I’ve heard, or rather read, a lot of buzz about these Facebook credits. Now that I know more about them I still don’t see why they’re such a big deal. To get Facebook credits you can either buy them or earn them free, and thousands of dollars are being spent each day to purchase them. Of course, everyone wants to know how they can earn them free of charge.
Facebook credits are worth .10 each and can be used as virtual currency anywhere on Facebook. With this new form of currency you can purchase point-to-play Facebook games, e-greeting cards, and virtual items for Facebook games. Some examples of virtual items you can purchase with your Facebook virtual currency would be food for your avatars, virtual pets, or virtual homes. Make sure you choose “Facebook credits” in the option to “select method payment”.
When you purchase Facebook credits, the owners of Facebook earn money, and when you spend your Facebook credits, the owners of the application (game) earn money. To me, this is not much different than going to a video arcade with a pocket full of quarters. But you do get to stay in the comfort of your own home without spending money on gas or sharing germs with everyone else who has touched the controls of the game you pick to play. The down side would be that your spending could easily get out of hand because of how convenient it is to spend money you don’t have through the use of credit cards.
Apparently there aren’t many ways you can earn Facebook credits for free. If you play the 1st part of Hello City you can earn 5 free credits, worth a whopping .50. When you play Super Poke and “level up” 1 or 2 levels you are rewarded with 20 free credits, worth 2 whole dollars!
Visit the website gamecoins.com to earn game coins you can trade for Facebook credits. Start using game coins and connect it to your Facebook and you gain 25 game coins free. Wow, gamecoins.com are the big spenders overall at $2.50! 100 game coins are equal to 5 Facebook credits.
Once again, I still don’t see what all the buzz is about with these Facebook credits, but then again, I’m not into video games of any kind either. I’d rather curl up on the sofa with a good book and lose myself for a couple of hours in a suspenseful mystery or thriller. There is enough to be occupied with in real life without having to worry about spending money to feed my virtual pets in cyberspace. With my memory, the poor things would starve to death!
But for those of you that are caught up in the world of facebook credits, have fun in Farmville and Hello City and give your friends a Super Poke for me!