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Deals to Love

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I’ve noticed that many of the local deal sites are already embracing the spirit, presenting a slew of offers that would make perfect gifts and help celebrate the day. There are so many out there, that I went through the lot of them and found a bunch that sounded extra special, for both significant others and the kids. Be sure to note that some of these end soon or have limited quantities available, so don’t wait too long if you hope to make your Valentine’s day.

LivingSocial has loads of offers to indulge all kinds of interest as well as events that would make a great date. Here’s a selection of ’em:

$129 for a José Andrés-Designed Valentine’s Day Dinner at LivingSocial’s 918 F Street

$29 for a Sippin’ & Paintin’ class at LivingSocial’s 918 F Street

$79 for Sushi + Sumo + Saki Experience at LivingSocial’s 918 F Street

$132 for a Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Shenandoah Valley from Valley Ballooning

$29 for a Grill-Enhancing Grate and Brush from ManGrate

$47 for Six Bottles of Premium Wine from Potenza Wine in Downtown DC


Groupon looks like the go-to site for presents that pamper, and I don’t mean for baby bottoms. You can find deals on spa packages all around the DC-Metro, but if you’re looking for some adventure in a V-Day gift, they’ve got that, too — skydiving or paragliding, anyone? Here’s a sample of the many deals they’ve got going:

$45 Refresher Facial with Take-Home Products, or Aromatherapy Massage with Facial at Serenity Day Spa in Tenleytown

$39 for a Swedish Massage at Skin Beauty Lounge on Capitol Hill

$99 for One-Hour Signature or Couples Massage at Avi Day Spa in Great Falls

$39 for One 60-Minute Swedish Massage at Caressence Therapeutic Massage in Greenbelt

$20 for $40 Worth of Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie at Veritas Wine Bar near Adams Morgan

15-, 30-, or 60-Minute Tandem Power-Paragliding Session from $75 with East Coast PPG

$159 for One (or $315 for Two) Tandom Skydiving Session with DC Skydiving Center in Warrenton


Goldstar is your go-to site for a great date night. They have deals on some of the hottest tickets in town, from plays to concerts to sporting events to comedy shows to unique tours of the city. Goldstar has these V-Day suggestions, and I’ve picked a few with both adults and kids in mind:

Odyssey Cruises’ Luxury Brunch and Dinner Cruises: Dining, Dancing, Live Music and More starting at $78

David Mamet’s Race: A Dark Comedy/Mystery from Theater J starting at $15

The Tempest: Silent Shakespeare from Synetic Theater starting at $27.50

Nordic Cool 2013: Iceland Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center starting at $22

Unlimited Movies for One Year at Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse for $32.50

For the kids: Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries at the Warner Theatre starting at $17.50

Clifford the Big Red Dog Live at the Warner for $17.50

The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters at the Verizon Center for $32.50

Nordic Cool 2013: Kids Take Over in Little King Mattias for $11


A getaway is always a nice way to celebrate, even if it’s not on Feb. 14. If you can swing a night or two away, you can score pretty good discounts on both escapes from the city and in-town “staycations.” Here are a few that might get you booking:

$279 for a Two-Night Stay for Two at a Plantation Manse in the Maryland Countryside

$225 for a Two-Night Stay at a Historic Hotel + a Wine Tasting in Gettysburg

$279 for a Two-Night Stay for Two with Dinner, Flowers, and Chocolate-Covered Strawberries at High Meadows Vineyard Inn in Virginia Wine Country

$89/Night for a 4-Star Mystery Hotel target=”_blank” in Historic DC Neighborhood

Stay for Two at a Four-Star Hotel on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Starting at $115/Night

One- or Two-Night Stay for Two Adults and Up to Three Kids Plus Farm Tour for Four at The Inn at Mountain Quest in West Virginia Starting at $79

Stay for Two (Plus, Two Kids 12 and Under) at a Boutique Hotel in Midtown Manhattan Starting at $129/Night

And throwing this one out there because I’ve been to this resort, and it’s amazing: Four-Night Stay for Two at The Parador Resort & Spa in Manual Antonio Costa Rica Starting at $649.


Certifikid is the site to visit for Valentines for the kids. Right now, they have deals on weekdays open play passes for Joyful Jumps, subscriptions to National Geographic Kids & National Geographic Little Kids, personalized beach towels, customized necklaces for kids, the Turkey Hill Ice Cream Experience, and much more. Visit the website to check them all out.


And these don’t come from the deal sites, but you can still get a deal on them:

Kiwi Crate, the monthly kids craft box subscription, is offering a special Valentine’s Day deal right now — you can get 25% off the first month of a new subscription using the code LOVE. This expires 2/4, so get it soon! Read more about Kiwi Crate crafting ventures here.

