Coffee & Treats in California

$11 for 4 Groupons, Each Good for a $5 Credit at Skybound Coffee + Dessert Lounge (Up to $20 Total Value)

Skybound Coffee + Dessert Lounge

Multiple Locations

With deep care for each ingredient in their food and the way each coffee bean was grown, this cafe aims for quality above all else

$5 $2.75

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$9 for Two Dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme ($19.98 Value)

Krispy Kreme

Multiple Locations

Hot and fresh Original Glazed doughnuts from iconic doughnut shop

$19.98 $9

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Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Ounce Smoothie at Sidewalk Juice (41% Off)

Sidewalk Juice

Multiple Locations

More than 100 different juice, smoothie, and kombucha combinations made fresh to order and packed with rejuvenating nutrients

$5.50 $3.25

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Banana Split Combo, Three Quarts of Ice Cream, or $20 Worth of Treats at Marble Slab Creamery (Up to 43% Off)

Marble Slab Creamery

Woodward Park

Wide variety of flavors, freshly baked waffle cones, mix-ins, and banana splits prepped on classic cold-marble slabs

$13 $8

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$16 for $30 Worth of Desserts at Cupcake Craving

Cupcake Craving

Multiple Locations

Handcrafted cupcake flavors baked daily include champagne, red velvet, mint-chocolate & sugar-free varieties; cookies & ice cream available

$30 $16

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$12.75 for $20 Worth of Funnel Cakes, Churros, and More at The Funnel House

The Funnel House

Downtown Long Beach

Funnel cakes topped with powdered sugar, fruit, or ice cream; authentic handmade churros; and ice cream sandwiches

$20 $12.75

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Up to 25% Off Coffee & Tea — Grand Lake Coffee House; Valid Every Day 2 PM - 5 PM

Grand Lake Coffee House

Oakland

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

$8 $6

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Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Zone (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Yogurt Zone

The Marketplace Bakersfield

Fill cups with flavors such as vegan coconut milk, cookies and cream, or red velvet, and customize with a variety of toppings

$10 $5

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$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Smoothies and Juice at Lemon Drop Juices ($24 Value)

Lemon Drop Juices

Anaheim

Fruits and veggies sourced primarily from local, organic farms provide smoothies and juice with healthy nutrients

$8 $4

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Ice Cream, 4"x6" Cake, or a Catered Party from Baskin Robbins (Up to 42% Off)

Baskin Robbins

Multiple Locations

Selection of ice-cream flavors, single-scoop cones, 4”x6” cake, catering, and more from renowned ice-cream purveyors

$20 $14

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Ice Cream and Treats or an Eight-Inch Dairy Queen Cake at Dairy Queen (Up to 40% Off)

Dairy Queen

Riverside

Classic ice-cream outpost dishes out soft serve flavored with candy, cookies, or fruit, or eight-inch cakes for all special celebrations

$10 $6

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1- or 2-Dozen Gluten-Free Macarons or 4 Snow Fluffs with 2 Toppings Each at Macaronage Macarons (Up to 50% Off)

Macaronage Macarons

Stockton

Gluten-free shop bakes up macarons in flavors such as pink champagne; snow fluff blends sweet condensed milk with no-calorie shaved ice

$18 $10

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$10 Worth of Cafe Sandwiches from The Depot Fremont

The Depot Fremont

Fremont

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

$10 $6

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$16 for a Punch Card with Six Punches Worth $5 Each at All The Perks Espresso Café ($30 Value)

All The Perks Espresso Café

Irvine

Pastries, paninis, salads, and crepes complement an extensive selection of handcrafted espresso drinks and specialty lattes

$30 $16

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One Dozen Cupcakes or $10 Worth of Cupcakes, Food, and Drink at Missy's Cupcake Creations (Up to 43% Off)

Missy's Cupcake Creations

Oxnard

Cupcakes made fresh daily on-site come in flavors such as fudge-filled black forest or cinnamon-and-sugar cupcake with apple pie filling

$10 $5.99

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Comfort Food at Chef's Country Cafe ($20 Total Value)

