LivingSocial wants to extend the biggest holiday shopping day of the year into the biggest daily deals period of the year, as they have announced a string of new deals set to begin early Friday morning.
Beginning at 5am, LivingSocial will begin the Black Friday deals, and from there will continue into Saturday, Sunday and into Cyber Monday. There will apparently be a whole new round of deals announced on Monday.
This initiative allows for national companies to get in on the daily deals action, while the upside for LivingSocial is that it gets to participate (in a slightly roundabout way) in the biggest shopping weekend known to man. According to SVP of national Sales Mitch Spolan, "the service isn't changing its local-business focus, but gets the opportunity to offer something special nationally from time to time."
So far, businesses signed on for the deals include Verizon, Sketchers, EA games, BlueFly, Skype, and Wine.com. Like the daily local deals, most of these offerings will be of the 50%-off variety. For instance, one of the deals set to begin on Cyber Monday is $40 for $80 worth of merchandise on Wine.com.
You can check the LivingSocial Black Friday page on Friday for information on the specific deals.
How much shopping are you planning on doing this upcoming weekend? Do you plan to tap any of these LivingSocial deals? Let us know in the comments.