Local Services in Flint

60% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

Flint

$249 $99

An all-female staff puts women at ease in a tastefully sensual boudoir shoot with slideshow

Up to 51% Off Apple Electronics Repair

Grand Blanc

$130 $65

Technicians repair broken LCD screens or iPad glass

53% Off Computer Virus-Removal and Tune-Up Services

Fenton

$85 $40

Savvy techs optimize machines crippled by malware or other software inefficiencies

76% Off at Mattress & Futon Shoppe

Multiple Locations

$200 $49

Mattresses of all sizes from quality suppliers such as Sealy Optimum, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, and Bassett

74% Off Photography Package from Avancer Studio

Waterville

$231.20 $39

The one-hour in-studio or on-location shoot includes copies of one image in an 8”x10” and a 5”x7” print, as well as a digital image on CD

50% Off

Village of Clarkston

$500 $250

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

66% Off Tutoring at Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

$279 $95

After thorough skills assessments, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student’s learning needs

Up to 88% Off Lifetouch Portrait Packages at Target Portrait Studio

Multiple Locations

$204.95 $25

Photographers customize backdrops and props before capturing images with professional gear; posting images in online gallery within 24 hours

51% Off Michigan Real Estate Licensing Course

Multiple Locations

$120 $59

State-approved 40-hour real-estate class encompasses law, math, terminology, and licensing material to prep students for state exams

Half Off Will Creation at Engle & Associates, P.C.

Auburn Hills

$700 $349

Engle's focus is family and criminal law; Breasbois's is bankruptcy, debt relief, and loan modifications; Gruner's is criminal defense

Up to 55% Off at Christian O'Grady Photography

Pontiac Downtown

$150 $75

A professional photographer with experience in the modeling and fashion world creates stunning personal portraits

45% Off Services

Pontiac

$130 $72

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

Up to 85% Off Photography Packages

Keego Harbor

$252 $39

20-year-veteran photographer snaps portraits or graduation photos and converts them into prints

74% Off Photo-Shoot Package at The Boudoir Loft

Multiple Locations

$490 $125

Photographer snaps alluring photographs at her private Rochester studio and uses Photoshop skills to enhance natural features

Up to 60% Off at Heritage Rug Outlet

Downtown Rochester

$100 $49

Assorted rugs from around the world in myriad shapes and styles such as contemporary, traditional, antique, and original Persian

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

30% Off Scenic Airplane Tour

New Hudson

$199 $139

During a one-hour flight, experience the thrill of sight-seeing from the air in a Cessna or other aircraft

Up to 59% Off Cellulite Treatment with Massage

Whitmore Lake

$80 $35

Treatment helps break up concentrations of fatty tissues to give skin a smoother, firmer appearance

Up to 69% Off Scuba Class or Open-Water Course

Brighton

$35 $15

Curious divers try scuba from the safety of a pool in Discover Scuba classes, and in-depth beginner courses earn divers PADI certification.

Up to 61% Off Children's Music Lessons

Lyon

$50 $25

Instructors focus on development while nurturing a passion for music and the arts; parents attend with their children

Up to 55% Off Video-to-DVD Transfers

Northville

$62.50 $32

Footage on VHS, High 8, VHSC, and MiniDV tapes find a new home on labeled DVDs packed tidily into slimline cases

Up to 74% Off Custom Website from Jenesys Group

Novi

$3,900 $998

Website design includes one year of hosting, domain registration, and a range of design themes

Up to 54% Off at MichiganCPRTraining.com

Novi

$60 $29

Professional trainers teach laypeople to respond to cardiac emergencies with training in CPR and defibrillator use

83% Off Enchanted Fairy Photo Shoot for Girls

Troy

$150 $25

The photographer suits up subjects in fairy costumes and places them in enchanted settings for whimsical, ethereal photos

Up to 53% Off Psychic Reading

West Bloomfield

$80 $39

An expert psychic taps into her spiritual intuition to help guide clients through the unbalances in their career, relationships, and life

Up to 81% Off Lessons at Axis Music Academy

Multiple Locations

$80 $15

Private lessons and group jam sessions can teach students everything from guitar chords to drum beats to recording with Final Cut Pro

Up to 71% Off Math or English Tutoring Sessions

Multiple Locations

$160 $49

In a small group class setting, seasoned tutors help kids grades K–8 develop math or English skills

Up to 53% Off Dog-Grooming Services at K-9 Cuts

Utica

$40 $19

Dog lovers bath canines using HydroSurge cleaning system, then pamper pups with nail trim, blow dry, and other grooming treatments

Up to 60% Off Dog Training in Shelby Township

Shelby Township

$149 $75

(12)

