Send your English friends a drink with Get Them In
Looking to buy food and drink for your friends through Facebook? Check out Get Them In, a virtual "beer me" application similar to BuyYourFriendADrink.com.
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If you're a United Kingdom dweller feeling left out of U.S.-only services like BuyYourFriendADrink.com there's light at the end of the tunnel. Launching Friday is Get Them In, a new way to buy your friends food and drink items right on Facebook which can be redeemed at various U.K. pubs and retailers.
Unlike BYFAD, Get Them In is not just centered around bars, and it works in grocery stores too. Purchases of drinks and snacks are made through Facebook using PayPal, so you've got your entire list of friends available in one place. Once you've made the purchase, your friend gets a special redemption code sent to their phone which can be redeemed at the point of purchase in one of 1,500-plus participating retailers.
Coming soon is support for the U.S., Canada, and Australia, as well as an OpenSocial version for use on other social networks.