I’m still a fan of Foursquare because I like checking in, getting new badges and finding out tips and information when exploring the area. The question is, are investors getting on board? It turns out they are.
Foursquare announced on their blog that they have secured $50 million in founding and are growing as a company. They also announced that they have recently teamed up with American Express following a small test last year.
Today, we’re happy to announce that the partnership is going national. 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 (you can do it here);
- check in at a participating store and tap ‘load to card’ on the Special; and,
- pay with your AmEx card.
There’s no cutting out coupons or showing your phone to the cashier. The savings are automatically credited to your account within a few days. (full blog post here)
Currently, this is only for US Amex customers but once the feedback starts rolling in maybe it will extend to the UK or someone like Mastercard might start having chats with Foursquare?