Facebook is a great tool to share vacation photos that make your coworkers jealous, keep track of your teenage kids, or stay up to date with recent news. But did you know that Facebook is also a great place to get free stuff?
Many companies are now using Facebook to generate interest and build brand recognition. That means you and I get to reap the rewards. Just like at a trade show or convention, everyone is vying for your attention. Usually, that means giving away free stuff to get you to “like” their page. You can get anything from a free dinner to a free t-shirt, just for liking someone’s page. Be on the lookout for these great deals, as many times they are limited to just the first few responders.
Facebook is also a great way to stay current on free stuff in other parts of the Internet world. Facebook pages, such as Daily-Free-Stuff, allow users to share information about great deals across the web. You can also get lots of privy information from friends who share their experiences on Facebook. The next great deal is just around the corner.
Some businesses already have big followings, so they are looking to encourage interaction. Texas Roadhouse, for example, is asking fans to sign up for a free trip to Dallas to see Taylor Swift. Other companies encourage you to take a photo with their product to earn more free stuff. Contests are a great way for businesses to get people talking…and they are a great way for you to earn free stuff.
Remember, when you like a Facebook page or sign up for contests and giveaways, you often give access to some of your personal information. Be sure to only work with established companies or people you know. A little caution goes a long way.
In the spirit of giving away free stuff on Facebook, we’d like to throw our hat in the ring. Simply go to www.facebook.com/thecomputerguysusa and like our page. You’ll be the first to hear about free computer giveaways, $100 gift certificates and more.
We like giving away free stuff as much as you like getting it!
Daniel Taft is the senior network administrator and member/owner of Computer Problem Specialists, LLC and CEO of “The Computer Guys USA, Inc” with a degree in applied computer science. His career spans more than 20 years.