LivingSocial Delivers Cyber Monday and Online Holiday Shopping Deals to Visa Cardholders

by News Guy on November 29, 2010

Visa Free Deal Days allow Visa cardholders in select U.S. markets to gift LivingSocial Deals to family and friends

WASHINGTON D.C. – Nov. 29, 2010 – Cyber Monday, one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, is receiving a boost today thanks to LivingSocial (www.livingsocial.com), the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a great value, through a partnership with Visa. Beginning today, LivingSocial features Visa Free Deal Days, a two-week promotion giving Visa cardholders in select U.S. markets the opportunity to buy a LivingSocial deal and receive a second one for free to give to a friend or family member.

Visa Free Deal Days is live in New York City and Buffalo, NY; San Francisco, CA; San Antonio and Houston, TX; Cleveland and Akron-Canton, OH; Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Southern Connecticut.  Shoppers in these markets can enjoy local experiences at a great value, like $20 of cupcakes in Akron-Canton, OH today for $10, and a $40 theater ticket in New York City for $20 or an $85 facial in Houston, TX for $25 tomorrow.

“LivingSocial is the perfect way for Visa cardholders to experience new and exciting local adventures  – like the spa around the corner or the hot new restaurant opening down the street – we are providing a unique way to discover your neighborhood,” said Tim O’Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial.  “This holiday season is the perfect time to support local merchants, try something new and share fun experiences with family and friends.”

Led and planned by LivingSocial’s exclusive advertising sales partner, appssavvy (www.appssavvy.com), the Visa Free Deal Days campaign runs through December 13, 2010.

“We’re focused on engaging audiences and their social activities in relevant and meaningful ways,” said Chris Cunningham, co-founder and CEO of appssavvy.  “The Visa Free Deal Days campaign demonstrates how a global brand is engaging social in a unique and innovative fashion during the online holiday shopping season.”

As the premier social discovery network, LivingSocial lets anyone experience the hottest restaurants, shops, activities and services in their area. The company has dedicated area experts on the ground in every market working directly with business owners, and constantly researching the best in local adventures to bring a savings of 50% to 70% for its 10 million worldwide subscribers. Cashing in on LivingSocial Deals is easy: the site offers a new promotion every morning, announced through its website, daily email, Twitter, Facebook, iPhone or Android app. Live for 24 hours, the Deal is available to anyone who clicks on it. Additionally, LivingSocial’s unique referral model gives users their Deal for free if they refer three friends who also participate.

About LivingSocial

LivingSocial is the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a great value, inviting anyone to save up to 50% to 70% each day on their favorite restaurants, spas, sporting events, hotels and other local attractions in major markets. LivingSocial has an extensive subscriber base of 10 million, and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. To sign up for Deals in your market, or to find out more information about LivingSocial, visit www.livingsocial.com. You can also follow LivingSocial on Twitter at www.twitter.com/livingsocial.

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