This week’s Living Social offers span the United States, from historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to the peaceful San Juan Islands of Washington state. Like Groupon and Yuupon, Living Social offers weekly travel deals at savings of up to 50 percent and more. Similar to Groupon, Living Social gives you a set amount of time to purchase the “deal,” although any offer can sell out before that date. Unique to Living Social is the option to get the entire deal for free if you recommend the deal to your friends (either real or Facebook friends will do) and they subsequently purchase the deal. I also like that these offers give you ample time to use them, unlike some of the other travel deal sites.
Below is a sampling of this week’s deals:
1. Gettysburg, PA – Two nights’ accommodations for two adults Sunday through Thursday in the Lieutenant’s Lodge at the Lodges at Gettysburg, a 63-acre retreat with private, free-standing guest lodges, for $259 (a $443 value.) The Living Social voucher also includes a $10 dining credit at the hotel and two tickets to the American Civil War Wax Museum. Book and travel by July 31, 2012. Several blackout dates apply.
2. Lake Erie Waterpark – One night’s accommodation for up to six guests in a two-room family suite Sunday through Thursday at the Kalahari Waterpark and Resort in Sandusky, Ohio for $159 (a $325 value.) The Living Social voucher also includes water park admission for all guests and six rounds of black light mini-golf. Book and travel by May 24, 2012. A couple of blackout dates apply.
3. San Antonio, TX – Two nights’ accommodations for two people at the brand new Eilan Hotel Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas for $399 (a $790 value.) The Living Social voucher also includes a $75 spa credit, a 45-minute private dance lesson for two, and a $65 food and beverage credit at the hotel. Book and travel by September 30, 2012.
4. San Juan Islands, WA - Two nights’ accommodations for two people in a one-bedroom suite at the Orcas Suites at Rosario in Eastsound, Washington on the San Juan Islands for $299 (a $643 value.) The Living Social voucher also includes a $20 dining credit, a $20 credit towards a whale watching charter boat tour, and a bottle of cider. Book by May 30, 2012; travel between April 30 and June 30, 2012.
To read more about these deals, visit the Living Social Escapes Website. Unlike the other deal sites, Living Social gives you 30 days to return the voucher for a full refund. After that, the vouchers are non-refundable, so be sure to read the fine print before giving them your credit card. All of the above deals expire at 11:59 PM Eastern on April 24, 2012.
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