Local Services in Grand Rapids

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Grand Rapids

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

Up to 57% Off Private Introductory Music Lessons

Madison Area

$44 $19

One-on-one introductory lessons for guitar, bass, drums, or piano

Up to 57% Off Lessons at Mercury Guitar Studio

East Hills

$80 $40

Instructor teaches aspiring musicians how to play the guitar or bass in their favorite style; lessons are catered to the student’s goals

44% Off Party Supplies

Grand Rapids

$25 $14

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Up to 56% Off Counseling Services

Grand Rapids

$75 $35

Professionals help treat substance abuse and mental health issues during individual counseling sessions

60% Off an Engagement Photo Shoot

Grand Rapids

$250 $99

A CD of images contain photos from an on-location or in-studio shoots to commemorate a couple's engagement

50% Off Vintage Photography

South East End

$60 $30

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70% Off Computer and Game-Console Repairs 

Kentwood

$100 $30

Experienced technicians cleanse computers of viruses and gaming consoles of issues that prevent them from use

45% Off Engagement Photography

Creston

$300 $165

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Up to 61% Off Children's or Family Photography Sessions

Eaton Rapids

$95 $39

Each photo shoot comes with an unedited picture CD

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

Wyoming Target

$204.95 $25

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

$85 Toward One-Hour Photography Session with Photos and CD

Johnson Park

$170 $85

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38% Off Pet Grooming

Grant

$40 $25

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jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

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

50% Off Computer Services

Cedar Springs

$90 $45

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70% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

Bowne

$300 $89

A professional shoots a 30-minute boudoir session in a comfortable setting with 1 outfit change, 1 backdrop, and online gallery

Up to 58% Off Amish-Made Furniture & Artwork

Saugatuck

$50 $25

Handmade furniture sourced from artisans and Amish communities; artwork, journals, candles, and other home decor items and gifts

Up to 58% Off Doggie Daycare

Grand Ledge

$90 $45

Dogs socialize with canines of similar size and personality, romping in a 7,000 sq. ft. indoor and 11,000 sq. ft. outdoor play area

Up to 51% Off Permanent Makeup

Norton Shores

$400 $199

Certified permanent cosmetics specialist tattoos eye and lip regions with color that endures without the need for continual upkeep.

Half Off Intensive Four-Week ACT Prep Course

Oakland/Winchell

$1,100 $550

High-school physics teacher with more than 15 years of ACT prep experience leads weekly four-hour classes that guarantee improved scores

Up to 53% Off Photo Shoot at Eric Rice Photography

Kalamazoo

$105 $49

Photographer with 30+ years of experience and a BFA in photography snaps shots of up to five people

Up to 53% Off Self-Storage

Springfield

$93 $45

Storage units provide ample space for household items, furniture, bikes, and more

44% Off Computer Repair

Swartz Creek

$50 $28

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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 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

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 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

Up to 50% Services and Repairs at Ipartsguys

Angola

$159 $95

Experienced techs repair screens for iPhones and iPads, and perform services on most any brand of mobile phone and tablet

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

85% Off Photo Shoot at Derby Photography

Granger

$320 $49

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Award-winning photographer shoots unlimited number of subjects for one hour and supplies clients with prints perfect for Valentine's Day

88% Off at Liberty Tax Service

Multiple Locations

$500 $59

Certified tax professionals help taxpayers maximize their return with expert tax prep

87% Off a 45-Minute Boudoir Photo Shoot

Elkhart

$375 $49

A female photographer snaps shots of ladies during 45-minute boudoir sessions that yield images for standard digital files or prints

Up to 80% Off Boudoir Photo-Shoot Packages

New Downtown Studio

$250 $49

Clients can wear as much or as little as they like during a boudoir photo shoot that includes prints or digital images; new downtown studio

Up to 56% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Mishawaka

$90 $45

Students learn guitar-playing techniques during four private lessons

Up to 64% Off Pet Groomings and Baths

Mishawaka

$80 $28.75

Professionals groom or bathe furry friends of various sizes and breeds

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

Fenton

$85 $40

Savvy techs optimize machines crippled by malware or other software inefficiencies

