Local Services in Alamo

55% Off Services

Blackhawk

$165 $74

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

Half Off Film Digitization

Danville

$60 $30

Mail in or drop off film reels and video tapes from nearly any format, while specialists digitally restore and transfer footage to DVD

Half Off Frames at Cheap Pete’s

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Custom framing, ready-made frames, and framing supplies for concert posters, photos, and artwork

Up to 57% Off Spiritual Counseling

Walnut Creek

$99 $49

Sessions designed to give clients a more mystical and magical perspective provide them with tools to bring them greater joy

Up to 70% Off Photography Workshop

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

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Hands-on workshop introduces camera controls and artistic methods; evening classes work with sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images

Up to 77% Off Academic Tutor

Multiple Locations

$210 $49

Math or English assessment helps tutors develop lesson plans to aid students from pre-K through high school with 75-minute weekly sessions

Up to 51% Off at Sahota Tax Center

Sahota Tax

$100 $49

Financial professionals help taxpayers maximize their returns with W-2, Schedule A, or C filing assistance

55% Off One tutoring Session

San ramon

$55 $25

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89% Off Photo Shoot & Pictures

Multiple Locations

$144 $16

Expert shutterbugs get to know photographees before snapping in front of colorful backdrops, with chosen portraits ready in about an hour

79% Off Family Photo Shoot

Pleasant Hill

$350 $75

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Pro shutterbugs capture portraiture of families of five or fewer

jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

Up to 64% Off Guitar or Voice Lessons

Concord

$130 $50

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

Up to 70% Off at ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

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Experienced mixologists impart bartending secrets as students shake up classic and popular drinks

50% Off Pets

Castro Valley

$100 $50

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Up to 66% Off Dog Boarding or Dental Services

Castro Valley

$38 $19

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Vets scrub away tartar and bacteria from dogs under sedation; dogs stay in spacious accommodations while their owners are away

Up to 85% Off Photo-Shoot Package

Martinez

$475 $79

Both options include a one-hour photo shoot with multiple outfit changes

Up to 84% Off Media Transfers at Denevi Digital Imaging

Sunnyvale

$140 $22

Careful professionals convert home-video tapes, film, photos, and slides into DVD format and provide free editing software

55% Off Services

Hayward

$85 $38

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Up to 53% Off Dog Daycare at Good Dog Day Care

Hayward

$105 $49

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After successful prescreening, pups benefit from safely socializing with other dogs guided by experienced staff using positive reinforcement

93% Off Boudoir Photo-Shoot Package

Downtown Hayward

$550 $39

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Inside a sunlit loft, clients pose on beds and furniture for a sultry boudoir shoot, which yields proofs on the same day

55% Off Custom Framing from Frame-O-Rama

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

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Frame-O-Rama's staff offers framing services ranging from closed-corner frames to putting objects inside three-dimensional shadow boxes.

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

50% Off

South Berkeley

$60 $30

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Up to 65% Off at Artistic Picture Framing

North Berkeley

$100 $35

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Staff consult on materials and colors to frame jerseys, portraits, and art with upgrades such as UV-conservation glass and acid-free matting

Create Arabic Calligraphy with a Visual Artist

West Berkeley

$75 $75

Visual artist Salma Arastu gives a brief history of Arabic calligraphy, then leads you through copying Arabic words and layer painting

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

80% Off Studio Photography

Fruitvale Station

$350 $70

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Up to 53% Off Psychic Readings by Cheyenne

Psychic Reading By Shyann

$40 $20

Psychic reads palms, performs tarot-card readings, assesses auras and chakras, and evaluates minds, bodies, and spirits

Up to 86% Off Family or Headshot Photo Shoot

Oakland

$350 $49

Photographer snaps dramatically lit family portraits or headshots during in-studio sessions that yield five retouched digital images

50% Off

Pill Hill

$150 $75

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80% Off Boudoir Shoot at DNA Premium Photography

Fruitvale Station

$485 $99

Photographers capture sultry boudoir images of subjects, with retouched, high-res images and two 5 x 7 prints avaialable after the shoot

Up to 58% Off from 143 Photo Booth

Merritt

$695 $299

Party packages include the use of props and a CD of all images; booth attendant takes care of setup and takedown

50% Off

Pittsburg

$100 $50

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80% Off Income Tax Package

Pleasanton

$400 $79

Accounting professionals prepare 1040s for filing electronically

Up to 67% Off Custom Framing at Studio Seven Arts

Pleasanton

$100 $39

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Framers with 25 years of experience fashion custom frames to accent rooms’ decor, meet conservation needs, and outline oddly shaped pieces

55% Off Services

Brentwood

$55 $25

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50% Off

Brentwood

$70 $35

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off Math Classes

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Teachers lead students through interactive lessons that increase their ability to solve math problems without a calculator