Chef's Country Cafe

Fontana

Four-egg omelets, charbroiled steaks, and famous fruit and cream pies

$10 $5.50

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$12 for $20 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Sweet Tart Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Tart Frozen Yogurt

Moreno Valley

Self-serve frozen yogurt in sweet and tart flavors, topped with candy, fruit, nuts, and sauces

$20 $12

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5 or 10 New Orleans–Style Sno-Ball Shaved Ice Treats and One Syrup at Snookies Cookies (45% Off)

Snookies Cookies

Glendale

Bakery to Hollywood studios serves New Orleans–style sno-ball shaved-ice treats with a scoop of ice cream and a choice of one syrup topping

$5.50 $3

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Two Dozen Mini Cupcakes or One Dozen Regular or Filled Cupcakes at Sweet Traders (Up to 47% Off)

Sweet Traders

Huntington Beach

Cupcakes with real butter frosting in flavors like red velvet, lemon with raspberry buttercream, or coconut with pineapple cream filling

$27.60 $16

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Shave Ice at Shave It (Up to 48% Off)

Shave It

Multiple Locations

Shave ice spiked with more than 28 flavors, such as guava and root beer, or blended with 12 flavors of ice cream; 6 toppings available

$12 $7

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$4 for $6 Worth of Cafe Food and Drinks at Golden Papaya

Golden Papaya

Garden Grove

Smoothies, slushes, or boba tea accompany popcorn chicken and crispy chicken dumplings

$6 $4

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Chocolate-Covered Sweets from Chokolatta (45% Off)

Chokolatta

North Hollywood

Chocolate-covered strawberries in your choice of toppings, custom cake pops, caramel-covered apples, or other treats

$20 $11

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One Custom Cake or $10 for $20 Worth of Baked Goods at San Luis Rey Bakery

San Luis Rey Bakery

San Luis Rey

Family-run bakery whips up Mexican pastries, sweet empanadas, and elaborately decorated custom cakes for any occasion

$20 $10

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Five or Seven Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Juices and Smoothies at Juice It Up! (Up to 40% value)

Juice It Up!

Rancho Cucamonga

Raw juices made with fruits and vegetables, and smoothies blended with ingredients such as nonfat yogurt, pineapples, and bananas

$5 $3

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One Dozen Cake Pops or Cupcakes, or Baked Goods at Ontario Bakery (60% Value)

Ontario Bakery

Ontario

Owners Chris and Kathy Fabos make cake pops in multiple flavors from scratch and frost chocolate or white cupcakes with buttercream frosting

$24 $10

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$2 for $4 Worth of Coffee — Cafe Del Sol

Cafe Del Sol

Lancaster

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

$4 $2

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Tea-Time Sampler with Sandwiches and Scones for Two or Four at Dori's Tea Cottage (Up to 45% Off)

Dori's Tea Cottage

Groveland

Hearty sampler platters provide plenty of snacks to share while enjoying a pot of tea, such as cucumber sandwiches, scones, and cookies

$32.95 $18

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Juices and Smoothies at Juice It Up! (40% Off)

Juice It Up!

Corona

Raw juice bar specializes in fresh juices, real fruit smoothies, acai bowls, and healthy snacks

$10 $6

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$11 for Frozen Yogurt Punchcard at MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt ($20 Value)

MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Choose from up to ten flavors of frozen yogurt, and top it with more than 70 topping options

$20 $11

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One or Two Dozen Mini Cupcakes or Mini Cheesecake Bites at Mika's Cupcakes (Up to 52% Off)

Mika's Cupcakes

Tennyson - Alquire

Patial proceeds from mini cupcake and cheesecake orders benefit homeless families and go toward future youth transitional center

$24 $14

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$12.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Ice Cream at Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt ($24 Total Value)

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Flash-freeze process yields more than 30 flavors of smooth, tasty ice cream at the customer's desired consistency

$8 $4.33

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Chocolate and Tea Tasting for Two or Four at Chado Tea Room (Up to 42% Off)

Chado Tea Room

Multiple Locations

Select pairings such as lapsang souchong with bourbon whiskey chocolate or white champagne raspberry tea with liquid caramel white chocolate

$30 $18

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Hand-Popped Kettle Corn from AmeriKettle (50% Off). Two Options Available.

