How to create a special

Foursquare Specials are a great way to reward your most loyal customers and attract new ones! 

Specials can be created in 2 easy steps:

  1. Build your special
  2. Choose your audience

To get started, log in and be sure that you’re using Foursquare as your business. Make sure that you start at your Manager Home page. You can find it by hovering over your profile picture, selecting "Switch Accounts," and then select the business listing you would like to manage. On this page, you can create and review your specials by selecting "Manage your specials".   


To get started creating a new special, just click on the green “Create a new special” button in the upper right hand corner of that page. Once you’re on this page, the first step is to build your special. This is where you can enter the details of your offer, upload a photo, and add any fine print to your special. 

Please note that specials must offer something of value that is specific to Foursquare users.  The kind of value, whether monetary or experiential, is up to you! Specials that don’t meet this requirement will not be approved by our team.

The next step is choosing your audience for the special. These are the users who will have the ability to unlock your special. You can also see the types of Specials here.


On the side of the page, you will see a preview of how your special will appear to users who are checking in to your business.

Now you can choose to activate your special right away or schedule it to start at a later date. You have now created a special! 

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