One of the updates he came across was from @SportsAuthority that said they were giving away 20-$500 gift cards to people that checked-in on Foursquare while shopping in their store.
As a couple who loves social media, we jump to any unique opportunity a company creates to drive awareness to their brand. Feeling a little lucky, we decided to do a little shopping at Sports Authority while visiting family in Eden Prairie, MN.
After both of us checked-in at Sports Authority on Foursquare, to our excitement, Brian Gainor’s name was called over the intercom notifying us we had 10 minutes to get to the register to receive our $500! Unbelievable!
We had some fun posting a few a TwitVid and Twitpics of our shopping experience. We are also going to give-back and donate some toys this Christmas. Young kids playing sports is very important to my husband, so we hope to help out a little one!
Thank you to Foursquare and Sports Authority for keeping our Black Friday exciting. Soical media and geo-location apps will start to make everyone’s shopping experience more thrilling each year. What will be your next promotion?