Local Services in Brookline

Half Off Jewelry or Watch Repair

Village Watch Center

Brookline

$50 $25

Horologists restore wristwatches, jewelry, grandfather clocks, and pocket watches to proper, wearable functionality

94% Off a Virtual Office and Meeting-Room Use

Regus

Multiple Locations

$781 $49

Run your business out of a virtual office with a real address and phone number, and conduct meetings in furnished office spaces with WiFi

45% Off Lifecycle Photography

Smile Through The Lens

Brighton

$300 $165

Photographer spends two hours on location photographing your family, engagement, pets, newborn, baby, or kids

61% Off at David's Custom Framing

David's Custom Framing

Brookline

$100 $39

Framing experts protect prized artwork, posters, and other items with frames tailored to customers' preferences

45% Off Snow Removal

Tough Guys Snow Removal

St. Elizabeth's

$40 $22

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57% Off Four Test-Prep Sessions

Weston Wayland Success Learning Center

Multiple Locations

$220 $95

Teachers help students understand general-knowledge questions in preparation for the ACT, SAT, SSAT, or ISEE (a school entrance exam)

50% Off TIPS Training and Mixology Course

Harvard Bartending Course

Harvard Square

$290 $145

Pro bartender with 25 years of experience teaches students to mix and present drinks, ending with TIPS drinking safety certification

50% Off Night of Painting at Paint Corner Art Bar

Paint Corner Art Bar

Cambridge

$35 $17.50

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Artist-guided night of painting includes art supplies for one or two people

44% Off Electronics Repair

The Cell Clinic Repair

Cambridge

$25 $14

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Up to 56% Off Private Piano Lessons

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

$260 $119

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

Up to 72% at Travel Masters Academy

Travel Masters Academy

Cambridge

$100 $29

Courses help travelers earn numerous frequent flyer miles without leaving the ground, & redeem them for nearly free flights around the world

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

Up to 48% Off at Beacon Hill Shoe Repair

Beacon Hill Shoe Repair

Beacon Hill

$16 $9

Professional shoe repairers extend the life of shoes with heel replacements and repairs, and can fix handbag tears and broken zippers

50% Off Language Classes

Rola Languages

Boston

$50 $25

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45% Off Fortune Telling

Psychic Reading's

Boston

$80 $44

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56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

Up to 66% Off Career Assistance

Career Compass Group

Boston

$100 $39

Specialists help clients land the job of their dreams with training in interviewing, resume writing, and marketing your personal skills

Up to 59% Off Voice Lessons or Audio Engineering Course

Bristol Recording & Voice Studios

Back Bay

$120 $55

Work with the coaches and producers that have helped develop artists for The Voice and for labels including Sony and Universal Records

50% Off Computer Repair

Geek To You Computer Services

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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50% Off DJ Services

A&M Entertainment and Lighting

On Location

$800 $400

DJs arrive at weddings, birthday parties, and other special occasions to spin tunes and keep crowds pumped

55% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Out Salsa Boston

Boston

$110 $49

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75% Off at Samantha's Photography Studio

Samantha's Photography Studio

Redeem from Home

$275 $69

The one-hour photo-shoot package includes two 8”x10” prints and a CD of 10 digital images

64% Off 20-Hour Online Bartending Course

Express Bartender

Online Deal

$79.97 $29

Through 12 digital lessons, students learn to mix 125 different cocktails and receive post-course job assistance

50% Off Photo Booth Rental

Classic Photographers

On Location

$1,295 $647

Party-goers strike freestyle poses while digital camera snaps unlimited shots and prints them in about 13 seconds

61% Off Photo-Shoot Package

Nicole Riley Photography

On Location

$150 $59

During on location photo shoots, the photographer captures both candid and posed shots of up to five people; image DVD and print included

45% Off One Month of Co-Working Space

Black House & Co

Downtown

$350 $193

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97% Off IT Network Cisco Training Package

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

Up to 52% Off Vinyl-Record Cleaning

Record Genie

Multiple Locations

$21 $10

Audio Desk and Klaudio ultrasonic record-cleaning machines clean right to the bottom of the groove to maximize sound quality, old or new

