If you think about it, buying holiday gifts has never been easier thanks to the multitude of online entertainment options out there now. If you've got a friend or family member with a computer, Internet connection, and/or a thing for Facebook, then these subscription gifts should be welcomed with open arms!
Last week, one reader asked if you would want to receive a Facebook Credit gift card, and your response was a resounding "no way"! Below, some of what you had to say on the matter. The gift cards are being stocked at Target stores nationwide. . . would anyone out there want to receive one?
- "Facebook credit? what can you even do with Facebook credit?" — imLissy
- "If I can only use them to buy stuff for Facebook then NO!" — Snookyx
- "God no, there is no point of using real money for virtual items, on a social board that is. Of course, I paid 25 for my celestial steed in WoW, But that seems different." — AlisonMcg67
- "What do you buy with them? Imaginary gifts for your friends? I can't even guess why anyone would want that..." — weffie
Though most of you are against the idea of Facebook Credits on the principle that paying real money for virtual goods is a bad idea, what if your real-dollar-funded Facebook Credits could go toward a real cause like cancer research?
Tonight's Stand Up to Cancer telethon will not only allow donations via its Facebook page, but it will also allow donations to be made in Facebook Credits. The annual telethon features a range of celebrities and is broadcast across networks to solicit donations to fund cancer research.
Find out how to make your donations (cash or Credits) after the break.
While playing one of my favorite Facebook games over the weekend, I got a notification that I had received 25 free Facebook Credits. I don't normally use the currency, since you have to pay real money to buy virtual goods, but the offer was nice nonetheless, and it helped me acquire a little something in my game I couldn't any other way.
How do Facebook Credits work, you ask? Well, you can use a Paypal account, credit card, or mobile phone to buy Facebook Credits (10 cents buys you one credit), then use those to purchase in-game gifts, accessories, or supplies. You can use Facebook Credits in all kinds of different games, but the question is — do you use them at all?