Short time: $10 off $25 or more at Living Social

Living Social

Deal of the Day site Living Social is celebrating Green Monday with a $10 off $25 or more deal.

Customers have more than a day to exercise the bargain. Living Social's deal involves the coupon code RITZ10, which expires on Tuesday.

Among the deals that can see a price cut -- and the site has plenty of them -- are the following (the prices below are after the deal):

$50 of "new wave" sushi at Michi's in San Jose: $22.50
Initial Monogram Necklace $35.00
Luxor Linens Luxurious Microfiber Sheet Set: $19
Collage.com photo blanket: $25

As Wikipedia says:

LivingSocial is a deal-of-the-day website that features discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies. Based in Washington, D.C., LivingSocial now has more than 70 million members around the world.

Living Social is one of the big rivals of the (perhaps) better-known Groupon.

Speaking of Green Monday, though, what is it? It's yet another "special shopping day," following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Wikipedia says:

Green Monday is an online retail industry term similar to Cyber Monday. The term was coined by eBay to describe its best sales day in December, traditionally the second Monday of December. Green Monday is defined more specifically by business research organization comScore as the Monday with at least 10 days prior to Christmas. In 2009, $854 million was spent online in the US on Green Monday, with sales in 2011 reaching $1.133 billion. Green Monday in Greece and Cyprus is the movable feast day known elsewhere in the Greek Orthodox Church as Clean Monday, the first day of Lent—approximately seven weeks before Easter. Traditionally, families go to fields to barbecue fasting foods such as vegetables and seafood (not meat), later flying kites and playing other games.