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Deal or no deal, our editors strongly recommend these businesses based on their reputation, popularity, and quality of service.

68% Off at ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$595 $189

Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

Up to 78% Off a Weight-Loss Plan and B12 Injections

Multiple Locations

$300 $65

Facilitate weight loss with customized dietary guidance from a medical expert and vitamin-B12 injections designed to boost the metabolism

Up to 89% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at DeBoudoir

Pilsen

$399 $45

With lingerie outfits, women bring their sensuality to the surface, posing for 60 minutes to create unique, romantic gifts

Gorilla Tango Theatre – Up to 30% Off Burlesque

Bucktown

$35 $25

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Performers sling jokes and shed clothes during burlesque parodies of Batman and Star Wars

42% Off Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and American Comfort Foods

Multiple Locations

$8 $4.65

Multifaceted menu of 12 city-themed hot dogs, Black Angus burgers, build-your-own dogs & veggie dogs satisfies multitude of palates

Up to 58% Off Tours from Urban Kayaks

Multiple Locations

$45 $20

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Kayaking tourists gaze upon Chicago's scenery from the Chicago River and Lake Michigan

50% Off Arts and Antiques Expo

Navy Pier

$20 $10

Visitors to the expo can browse everything from leather-bound books to diamond jewelry and 19th-century antiques

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra – Up to 73% Off

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

$44 $12

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The national premiere of a symphony suppressed by the Nazis, a Vaughan Williams piece, and a collaboration with the lauded Avalon Quartet

The Fray – Up to 47% Off

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

$37.95 $20

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Grammy-nominated rockers behind "How to Save a Life" treat audiences to piano-driven hits and songs from their newest album

45% Off at Melanthios Greek Char House

Lakeview

$40 $22

Traditional Greek cuisine and chophouse entrees are served in an open dining room with an outdoor patio and a vast wine list

Noon O Kabab – Up to 47% Off Persian Cuisine

Albany Park

$30 $16

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Juicy marinated steak, salmon, and chicken served alongside veggie dishes such as shirin polo, made from old Iranian family recipes

44% Off Reflexology

Near North Side

$45 $25

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Reflexologists target specific zones on the feet to promote whole-body wellness

Up to 94% Off Laser Hair Removal

Chicago

$1,600 $129

Laser system reduces future hair growth with minimal discomfort

Up to 44% Off Hawaiian-Inspired Dinner at Sola Restaurant

North Center

$50 $28

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Chef Carol Wallack shares a love of Hawaii and its culinary traditions through dishes such as poke made with local, sustainable ingredients

The Dance Mile on Randolph Street – $10 Off

Chicago

$45 $35

Twirl and sashay your way down Randolph Street decked out in a costume or Dance Mile neon tank, then keep the fun going at an after party

Up to 56% Off Permanent Eye Makeup

Chicago

$300 $149

Add color, shape, and definition to eyes with permanent pigments

Up to 53% Off Standup Comedy

Near North Side

$30 $15

Upscale club partnered by Jim Belushi features local and nationally renowned comics

Up to 60% Off the Great Food Tour of Chicago

Chicago

$50 $25

Tours make six stops along Michigan Avenue, visiting the originator of deep-dish pizza and an eatery serving up Chicago-style hot dogs

Up to Off 80% Yoga Classes

West Town

$140 $29

A large studio space accommodates up to 70 students per class for a combination of vinyasa flow, balance postures, and meditation