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Daily Deals Roundup
DC’s version of “The Amazing Race,” chocolate goodies, your own vegetable garden, and more
Washingtonian Daily Deals
Half off registration to the DC Challenge Adventure Race
The DC Challenge is America’s largest adventure race—form a team and race around the city, gathering clues and solving puzzles for the chance to win up to $750. The race is April 16 and ends with an outdoor party and costume contest at the Yards Park on the Southeast DC waterfront. Each teammate is required to register separately, and you must sign up by April 6.
$15 for $30 worth of services at Merrifield Tailor and Dry Cleaning
Merrifield Tailor and Dry Cleaning (Falls Church and Fairfax locations) offers a range of services at affordable prices, such as stain removal ($9 for a suit) and waist adjustments ($16 to $20 for women’s pants). Get $30 worth of services for half the price with this deal.
$35 for one body-wrap treatment at the Skin Care Center (a $70 value)
The hourlong body-wrap treatment at the Skin Care Center in Alexandria includes a moisturizing soak and heat-activated bandage wrap to help purge toxins, boost circulation, and burn fatty cells.
$20 for $45 worth of food and drink at the Reserve
The Reserve in downtown DC offers an upscale small-plates menu (with items such as Kobe-beef sliders), wine, and cocktails. Have a $45 meal at 56-percent savings.
$10 for $20 worth of goods from Chocolate.com
Chocolate.com is an online emporium featuring confections from artisanal chocolatiers all over the country. The site sells everything from truffles to caramel corn to vegan, sugar-free, kosher, organic, gluten-free, and fair-trade options.
$12 for a custom, at-home hair-coloring kit from eSalon.com (a $25 value)
The Web site eSalon.com asks you to fill out an online questionnaire about your hair type, preferences, and color history and then formulates a shade based on your answers. The company uses salon-quality products, and the kit includes an application brush and bowl, protective cape, hair clips, a digital timer, and step-by-step instructions. Shipping is included.
$55 for a home vegetable-garden consultation from My Organic Garden (a $95 value)
If you’ve ever wanted a vegetable garden, this deal from My Organic Garden can get you started. A professional will visit your home to discuss your goals and determine if your yard can support a vegetable garden. The deal also includes a soil test and results, recommendations on improving the soil, and what vegetables might grow best. You must schedule the consultation by July 31—summer vegetables should be planted by May 31—so plan accordingly. (If you miss that date, you can still plant a fall garden.)
Deals for Deeds
$60 for five barre classes from B.Fit Barre Studio (a $100 value)
B.Fit in DC’s Logan Circle is offering barre-work classes, which combine traditional ballet warmup with elements of Pilates core strengthening. Tone up with a five-class trial at 40 percent off.
Check out Plum District, Home Run, and DealOn for more deals.
$329 for a two-night weekday stay for two at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages in Harrisonburg, Virginia (normally $659)
By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages is a quiet former plantation in the scenic Shenandoah Valley with indoor and outdoor amenities and activities. Your accommodations include a featherbed, fireplace, whirlpool foot tubs, movies, and wi-fi. You’ll also receive breakfast each morning, a $10 voucher for the Harrisonburg Farmers Market or Grandma’s Pantry, tastings and discounts at area wineries, a $60 credit to one of two restaurants for dinner, and a $5 certificate to Kline’s Dairy Bar. You can upgrade to a luxury private cottage with delivered meals, Champagne, and a bed of silk rose petals for $499.
$895 for a five-day yoga retreat in San Pedro, Belize
This retreat, November 5 through 10, has something for everyone—activities include water sports on the second-largest barrier reef in the world, tours of Mayan ruins, trips into town, and more. Your stay includes a two yoga sessions each day, light breakfasts daily, vegetarian dinners, and beverages with each meal. The deal doesn’t include transportation (there’s a second short flight from Belize International Airport), lunches, optional excursions, alcoholic beverages, or travel insurance. See all of MindBodyGreen’s yoga and wellness retreats.