Citizen Mayor contest tweaked

(Source: Foursquare)
(Source: Foursquare)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah's Citizen Mayor contest that's giving away $25 worth of free parking has changed slightly.

Foursquare is a free geolocation check-in network that allows users to share the venue or location with their friends. Foursquare crowns a user as mayor if they have the most checkins at the same venue.

The month-long contest enters those who have checked in on Foursquare at any of the city's garages into a weekly drawing. The city's contest rules were updated on Wednesday, because it would be difficult to unseat the city's Director of Mobility and Parking Sean Brandon as Foursquare mayor of those garages.

Instead of claiming the Foursquare mayor title of a garage to win a $25 Parking Smart Card, participants are automatically entered into a weekly drawing during December just by checking in on Foursquare to any of the parking garages on Thursdays or Fridays in December.

How to enter the contest:

Use Foursquare to check in to any city parking garage by noon every Thursday or Friday from now until Dec. 30. Participants should stay checked in to that garage until noon.

Each Thursday and Friday, the Public Information Office will gather the Foursquare usernames of those who are currently checked in to city garages

A winner is randomly picked from the pool of names.

Winners will be announced on the city's Facebook page,, and notified via Twitter.

Those entering the contest should also include their Facebook or Twitter links on their Foursquare profile so they can be easily contacted if they are a winner. If winners are unable to be reached or if the same person wins back to back, another name will be drawn. If there are no eligible winners, no prize will be awarded that day.

The Citizen Mayor contest is part of the city's holiday parking incentive program, which is in its third week.

Each Thursday and Friday, from now til Dec. 30, the first three hours of parking is free in any city garage.

Parking Smart cards are on sale for 50 percent off their face value.

For more information, go to or call 912.651.6470.

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