Up to 58% Off Chinese Tutoring Sessions

Union City

$160 $75

English-speaking students in grades K-12 are immersed in Chinese language and culture at in-home and classroom tutoring sessions

Up to 83% Off Tutoring from Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

$350 $59

After a diagnostic assessment, tutors assist kids with math, reading, or writing skills toward SAT or ACT test preparation

Up to 64% Off Dog Boarding or Grooming

Pinole

$165 $65

Pets boarded in a safe facility for overnight stays; expert groomers primp pups

Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Richmond

$120 $55

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

85% Off Boudoir Photo Session

Livermore

$675 $99

Photographers set up props in-studio to capture sensuality through sultry poses and seductive accessories in magazine-quality images

Up to 82% Off Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

$403 $89

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Using a comprehensive academic evaluation and customized tutoring, certified tutors help students overcome their scholastic struggles

Up to 61% Off Office-Space Rental at Second Work Space

Fremont

$40 $19

Collaborative work environment with high-speed Internet, ergonomic chairs and desks, coffee, and a fax machine, scanner, copier, and printer

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

56% Off Kids' Creative Writing Class

Fremont

$630 $275

Kids ages 8–15 learn a variety of writing styles and processes to develop creative paragraphs and essays

50% Off Tax Preparation

East Industrial

$175 $88

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Up to 51% Off at Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center

Inner Sunset

$80 $40

Expert sewing and vacuum technicians clean up or repair hard-working household appliances

Up to 60% Off Custom Framing at Framed and Cornered

San Francisco

$100 $40

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An experienced framing technician can carefully preserve a diploma, sports jersey, or other collectibles with a custom frame

60% Off Intro to Filmmaking Workshop

SoMa

$199 $79

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The one-day intensive workshop covers the basics of filmmaking such as screenwriting, directing, producing, lighting, shooting, and editing

67% Off Group Spanish Class

San Francisco

$60 $20

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Experienced bilingual instructors teach group Spanish classes at six levels, taking students from basic present tense to fluency

Up to 62% Off Tarot-Card and Aura Readings

Inner Sunset

$60 $24

A psychic with 25 years of experience gives insight into finance, romantic relationships, and more during intuitive readings

50% Off Computer Repair

San Francisco

$20 $10

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Up to 89% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at DeBoudoir

Downtown

$399 $45

With lingerie outfits, women bring their sensuality to the surface, posing for 60 minutes to create unique, romantic gifts

Up to 61% Off Custom Framing

Presidio Heights

$125 $49

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Custom framers preserve a wide range of keepsakes and offer complementary onsite consultations

Up to 56% Off Memory-Improvement Workshop

Bay Club San Francisco Tennis

$397 $189

US Memory Champion Chester Santos's one-day workshop instills participants with sturdy techniques of memory retention

50% Off Eight Hours of Arabic Classes ($400 value)

Nob Hill

$400 $200

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

Downtown

$70 $33

Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

75% Off Photo Session with Print Credit

Multiple Locations

$320 $79

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Lifelong photographer makes sure his clients have fun as he renders their portraits at photogenic locations across the city

Half Off Tax and Accounting Services

San Francisco

$200 $100

Tax returns, QuickBooks training, and estate planning are a few of the services that accountants offer to both individuals and businesses

Up to 88% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

San Francisco

$250 $29

Strut your stuff in four of your favorite outfits and turn one pose into a retouched 8"x12" print and digital image

Up to 51% Off Dog Daycare or Boarding at Citipets

San Francisco

$40 $20

CPR- and First Aid-certified staff care for pets, who bunk down in communal sleeping rooms and play in a huge indoor-outdoor facility

54% Off Mixology 101 Class

Mission Bay

$195 $89

Students learn how different flavor notes complement each other while creating eight staple cocktails and tasting exotic cordials

50% Off Psychic Readings

Pacific Heights

$60 $30

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Up to 76% Off Photo-Shoot Package

San Francisco

$405 $99

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Photo shoots staged outdoors at local spots, such as Baker Beach or the Lyon Street Steps; boudoir shoots embrace ladies' sultry sides

Up to 88% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

San Francisco

$300 $39

Photographers let subjects dress and pose to their comfort level during one- or two-hour shoots

Up to 75% Off Mixology Class at SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

$199 $69

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A cocktail guru helms courses in a nightclub setting, teaching the history of cocktails and techniques for mixing and preparation

Up to 44% Off DJ Workshop and Mixer

SoMa

$135 $75

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90-minute courses introduce students to keeping a dance floor full and using a turntable as an instrument

Up to 70% Off Photography Classes at Isla Studio

Civic Center

$149 $59

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Professional photographers wean students off automatic settings, demystifying exposure, aperture, and ISO for more breathtaking shots

