Local Services in Dublin

$45 for Career Interest and Academic Assessment with Planning Session at C2 Education ($215 Value)

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

$215 $45

After assessing career interest, personality, and academics, director creates academic program designed to address needs of K–12 students

Portrait Packages with Three-Image CD and Prints or Gallery-Wrap at JCPenney Portraits (Up to 88% Off)

JCPenney Portraits

Multiple Locations

$129.93 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

$25 for $56 Worth of Pet Care — Animal Medical Center of Pleasanton

Animal Medical Center Of Pleasanton

Pleasanton

$56 $25

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$79 for a Basic Income Tax Package with 1040 and Electronic Filing at Fox & Associates ($400 Value)

Fox & Associates

Pleasanton

$400 $79

Accounting professionals prepare 1040s for filing electronically

Four or Eight Lessons for String Instruments, Guitar, Flute, or Piano at New World Music Academy (Up to 53% Off)

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

$170 $85

Professional performers teach students to play guitar, flute, or string instruments; piano classes take place in a group setting

One or Three Wash and Blow-Drys with Nail Clipping for Any Size Dog at Elite Canine Daycare & Spa (Up to 48% Off)

Elite Canine Daycare & Spa

San Ramon

$35 $19

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Stylists scrub dogs with natural shampoos and conditioners available in scents such as eucalyptus mint and oatmeal

Tax Prep for W-2, Schedule A, or Schedule C from Sahota Tax Center (Up to 51% Off)

Sahota Tax Center

Sahota Tax

$100 $49

Financial professionals help taxpayers maximize their returns with W-2, Schedule A, or C filing assistance

Photography Fundamentals and/or Night Photography Workshop from Eric Gould Photography (Up to 57% Off)

Eric Gould Photography

Multiple Locations

$150 $69

Hands-on workshop introduces camera controls and artistic methods; evening classes work with sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images

$25 for $55 Worth of One tutoring session — Science Tutor 4 Me

Science Tutor 4 Me

San ramon

$55 $25

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One, Two, or Three Nights of Dog Boarding or Canine Dental Cleaning at Redwood Animal Hospital (Up to 66% Off)

Redwood Animal Hospital

Castro Valley

$38 $19

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Vets scrub away tartar and bacteria from dogs under sedation; dogs stay in spacious accommodations while their owners are away

Media Transfers to DVD or Digital File at Denevi Digital Imaging (Up to 84% Off). Four Options Available.

Denevi Digital Imaging

Sunnyvale

$140 $22

Careful professionals convert home-video tapes, film, photos, and slides into DVD format and provide free editing software

$31 for $125 Worth of Photo Printing — Suntech Prints

Suntech Prints

Hayward

$125 $31

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$39 for a Boudoir Photo-Shoot Package at Modern Love Photography ($550 Value)

Modern Love Photography

Downtown Hayward

$550 $39

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Inside a sunlit loft, clients pose on beds and furniture for a sultry boudoir shoot, which yields proofs on the same day

$74 for $165 Worth of Services at College Nannies + Tutors

College Nannies & Tutors

Blackhawk

$165 $74

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$59 for Six-week Online Course in Positive Psychology - The Path to Happier Course ($147 Value)

Guide To Self, Inc.

Danville

$147 $59

Six-week video course by positive psych expert, Dr. John Schinnerer, covering how to create more success and happiness.

Video or Film Transfer at Cinefone (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Cinefone

Danville

$60 $30

Mail in or drop off film reels and video tapes from nearly any format, while specialists digitally restore and transfer footage to DVD

$33 for $60 Worth of Life Coaching — natural born psychic

Natural Born Psychic

Union City

$60 $33

Combination reading (palm, tarot, and psychic) or your choice of incense, candles, or oils

In-Home or Small-Group Classroom Chinese Tutoring Sessions for Grades K-12 at United Education (58% Off)

United Education

Union City

$160 $75

English-speaking students in grades K-12 are immersed in Chinese language and culture at in-home and classroom tutoring sessions

$59 for Tutoring Package with Diagnostic Test and Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Kims Academy ($350 Value)

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

$350 $59

After a diagnostic assessment, tutors assist kids with math, reading, or writing skills to prepare for the SAT or ACT

$99 for Baby's 1st Year Photo Package with Five Sessions and $375 in Print Credits from ultra-spective ($700 Value)

Ultra-spective

Livermore

$700 $99

Baby's first year is captured with a maternity session, a newborn session, and sessions at 4, 8, and 12 months; $375 in print credits

$100 for $200 Toward Six-Week Dog Obedience Training Class — At Your Bark N Call

At Your Bark N Call

Livermore

$200 $100

Six-week obedience class for dogs six months and older covers basic obedience, manners, and common behavioral issues

Academic Evaluation with Four or Eight Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center (Up to 82% Off)

Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

$403 $89

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Using a comprehensive academic evaluation and customized tutoring, certified tutors help students overcome their scholastic struggles

2-, 5-, or 10-Day Office-Space Rental at Second Work Space (Up to 61% Off)

Second Work Space

Fremont

$40 $19

Collaborative work environment with high-speed Internet, ergonomic chairs and desks, coffee, and a fax machine, scanner, copier, and printer

One or Three 45-Minute Life- and Relationship-Coaching Sessions at Hymn Wellness (Up to 76% Off)

Hymn Wellness

Multiple Locations

$165 $59

Life coach helps clients overcome professional and relationship roadblocks and achieve their goals

Online or On-Location Traffic School at Urban Traffic School (44% Off)

Urban Traffic School

Central Downtown

$12.49 $7

This DMV- and court-approved course was developed by education professionals with more than 15 years of experience

Piano or Guitar Lessons at Exploring Music (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

$275 for a Nine-Week Creative Writing Class for Kids Ages 8–15 at Kids Be Inspired ($630 Value)

Kids Be Inspired

Fremont

$630 $275

Kids ages 8–15 learn a variety of writing styles and processes to develop creative paragraphs and essays

$88 for $175 Towrd Tax Preparation — eTax Relief

Etax Relief

East Industrial

$175 $88

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$70 for $140 Worth of Singing Lessons — The Studio of Meghan Michelle McGovern

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

$140 $70

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$159 for 40-Hour Bartending Certification Course at ABC Bartending School ($535 Value)

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$535 $159

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

4 Days of Cage-Free Pet Boarding from Kanlove Dogs (60% Off)

Kanlove Dogs

San Leandro

$160 $64

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$385 for $700 Worth of Wedding Photography — Photography By Aizhan

Photography By Aizhan

San Leandro

$700 $385

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$45 for $100 Worth of Outdoor Furniture — Bay Area Patio

Bay Area Sofa

Newark

$100 $45

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$199 for Pre-License Program from BHG Home Real Estate ($399 Value)

BHG Home Real Estate

Multiple Locations

$399 $199

With live study groups and an included textbook, students can prep for a real-estate license

Tailoring at The House of Couture (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The House of Couture

Downtown Walnut Creek

$40 $20

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Experienced tailor creates custom, one-of-a-kind designs for both men and women, and can also alter garments

Six-Page Website and One Month of Website Hosting from Gutensite (45% Off)

Gutensite

Walnut Creek

$500 $275

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One or Three Spiritual-Counseling Sessions at Adventure Quests International Counseling Service (Up to 57% Off)

Adventure Quests International Counseling Service

Walnut Creek

$99 $49

Sessions designed to give clients a more mystical and magical perspective provide them with tools to bring them greater joy

One or Two Months of 30- or 60-Minute Private Lessons and Other Perks at Bradley School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Bradley School of Music

Lafayette

$162.50 $79

Students of all ages learn to play the guitar, piano, drums, or other instruments in a supportive environment with an on-staff psychologist

Computer Repair for One or Two Computers at eon Technologies (Up to 51% Off)

eon Technologies

Alameda

$100 $50

Computer support professionals with over 20 years experience address system issues, expel viruses, and optimize performance

$75 for 2-Hour Family Photo Shoot with 10 Prints at Protege Photography Studio ($350 Value)

Protege Photography Studio

Pleasant Hill

$350 $75

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Pro shutterbugs capture portraiture of families of five or fewer

$75for a Two-Hour Pet Shoot with an Online Gallery and Prints at Animal Stars Photography $350

PROTEGE- Animal Star Photography

Pleasant Hill

$350 $75

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An outdoor garden or indoor studio serves as a background to pets during a two-hour photo shoot

$35 for $70 Groupon — Holly M. Cook, CMT, CSP

Holly M. Cook Cmt, Csp

Brentwood

$70 $35

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Eight 60-Minute Child Yoga or Phonics Classes at EZ Learning Center (Up to 51% Off)

EZ Learning Center

Milpitas

$160 $79

Students enrich themselves physically or mentally in yoga or phonics classes

Four or Six Guitar, Beginner Piano, or Voice at Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction (Up to 64% Off)

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

$130 $50

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

$19 for a 30-Minute Photo Shoot Package with Prints and E-view CD from Portrait Scene ($218 Value)

Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

$10 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off A Package Of 4 Activation Coaching Sessions at The BeautyKween

The BeautyKween

Prescott

$10 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for 50% off a package of 4 activation coaching sessions

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Dry-Cleaning Services or Wedding-Dress Preservation at Hi Hat Environmentally Clean Drycleaners (Up to 51% Off)