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"When we teach—from babyhood—people to move well, they'll enjoy doing it, and they'll continue doing it." Such is the philosophy of Gymco president and co-founder Doreen Bolhuis, which she relayed to the New York Times in a 2010 video report. The importance of starting young kids on the road toward athleticism is something Bolhuis is passionate about, especially as a former elite-level gymnastics coach who's been teaching for more than 35 years. It's a concept she calls "physical literacy," and she's appeared on news outlets such as Today, CNN, and ABC News to discuss how young children's physical training and development is just as important as their mental growth. Along those lines, Bolhuis created the GymTrix line of DVDs to help parents develop babies' fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

And Bolhuis's enthusiasm for childhood fitness is apparent at Gymco, where her staff undergoes a four-step technical and philosophical certification protocol on sports development. She has transformed what began in 1980 as a few classes held in a barn behind a local retirement home into a 5-acre, 16,000-square-foot first location and a second, state-of-the-art facility on the north side of town.

When you walk into either site, you'll see kids scaling rock walls, doing back flips, and defying imaginary pirates as they walk the plank-like high beam, improving their physical skills in sports, gymnastics, and cheerleading classes. What aren't as obvious are the internal changes that begin to manifest, from improved self-confidence and perseverance to the gradual building of character. Fulfilling her start-them-early mission, Bolhuis also offers classes designed specifically for preschoolers and kindergartners.

2121 Celebration Dr NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

In Gymboree Play & Music's most popular class, Play & Learn, tots master skills such as cause and effect, problem solving, and good communication through games and play. The notion that learning should be fun for the under-five set permeates all of Gymboree's classes. From music and art to sports activities, most classes are calibrated for development at six-month age intervals. Mixed-age classes teach cooperation, as kids play movement games or perform songs on musical instruments. Older children take the school-skills class to learn skills that will help them in school and during conference calls with the president. All of this takes place in a well-padded indoor playground with tunnels, slides, and bridges designed by nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beckwith to withstand tiny bare feet and the wrath of resident trolls.

5258 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

At Mark's Mattress Direct, friendly sales folk guide shoppers through no-pressure perusals of the show room's bounty, confident that the store's commitment to same-day delivery and factory-direct, cost-saving techniques speak for themselves. With an arsenal of bedding from trusted brands such as Corsicana and Englander, the inventory caters to the needs of every customer, from the entry-level Burnaby innerspring mattress for the casual napper, to the luxurious Bella pillow top for the more experienced marathon sleeper. Pallets of gel memory foam conform to tired bodies, giving them renewed strength and well-being each morning, while Michigan-made Clare mattresses deliver restful nights of sleep while contributing to the regional economy.

5428 Northland Dr NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

At Take 5 Catering, chefs make midday feasts fresh daily, transforming ingredients from local farms into sandwiches, salads, soups, and signature cakes. Every house-made menu item jumps off the pages of recipes created by master chef Angelo Darin and master baker Kelly Bordeaux, including the signature italian meatloaf sandwich, made with braised meatloaf stuffed with mozzarella and spinach.

Caterers deliver orders of $20 and up free of charge and ferry lunches to diverse locations such as homes, offices, and disembarking blimps within 45 minutes of order placement. Clients can solicit their meals by phone or email, and party-throwers can spruce up spreads with custom-frosted sheet cakes.

40 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

At House This, keen-eyed staffers help outfit shoppers in distinctive apparel and jewelry and aid them in fulfilling their abodes’ decorative desires. Along with clothing from popular lines such as Hazel, Trinity, 1921 jeans, and Mystree, the shop stocks candles, lamps, mirrors, and furniture. Decorators can spruce up bare walls with framed artwork, prominently display an automobile’s smog-check certificate inside assorted picture frames ($23–$45), or prop up masterpieces in progress on iron easels ($10–$30).

6504 28th St SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

A congregation of antique dealers sells their vintage wares at the annual Grand Rapids Antiques Market, which is fueled by nostalgia's fumes and hosts time travelers as they venture into the rich history of Americana. The market dips buyers and sellers alike into an antiques-filled reservoir overflowing with the past's furnishings, accessories, sporting goods, and 2-year-old laptops. Professional appraisers check out homeowners' potential gems, and live auctioneers corral the highest bid with lassos woven from their own bristly mustache hairs.

303 Monroe Ave
Grand Rapids,
MI
US