Living social deals this week include a fabulous deal at the Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic, a great choice for a fall getaway. 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. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Four nights/two adults/$400 in a deluxe room at the Punta Cana Resort on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (a $1344 value; that’s a 70% savings!)  The deal includes all meals, all bar drinks and all soft drinks. Book and travel by December 22, 2012. Deal expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 7, 2012.

2. Washington DC - One night/two people/$169, Friday or Saturday, at the Courtyard by Marriott Washington Convention Center in Washington DC (a $456 value; that’s a 63% savings!) The deal also includes breakfast daily, a bottle of wine, a cheese plate and parking. Book by December 31, 2013; travel between now and December 31, 2013, except for March, April, June, October and a host of other blackout dates. Deal expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 14, 2012.

3. Montreal, Canada - Two nights/two people/$340, Sunday through Thursday, in a deluxe fireplace room at the Chateau Versailles in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (a $564 value.) The deal also includes breakfast daily, valet parking and two tickets to the Impressionist exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Book by January 18, 2013; travel between October 13, 2012 and January 18, 2013. Deal expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 14, 2012.

4.St. Petersburg Beach, FL - Two nights/up to six people/$299, Sunday through Thursday, in a courtyard view suite at the Guy Harvey Outpost, on the beach in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida (a $512 value.) The deal also includes a $25 food and beverage credit, two all-day High Tide Slide passes and a one-hour paddleboat rental. Book and travel by January 31, 2013. Deal expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 9, 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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