Washingtonian Daily Deals
$15 for $30 worth of food and drinks at Trusty’s
Trusty’s on Capitol Hill is a sports bar where patrons can watch games on the wall-to-wall plasma TVs, play board games with friends, and get drinks from the school-bus bar—yes, an actual school bus inside the bar. The menu features two types of chili, more than 25 beers, and typical bar fare. Pay $15 for a $30 bill.
$51 for 51 issues of The Economist (a $127 value)
Save 60 percent on a yearlong subscription to The Economist, one of the premier publications on global political and economic news. This deal also gives you full access to the Web site, The Economist in audio, the option of an iPad subscription, and a copy of The World in 2012, an annual volume that attempts to predict trends for the upcoming year.
Additional Groupon deals:
$30 for an hourlong intro to mixology class from Libations Bar School in Alexandria (a $60 value).
$10 for $20 worth of food and drink at Parkway Deli in Silver Spring.
$20 for $40 worth of cupcakes from Red Velvet Cupcakery
Red Velvet Cupcakery in Reston Town Center, DC’s Dupont Circle, and Penn Quarter creates familiar favorites such as carrot cake, and it also sells original concoctions such as the Morning Call (an espresso-infused chocolate cupcake). Indulge for half off. This voucher needs to be redeemed for a gift card by March 16, but the gift card won’t expire.
$20 for $50 worth of designer shoes at Shoe Retreat
Shoe Retreat in Gaithersburg and Rockville carries brand-name shoes for men, women, and children at discount prices. Spend $20 for $50 toward a purchase.
$25 for one month of martial-arts classes plus a free uniform at U.S. Tae Kwon Do Schools (a $244 value)
Tae Kwon Do Academy and Tae Kwon Do College collectively have 14 locations in Virginia and Maryland. The academy has a 20-year record of turning out national champions. The college offers classes for children and adults of all skill levels, and offers other forms of martial arts, yoga, and kickboxing. Spend a month perfecting your skills at a sport of your choice for $25, and get your uniform for free.
$10 for $20 worth of merchandise from Everything Nice Mulling Spice online
Everything Nice Mulling Spice offers organic mulled-spice mixes to add extra flavor to heated beverages. Try mulled wine (apple cider or grape juice for a non-alcoholic version) for half price.
$15 for $30 worth of holiday gifts from Cherry Moon Farms
Cherry Moon Farms online offers gift baskets, wines, farm-fresh fruit, spa packages, pet treats, children’s gifts, and more. This voucher is good for $30 of purchases, including shipping, but not including wine (alone or as part of a basket). Orders up to December 23 will be guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery (fees apply). Use code plumholiday to get an extra 10 percent off.
$69 for two private dance lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (a $190 value)
Whether you’re preparing for a wedding or training your two left feet, the professionals at Arthur Murray Dance will help you achieve your dance goals. Buy this deal for two judgment-free private lessons at any of the seven Maryland and Virginia locations.
$45 for four classes plus a one-year membership with the Little Gym (a $129 value)
The Little Gym offers movement and fitness classes for families, including children from four months to 12 years old, and pre- and post-natal mothers. This deal on four introductory classes for children, plus a one-year family membership is only valid at the Springfield and Alexandria locations. Classes fill up quickly, so register ahead of time.
$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, antique-furnished inn in historic Fredericksburg. Nearby attractions include Ferry’s Farm (where George Washington grew up), open 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 winetasting at the Potomac Point Vineyard.
Up to $1,790 for a six-day yoga-and-surfing retreat at Al Natural Resort in Panama
Sol Yoga is sponsoring this vacation, which takes place from January 23 through 29 at the Al Natural Resort in Bocas, Panama. The retreat includes yoga sessions, surf lessons, and rentals with Sol Yoga, as well as an itinerary of local tours, three daily meals at the resort, and nightlife trips. Pay $1,100 for a shared king bed or single bed in a shared room; $1,475 for a two-bed shared room or couple’s private room; or $1,790 for a single-bed private room. The cost of travel isn’t included in this deal, and travel insurance is mandatory.