Mazda has announced it will be offering large discounts on its MX-5 sports car to Facebook users that 'check in' at one of five of the brand's dealerships.

Customers must check in at the showroom via the latest version of Facebook on their smartphone, click on 'claim the deal' and then present their voucher to the salesman to claim a whopping 20 percent discount on the latest MX-5.

The money off deal, which could see buyers claim more than £4,600 off the cost of a new car, is valid from today until 7 March but is only available at dealerships in Glasgow, Twickenham, Manchester, Exeter and Romford in Essex.

As further incentive to pop to one of the five dealerships – virtually if not in person – Mazda has also announced a competition to win an MX-5 Miyako special edition for a five month loan.

"Just by being one of Facebook's 26 million UK users you are suddenly entitled to some fantastic offers and 20 percent off Mazda's iconic sports car, a deal you cannot get anywhere else," said Mazda's UK marketing director, Claire Andrews.

The offer is all part of the newly launched 'Facebook Deals', which will list the best deals on offer in your local area. We reckon Mazda's offer could be the best one on there for some time.

For more information, head to www.facebook.com/ExperienceMazda.