Foursquare Rewards Points Program Terms

Last Updated: February 21, 2023

NOTICE: Beginning April 21, 2023 at 12:00PM EDT (“Effective Date”), users will no longer have the ability to earn points through the Foursquare Rewards Points Program. Any reward points earned prior to the Effective Date can be redeemed until May 21, 2023 at 12:00PM EDT. At this time, the app will shut down.


The Foursquare Rewards Points Program (“Program”) is part of the Foursquare Rewards Application (“Application”) and is offered at the discretion of Foursquare Labs, Inc. (“Foursquare”). Foursquare has the right to terminate the Program, in whole or in part, or to change the rules, benefits, conditions of participation, at any time, with or without notice, even though changes may affect the value of rewards already accumulated. By creating an account or participating in the Program, you agree to the following Foursquare Rewards Points Program Terms (“Terms”). It is your responsibility to read and understand these Terms.

1. Program Description

The Program is a rewards program that allows you to earn points by performing certain activities (the “Points”). These Points can be redeemed for rewards.

2. Eligibility

The Program is free and open to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia who possess the legal authority to enroll and participate in the Program at the time of enrollment and who have mobile devices compatible with the Application. Void where prohibited by law.

3. Enrolling in the Program

If you meet the eligibility requirements described above, you may create an account and enroll in the Program by completing all of the following steps:

  • Download and install the Application on your compatible mobile device.
  • Open the Application, review the privacy policy, and accept these Terms and the Foursquare Consumer Services Term of Use.
  • Create an account by entering your name, country and valid email address, choosing a password, and selecting “Create Account.”

A Foursquare Rewards Points Program Account (“Account”) will be created for you after you enroll in the Program.

4. Account Limits

One Account per person. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of your Account information and you are encouraged to check your Account regularly. The person who is the holder of the email address used to register for the Program will be deemed the Account owner.

5. Points

The number of Points you earn and redeem will be tracked in your Account. You can earn Points in the following ways:

  • Location Sharing. You can earn Points for each hour Foursquare is able to collect GPS location information sent from your mobile device. Foursquare may not be able to collect GPS location information if your mobile device is not powered on, connected to a wireless network, operating the Application, and set to allow the Application to collect your GPS location when it is operating in the background. Additionally, Foursquare may not be able to collect GPS location information from your mobile device if your device has low battery life. On iOS mobile devices, Foursquare may not be able to collect your device’s GPS location while the Application is operating in the background if there has not been a significant change in the device’s location, such as 500 meters or more, in the last hour. Foursquare may not be able to collect your device’s GPS location if the Application is connected through a VPN.
  • Checking In. You can earn Points by checking in at up to three (3) different locations visited each day.
  • Profile Completion. You can earn Points for completing your profile. After submission of your completed profile, you will earn the number of Points offered in the Application.
  • Survey Completion. At Foursquare’s discretion, you may be offered the opportunity to complete surveys to earn points in the Application. To complete a survey, you must answer all required questions. You can earn points for each survey completed.
  • Referrals. You can earn Points by referring people to the Application. To earn Points for referrals, you can go to the Referrals section of the Application, select the “Refer now” button, and share a link with your unique code with your contacts. Once your contact has installed the Application using the unique code, created an account, you will both earn a one-time bonus points reward. You may earn additional points with five (5) successful referrals. You may only send the referral link if you have permission from the recipient to contact them via the contact method you select. Foursquare may terminate your Account if it suspects you have sent the referral link to recipients who you do not have permission to contact.
  • Promotional Points. Foursquare may offer the opportunity to earn additional Points for completing certain tasks in the Application. You can earn the Points offered by completing the task before the offer expires.

Foursquare’s decisions regarding the awarding of points are final and binding. Earned Points that are determined to be earned in violation of these Terms will be disqualified and removed from your Account. Points have no cash value and do not constitute your property. Points may be revoked at any time as described in these Terms. Foursquare may change the number of Points awarded for each activity as well as the activities eligible for Points at its discretion. If you believe that Points were not properly accrued to your Account, you must contact within ten (10) days of the award date.

6. Redeeming Points

Points may be redeemed by selecting the “Redeem” button on the home screen in the Application. Once on the redeem page, you can view the types of rewards available. Rewards are categorized under “Sweepstakes” or “Prizes”. You can also select “All” to review all available rewards. To select a reward, select on that reward, complete the required information and submit by selecting the button. The number of points required to redeem a reward may be modified by Foursquare at any time in its sole discretion. Points redeemed for sweepstakes entries are subject to the Foursquare Application Sweepstakes Terms. All Points redemptions are final.

7. Point Expiration

Unredeemed Points may expire if you do not earn any Points for ninety (90) days. After ninety (90) days, Foursquare may close your Account.

8. Additional Restrictions

You may not create an Account or participate in the Program for any commercial purpose. You may not sell Points or your Account. You may not transfer Points between Accounts or combine Accounts.

Points may not be sold, and are not transferable or assignable for any reason, including upon death, as part of a domestic relations matter, or otherwise by operation of law. There are no third party beneficiaries to these Terms.

9. Violations of these Terms or the Law

Foursquare may discontinue your participation privileges and terminate your Account in its sole discretion if it believes that you have acted in a manner inconsistent with these Terms or the law or have engaged in any fraudulent activity with respect to the Program. If your Account is terminated, your Point balance and any redeemed but unfulfilled rewards will be forfeited. In addition to forfeiture, Foursquare reserves the right to take any appropriate administrative and/or legal action as it deems necessary in its sole discretion.

10. Modifications to and Termination of the Program

Foursquare may modify, suspend, or terminate the Program and these Terms at any time in its sole discretion. These changes may impact or terminate your ability to earn and redeem Points. Foursquare will provide notice of modifications, suspensions, or termination of the Program by posting notice on its website, The current version of these Terms will be available at Any modification, suspension, or termination of the Program by Foursquare will be effective immediately upon posting notice. Your continued participation in the Program constitutes your acceptance of any changes to these Terms.

11. Errors and Disputes

Foursquare is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information supplied by you while participating in the Program. All disputes regarding eligibility, earning or redemption of Points, or your compliance with these Terms will be resolved by Foursquare in its sole discretion.

12. Limitation of Liability

Participation in the Program is subject to the disclaimers and limitations of liability found in the Consumer Terms of Service.

13. Arbitration and Class Action Waiver

The Arbitration provision of our Terms of Service applies to any disputes arising out of these Terms or your participation in the Program.

14. Waiver

No waiver of any provision of these Terms shall be deemed or shall constitute a waiver of any other provisions hereof (whether or not similar), nor shall waiver constitute a continuing waiver unless otherwise expressly provided.

15. Severability

If any provision of these Terms is unenforceable, the validity of the remaining provisions will not be affected.