61% Off Framing at Back to the Picture

SoMa

$100 $39

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Framing experts set artwork within custom frames complete with mats and glass

83% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot with Prints

SoMa

$568 $99

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45-minute photo shoot captures ethereal-looking boudoir poses; clients get access to designer accessories

Up to 51% Off at Knet Karaoke

Inner Parkside

$19.50 $12

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Groups of friends croon tunes in small room, which holds between two and six people, or medium room, which holds between six and nine people

45% Off Life Coaching

Diamond Heights

$125 $69

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Up to 61% Off Matchmaking Services

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

Hand-selected groups based on an initial matchmaker meeting meet for first-date drinks

Up to 59% Readings at SF Psychic

Inner Richmond

$45 $22

Psychic practioners seek answers to life, love, or career in tarot cards, Chinese fortune-telling methods, or clients' electromagnetic auras

57% Off iPhone 3G or 3GS Screen Repair at Citicomm Wireless

SoMa

$58 $25

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Skilled technicians replace defunct iPhone 3G or 3GS screens and service charging ports, batteries, and essential components

50% Off Storage-Space Rental

San Francisco

$150 $75

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60% Off Custom Framing at FastFrame

Downtown

$100 $40

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Trained artisans frame memorabilia, paintings, prints, and photos

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Since 1993, Sweet Celebrations has helped hosts maximize festivities by carrying decorations and accouterments for any variety of shindig. In-house printing services run off custom invitations, banners, and candy-bar wrappers for birthdays, weddings, and baby's first dentist appointment. Sweet Celebrations' delivery service can bring balloon bouquets or arches directly to a local party venue, eliminating the risk of a party host popping balloons or floating to the moon instead of making it home.

170 Alamo Plz
Alamo,
CA
US

Fariba Sasson isn't just a painter. She's also a floral designer, a jewelry maker, and a clay sculptor. For the multidisciplinary artist and owner of Clay Bundles, mixing media is what it's all about. This approach helps her and other artists discover designs they might not otherwise have created, such as clay art adhered to an acrylic painting or a 3D bust of one's landlord springing from a glass window. She and her instructors teach this approach during hands-on classes that include mosaics, canvas paintings, and clay projects inside picture frames. They also host parties and family art nights where participants can unearth their artistic skills in a supportive environment.

220 Alamo Plaza
Alamo,
CA
US

The Preschool Prep Company's award-winning line of DVD's and books are designed to teach children basic concepts such as letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. Founder Kathy Oxley has good reason to believe that toddlers’ can easily learn these concepts. After exposure to the alphabet, Oxley’s 14-month-old daughter began to recognize letters on signs and in books. Within a year, the two-year-old could read simple words on her own. Preschool Prep aims to provide children with a basic set of tools they'll be able to use when they're ready to learn how to read. In the end, it's a philosophy very similar to other educational approaches. "We teach toddlers to identify dogs, elephants, unicorns and dinosaurs," Oxley said in an interview with EW.com. "Letters are no different. They are just animals of a different kind."

858 El Quanito Dr
Danville,
CA
US

My Buddy Cleaners proves that environmental responsibility does not have to come at the cost of stylish clothing by using only environmentally friendly cleaning methods to keep clothes looking their best. The store handles all its clothes-cleaning services with either Green Earth dry-cleaning technology or the Faultless by Nature laundering system. The shop also offers by-the-pound wash-and-fold service, alterations, and tailoring, ensuring every garment flatters patrons’ figures and style without formulating a wardrobe of shrink-wrap clothes. Clients can drop off their apparel or take advantage of free biweekly or on-call pickup and delivery services that are quicker than a greased roadrunner.

822 Hartz Way
Danville,
CA
US

PosePrints is the mind child of mother-daughter team Denise and Jen, who are known to uncontrollably shudder at the sight of generic cards. Each customized card allow you to transform your likeness and up to one other likeness (only two figures can inhabit the same card) into rosy, illustrated caricatures that are darling enough to grace the cover of any greeting. You can assemble your paper doppelganger from a selection of hairstyles and colors, eye shapes and expressions, outfits, accessories, and more. Men, women, kids, and babies are all available to construct, mad-doctor-style.

413 Sycamore Valley Rd W
Danville,
CA
US

From the warm glow of their craft-filled atelier, Stella Luna's enlightened illuminators fan the fires of artistic potential with their mosaic-candle-making sessions. With the help of a seasoned wickspert, would-be light shapers start by choosing from more than 30 shapes and 40 scents, creating an ebullient blueprint for their fledgling flame holder before piecing together each wax-based mosaic masterpiece (starting at $16 per candle).

760 Camino Ramon
Danville,
CA
US