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E-Cigarette Starter Kit or E-Liquid from KINGS eLiquid & eCigarette (52% Off)

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

$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

One or Two Bottles of Wine and Reserve Tastings for Two at Wattle Creek Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Wattle Creek Winery

Ghirardelli Square at Fisherman's Wharf

$82 $39

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Guests sip stashed-away wines during reserve tasting at award-winning winery, then pick a bottle or two to take home

$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

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

$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.

$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

$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

$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

$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

$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

$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

$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

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

$275 for $500 Worth of Women's Bridal Fashions — eDressit Bridal and Formal wear

Edressit

San Francisco

$500 $275

Sheer top and lace sleeves are an alluring start to a majestic mesh gown shaped at the bodice

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

$15 for $30 or $30 for $60 Worth of Maternity Wear and Baby Clothes at Nest Maternity

Nest Maternity

Lower Pacific Heights

$30 $15

Shop welcomes expectant mothers with tranquil fountains, a lounge, and racks full of cute baby clothes and flattering maternity wear

One- or Two-Year Subscription to Los Angeles Magazine (Up to 60% Off)

Los Angeles Magazine

Online Deal

$14.99 $7

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Spirited coverage of regional news, culture, and narrative features mingle with distinctive photos and graphics

$16 for $29 Worth of Plants — Encino Blooms

Encino Blooms

Los Angeles

$29 $16

A florist creates an arrangement of one dozen roses in a vase.

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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

By WaterLess Touch’s estimate, the average car wash wastes up to 120 gallons of water. In an effort to remedy this unfortunate statistic, the company uses a fully biodegradable solution that only requires one cup of water per wash. They also look out for the environment with 100% recyclable bottles and sprayers that contain their nontoxic, phosphate-free cleanser, which is made with all organic materials capable of lifting even heavy dirt from vehicle exteriors. The staff of attentive detailers then uses microfiber towels to wipe off grime and leave cars polished and protected from UV rays in less than 30 minutes.

WaterLess Touch’s Clean Teams can arrive at your home or workplace ready to administer any number of auto-detailing services, including exterior hand cleanings, full interior vacuuming, and preserving car finishes with organic sprays. Additional services include an interior shampoo, a hand carnauba wax, and a motorcycle wash that can also be applied to two unicycles in love.

155 Clay Street
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

Knowledgeable instructors at AcademyX help to keep students ahead of ever-changing technologies through a comprehensive listing of public courses. With sessions centered on Microsoft Office, Adobe graphic design, and web design, students acquire and develop new skills to apply toward career advancement. Classes pair students with dedicated experts and a host of accompanying learning materials. In addition, students work on dual-monitor workstations that display instructor presentations and provide ample screen space for applying new skills and writing haikus in binary.

180 Promenade Cir
Sacramento,
CA
US

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