50% Off Outdoor Photography

Devin Dobbins Photography

Redeem from Home

$400 $200

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45% Off Webpage-Design Consulting

Kmv Website Solutions

Redeem from Home

$512 $282

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45% Off Pet Care

Follow My Lead

Redeem from Home

$100 $55

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71% Off On-Location Photo Shoot and Three Edited Images

David Vogt Photography

On Location

$239 $69

Experienced photographer captures well-composed shots, works with clients to select the best images, and then carefully edits them

60% Off Custom Framing at Harvard Art & Frame

Harvard Art & Frame

Thompson Square - Bunker Hill

$120 $48

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Artisans create custom frames for paintings, photos, and 3-D objects using acid-free materials

95% Off CompTIA Certification Courses

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

45% Off Wedding-Planning Services

Fizz Events

Redeem from Home

$150 $83

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Up to 55% Off Custom Apparel Printing

One Off Apparel

Back Bay

$39.95 $19

You can create the perfect T-shirts, socks, tank tops, or bandanas for any event

Up to 52% Off Screenwriting Classes

Jared M. Gordon Screenplay Coverage

Redeem from Home

$99 $49

Classes taught by an New York University–trained writer, producer, and director, whose independent films have been exhibited at festivals

50% Off a Wedding-Photography Package

Kelly Anne Photography

On Location

$2,200 $1,100

Photographer relies on unexpected angles, candid poses, and dramatic lighting to capture unique wedding and engagement portraits

61% Off Dog-Walking Sessions

Fresh Trails Pet Sitting, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$100 $39

Fully insured pet-care provider offers dog walks in your neighborhood or through wooded trails; includes feeding, fresh water, and TLC

55% Off Relationship Counseling

Compass Matchmaking

On Location

$400 $180

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55% Off Computer Repair

Ogiant Technology

On Location

$189 $85

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Up to 70% Off Video-to-DVD Conversion

Memories on Media

Online Deal

$99.90 $39.99

Video-duplication experts transfer video onto DVD, updating the medium and making its content more accessible

55% Off Insurance Consulting

Simpson Financial Group

Redeem from Home

$100 $45

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$6.99 for a Customized Framed Canvas from FramedUp.com

FramedUp.com

Online Deal

$74.95 $6.99

Favorite snapshots printed on archival-quality mounted and framed canvas; a wall-ready work of art that can last for more than 75 years

45% Off Appliance Installation

Service Tech, Inc

Redeem from Home

$350 $193

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50% Off Boudoir Photography

Keith Jacobs Photography

On Location

$175 $88

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Up to 63% Off Airport SUV Service

Target Limo Services

Redeem from Home

$160 $89

Professional drivers chauffeur customers to and from the airport in a fleet of brand-new GMC Denali SUVs

Up to 81% Off Tarot Card and Spiritual Reading

Accurate Psychic Lauren

Back Bay

$50 $15

Licensed psychic reads the past and present and foretells the future in tarot card, crystal, aura readings for up to 20 people

45% Off Outdoor Photography

Through My Lenz Photography

On Location

$100 $55

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Up to 72% Off Event-Planning Packages

A Walk on the Pier

On Location

$2,500 $700

Event planners make life easier for everyone with a variety of planning packages for events such as weddings

90% Off Online Sales Course

Excel With Business

Online Deal

$299 $29

Online course imparts skills of salesmanship with video tutorials, exercises, podcasts, and material by author of Selling for Dummies

45% Off Outdoor Photography

Exposures By Mimi

Redeem from Home

$150 $83

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45% Off Engagement Photography

Sara Locke Photography

Redeem from Home

$250 $138

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Up to 70% Off Online Website Building Class

Express Website Course

Online Deal

$197 $59

Video course teaches students the ins and outs of creating a website and working with the WordPress platform

67% Off Résumé & Cover-Letter Services

JC Résumés

Online Deal

$260 $85

Professional résumé writers craft job-search documents for range of positions with 99.4% client-satisfaction rate

