This week’s Living Social offers include popular spring and summer resort destinations like Puerto Rico and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 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. San Juan, Puerto Rico – Three nights’ accommodations for two adults Sunday through Thursday in a traditional room at the Sheraton Old San Juan in San Juan, Puerto Rico for $372 (a $677 value.) The Living Social voucher also includes a breakfast daily, two rum cocktails and $20 casino dollars. Book and travel by December 22, 2012.
2. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Five nights’ accommodations for two adults and up to two children (age 12 and younger) in a superior room at the beachfront Fiesta Americana Resort in Puerto Vallarto, Mexico for $399 (a $955 value.) That’s a 58 percent savings! The Living Social voucher also includes a two-hour Mexican cooking class and a discount on spa services at the hotel. Book and travel by December 20, 2012.
3. Providence, Rhode Island – Two nights’ accommodations for two people at the historic Christopher Dodge Bed and Breakfast Inn in downtown Providence for $216 (a $433 value.) The Living Social voucher also includes breakfast daily, gourmet chocolates upon arrival, and two passes to a nearby fitness center. Book and travel by March 1, 2013.
4. Boca Raton - One night’s accommodation for two people in an intracoastal water view room at the Boca Raton Bridge Hotel in Boca Raton, Florida for $115 (a $243 value.) The Living Social voucher also includes a $30 breakfast credit, two $25 spa gift certificates and two welcome cocktails. Book and travel by November 12, 2012. Several blackout dates apply.
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 11, 2012.
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