The ‘I Love Regina’ Badge

The City of Regina should get a badge made on Foursquare that once you check in 3 times you get something.  Actually I think all tourism destination should begin to offer something to people who check-in from abroad (hint, hint: It’s really simple to add features and specials to venues on Foursquare).

Yes Foursquare is not big here but the people visiting from all over North America have a much better chance of checking in to your location.  Think about it from a tourism perspective.

Anyone checking into three different places on Foursquare in Regina receives the ‘I Love Regina’ badge.  With it you get discounts on meals, half price at the RSO and $20 in free chips at the Casino (as an example).

Would you use Foursquare if you could get deals on products?

Photo Credit: Dennis Crowley
7 replies
  1. Riley
    Riley says:

    Only deal I have seen in Regina is American Eagle Outfitters. If you check in you receive 15% off. I have not been on foursquare that long there are most likely other out there.

  2. Eric Eggertson
    Eric Eggertson says:

    Badges for repeated use of buses, bike paths & jogging routes could earn you a Green Citizen badge and/or Fitness Freak. Checking in at city arts venues could get you you badges depending on type of venues, with Renaissance Patron of the Arts the ultimate accolade.

    Farmer’s Market, natural foods store & folk festival? Granola Guru. Stadium, Rider Store, Rider Office & Green Mile … Gopher’s Biotch. I could go on, but I’ll spare you!

  3. Jeph
    Jeph says:

    Great ideas Eric, I love the Green Citizen badge. Foursquare could offer an assortment of badges that encourage positive behavior, that would definitely earn them some good will as well. I love the possibilities of Foursquare if more people get start using it.
    Thanks for reading!

  4. Collette
    Collette says:

    Hey Jeph! I found your blog because you just started following the Science Centre on Twitter. Anyway, I love this idea! Personally, I don’t use FourSquare. I am signed up professionally, though, just to check it out. While I’ve thought of what kind of discount we might offer, I never thought of badges! Great idea. May I presume we can use it? 🙂

  5. Jeph
    Jeph says:

    Thanks for stopping by Collette! Absolutely you can use it, but to reward people with badges you must go through Foursquare at this point so it may be difficult or very costly. Not to worry, you can come up with some interesting special offers. Say every fourth visit you receive an IMax voucher for one free movie (that works well because who goes to a movie alone? Good thinking ;)) or third checkin you receive 50% in the gift shop? The possibilities are endless!
    You of course now know I’m going to the Science Centre a few times in the next month to see what you come up with!
    Thanks for the comment!

  6. Collette
    Collette says:

    Ah, I didn’t realize that. Fair enough. I’m not sure what we’ll do with regards to check-ins so don’t get too excited yet, ha! It’s definitely something I’ll be mulling over, for sure.

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