Daily Deals Roundup

Hot-air-balloon ride, whitewater rafting, spa and salon deals, and more

Every day we find the best deals from around the area and gather them here. Check back tomorrow for more discounts on products, food, and fun.

Washingtonian Daily Deals

50 percent off hair services at Suissa Salon or Michel Rene for Hair

Suissa Salon in McLean and Michel Rene in Vienna are offering four half-price deals. First-time customers only can pay $35 for a haircut and blow dry (a $70 value) or $60 for highlights (a $120 value); for any customer a Brazilian keratin express treatment is $50 (a $100 value), and a facial and hand treatment—available only at Michel Rene—is $50 (a $100 value). All hair services are performed by owner Michel Suissa.

$20 for $40 worth of food and drink at Marrakesh Palace

Marrakesh in DC’s Dupont Circle offers Morrocan meals and live belly dancing in a richly decorated but casual setting. Food is served communal style, and entrées include lamb stew and vegetable couscous. Have a $40 meal for half off.

Beginner whitewater-rafting-lesson package from Potomac Sports
Get adventurous with these whitewater deals from Potomac Sports in Rockville. Pay $292 for a two-year beginner whitewater-lesson package, which gives you four introductory lessons between April and October, additional weekly practice, and free kayak rentals anytime (a $585 value). If you want to jump right in after your lessons, pay $325 for the same package plus $100 worth of kayak accessories. You can also buy $100 worth of kayaking gear for $50 at Potomac Sports.

Additional Groupon deals:

$20 for $70 worth of salon and spa services at Salon 730 in Fredericksburg.
$10 for $20 worth of books and more at Reiter’s Books in downtown DC.
$55 for a chemical peel or microdermabraision at Medical Cosmetic Enhancements in Chevy Chase (up to $200 value).


Up to 51 percent off tickets to a Washington Wizards game

Our home team is offering discounted tickets to one of two games at the Verizon Center: December 29 against the Pacers or January 1 against the Hornets. Pay $17 for an upper-level 400 seat (normally $35), $50 for a lower-level 100 seat (regularly $80), or $147 for a seat in a VIP box (regularly $225).


$135 for a hot-air-balloon ride from Valley Ballooning (a $225 value)

Valley Ballooning in Woodstock, Virginia, won’t take you around the world in 80 days, but you can spend 30 minutes to an hour floating by amazing views of the Shenandoah Valley. The flights take place on weekends only around sunrise or sunset, and the whole experience (setup, takeoff, and landing) lasts three to four hours. This voucher is redeemable between April and next December. There are a few restrictions: Pregnant women are not permitted to fly, passengers must be between 4½ and 6½ feet tall, and those over 230 pounds pay an additional $1 per pound due to fuel costs.

Plum District

$50 for an hourlong massage at Body Dynamics (a $100 value)

Body Dynamics in Bethesda is offering half-price stress/pain/tension relief: Pay $50 for your choice of a Swedish, sports, deep-tissue, or postnatal massage.

$15 for $40 toward any book rental plan from Book Pig

Book Pig is a kind of Netflix for children’s books. The site carries thousands of titles for all reading levels and interests. And if your children get attached to particular stories, you can opt to buy them at a reduced price. Pay $15 for $40 toward any of four membership options: $15 for four books per month, $23 for eight, $29 for 12, or $33 for 16.


$15 for $30 worth of food at the Backyard Grill

It’s always grilling season at the Backyard Grill in Manassas, which serves ribs, steaks, fries, and other finger-licking foods associated with warm sunshine, cold beer, and green backyards. The restaurant is also a sports bar, with four 101-inch projection screens and ten TVs showing nonstop games. And its menu features 25 meals for under $11, so this deal goes far.


$80 car detail service right in your driveway from Mobile One Detailing (a $160 value)

With this deal from Mobile One Detailing, you can make your car sparkle without lifting a finger. Well, you do have to lift one finger to dial the number and point the workers toward your car, but that’s it. The professionals at Mobile One will bring everything else (even their own water). The detailing includes an exterior wash, interior vacuum, dusting, and shampooing, body wax, and much more. The company serves all of Washington; pay half the regular price to show your car some love.


LivingSocial Escapes
$121 for a one-night stay for two at the Inn at the Olde Silk Mill in Fredericksburg, Virginia (a $243 value)

The Inn at the Olde Silk Mill is a plush, antiques-furnished inn in historic Fredericksburg. Nearby attractions include Ferry’s Farm, where George Washington grew up (open to the public for tours and hikes), Kenmore, an elegant Colonial mansion, and several tour companies that explore Fredericksburg’s rich history. This deal includes breakfast, a bistro lunch, and a winetasting at the Potomac Point Vineyard.

MindBodyGreen Travel

As low as $709 for a three-night, all-inclusive last-minute getaway for two at Prana del Mar in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

To take advantage of this deal, you must arrive to Prana del Mar no later than December 27. The solar-powered yoga retreat along the beach and near a mountain range offers hiking, horseback riding, ATVs, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and more. Pay $709 for three nights in a standard room, $959 for four nights, or $1,169 for five nights; or spend $979 for three nights in a suite, $1,289 for four nights, or $1,559 for five nights. The deal includes three daily meals, a midmorning yoga class, and all taxes and fees.

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