California Stores and Shopping

$15 for $30 Worth of Nutritional Supplements — Ultimate Sport Nutrition

Ultimate Sport Nutrition

Kearny Mesa

$30 $15

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

$7 for a One-Year Subscription to "7x7" Magazine with E-Newsletter ($15 Value)

7x7 magazine

Online Deal

$15 $7

Magazine dedicated to San Francisco Bay Area’s cultural & culinary scene includes shopping advice, event listings & travel tips

$30 Buys You a Coupon for 5% Off a Total Purchase of $1500 or More at RTL Jewelry

RTL Fine Jewelry Wholesale Diam and Byrs of Es

Downtown

$30 $30

For $30, receive a coupon for 5% off a total purchase of $1500 or more

$50 for $100 Worth of Arts and Crafts Supplies — Twisted Crayons

Twisted Crayons

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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

Smokeless Tobacco Kit from Vapory Shop (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

Vapory Shop

Telegraph Hill

$75 $35

Smokeless tobacco kit allows users control over vapor and flavor intake while providing sensation similar to smoking

$23 for $40 Worth of Plants — Earth Baby Flowers & Creations

Earthbaby Flowers & Creations

Redeem from Home

$40 $23

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

$38 for a Black Power iPhone 5 and 5S Case with Backup Battery at Academy of Commons ($80 Value)

Academy of Commons

North Beach

$80 $38

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

$22 for $40 Groupon — Impervious

Impervious

Encino

$40 $22

From the merchant: Make your phone scratch-resistant and waterproof with our DIY kits for a range of mobile devices.

$23 for eSmart Set or Four 10ml Premium eLiquid Bottles from KINGS eLiquid & eCigarette ($48 Value)

KINGS eLiquid & eCigarette

Online Deal

$48 $23

Stop smoking with the help of e-liquids and e-cigarette starter kits, which come with a rechargeable battery and carrying case

$450 for $900 Worth of Custom Clothing — In home styling

In Home Styling

Redeem from Home

$900 $450

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

$199 for an AT&T Park Tour Led by a Former Player for Two with Souvenirs from Mint Pros ($298 Value)

Mint Pros

South Beach

$298 $199

A former Giants player leads guests through AT&T Park—touring dugouts, the clubhouse, and more—and offers autographs, photos, and stories

$69 for an iOS and Android App-Design Course from EwB ($465 Value)

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

$24 for $40 Worth of New and Used Books, Music, and Movies at Green Apple Books

Green Apple Books

Inner Richmond

$40 $24

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Handpicked new and used books, DVDs, LPs, and magazines in an award-winning independent shop with a well-read staff and a vintage ambiance

$50 for $100 Worth of Leather Jackets and Jeans from New York Speed

New York Speed

Melrose

$100 $50

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Men’s and women’s leather jackets from Monarchy, 55DSL, and Miss Sixty; jeans from G-Star, Diesel, and True Religion

$10 Buys You a Coupon for 15% Off Any Single Purchase at Cole Valley Antiques

Cole Valley Antiques

Cole Valley

$10 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for 15% off any single purchase

Adult Toys and Accessories at Spankey's Adult Toys (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Spankeys Adult Toys

Online Deal

$30 $15

Massage oils, candles, body mist with pheromones, lingerie, and a new line of pleasure products by reality star Coco

$12 for $20 Worth of Arts, Craft, and Hobby Materials at The Hobby Company

The Hobby Company of San Francisco

San Francisco

$20 $12

Longstanding hobby store inspires creativity with an expanding inventory of paints, yarn, R/C cars, crafts, beads, models, and miniatures

One-Year or Six-Month Subscription to the Independent Digital Television Network Just the Story (Up to 54% Off)

Just The Story LLC

Online Deal

$39.99 $19

Stream short-form independent television to web, tablets, and phones; half of all subscription fees go to content creators

$7 for One Sewing Class at SHARED ($15 Value)

SHARED

Mission Bay

$15 $7

Award-winning fashion designer Marilyn Yu teaches students how to sew by hand or machine; students bring their own sewing machine & supplies

