LivingSocial Brings Deeply Discounted Adventures and Discovery to Six New U.S. Markets

Social Shopping Program Lets Residents and Visitors Save on Local Spas, Restaurants, Travel Destinations and More

Dec 09, 2010, 08:00 ET from LivingSocial

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com), the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a great value, today announced the launch of six new markets in the U.S. including Durham/Chapel Hill, NC; South Bend, IN; Hartford, CT; Rochester, NY; Flint, MI; and Lincoln, NE. LivingSocial is available in more than 120 markets in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland and Australia with more than 10 million subscribers worldwide.

"Whether you're on a tight budget this holiday season or just looking for something new and exciting to do while you're on holiday break, LivingSocial is all about finding a great experience that fits your needs," said Tim O'Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial. "We're excited to continue our rapid expansion, helping more people find diverse activities, restaurants and more, while also working with high quality merchants."

LivingSocial lets anyone find restaurants, shops, activities and travel hotspots popular in their area, at a significant savings. The company has dedicated area experts on the ground in every market working directly with business owners and constantly researching the best in local attractions to bring a savings of 50% to 70% for 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 10 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.

Recently, LivingSocial 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 deep discounts 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 Escapes is the company's third vertical market launch, including its LivingSocial Family Edition with Deals for families in select locations and Deals for college students offered through a partnership with Koofers.

For a full list of markets where LivingSocial is live or to sign up your location, go to http://www.livingsocial.com.

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 10 million subscribers more than $171M in more than 120+ markets.

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