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April 18, 2013 / Walter Elly

Happy Portsmouth 4sqDay 2013 Everyone

Just wanted to send a shout out to Portsmouth for celebrating 4sqDay again this year at Moxy. Moxy provided awesome Foursquare food and drink specials, Foursquare provided great swag, Crystal Paradis provided the four square game ball and chalk (#ballconfirmation! #chalkconfirmation!) and YOU all provided the good times and cheer. So, thank you!!

And even though we’re sad that we have to wait another year to celebrate 4sqDay again (as some of the Portsmouth 4sqDay party people are below), we ARE happy to announce that we will see you all again soon for #4sqFriday starting 5/10! We’ll be playing the game of four square on Friday evenings while the weather stays warm. So, stay tuned for more details at the hashtag and in the meantime, happy 4sqDay everyone!

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October 31, 2012 / Walter Elly

Checkin-for-Charity: Raising Money for Movember at Portsmouth Mozcation

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11/8 UPDATE: We blew past the 50 check-in cap last night, raising $1,600 at $32 per check-in!
More details to follow.
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We’re keeping the tradition going from our previous checkin-for-charity events at Digital Portsmouth, Movembeer and the NHTweetUp SceneUp by doing it again this year at Mozcation Portsmouth at the Music Hall!

Join us and check in for charity in support of Movember at Mozcation Portsmouth 2012, taking place at the Music Hall on Wednesday, November 7 at 5:00pm. To participate, check-in on foursquare at The Music Hall during the event and for every person that checks in (up to a swarm badge – 50 people), a donation will be made to the Movember Foundation. Get everyone with you to check in on foursquare so we can raise the most money for Movember AND get a swarm badge!

Special thanks to our awesome donors, who so far have helped us secure $32 per check-in!

$32 per check in is killer but we’d LOVE to see more individuals, companies and organizations up the ante! Can we get to $33 or even $35? If you’d like to pledge any amount money per check in for up to 50 check ins, let us know by filling out our Mozcation Movember Fundraiser Pledge Form. We’re limiting this to the first 50 check-ins (which unlocks foursquare’s swarm badge for those in attendance), so if you pledge $1 per check in, the maximum donation you would make would be $50 if we got 50 check ins.

If you would like to join a Movember team and grow an awesome stache, please join the Swarthy Moustachios. If you are already on a team in NH, please join the state-wide NH Movember Network here: http://us.movember.com/mospace/network/NH. This will help you organize with other New Hampshire Mo Bros and Mo Sistas taking part!

Don’t forget to RSVP to the event: Mozcation Portsmouth 2012.

To pledge, visit our Movember Fundraiser Pledge Form.

movember-checkin-for-charity-mozcationWant to know more about Movember?

The Movember Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that runs the global men’s health initiative, Movember.

Each year, Movember, the month formerly known as November, is responsible for the sprouting of thousands of Mo’s (Australian slang for moustache, where the movement began) on men’s faces around the world, raising vital awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically for cancer affecting men.

Men who grow moustaches for the month of Movember, called Mo Bros, become walking, talking billboards for the cause, raising awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by getting friends and family to donate to their Mo-growing efforts. The rules are simple: register online at Movember.com and start the month of Movember clean-shaven, then grow a moustache for 30 days. Last year, 255,722 men and women across the globe raised $40 million (USD) – all through the power of the Mo.

The money raised as a result of Movember is channeled by our beneficiary partners into a number of world class and innovative research, support, education, and awareness initiatives. Movember funds raised in the US benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation (www.pcf.org) and LIVESTRONG (http://www.livestrong.org)

May 4, 2012 / Walter Elly

Thanks, stay tuned for more awesome!

Thanks for a great Portsmouth 4sqDay 2012 everyone! Stay tuned for more awesome. In the meantime, join the Foursquare Friday Facebook Group and come play the game of four square with us on Fridays in front of The Music Hall. Seeya out there!

