Buy Facebook Credit Gift Cards at a Target Near You

targetlogoVirtual goods have slowly begun making their way into mainstream society. Target today is announcing that it will be carrying Facebook Credits gift cards nationwide, making it the first brick-and-mortar retailer to do so. With the virtual goods industry blooming, both Facebook and Target expect these cards to become hits as gifts. More after the jump.

Facebook Credits are becoming increasingly widespread with the major social game developers having adopted them in most of their games in some form. Facebook Credits are currently supported by over 150 popular social games and applications, a number that will only go up and contribute to $2Bn in revenue Facebook’s rumored to do this year.

“At Target we strive to delight our guests with exciting, new products every day, so we’re thrilled to be the first retailer to sell Facebook Credits gift cards,” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, merchandising, Target. “With social gaming becoming increasingly popular, Facebook Credits gift cards provide an easy and convenient option for Target guests to purchase virtual goods.”

Facebook Credits gift cards will be available starting Sept. 5 and come in three versions: $15, $25, and $50, with the $15 card exclusively available to Target. Eventually, i see Facebook Credits penetrating society and becoming the most popular form of social currency out there.

“One of Facebook’s goals is to create a great place for games – both for people who love to play and the developers that create fun and engaging social experiences,” said Dan Rose, vice president of partnerships and platform marketing at Facebook. “Gift cards are easy to use and very popular. We’re looking forward to launching in Target stores and giving people the ability to purchase Facebook Credits for their own use or to give as gifts to their friends and family.”

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