Facebook Deals for Places: New Facebook Feature


Yesterday Facebook launched Deals for Places, an add-on to Facebook Places which brings discounts and deals to Facebook users at businesses large and small. The Facebook Deals will be rolling out to users over the next few days and will be delivering buy-one get-one free deals at restaurants, cheap sports tickets, an extra night at the Palms, free Jeans from the GAP and more — just for checking into a business with Facebook Places on your mobile phone.

The new offers from Deals for Places are similar to the discounts we have seen for Foursquare and Gowalla users, which reward users for checking into a location on their smart phone. Checking in at a store basically means you have opened an app on your phone that can determine your rough location, and clicking a button that marks you as visiting. Other check in services, like ShopKick, use a audio-based system to prove you’re in the store.

The new Deals for Places offerings look similar to other location-based discounts, but in many cases is a bigger discount than you’ll find on Foursquare or other location-based check ins.

The following stores, teams and hotels are offering discounts on Facebook Deals for Places in the coming weeks

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  • 24 Hour Fitness: Donating $1 to Kaboom to support children’s health for everyone who checks in to its fitness clubs.
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: Hosting a free screening for whichever of its movie theaters gets the most check-ins, as well as giving free souvenir Facebook Places pint glasses just for showing that you’ve claimed the deal.
  • American Eagle Outfitters: Offering 20% off.
  • Chipotle: Giving its Facebook guests two entrees for the price of one.
  • Gap: Giving blue jeans to the first 10,000 customers to claim their deal.
  • Golden State Warriors: Inviting those who check in on Facebook to an exclusive event with a basketball player on the NBA team from Oakland, Calif.
  • Harrah’s: Offering a complimentary roller coaster ride, nightclub admission, buffet or other gift to people who stop by any of its 10 Las Vegas resorts.
  • H&M: Offering 20% off.
  • Lululemon: Sharing the gift of yoga by giving guests a pass to a local yoga studio.
  • Macy’s: Offering 20% off select merchandise.
  • McDonald’s: Giving $1 per customer to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
  • The Palms: Upgrading your room or extending your weekend at the hotel another night — on the house.
  • REI: Donating $1 to a local conservation non-profit when you visit its stores.
  • San Francisco 49ers: Giving the first 200 fans who check in the opportunity to buy tickets to a subsequent football game for just (you guessed it) $49.
  • Starbucks: Donating $1 per guest to Conservation International.
  • TAO and LAVO: Adding you and a friend to an upcoming guest list at one of the nightclubs for checking in.
  • Texas Tech: Giving away 100 pairs of tickets.
  • University of California at Berkeley: Letting football fans who check in form the human “tunnel” through which the players run.
  • University of Nebraska: Inviting attendees to a meet-and-greet with a Husker living legend.

To get a discount on Deals for Places you need to search for nearby places on the Facebook iPhone app or point your phone’s web browser to touch.facebook.com where you can find “Places” and “Check In.”

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