Facebook Deals launched today, attempting to marry the ideas of Foursquare and GroupOn, promising free stuff or exclusive extras- if you check-in on Facebook through their app or website, and connect to a store taking part.
We’ve assembled all the deals below.
Starbucks is offering free coffees from 9.30am today. The first 30,000 users who check in to their local branch will get a free tall filter coffee. You’ll also get free cake when you buy any two drinks on a Saturday next month. Who can say no to free cake?
Visit O2 and you’ll get 10% off all accessories, including their gaming gear in all stores. On Saturday 5 February, the first four customers to buy a new contract or upgrade their mobile phone will get a free Xbox360 from these shops- deep breath…
Aberdeen, Bon Accord, Dundee – Overgate, Glasgow, Buchanan Galleries, Londonderry – Foyleside, Chester, St Michaels Square, Liverpool, Central Station, Newcastle, Eldon Square, Edinburgh, 135 Princes Street, Fort Kinnaird, Northampton, Abbington Street, Scarborough, Bradford, Westgate Mall, Leeds, White Rose Centre, Colchester, Milton Keynes, Midsummer Place, Manchester Trafford Centre, Unit L78, Llandudno, Stafford, Dudley, Merry Hill, Cribbs Causeway, Hounslow, Bluewater, Upper Thames Walk, London, Notting Hill Gate, Portsmouth, The Cascades, Brighton, Western Road, Thurrock, 251 Lakeside.
The first two customers will receive a free PlayStation3 in these stores;
Perth, Birkenhead, Blackburn, Edinburgh, St James Centre, Watford, 29 The Harlequin, Bury, Birmingham, Bullring Level 2, Cardiff, St Davids, and London,The Strand.
At the O2 Arena, checking in will also net you 20% off Usher’s latest album and a free remix of Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home) from the official merchandise stand on the London dates of his OMG Tour this week. No limited numbers on this deal.
YO! Sushi are giving away 2000 free meals. The first 1000 diners to check-in at any of their restaurants, tag their friend and flash the confirmation message on their phone to staff will get free food and drinks. We expect queues this week. (Sadly, no deal at the restuarants in Edinburgh Airport, Heathrow T3, Selfridges London, Selfridges Birmingham, Selfridges Manchester Trafford Centre and Westfield White City.)
Debenhams are having a Valentines Day special, with over 1000 free mascaras and make-overs to give away to the first 10 check-ins at each Benefit counter at their stores across the UK.
Mazda dealers are offering a substantial 20% chop off the purchase of an MX-5. (That’s around £3400) if you buy one from today until 7th March 2011, Mazda also have a competition to win 1 of 5 Mazda MX-5 Miyako’s for the summer.
Some companies are offering charity contributions if you check into their stores. Argos will be donating £1 to Teenage Cancer Trust from the first 10,000 customers to check-in this week, while Benetton will be supporting Architecture for Humanity, and will donate two pounds/two Euros for every check-in at one of the 3000 Benetton stores across Europe.
We’ll be keeping you updated on future offers when they appear.