It turns out foursquare can be a force in promoting positive actions in our lives. They’ve previously announced badge partnerships with RunKeeper and HealthMonth, and earndit offers points for checking in at the gym. Now DailyFeats has added foursquare integration and awards points for all sorts of checkins. You can redeem those points for gift cards at popular stores.
DailyFeats is a site that lets you “check in” the positive actions in your life, from working out, to eating fruit, to doing activities with your kids. You get points for each “feat” you do, with higher point values awarded for more difficult and rare tasks like visiting the dentist or going on a hike. You’re awarded extra points if other users give “props” (does anyone actually say that anymore?) to your checkins. DailyFeats also allows you to schedule feats for future dates and invite friends to join you in accomplishing them.
By linking your account to foursquare (click “My Account” at the top of the page), your checkins are automatically tied to certain feats. A pool checkin, for instance, counts as a !goswimming feat and a yoga studio checkin counts as a !yoga feat. There are more than 60 links between foursquare categories and feats.
The points you accumulate can be redeemed for gift cards to places like Best Buy, Home Depot, Amazon.com, and Toys R Us. Most feats are worth between 2 and 6 points, and rewards start at 1000 points for a $10 gift card. If you’re diligent about checking in your feats, you could rack up that many points in a short period; if you rely solely on your foursquare checkins it could take a bit longer.
DailyFeats looks to be a fun, social way to encourage positive activities and reward users in ways they can actually use. Their foursquare integration makes it easy to accumulate points just be doing your normal activities.
What do you think of DailyFeats? Is this a good way to encourage positive actions?