Close Launches Coupons for Facebook

Makes Sharing The Savings Easier Than Ever With Online Printable Coupons

Mountain View, CA – December 18, 2008 – Facebook users looking for ways to cut costs can start saving hundreds of dollars every month on groceries, toys and other household items with a new online printable couponing application from, the world leader in digital coupons.

Beginning today, Facebook users can install for Facebook, a simple application that enables users to print and share coupons with their friends directly from their personal home page. Each week, will offer hundreds of dollars of savings in printable coupons to Facebook users who can track their savings and compare it to others in their network.

“For more than a decade we’ve been committed to helping consumers save money – which has become increasingly important now in these tough times,” said Steven Boal, CEO of “Millions of consumers are saving hundreds of millions of dollars per year using our coupons. By launching on Facebook, we hope to bring more savings straight to shoppers for the holidays, and throughout the years to come.”

How for Facebook Works:

• Go to and add the application to your Facebook profile for free.

• Click and print the coupons you want, and take them to the store.

• Watch your savings grow, and share your favorite coupons with friends. provides millions in savings from the world’s leading brands through the Web site,, and across the Internet on thousands of partner sites every day. Facebook is just the newest way is working to offer discounted savings for consumers in these difficult times.

“Coupons are a great way to save on groceries and holiday gifts,” said Kim Danger, family savings expert for “With the economy in tough shape and families struggling, on Facebook will help people cut costs and watch their savings grow.”

The Facebook application continues the expansion of its printable coupons across multiple and emerging platforms – the Internet, mobile phones and now on social networks. is the world’s largest coupon network with offers available on thousands of Web sites including those of manufacturers, grocery retailers, newspapers, television stations and destination sites.

“Context Optional was selected to help with the development of this application because of its extensive experience and expertise with building and launching Facebook applications,” added Boal. “We are very excited to have worked together to bring this savings tool to the more than 100 million people using Facebook.”

About Context Optional
Context Optional is a social media company based in San Francisco. Context Optional is regularly sought by agencies and big brands to provide measurable results across multiple social networks allowing clients to expand their online presence and increase consumer engagement. In the year since Context Optional first entered the social media landscape, they have deployed more than 30 social marketing promotions for more than 20 Fortune 500 companies. Some of the campaigns launched by Context Optional utilizing the Social Marketing Platform include, but are not limited to ABSOLUT, Bank of America, Digitas, Electronic Arts, Kellogg’s, Microsoft, Ogilvy, OpenTable, Paramount, Samsung and Travel Channel. For more information, please visit