Local Services in Hoffman Estates

Up to 61% Off Business and Publishing Seminar

Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center

$99 $49

Experts dole out practical strategies on launching a business and publishing books; seminar ends with network opportunities and open forum

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

Up to 59% Off iPhone Screen Repair

Schaumburg

$60 $30

Technicians who specialize in iPhones repair screens on models ranging from 3G to 5; iPhone 5 option valid toward accessories

Up to 80% Off Tutoring Sessions from Best Brains

Multiple Locations

$244 $59

Certified teachers tutor students in English, math, general knowledge, and the abacus

Up to 56% Off at Avel Flight School

Schaumburg

$400 $199

Learn to fly under an FAA-certified pilot’s supervision, or fulfill the requirements for a private license in a six- to eight-week course

Up to 60% Off DVD Transfers from Film or Video

Schaumburg

$60 $30

Technophiles with 30 years of experience rescue memories from videotapes and old film formats with DVD-transfer services

50% Off Products

Schaumburg

$100 $50

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Up to 70% Off Adobe Photoshop Class

Schaumburg

$195 $59

Learn about digital photo-editing fundamentals, including cloning, masking, layers, and color correction

Up to 60% Off Video-to-DVD Transfers

Schaumburg

$50 $22

Photo specialists with 20 years of experience transfer video from VHS, Hi8, DV, 8-mm tape, and Compact C to DVD

55% Off Financial Consulting

Schaumburg

$175 $79

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45% Off Financial Consulting

Multiple Locations

$275 $151

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45% Off Webpage-Design Consulting

Schaumburg

$600 $330

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

75% Off Business Seminar

Courtyard Schaumburg

$397 $99

Experienced PR pros with proven track record of success help budding entrepreneurs find winning business strategies during one-day seminar

Huntington Learning Center – 75% Off Academic Review

Multiple Locations

$375 $95

The certified tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs, and potential for growth

Up to 60% Off DVD-Transfer Services at A Video Memories

Roselle

$40 $20

Elmo TRV system transfers film, VHS, digital tape, and other media to DVD

Half Off from Scan Photos to Digital

Rolling Meadows

$46 $22.99

Profesional scanning techs meticulously convert photos to digital files to be burned to a long-lasting DVD

45% Off Financial Consulting

Hanover Park

$130 $72

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57% Off English or Math Tutoring

Arlington Heights

$233 $100

Kids ages 5—15 learn at their own pace; 5:1 student teacher ratio

Up to 53% Off Home Furnishings

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Home furnishings by brands such as Coaster Fine Furniture range from dining-room sets and living-room couches to bunk beds for kids

Up to 50% Off Self-Service Dog Grooming Sessions

Arlington Heights

$20 $10

Doggie spa provides the space and products for pet owners to scrub their pooches clean

Up to 63% Off at Counseling for Men

Arlington Heights

$240 $99

Licensed counselor Tim Ervin caters his style of coaching to men in order to make them feel more comfortable reaching out for help with life

Up to 73% Off at Grand Frame, Inc.

Arlington Heights

$125 $49

Expansive 8,000 sq. ft. frame showroom houses imported Italian frames, shadow boxes, and environmentally friendly options

Up to 59% Off Photo-Booth Rental Packages

Elk Grove

$1,295 $525

Each photo-booth package includes unlimited prints, an onsite attendant, a box of props, and access to an online viewing gallery

Up to 80% Off Psychic Readings

Bloomingdale

$125 $25

In-tune psychic uses palm, tarot, and life readings to guide clients toward answers to life, love, and career questions

Up to 66% Off Childcare for Kids 6 Weeks to 24 Months

Bartlett

$340 $130

Trained childcare experts engage and watch over kids from 6 weeks to 24 months old in a well-furnished environment

Half Off Premade Bathroom Vanity Tops

Elk Grove Village

$300 $150

Premade bathroom vanity tops in a range of tones and sizes

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

45% Off Webpage-Design Consulting

Mount Prospect

$999 $549

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Up to 65% Off Math Tutoring at Mathnasium

Multiple Locations

$259 $95

After an assessment to determine the student's math aptitude, tutors help them boost their skills

Up to 61% Off Music Classes at Kindermusik By Lisa

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Seasoned instructors lead parents and children up to 7 years of age through play activities incorporating music and movement

51% Off at Learn Scuba Chicago

Multiple Locations

$295 $145

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Scuba-certification course led by dive experts Captain Bob and crew take students on pool dives in Chicago and open-water dives in Kankakee

Up to 62% Off at Eco Mattress Store

Eco Mattress Store

$190 $89

2 in. gel-infused memory-foam bed toppers; American-made organic bed sets that include a mattress, box spring, and frame

