Just a few days ago Facebook announced a brand new feature called Facebook Places. This new feature allows their 500+ million users to check-in at places around the world and leave photos and notes along the way! At their launch event, they introduced partnerships with Gowalla, Yelp, Booyah and Foursquare to accept incoming check-ins from those services… very cool. But who is rewarding the loyal Facebook users for checking-in with deals from local merchants? CarlSays is!
CarlSays Offering Location Based Deals from Facebook Check-Ins!
Officially released yesterday, CarlSays now integrates your check-ins from Facebook and is able to provide you with deals from local places… an industry first! We already support Foursquare, Gowalla and Twitter and adding Facebook into the mix makes it easier for people new to “checking-in” to get awesome deals.
We are super excited to be able to offer this to our users, but there is a catch… you need to connect your Facebook account to CarlSays in order for us to know about your check-ins! Lucky you, we made it super easy to do :)
How to Connect Facebook to CarlSays:
This one is easy to do, all you have to do is the following 3 steps:
- Go to www.carlsays.com and login
- Click on the SETTINGS link in the top right corner
- Scroll down the page and click on the Facebook Icon
Once you have completed the above 3 steps, all you have to do is check-in with Facebook like normal and CarlSays will send you deals when appropriate. If you need a quick primer on how to use the places feature, check out this tutorial from PC World.
As a final note, if you love the deals you are getting from CarlSays as much as we do, you may want to publish your deals automatically to your Facebook account. All you have to do is check the box on your settings page and when you deal, when you get an awesome deal it will be published on your Facebook wall for your friends to see.