Location-based social network Foursquare has teemed up with several daily deals sites to bring special personalised offers on the go. The new Specials are launching this week on BlackBerry, Android and iPhone for users in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
If you haven't got into the daily deals scene yet, but are a Foursquare user, this might tip the scales for you, since the deals basically follow you wherever you go. As Foursquare puts it:
If you're walking around and see a Special you like, a couple taps in your app and you'll be able to buy it, all without leaving foursquare. And if you find a good Special while browsing on foursquare.com, you can buy it there, too.
The current deals will be coming from LivingSocial, Gilt City, zozi, BuyWithMe and AT&T Interactive. Groupon is glaringly missing from the partnership list, so we'll have to wait to see if talks of partnerships will pan out.
Expanding the Foursquare Specials platform to more partners [Foursquare blog via CNET]