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South Florida — By klynch on April 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm
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Celebrate Foursquare Day on 4/16

I’ll admit, I’m one of those. I’m attached to my iphone and check in to all of the cool places I go. I’ll pass up the bank or the grocery store or the gas station (Really, who cares that I’m there.), but I will religiously check in and track my nights out – restaurants, bars and how new venues, you know it. (So maybe no one cares about that either, but I have fun doing so.) And it’s not just one check-in (Foursquare, Gowalla, etc.), as I didn’t know what was going to catch on. To feed my semi-new addiction, I do know one thing — I’m going to hitting the streets on Foursquare Day. Are you?

If you haven’t heard of Foursquare, it’s the perfect time to catch on, as Friday is National Foursquare Day. What does that mean? Local restaurants and other retailers nationwide will be offering perks to Foursquare users when they check in on Friday.

What is Foursquare? Foursquare is one of the many GPS location check-in services where users check-in when they are out. This allows them to show their status to their friends and followers through their connections on Foursquare, and also on their facebook and twitter streams. Users receive points, even badges, by checking in on an ongoing basis — and they can even become the mayor of a venue by checking in more than anyone else. Some venues even offer perks to the mayors, or anyone for that matter, simply by checking in, and many additional venues are offering deals just for Foursquare Day. The planning of Foursquare Day has increased use worldwide, and now over 750,000 users participate.

For those people who are technologically challenged, here’s a video that walks you through the process.

Now comes April 16 – Foursquare Day (Get it! — Four squared equals sixteen, hence the date 4/16) and it’s time to get in on the action. Here are some highlights of what local venues will be offering:

Brickell Irish: 2×1 Happy Hour from 4-8 p.m! Show your Foursquare check-in to your server. Brickell Irish Pub is located at: 1451 South Miami Ave., Miami FL 33130. Twitter: @brickellirish

Latin Burger and Taco: $5 burgers for lunch and dinner. Show your Foursquare check-in when you order. Latin Burger will be located at: Rik Rak Salon at 1428 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131. Twitter: @latinburger

Mr. Yum: Free small carafe of sake with the purchase of any entree during lunch or dinner service! Show your Foursquare check-in to your server. Mr. Yum is located at: 1945 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33135. Twitter: @mryummiami

Pacific Time: 2 for 1 lunch from noon-3 p.m.! Show your Foursquare check-in to your server. Foursquare Day special is eat-in only. Pacific Time is located at: 35 NE 40th St., Miami Design District, FL 33137. Twitter: @PTMIAMI

SUGARCANE raw bar grill: $5 “Not So Traditional Burger” from 12 p.m.-4 p.m.! Show your Foursquare check-in to your server. SUGARCANE raw bar grill is located at: 3250 NE 1st Ave., Midtown Miami, FL 33137. Twitter: @sugarcanerawbar

Taverna Opa CityPlace: Buy 1 entree, get 1 entree FREE! Show your Foursquare check-in to your server. Taverna Opa is located at: 700 S Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Wild Olives Cafe by Todd English: Free appetizer with purchase of 2 entrees or a bottle of wine! Show your Foursquare check-in to your server. Wild Olives Cafe By Todd English is located at: 477 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, FL (next to Macy’s in CityPlace). Twitter: @wildolivescafe

For a full list of deals, visit 4sqdayMiami. Will you be participating? All who do will receive a special Foursquare Day badge to show off. I’m in!

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