75% Off Studio Photography

Elgin

$125 $31

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Up to 56% Off Upscale Event-Space Rental at Ijorere Atelier

Elgin

$400 $199

Upscale loft-space hosts baby and bridal showers, corporate functions, meetings, birthday parties, and small weddings in elegant setting

Up to 55% Off Tape-to-DVD Transfers

Riverwoods

$50 $25

A videographer rescues VHS and camcorder-recorded memories from a dusty grave by transferring them to DVD

Up to 63% Off Web Commercials from Mixtal Media

Wheeling

$1,200 $449

Vdeio techs shoot 30-second commercial on-location in 1080p HD and high-def audio

53% Off Music Lessons

Glen Ellyn

$60 $28

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60% Off at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

61% Off Computer Maintenance

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Technicians troubleshoot Mac or PC software or hardware, clean up hard drives, or perform installations

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

87% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot and Prints

Lombard

$377 $49

Strut your stuff in four of your favorite outfits and turn two poses into 5"x7" and wallet-sized prints and retouched digital images

80% Off Public Speaking Seminar with Entrepreneur Haven

Lombard

$199 $39

This seminar teaches students to become better public speakers and gives tips for delivering successful presentations

Up to 89% Off Indoor or Outdoor Photo Shoots

Lombard

$465 $49.99

In the studio or at an outdoor location of your choice, photographers capture shots of 1 to 10 subjects

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

$129.95 $49

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

Up to 61% Off Makeover Package from Custom Face

Purple Leaf Contempo Spa

$100 $39

Makeup artists blend hues to complement individual skin tone and send clients home with a bottle for daily application

Up to 62% Off at North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

$70 $29

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

55% Off Lessons at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$88 $40

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

Up to 55% Off Tutoring at Mosaic Tutor

Northbrook

$100 $45

One-on-one tutoring sessions help individuals in areas where they might struggle; valid for any age, from preschool to adult

Up to 55% Off Scuba Courses at Berry Dive Center

Glenview

$304 $149

Scuba instructors lead students in diving techniques during weekend lessons inside classrooms, pools, and open water

Up to 50% Off CPR Classes

Northbrook

$90 $45

Classes teach life-saving techniques to aid adults, children, and infants

Half Off Film, Video, and Slide Transfers and Restoration

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Technicians preserve memories by enhancing and transferring 8-millimeter film, slides, and VHS tapes to Blu-ray or DVD

56% Off Home Decor and Furniture

Northbrook

$100 $45

Since 1974, the establishment has been helping clients decorate their homes

Up to 65% Off Videotape-to-DVD Conversion

Northbrook

$100 $39

Technicians digitize videotapes up to two hours long and transfer them to DVDs

65% Off Tax Return

Skokie

$225 $79

Knowledgeable accountants prepare tax returns for individuals and married couples

Up to 72% Off Digital-Photography Boot Camp

Pheasant Run Resort

$149 $49

Six-hour boot camp covers subjects such as exposure, freezing motion, shooting modes, and composition; three-hour is first half of course

30% Off Music Lessons at American Music Institute

Multiple Locations

$5 $5

One month of music lessons for voice or instruments including saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, and oboe

96% Off Online Managerial Boot Camp

St. Charles

$2,850 $99.99

Five-part managerial course prepares students for middle-management certification with self-testing monitored by executives

55% Toward Day Care from 6 Weeks to 6 years

Buffalo Grove

$1,000 $450

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Up to 89% Off at Cilento Photography

The Shops at Deerfield Square

$200 $29

Professional photographer takes in-studio or on-location shoots of newly engaged couples or families

50% Off

Wauconda

$120 $60

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50% Off Services

Spring Grove

$90 $45

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50% OffiPhone 5 LCD Screen Replacement

Glenview

$199 $99

Trained techs speedily replace cracked or broken iPhone 5 screens, usually completing repairs in 20 minutes or less

75% Off ACT Test Prep

Glenview

$400 $99

An educator with more than 30 years of experience helps his students prepare for the ACT exam during four-hour tutoring sessions

50% Off Counseling

Glenview

$120 $60

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Up to 52% Off Kids' Art or Music Classes

Glenview

$25 $12.50

Kids' art classes in painting, drawing, or sketching; students can learn music basics during introductory drum or percussion sessions

Half Off Eight-Week Puppy Training Course

Mundelein

$160 $80

Puppies and their owners join trainers at hour-long, weekly sessions to learn basic obedience skills; bring a collar, leash, and treats

Up to 61% Off Photo-Shoot Package

Geneva

$200 $79

One-hour shoot in a studio or garden yield prints and a high-res digital image

Up to 68% Off Music and DJ Classes

Geneva

$199 $99

The music teachers all have professional experience and either a bachelors or masters degree in music

