The Social Network: Coupons and Freebies Found on Facebook

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Posted on 10/04/2010

The Social Network opened in theaters across the country last week, taking in more than $23 million dollars at the box office. The movie tells the story of how Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg came up with the idea for the mega-popular site. Facebook currently has half a billion users, including businesses that use the social networking site as a way to drum up business. One of the ways they do that is by offering Facebook users exclusive discounts and deals. Here are some examples of coupons and freebies found on Facebook right now.


Free ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape
Head to ScotchBlue’s Facebook page to try out one of their products for free. Once you “like” the page, head to the “Get the Edge” tab and fill out an online form to request a free sample of tape. Quantities of the free roll of tape are limited, so request yours soon.

Free Nabisco Cookies
Visit the Nabisco Cookies’ Facebook page on the first Monday of every month for a freebie. Facebook fans will have access to exclusive printable coupons redeemable for free packages of cookies.

Free Origins Product
Origins wants your help to plant trees. Plant one on your Facebook profile and invite ten friends to become fans of the Origins Facebook page. Once you do, the company will plant a real tree on your behalf, plus, if you’re one of the first thousand people to do that, you’ll get a free two-week supply of Origins’ A Perfect World Antioxidant cleanser.

Free Pillsbury Pie Crust
Pillsbury is thanking its Canadian Facebook fans with a box of free pie crusts. Once you “like” Life Made Delicious on Facebook you’ll have to follow a few additional steps to get your coupon mailed to you.

Free Zone Perfect Bar
Hurry—this freebie is only good for the first 40,000 fans who sign up for it. Just head to Zone Perfect’s Facebook page and hit the “surprises” tab. They’re sending out coupons for free bars to the first 40,000 people that request them.

QuickChek Freebies
Live in New Jersey or New York? Then you may be familiar with QuickChek. It’s a family-owned convenience store with 120 locations that likes to put exclusive deals and freebies on Facebook. For instance, right now you can print a coupon for a free Sunkist Fruit Cup, but the deal changes regularly.

Exclusive Neutrogena Offers
If you “like” Neutrogena on Facebook you’ll have access to exclusive savings, promotions and special offers on the first Friday of every month. Recently, fans got an exclusive code to receive 30% off their orders at Neutrogena.com.

By Alison Storm

* Hot deals expire quickly. This deal may no longer be valid.

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