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Facebook Deals move as social network lauches group discount service

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Facebook has confirmed several major partners for the UK launch of the service, which rewards users for visits to different locations by logging their whereabouts on the site via their mobile phones.

Starting today, as revealed first by The Telegraph, the first 30,000 Facebook users who check in at participating Starbucks stores across the UK, will be able to claim a free filter coffee.

Debenhams is set to give away 1,000 Benefit mascaras and free makeovers to those who check in at its stores on Valentines Day and Mazda is going to give away five cars, every month for five months, and a 20 per cent discount to anyone who checks in a Mazda showroom on certain models.

There are different type of deals as well. For instance, Benetton and Argos have launched deals which are linked to charitable donations. Facebook users will also sometimes receive discounts and free products from gaining loyalty points through continued check ins at the same places and sometimes by taking a friend to a shop or a restaurant too.

Emily White Facebook’s director of local, said that the service would be offering deals at local smaller shops and restaurants soon, but had decided to launch the product in the UK, and four other European countries (Spain, France, Italy and Germany) with major brands such as Yo! Sushi.

Facebook currently makes no money from these partnerships but did not rule out cashing in on people’s purchases initiated via check ins in the future.

When Places Deals launched in the US at the end of 2010, some of the initial partners included Macys, Gap and Starbucks.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/8292744/Facebook-Places-UK-Deals-Starbucks-O2-and-Yo-Sushi-sign-up.html

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not a bad move

how much is Zuckerburg worth now?

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yep yep let everyone embrace this cos they want a free coffee

the day will come when you will have to "check in" to buy a meal to survive

f*ck*ng technosheep

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wont be doing it

why should people be able to view my exact location

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if youre on fb you wont survive 2012

cant say too much

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not a bad move

how much is Zuckerburg worth now?

accordingto Wikipedia he is worth $12.5 billion

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two sides to this, advertising starbucks to you 400+ fb friends for a free cup of coffee

also a mildly subversive way for the gov to track your whereabouts

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Set up a seperate new account and dont add any friends to it. Check in every time you walk past a certain shop on your way to work and claim some free sh*t.

Im in.

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yep yep let everyone embrace this cos they want a free coffee

the day will come when you will have to "check in" to buy a meal to survive

f*ck*ng technosheep

so?

we call it evolution

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