Following earlier Facebook Mobile updates for Android and Windows Phone 7, starting from today European Facebook users in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain can check in on Facebook and claim special offers, rewards and discounts from top brands. What's more by checking in, users will share these benefits with friends on Facebook so they can take advantage of them too. Part of Facebook Places, Facebook Deals helps users find offers in local area from a mobile phone or discover money-saving tips from friends through the News Feed. Finding deals near you is easy: Using your mobile browser or the latest version of the Facebook app, open "Places" and then click "Check In".
A list of Nearby Places will appear and a yellow ticket will show next to Places that are offering deals. When you touch the Place you can view the Deal and check in to claim it. Then just show your phone to the shop assistant or waiter to redeem your Deal. You'll see a few different types of Deals: Individual Deals offer a one-time discount, free merchandise or other reward; Friend Deals offer deals that you and your friends can claim when you check-in together; Loyalty Deals reward you for being a frequent customer; and Charity Deals allow businesses to donate to a particular cause when you check in.
Facebook Deals is now supported on Android, Windows Phone 7 and iPhone as well as on any smartphone, supporting Facebook's touch-friendly mobile site.
Cheers ~ Arne