It seems like every day it costs me more and more to fill my car with gas. So when I go shopping, I want to make sure I don’t waste time and money. As I think about the apps that will help me go shopping, the last thing I need is to play games that use up more of my gas money.
With Foursquare, the app assumes you don’t know what you’re looking for, and it tries to make a game out of getting you to shop around. Unfortunately, that requires you to visit multiple stores in order to gain the benefits. It doesn’t matter how many rewards you unlock, or how many badges you earn, it’s not going to cover the cost of gas. […]