Did you know if you check in with Facebook or FourSquare at many places – including grocery stores, clothing stores and restaurants – that you can receive offers and special deals from those businesses when you check-in.
How do you know if the store or business offers deals for checking in? Often, there are stickers or signs on the doors at the entrance that promote the use of checking in – after all, it benefits the businesses because all your friends and family will see you have been at that place, and might get others to check it out as well.
To start taking advantage, go to foursquare.com with your smartphone and download the app. The Facebook app, which comes pre-installed on many smartphones now, might require you to upgrade to the latest version before you can start checking in.
While offers and discounts will vary business to business, if you are looking to spend money in any of them, it is worth checking in – you never know if the deal they are offering is one that will save you money today.