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Facebook Credits: Coming to a Target Near You

Facebook Credits is continuing its march from the virtual into the real world today, with the introduction of Facebook Credits gift cards at Target stores nationwide.

The move follows a number of recent steps by Facebook to redefine its Credits, from getting rid of its virtual gift shop to handing out free Credits to grease the wheel a bit. Now, Facebook Credits will be something you can buy your kids for Christmas.

Starting this Sunday, Facebook will be getting into the real, instead of virtual, gift giving business with gift cards available for purchase at all of Target’s 1,750 stores and on Target.com. The cards will come in $15, $25 and $50 denominations and the timing is perfect, of course, for the upcoming holiday season.

“We think (the cards) will be incredibly popular as a holiday gift,” Dan Rose, vice president of partnerships and platform marketing at Facebook, told USA Today.

Right now, Credits can be used on more than 150 games and applications and already 200 million people play free social games on Facebook each month. The next step, we expect, might be for Facebook to begin offering an app market of its own, as we’ve seen with numerous other major platforms and companies. We also have to wonder when Facebook Credits will make the switchover into purchasing not virtual but real-world goods, such as tickets to events.

Now that we have a Facebook gift card, how long can it be until we see a Facebook credit card?

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