UPDATE: O2 has posted a list of its stores offering a free console (a PS3 or an Xbox) to the first people who check in, and buy a new phone or upgrade an existing contract! There’a also 10% off all accessories at all O2 stores, if you check in with Facebook Places and grab the Facebook Deal that shows up.
UPDATE 2: If you’re after a 20% discount on a Mazda MX-5, which is worth a whopping £4,000, you’ll need to check in at these participating dealers. Who says checking-in doesn’t pay?
Facebook Deals is hitting the UK today, which means cheapskates and bargain hunters nationwide can get discounts from shops, cafes, restaurants, just by fishing a smartphone from your pocket. To kick things off? How about a free coffee from Starbucks? Free food from Yo Sushi? Or discounts and charity donations from shops up and down the UK. Read on, and we’ll explain how to cash in on Facebook Deals.
Facebook Places rolled out to the UK last September, but Facebook Deals, announced a month later in October, was US only at launch. Now, Facebook is expanding it to Europe, with an emphasis on the UK, which gets the service first.