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Daily Deals Roundup
Go Canadian, take a bartending class, a new LivingSocial escape, and more
Washingtonian Daily Deals
Up to 59 percent off apartment or house cleaning from Maid Easy
If “clean up” is usually the first item on your to-do list to fall by the wayside, this deal from Maid Easy could be the solution. Pay $55 to have cleaners tidy your two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment (a $135 value), or pay $99 for a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home (a $190 value).
Up to 60 percent off Intro to Mixology and Bartending Basics class at Authentic Bartending School of Maryland
Whether you become a mixologist or not, having bartending skills can make for great social moments. The Authentic Bartending School of Maryland in Hyattsville is offering a deal on its introductory class: Take one session for $30 (a $75 value), or pay $60 for the class plus the bartending-basics manual, which is required reading to complete the school’s certification program (a $145 value).
Half off merchandise at Calvert Woodley Fine Wines & Spirits
This wine shop in DC’s Woodley Park offers hundreds of wines, whiskeys, bourbons, and other spirits. There’s also an equally well-stocked deli and cheese counter, featuring H&H Bagels shipped daily from New York and more than 130 cheeses from all over the world. Pay $38 for four bottles of wine (three reds and one white), or pay $10 for $20 worth of anything in store.
Additional Groupon deals:
$20 for $40 worth of jewelry and accessories at Whats-In-Store online.
$5 for $10 worth of Cold Stone Creamery in Largo.
$40 for admission to the “Canadian for Eh Night” party from Urban Escapes (an $80 value)
Urban Escapes invites you to pledge allegiance to the maple leaf for a night with its “Canadian for Eh Night” party at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel (January 22 and 29 at 8:30). The evening features ice skating, curling, broom ball, Canadian food, live DJ, and of course, three free bottles of Molson beer for everyone. Transportation to and from DC’s Woodley Park is available for an additional $20.
$99 for laser hair-removal from Althea Medspa (up to $720 value)
Althea Medspa in Leesburg is offering three laser hair-removal treatments for the body part of your choice. This deal is up to 86 percent off the normal price.
$25 for your choice of a 30-minute relaxation service from the Metta Center (a $50 value)
Metta Center in Burke specializes in a variety of wellness-and-relaxation treatments. This deal gives you half off a 30-minute Swedish deep-tissue massage, Japanese facial, aromatherapy session, or reflexology treatment.
$84 for a three-hour house cleaning from Elegant Touch, which serves all of Washington (a $175 value).
$99 for eight sessions of early-childhood music classes at Sitar Arts Center (a $195 value)
Sitar Arts Center in DC’s Adams Morgan offers classes in the arts for infants through five-year-olds. This deal gives you eight age-appropriate early-childhood music classes in which your child will sing, move, and learn about instruments. You must redeem the voucher by January 22 to enroll in the class, which is held weekly from January 24 through March 14.
Deals for Deeds
$25 for $50 worth of food and drink at Langston Bar & Grille
Langston Bar & Grille in Northeast DC's Atlas District serves Southern soul food using organic and free-range ingredients. Buy the deal for $50 worth of menu items, such as the salmon cakes with cheese grits and candied sweet potatoes. A portion of the proceeds from this deal goes toward a month of meals for one client of the DC nonprofit Food & Friends (which costs $750).
$60 for $120 worth of salon services at Salon Ayanna
Salon Ayanna in DC’s Shaw neighborhood offers a list of services that go beyond “cut and blow dry,” including hair consultations, both chemical and non-chemical straightening methods, curling, scalp treatments, and more. Try this brand of expertise for half off $120 worth of treatments.
$157 for one night for two plus amenities at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia (a $315 value)
The Homestead is a sprawling red-brick resort sitting on 3,000 scenic acres of Virginia’s Hot Springs mountains, and features golf courses, hiking trails, a spa, skiing, and more. This 50-percent-off deal gives you a one-night stay for two in a standard classic room (your choice of one king-size bed or two doubles), plus a $100 outdoor-activities credit and complimentary breakfast for two.
$1,570 for an eight-day/seven-night Kaia Yoga retreat at Blue Spirit in Costa Rica (a $1,950 value)
Blue Spirit in Costa Rica is a sustainable yoga resort, and this retreat runs from February 26 through March 5. It includes three meals a day; beach, pool, library, and wifi access; early-morning yoga classes; and evening activities and events. You can pay $1,570 for the double-occupancy Hermitage Room with two twin beds, a private bathroom, solar-heated water, and partial mountain and beach views; $1,750 for a single-occupancy Hermitage Room with one queen-size bed; $1,520 for a double-occupancy Eco Cottage, away from the main building, with solar-powered everything and a private bathhouse; or $1,760 for a single-occupancy Eco Cottage. Notify Kaia Yoga if you’re sharing a double-occupancy with someone else who has purchased a ticket.