Here's an interesting development in the world of mobile-location-based-gamification-app-thingamajiggies. Yesterday, Foursquare announced that it is partnering with American Express and select merchants nationwide to save you a few of those hard earned dollars. Foursquare explains it this way:
Across the whole country, at select merchants, you can now check-in with foursquare, pay with your American Express card, and get big savings on your monthly statement.
It’s simple to use:
link your AmEx and foursquare accounts;
check in at a participating store and tap ‘load to card’ on the Special; and,
pay with your AmEx card.
Clipping coupons is so 2008. In the future, all the cool kids (and best brands) will make earning/redeeming loyalty rewards this easy. How could you simplify—or even automate—loyalty rewards and coupons for your customers?
Go forth now into all the world, checking in and saving money as you go.