Hi Hat Environmentally Clean Drycleaners

Upper Dimond

$20 $10

Dry cleaners eschew toxic chemicals in favor of eco-friendly solutions in a shop that once cleaned garments for the likes of Lauren Bacall

$70 for $350 Worth of Services at Marcus Edwards Photography

Marcus Edwards Photography

Fruitvale Station

$350 $70

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for Pepper Spray with the Purchase of a Personal Safety Class at The Loss Prevention Group

The Loss Prevention Group

Downtown

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for a bottle of pepper spray with the purchase of a personal safety class at the Loss Prevention Group

One-Hour Family or Headshot Photo Shoot with Five Retouched Digital Images from MooD-ology Photography (Up to 86% Off)

MooD-ology Photography

Oakland

$350 $49

Photographer snaps dramatically lit family portraits or headshots during in-studio sessions that yield five retouched digital images

$75 for $150 Groupon — John R. Edwards, Life Coach

John R. Edwards

Pill Hill

$150 $75

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Two- or Four-Hour Photo-Booth Rental from 143 Photo Booth (Up to 58% Off)

143 Photo Booth

Merritt

$695 $299

Party packages include the use of props and a CD of all images; booth attendant takes care of setup and takedown

Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 62% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

$26 $10

Hour-long classes feature four different levels of Cuban-style salsa dancing

$10 Buys You a Coupon for $175 For Family, Executive Head Shots, Pets & Senior Portraits at Soleil Portraits

Soleil Portraits

Foster City

$10 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for photography

Shoe Repair and Shines at Foster City Shoe Repair (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Foster City Shoe Repair

Foster City

$30 $15

Longtime cobbler repairs and shines worn-out boots and shoes using high-quality materials

Rossiter System Stretching Class on Sunday, September 21 at Strategic Bodywork (Up to 81% Off). Four Sessions.

Strategic Bodywork

Emeryville

$200 $39

Learn simple, two-person stretches that help relieve chronic pain throughout the body

One or Three Pottery Classes at Play With Clay (50% Off)

Play With Clay

Emeryville

$30 $15

Pottery classes teach students of all ages and skill levels how to turn lumps of shapeless clay into exquisite decorative stoneware

$49 for SAT Practice at ThinkTank Learning ($210 Value)

ThinkTank Learning

Palo Alto

$210 $49

Certified academic consultant helps students gauge strengths and weaknesses when taking the SAT, and help pupils ace tests with tutoring

$22 for $50 Worth of Pet Care — Animal Hospital of Palo Alto

Animal Hospital Of Palo Alto

Palo Alto

$50 $22

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$89 for an Academic Evaluation and Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Huntington ($387 Value)

Huntington

Palo Alto

$387 $89

After an academic evaluation, tutoring sessions with one teacher for four students help kids achieve success in exams or various subjects

One Month of Part- or Full-Time Preschool at Little Angels Country School (Up to 51% Off)

Little Angels Country School

Antioch

$765 $379

Pre-schoolers are exposed to curriculum including computer labs, intro to Spanish, and gardening during half- or full-day preschool sessions

$39 for $100 Worth of Custom-Framing Services at Artistic Picture Framing

Artistic Expert Picture Framing

North Berkeley

$100 $39

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Staff consult on materials and colors to frame jerseys, portraits, and art with upgrades such as UV-conservation glass and acid-free matting

$30 for $60 Groupon — Russian Program "Krugozor"

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

$60 $30

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Mattress By Appt

Mattress By Appt

Pittsburg

$100 $50

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One Three-Hour Horse-Assisted Wellness Workshop for One or Two at Change Your Lead (Up to 55% Off)

Change Your Lead

BOK Ranch

$150 $75

Hands-on workshop helps participants connect with their feelings through interaction with friendly horses

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 15% Off Headshots/Senior Pictures 15 Mi Radius Of 94040 Westbay Only at Stilwell Photography

Stilwell Photography

Mountain View

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for photography deal

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off the First Month of Music Lessons for Kids Ages 2–5

Early Music Minds

Mountain View

$50 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off the first month of music lessons for babies, toddlers, and kids up ages 2–5

One Month of Private Piano Lessons at San Mateo Piano (Up to 55% Off)

San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$165 $79

Seasoned players demystify theory and technique during weekly 30-minute lessons for students ages 5 and up

Two or Four Private Drum Lessons with Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano (Up to 53% Off)

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$80 $39

Seasoned drum instructor teaches fundamentals in styles including pop, rock, jazz and fusion

One or Three 60-Minute Consulting Sessions at Hermes Consultancy (Up to 51% Off)

Hermes Consultancy

San Mateo

$150 $75

A counselor-coach helps clients understand their subconscious motivation; she seeks to bring balance to their mind and body

$138 for $475 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Ivy Goal Education

Ivy Goal Education

Hillsdale

$475 $138

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$8 for $15 Worth of Party Supplies — Galadecorations

Galadecorations

Sunnyvale

$15 $8

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$60 for $134 Worth of Studio Photography — Bay Graphics

Bay Graphics

Sunnyvale

$134 $60

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One-Hour Makeup Class at Naz Threading and Beauty Salon (40% Off)

Naz Beauty Salon

Sunnyvale

$100 $60

We can teach basic makeup A–Z, which includes using foundation, concealer, eye shadow, and more

$79 for $175 Worth of Financial Consulting — TRM Finance & Notary Public

Trm Services & Notary Public

Sunnyvale

$175 $79

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Photo-Shoot Package at Heather Lussier Photography (Up to 85% Off). Three Options Available.

