LivingSocial Now Live in More Than 100 Markets and Four Countries with Latest Expansion

Leading Social Shopping Site Adds Markets Across the US, Canada and UK, Launches in Ireland; Saves Customers More Than $100 Million So Far in 2010

Oct 21, 2010, 10:34 ET from LivingSocial

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading social shopping site LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com) today surpasses 100 markets by expanding in the US, Canada and the UK, and for the first time, launches its Daily Deals service in the Ireland. LivingSocial's new markets include: Toledo, Ohio; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Newport News/Hampton Roads, Virginia; Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; New Castle, UK and Dublin, Ireland.  With this launch, LivingSocial is now live in more than 100 markets, serving over 10 million subscribers.

"With more than 100 markets and 10 million subscribers worldwide, $100 million dollars saved so far in 2010, and more than 2 million new customers introduced to local merchants, we couldn't be happier with our growth," said Tim O'Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial. "And we're not slowing down - we are focused on expanding even further - more markets, reaching new audiences, working with excellent local merchants and providing the best Deals possible for our users."

As the premier local activity discovery engine, LivingSocial lets anyone find restaurants, shops, activities and services popular in their area. 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.

Last week, LivingSocial announced the acquisition of Urban Escapes, which now provides LivingSocial's subscribers a host of diverse, fun and unique adventures and experiences, produced by a team of on-the-ground experts.  Launched in five markets, the program will expand nationally.

Cashing in on LivingSocial Deals is easy: the site offers a new promotion every morning, announced via 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 a worldwide 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.  

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 is the commerce leader behind LivingSocial Deals, a social buying program that invites people and their friends to save up to 50% to 70% percent each day at 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.

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