Almost anywhere you go whether a retail store, restaurant or coffee shop, you will be offered to opt into some type of rewards program for frequently visiting or purchasing. It seems that Taco Bell, Dunkin’ Donuts, Quiznos, and Red Robin want to see if consumers can be enticed with social gaming via Facebook.
They have acquired deals with Plink, a loyalty marketing start-up. The more Plink users spend at these restaurants, the more Facebook Credits they will earn to play games like Farmville, Cityville, and The Sims. Consumers can register their credit or debit card at Plink.com and when they pay with the card at Taco Bell, Dunkin Donuts, Quiznos, or Red Robin, they will earn Facebook Credits that can be used to buy virtual goods on Facebook games.
May be worth the time for you social gamers since you will ultimately use a credit or debit card anyways and you don’t have to keep up with a pesky rewards card