Foursquare for BlackBerry updates to v1.9.97 - Link your AmEx card to your account and reap the benefits!

By Michelle Haag on 23 Jun 2011 07:19 pm EDT

Foursquare for BlackBerry has just updated to v1.9.97 and has an exciting new feature. You can now link your Foursquare account to your American Express card for more rewards! Simply link the accounts, check in on Foursquare at participating merchants and tap "load to card" in the special, then pay with your AmEx card. On your next AmEx statement, you'll see the credits applied from the specials. 

From the Foursquare blog:

Last March, we rolled out a small test with American Express: link your AmEx and foursquare accounts, spend at least $5 at a local merchant in Austin, and get a $5 savings applied directly to your monthly statement. When we launched, the response was overwhelmingly positive. So, after SxSW, we sat down with American Express to plot the future.

Today, we’re happy to announce that the partnership is going national. Across the whole country, at select merchants, you can now check-in with foursquare, pay with your American Express card, and get big savings on your monthly statement.
More businesses are going to be joining soon, and we’ll share those as they go live. Redeeming these Specials is a totally effortless experience. If you’re a cardmember, link your accounts now to start saving!

They are kicking off the new features with specials at H&M (Spend $75, get $10 back) and Sport Authority (Spend $50, get $20 back) nationwide, as well as some restaurants in New York. This service is effortless to use as you don't have to clip coupons or even show your phone to a cashier; credits are automatic. Full details can be found on the Foursquare blog, including instructions on linking your American Express card to your Foursquare account. 

Full details and instructions on the Foursquare blog
To download Foursquare for BlackBerry v1.9.97

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Reader comments

Foursquare for BlackBerry updates to v1.9.97 - Link your AmEx card to your account and reap the benefits!


i just went to the foursquare site directly. Lets hope this also fixes the gps, 1.9.96 was way off for me

While I really like Foursquare the poor (very poor) GPS locating is getting on my nerves. Please @foursquare fix this asap.

My BIS disappears for minutes on end everytime i login to foursquare or try to sign in. Several updates and issue remains same. Anyone experiencing this as well..? BB9700 on OS6.

Was hopinf they fixed the GPS issue that they screwed up after 1.9.85 but of course they didn't! Nevermind this amex support, fix the damn GPS issue, now that would make us happy! Come on Foursquare, great app until now!!!

It costs the merchant a fee about 3% when the customer pays with an Amex card, compared to less than 2% using Visa and Mastercard... why would I give an incentive to the customer to pay using his Amex card? The only people paying with an Amex card are 1. Costco customers and 2. people who want their AirMiles or any other kind of reward program...

I just don't need this .97 with the pointless Amex deals... I need a GPS fix.

Fully agreed!!!! Enough with the updates adding features, fix the feature the app needs...... GPS!!!! All other apps that use GPS on my Torch are working perfectly and Foursquare worked great until the update after version 1.9.85!!!

Does this program work in Canada?
Tried to sync the Amex card, but got a please call your Amex peeps...