Score deals through Facebook Places application

Facebook wants to help you hunt bargains just in time for the holiday shopping season.
The popular social networking service is rolling out deals through its Places application, the service announced today on its blog. Other offers planned in the coming weeks:

American Eagle Outfitters: Offering 20 percent off.
H&M: Offering 20 percent off.
Macy's: Offering 20 percent off select merchandise.
McDonald's: Giving $1 per customer to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Starbucks: Donating $1 per guest to Conservation International.

With deals, you also can see special offers from retailers nearby your check-in spot.
Click here to learn more about Facebook Places feature.

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Facebook launched with twenty premier partners who represented different industries (Gap :: retail; Palms :: hotel; Starbucks : food; Golden State Warriors :: sports; etc).