AmeriKettle

Multiple Locations

Kettle corn in classic and inventive flavors such as jalapeno cheddar and smoked barbecue

$20 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Frozen Treats at Oahu Shave Ice & Ice Cream

Oahu Shave Ice & Ice Cream

Multiple Locations

Choose from Hawaiian-style ices in 80 flavors—such as root beer, mango, or chocolate—as well as ice cream and sundaes

$20 $12

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$10 for Five Groupons, Each Good for One 10-Ounce Yogurt or Large Gelato at Yogurt Time Cafe Roseville ($20 Total Value)

Yogurt Time Cafe Roseville

The Brickyard

Flavors vary from week to week but popular varieties include country vanilla, mango sorbet, and peanut-butter cup, and cable Car Chocolate

$4 $2.50

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$13 for Five Groupons, Each Good for One Tea Drink at Jazen Tea (Up to $22 Value)

Jazen Tea

Multiple Locations

Drinks brewed with Taiwanese tea leaves and crammed full of fresh fruit bits, plus fresh fruit smoothies topped with whipped cream

$4.40 $2.60

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Fresh Juice at Mantra Yoga and Juice ($24 Value)

Mantra Yoga and Juice

Carlsbad

Fresh-squeezed juice satisfies customers after yoga workouts with energizing flavors such as Carlsbad Carrot and Surf Side Beet

$6 $3

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Cupcakes at Famous Creations (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Famous Creations

Fairfield

This bakeshop whips up cupcakes in more than 50 flavors, including red velvet, maple bacon, chunky monkey, and chicken and waffle

$20 $12

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine at Cafe Valentino

Cafe Valentino

Burbank

Café creates breakfast and lunch food such as ham and cheese croissants, french toast, cobb salads, white pizzas, and chicken avocado wraps

$20 $12

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$20 for One Dozen Regular Cupcakes or Two Dozen Mini Cupcakes at Sweet Dreams (Up to $42 Value)

Sweet Dreams

Colma

Full-size or mini cupcakes in flavors such as banana split, cookies n’ cream, chocolate velvet, and cinnamon carrot cake

$42 $20

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Asian-Fusion Deli Food and Drinks at Reza Cafe (Up to 57% Off)

Reza Cafe

Temecula

Selection of artisan sandwiches, such as Vietnamese banh mi, are crafted with organic ingredients and served with boba tea and coffee

$17.50 $8

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$11 for Four Groupons, Each for $5 Worth of Frozen Treats at Ozzie's Frozen Yogurt & Gelato ($20 Value)

Ozzie's Frozen Yogurt & Gelato

Santa Maria

18 flavors of Frozen Yogurt and 20 flavors of Gelato can be customized at the topping bar and enjoyed in a bright, inviting space

$5 $2.75

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5 or 10 Regular Shaved Ices at Alana's Hawaiian Shave Ice (Up to 53% Off)

Alana's Hawaiian Shave Ice

El Cajon

Fluffy shaved ice in flavors such as piña colada, mango, and guava, served with an ice cream bottom and cream top

$20 $11

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Homestyle Comfort Food at Bonnie Lu's Country Café (Up to 57% Off). Two Options Available.

Bonnie Lu's Country Cafe

Ojai

Traditional comfort food including farm-fresh omelets, homemade soups, and hearty sandwiches made with ingredients from local distributors

$15 $6.50

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20 or 40 Gallons of Alkaline Water or 5 Shave Ices at Water Shack (Up to 50% Off)

Water Shack

Vista

Pure, alkaline drinking water infused with trace minerals for an approximate pH of 9.9; shave ice in flavors like coconut and cotton candy

$14 $7

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Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Zone Nut Tree (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Yogurt Zone Nut Tree

Vacaville

Top a mixture of yogurt flavors, such as cake batter and pistachio, with fruit, candy, granola, cereal, or nut toppings

$10 $5.50

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$12 for Two Groupons for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt ($20 Total Value)

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

Hesperia

Rotating assortment of frozen yogurts and toppings from a selection that includes more than 100 yogurt and sorbet flavors

