So What’s the Deal
36 percent off cornhole, bocce, and shuffleboard league registration from United Social Sports
United Social Sports is an organized league of young Washington professionals playing social sports while networking and bonding over drinks and team spirit. The six-to-eight-week spring season features cornhole, bocce, and shuffleboard played in Reston, Bethesda, Arlington, and DC. Pay $29 to sign up for the league of your choice (up to a $45 value); membership includes an official player T-shirt, drink discounts, nightly prize giveaways, the end-of-the-year-party and, of course, a chance to make new friends.
$20 for a two-day ticket to the Great Grapes Festival (a $35 value)
The Great Grapes Festival in Reston is April 30 and May 1 from noon to 6. The festival features more than 200 wines from 20 local wineries, cooking demonstrations, exhibitors, and entertainment. There’ll also be a kid-friendly craft area—kids under 12 enter free.
$25 for $50 worth of food and drink at Ozio Restaurant and Lounge
Ozio, located near DC’s Dupont Circle, specializes in martinis—the venue is also a restaurant and cigar bar (so if you don’t like the smell of smoke, fair warning). Spend $25 for $50 worth of drinks and menu items such as smoked-salmon or eggplant pizza. The deal can’t be used after midnight and expires October 8.
Half off tickets to the Nationals-versus-Brewers game (a $36 value)
The time has come for long afternoons at the ballpark under a clear sky. Kick back for half the price when the Nationals take on the Milwaukee Brewers April 17. Pay $18 for a field-level corner seat (normally $36), $15 for a mezzanine-level right-field or left-field seat (a $30 value), $12 for an outfield field-level seat (regularly $24), or pay $9 for an upper-infield gallery-level seat (normally $18). Oh, and April 17 is Family Day at Nationals Park, which means kids 12 and under can run the bases, get autographs from a few players, and more.
$15 for $30 worth of customized girls’ clothing from FashionPlaytes.com
FashionPlaytes.com allows girls to customize hoodies, T-shirts, and dresses with rhinestones, ribbon, and more. Get $30 worth of added flair for half the price—domestic shipping is a $6 flat rate.
$50 for an Italian-ice party from Carmen’s On the Fly (a $100 value)
With this deal, Carmen’s On the Fly Italian Ice Carts will bring summer treats to any celebration for half the usual price. The deal is good for about 25 servings, and your server will bring at least four of the most popular flavors. Carmen’s can serve celebrations up to 15 miles from its Rockville location—additional distances will be charged by mileage.
Deals for Deeds
$20 for $40 worth of food and drink at Ketchup
Ketchup at National Harbor puts an upscale spin on American picnic and comfort food (barbecue bison burgers and fried jalapeño mac and cheese, for example). The restaurant also makes three varieties of ketchup, which can be added to any dish. Have a $40 meal for half off.
$40 for $85 of handmade designer jewelry from ChicGemsEtc.com
ChicGemsEtc.com sells affordable accessories featuring minerals, metals, and other materials. Browse the site and purchase $85 worth of whatever you’d like for 53 percent off.
Check out Tippr and Home Run 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 admissions, and more.
$388 for a five-night stay for two in Puerto Vallarta (a $775 value)
This deal gives you a five-night stay at Fiesta Americana in Puerto Vallarta, where guests can zipline over the Sierra Madre Mountains, snorkel in Banderas Bay, or lounge in the resort’s spa. Your accommodations include lodging in a superior room, 50 percent off all spa treatments, 50 percent off the resort’s tours and adventures, and 25 percent off all hotel meals and drinks. Plus, kids under 12 stay and eat for free.
$1,279 for a yoga retreat with Kathryn Budig in Mexico
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 ocean-view 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.