Little Passports is a global adventure that comes in the mail every month in the form of letters, stickers, souvenirs, photos & more, focusing on different destinations each time. Kids can also access related games and activities online. Owen recently had the opportunity to check it out and enjoyed the virtual explorations. And right now you can get a $10 off a 6-month subscription using the code LOVING10 or $5 off a 3-month subscription using the code HEART5.

Happy V-Day!

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Introducing a New “Deals” Page

In case it’s not ridiculously apparent, I looove our local deal sites. As if having tons of great offerings for families right in our backyards isn’t enough, we can enjoy many of them at a discount thanks to the plethora of online companies offering all kinds of savings around the DC-Metro. And even more than helping us save a few bucks, these websites often serve as an introduction to new products, places, and experiences that help enrich our lives.

As you’re probably aware, I occasionally dedicate posts to listing deals I think might be of interest to readers. The thing is, there are always great offers available, I just don’t have the time to mention them all. So, I came up with a way to make it easy for you to scan them — by compiling links to local deal sites all on one KFDC page. Whether you’re looking for discounts that benefit your whole family, seeking a deal for a date night, or just want to treat yourself for less, there’s a good chance you’ll find it — and then some — among these websites offering savings on local…well, everything. (Plus a few offering travel deals for when you need an escape from the local.)

I’ll still post an occasional heads-up on can’t-miss deals, but you can bookmark this page to check during the interim.

Happy Savings!


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Where the Deals Are

I finally got around to checking out all the deal sites today and found a bunch of great offers for families.  Here’s a compilation of current discounts you might want to check out:

LivingSocial Family: Their DC Family section is featuring deals on dance classes at The David Center ($32 for month-long ballet), Sidwell Summer Camp ($199 for one week), a 6-week soccer clinic in Montgomery County ($60), and a family photo session from Susan Soleimani Photography ($75).

Juice in the City – Families can say “om” for less.  Pay just $49 for an 8-week kids & family yoga package or drop-in classes at Simon Says Yoga.

Certifikid – You’ve got your pick of deals here. Get a Carvel cake for $15, three karate lessons at various locations in the area AND a new uniform for $19, four private music lessons for $96, a Zoo-To-You birthday party from Leesburg Animal Park for $179, and an adult and child dinner at Jetties in Bethesda for $10.

Groupon – If your kids are adventurous eaters or mom and dad want a fun date night, this deal for Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant in Adams Morgan ($15 for $30 to spend) is worth a look.

Mamsource – Get in on a few national deals like $20 for $40 to spend on Kidorable apparel and accessories, $10 for thredUP kids clothing exchange, and $9 for Shoezooz education shoe stickers.

Plum District – Find a few good treats, including two dozen mini cupcakes for $29 and a 60-minute customized facial for just $59.

Happy Savings!



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The Juice on Two New Deals

Since Juice in the City launched in DC a couple of weeks ago, they consistently have been offering great deals on local goods and services for families. Today is no exception; in fact, they have TWO new deals that moms, especially, will appreciate.


The first involves a little pampering.  For just $12, you can get a manicure or brow wax at Toka Salon and Day Spa in Alexandria.  I keep hearing good things  about Toka’s newest location — Washingtonian Magazine recently ranked it among its 30 favorite spas — and this will be a great opportunity to see for myself. The deal is over tomorrow, so get in on it soon!

As for the second offer, I’ve got one word for you: shoes.  For $25, you can get $50 worth of designer shoes and accessories at Zelaya Shoes in Bethesda.  Go browse the store’s website to see their variety of brand name footwear for women, men, and kids. This deal is also over tomorrow, so if you want to get your kicks for less, don’t wait to get the offer.

Happy savings… and shopping!


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A Winner & Some Juicy Deals

Juice in the City officially launched in Washington, DC, today with two fantastic deals. Time to get started on the savings! We also have a winner from the giveaway from a couple of days ago, who will receive $25 in JuiceBucks credit.

First, the deals:

– Pay just $10 for $20 at Groovy DC Cards & Gifts. If you haven’t been, Groovy is great little shop on Capitol Hill, just down the street from Eastern Market.  It’s one of my go-to spots for fun gifts and greeting cards.

– Pay $30 for a Class, Free Play, Open Gym, or Trampoline Room Usage at MarVa Tots ‘n Teens located in Rockville. I haven’t been here, but being a fan of free play and open gym sessions, this is a great opportunity to check it out.

And, finally, congratulations to KFDC reader, Janet, who won $25 in JuiceBucks credit to use toward Juice in the City deal purchases.

Happy savings, everyone!

Note: If you received a post about a discount code, my apologies, but that code is not applicable at this time.


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