Check in. We’ve Got Something for You, Canada

January 31, 2011 at 8:09am

Check in.  We’ve Got Something for You, Canada

Canadians love a good deal.  But often, the right deal is not always easy to find at the time you could really use it.  Imagine you’ve had your eye on that perfect sweater at your favourite store.  Waiting for it to go on sale could mean your size won’t be there by the time it happens.  What if you were rewarded with a deal on that perfect sweater because you frequent that store, without having to wait?  


Starting today, Facebook will offer Deals ( in Canada through Facebook Places, providing Canadians with another way to get value from local businesses simply by checking into the location on their iPhone or their Android devices.


In September of 2010, we launched Facebook Places in Canada to enable people to share stories about their favourite places and see which friends are nearby.


Now with Deals, you can see what offers are nearby and share those deals with your friends.


Finding deals near you is easy. On, the latest version of Facebook for iPhone, and the latest version of Facebook for Android, touch “Places” and then touch “Check In.”  Claimed Places with Deals that are nearby will be shown with a yellow or green ticket icon for easy discovery.




When you touch the Place, you can view the deal and check in to claim it:


Then, just show your phone to the cashier to redeem your Deal:



These deals come from merchants, not Facebook, so check in to Places and search your favourite local stores to find out when deals are running, how many are available, and other details – such as whether a deal is just for you or also for your friends.


Today, we’re launching Deals in Canada with a number of exciting deals, including:


Indigo: 40% off one regular priced book or toy at all Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores across Canada.


H&M: 30% off any one regular priced item in stores across Canada.


Dynamite: $10 off your entire purchase at any Dynamite retail location across Canada

Garage:  $10 off your entire purchase at any Garage retail locations across Canada.


Joe Fresh®: Pick up $19 men’s and women’s denim for only $5 at any one of the four stand-alone Joe Fresh retail locations across Canada.


Wind Mobile: Check into Facebook Places at 20 select Wind Mobile retail locations across Canada, and get a $20/m Infinite Laptop Plan – unlimited Internet surfing and texting in any WIND Zone. Save $25/month..


TELUS: Check into Facebook Places at participating TELUS stores across Canada for a new account activation and receive an iPhone 3GS for $0 when signing a 3-year term contract.


Kiehl's: Bring a friend and receive a complimentary Ultra Facial Moisturizer (75 ml) at any one of the 7 free-standing Kiehl's boutiques across Canada.


Town Shoes: Spend 25$ at Town Shoes and receive a $25 gift voucher at any retail location across Canada.


Toronto Pearson International Airport: Free access to a Plaza Premium Lounge.


IMAX/AMC Theatres: Free small popcorn and small soft drink with the purchase of an IMAX ticket at any IMAX or AMC theatre across Canada.


And we hope to enable local businesses to create their own deals in Canada soon.   


Deals are now available to Canadians, and we hope that these and other deals will help you and your friends find special offers as you check in at your favourite locations.