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American Express & Foursquare: Spend $10, Get $10 Promotion

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I only recently got an iPhone but one of my most often used apps is Foursquare. I don’t check into places because I want to become a mayor, I use it because it helps me remember where I’ve been and when. I check in whenever I go to my barber not because I want to be the mayor of the little barber shop, it helps me remember to go back on a regular basis (sometimes I don’t notice my hair getting longer than I like!). This is especially useful whenever I go away on travel and visit food places. For example, on a recent trip to Las Vegas, we ate at a great fusion Chinese-Mexican place. I had no idea what the name of it was but a brief check of Foursquare reminds me that it was called China Poblano (cool place!).

Anyway, so I check into a local sandwich shop, Bon Fresco, and I see that there’s a promotion for $10 off if I sync my American Express credit card. All I have to do is enter in my American Express credit card (if you’re concerned about entering it into Foursquare, you can do it at sync.americanexpress.com), spend at least $10 at the place, and you get a $10 statement credit. I bought a few sandwiches and I was credit two days later (shows up as “AMERICAN EXPRESS COMNEW YORK NY”). Can’t beat that!

Hopefully they do more of these!

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5 Responses to “American Express & Foursquare: Spend $10, Get $10 Promotion”

  1. cvargo says:

    Only if we all had the problem of our hair growing too long

  2. Sun says:

    Is this still going on? This started two weeks on Dec 5. I got free gas at Arco, $10 off $10. :)

  3. govenar says:

    Do you have to actually be at the location to “check in” on foursquare to enable these deals? Or can you just go to m.foursquare.com at home and type in a restaurant name? (And will that unlock the American Express deal?)

    • Patty says:

      Yes, You can check in at home, then make sure you go there within 24 hours. I checked in on my ipod at home a couple of weeks ago around midnight for a local independent market and went there next morning. Got the $10 credit within days

  4. Strebkr says:

    This is a pretty interesting promo!


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