Foursquare’s New Partnership With PepsiCo Takes Focus Off of Places

Sunday, November 21st, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Exclusive: Foursquare’s New Partnership With PepsiCo Takes Focus Off of Places | Fast Company
http://www.fastcompany.com/1703807/exclusive-foursquare-partners-with-pepsi-unveils-linked-loyalty-rewards-accounts-facebook-pl?partner=rss

Foursquare has also designed a unique vehicle for check-in rewards that is far less linear and ephemeral than traditional location-based reward programs. Rather than, say, earning a free coffee for becoming “mayor” of Starbucks (or just giving away 10,000 pairs of free jeans like Facebook and Gap’s one-off promo), Foursquare and PepsiCo have tailored rewards to user behavior, irrespective of in-store check-ins. Now, when participating customers earn Foursquare’s “Gym Rat” badge, they might be offered a SoBe Lifewater; or, if you often check in bright and early, Foursquare will recognize you’re a morning person, and may offer Tropicana orange juice or Quaker Oats—all specials on PepsiCo products, redeemable at Safeway stores.

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