Every day, LivingSocial offers heavily discounted prices on local restaurants, event tickets and services. On Black Friday, they’re doing away with the zip code, to present a list of national deals that they hope will make the holidays merrier for both their customers and their marketing partners.
Among the LivingSocial Black Friday deals are $25 for $50 worth of accessories at Verizon, $10 for $20 at OfficeMax, and Hearst magazine subscriptions for only $5.
Keeping in the holiday spirit, they’re also offering matching donations for Toys for Tots and Sketchers will donate a pair of shoes to charity for every one of their $20 for $40 vouchers sold.
On Cyber Monday, LivingSocial is sticking with the online theme, offering national deals on top internet sites. $25 for $50 at Bluefly.com, $20 for $40 at Red Envelope, and my favorite $10 for $20 worth of Skype credit.
Though consumers can buy these vouchers to give as gifts, many will buy them as a way of stretching their gift giving budget. Need a gift for two teen girls? One Bluefly voucher will get them each a bottle of Britney Spears cologne. Sadly, there aren’t enough LivingSocial vouchers on the planet to bring that Bluefly $2,316 Jimmy Choo handbag into my price range.
Santa, baby, where are you when I need you?