An experienced dog trainer conducts group sessions to teach dogs basic obedience or correct problem behavior

Up to 28% Off Robert Bowden Photography

Farmington

$160 $115

College-trained & experienced photographer captures cheesing high school graduates in his aperture & creates keepsake alma mater memories

Up to 69% Off Small-Group Tutoring or ACT Prep

Multiple Locations

$159.95 $55

Tutors with advanced degrees cover math or English with groups of 8–10 students in grades K–10 or help teens ace the ACT

61% Off Makeup Lesson

Franklin

$125 $49

Two skilled aestheticians bring 50+ years of experience to makeup instruction designed to simplify beauty routines

Up to 61% Off Framing Services, Prints, and Artwork

Framer's Edge

$50 $25

Technicians customized frames with a selection of more than 5,000 moldings; blown glass, pottery, paintings, and jewelry in the gallery

65% Off at The Art of Custom Framing

Clawson

$100 $35

Custom framing services for artwork, photographs, and keepsakes

Half Off at Berkley Shoe Repair

Downtown Berkley

$18 $9

Master cobblers repair shoes, sports equipment, luggage, and more; reheeling and other repair services can take as little as one day

53% Off at A.M. Photography

Southfield

$75 $35

Veteran shutterbug who has photographed multiple celebrities conducts in-studio shoot

75% Off Book-Writing Class Package

Southfield Civic Center

$399 $99

Independent self-publishing house imparts the basics of writing a book and publishing it yourself

44% Off Speed Dating

Southfield

$18 $10

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

Up to 59% Off Sports-Bag Cleaning and Deodorizing

Greater Lansing

$40 $19

Sports full equipment and bag get thorough cleaning and deodorizing that attacks grime and odor

40% Off Beauty-School Classes

Oak Park

$50 $30

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

Up to 61% Off Apple or Android Screen Replacement

Northwest Warren

$80 $39

Expert techs quickly and efficiently replace cracked or chipped screens on iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android Smartphone

50% Off

Northwest Warren

$100 $50

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

Up to 61% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot Packages

Ferndale

$150 $59

Boudoir photo shoot packages include 10 photo edits as well as optional hair and makeup services to help photographees look their best

Up to 55% Off Dance Classes

Ferndale

$50 $25

Certified dance teacher helps beginners learn the art of salsa dancing or tango

50% CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes

Ferndale

$50 $25

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

Half Off Digital-Photography Class at Smarter Pics

Old Town

$30 $15

Students master the basics of DSLR cameras, including maintenance, lenses, and exposure

Up to 63% Off at Max the Dog Wash

Clinton Township

$40 $16

Waist-high tubs accommodate dogs of all sizes during professional dog washes or washes done by owners

45% Off

Fairfield Place

$109 $60

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

Up to 62% Off Oil Changes & Tire Rotations

Holt

$39 $15

Certified technicians revamp rides with up to five quarts of 5W-30 conventional motor oil and a tire rotation

Up to 57% Off Mobile-Device Screen Repair

Canton

$90 $49

Technicians repair or replace screens for iPhone, iPad, Galaxy, and Note devices

43% Off Cremation and Burial at Knollwood Memorial Park

Canton, MI

$1,500 $850

Cemetery and mausoleum facility provides cremation and burial services on grounds featuring manicured lawns, willows, elms, and oaks

Up to 53% Off Safety Course

Monclova

$40 $19

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Classes teach students how to prepare to protect themselves in familiar and unknown surroundings using both violent and nonviolent methods

Up to 51% Off Private Music Lessons

Westland

$50 $25

Professional music educators teach the basics in piano, guitar, violin, voice, and other private lessons

72% Off Senior Portraits at Photo Joe's Portrait Studio

Westland

$59.99 $17

Over the course of a one-hour portrait session, seniors can pose with props, make three outfit changes, and pose with a friend or pet

53% Off at The Embroidery Shoppe

Westland

$75 $35

Embroider custom logos onto polo shirts or browse customizable clothing such as sweaters, blouses, hats, and outerwear

Up to 52% Off Printing Services

Warren

$300 $165

Full-service print and copy shop creates your choice of full-color flyers, foam-core posters, yard signs, or business cards

Up to 84% Off State and Federal Tax Returns

Harrison Township

$300 $59

C.P.A. helps individuals and businesses file their state and federal tax return to ensure them the biggest possible refund

Up to 76% Off Boudoir Photos from Capture A Moment Photography

Mount Clemens

$525 $125

(7)

Photographers shoot sultry photos for one hour, with optional hair and airbrush makeup, resulting in hi-res images and photo book

Up to 52% Off Self-Service Dog Washes

Garden City

$12 $6

(5)