$10 $6

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One, Two, or Four Mediterranean Entree Plates at Hummus Bar Express (52%` Off)

Hummus Bar Express

Downtown Santa Monica

Mediterranean-style plates, such as grilled chicken breast and shawarma, pair with tahini and sides that include rice and salad

$14.50 $7

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Treats at Snow Bar ($20 Value)

Snow Bar

Westminster

Lightly shaved “snow” treats in flavors such as raspberry and salted caramel topped with fresh fruit and nuts

$10 $5.50

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Three- or Five-Day Juice Cleanse from JuiceWell (Up to 36% Off)

JuiceWell

Multiple Locations

Daily servings of juices, smoothies, and nut milks, designed to boost energy and promote overall wellness

$170 $109

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$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Yogurt at CDM Yogurt ($21 Value)

CDM Yogurt

Corona Del Mar

This frozen yogurt shop creates 150 rotating flavors, 10 of which are available every day, plus a toppings bar with 40 options

$7 $4

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One Half-Sheet Birthday Cake or Twenty Plain Cupcakes at East 14th Bakery (Up to 47% Off)

East 14th Bakery

Assumption Parish

Bakers whip up cupcakes, half-sheet birthday cakes, and other baked goods like mexican rolls with barbecue pork

$47 $25

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Punch Card for 5 or 10 Freshly Made Juices or Smoothies at CoreBar (Up to 48% Off)

CoreBar

El Segundo / Hawthorne

Fresh, local, and organic fruits and veggies hand-crafted into concoctions such as the Pineapple Express juice and Green Power smoothie

$67.50 $35

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One Half-Dozen or One Dozen Push Pops at CB’s Cupcakes (Up to 38% Off)

CB's Cupcakes

San Marcos

Enjoy bite-sized versions of cake, speared inside a plastic container to make perfect party arrangements or mess-free snacks

$15 $9.50

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$19 for a 16" Custom Cookie Cake at Mrs. Fields (Up to $29.99 Value)

Mrs. Fields

Multiple Locations

Bakers customize peanut butter, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate-chip cookie cakes with your special message

$29.99 $19

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Baked Goods at Jantz Cafe & Bakery (Up to 45% Off)

Jantz Cafe & Bakery

Merced

Fresh bread, homemade pies, and other treats made with a family’s multigenerational recipes

$6 $3.33

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$9 for $16 Worth of Pastries, Café Food, and Drinks at Sweetie Pies

Sweetie Pies

Central Napa

The bakery café serves paninis, wraps, savory tarts, and individual-size pies and dessert bars

$16 $9

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Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream and Desserts at Cookiebar Creamery (Up to 50% Off)

Cookiebar Creamery

Alameda

Sweets shop crafts custom ice-cream sandwiches with fresh cookies and scoops in flavors such as vanilla, cookies ‘n’ cream, and green tea

$10 $5

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Five Cups of Sugar-Free Frozen Yogurt, or $12 for $21 Worth of Sugar-Free Bakery Items at The Thinnery

The Thinnery

The Thinnery

Sugar-free and Weight Watchers–friendly desserts include frozen yogurt, pastries, cake, pie, and cookies

$19 $11

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$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at TCBY ($15 Total Value)

TCBY

Multiple Locations

Decadent flavors such as caramel supreme and white-chocolate mousse swirl from self-serve machines before donning fruit or candy toppings

$5 $3.50

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Wedding Cakes from Sweetart Creative Baking (55% Off). Three Options Available.

Sweetart Creative Baking

Multiple Locations

Artistic bakers build custom wedding cakes in unique flavors and can decorate them with everything from sculpted fondant to silk butterflies

$100 $45

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12 or 24 Gourmet Cupcakes at The Cake Shop (50% Off)

The Cake Shop

Apple Valley

Customers choose from 20 flavors of gourmet cupcakes such as chocolate coconut, pumpkin spice, lemon drop, and red velvet

$36 $18

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$13 for $20 Worth of Pastries at Beard Papa’s in Milpitas

Beard Papas - Milpitas

Milpitas

International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust exterior with one of eight types of filling made from natural custard & whipped cream

$20 $13

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Frozen Treats at Wanna Chill? ($24 Value)

Wanna Chill?

