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Spafinder® Wellness Launches Last Minute: Book Same-Day & Next-Day Discounted Appointments At Best Spas, Salons, And Fitness Studios In Major Cities

New York, NY (April 16, 2013) − Providing a new, easy, and affordable way to experience the best spas, salons, and fitness studios, SpaFinder Wellness today launched Last Minute (, a new service that lets customers instantly schedule same-day and next-day appointments at deeply discounted rates in major cities, including New York City, Miami, Chicago, and more.

Recognizing that 30% to 60% of appointment slots go unfilled each day, Last Minute leverages SpaFinder Wellness’ network of more than 20,000 spa, beauty, and wellness businesses to offers discounts of 30% to 80% on unbooked appointments at top-notch, hard-to-get-into locations like New York City’s Guerlain Spa, Cornelia Spa at The Surrey, and Revolve, Miami’s Spa at the Viceroy and The Elemis Spa, and Chicago’s Elysian Spa and Health Club at the Waldorf Astoria, Valeo Spa at JW Marriot, and MySpa at The Fairmont Chicago.  Last Minute only partners with SpaFinder Wellness Certified Businesses – ranging from upscale locations to neighborhood gems – to ensure that customers can count on high-quality services and classes for a price that is easy on the wallet.

Last Minute launches today in New York City, Miami, and Chicago and will expand to Los Angeles and Dallas by June 1st. Additional cities, including Houston, Atlanta, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, and Toronto, will launch later in the summer and early fall of 2013.

Unlike daily deal and flash sale sites, Last Minute lets customers search services and classes by neighborhood and category (such as “facial”, “hair care”, and “indoor cycling”), lock in specific appointment times, and pay for the appointments on the go. Available appointments are posted same day, as well as for the coming two days, making it possible to schedule discounted weekend appointments as early as Thursday each week. Instant booking also means customers will not compete with crowds trying to redeem a deal, worry about coupons expiring, or receive sub-par service.


Making Last Minute even more convenient, customers can sign up for a daily email to receive updates on the latest Last Minute offerings in their city, as well as pay for appointments with SpaFinder Wellness gift cards, which are redeemable at over 20,000 wellness providers worldwide.

“Whether you need to recharge, get a quick beauty fix, or find a great workout after a tough day, booking a last minute appointment can often be impossible to find, requiring endless searching and phone calls,” said Pete Ellis, CEO of SpaFinder Wellness. “With Last Minute, you can book an appointment on the go that fits your schedule for a price that can’t be beat.”

Ellis added that Last Minute is a win-win for customers and business alike.

“Spa, salons, and fitness studios have long sought a way to fill appointments that would otherwise gone unbooked, while customers are eager to discover new businesses and experience the very best in spa, beauty, and fitness that their cities have to offer,” said Ellis. “Last Minute represents an exciting new way for our partners to attract new clientele and for our customers to look and feel their best.”

About SpaFinder® Wellness

Every year SpaFinder Wellness connects millions of people seeking access to a healthier, happier lifestyle with its worldwide network of over 20,000 wellness providers. Only the SpaFinder Wellness Network has the breadth and resources to support a vast range of corporate/business and personal wellness initiatives. Its unique digital platform is the only destination that gives people everywhere the ability to discover, search, evaluate, and purchase services easily and conveniently—whether they are seeking spa, fitness, yoga, Pilates, or other wellness experiences and services. The company is the largest retailer and wholesaler of gift cards for the spa and wellness industry, and also offers SpaFinder Wellness currency to support corporate wellness programs that help employees maintain healthy, productive lifestyles. For more information, please visit

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