Foursquare Badges…What’s the Big Deal?

The Newbie foursquare badge.

The Newbie foursquare badge.

What is a foursquare badge?

Foursquare badges are digital rewards for visiting certain places, friending certain brands, or including certain text within your check in. They are a sort of bragging right among friends who play the game, and in short, are the reason most of us play in the first place.

How do I earn them?

Think of it as a virtual scavenger hunt. Each badge has a different set of criteria that you have to meet in order to receive it. These criteria are not published by foursquare. The idea is, you just go out and enjoy life and happen to receive badges along the way.

For most of us, that is not how we would like to play. We would like to know how the badges are earned so that we can accomplish those tasks and get the badge, and that is where I come in. I give you the Unlock Instructions on my Badge List page.

When I earn a badge, where does it go?

Your badges are permanently on display on your foursquare page. You can find it by logging in then selecting ‘Badges’ from the drop-down near your username in the top right corner of the page.

Once I have one, what do I do with it?

Tell your friends! That is what they are there for. Remember the first time you heard about foursquare? It was probably when a family member, friend, colleague, or coworker was bragging about their latest badge. If they start playing the game, it will be that much more enjoyable for you.

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