Built-in leashes ensure soaped-up pups stay put in deep steel tubs that accommodate dogs of various sizes

66% Off Tax Return Preparation

Garden City

$200 $69

Accountant explains, prepares and files form 1040 for individuals or schedule E or C for small businesses

Up to 53% Off Massages with Optional Essential Oils

Naturopathic School of the Healing Arts

$35 $17

Student therapist soothes aches with a full-body massage and further releases tension with select essential oil blends or compresses

Up to 60% Off Child-Birth Preparation

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Massage classes cover gentle massage techniques for babies; child-birth preparation readies parents for the big day

Up to 57% Off Private Drum Lessons 

Ann Arbor

$30 $15

Professional drummer with 37 years of experience teaches private drum set, percussion, and timpani lessons for all skill and age levels

Up to 73% Off Photo Packages with Prints

Roseville

$130 $40

60-minute photo shoots yield three sizes of prints and a CD of images; appointments are available daily

Up to 64% Off Princess Party Packages

Eastpointe

$249 $99

Kids get the royal treatment with parties that include glam stations, pink carpet fashion shows, and princess costumes

51% Off Voice or Instrument Lessons

Eastpointe

$80 $39

Experienced musicians teach students of all skill levels the fundamentals of singing or playing instruments like guitar and clarinet

Up to 58% Off iPhone Screen Replacement

Chesterfield

$140 $59

Skilled technicians replace the LCD screens on three versions of iPhone or any version of iPad

Select Local Merchants

At Nouvage Salon, owner Charbel Massoud and his team of beauty experts nurture hair with cuts, styling, and highlights and revitalize nails with soothing manicures and pedicures. Streaks of color add technicolor flair to monochromatic 'dos and straightening irons smooth out locks much more effectively than yesteryear's iron mallets and ceramic anvils. During mani-pedis, Nouvage's technicians brighten digits with the vibrant hues of glossy OPI polish.

1388 W Bristol Rd
Flint,
MI
US

209 W 7th St
Flint,
MI
US

Founded by ice-cream enthusiasts Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone Creamery has grown to more than 1,400 locations across North America. Each day, the shop's scoopers mix up fresh batches of ice cream, yogurt, and sorbet, which are served by the scoop, piled high in sundaes, and blended into shakes. After customers choose their desired flavor, the staffers toss the chilly sustenance upon a slab of frozen granite and fold in a smorgasbord of candy and nuts to achieve the ideal ice-cream-to-add-in ratio. Customers can dream up their own creations or opt for a signature masterpiece, sampling one of more than 11.5 million possible flavor combinations, which still await a brave conqueror to unlock them all. To accommodate sweets cravings at celebrations, staff members also dish out ready-made treats, such as ice-cream cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.

12821 S Saginaw St
Grand Blanc,
MI
US

Slumber expert Roger Wardell staffs each of his Sleep Doctor Mattress Stores with knowledgeable employees who help to match shoppers with surfaces that complement their dozing styles. A full-size basic firm mattress by American Pedic ($219) supports stomach sleepers with memory foam, and Serta's twin-size Dura Pillowsoft ($499) cuddles tired muscles with inner springs and a 6-foot spoon.

700 S Main St
Lapeer,
MI
US

Lori Taylor finds it easy to sum up what's unique about her photography business—"We want people to not only love their photos, but also to love their photographers." Initially, the lifelong photography hobbyist spent 20 years as a restaurant manager, learning the value of personalized customer service. It's a value system she still practices, diligently manning the LA's Photography phones seven days a week in addition to running photo shoots. Each of the photographers on Lori's team of photographers specializes in a particular kind of photography that ensure each of the studio's yearly 150–200 graduation gigs, 45–65 weddings, and multitude of family portraits shines uniquely. Lori personally listens to clients describe their needs before matching them up with the specific photographer on staff whose skills are best suited to the occasion in mind. The resulting harmonious relationship between subject and photographer seems to be what drives the company's wealth of referral business. "We've never really needed to advertise," says the cheerful owner, who mostly acquires clientele via word of mouth and by defeating other photographers with her darkroom jujitsu.

2057 E Cook Rd
Grand Blanc,
MI
US

It’s no surprise that a place called Healthier New You specializes in helping clients look and feel better. What’s more intriguing is how the spa’s owner and operator Rose actually accomplishes this. For starters, she uses an exclusive body-slimming wrap to reduce cellulite and tighten skin in sessions of up to two hours, using herbal ingredients to treat the face as well as the body. Her other beautifying services include an advanced treatment called microcurrent therapy, which uses a new machine to tone and tighten skin, reducing the appearance of blemishes and firming contours.

8469 S Saginaw St
Grand Blanc,
MI
US