Have you been disappointed with Foursquare, Facebook Places and Gowalla’s incentives for check-ins?
Worry not, Facebook has stepped up to the plate to combat this by releasing a new service called Facebook Deals, which will integrate with Facebook Places. Facebook Deals will allow business owners to serve a deal to Facebook users who check in. Business owners can also set certain thresholds defined by them that customers must meet in order to receive the deal. They’ve recently added a button and a banner to your Facebook Places page to get you started.
Facebook just released an official post introducing the service while including some examples of merchant deals already live:
American Eagle Outfitters: Offering 20 percent off.
Gap: Giving blue jeans to the first 10,000 customers to claim their deal.
Macy’s: Offering 20 percent off select merchandise.
McDonald’s: Giving $1 per customer to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.