Starting today on Facebook, local businesses will be able to offer you deals when you check in to “their place” on Facebook with your iPhone or other Mobile Touch device. This new Facebook feature allows you to see what offers are nearby and share those deals with your friends. This is WAY TOO AWESOME!
Here’s how it works…
1- On the latest version of Facebook for iPhone, touch “Check In.” at the top - under your LIVE FEED BUTTON - the pleaces will have a yellow icon:
2 - When you touch the Place, you can view the deal and check in to claim it:
3 - Then, just show your phone to the cashier to get your gift or discount:
**These deals come from merchants (not Facebook), so check with your local stores for additional details, such as when they’re running, how many of the offers are available, and whether a deal is just for you or also for your friends.
Also keep in mind that you’ll see a few different types of deals: individual deals for a discount, free merchandise or other rewards; friend deals where you and your friends claim an offer together; loyalty deals for being a frequent visitor to a place; and charity deals where businesses pledge to donate to a cause when you check in.