Facebook Credits gift cards are now on sale at grocery store chain Tesco and videogame retailer Game in the UK. The cards can be purchased with any payment option the physical stores accept, making them accessible to teens without credit cards. The cards can be redeemed by scratching off the back and entering the code on the Facebook Credits webpage.
Making the gift cards available in the UK is another step towards Facebook’s goal to provide hundreds of payment options for Credits. The cards were first sold at US big box outlet Target, and are now also available at Best Buy and Wal-Mart, supermarket Safeway, and electronics and game retailers Radioshack and GameStop.
Facebook has recently added a number of other payment methods including mobile phone payment provider Boku, loose change counting kiosks CoinStar through Rixty, and third-party gift card exchange Plastic Jungle. Putting Facebook Credits in retail stores not only makes them more accessible, but seeing the cards on the shelf reminds people of the virtual economy they could join.
Between Game’s 683 and Tesco’s 2,482 locations, users can purchase gift cards in £5, £10, £20, and £25 denominations. Facebook also continues to say that it’s possible user may eventually be able to spend Credits on Facebook-integrated third party websites, in addition to the Facebook canvas where they can currently be used.