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Fire up the grill, load up the cooler, and dust off the ole jersey — football season is back in full force and we’ve got the goods to help you plan the greatest tailgate on the block.

The real football aficionados use only the good stuff to elevate their fiestas to the next level. Dress up your premium tailgate by showcasing your player-autographed NFL football. You will be checking fantasy league rankings and Instagramming choice pics so make sure your phone battery stays juiced up with a MINIMOBI portable solar USB cell phone charger.

Game day isn’t complete without showing everyone where your loyalty lies… on as many places on your body as humanly possible. Think beyond the jersey with some NFL temporary tattoos and NFL touchscreen gloves to up your personal game. Make sure even your keystrap with bottle opener screams die-hard fan.

Most excited about the gameday spread? Us too. Show off your cooking chops by serving  bacon-wrapped beef, pork, and chicken filets or Maine lobster tails for fancier fans. In the mood for some finger-lickin BBQ? This 11-piece ultimate BBQ basket will have you cooking like the pros in no time. And whether you’re pregaming in the parking lot or parked in a Lay-Z-Boy at home, keep your drinks chilled with this lightweight cooler bag.

Because, let’s face it, the real action happens off the field.

Explore, Eat, Earn with LivingSocial’s Restaurants Plus

platePlastic just got more fantastic when it comes to dining out. We’re excited to announce today’s launch of Restaurants Plus, a new pilot program that helps consumers save money automatically while going out for grub. It’s free, easy to use, and a credit or debit card is all you need to start saving — up to 30% with each transaction.

Here’s how it works: simply sign up for the free program through LivingSocial and register the card you want to use. Then, just dine at a participating restaurant from this directory and pay for your coffee, croissant, crabcake, etc., with your activated card. After that swipe, you’ll get a text letting you know how much you saved. 

Now available in Atlanta (you lucky peaches), Restaurants Plus will roll out in other U.S. markets later this year.

We want your pocketbook to feel as full as you do after dining out!

German for a Day

iStock_000010614019_SmallWhat started as a community event in Munich 200 years ago has has grown into a global beer bonanza, delighting millions of stein-happy revelers every year. In the United States alone, more than 6 million people partake in Oktoberfest events.

Thank your lucky lederhosen, because we’ve got your tickets to Oktober festivities in a city near you:

Parker Oktoberfest, Denver. September 18-20. In its 10th year, Parker Oktoberfest is adamant about authenticity, bringing the best German beers and brats out to O’Brien Park. More than 70 vendors will be onsite, including kids entertainment, a wine garden, and musical acts.

Das Best Oktoberfest, Atlanta. October 3. Don your braids and Birkenstocks for a day of unlimited tastings (more than 150 beers and wines to choose from), plus festive fun at the Bier Games, featuring cornhole, tricycle races and competitions for costumes, Miss Oktoberfest, and Best Beer Belly.

Octoberfest at Marlins Park, Miami. October 4. South Florida’s biggest Oktoberfest takes over the baseball diamond for an afternoon of beer, bites, carnival games, and rides, glorious rides.

Soulard Oktoberfest, St. Louis. October 9-11. Munich meets Midwest at one of the top Oktoberfests in the nation, drawing upwards of 40,000 people. Get your polka on, ride the ferris wheel, or convince your beau to enter the Mr. and Ms. Oktoberfest competition.

Oktoberfest Live!, Philadelphia. October 17. Voted one of the top10 Oktoberfest parties in the country by Draft Magazine (the preeminent guide to the world of beer), the event includes 200+ craft beers from 100+ breweries, food trucks galore, beer garden table dancing (yep), and did we mention a giant beer pong?

Beaches Oktoberfest, Jacksonville. October 16-18. Partygoers can “visit” Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, and Berlin and get their beer passport stamped at each delectable tasting. The weekend also features a Dogtoberfest, as if you needed another reason to raise a toast at the beach.

There have been würst weekends.

