Living Social deals this week include a good price on a charming cottage in California wine country and a great getaway value in the Florida Keys.

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. St. Croix, USVI – Four nights/two adults/$399 in a private cottage at the Chenay Bay Beach Resort in Christiansted, St Croix, US Virgin Islands (a $826 value; that’s a 52% savings). The deal also includes a bottle of rum. Book and travel by July 31, 2013. Deal expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 7, 2013.

2. Florida Keys – Two nights/two adults/$229, Sunday through Thursday, in a resort view room at La Siesta Resort and Marina on Islamorada in the Florida Keys (a $373 value). The deal also includes breakfast daily, two non-alcoholic drinks and a $25 watersports credit. Book and travel by February 14, 2013. Deal expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 1, 2013.

3. Crested Butte, CO – Two nights/two people/$199 in a classic room at the Nordic Inn in Crested Butte, Colorado (a $338 value).  The deal also includes breakfast daily. Book by April 6, 2013 and travel between January 7 and April 6, 2013. Deal expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 1, 2013.

4. California Wine Country – Two nights/two adults/$399, Sunday through Thursday, in a Camelia or Climbing Rose Cottage at the All Seasons Vacation Suites in Healdsburg, California, in the heart of Sonoma Valley wine country (an $850 value; that’s a savings of 53%). Book and travel by June 30, 2013. Deal expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 8, 2013.

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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