With Facebook Deals, you can locate daily deals at your favorite spots around town, as well as cash in on specials and giveaways featured by businesses. A lot of people see this as a revolutionary step in the adoption of “check-in” services and geolocation apps, and I’m inclined to agree with them.
What’s The Deal With Facebook Deals?
Here’s a picture-perfect example from Facebook’s blog:
Everyone likes getting a good deal, but it’s not always easy to find the right one at the moment you could use one. Imagine that while you’re looking for a new place to try for lunch, you could see offers from restaurants nearby on your phone. On the other hand, I already love Zachary’s Pizza, so imagine if I were rewarded for coming back there every week with my friends.
Facebook Deals allows local businesses to offer you deals when you check-in to their “place” on your phone’s Facebook app (iTunes link). When you are browsing places nearby, you will see a yellow icon next to the places that are currently running deals. You can also share those deals with your friends.
When you check-in to claim a deal, just show your phone to the cashier to get your gift or discount. There are different types of deals:
- Individual Deals – Discounts, free merchandise, etc. just for you.
- Friend Deals – You and your friends (who must be present) claim a deal together.
- Loyalty Deals – For being a frequent visitor to a place.
- Charity Deals – Where businesses pledge to donate to a cause when you check-in.
To see how this works, watch this short video by Facebook:
And If I Own A Business?
If you are a local business owner who wants to begin offering deals to your customers, it’s just as easy. Just watch this video and you’ll be well on your way:
What do you think of Facebook Deals? Are you going to be checking in?
Source: Facebook Blog