Deals on Facebook test launched, to offer online discounts to friends

By on Apr 27, 2011 in Internet, Lifestyle, Shopping, Technology, United States Comments

Facebook launched on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 its own online discount deal called ‘Deals on Facebook‘, and dubbed as better with friends.

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As announced on its official blog, Facebook said Deals will initially be available residents of Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego, and San Francisco.

“While many Deals on Facebook offer discounts, it’s more important to us that you find interesting experiences around you to do with friends.” Facebook local editor Emma C. White said on the post.

“We’ve worked with partners and local businesses to help deliver the best social activities in your area.” Ms. White added, noting that Facebook hopes to expand this test to other US cities in the future.

“We are working with aDealio, Gilt City, HomeRun, KGB deals, OpenTable, Plum District, PopSugar City, ReachLocal, Tippr, Viagogo, and Zozi.” Facebook said.

Last February, Facebook introduced Check-in Deals which helps Facebook users to get special offers when they check in at local businesses using their mobiles.

With the launching of Deals, Facebook said it will focus on offers for things that are best done with friends such as concerts or events, and hopes to join the market competition with Groupon and LivingSocial.

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