Looking for local deals? Check these websites for all kinds of savings, all over DC…and beyond.

Certifikid – This is THE deal site for parents in the Washington, DC-Metro area (and Baltimore, Philly, & Pittsburgh, too).  Every single discount offered has families in mind — you can find classes, birthday parties, eateries, kids activities and entertainment, camps, and much, much more at significantly reduced costs.

Groupon – Another original, their offers run the local gamut — eateries, classes, services, museums — and they’ve also had several “no-brainer” national deals for stores that many parents patronize, like, Old Navy, and Gap.

Ebates – So this one isn’t actually a DC deal site, but it’s definitely one to bookmark, especially if you regularly shop online. You get cash back on purchases, anywhere from 3-10% (possibly more if there’s a daily double), from just about every store imaginable on the Internet. It can add up when you get the quarterly payout!

Goldstar – Specializing in savings on entertainment, I recommend always checking this site before purchasing tickets.  They often have steep discounts on theatre, tours, museum admission, and more. The catch is that it’s usually for select dates, but if you have an open calendar, you can snag a great deal.

ScoutMob – This is as much a must-download app as it is a go-to website. These “curious purveyors of local” scout out great small local businesses and offer discounts to many of them, and without a single catch. There’s no deal to buy, just have your phone handy with the ScoutMob promo, and you can save on everything from food to goods to events. The best part is that you can see what’s being offered near where you are in real time. Bottom line: Download now. (Update: This site is no longer running.)

ScoreBig – This online ticket outlet for live events — sports, music, theatre, and more — lets you propose a price on seats. They may or may not accept the offer, but when they do, you can potentially score really big.

The Capitol Deal – Brought to you by the Washington Post, they deliver discounts on local entertainment, dining, fashion, home, travel, and more. (Update: This site is no longer running.)

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  2. Hi. I love what you do and have enjoyed your posting for years as a guide to use with my twin girls. Because of the recent turn of events, I have decided to create an online family-friendly yoga class. Is this something that could be shared on your site/emails?

    Our COVID-19 crisis has helped reveal an important truth; we need to bring joyful movement and breath into our family homes (to help parents as well as our youths). We (Alston with the occasional help of her twin/tween daughters) offer playful yoga classes to build connection and a space for you and others embracing yoga as the anchor. This is a non-competitive, judgment-free, and inclusive yoga environment: all shapes and sizes, colors and ages, are welcomed. Join us with an open heart and an open mind. Big Love Yoga is a virtual space to find joy, a place to breathe, and a time to return home.

    I am currently offering 1 class a day (different yoga options: Flow, Play, Yin and Nidra) Sunday to Friday through April (and then we see where our world is!). My Deal twins will be joining for some if not all of the classes. All are welcome to take their first Big Love Yoga class for free. All classes are donation-based hosted on Zoom.

    Feel we all need some help/release from our current norm and the joys of the new distance learning situation!

    Please consider taking a class:

    Thank you for your consideration on this matter; and greatly appreciate all that you do!

    Stay safe and sane!

    With gratitude and big love,


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