Up to 53% Off Dog Walking

Angelic Paws Pet Services

On Location

$22 $11

Professional dog walkers arrive at homes to pick up pets for a stroll that includes clean up and a cookie, plus a complete report card

82% Off One Year of Online Guitar Lessons

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

45% Off Event Equipment Rental

I9 Sports-marlborough

Redeem from Home

$349 $192

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55% Off Lifecycle Photography

South Shore Studios

Redeem from Home

$325 $146

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44% Off Fortune Telling

The Angelic Spirit

Redeem from Home

$50 $28

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83% Off Standardized Test Prep

Allen Prep - SAT, ACT Test Prep

Online Deal

$149 $25

Prepare for upcoming standardized tests with thousands of questions authored by perfect SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE or GMAT scorers

50% Off Engagement Photography

Jessica Kretzenger Photography

Redeem from Home

$400 $200

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97% Off Online Database Admin Training

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

45% Off Computer Repair

Computer Hospital

On Location

$145 $80

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55% Off Outdoor Photography

Sebastien Photography

Redeem from Home

$250 $112

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45% Off Outdoor Photography

Igor Burlak Photography

Redeem from Home

$300 $165

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50% Off Engagement Photography

Shanoah Photos

Redeem from Home

$350 $175

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50% Off Individual Tax Preparation

Accurate1040

On Location

$100 $50

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81% Off Photography Training

Rhode Island Photography Workshops

Online Deal

$200 $39

Year of access to online materials and in-depth eight-week course provide practical instruction on using digital SLR cameras

45% Off Driving Classes

Academy Auto School

Redeem from Home

$595 $327

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50% Off Wedding-Coordination Packages

Triple Berries Events

Redeem from Home

$250 $125

Organized coordinators handle last-minute event details so the bride and groom can enjoy their day

45% Off Small Business Income Tax Return

Your Tax Pal

Redeem from Home

$550 $303

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Half Off Over-50 Dating Site Membership

OurTime.com

Online Deal

$23.99 $12

Singles over 50 join OurTime.com's active community of senior daters by creating profiles that help them connect with singles in their area

Up to 57% Off Video Packages

Monkey in Pajamas Media

On Location

$3,500 $1,500

Videographers edit wedding footage into two videos for sharing; 5-minute video package great for Kickstarter campaigns or commercials

45% Off Electronics Services and Repairs

Geek Choice

Beacon Hill

$150 $83

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Computer technicians venture to clients' homes to solve device issues, such as spyware complications to hardware upgrades

Up to 65% Off Three-Hour Personal Style Consultation

Heiress Boston

Redeem from Home

$425 $150

On a shopping trip, a fashion expert chooses pieces for you to try on as she puts together concepts for constructing the perfect wardrobe

45% Off Videography Services

Last Shot Productions

Redeem from Home

$250 $138

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50% Off Boudoir Photography

Blissful Moments

On Location

$375 $188

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50% Off Outdoor Photography

Kimberly Layden Photography

Redeem from Home

$200 $100

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John Edwards founded The Well Fed Dog several years ago after falling in love with a raggedy lab mix named Sasha. When John and his wife adopted Sasha, she was 6 months old, underweight, underfed, and riddled with fleabites, but the family was determined to nurse the small pup back to health. During the process, John discovered Sasha had a chicken allergy, and so he had to carefully read the labels on the dog food they were buying her. What he discovered disgusted him—many foods were composed of animal byproducts, synthetic vitamins, and other ingredients unfit to feed a cherished member of the family, no matter their species. And so John began to craft his own recipes for dog food, using careful research and advice from veterinarians, fellow pet owners, and even professional chefs.

Featured in the Boston Globe and national Natural Dog magazine, The Well Fed Dog and its recipes include real meats, such as lamb, salmon, and beef, and vegetables including sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, and celery, and the products can now be found in many stores. All of the handpicked ingredients are also human grade, perishable, and packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. The food is slow-cooked then frozen before being divided into small batches to help with quality control and is packed into cooler bags for safe keeping. To keep pets happy between meals, The Well Fed Dog also sells special treats that dogs love, such as deer and moose antlers, smoked-beef marrowbones, and pictures of cats wearing humiliating hats.