Heather Lussier Photography

North Los Altos

$299 $49

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Babies attend photo shoots at 4 months, 8 months, and 1 year old; certified professional photographer with more than 20 years of experience

In-Studio Pet Portrait Shoot with One or Three Custom Prints from Posh Pooch Portraits (Up to 80% Off)

Posh Pooch Portraits

North Los Altos

$250 $49

Accomplished photographer Heather Lussier maintains a calm, welcoming demeanor to put pets at ease in a boutique studio

One-Hour Photo Shoot with Prints and Multiple Outfit Changes at The Classy Boudoir (Up to 85% Off)

The Classy Boudoir

Martinez

$475 $79

Both options include a one-hour photo shoot with multiple outfit changes

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An enormous arena made of stretchy trampolines is the centerpiece of Rockin' Jump, a 10,000-square-foot facility dedicated to the bouncing arts. In another elastic arena, jumpers spring into the air to slam-dunk balls into basketball hoops, or zig and zag during games of dodge ball. You can also vault off a trampoline launch pad into a huge pit of soft foam blocks.

Safety is key at Rockin' Jump. In addition to outfitting the place with ample padding and netting, the owners have employed trained Jump Patrol monitors to prevent overcrowding and unsafe jumping. With an onsite café and private party rooms, the springy playground is an ideal venue for kids' birthday celebrations and other special events.

5875 Arnold Rd
Dublin,
CA
US

Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course.

The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Occasionally, the staffers switch off the lights, arming the roomful of players with glow sticks and bracelets as they navigate the air-cushioned obstaclescape. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the floor and ceiling by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.

530 Boulder Ct
Pleasanton,
CA
US

Studio Seven Arts, voted Best Art Gallery of 2011 by Diablo magazine's readers, is bedecked in one-of-a-kind fine art, handcrafted jewelry, and eclectic crafts, fostering an inspiring backdrop to their custom-framing services. The staff members curate a collection of American art pieces, including locally made creations, displaying handcrafted fine jewelry and skillfully made crafts that can be both functional and decorative—much like a scarecrow in a sundress. The gallery’s in-house framing artisans draw upon 25 years of experience to build custom frames for such treasures as paintings, photos, diplomas, and mirrors of any shape or size. Frames can be outfitted with wood to match any room’s décor, and with a variety of glass options that can block the bleaching effects of sunlight and scribblings of pets who feel they ought to be in all the family photos.

400 Main St
Pleasanton,
CA
US

When Omar Morineau was 17 years old, a local businessman named Cal handed him an airbrush and car-paints, entreating the teenager to “learn how to use ‘em.” The self-taught youth was soon plastering flashy graphics on sports cars, and before long had moved on to custom surfboards and his own mural business. Then he thought he’d get some higher education. A stint at L’Acedemia di Belle Arte in Florence informed his expressive technique, which ranges from anatomically accurate, occasionally surrealistic oil paintings to stylized graphic designs for bands, businesses, and the lemonade stands of overly ambitious five-year-olds. Today, when he isn’t laboring on his latest commission, the enterprising artist promotes creativity through classes for all ages, with early-childhood sessions aimed at fostering a love of creation and workshops for older students focused on launching careers in two-dimensional and computer arts.

5820 Stoneridge Mall Dr, Ste 100
Pleasanton,
CA
US

The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.

6654 Koll Center Pkwy
Pleasanton,
CA
US

Music Together cultivates a warm, welcoming community of children and their adult counterparts in 45-minute music classes, which introduce developing brains to grooveable tunes with an accommodating schedule. A friendly instructor trained in teaching, music, and impersonating tubas leads up to 12 Beatles-in-training through structured musical explorations, helping little ones to test out rhythms on drums, keep time on triangles, and belt out songs. Newborns to 4-year-olds co-mingle in the same classes, creating an open environment in which younger tykes mimic social skills and musical talents modeled by the older children. Parents and guardians participate in the classes, sitting cross-legged on the floor with their mellifluous youngster, socializing with other adults and intermittently showing off their yodeling skills.

3160 Santa Rita Road
Pleasanton,
CA
US