Shopping in Austin

$15 for $45 Worth of Personalized Cases or Stationery

Paper Concierge

Online Deal

$45 $15

Browse art or photos and search for bold, modern patterns and fun designs to personalize with text and colors

61% Off Framing Services

Fastframe

Gateway

$100 $39

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Custom framing services using high-quality materials backed by a lifetime guarantee

50% Off at Blue Awning Books

Blue Awning Books

Burnet Road

$20 $10

Independent bookshop with a passionate staff and an extensive catalog

Up to 53% Off Watch or Jewelry Repair Services

Austin Classic Watch and Jewelry

Austin

$25 $12.50

Knowledgeable staff with more than 100 years of combined experience replaces dead watch batteries and repairs all manner of fine jewelry

Up to 58% Off Gun Cleaning at Bester Custom Rifle Works

Bester Custom Rifle Works

Dripping Springs-Wimberley

$35 $15

Certified gunsmith cleans rifles and handguns using traditional or state-of-the-art ultrasonic methods

Half Off Refurbished Cell Phones

BestBuyCells.com

Northwest Austin

$40 $20

Gently used, thoroughly tested cell phones and smart phones available without contract

50% Off Nutrition Supplements at NutriSpa

NutriSpa

Berkley Square - Headway

$20 $10

Health and wellness supplements aid in weight loss or mass gain or provide nutrients

Up to 50% Off Women's Apparel and Accessories

The Diva's Closet

The Diva's Closet

$50 $25

Upscale consignment boutique with fashions from brands such as Chanel, Hermes, Prada, and more

$49 for $150 Toward Customized Jewelry

Five Star Jewelry Brokers and Gemologists

Austin

$150 $49

Certified senior appraiser and jewelry designer creates custom-made pieces, including engagement rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces

45% Off Any Length Rental Contract

Austin Fitness Rentals

Redeem from Home

$100 $55

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

Customized Collage Blanket from Collage.com

Collage.com

Online Deal

$109.99 $39.99

Soft and durable fleece blanket customized with a collage pattern of your choosing and finished with personal photos

44% Off Adult Toys from AdamandEve.com

AdamandEve.com

Online Deal

$45 $25

Trusted supplier of adult toys and accessories for more than 4 decades; discreet shipping arrives with 3 complimentary DVDs and mystery gift

Up to 55% Off Media Transfers or DSLR Cleaning

Austin Camera & Imaging

Central Austin

$19.99 $9

Premium video transfers move home videos to DVD, and photo scans convert originals to digital files; DSLR cameras body and sensor cleaning

50% Off at Nova Footwear

Nova Footwear

North Austin

$40 $20

Casual, athletic, and stylish footwear for men, women, and kids

50% Off E-Cigarettes and Accessories at Austin Vapor Juice

Austin Vapor Juice

Austin

$30 $15

Vaping enthusiasts can shop for a wide selection of e-cigarettes, e-juices, and accessories

Up to 55% Off Computer Virus Removal and Backup

VoiceCom Wireless

Northwest Austin

$130 $59

Electronics experts protect private data and save computers from sluggishness with virus removals

49% Off "Horns Illustrated" Magazine Subscription

Horns Illustrated

Online Deal

$47.40 $24

Keep up on the latest University of Texas football news with nine info-packed issues, plus a post-game email newsletter

Up to 50% Off Strip Eyelashes

Eyelashi

Online Deal

$20 $12

Online emporium for false eyelashes with a collection of strip lashes made from real mink or synthetic hand-tied versions that look real

Up to 79% Off Prints from Canvas On Demand

Canvas on Demand

Online Deal

$126.95 $29.99

16”x20” textured artist canvas is gallery wrapped with prints of personal images and touched up with a professional photorealistic finish

$10 for Clothing and Accessories

Uptown Cheapskate Austin

South Lamar

$20 $10

Check out purses, men's clothing, dresses, shorts, designer denim, and more

50% Off Apparel and Accessories at Caché

Cache

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Day dresses, evening wear, and lifestyle separates sport eye-catching prints and rich colors, as well as demure neutral tones

72% Off Teeth-Whitening Pens from Smile Kits

Smile Kits

Online Deal

$69 $19

Whitening pens brighten teeth on the go and freshen breath; includes shipping to the lower 48

Up to 61% Off Treasures Custom Jewelry

Marc Robinson Jewelers - Treasures Custom Jewelry

Round Rock Outlet Mall

$125 $49

Store offers custom pendants, diamond rings, name-brand watches, and bracelets

50% Off Women's Clothing and Accessories

GracieGene's Boutique

San Antonio

$40 $20

Baby clothing, junior looks, and women's boutique fashions from functional to expressive; locally handmade products available

