In an increasingly digital world, it’s always nice to get something tangible. Cue: Swarm, the app that “turns every day into a game.” The check-in app, an offshoot of Foursquare, just announced that it’s turning users’ check-ins into real-world prizes. Yep, you don’t really have to do anything differently. Just keep doing what you’re doing — checking into your fave spots. So, go out this summer and have FUN.
Swarm Perks links up with existing discounts available at over 60 national chains. When a user checks in at that location, a pop-up will appear with all the store’s promotions. A bar code will pop up for whatever discount the user chooses to use. Then, at the end of the sale, a cashier scans the code and the customer instantly saves money. CHA-CHING!
The second part of this new reveal turns Swarm into a week-long scavenger hunt. After completing that week’s required check-ins — something like two check-ins at outdoor locations — you’ll be entered to win $10,000 for a dream trip, cruises, cool gadgets, spa gift certificates or maybe even concert tickets. The grand prizes change every week.
Um, a summer vacay with Foursquare footing the bill? Sign us up! Now if only we could get all of our apps to reward us just for using them. Your move, Instagram.
Will you play Swarm’s game? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Photos via Swarm)