll probably find a store that gives 10% off for a first check-in, or a coffee house that gives free drinks to whoever holds the mayorship.
But on a stage as big as the Jay-Z/Budweiser-sponsored inaugural Made in America Fest, Foursquare has to up their game.
And that’s exactly what they did with the new #MadeinAmerica offer. Check-in on Foursquare, and receive a new custom badge for your troubles. That check-in also gains you three neat perks while at the festival:
- Express entry at the main entrance, so you can blow past the suckers standing in line
- Access to a special area, the Budweiser Beach Deck (I hear there will be DJs)
- Finally, 20% of the merchandise at every tent at the festival
The “express entry” perk is only good for the first 1,000 people to show their badge – but hey, it’s a good thing to shoot for.
The Made in America Fest begins this Saturday in Philadelphia. Along with headliner Jay-Z, attendees will be able to hear sets from Skrillex, Pearl Jam, Passion Pit, Drake, Mike Snow, and many more. If you’re unable to attend the festival, we’ve heard that it may be streaming on both YouTube and Pandora.