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LivingSocial Launches 'Deals' Social Coupons for New Yorkers to Save on Restaurants, Spas and Local Merchants

LivingSocial.com (PR Newswire) - 31 August 2009

LivingSocial Launches 'Deals' Social Coupons for New Yorkers to Save on Restaurants, Spas and Local Merchants

Top Facebook Application Developer Brings Group Discounts and Savings to NYC Following Successful Pilot Program in Washington D.C.

LivingSocial.com logoWASHINGTON and NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ -- LivingSocial, the social media developer behind top Facebook application "Visual Bookshelf" and its flagship application "LivingSocial," today announced the launch of "LivingSocial Deals" in New York City, a group couponing program that lets LivingSocial fans save an average of more than 50% off at the hottest local restaurants, spas, sporting events, hotels, and more.

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"LivingSocial Deals" offers local merchants, such as today's deal for 60% off with restaurant Brio, the opportunity to engage with LivingSocial's active community of more than 60 million people. One offer per day is announced every morning through Facebook, Twitter, and email, and as soon as the sign-up quota for each offer is met, the coupons are distributed. Users have to 'beat the clock,' as the offer is only good until midnight of that day.

"The pilot program has been really popular in Washington D.C., so we're excited about launching in New York City, and eventually nationwide," says Tim O'Shaughnessy, CEO and Co-founder of LivingSocial. "Who doesn't want a killer deal on luxury spa treatments or tickets to a game? That's why people are spreading the word to friends on Facebook and Twitter, so the program builds incredible buzz for our merchant partners. Additionally, our merchants get great branding opportunities and reach hundreds of thousands of local consumers by simply participating in the program."

The program works by bringing customers hungry for new experiences at great prices to local merchants eager to bring a new clientele through their doors. In the one month Washington D.C. trial, LivingSocial Deals has sold thousands of deals on behalf of merchants worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

"By partnering with LivingSocial, awareness of Co Co. Sala reached thousands of customers who might not otherwise have ever stepped through our doors, because they bridge the gap between online and offline interests perfectly," says Bharet Malhotra, Co-Owner of Co Co. Sala, a chocolate lounge in Washington, D.C. "What's more, the LivingSocial team made me feel like we were true partners, fully invested in helping me grow my business."

In addition to the New York launch, the company plans to roll out "LivingSocial Deals" in cities nationwide in coming months. For more information, go to http://deals.livingsocial.com/.

About LivingSocial

LivingSocial is a social discovery tool for reviewing, sharing and organizing favorite things. As the creator of top Facebook applications "Visual Bookshelf" and its flagship application "LivingSocial," LivingSocial is the most comprehensive interest-based online community, where 60 million people gather to catalogue favorite books, music, movies, video games, television shows, restaurants, beer, slopes, iPhone apps and more. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C. To start cataloging your interests, or to find out more information about LivingSocial, visit www.livingsocial.com.

Source: LivingSocial

CONTACT: Amy Jackson of Atomic PR, +1-415-609-2435, amy@atomicpr.com,
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Web Site: http://www.livingsocial.com/

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