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April 16th is coming and the preparation for the biggest day of the year is starting. Yahoooo!!!

But what can we do to organize an unforgettable day? This is a problem for everyone who try to manage a big or even a small event.

Here in the Portland area we’ve had a great turnout for our Foursquare Day event both years. After each event we take in feedback about how to make the celebration even better. Last years feedback gave us an idea. Watch the video and share your thoughts on how Foursquare Day can engage more local businesses in 2012 than ever before!

What if Foursquare Day kicked off a week-long celebration to cast a broader spotlight on more local businesses?

The Foursquare Day Tampa Puzzle Hunt is on! Each participating puzzle piece “hunter” will need to find four unique puzzle pieces from participating businesses. Each participating business will receive only one type of the four-piece puzzle for participants to collect. Want to participate? First RSVP to the Tampa SWARM and then follow this guide to collecting puzzle pieces.

Puzzle Piece Hunter Instructions

  1. Print out this page.
  2. Visit these businesses listed below ask for a puzzle piece. Plan a route for maximum coverage!
  3. Collect 4 unique pieces to complete your puzzle.
  4. Send at least one Tweet with the #4SQDay tag.
  5. Bring your finished puzzle to the Tampa Swarm to enter to win great prizes!

Want to know what you can win?

You’ll be entered in the drawing for Foursquare Day t-shirts (sponsored by and other awesome prizes!

Keep in mind…

  • No one knows what the puzzle pieces look like or which businesses have each piece. The pieces have been delivered in super-secret envelopes and even the Foursquare Day HQ team members are “in the dark”.
  • Your first puzzle piece will have more instructions to help you find the other three unique pieces.
  • Puzzle pieces at each location are limited, so don’t be too late!
  • If you don’t find all four pieces you may trade with others during the Tampa Swarm party.
  • Each Puzzle Stop is offering a special promotion for Foursquare Day. Make sure to ask about the promotions and support local businesses. Also, no businesses will give out pieces prior to the morning of Foursquare Day on Friday April 16.
  • Winners must be present at the Tampa Swarm party (with all four puzzle pieces in-hand) to win.

Need help finding those pieces?

@GITtampa and @4SQDayTampa will be dropping hints and making announcements about the “puzzle stops”. Be sure to follow them on Twitter to keep up with the game. Also, your first puzzle piece will give you more instructions to help you find all four.

If you have any question send us an e-mail.

Where can you find pieces to the Foursquare Day puzzle?

Banana’s Music

10:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: (727) 327-4616
Twitter: @bananasmusic
Facebook Fan Page:

Location: 2226 16th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Description: To celebrate Foursquare Day we are offering a 10% discount on any purchase of $25 or more (new items not included). Show us your check-in on 4/16 to get a puzzle piece and then come back on 4/17 to help us celebrate Record Store Day, too!

Banana’s Music is the world’s largest record store with over 3 million Lp’s and 45’s available – and we’re right in Tampa Bay’s backyard! In addition to records, we also have CD’s, tapes, and videos in over 14,000 sq. feet of space in two warehouses which are across the street from one another.

Bohemian Vintage

12:01 AM — 11:59 PM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: (813) 443-5637
Twitter: @bohemianvintage
Facebook Fan Page:

Location: 3418 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33629

Description: $10 off any purchase over $50!

Bright Eyes Family Vision Care

10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: (813) 792-0637
Twitter: @brighteyestampa
Facebook Fan Page:
More Information:

Location: 10108 Montague St, Tampa, FL 33626

Description: Show your check-in on Foursquare Day April 16 and save 50% on all frames, lenses, & lens treatments.

Buffalo Wild Wings Foursquare Day Special

5:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: (813) 814-9900
Facebook Fan Page:

Location: 4058 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, FL 34677

Description: Buffalo Wild Wings is offering $5 off $25 tab to our FourSquare participants when you check in and give us a shout out! Don’t forget to ask for your puzzle piece!

We also have our Beers of the Month, Coors Light & Heineken, for $3.50 in a TALL!

Cafe Hey

7:00 AM — 9:00 PM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: (813) 221-5150
Twitter: @cafehey
Facebook Fan Page:

Location: 1540 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Description: Free iced tea, or a free cookie. Also, $1 off their Super Toddy Hazelnut Iced Coffee.

Cafe Kili

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: (813) 988-2879
Facebook Group Page:

Location: 5731 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Florida 33617

Description: Buy a sandwich get a regular coffee for free!

Dishtopia & The Anytime Tea Bar

10:00 AM — 8:00 PM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: (813) 874-3474
Twitter: @dishtopia
Facebook Fan Page:

Location: 3401 Henderson Blvd, Suite A, Tampa, FL 33609

Description: Specials all day long including free tea for the Mayor. Simply mention Foursquare and receive 20% off teas and foods all day long! Join us from 6:00 to 8:00 that same evening for free musical entertainment!

