This week’s Living Social offers span the United States, from warm and wonderful Grand Bahama Island to scenic and rustic Winter Park, Colorado. 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. Grand Bahama Island – Four nights’ accommodations for two adults and up to two kids in an oceanview room at the Grand Lucayan Bahamas Resort on Grand Bahama Island for $499 (a $1246 value.) That’s a savings of 60%! The Living Social voucher also includes a daily breakfast and your choice or a $100 kids club pass or a bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries delivered to your room. Book and travel by September 30, 2012. Several blackout dates apply. This offer expires at 11:59 PM, Eastern on May 1, 2012.
2. Miami Beach – Two nights’ accommodations for two guests in a classic queen room at the Clinton Hotel and Spa South Beach in Miami Beach for $204 (a $340 value.) The Living Social voucher also includes a $25 restaurant credit and two mojitos cocktails. Travel between now and May 31, 2012; book by May 1, 2012. A couple of blackout dates apply. This offer expires at 11:59 PM, Eastern on May 1, 2012.
3. New Orleans – Two nights’ accommodations for two people in a deluxe king or deluxe double room at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA for $299 (a $598 value.) The Living Social voucher also includes a $25 food and beverage credit at the hotel, a bottle of Champagne and a coupon book with $250 in local discounts. Book and travel by September 30, 2012. This offer expires at 11:59 PM, Eastern on April 29, 2012.
4. Winter Park, Colorado - Two nights’ accommodations for two people in a mountain view or forest view deluxe room at the Winter Park Mountain Lodge in the Rocky Mountain resort town of Winter Park, Colorado for $139 (a $282 value.) The Living Social voucher also includes a bottle of Champagne. Book and travel between now and June 14, 2012. This offer expires at 11:59 PM, Eastern on May 1, 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.
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