Yes, you read that title right! Today’s thrifty tip is Facebook. Not only is it a handy tool for staying connected to loved ones but it also can be the source of a deal. Marketing experts have started to notice the trend of social media. And, like the President, they are attempting to use it for their benefit by giving out coupons, free product or notice of upcoming sales.

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Now, I’m not a huge subscriber to jumping on the boat of all things “free” on social media. There’s no need to find yourself swamped by useless emails. I am, however, a fan of following the pages of local stores and markets that you enjoy shopping. By following you can become aware of special pricing deals. My Facebook find was 12 32 oz bottles of Gatorade for $6 and $0.10/gallon fuel savings (my local food chain has paired up with a gas station that gives cents off per gallon of gas on specially marked items). Bonus! It was a double savings!

The other nice thing about my grocery store and its Facebook deals is you don’t have to have your phone with you or even have Facebook. They marked the GatoradeĀ and placed the qualifying ones all together in one spot in the store. The bonus to actually following them is you will know ahead of time of great deals to buy them before they sell-out.

Have you found any good deals using a social media site? If so, share with us!

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