Foursquare addicts can unlock a 2013 Groundhog Day badge on Feb. 2, 2013. If you happen to be in Gobbler's Knob this year, you can also get a free Groundhog prize just for showing your check-in.
Even if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on Saturday and we're in for six more weeks of winter, you will still get the Foursquare badge.
For the third year in a row, Foursquare has partnered with the Pennsylvania Tourism Office to give users an opportunity to get this coveted badge that will give you groundhog bragging rights.
How to Unlock the 2013 Groundhog Day Badge on Foursquare:
- Follow visitPA on Foursquare by going to foursquare.com/visitpa
- Check in anywhere in the world and shout “groundhog” between 12:00am – 11:59pm EST on February 2, 2013
- If you check in from Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania, show your check-in to the attendant at the Groundhog RV to receive a Groundhog prize.
Last year 26,903 Foursquare users worldwide checked-in on Foursquare to shout “groundhog” and earned the 2012 Groundhog badge. Add the 2013 badge to your collection on Saturday and then cross your fingers that Phil doesn't see his shadow so spring will arrive soon.
Find out if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on Groundhog Day by watching a live streaming webcast online at approximately 7:25 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.