Crustacean Celebrations


Clawing at the remnants of summer? Don’t get crabby – or do get crabby! Grab these LivingSocial deals on seafood festivals around the country, and relish the last few weeks of the season in sizzling, savory style.

Californians can show some lobster love at the Long Beach Original Lobster Festival from September 11-13. Celebrate the end of summer with fresh lobster served hundreds of different ways, and keep the family entertained at the live sports tent, the children’s area, or at one of many live concerts, from decades dance parties to zydeco.

If oysters curb your seafood craving, head east to the Shuckeroo Beer & Oyster Fest on September 12 held at the Fairgrounds in Washington, DC, near Nationals Park. Enjoy over a dozen varieties of local oysters, and wash them down with unlimited samples of more than 60 beers during a three-hour tasting. Upgrade to a VIP ticket and savor an extra hour of beer tasting, 12 complimentary oyster-tasting tickets, and early admission to the event. A portion of the proceeds from oyster tastings will benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership.

Baltimore natives will love this deal on a Charm City favorite. Venture to Canton Waterfront Park for the second annual Baltimore Seafood Festival on September 19, featuring fresh shrimp, oysters, and, of course, Maryland blue crabs from local vendors and restaurants. Learn to serve up seafood like a pro with a cooking demo, or treat your kids to face painting and games in the family area. Remember the end-of-summer celebration with a complimentary souvenir glass and swag bag.

Party like a rock star at the Governors Island Seafood & Music Beach Party on August 22 as you chow down on a seafood platter of clams, calamari, and lobster rolls.  Cruise over on a ferry from the Battery Maritime Building, and kick back to tunes from bands like Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, Top Shotta, and Gary Nesta at the Governors Club, one of New York City’s only waterfront clubs, featuring a sandy beach and boardwalk to set the mood.

Or if you’re looking to throw a seafood-themed fête of your own, LivingSocial has the best deals on the juiciest Maine lobster and crab available for delivery from coast to coast.

Intern Interruption: Back-to-School Picks

iStock_000057270126_SmallFortunately or unfortunately for college students, “the endless summer” is only a state of mind… time for the annual trek back to campus! With the long academic year comes a laundry list of dorm room must-haves that can break the bank unless you shop smart. No one appreciates the value of a dollar like a college student, so we asked LivingSocial interns about some of their favorite back-to-school essentials. Check out their picks, and then head over to our Back-to-School collection for even more deals to help crafty college students save for the semester.


My favorite Back-to-School deal is definitely the MLB Earbuds. Doesn’t matter where I am, I want everyone to know I’m a SF Giants fan!
Julia, digital marketing

I’d choose the gourmet 12-piece silicone and ceramic utensil set. I’ll be in an apartment this semester, and this deal makes it easy to get all the basic cooking utensils for my kitchen in one purchase.
Mackenzie, accounting

Bluetooth headphones get a lot of criticism, but they can be great for running or the gym. The wire doesn’t get tangled, and the charge can usually last for a few days. 
Jason, product

I take tons of pictures on campus that take up a lot space on my phone and laptop. The picture keeper USB photo drive automatically saves all my photos to one place and would save me so much time and precious hard drive space.
Harmeet, communications

The personalized pillowcase would be my top choice because my pillow case has gotten old, and I’ll need to buy a new one for the start of school. Also, students like to start school with fresh, clean, and perfect dorm rooms.
Praveen, data science

My favorite deal is the portable window solar charger. My roommate is an environmental studies major, and I think that lots of millennials – particularly college kids – are really concerned about the environment. This is such a fun and savvy way to hop on the environmentally-friendly trend, plus there are never enough outlets in the library.
Alice, consumer marketing

The Bluetooth shower speaker means I get music in the shower! Bathing will never be so much fun!
Sumanth, product

My favorite LivingSocial deal from the Back-to-School collection is the two free months of Audible.com.  I’ve been looking into getting a membership for a while now, so this is a great way for me to try out the site and see if I like it!
Allison, accounting