Local Services in Altoona

$80 for a Resumé Package with a Cover Letter at ICE Online Writing Room ($199.99 Value)

ICE Online Writing Room

Drake

Resume consultant creates a resume or CV and cover letter after meeting with clients

$199.99 $80

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$99 for a 90-Minute Photo Shoot with One 8”x10” Print and Five 4”x6” Prints (70% Value)

Black Dress Boudoir

Des Moines

Husband-and-wife team empowers women to strike poses that capture their sexy, seductive side during private photo shoots

$327 $99

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Portrait Package with CD and Prints, Holiday Cards, or Gallery-Wrap Print at Target Portrait Studio (Up to 88% Off)

Target Portrait Studio

Multiple Locations

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and poses for holiday portraits

$119.96 $19.99

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Canine Prevention Package or Two Nights of Pet Boarding at Heart of Ankeny Animal Hospital (58% Off)

Heart of Ankeny Animal Hospital

Ankeny

Animal hospital welcomes pets to board a few nights and checks dogs for heartworms and intestinal parasites during exam

$150 $63

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$149 for a Home-Design Consultation with a Design Sketch from IDEA Architects, LLC ($300 Value)

IDEA Architects, LLC

Ankeny

Architects design homes & help families think of how to use the redesigned space in their home & leave them with a conceptual design sketch

$300 $149

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Children's, Senior, or Family Portrait Package with Image CD and Prints from Dodgen Photography (Up to 90% Off)

Dodgen Photography

Clive

Kids, high-school seniors, families, and pets pose in studio or outdoors; includes prints and image CD

$123 $25

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Two Doggy Daycare Visits with Initial Interview and Screening at It's a Ruff Life - Doggy Daycare (50% Off)

It's A Ruff Life Doggy Daycare

Clive

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

$20 $10

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Portrait Package with Three-Image CD and Prints, Photo Cards, or Gallery Wrap at JCPenney Portraits (Up to 88% Off)

JCPenney Portraits

Valley West Mall

Capture lifetime memories with professional family portraits, birthdays, business photos and more with custom backgrounds, props and poses

$119.96 $19.99

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Pet Food, Treats, Clothes, and Accessories at Amore Pet Boutique (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Amore Pet Boutique

Norwalk

Shop for all things pet related sells all natural food, organic clothes, and a slew of accouterments for dogs and cats

$20 $10

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$98 for $195 Worth of Test-Prep Classes — Huntington Learning Center-WDM

Huntington Learning Center-wdm

West Des Moines

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

$195 $98

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60-Minute On-Location Photo Shoot and Disc of Edited Photos from Summer Edwards photography (75% Off)

Summer Edwards Photography

West Des Moines

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

$185 $46

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$55 for Elite Senior Photo Shoot at Fine Art Photography (Up to $110 Value)

Fine Art Photography

Adel

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

$110 $55

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Canine, Feline, or Canine and Feline Exam Packages at Pet Medical Center of Ames (Up to 51% Off)

Pet Medical Center of Ames

Ames

Examinations help to ensure the health of each pet with a general consultation and vaccinations to help prevent against sickness and disease

$90 $45

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Drop-Off Laundry Service at Express Laundry (Up to 53% Off)

Express Laundry

Waterloo

Eco-friendly washer and dryers; washers spin clothing at 350 g's, greatly reducing drying time

$25 $15

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Full Comforter Dry Cleaning or $15 for $30 Worth of Dry-Cleaning Services at Varsity Cleaners

Varsity Cleaners

Multiple Locations

Experts dry clean a full comforter or a variety of items such as shirts, pants, suits, and more

$30 $15

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$28 for $50 Worth of Veterinary Services at Animal Care Hospital

Animal Care Hospital

Cedar Rapids

Veterinary staff cares for cats, dogs, and exotics with thorough health care services and on-site laboratory

$50 $28

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4 or 8 Empowerment-Coaching Sessions or One-Month Public-Speaking Class at Future Focus Life LLC (Up to 95% Off)

Future Focus Life LLC

Tiffany D Flowers

Experienced public speaker motivates individuals with professional and life coaching or helps improve public-speaking skills

$250 $49

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$39 for a One-Hour Holiday Boudoir Photo Shoot at Kliks Photography ($95 Value)

