WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From one mile above sea level to the sandy banks of the sea itself, residents of nine new markets can now cash in on LivingSocial daily deals from local restaurants, shops, services and activities in specific areas of Kentucky, Rhode Island, Georgia, Illinois, Colorado, Ohio, Florida and Massachusetts.
Starting today, LivingSocial is expanding its footprint to include the following nine new U.S. markets: Lexington, KY; Providence, RI; Cobb County, GA; Buckhead, GA; the southwestern suburbs of Chicago, IL; South Denver, CO; the eastside of Cleveland, OH; Jacksonville Beach, FL and the MetroWest area of Boston, MA.
"With the addition of these nine new markets, LivingSocial is now offering the best local experiences to our members in nearly 260 markets worldwide," says Tim O'Shaughnessy, CEO of LivingSocial. "We are proud of our 'boots-on-the-ground' strategy, which has allowed us to differentiate LivingSocial from its competitors by offering local experts that serve as true partners to merchants and members alike."
A pioneer in the social buying space, LivingSocial offers accessible, handpicked experiences at discounts of at least 50 percent on the coolest things to experience in a member's own backyard, as well as the cities they visit for work and for play. LivingSocial's area experts work hand-in-hand with merchants to design deals that bring the "best of the best" in food, fashion, fitness, fun and more to each market's members.
Taking advantage of LivingSocial deals couldn't be easier: the site offers a new promotion every morning, announced to members 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 a chance to get their deal for free. Once a deal is purchased, the buyer can share the deal using a unique link generated at checkout. If three friends purchase the deal through the link, the original buyer's deal is free.
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 26 million subscribers more than half a billion dollars in more than 260 markets worldwide.