50% Off Health & Beauty - Skin Care - Body Sunscreen

Head To Toe Beauty & Skincare

San Antonio North

$20 $10

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

38% Off Boutique Apparel at Bless Your Heart

Bless Your Heart

Multiple Locations

$40 $25

Cozy, densely packed stores stock Toms shoes and locally made jewelry

50% Off at Hair Pop

Hair Pop

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Shop for hair extensions ranging from synthetic to natural Remy tresses, along with tools, styling products, and accessories

Up to 53% Off at Impression Bridal Store

Impression Bridal Store

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Brows a selection of fashion forward dresses by designers such as Da Vinci, Simone Carvalli, and Yumi Katsura

Up to 60% Off Formal Dresses at Charmed Wear Boutique

Charmed Wear Boutique

San Antonio

$600 $299

Elegant bridal gowns and bright quinceañera and Sweet 16 dresses available for purchase or rental

Half Off Custom-Fitted Toe Rings and Anklets

Tias Toe Rings and Things

San Antonio

$30 $15

Custom-fitted gold and sterling-silver toe rings and anklets ring feet with bands of hearts, dolphins, and other patterns

Up to 50% Off Apparel and Gifts at Moda Mia Boutique

Moda Mia Boutique

San Antonio

$20 $12

The shop is known for its fresh looks, with modern prints, vintage looks, and tops and bottoms that are destined to be wardrobe staples

$25 or $75 for Flowers at San Antonio Flowers and More

San Antonio Flowers and More

San Antonio

$50 $25

Bridal bouquet features hand-tied roses and baby’s breath; florists arrange seasonal bouquets and gifts for birthdays and anniversaries

50% Off Watches at Champs & Co

Champs & Co

Northwest Side

$200 $100

Men's and women's watches crafted from polished ceramics, rose gold, and stainless steel; sport watches with features such as waterproofing

50% Off Clothing - Children

Kool Kids Resale

Tanglewood

$20 $10

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

50% Off Verizon Products

Wireless Communications

Huebner Oaks Shopping Center

$30 $15

Wide variety of Verizon products like the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and Note 3, tablets, and accessories like cases, chargers, and speakers

“San Antonio Express-News” — 67% Off Wed. and Sun. Delivery

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Redeem from Home

$78 $26

Subscription to San Antonio Express-News delivers the latest in entertainment, sports, and business each week, includes access to iPad app

50% Off Motorcycle Apparel

Renegade Classics

Leon Valley

$50 $25

Men's black-leather motorcycle jackets, women's classic motorcycle boots, and unisex lined protective chaps

53% Off iPhone Case at Academy of Commons

Academy of Commons

Online Deal

$80 $38

Protective black case snugly fits the iPhone 5 and 5S and provides a comfortable nonslip grip as well as a backup battery

85% Off Online App-Design Course

EwB

Online Deal

$465 $69

12 months of access to a self-guided app design course compiled by No. 1 app designer Chris Stevens with 15+ hours of learning material

58% Off MeeGenius Subscription

MeeGenius

Online Deal

$47.99 $19.99

Browse more than 700 narrated kids' books—grouped by age level and subject—on your iPad

50% Off Watch Repair

Diamond & Jewelry Gallery

Northwest Side

$20 $10

Jewelry gallery specializes in working on Rolex and other luxury watch brands

47% Off Plants

Dusty's Flowers

San Antonio

$15 $8

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

Half Off at Pinks and Greens

Pinks and Greens

Online Deal

$60 $30

Fashionable workout clothing for golf, tennis, Pilates, barre, and yoga

50% Off Natural Skincare from YesToCarrots.com

YesToCarrots.com

Online Deal

$40 $19.99

Naturally derived skincare products, lip balms, shampoos, moisturizers, and sunscreens made from nutrient-rich fruits, flowers, and veggies

50% Off at Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity Apparel

Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity Apparel

Alamo Quarry Market Area

$50 $25

Designers such as Michael Stars, Citizens of Humanity, Isabella Oliver, and Noppies craft flattering clothes for expecting moms

$10 for Medical Supplies, Medicine, and Over-The-Counter Items

GoldStar Pharmacy

College Station

$20 $10

The staff has a combined 50 years of experience with retail pharmacy and business management, providing fast service and free delivery

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College is a place that often kindles lasting friendships, as well as lasting eating habits based on haphazard diets of chips and day-old pizza. Chris Sanchez and Patrick Ortiz, proprietors of Simply Fit Meals, have managed to buck the latter part of this trend. The friendship they forged at the University of Houston continued after graduation, even as Patrick pursued a career in hotel management and Chris entered the world of marketing, eventually serving as store marketing director for Whole Foods. Their shared passion for healthy eating brought their disparate career paths together to form Simply Fit Meals, an amalgamation of Patrick's chef skills and Chris's marketing prowess.

