WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com), the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a great value, today announced the launch of four new markets in the U.S. including: San Jose, CA; Marin County, CA; Northwest Suburbs – Chicago, IL and Mid Cities – Texas. With this launch, LivingSocial is now available in 174 markets in 11 countries, with nearly 20 million subscribers worldwide.
"While these markets have been enjoying our daily deals in bigger cities nearby, at LivingSocial we strive to deliver new discounts people can experience right in their own backyards," said Tim O'Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial. "With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we're excited to offer LivingSocial deals to subscribers in these new markets who want to impress their dates with a romantic restaurant, spa or outdoor adventure outings at more than half the price."
LivingSocial lets anyone find restaurants, shops, activities and travel hotspots popular in their area, at a budget-friendly cost. The company has dedicated area experts on the ground in every market working directly with business owners and constantly identifying the best in local attractions to bring a savings of at least 50% to consumers.
Cashing in on LivingSocial deals is easy: the site offers a new promotion every morning, announced through its website, daily email, iPhone and Android app. Live for 24 hours, the deal is available to anyone who clicks on it. Additionally, LivingSocial's unique referral model gives users their deal for free if they refer three friends who also participate.
With an audience of nearly 20 million subscribers, LivingSocial is able to provide local merchants with the unprecedented ability to reach both local customers and a worldwide audience, as well as introduce great local experiences at incredible values.
LivingSocial also recently launched LivingSocial Escapes, a travel site offering unbeatable savings on curated, unforgettable adventures. Just as LivingSocial lets people discover new services, experiences and attractions at a fraction of the retail price in their hometown or places they visit, LivingSocial Escapes helps anyone find one-of-a-kind day trips, packaged nearcations, quick escapes that don't require air-travel or weekend excursions they might not typically pursue.
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 nearly 20 million subscribers more than $230 million in more than 174 markets worldwide.