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SwimSpot brings high fashion poolside by amassing a collection of designer bikini and one-piece swimsuits by brands such as Athena, Guess, and Nautica. Each swimsuit and cover-up incorporates contemporary trends such as asymmetrical cuts or tropical colours to create stylish silhouettes, and a fit-specialist service provides body-shape searches and remote one-on-one discussions with experts to find a flattering suit for any shape. Lauded in the pages of People Style Watch, Lucky, and Seventeen, an online bikini builder enables the beach bound to build their own ensemble by mixing and matching tops and bottoms using a tool that yields more than 1,000 possible combinations. In addition to providing detailed descriptions and material breakdowns, each swimsuit offered in the online store is modeled in a video that offers a 360-degree view, allowing customers to get a better idea of what they’ll look like as they run into the surf or slowly back away from a sleeping bear.

6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The tech-savvy staff of family-owned media shop IF Digital transfers precious memories and valuable info stored on analog media to more durable, digitized formats that can easily be stored, saved, and shared. Customers can choose any one of the company’s conversion options, including 8mm and 16mm film transfers and a videotape-to-DVD service that preserves the quality and lifespan of precious home videos.

Not limited to moving pictures, techs round up loose family photos, slides, and negatives and herd them into JPEG format for easy storage on a disc, eliminating the need to strap a projector, portrait studio, or photography professor to your back each time you visit a friend’s house. The talented staffers also use pictures to whip up 10-minute DVD slideshows that make ideal communal eye fare for birthdays, anniversaries, and dinner parties.

9377 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego,
California
US

Kids often have very short attention spans, quickly losing interest in their toys and trading them in for the next flavor of the moment. But Pleygo has found a way to keep up with their constantly changing demands. Founded by parents, the company rents out hundreds of trending LEGO sets, including collections that depict scenes from Batman, Harry Potter , and Star Wars. Through three levels of membership, parents simply queue up an online wish list of desired LEGO sets, and then kids wait for the first to arrive. All of the pieces?plus 10 spares, in case some get lost?come freshly sanitized in a mesh bag with a print-out of assembly instructions. Kids can exchange sets as often as they'd like, building an exciting new tower each week if they so desire, much like Donald Trump. And parents need not worry about racking up mailing charges, as shipping is included in the membership?each set arrives with a pre-paid return shipping label.

1580 Oakland Rd. Suite C104
San Jose,
CA
US

Since 1961, Bamboo Reef has been unlocking the depths of the ocean by training scuba adventurers, outfitting them with gear and repairing equipment on the fritz. Skilled instructors guide swimmers during diving classes that range from paddling in an 82-degree pool to advanced night navigation in the Pacific's dunk tank. Refresher and specialty courses continue students’ aquatic education after they’ve mastered the basics of gliding through the deep blue. Bamboo Reef also coordinates dives off the shores of Monterey, Carmel, and international coasts that count toward specialty, advanced, and master diver ratings as well as black belts in underwater kickboxing.

The water wizards also rent and sell gear from brands such as Aqua Lung and Mares. Professional technicians—who maintain more than $10,000 in parts inventory—stand at the ready to repair all major brands of scuba equipment.

584 4th St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Tri Sport Bicycles' experts of pedal-powered transportation have spent more than two decades tweaking and fine-tuning shabby two-wheelers before setting them free to conquer open terrain. Guests can browse the shop for tires and wheels lining the walls and metal racks displaying bikes by KHS, Huntington Beach, Redline, Diamondback, Torker, and Raleigh. In addition to road and BMX bikes, staffers stock family-friendly rides, including kids' bikes and cruisers for parental units. They also supply racks for customers who want to transport their bikes via car, truck, SUV, or domesticated shark.

9433 West North Avenue
Fresno,
CA
US

Sacramento magazine helps locals stay in touch with current happenings while sharing all the fun cultural and social opportunities the region offers. Each monthly issue includes regular departments and new features, including recommendations for noteworthy restaurants, previews of community events, and updates on the theater, art, and teacup-collection scenes. The magazine also highlights other locally themed stories and picturesque travel destinations in the surrounding region and beyond. Subscribers get another added bonus: the magazine's digital edition, which can be accessed via computer, smartphone, and tablet.

706 56th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

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