Fixer Upper Badge
  • ChaunceChaunce April 2011

    How to unlock:
    1. Checkin 5 times to a “Hardware” or to 3 unique “Hardware” venues.
    2. To level up checkin to 5 more unique “Hardware” venues (levels 2-10)
    3. If checking into the same venue only 1 checkin a day will count for this badge

    Badge unlocks worldwide

    Unlock instructions verified on: 11/01/2011


    Any venue with the main category of "Hardware Store" will work

    Unlock Message:
    "Whether you're here for 1/4" electro-galvinized roofing nails or that hammer-machine-saw-thingy, here's to getting stuff done!"
  • Pete_NicePete_Nice April 2011
    It took me about 8 checkins at 6 venues, just FYI.
  • ChaunceChaunce April 2011
    It's weird, I checked in to the same Ace Hardware two different times. Then I checked into a Home Depot, and in that same day checked into that same Ace Hardware... and unlocked it.

    It's a weird one like Great Outdoors. Hope someone has more insight
  • JR1JR1 April 2011
    i got it in 3 checkins... all 3 had hardware in the title of the name of the venue and were also tagged as hardware.
  • ChaunceChaunce April 2011
    Very interesting. Will have to test that out.
  • JR1JR1 April 2011
    the funny part is the venues that i checked into werent even catagorized as hardware at all, just had it in the title and the tag. the venues were

  • vecvec April 2011
    Make sure that the main category is Hardware. It should have the Wrench icon for the venue. 3 Home Depots did it for me.

  • CeeDotA April 2011
    That's what worked for me. Home Depot, Lowe's, and an Ace Hardware unlocked it for me.
  • JimMasulloJimMasullo April 2011
    Thanks. I've already done all of the above suggestions and still it's not unlocked for me. Guess I'll just have to pass on this one. When foursquare makes it too hard it's no longer fun.
  • RebeccaRebecca April 2011
    Yeah I've checked into 4 different Hardware stores (2 Home Depots, 1 Lowes & 1 Menards), I've checked in at least 2 times at each of them, they are all categorized correctly, but still no badge.
  • ZalabardZalabard April 2011
    Me too...
  • ZalabardZalabard April 2011
    Now I just did it with these three venuses: Hardware Bussiness (West Dover, VT) Aubuchon Hardware (West Dover, VT) Hardy Things (West Dover, VT)
    They all have the wrench sign... be sure!! The ones at the beginning did not work for me.
  • MatrixityMatrixity May 2011
    I got this badge and it shows on foursquare in color. In my phone in the gallery it is grayed out? Why is that happenning? Why is is gray?
  • JR1JR1 May 2011
    it just depends on the page u r looking at to see what badges you have. is going to be the up-to-date correct list of ur badges. i get the same thing all the time too... and if u ever look at foursquare mobile they will only have like 40% of the badges you have in color on there and the rest grayed out. u still have the badge just not everything gets updated on all devices ans api's
  • Hey peeps, hope this helps to those who haven't unlocked it. I just got this badge this weekend. I actually checked into an Ace Hardware and a Home Depot, both in the same day. The following day I checked into the same Ace Hardware and a Sherwin Williams. I got the badge when I checked into the Sherwin Williams.
  • TymoraTymora July 2011
    I checked into 3 different ones in one day then tested the same Home Depot 3 days in a row. Both worked
  • ruffian23 July 2011
    I checked into my third Hardware venue today and no luck:

    They're all correctly categorized and my check-ins at all three were successful with no errors. =/ Sounds like for some reason this problem isn't uncommon, so I'll just keep trying.
  • JR1JR1 July 2011
    I just tested it using your 3 venues on a blank history and got the badge. I don't know why it did not unlock for you.
  • TymoraTymora July 2011
    @ruffian23 I checked into your 3 venues one after another with a clean account and the badge unlocked for me. Try deleting the three prior check ins and re-checking in using the mobile site. Also, how old are your first two c/i's? Some badges require that you do the c/i's within a certain amount of time. I haven't tested a "within a month" stipulation for this badge so that may be the problem. Let me know if you have any luck!
  • JR1JR1 July 2011
    Foursquare "core" badges thus far have all used a min. of your past 60 days of history for a badge. It's the same history timeframe they use for determining mayorships.
  • ruffian23 July 2011
    I checked back into both McLendon's and Lowe's today. Still no badge. I guess it has a problem with one of those venues and I should try a different place altogether? =/
  • ruffian23 July 2011
    All three check-ins were within the last 60 days, though the first may have been more than 30 days ago. How bizarre. I tried deleting the most recent check-in and re-checking in on the mobile site as Tymora suggested (didn't want to do this for the first two, since I wasn't at those locations today) and still no badge. I'll just find a reason to go back to one of the other two places and give it another shot.
  • MorrMorr July 2011
    I got this badge after checking into 2 different home depo 3 times each, lowes 3 times, ace 3 times and an 2 miscellaneous hardware stores. I think maybe it has to be onnthe weekend
  • JR1JR1 July 2011
    There are unlocks listed on twitter for this badge daily. Day of the week does not matter.
  • TymoraTymora July 2011
    @Morr I got mine on a wednesday at 2 or 3 am so I don't think so
  • TymoraTymora July 2011
    @ruffian23 idk they worked for me and jr. That is strange. Try the same one over 3 days
  • ruffian23 July 2011
    Same one over three days didn't work either. It just doesn't like me. =( There aren't any other hardware stores convenient to my usual whereabouts, but I guess I'll have to try a different store when I get a chance. And here I thought this would be an easy badge.
  • RainWave23RainWave23 July 2011
    @ruffian23 the only thing I can think of is you're not getting credit for the check-ins. this could be due to rapid fire, too many check-ins in one day, or you're too far away from the venue so it's not giving you credit. just a thought.
  • ruffian23 July 2011
    I'm definitely getting credit for all of the check-ins. I've checked to make sure each time (I get points for them), and I'm always at the venue when I check-in, and the check-ins haven't been close in time to other check-ins. =/
  • TymoraTymora July 2011
    @ruffian23 this is a long shot but did you look at your badges? I've had about 3 badges pop without even getting the unlock message. It happened twice when I earned 2 or 3 badges on the same check in and once it was just a weird glitch. No notice of any kind and I panicked and checked my badges anyway and there it was.
  • ruffian23 July 2011
    Yep, I've looked and it's not there. It sounds like for some people it's taking more check-ins or more venues, so hopefully one of these days it will unlock.
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