WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- George Washington himself might have flipped his wig over this deal: The dollar bill bearing our first President's mug can buy lunch throughout Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 15, thanks to LivingSocial — the online source for handpicked experiences at a great value — and the company's new Instant Deals offering. That's right. $1. Four quarters. Ten dimes. Twenty nickels. No matter how you add it up, it is the closest you can get to a free lunch at the coolest cafes, restaurants and hot spots this side of the Potomac.
LivingSocial members with smart phones can log in to the Instant Deals feature of the LivingSocial mobile application to purchase any of the Dollar Lunch Day Instant Deals. The app — thanks to GPS — will automatically pull up a list of the $1 Instant Deals within a half mile of the member's location. Hand-picked, $1 lunches will be available for redemption from 11 am – 2 pm.(1) This dollar lunch deal is the latest D.C. offering from LivingSocial Instant Deals, which launched in the Capitol City on March 7. (Want to see Instant Deals in action? Click here for a cool video.)
"These days, we're hard-pressed to find a pack of gum for a dollar, let alone a meal. But, through our Instant Deals feature, the LivingSocial mobile app is giving D.C. residents $1 access to some of the best food in the area," said Tim O'Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial.
Choose Your Chow and Fulfill Your Dollar-Food Fantasy
With so many pig-out places on the list, there's plenty of fare to tickle your fancy. From sweet treats to savory eats, diners can nosh and nibble for about the same price as a bag of chips from a vending machine.
Honing in on the D.C. establishments taking part in the April 15 Instant Deals event is easy as ($1) pie:
- Download the LivingSocial mobile application to your iPhone or Android device or visit LivingSocial website and select "Washington, D.C." as your city. Then, click on Instant Deals.
- Participating Instant Deals sites within a half mile of your current locale will appear. Purchase your fave and display your corresponding Instant Deals voucher on your mobile device when you're ready to check out.
LivingSocial Instant Deals brings a real-time twist to the way merchants market their business and how consumers discover the best experiences in their neighborhood. Local merchants work with LivingSocial to craft deals and optimize traffic through their doors during slower business hours or when they want to bring in more customers. Unlike LivingSocial daily deals, which are live for 24 hours, Instant Deals are live for a short period of time, providing increased opportunity for businesses to enhance their customer base.
Washington, D.C. residents currently have exclusive access to LivingSocial Instant Deals, but plans are already in the works to bring Instant Deals to more LivingSocial cities in the near future. So, keep those smartphones locked and loaded; LivingSocial will be spreading more Instant Deals love to a city near you.
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 250 markets worldwide.
(1) Offerings and hours of operation may vary by location and the price tag includes sales tax (gratuities not included).