LivingSocial Expands Family Edition Deals Into 6 New Markets; Bringing Kid-and-Budget Friendly Experiences to More Backyards
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com), the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a great value, today announced the launch of Family Edition into six new U.S. and Canadian markets including: Miami, FL; Orlando, FL; Portland, OR; Boston, MA; Salt Lake City, UT and Toronto. Additionally, LivingSocial’s daily deals program is now live in Boulder County, CO and Winston-Salem, NC.
“As a testament to the widespread demand for handpicked experiences and saving by parents, young adults and kids alike, we’re now live in more than 240 markets worldwide, including offering family-focused deals to 41 new markets this year alone,” said Tim O’Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial. “Today’s launch in Boulder County and Winston-Salem is representative of our commitment to growth and we expect to be in 300 markets later this year.”
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% to consumers. Family Edition launched in September 2010 offering kid-friendly activities and mom and dad-approved deals at the same amazing LivingSocial prices.
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 24 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.
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 24 million subscribers more than $311 million in more than 240 markets worldwide.