WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com), the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a great value, today announced the launch of two new markets including the San Francisco Bay Peninsula and Sugar Land/Katy, TX. LivingSocial is currently available in more than 200 markets in 11 countries with more than 20 million subscribers worldwide.
"With this launch, we're now offering deals on unique local experiences to more people in Northern California and Southeast Texas," said Tim O'Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial. "Whether you're a college student seeking Spring Break outdoor adventure deals or a savvy shopper spring cleaning your spending habits, LivingSocial has you covered."
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 percent 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.
In addition to daily deals, LivingSocial also offers weekly vertical deals with its Family Edition and Escapes programs. LivingSocial Family Edition is a family-focused deals program available in various markets that offers kid-friendly activities and mom and dad-approved deals. LivingSocial Escapes is a travel site offering unbeatable savings on one-of-a-kind day trips, packaged nearcations, quick escapes that don't require air-travel or weekend excursions.
LivingSocial adds surprise to every calendar with handpicked daily deals you can share with friends. Members enjoy at least 50 percent 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 more than 20 million subscribers over $311 million in +200 markets worldwide. Please visit www.livingsocial.com for additional information.