April 12, 2012 / Doug Ridley

Win a LIMITED Edition Foursquare Day T-Shirt!

We’re super stoked for Foursquare Day this Monday, and we’ve got some awesome specials being offered up by local businesses. More importantly we have one, yes one, limited edition Foursquare Day T-Shirt to give away. We are going to raffle it off at the end of the night at The Music Hall Meetup.

Entering The Drawing Is Easy!

1. To enter your name into the drawing tweet and fill in the blank – “To celebrate Portsmouth Foursquare Day, I’m gonna ___________ on 4/16! #ports4sq”

2. That’s it! It’s that easy. Starting today, you can enter up to three times a day!

We’ll pick a winner at The Music Hall on Monday!

April 11, 2012 / Sandra

Portsmouth Foursquare Day 2012: Business Specials to Take Advantage Of

We know you’ve all been eager to find out what other specials are happening around Portsmouth on the upcoming Foursquare Day on Monday. In addition to the cool Meetup we have planned for you, many businesses are offering special deals specifically for Foursquare Day. Check ‘em out:

FOOD & RESTAURANTS

  • Warren’s Lobster House – $10 off $30 or more. Appetizers, entrees, desserts or any combination of the three (Max discount: $30 for $90 of purchased food)
  • Seaport Fish – $5 off a purchase of $25 or more with every check in (excludes alcohol)
  • Agave Mexican Bistro – Get a free order of nachos when you check-in on Foursquare Day!

SERVICES

RETAIL

  • The Flower Kiosk – 1 Free rose when you check in
  • Paradiza Boutique – 10% off a purchase of $20 or more with check-in. Trollbeads excluded from offer.
  • Celtic Crossing – On Four Square Day, check-in and receive a FREE candy bar of your choice. We carry Cadbury, Butlers Irish Chocolate and more!
  • Fa La Lo – Join our email list and be entered to win monthly drawing for $20 Gift Certificate.
  • Tugboat Alley – Check in and receive 10% off the sweatshirt of your choice!

If you’re interested in getting your business listed, let us know what kind of specials you want to offer to folks that check in by telling us here!

Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mooitw/

April 3, 2012 / Doug Ridley

How To Create A Business Special On Foursquare for Portsmouth Foursquare Day

Foursquare Day special is a great way to attract new customers, reward your valued customers and gain exposure for your business on social media. Please complete our participation form if you’re planning on participating this year.

Not sure how to create a special? It’s easy! Here are step-by-step instructions. Leave any questions in the comments below, and we’ll make sure to answer them.

  1. Login to your account that manages your venue.
  2. Click on “Manager Tools” in the upper right.
  3. Click the “Start a Campaign at this Venue” button and then “Add a Special” button.
  4. Foursquare will now walk you through four questions to setup your special.
  5. Click the “Create Special” button to move to the final step.
  6. You’ll now see a preview of your special. Before starting your campaign, you’ll want to use the “Advanced Options” to schedule it for April 16.
  7. When you’re ready click the “Start Campaign Now” button.

We also have downloadable instructions as well – How To Create A Foursquare Special.

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March 30, 2012 / Sandra

Portsmouth Foursquare Day: How Will Your Business Participate?

Foursquare Day 2012 logo

How can your business get involved in Portsmouth Foursquare Day? There are a number of things you can offer to customers when they check into your venue on April 16th (and beyond!). These include:

 

  • Discounts (e.g. “Get 15% off your entire purchase when you check in!”)
  • Specials (e.g. “Buy one get one free appetizers when you check in!”)
  • Entries into giveaways
  • Freebies (e.g. “Get a free tour and tasting glass when you visit our brewery & check in!”)
  • Deals for future purchases
  • Offers specifically for new customers

We’ll be pulling together a list of all the cool businesses that will be offering specials on Foursquare Day. Want your business on the list? Let us know how you’ll reward Foursquare users by telling us here.

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