|[November 13, 2012]
Sugar and Spice and Shopping Done Right with LivingSocial
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
With the inevitable flurry of activity the holiday season brings, it's
hard to get everything checked off your to-do list. This year,
LivingSocial (News - Alert) is decked out to be the one-stop for all of your holiday
needs. Whether shopping for presents to put under the tree, searching
for smart deals, or looking to give to those in need, LivingSocial is
the place to go for it all.
"Holidays are meant to be shared with friends and family, not in long
lines at a shopping mall," said Jake Maas, SVP of Consumer Businesses at
LivingSocial. "Not only does our at-your-fingertips approach make it
easy to discover great gifts and save money, but LivingSocial is also
offering members the opportunity to give to others through our
partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation."
Beginning today, LivingSocial members in the U.S. can give $5 to Toys
for Tots, a 65-year old nonprofit dedicated to spreading holiday cheer
for kids in need. For every donation, Toys"R"Us, LivingSocial, and other
corporate partners will match that gift with up to $1 million of toys.
"Partnering with LivingSocial is an easy, convenient way for consumers
to support less fortunate children right in their own community," said
retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Pete Osman, President and CEO of Marine
Toys for Tots Foundation. "With $5 and a click of the mouse, anyone can
help make a child's holiday season special."
Aside from online contributions, members can also donate offline.
Approximately 100 LivingSocial merchants are participating in a toy
drive, collecting new, unwrapped presents to benefit the Toys for Tots
program. Select businesses across Atlanta, D.C., Miami, Minneapolis, and
Seattle have joined the effort.
This is the second year in a row LivingSocial and Toys for Tots have
collaborated to help brighten the season for disadvantaged children.
Since the foundation's establishment in 1947, Toys for Tots has
delivered more than 452 million toys to more than 209 million kids
across the country. According to the U.S. Census, almost 22% of children
under the age of 18 are still living in poverty, making donations as
meaningful as ever.
The Toys for Tots-LivingSocial offer is available now at LivingSocial.com.
This year LivingSocial is launching its first ever Holiday Gift Guide,
which will showcase a variety of fantastic presents for everyone on your
list. Starting November 18, members can shop through five unique gift
collections based on recipient personas. Navigate through the personas
to find a great gift for that special someone who loves:
Exploring - gifts to include sailing
lessons, snow tubing, live music events, and hot air balloon rides
(offers vary by market).
Indulgence - spa packages, exclusive gift
boxes, manicure/pedicures, massages, and more.
Family Fun - children's museum
admissions, popular toys, bounce passes, sporting experiences, and
Eats and Treats - gourmet markets, wine
and brewery tours, kitchen gadgets, brunch and bistro offers, and more.
Fitness - golf rounds, personal training
sessions, yoga and spinning classes, bike maintenance, and more.
Do your wallet (and stress level) a favor by shopping at LivingSocial
November 18 - December 2. Our shop now, save later promotion lets you
give yourself a gift simply by shopping for others!
Members who spend $25 during the shop and save window will earn $10 in
Deal Bucks. These funds will be added to accounts automatically. Then,
come back to LivingSocial December 22 - January 5 to use those
well-earned Deal Bucks on a great product or experience that's still on
your wish list!*
LivingSocial offers are delivered to members through the LivingSocial
website, a daily email blast and through apps for iPhone (News - Alert) and Android
For a full list of LivingSocial products and the cities where products
are available, go to livingsocial.com.
Follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) at twitter.com/livingsocial.
Join us on Facebook (News - Alert) at facebook.com/livingsocial.
LivingSocial products and services are subject to the Terms and
Conditions found at livingsocial.com/terms.
*Additional terms may apply.
LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things
to do in your city. With unique and diverse offerings each day, we
inspire members to discover everything from weekend excursions to
one-of-a kind events and experiences to exclusive gourmet dinners to
family aquarium outings and more. We help local businesses grow by
introducing them to high-quality new customers and give merchants the
tools to make our members their regulars. Based in Washington, D.C.,
LivingSocial now has more than 70 million members around the world.
About Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization
authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps to provide fundraising and other
necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots
Program. Now in its 65th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message
of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book
during the Christmas holiday season. Our gifts offer these children
hope, recognition, and a positive memory they will cherish for a
lifetime. Many of the books, games, and sports equipment that we provide
as gifts make a significant contribution to the educational, social and
physical development of these children. In 2011, Marines distributed
toys to more than 7.2 million children who might not have otherwise
experienced the magic of the Christmas holiday season.
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