2012 Atlanta 4sqDay Badges & Contest

I don’t know about you guys, but I am pumped for 4sqDay! There are several businesses around metro Atlanta offering terrific one day check-in specials and the 4sqATL party at SweetWater is going to be awesome. Below is a recap of the badges that are available on 4/16 plus details on a Bing contest where Atlanta is one of only five cities participating.

Atlanta 4sqDay Party Official Venue – The official Atlanta 4sqDay party check-in location will be the SweetWater Brewing Company venue. There will be an ‘event’ associated with that venue for the Atlanta 4sqDay party that you can connect to your SWB venue check-in. This looks exactly like what you are already used to with other events like sports, movies, and concerts. Please do not create a separate event listing as we want all of the check-ins to be concentrated at one location. There has never been a Super Swarm badge unlocked at SweetWater Brewery (we tried in 2010) and I’m hoping that Monday will be the day it finally happens! Please RSVP on Meetup if you are planning on attending.

2012 4sqDay Badge – Earning the official foursquare badge is easy. Just check-in anywhere on Monday, April 16, 2012. Seriously. That’s it. Users who earn this limited edition badge will see the following unlock text:

In 2010, foursquare fans declared April 16 4sqDay (4/4^2 – nerds after our own heart!). Two years and two billion check-ins later, you’re still why we get out of bed each day. Thanks to all 20 million of you for making us part of your lives. Happy 4sqDay!

2012 Untappd 4sqDay Badge – The social network for beer enthusiasts is back with another 4sqDay badge (2011 version). This is one of my favorite applications that uses the foursquare API so I’m excited to see them return with a limited edition badge for 2012. To unlock the badge, you need to connect a beer check-in to a foursquare venue on April 16th (more details). They even set up a real time aggregator on their site showing all of the 4sqDay beer check-ins. Given the Atlanta 4sqDay party is at a brewery, there is no reason at all why we can’t dominate the top of the leaderboard just like we did for International IPA Day during the party at SweetWater. Be sure to log all of your beers that day and associate them to a location. If you don’t have an account, please create one before the event to help us take the crown as the #1 city in the world on Untappd.

2012 4sqATL Badge – We’ve teamed up again this year with Badgy, a local Atlanta start-up, to offer a badge just for the Atlanta foursquare community. All you need to do in order to unlock this badge is to send a tweet with the hashtag #4sqDayATL. Earning this one is nice and easy. Check out my Badgy profile.

Bing Contest – In honor of 4sqDay, Bing is hosting a sweepstakes and has identified Atlanta’s Official 4sqDay Event as one of five partners! For their national sweepstakes, Bing will be giving away six Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phones. Check out the exclusive details (and our shoutout!) on their official blog post.

As an addition to the National sweepstakes, Bing will be selecting two of our lucky event attendees to receive a $50 Live Nation Concert Cash code (Contest Rules). We are eligible for entry into both the National and Atlanta based sweeps prizing and can enter by doing the following:

1) Follow Bing on foursquare
2) Between 9:00AM-11:59AM PT on 4/16, check into ANY venue on foursquare with the hashtags #Bing4sq AND #4sqdayATL and push out your check-in to your Twitter handle for it to be counted.

On April 17th, Bing will contact you via DM on Twitter (account associated to your foursquare profile) if you are a winner of either our event sweeps or their larger National sweeps.

Good luck on the Bing contest and I hope everyone has a terrific 4sqDay here in Atlanta! Hit me up on Twitter if you have any questions.

Post by: Chad Elkins – Find Chad on Twitter and Foursquare