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.
Below is a sampling of this week’s deals:
1. Rocky Mountain Bed and Breakfast – One night’s accommodation for two adults at the Black Bear Manor in picturesque Ouray, Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains for $140 (a $260 value.) The Living Social voucher also includes breakfast for two, two passes to the Ouray Hot Springs, a bottle of wine, a bag of local coffee and an evening beer and wine reception. Book and travel by May 23, 2012.
2. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor – One night’s accommodation for two people at the Brookshire Suites in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor district for $99 (a $173 value.) The Living Social voucher also includes a breakfast, a $25 dining credit, valet parking and an evening cocktail receipt. Book and travel by March 31, 2012. Blacked out for February 14.
3. Historic Chicago Mansion – Two nights’ accommodations for two people in a luxury room at the historic Wheeler Mansion in downtown Chicago for $295 (a $620 value.) The Living Social voucher includes breakfast daily and ice skating. Book and travel by April 15, 2012.
4. Luxury NYC Apartment – Purchase a voucher worth $250 towards a two-night stay at one of several Smart Apartment locations throughout Manhattan and greater New York City for $125. A $600 voucher is also available for $250. Book and travel by April 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. All of the above deals expire at 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2012.
Have you ever taken advantage of a Living Social Escape deal?