Daily Deals Roundup

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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

The Washingtonian is shaking things up today: Instead of buying a voucher for a deal, you can give to a charity to enter a raffle for several deals. Prizes include $20 gift certificates to Ping Pong Dim Sum and a $50 certificate to Vapiano. What’s the Deal will match the funds for the charity that receives the most donations (the other organizations get to keep what they’ve received, of course). You can also bid on deals being auctioned off, such as tickets to Big Night DC’s New Year’s Eve party (a $240 value). The raffle will be drawn today at 6.

$3 for a group hike of Great Falls Park with Professionals in the City (a $20 value)
Professionals in the City organizes fun events in which Washingtonians can meet and mingle with like-minded peers. Today’s deal takes outdoorsy types on a four-mile hike along Difficult Run Stream at Great Falls Park in McLean on January 8 from noon to 2. Join the fun at 85 percent off.

$50 for a magic show and dinner for two at Primi Piatti (a $100 value)

Primi Piatti in downtown DC offers live entertainment and hearty Italian cuisine by owner/chef Savino Recine, who also performs magic tricks. Spend $50 for $100 worth of food and a magic show.

Additional Groupon deals:
$20 for $40 worth of ski gear, or $20 for a $40 ski tuneup at Ski Chalet in Chantilly, Arlington, or Gaithersburg.
$15 for a month of deluxe washes at Speedy Green Car Wash in Manassas Park (a $30 value).

$25 for five classes at Bikram Yoga Takoma Park (a $115 value)

Bikram Yoga Takoma Park offers “hot yoga”—90 minutes, 26 poses, a 105-degree room. See if the sweat suits you at 78 percent off.

Additional LivingSocial deals:

Up to 52 percent off three laser-hair-removal sessions from Berman Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center in Sterling (up to $240 value).
$55 for $150 to spend on custom framing from A to Z Art and Framing in Rockville.

$35 for a specialty-bread gift basket from Baking Bread (a $50 value)

Baking Bread online creates gift baskets full of artisanal baked goods made from family recipes. Pay $35 for a specialty-bread basket, which includes five cinnamon rolls, two miniature wheat loaves, 12 potato rolls, and more.

Plum District

$20 for $40 worth of Pampers from Diapers.com

Diapers.com is an online megastore for all your baby needs. This deal gives you $40 worth of Pampers diapers at half price.

$29 for four classes from the Dance Factory (a $69 value)
The Dance Factory in Arlington offers a variety of dance forms for students of all levels, including ballroom, Latin, swing, and more. Pay $29 and choose one dance style for four consecutive weeks of classes (one class per week).

$125 for a Jump!Zone small birthday party (a $255 value)
Jump!Zone in Columbia and Owings Mills is a sprawling play zone for kids ages two through 12 featuring moon bounces, slides, obstacle courses, and a closed safe area for toddlers. This deal on a small birthday party for 15 guests ($7 per each additional child) includes 65 minutes for play-zone time, 40 minutes in a private party room, paper plates, cups, napkins, and utensils. Food, drinks, and other extras aren’t included but can be added at an additional cost. The party must be booked within six months of purchasing this voucher.


LivingSocial Escapes

$117 for a two-night weekday stay, or $157 for a two-night weekend stay at Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast Inn and Retreat in Elkton, Maryland (a $235 value)
Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast Inn and Retreat is made for lovers, with suites featuring fireplaces, robes, and a personal whirlpool. The deal includes a complimentary bottle of wine and a box of chocolates, continental breakfast, and 20 percent off at the inn’s spa. The property sits in the scenic Brandywine Valley, near the thousand-acre Longwood Gardens, the Winterthur Museum, horseback riding, and the Fair Hill Inn restaurant, known for its wine selection.

MindBodyGreen Travel

$1,240 for five nights or $1,626 for a seven-night all-inclusive getaway for two at Pura Vida Spa in Costa Rica
To take advantage of this deal, you must arrive to Pura Vida Spa no later than January 15. This all-inclusive deal features three daily meals (including vegetarian options), two daily yoga sessions, an hourlong massage, eco-adventure tours (including the Waterfall Gardens and Poas volcano), a guided hike, and shuttle service to and from San Jose International Airport. There are three levels of accommodations (ranging in price): the Tentalow, a “luxury” tent with all the amenities of a room including the same beds, electricity, and wall-to-wall carpet; Deluxe Vista, with a floor plan similar to that of an apartment or suite; and the Super Deluxe Tri-Level, which is similar to a three-floor condo. You may choose one king bed or two twins for any of the accommodation levels.

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