So What’s the Deal
$10 for a four mini-cocktail sampler and full cocktail at 19th Bar (a $25 value)
Located in downtown DC at 19th and I streets, 19th specializes in cocktails and socializing, with fun games such as cornhole and a “happier hour” with $4 Miller Lite and $6 cocktails. This deal gives you a sampler of four mini-cocktails plus a full order of the one you like best. There’s the Cereal Treat Martini made with marshmallow vodka, the Red and Stormy with beet rum, the Mango Habanero Margarita with lime and cilantro tequila, and the Fruit Juicy Cocktail. Taste them all at 60 percent off.
$10 for a standard oil change, 27-point inspection, and tire rotation at G&C Express (a $57 value)
G&C Express Tire and Auto Service in Chantilly and Manassas is offering a steal on car service. Get a standard oil change (if you use synthetic oil, you can give G&C your personal supply), a 27-point inspection (which checks all major electrical and mechanical components), and a tire rotation at an 82-percent discount.
$15 for 15 yoga classes from Buddha B Yoga (a $245 value)
This steal from Buddha B Yoga on DC’s U Street corridor gives you 15 drop-in classes of various types of yoga at 94 percent off.
$19 for $40 toward delivered flowers from the Enchanted Florist
The Enchanted Florist offers a variety of floral arrangements as well as gift baskets featuring products from Godiva, Starbucks, Burt’s Bees, and more. This deal gives you $40 to spend on the florist’s Web site; it’s good for a year, so you can use it for any occasion. Shipping is not included and depends on your purchase and how soon you’d like it delivered.
$99 for five delivered meals for two from Lynn’s Meals in Minutes (a $210 value)
Leave the cooking to someone else with this deal from Lynn’s Meals in Minutes, which gives you five days of meals for two. Menu choices include balsamic chicken with almond peppers, wild rice, and Brussels sprouts with almonds; Greek-style shrimp scampi over orzo with sautéed zucchini; and beef brisket, roasted potatoes, and carrots. All deliveries must be scheduled in advance and can be given as a gift; the service delivers from 1 to 4 on weekdays (excluding holidays). You can feed more than two people for an extra fee.
Deals for Deeds
$10 for $20 to spend at the Big Greek Cafe
The Big Greek Cafe in Silver Spring is a casual eatery that serves large portions at low prices. Have $20 worth of chicken souvlaki, falafel, baklava, and more for half off.
$12 for speed dating with Date & Dash (a $35 value)
Date & Dash hosts monthly social mixers and dating events (organized by age group) at nonthreatening locales in major cities across the country. You simply attend the event and note the people you’re interested in online, and within 72 hours the Web site will show you your “matches” (people who are interested in you, too). The next DC speed-dating events are April 25, May 25, and June 14 and 28. Age groups range from 22 through 48.
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Limited-time Facebook offer:
Throughout April, people who “like” the Virginia Is for Lovers Facebook page will have access to first-come, first-served travel deals through a special VADeals4DC tab. Offers from selected destinations across Virginia include $50-per-night rooms, free upgrades, buy-one-get-one-free admissions, and more.
$596 for a two-night weekday stay for two plus extras at the Inn at 202 Dover (a $1,240 value)
The Inn at 202 Dover in Easton, Maryland—a Victorian-style mansion built in 1874 on the Chesapeake Bay—has been voted one of the most romantic inns in the country. Your stay includes a bottle of sparkling wine, a vodka tasting with hors d’oeuvres, and house-made cookies. You can also opt to pay $648 for a weekend stay with a three-course dinner, breakfast each morning, and a bottle of Champagne.
$1,279 for a yoga retreat with Kathryn Budig in Mexico
Notable yogi Kathryn Budig is hosting this yoga retreat from November 5 through 12 at the eco-luxury resort Xinalani. The resort features open-air yoga studios; eco-adventures such as whale watching, surfing, and hiking; and an oceanview full-service spa. The deal includes three gourmet meals every day, daily yoga, airport transportation, bottled water, and nonalcoholic beverages with meals. Pay $1,279 for dorm-style accommodations with two full bathrooms and eight single beds, or pay $1,970 for a private ocean-view suite with an open-air private shower.