Facebook is an awesome social platform and a great place to relax, joke and play games with friends, business partners and acquaintances. And it is also known as a big time sink. Wont it be awesome if you could get great deals and discounts on products from Facebook? Enters the Facebook CheckIn Deals.
What is it?
Facebook CheckIn Deals is a free and easy way for businesses to share special discounts and promotions directly from their facebook page. It is Facebook’s attempt to enter into the online discounts market that is heavily dominated by Groupon(and I believe it’s also an attempt to make people publicise their locations on facebook ). You can use it to save at your favorite retailers, restaurants, entertainment venues and more by using Facebook on your mobile phone. It is available to all facebook users who into login on their mobile phones.
Is this even useful?
Unless you are one of those who don’t like making savings on shopping and deals, then you will find these useful. You can find great deals, get individual discounts, share deals with your friends, earn rewards and secure donations for good causes.
Okay, am convinced! How do I get and redeem facebook checkin deals?
To find a deal,
Step1: Login into Facebook on mobile using either the Facebook for Iphone app, the Facebook for Every Phone App or m.facebook.com. Select Places.
Step 2: Tap/click on any business with a yellow or green icon besides its name. Those are the ones with available deals. Click on any of them to check the available deals.
Step 3: To redeem a checkin deal, show up at the business with your phone and claim your deal.
Some extra things you should know about Facebook Checkin Deals.
- Check-in deals are available on m.facebook.com and the latest version of the Facebook for iPhone app.
- Each deal will include specific instructions for redeeming your deal.
- Redeeming a check-in deal follows the same privacy settings as any check in with Places.
- There are four types of check-in deals: Individual Deal, Friend Deal, Loyalty Deal, and Charity Deal.
- If you have a business, and you are looking for a way to setup Facebook Checkin for your business, consult this facebook setup guide.
Have you found any great deal or discount through Facebook Checkin Deals? Or have another awesome tip about this? Feel free to share in the comments.