Announcing the First Annual LivingSocial Dealie Awards of 2010

The Fast-Growing Social Shopping Site Raises a Glass to the Top 5 Daily Deal Trends of 2010

Dec 30, 2010, 08:00 ET from LivingSocial

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LivingSocial, the online source to find amazing experiences at an unbeatable value, today announced The LivingSocial Dealies of 2010 – LivingSocial's salute to those who are living large.  Wine, food, movies and distinctive pursuits made the Top 5 Daily Deals of the year.

Throughout 2010 LivingSocial surprised and delighted members and merchants with unique, handpicked activities and services helping people discover local neighborhoods.  The social shopping site experienced tremendous growth increasing from 6 markets to more than 130 and booking revenues of more than $1 million a day on average.  LivingSocial is projected to book well over $500 million in revenue and double in size to approximately 300 markets in 2011.

"2010 was a remarkable year for LivingSocial, our merchants and our members," said Tim O'Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial.  "In the next year, we're looking forward to working with merchants to find even more unique experiences for our members and bringing LivingSocial to new markets around the globe."

The LivingSocial Dealie Awards of 2010:


Daily Deal Description

Deals Sold

Market

Wine.com offered a toastworthy deal. For $30, members received $60 worth of vino from the world's number one online wine retailer.  That's almost 57,000 bottles of wine!

14,366

National

Members in the DC area said hooray for Sweetgreen and its offer of $40 worth of their organic, sustainably sourced salads, wraps, and fro-yo for $20.

10,406

Washington, DC

In Denver, members took in the Hudson Holiday winter spectacular, the holiday event that transforms Hudon's 15 acres with sate of the art lighting and included a light show, dollhouse village, air sculptures, whimsical scenes and so much more!  Thanks to LivingSocial adult and senior tickets were $4 (regularly $9) and a child's ticket was $3 (regularly $6).

9,314

Denver

Little Fockers was a huge draw! LivingSocial members scooped up $5 tickets through Fandango.  This Focker went fast!

8,944

Los Angeles

LivingSocial members got a mouthful of joy with the Mendocino Farms deal of $12 worth of artisan food for a mere $6.

7,172

Los Angeles




As the online source to find amazing experiences at an unbeatable value, LivingSocial lets anyone experience the hottest restaurants, shops, activities and services in their area. The company has dedicated area experts on the ground in every location working directly with business owners, and constantly researching the best in local adventures to bring a savings of 50% to 70% for consumers.

Recently, LivingSocial expanded its business by acquiring adventure company Urban Escapes, and launching three new verticals including LivingSocial Family Edition, Campus Deals and LivingSocial Escapes, a travel site that offers unbeatable savings on curated adventures. In addition, the company continues a regular flow of launches – on average one per day – and has expanded its reach in Australia with a controlling stake in Jump On It, making it live in five countries.

About LivingSocial

LivingSocial adds surprise to every calendar with handpicked daily deals you can share with friends.  Members enjoy at least 50% off on the coolest, local experiences. Local business owners get an easy and cost effective marketing tool to attract new, loyal customers. In 2010 one of the fastest growing companies in the space expanded with LivingSocial Escapes offering a "vacation in a box" for easy weekend trips at great value.  Based in Washington, DC, the international brand and has saved its more than 11 million subscribers more than $171M in 131+ markets.

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