Kliks Photography

Cedar Rapids

All-female photography team has captured sensual images during boudoir photo shoots for more than 1,200 women

$95 $39

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$75 for a Three-Hour Class from Bluenote Photography ($300 Value)

Bluenote Photography

Ely

An experienced pro discusses lighting, composition, color control, and photography theory before students practice capturing shots

$300 $75

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Select Local Merchants

Sticks sprung from humble origins when, in 1992, Sarah Grant began carving ornaments and candlesticks from birch, poplar, and driftwood in a small studio in Des Moines. As her work began to attract national interest and demand for it grew, Sarah enlisted the aid of other local artists and expanded her inventory to include handcrafted heirloom-quality furniture, whimsical sculptures, and intricate keepsakes.

Today, the artists’ work is showcased in more than 100 galleries across the country. Their installation projects have even decorated the walls of Blank Children’s Hospital, the Animal Rescue League of Central Iowa, and the student center at Iowa State University.

Sticks artists can often be spotted by the shores of local rivers, gathering driftwood for their work. They assemble the wood into custom-designed tables, beds, and armoires within their spacious, light-filled studio before painting them with colorful, whimsical designs, from smiling suns and moons to lush landscapes. The versatile artists even take their tools and paintbrushes to homes, businesses, and underground mad-scientist labs to craft custom art installations and interiors.

521 East Locust Street
Des Moines,
IA
US

In Stuart Alexander's perfect world, every garden is a wonderland. Blades of grass form an undisturbed carpet of green, flowers burst with intense color and fragrant smells, and trees provide shady havens for weary travelers. Now, after spending years as an event planner and designer, Stuart works his artistry outside as part of 5th Room Landscapes. Working with seasoned landscapers and garden experts, Stuart's team oversees all facets of domestic plant life, from designing and installing gardens to maintaining creations throughout all seasons yet to come. Their spaces are as usable as they are beautiful, encouraging homeowners to spend more time barbecuing in the summer, leaf-peeping in the autumn, and protecting the yard from territorial hockey players in the winter.

100 Indiana Avenue
Des Moines,
IA
US

Sears Portrait Studio's original photographers committed their first family photos to film more than 60 years ago, and the studio's digital photographers continue the tradition of taking high-quality portraits at more than 1,000 U.S. locations open today. Each professional photographer completes a rigorous training program before they begin composing and shooting digital photographs, adopting styles ranging from formal portraits to passport photos. Their all-digital system lets customers access their photographs online, where they can add graphics before ordering prints for collages, greeting cards, mugs, and broken-mug collages.

4000 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines,
IA
US

Originally opened in 1927, the Genesee Theatre slowly deteriorated over the course of the century until its closing in 1989. But starting in 2001, a $23 million cash infusion from the city allowed 120 volunteers to restore the theater to its Gilded Age splendor. Its elegant trappings include authentic wall fabrics, an exact replica of the original marquee, and a 2,200-pound chandelier that gently spotlights the grand lobby and every audience member passing underneath to show how everyone is a star if you really think about it.

1501 Woodland Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US

The Indianapolis Home Show helps homeowners revitalize their home and hearth, exposing them to new products, styles, and techniques for remodeling their homes, lawns, and neighbors' driveways. During the 10-day event, hundreds of exhibitors and experts divulge their knowledge on topics ranging from landscaping to security systems, and celebrity designers such as Kevin O'Connor?the host of This Old House and Ask This Old House ?dole out sage advice on the event's stage.

730 3rd Street
Des Moines,
IA
US

The thread scrubbers at Dixie's eradicate stains and rejuvenate garments with the help of environmentally friendly processes and materials. The devoted frock fresheners invigorate apparel with a locally produced starch—made from Iowa corn-starch—that is water soluble, clear, and tastes great with a buttery topping. Future businessmen can prepare interview ensembles by cleaning a suit ($12.35) and shirt ($2.25) or go casual by donning a pair of slacks ($6.25) and their favorite business poncho. Fashionable femmes can enrobe themselves in newly freshened blouses ($6.40), skirts ($8.95), and dresses ($12.85). Large-scale hamper harvests can be divested of dirt with wash and fold laundry service ($1 per pound), whose by-the-pound pricing makes it an ideal way to refresh cellophane sweaters and tin-foil tuxedo jackets.

3401 University Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US