Living social deals this week range from scenic southern California to the Jersey Shore. Like Groupon and Yuupon, Living Social offers weekly travel deals at savings of up to 50 percent and more.

Living Social sets a deadline to purchase the “deal,” although they can sell out earlier. Living Social offers the unique option to get the entire deal for free if you recommend it to your friends (real and from Facebook) and they subsequently purchase the same deal. These offers allow ample time to use them before they expire.

A Sample of this week’s deals:

1. Shenandoah Valley, VA – Two nights/two adults/$319 in the Main House Suite for check-in Monday or Wednesday at the By the Side of the Road Inn and Cottages in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley (a $643 value.) Includes breakfast daily, a bottle of champagne, a wine tasting at Bluestone Vineyards and a light picnic lunch. Book and travel by January 30, 2013. Deal expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on September 2, 2012.

2. Cape May, NJ - One night/up to four people/$129 at the Jersey Shore Inn in Cape May, New Jersey (a $234 value.) Book by November 30, 2012; travel between September 10 and November 30, 2012. Deal expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on September 2, 2012.

3. Snowmass, CO - Two nights/two people/$172 in a studio unit at Snowmass Village in Snowmass, Colorado, just outside of Aspen (a $302 value.) Includes a bottle of wine and admission to the Maroon Bells. Book and travel by November 21, 2012. Deal expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on September 2, 2012.

4. Long Beach, CA – Two nights/two people/$330 in a waterview room at the Hotel Maya along the waterfront in Long Beach, California, Sunday through Thursday (a $522 value.) The deal also includes daily breakfast for two, a two-hour bike rental for two and daily parking. Book by February 24, 2013; travel between October 25, 2012 and February 24, 2013. Deal expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on September 2, 2012.

To read more about these deals, visit Living Social Escapes. Living Social gives you 30 days to return the voucher for a full refund. After that, the vouchers are non-refundable. Be sure to read the fine print before giving them your credit card number.

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