How To Use Facebook to Save Money
Facebook is good for much more than just staying in touch with college friends and playing addictive games. More and more, the world’s biggest social network is branching out to offer other services. There are even ways you can use Facebook to save money on all sorts of services and products. If you didn’t know you could do that, you’ve been missing out. Here are just a few of the ways you can use Facebook to get great deals on products you use every day.
1. Company Coupons
Like all your favorite brands on Facebook, and watch their Facebook page for coupons. Often you can get a decent deal just for clicking “like” on the page in the first place, and then watch for coupon codes or promotional deals in their posts. Big companies are really embracing social media, and they’re quick to offer you deals if you’ll boost their social profile. Before your next shopping trip, do a quick Facebook check for the pages of your favorite stores and brands. You may find a bunch of coupons you can use that day!
2. Freebie Pages
Use Facebook to connect with pages like “FREEBIES!” which lists free offers. You can also find local groups in your area, such as Freecycle, where you can request, offer, and pick up free items. Just a quick search for groups or pages with the word “free” in them can yield some fantastic results. Beware of “freebie” scams, though – any page that asks you to pay to get offers is one to avoid.
A lot of people don’t enter giveaways because they think they don’t stand a chance of winning. Actually, you may have a better shot than you think at some of them. A lot of giveaways will offer gift cards to generic stores as prizes, so even if you don’t use a specific product, it’s worth entering the giveaway, because you may still get something you can use. Entering doesn’t cost anything, and it just may have a huge payoff!
4. Free Product Samples
Need another reason to like brand pages on Facebook? Sometimes they’ll give away free samples of new products to those who sign up for their mailing list or share their Facebook posts. You can’t guarantee you’ll get these, but if you search regularly for items you use a lot, you’ll probably be able to score some free items.
5. Promo Code Sharing Groups
Facebook groups like “The Promo Code Lady” not only post promo codes on a regular basis, but they also build a network of users willing to share promo codes of their own. For those of you who want a brand new smartphone, simply use Verizon Wireless coupon codes provided by your networked friends to save $50 to $100. If you need a code for something specific, simply go to the group and post what you need. If someone else has received promo codes they won’t use, they’ll be more than willing to share them with you. Banding together with other Facebook users is a great way to save money.
These are just a few ways to save money on Facebook. Just click “like” on a few pages, join a few groups, and you’ll be surprised how many great deals you’re able to get.
Andy Jones loves to blog about mobile phones and money saving tips. He saved over $100 on a new Motorola DROID ULTRA using discount codes from Verizon Wireless.
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