Redondo Beach

Cups of shave ice are customized using more than 50 flavors, bases like lychee or ice cream, and toppings such as sweetened condensed milk

$8 $5

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$4 for Two Crazy Creamwiches at Crazy for Yogurt ($8 Value)

Crazy for Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Sink your teeth into a Creamwich, a delicious treat of a warm glazed donut nestling a creamy scoop of ice-cream

$8 $4

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Bubble Tea and Snow Ice at Raging Boba

Raging Boba

Multiple Locations

Servers mix up cups of bubble teas with chewy boba pearls, allowing customers to sample beforehand; Taiwanese snow ice also available

$6 $3

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$12 for $24 Worth of Bulk Candy at Powell's Sweet Shoppe

Powell's Sweet Shoppe

Laguna Niguel

Nostalgic store stocks sweets from early 1900s classics such as Charleston Chews to later favorites such as mallo cups and candy necklaces

$24 $12

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$12 for Table Side S'mores and Hot Chocolate or Coffee for Four at Snowopolis ($20.75 Value)

Snowopolis

Montebello

Make your own hot, fresh custom s'mores using a tabletop fire pit, various chocolate bars, graham crackers, marshmallows, and toppings

$20.75 $12

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Ice Cream, Cake, or Single-Scoop Cones at Baskin Robbins (Up to 42% Off)

Baskin Robbins

Alhambra

Celebrate with an ice cream cake, single scoop cones in one of Baskin Robbins’ 31 flavors, or any of the ice cream creations

$20 $14

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One or Two Dozen Gourmet Cupcakes at Simply Irresistible (Up to 59% Off)

Simply Irresistible

La Habra

Cupcakes made with real butter and farm-fresh cream, in flavors like dulce de leche and cinnamon roll

$35 $16

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$11 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $4 Worth of Coffee and Smoothies at Bobana ($20 Total Value)

Bobana

Huntington Park

Coffee house specializes in hot and cold blended drinks, smoothies, juices, milk teas, bubble teas, and shakes

$4 $2.20

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$12 for $20 Worth of Cakes, Cookies, and Baked Goods at A Piece of Cake and Confections

A Piece of Cake and Confections

Multiple Locations

Handmade baked goods and confections such as egg nog pies, chocolate truffles, and dark chocolate mousse cupcakes

$20 $12

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Carnival Sweets at Fancy Funnel Cakes ($20 Total Value)

FancY FunneLCakeS

Rocklin

Gourmet funnel cakes topped with delectable ingredients such as peach cobbler ice cream, or treats such as funnel-cake-wrapped mini sausages

$10 $6

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$18 for One Dozen Assorted Cream Puffs at Beard Papa's ($30 Value)

Beard Papa's Arcadia Store

Multiple Locations

International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust exterior with natural custard and whipped cream

$30 $18

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Two-Flavor Assortment of 12 or 24 Gluten-Free, Vegan Mini Cupcakes at Sensitive Sweets (Up to 40% Off)

Sensitive Sweets

North Orange County

Two flavors of gluten-free, vegan mini cupcakes made without dairy, eggs, soy, and nuts

$42 $25

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$12 for $20 or $30 for $50 Worth of Cookies and Cookie Bouquets at Cookies By Design

Cookies By Design

Santee

Cookie bouquets, baskets, and dozen-count boxes are baked onsite from scratch using ingredients from local farmers

$10 $6

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$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Tutti Frutti ($20 Total Value)

Tutti Frutti - Delano

Delano

Rotating selection of frozen yogurt in classic and seasonal flavors

$5 $2.50

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6 Mini Cupcakes, or Kids' Party or Truck Rental at Sugar Babies Cupcakery (Up to 43% Off). 4 Options Available.