Inkwood Books

10:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: (813) 253-2638
Facebook Fan Page:

Location: 216 South Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL 33609

Description: 20% off any purchase!

Kaleisia Tea Lounge

10:00 AM — 10:00 PM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: (813) 977-8266
Twitter: @kaleisia
Facebook Fan Page:

Location: 1441 E. Fletcher Ave #133, Tampa, FL 33612

Description: EVERYONE who checks in at Kaleisia on Foursquare Day gets 25% OFF, except for the mayor. The mayor gets 50% OFF!

Mojo Books & Music

10:30 AM — 8:00 PM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: (813) 971-9717
Twitter: @mojotampa
Facebook Fan Page:

Location: 2558 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612

Description: 20% off everything!

Pet Treats A Go Go

10:30 AM — 6:30 PM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: (813) 258-9181
Twitter: @wagpetboutique
Facebook Fan Page:

Location: 304 E Davis Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

Description: 15% off of all dog and cat treats! This includes the following brands: Innova, Evo, California Natural, Zukes, Dogswell, Plato, NuHemp, Thrive!, Stella & Chewy’s, PureBites, Fruitables, Planet Dog, Mulligans Stew, Merrick and MORE!

Wag is a holistic pet boutique that offers a wide variety of all natural pet foods, treats, supplements, shampoos, innovative toys, collars, leashes and canine etiquette classes.

Stone Chase Grill

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: 813-818-8000

Location: 12227 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, FL 33626

Description: $5 Flats for Foursquare players

West Park Bagel

6:30 AM — 9:00 PM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: (813) 920-9240
Facebook Fan Page:

Location: 10112 Montague St., Tampa, FL 33602

Description: 20% off order with check in!

Why Not Boutique

10:30 AM — 6:00 AM
Foursquare Venue:
Phone: 813-374-2394
Twitter: @whynotboutique
Facebook Fan Page:

Location: 3217A South MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33629

Description: Why Not Boutique is your one stop shop for everything green, fair trade, or made in the United States. Stop by during foursquare day and get:

$10 off your purchase over $50!!

Zim Zari

Foursquare Venue:
Phone: (727) 375-9755
Twitter: @zimzari
Facebook Fan Page:

Location: 3230 Little Rd., Trinity, FL 34655

Description: $2 tacos and happy hour pricing to foursquare players all day.

Are you already the “Mayor McCheese” of your local McDonald’s on Foursquare? Get excited because this Friday the 16th could be your lucky day. We are very proud to announce that McDonald’s are joining the celebration of Foursquare Day by offering special deals for Foursquare users on April 16th 2010.

Rick Wion, social media director for McDonald’s said “Foursquare day is a cool way for friends and strangers to connect at the places they love, like McDonald’s.”

McDonald’s is a name known in every corner of the globe and a way of life in most communities around the world. Simon Cousins chief executive of China PR agency, Illuminant Partners said “In my home market of mainland China, McDonald’s restaurants are — quite seriously — romantic date destinations for young adult sweethearts. McDonalds’s occupies a different and much higher position in the social food chain. McDonald’s restaurants are known to be hip, fashion forward, edgy places to meet with a good value for food.”

For such a large company their heart is in supporting local business, McDonald’s is part of communities across the United States and most are run by local businessmen and women. In fact, 85% of McDonald’s 14,000 restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees.

It’s exciting to have McDonald’s on board in support of Foursquare Day, as they are also a part of the local Tampa social media community with their McDonald’s Tampa Bay twitter account

Stay tuned to the official McDonald’s twitter account at for special deals and Foursquare Day promotions.

Things are moving amazingly quickly! It has been less than 24 hours since the swarm challenge concept was posted and already we have these known challenges:

  • North Andover challenged Little Rock
  • Tampa challenged NYC
  • Pittsburgh challenged Tampa
  • San Francisco challenged Portland
  • Melbourne challenged Sydney
  • Atlanta challenged Denver
  • Pune, India challenged Bellafontaine, Ohio
  • Beijing challenged Los Angeles


  • Kuala Lumpur challenged Hong Kong!
  • Beijing challenged Shanghai
  • Richmond, VA challenged Roanoke, VA

Pay attention to this page, because we’ll be tracking the Swarm Challenges here and tweeting updates with the hastag #swarmchal. And of course, when the dust settles, we’ll announce the WINNERS!

And just to keep it interesting, here are rumors and questions we’ve been hearing….

  • We know that DC is mulling it over, choosing their victims with care!
  • Cincinnati is Sharp and primed for a challenge, is anyone going to step up?
  • Where is my dear Chicago in all of this?