1005 Boylston St
Boylston,
Massachusetts
US

Commended by Boston magazine in 2008 for wedding-gown preservation, Dependable Cleaners offers a basketful of laundering and dry-cleaning services. Turn last night's unfortunate ketchup incident into tonight's food-free canvas with same-day service. Items dropped off before 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday can typically be picked up by 5 p.m. that same day, depending on the location. Though prices vary by location, all stores offer the same reliable de-staining services for dusty dresses ($14.04–$15.34), slovenly shirts ($2.54–$2.88), and pigpennish pants ($7.08–$7.98). Hide a fading summer tan with a freshly depurated jacket ($7.65–$8.52) or sweater ($7.23–$8.73). Dependable Cleaners locations can also handle unconventional vestments such as ballroom gowns, Ugg boots, and antique tri-cornered hats.

281 Harvard St
Brookline,
MA
US

The staff at Good Vibrations aren't salespeople—they're SESAs, or Sex Educator-Sales Associates. The title was invented by the store to reflect not only the rigorous training that the employees go through, but also the open and empowering attitude that they project. They encourage questions about the stock of romantic accouterments, and dispense safe, respectful advice on enhancing erotic play. For the SESAs, knowledge is a stepping stone to pleasure. They've even employed the same sexologist and historian—Dr. Carol Queen—for more than 20 years to host a regular "Ask the Doctors" class.

Above all, the staff keeps a warm and welcoming shop—a characteristic that automatically distinguished Good Vibrations from its counterparts when it opened in 1977, an era when most adult shops were dimly lit and guarded by demons. Extending the positive, forward-thinking ethos beyond the shop's walls, the company has committed to environmentally friendly wares with its Ecorotic collection of natural lubricants—as well as eco-friendly packaging. The shop is also stocked with candles, costumes, and lingerie with the Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco locations carrying their largest supply of nightwear.

308 Harvard St.
Brookline,
MA
US

The staff at Zoots Dry Cleaning extracts stains and stress by pairing eco-friendly dry-cleaning services with the convenience of extended evening and Sunday hours, 24-hour drop-off and pickup services (available at most locations), and an automated drive-thru system. Team members clean clothes, draperies, bedding, and rugs with a biodegradable solvent as opposed to harsh PERC chemicals, and some staff are trained to expertly excise stains from the delicate lace and beadwork of bridal-gown bodices. Most stores also have a tailor on location who is able to alter ensembles in a snap. Customers get e-mail notifications when orders are ready or they can download a smartphone app to keep a close eye on the status of their dirty laundry.

7 Harvard Ave
Brookline,
MA
US

Since 1982, Sea To You Sushi's deft chefs have traveled across the region doling out fresh, meticulously constructed sushi rolls at colleges, businesses, hotels, and country clubs. They cull an extensive supply of ingredients at their store, tapping into the well-stocked stash to guide nascent sushi-smiths through the art of constructing maki and nigiri rolls during Sushi School sessions.

The mobile gourmands also cater private parties, regaling revelers with custom menus and war stories about ferocious clumps of seaweed. Die-hard sushi fans can join Sea To You Sushi's C2U Sushi Club, which grants member discounts and special access to the company's facilities.

5 Kendall St.
Brookline,
MA
US

A decade ago, Chuck Silverston was walking the streets of Paris when he happened upon a street vendor whipping up crepes. After tasting the quintessential Parisian treat, he returned to the states and promptly opened Paris Creperie. Inside the cozy café, the kitchen churns out crepes brimming with savory ingredients such as brie and apples or sweet fillings such as graham cracker and cinnamon, as well as smoothies and coffee. Nutella is a mainstay on the menu, making its way into dessert crepes as well as into drinks such as hot chocolate and lattes. In the spirit of Chuck’s original street-vendor encounter, Paris Creperie also unleashes its food truck—la Tour Eiffel—among the hungry denizens of greater Boston, feeding passersby with breakfast and dinner crepes all day.

278 Harvard St
Brookline,
MA
US