Sugar Babies Cupcakery

Sherman Oaks

Six miniature cupcakes come in flavors that rotate daily; party guests battle to craft the favorite cupcake; truck treats guests to sweets

$12 $7

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Juice, Ice Cream, and American Food at Dairy Queen and Orange Julius (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Dairy Queen/Orange Julius

Yucaipa

Sweet juices and smoothies slake thirst; hearty burgers and ice-cream treats and cakes satisfy all manner of hunger pangs

$10 $6

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Select Local Merchants

Having garnered praise from the likes of Gayot, LA Weekly, and foodie blog Eating L.A., Gobi Mongolian BBQ fulfills the hype with menu featuring a customizable, self-serve buffet of veggies from local farmers' markets and lean, all-natural meats. After visitors load bowls with proteins such as certified Angus beef, chicken, pork, turkey, or tofu, they add a selection of vegetation before hitting the sauce station. This is where the fun starts. As L.A. Times writer Jessic Gelt put it in her 2009 review, "saucing is a science" at this Silver Lake hot spot. Whether they strike off on their own or follow one of the restaurant's handy guides, diners can choose combinations from 11 MSG-free sauces ranging from traditional hoisin and green curry to "Facebook-generation" flavors including lemon mint and asian pesto.

With sauces taken care of, noodles top off the feast before cooks step in to stir-fry the igredients and serve the steaming dish with two homemade hot sesame rolls. Other menu offerings include small bites such as crispy pork dumplings, mixed greens salads with creamy sesame dressing, and brownie sundaes with vanilla bean gelato, candied pralines, and whipped cream.

Five-pour flights from an extensive beer list complement bites, with local craft brews including AleSmith's IPA, The Strand's 24th Street Pale Ale, and Iron Fist's Renegade Blonde often gracing the taps. Brews are joined by freshly mixed soju cocktails, as well as traditional highballs, organic wine, sake, and bottled craft soda. In the zen-like dining space, dark wooden tables are surrounded by ledges lined with candles, much like a shrine to birthday cakes.

2827 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Justin Fassio earned his personal-training certification during his time in the military, when his passion for exercise landed him the chance to lead a physical training program for an Air Force?operations group. Once his time in the force was up, he didn't leave his love of fitness back at base?he brought it home with him. Today, he leads outdoor fitness programs for all citizens.

Nutritionist Rachel Bowman has a background in Clinical and Holistic Nutrition, offering a wide acumen of current nutritional research. Her career now emphasizes weight management in all walks of life, ranging from digestive health to healthy eating while traveling. Her sports enthusiasm has also forged professional relationships with athletes and key athletic trainers.

The partnership of the two is ideal at San Diego Core Fitness, where staffers emphasize that fitness and nutrition always work hand-in-hand. The varied boot-camp workouts fuse fun and motivation with functional training techniques designed to help build up neglected core muscles and regain muscular balance. Personal-training sessions are supplemented with nutritional advice and lifestyle counseling, and keeps semiprivate training sessions small so that each participant can receive individual attention. During outdoor boot camps, groups make use of whatever the locations offer as equipment?depending on the scenery, they wade through deep beach sand, run up open-air stairs, and bench-press park benches.

2221 Morley Field Dr
San Diego,
CA
US

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club is named after the rich, red ore mined from its hills in the 19th century. Its three 9-hole layouts?The Canyon, The Lake, and The Mountain?foreshadow the property's topographical variety. Elevation changes and scenic overlooks are a constant across this 27-hole complex sculpted into San Jose's southern foothills. The 9-hole layouts can be combined into six different 18-hole playing experiences, keeping the adventure fresh as players select from multiple tee boxes, putt on exceptional Northern California greens, and relish scenic views throughout the course. Oak trees fill the landscape and attract a diverse population of wildlife, including red-tail hawks known for preying on unsuspecting bunker rakes. The enchanting layout and location have helped the course garner numerous awards, including the title of Best Public Golf Course from the San Jose Mercury News, San Jose Magazine, Metro, and the Silicon Valley Concierge Association for many years in a row.

After rounds, golfers can refuel at the full-service restaurant and bar, or bask in the game's rich history at the Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum. Full-size replicas of the four major championship trophies glisten in the display cases, along with a host of other golf artifacts.

