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The Fine Print of LivingSocial

Deal-a-day discount proved to be far more difficult to cash in on

When AARP member Donna Layton, 57, of McLeansville, North Carolina, looked for a getaway, she landed a discount voucher from the deal-a-day site LivingSocial: a two-night weekday stay at the historic Grace Manor Inn in Richmond, Virginia. At $238, the coupon's price was more than half off the regular rate, but it came with a few restrictions—the fine print limited the offer to a pair of suites at the facility, blacked out several dates and expired in a year. … Back to Article

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