Saving money with Facebook: Offers and checking in to locations

There are lots of places to find digital coupons. You’ll find manufacturer coupons for the grocery store in one place, and free shipping codes for online purchases on another site. Now, you can save money just by logging into Facebook. These new ads are different from the ones you’re used to seeing on the right hand side of your Facebook page. Facebook “Offers” appear in  your news feed.

When you “Like” a business page, you are entitled to special promotions from that company. Some are providing their loyal “likers” an “offer” for money off a product. When a deal or promotion is underway from a company you liked, you’ll see it in y our news feed.

This is a way for businesses to promote themselves, but also a chance for them to get to know their customers. The advertiser has access to your information when you “Like” their page.  If this sounds interesting to you, you may consider “liking” a few more pages so you can take advantage of the deals.

These promotions may seem amazing on the surface. Just read the fine print so you know the limitations.

When you see an offer in your news feed, you simply hit “Get Offer” to claim it. The deal is emailed to your account on file.

If you haven’t taken advantage of this yet, perhaps you’ve seen a friend take advantage of an offer. When a friend gets an offer, it appears in your news feed.

The offers are for in store, in store or online, or online only.

Another way to cash in on deals is to check-in with Facebook. There are very few offered in downtown Cleveland, but it’s worth it to check your area. You can search by zip code to see if there are any worth using.