23600 McKean Rd
San Jose,
CA
US

Lou’s Cafe: A User’s Guide

Generously Stacked Sandwiches | Toasted to Order | Housemade Sauces and Spreads

Sample Menu

  • Sandwich: LLB Special—roast beef, turkey, ham, swiss, provolone, and Lou’s Special Sauce on dutch crunch
  • Side: new england clam chowder
  • Beverage: iced caffe mocha

About the Owners: After 19 years in a delicatessen catering department, Ramana Brodeth knew her way around a sandwich. In 2010, she and her sons, TJ and Mark, opened Lou’s Cafe. One of them is always behind the counter, crafting inventive, satisfying sandwiches and topping them with Lou’s Special Sauce, a housemade garlic-and-herb aioli.

From the Press

  • “This family run cafe in San Francisco's Richmond District is exactly what a good sandwich shop should be - incredibly welcoming, with fresh, filling sandwiches at honest prices.” — SFGate
  • “The fixings are primo, to be sure, but its Lou’s sauces and breads that separate them from the San Francisco sandwich pack.” — The Daily Meal
  • “We're partial to the LLB Special on Dutch Crunch, but we think the breakfast sandwich is the most rave-worthy item here.” — SF Weekly

Inside Tips

  • Because seating is sparse, most customers take their orders to go.
  • Don’t be daunted by a long line—it moves pretty quickly.
  • To minimize your wait, download GoPago to order from your phone. When you get to Lou’s, skip the line and go straight to the GoPago pickup spot.

Vocab Lesson
Dutch crunch: also called “tiger bread,” this roll features a mottled exterior that hides a soft, chewy center. Bakers use sesame oil to lend it a distinct aroma, and paint the top with rice paste before baking it to create a cracked appearance and salty-sweet flavor.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Take a stroll through Clement Nursery (1921 Clement Street), the oldest in SF, housed in lovingly restored farm buildings.

After: Make a picnic of it and let the kids run around the renovated Argonne Playground (18th Avenue & Geary Boulveard); three picnic tables sit alongside the tennis courts.

5017 Geary Blvd
San Francisco,
CA
US

With baskets full of hand-plucked, wild blueberries, Vincent Colombet and his cousins happily crammed into their Alsatian grandmother's tiny kitchen. In that quaint room, equipped with only a wood-burning cast-iron stove, Vincent learned over the years how to tuck berries into pies, prepare meats sourced from neighboring farms, and eventually produce elaborate meals for his entire family.

Driven by his passion for French family-style cuisine, he traveled to Paris before a longing for experiences abroad tugged him across the pond and into the arms of the Windy City in 2004. The following year he opened Cook Au Vin, where he leads three-hour BYOB cooking classes centered around classic techniques and organic ingredients. Patrons may also enlist the Cook Au Vin team to cater special events, or swing by Colombet's Logan Square bakery, La Boulangerie, for butter-infused inhalations, freshly made crepes, and crusty baguettes.

730 W Shaw Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

Rivers Edge Cafe aims to put a spin on the traditional, Americana-steeped diner by creating a casual neighborhood eatery that serves slightly more imaginative versions of otherwise familiar comfort foods. Tempting diners with the opportunity to enjoy three meals a day, the chefs begin each morning by cooking a number of breakfast staples. Buttermilk pancakes and country fried steak are classics, but they also cook omelets using three farm-fresh eggs and everything from artichoke hearts and kalamata olives to smoked salmon and capers. They even update the traditional side of hash browns by creating a version stuffed with bacon, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. As the sun begins to set, the cafe serves its selection of hearty, home-style dinner entrees, including housemade meatloaf flavored with garlic, onions, and green bell peppers, and penne pasta tossed with crisp vegetables, shrimp, and a balsamic glaze.

Much like its menu, Rivers Edge Cafe's dining room exudes a decidedly casual vibe that is more reminiscent of a bistro than a diner. Gleaming wooden tables and low-backed booths fill the dark floors, which still manage to catch the light streaming through the walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. Tulip-shaped pendant lamps hang above a few of the tables, but, as night falls, the ceiling fans' lights help keep the space illuminated as they lazily spin above patrons' heads and keep guests cool as they sip on one of the available craft beers or wines imported from the future.

8740 La Riviera Dr
Sacramento,
CA
US

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