So What’s the Deal
58 percent off trees planted in your name for Earth Day from Carbonfund.org
Carbonfund.org is dedicated to fighting global warming. With this deal, pay $10 to have 20 trees planted in Haiti (a $20 value) by farmers who live on the land and are learning sustainable agriculture through Carbonfund. Or you can pay $25 for 60 trees (a $60 value). The deal expires in July, and the same one is being offered at Wow.com.
$25 for $50 worth of spa services at Azure Dream Day Spa in Arlington
Azure Dream Day Spa in Arlington offers skin care, massage, hair removal, and cosmetic services. This deal gives you $50 to spend on services of your choice (eyebrow waxing or threading, for example, costs $25 to $30).
$25 for $50 worth of men’s clothing and accessories from CuffLinks.com
CuffLinks.com says they're the largest cuff-link retailer in the world, featuring a plethora of designers and custom options; the Web site also sells men’s shirts, ties, and accessories (such as money clips). Add $50 worth of merchandise to your wardrobe for half off.
$60 for $200 toward custom framing from the Art Gallery at the Washington Design Center
The staff of the Art Gallery at the Washington Design Center in Southwest DC has more than 20 years of experience with delicate artwork. Buy this deal for 70 percent off $200 worth of customized-framing services (staff will even come to your home for a consultation if necessary).
Up to 63 percent off several services from Salon Amarti
It’s special-occasion season—proms, weddings, graduations—which means salon-service prices are steeper than usual. Dodge that bullet with discounted services from Salon Amarti in Old Town. Here are the available deals:
• $39 for a manicure and pedicure (a $78 value)
• $49 for a haircut, gloss, and style (a $100 value)
• $55 for a makeup application, shampoo, and blow-out (a $110 value)
• $69 for a color treatment, haircut, and style (a $145 value)
• $89 for partial highlights, haircut, and style (a $185 value)
• $149 for a Keratin treatment (a $400 value)
$15 for $30 to spend at the Tea Spot online
The Tea Spot is an emporium for tea aficionados, and it sells mostly organic loose teas (ranging from oolong to yerba maté), tea blends, and accessories for better brewing. Get $30 worth of the site’s offerings for half off. Shipping isn’t included but is a $6 flat rate in the continental US (purchases beyond $80 ship for free).
$45 for five dozen gourmet mini-cupcakes from the Last Crumb (a $90 value)
The Last Crumb in Gaithersburg makes mini-cupcakes for optimal flavor-sampling without overdoing it. You can select up to three flavors, including banana, lemon, vanilla, raspberry-fusion, and vanilla/chocolate. Delivery can be arranged for an additional fee of up to $25; the deal expires August 31.
Deals for Deeds
$50 for a Super Scrub body treatment at Nusta Spa (a $100 value)
Nusta Spa in downtown DC is the only spa to achieve LEED Gold status, and it offers massage, skin and nail care, hair removal, and cosmetic and general pampering services. This deal gives you half off a 50-minute Super Scrub body treatment, which uses Dead Sea salts and/or a maple-sugar body scrub to stimulate circulation for an overall glow. The deal expires in October.
Check out Plum District, Home Run, and DealOn for more deals.
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 select destinations across Virginia include $50-per-night rooms, free upgrades, buy-one-get-one-free admissions, and more.
$206 for a two-night stay for two at the secluded Inn at Lost River in West Virginia (a $412 value)
The Inn at Lost River in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia is a tranquil farmhouse amid the state’s green hills. In addition to the natural beauty, amenities include free wi-fi and HDTV, three-course breakfast with Champagne, a wine-cheese-and-charcuterie hour for two, one gourmet lunch, a $50 voucher for snacks (if you decide to go hiking or horseback riding), and a gift of a new board game to enjoy with your significant other. Reservations for this deal are available for a Sunday and Monday or for a Friday and Saturday starting May 27. Additional blackout dates apply (check the fine print).
$349 for a package deal for the Wanderlust Yoga and Music Festival in Vermont
The Wanderlust Festival began in 2009 on the West Coast, and this year organizers are bringing it to Stratton Mountain from June 22 through 26. The $349 price includes only lodging at the Inn at Stratton Mountain; you can pay $450 for that plus a Sage Festival pass (four-day pass for three yoga classes per day, all music events, and lift access), hiking trails, and gondola rides, free wi-fi access, and a gift bag. You can also pay an additional $140 for round-trip transportation from New York to Vermont. You must pay in full by June 8; payment plans are available.