Shopping in Buffalo Grove

Up to $100 Off Hulk Hogan Signing Event

RAM Restaurant

$229 $159

VIP packages include a pre-signed Hulk Hogan t-shirt or 16" x 20" and a photo op with the pro wrestling icon

50% Off Apparel at Romantika Lingerie

Wheeling

$60 $30

European underwear, lingerie, and intimate apparel such as bras, boy shorts, and chemises from brands such as Stella, Beaute, and Lucia

Up to 51% Off Cell Phones and Accessories

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Verizon Wireless retailer promotes conversation with smartphones on 4G LTE network

50% Off Weight-Loss Supplements

Multiple Locations

$190 $95

The Heat Stack supplements can help with weight loss

Play It Again Sports – Half Off Sports Gear

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

High-quality gear from brands such as Under Armour and Wilson; gently used baseball mitts, soccer cleats, golf equipment, and accessories

Up to 65% Off Videotape-to-DVD Conversion

Northbrook

$100 $39

Technicians digitize videotapes up to two hours long and transfer them to DVDs

Up to 56% Off Makeup at Amazing Cosmetics

Libertyville

$50 $25

Award-winning makeup line with signature products used for TV and film and honored by Allure

Up to 85% Off at Discount Mattress

Multiple Locations

$100 $20

Mattress and box spring sets come in a variety of sizes and two firmness levels to increase comfort and back support

$50 Toward Phones and Accessories at Wireless Zone

Schaumburg

$50 $25

Verizon-supported cell phones, tablets, and accessories from brands such as Samsung and BlackBerry

49% Off

Glenview

$35 $18

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

Up to 60% Off Wine-Tasting Parties at WineStyles

Glenview

$30 $15

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Certified wine specialists lead groups through five different varietals, offering samples of each as they discuss proper tasting etiquette

Up to 70 % Off Blood Testing

Park Ridge

$180 $59

Blood tests help patients learn about their current health and any dog allergies in a lab offering convenient late hours and weekend hours

$10 for Smartphone Accessories

Bloomingdale

$20 $10

Outfit your smartphone with Shadow Glass screen protectors, vibrant skins, or bumpers

Half Off Protective Phone Films at Clear Coat

Gurnee Mills

$30 $15

A clear film, a thin, textured skin, or a color-shifting film protects phones and electronics from scratches without adding any bulk

Up to 53% Off E-cigarettes and Accessories

Gurnee Mills

$50 $25

E-cigs can be accessorized with batteries, replacement cartridges, car chargers, and carrying kits

$10 for Used Popular Books, Textbooks, Music, and Movies

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Used popular books and textbooks, CDs, and movies on DVD

Up to 67% Off Music Lessons or Instrument

Northfield

$150 $49

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Music instructors help students develop guitar, bass, drums, piano, or vocal skills in 30-minute private lessons focused on learning and fun

Up to 53% Off 30-Minute Private Music Lessons

Villa Park

$48 $24

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Professional music teachers school students in guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, drums, piano, and vocals during 30-minute sessions

Half Off Phone Repairs or Accessories

Elgin Mall

$50 $25

Capable technicians go to work repairing smartphones and cell phones

Up to 52% Off Used Books at Elgin Books and Coffee

Downtown Elgin

$20 $10

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More than 50,000 used books, including classics, collectibles, and hard-to-find titles

55% Off Services

Maywood

$100 $45

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

Up to 51% Off Cell Phone Repairs, Accessories, or Customization

McHenry

$40 $20

Phone specialists customize phone exteriors, fix issues, and stock new USB cables and other useful add-ons

Select Local Merchants

In 1988, Russ Weldon was on the cutting edge of technology: car phones. He opened up the first location in what would become a chain of Wireless Zone stores with The Car Phone Store. His business took off, but it wasn’t long before cellular phones stole the spotlight from their car-bound brethren. Today, his business has grown into a healthy chain of Wireless Zones, which includes a location in Long Grove, and Russ and his team continue to adapt to technological advances. The staff curates a collection of cell phones, GPS navigation devices, prepaid phones, and accessories that help keep customers in touch when they’re on the go, far away, or far away and stuck in a pit of quicksand.

4188 Route 83
Long Grove,
IL
US

Fourth-generation storeowner Robbyn Ratskoff and her staff of trained stylists outfit clients of all body types in the latest blouses, jeans, and dresses from brands such as Black Halo, Hazel, and Rich & Skinny. Apprenticed under her mother—founder of two local boutiques—Ratskoff leveraged years of retail experience to bring her sharp fashion sense to the people of Buffalo Grove. With an emphasis on high-end, designer denim, the boutique's jean inventory includes styles that hug curves better than an Aston Martin at a roller rink. Meanwhile, racks support the soft heft of light, flowing blouses and warm sweaters from brands including 360 Sweater and Autumn Cashmere.

392 W Half Day Rd
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

At Sushiyaki, chefs roll up creative cuts of sushi, glaze meats with teriyaki, and whip up noodle entrees complemented by Japanese beers, wines, and teas. Red walls, eclectic decorations, and tunes from guest DJs fill the traditional dining area, and Japanese-style private rooms feature low tables and floor cushions. Bento boxes and sushi buffets let visitors plan their own taste-bud excursions, during which the smooth, black sushi bar becomes an airport check-in desk inexplicably staffed by fish-slicing chefs.

129 N Arlington Heights Rd
Buffalo Grove,
IL
US

Galway's private lessons focus on honing hunter- and jumper-style riding, which skirt western-style accessories such as spurs, saddle horns, and John Wayne bobbleheads. Aspiring equestrians aged 7 and up rehearse trots and lead changes across the 7,200-square-foot heated indoor arena, and an observation room and deck provide sweeping views of students' jumps and turns. Weather permitting, horses unleash longer strides on the 20,800-square-foot outdoor riding arena. Four full-time trainers conduct and observe every lesson, ensuring safety while safeguarding megaphones from any passing horse whisperers. After lessons, equine companions retire to one of 26 heated stalls in the barn, inviting lucky students to exclusive mucking parties. The stable leases lesson horses and offers boarding for current horse owners.

1650 Bernay Ln
Long Grove,
IL
US

Despite its rustic name, Liquor Barn purveys a wide array of sophisticated libations. Its shelves span continents with their stock—wines hail from Europe, South America, and Australia, and more than 2,000 domestic and imported beers appease hops aficionados. As for spirits, the store carries a mix of popular brands—Bacardi and Smirnoff among them—and exclusive collectibles, such as the cask-matured Auchentoshan 1975 limited-release bourbon, 1 of only 500 bottles ever produced. These coveted pieces display craftsmanship both inside and outside their containers. Tequila bottles, for example, might resemble painted skulls or ceramic cacti, instead of traditional flasks.

The staff facilitates purchases with onsite expertise. Each of the two Liquor Barn locations boasts specialists on certain types of drinks, from cognacs to craft beers. During social events, they showcase their know-how by leading pairing dinners, weekly free tastings, and cooking demonstrations along with special guests. Employees needn't be in the store to furnish parties, either: they can ferry drinks to nearby locales in a fleet of delivery trucks powered by popping champagne corks.

287 East Dundee Road
Wheeling,
IL
US

Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary School's instructors have had their work shown in galleries around the world. These acclaimed artists put their experience and passion to use by equipping students with the tools and know-how to create their own art. From courses on forging rings to constructing bead sculptures, the class schedule offers a wide array of creative outlets for the curious crafter or surreptitious bead thief. After class, students can post their masterpieces in the virtual art gallery or peruse the online boutique’s selection of healthy teas, essential oils, and chi-aligning crystals.

231 North Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling,
IL
US