The challenge behind each one of Simply Fit Meals' recipes involves finding an equal balance between nutrition and flavor so that clients can stick to a regimen that's easy to maintain, unlike fad diets that involve raw foods consumed only in prime-numbered portions. The science of it, says Chris, is making it taste as if it's been freshly made, even after reheating, and to this end, Chris and Patrick are both avid consumers of their own meals. Chris claims he could eat—and has eaten—their mac 'n' cheese for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The culinary team uses locally raised, free-range meats such as chicken and bison in virtually all of their creations, and concocts fresh-made ingredients whenever possible. The in-house dietitian guides clients toward their own fitness goals, as opposed to those dictated by fashion magazines or sentient elevators, who often lack tact.

2405 Nueces St
Austin,
TX
US

Growing up in El Paso near Hueco Tanks led Austin Rock Gym owner Troy Wilson to view rock climbing as a way of life. In order to open his own facility he merged his experience running youth climbing programs and gyms with that of his wife and coowner Erica—a Houston native who has spent years scaling New Mexico's rocky ridges. Specializing in bouldering, belaying, and lead climbing, the duo brings mountain terrain indoors at two Austin area locations. The north Austin gym's 30-foot bouldering wall and colorful climbing routes challenge visitors to traverse steep angles, and its top-rope routes let belayed crag clingers scale to the perfect yodeling height. At the south Austin gym, sculpted, 30-foot textured walls loom over a 10,000-square-foot facility, in which climbers can belay, practice lead climbing, or conquer a bouldering cave.

Veteran climbers at each location teach classes and private lessons for rookie rockers 4 and older. In addition to bouldering, lead climbing, and belaying classes, instructors lead women's only sessions and Powerhouse courses that focus on strengthening the body's core. Troy and Tracy's team of experts also guides groups to outdoor climbing venues and lugs a portable rock wall to construction workers no longer challenged by ladders.

8300 N Lamar Blvd
Austin,
TX
US

When Michelle Paris moved from Ohio to San Francisco, it was like entering a new world. A student of both opera and business, she saw the move as a chance to break out of her comfort zone. There, according to her website, she "hugged a tree and bought granola . . . and went to visit a chiropractor." Four visits later, her chronic migraines were gone. When it dawned on her that it had been months since she'd taken the pain-relief pills she was so accustomed to swallowing, she decided to go to medical school.

While volunteering at a hospital, Michelle noticed that prescription drugs were thrown at nearly every ailment, but she didn't want to foist drugs on people if there was another, more natural solution. So she enrolled at Life Chiropractic College West, where she graduated at the top of her class. Since then, this doctor of chiropractic has not only helped more than 3,500 patients back to healthy lifestyles, she's also stayed abreast of the latest healing techniques. For instance, she's become certified in the Graston technique—a method of rehabilitation that helps soft tissue heal after injuries caused by traumatic accidents or time spent operating a rickshaw for sumo wrestlers.

4600 Mueller Blvd
Austin,
TX
US

Over the last decade, Legendary Beads has sprouted from its humble beginnings—a small storefront with seed beads in terra-cotta pots—into a jewelry-making hub in the midst of a shopping center. Though their digs are much larger, the staff prides themselves on preserving the laid-back South Austin vibe that they cultivated at their original location. The shop glimmers with more than 50 types of beads, stones, pearls, and gems—from amber and coral to jade—which are color-coded and exhibited on easy-to-shop displays. The inventory continues to grow as the staffers bring in the latest beading trends in addition to specific stones and gems requested by their clients. Fostering a sense of community, they welcome guests to have a seat at their beading table to ask questions about certain bead styles, jewelry-making techniques, and which beads taste best with barbecue sauce.

To facilitate jewelry making, they stock chains and tools, such as wire cutters and round-nose pliers, and a certified gemologist leads a jewelry-making and design class, limiting attendance to five students to ensure personalized instruction.

2110 S Lamar Blvd
Austin,
TX
US

So established is Circle K that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.

After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including Ball Park hot dogs. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with Premium Coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.

1601 E Saint Elmo Rd
Austin,
TX
US

A wide, dusty expanse lies in the center of rugged woods. Its sandy floor occasionally laps up into wind tunnels as desert breezes roll through. The expanse is dotted with large wooden spools and shrubs. Through the eerie silence, a muffled rustling is heard, and suddenly a masked figure appears, a long marker aimed at an opponent.

Within Austin Paintball's nine distinct fields, paint-slinging commandos encounter strategies and scenarios sprawled across 30 acres of dense woodlands and dusty lots. Units march into the Barrels field, which is haphazardly strewn with stacked, splattered barrels, or onto a new tournament area. The Underground and Iwo Jima, two fields marked by deep trenches that force exhilarating combat, re-create famous battles from history or legendary finger-painting skirmishes from kindergarten.

Self-service stations include 3,000 and 4,500 psi compressed-air stations, where players can recharge their air-powered devices or inflate self-brought blimps for paint-based air raids. Pacifists can view the action from the 1,000-square-foot stone patio that overlooks the hill country or take aim at motionless targets at the firing range.

4150 E Highway 290
Dripping Springs,
TX
US