WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com), the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a great value, today announced the launch of eight new markets in the U.S. including Tacoma, WA; Des Moines, IA; Syracuse, NY; Little Rock, AK; Corpus Christi, TX; Huntsville, AL; East Los Angeles, CA and South Miami, FL. LivingSocial is now live in 121 markets in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland and Australia, with more than 10 million subscribers.
"Planning a fun outing or finding the perfect holiday adventure from Syracuse to East Los Angeles just got easier, as shoppers in these eight new markets will now be able to enjoy their favorite local hotspots and activities at unbeatable prices," said Tim O'Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial. "LivingSocial is all about making aspirational experiences accessible without breaking the bank, so we're excited to expand our reach even further."
LivingSocial lets anyone find restaurants, shops, activities and services popular in their area, at 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, Twitter, Facebook, iPhone or 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.
LivingSocial is the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a great value, inviting anyone to save up to 50% to 70% each day on their favorite restaurants, spas, sporting events, hotels and other local attractions in major markets. LivingSocial has an extensive subscriber base of 10 million, and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. To sign up for Deals in your market, or to find out more information about LivingSocial, visit www.livingsocial.com. You can also follow LivingSocial on Twitter at www.twitter.com/livingsocial.