Facebook To Credits Newbies: Buy $1, Get $4 Free

Folks who've never paid for Facebook games or elements within them get $4 worth of Credits or other in-game currency free after buying the first $1.

Facebook has duly noted developers’ gripes that Credits hadn’t been reeling in enough users, and has quickly come up with a promotion to remedy that.

Folks who’ve never paid for Facebook games or elements within them get $4 worth of Credits or other in-game currency free after buying the first $1.

Users outside of the U.S. will have access to the same offer in their local currencies.

Facebook is sponsoring this promotion, and said developers will receive their full share of revenues from users’ redemption of the $4 in freebie Credits.

The social network said two versions of the offer are currently available:

  • Users can redeem the offer via TrialPay’s Offerwall and DealSpot if the developer of the game they are interested in has implemented in-app currency offers. If the developer has not done so yet, the $4 is paid out in Facebook Credits.
  • Select users will see ads on Facebook offering the freebies, in which case the $4 is always paid out in Facebook Credits.

Readers: Do you think a one-time offer of $4 in Facebook Credits or other in-app currency will attract users who have never paid to play games on the social network?