45% Off Academic-Tutor Services

Lake In The Hills

$120 $66

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50% Off Pet Grooming

Warrenville

$20 $10

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51% Off Children's Photography Classes

Elmwood Park

$99 $49

Talented instructor leads four 90-minute sessions in children's photography

Up to 55% Off VHS-to-DVD Conversion at Concept One

Concept One Media

$50 $25

Conversion experts preserve memories on outdated media by transferring them to a digital format

Half Off Dry-Cleaning at Lake City Cleaners

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Four dry-cleaning outlets in north Chicago and suburbs use both traditional and eco-friendly laundering technology

Up to 56% Off Robotics Project at C&A Robot Factory

Libertyville

$25 $12

Kids create and program LEGO animals, airplanes, and soccer stars with assistance and computer instructions during a 45-minute class

Up to 57% Off iPhone Screen Repairs or Accessories

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Techs repair smartphone screens usually within an hour with an appointment and back all services with 60-day warranties

50% Off Virus Removal and Operation System Damage Reversal

Skokie

$150 $75

Removal thoroughly erases all traces of viruses; 26-step damage reversal fixes restores operating systems and maximizes computer performance

Up to 70% Off Energy Healing Sessions

Skokie

$165 $59

During sessions with a certified energy healer, energy and emotional blockages in clients' lives may be lifted, allowing for healing

Up to 66% Off Custom Framing at Creative Edge

Skokie

$100 $45

Framers with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience enshrine portraits, paintings and 3-D keepsakes

Select Local Merchants

Ride Chicago and Rentaruckus are two different businesses that are bonded by their passion for promoting two-wheeled transportation. At Ride Chicago this passion manifests in a variety of classes, for which it supplies beginners with motorcycles or scooters. Once student riders are geared up, the facility’s state-certified instructors teach everything from scooter-riding basics to motorcycle licensing at controlled, off-street sites across the city and suburbs. This diverse curriculum allows people of all riding experiences to climb aboard a two-wheeler and learn safe canyon-hopping methods.

Rentaruckus’s mission is a bit more concise: get people behind the handlebars of a Honda Ruckus scooter. To do this, the staff offers rentals and organizes tours of Chicago, where swarms of the minimalist bikes buzz past the city’s historic neighborhoods and sights.

5333 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates,
IL
US

Pump It Up's two indoor inflatable arenas bounce socked striplings high off the ground with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Trained, amiable staffers supervise fun-filled visits where parents can leap around with their kids through gargantuan, air-filled bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an air-filled obstacle course. Attendees can also focus their free play for special events, such as custom birthday parties and themed, private team parties. These themed 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. Both giant arenas are climate controlled and maintained according to rigorous guidelines enforced by the well-trained staff and local police. Supplementing its thorough rule enforcement with expert installation and anchoring, Pump It Up holds itself to strict safety standards.

1230 N Roselle Rd
Schaumburg,
IL
US

Red Lobster, Wicker Park’s Mirai Sushi, and Lincoln Park punk bar Delilah’s are three seemingly disparate venues. However, they have something in common—all three have hired graduates of American Professional Bartending Schools of Illinois to mix their drinks and man their bars. The schools have been landing graduates at notable Chicago establishments for more than 60 years, but their connection with alums doesn’t end with their first gig. Graduates receive lifetime, personalized job-placement assistance and can call the school’s career hotline 24 hours a day to find out about job openings or trade meatloaf recipes.

The schools' focus on employment also shows in their bartending classes, which are modeled after on-the-job training and led by teachers with an average of more than 20 years of industry experience. Taught at bars complete with realistic faux liquor, the sessions cover topics from mixology to presentation and etiquette.

315 W Golf Rd
Schaumburg,
IL
US

Kidtown USA came from the minds of educators and recreation specialists who created a program licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Each location’s activity stations cater not only to entertaining kids, but also helping them develop skills for creative self-expression and social engagement. Kids explore the indoor play area, which consists of climbing structures—including a pirate ship and a train—before watching puppets act out classic kids’ tales such as Uncle Vanya Goes to the Zoo at Storytime Theater. Make Believe City’s open air and small, miniature rooms emulate imaginative settings such as a firehouse, veterinarian's office, or construction zone. Elsewhere at The Diner, red-and-chrome furniture and a classic checkerboard floor sets the stage for cooking lessons or snack time.

1071 S Roselle Rd
Schaumburg,
IL
US

Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.

75 W Schaumburg Rd
Schaumburg,
IL
US

A kids' firehouse sets the stage for hands-on, imaginative activities at FireZone, where actual firefighters show off fire engines, explain educational displays, and oversee games for kids of all ages. In addition to children’s parties and drop-in play sessions, FireZone runs school field trips, caters to adults with corporate training days, and rents fire trucks for picnics, parades, and festivals.

1100 National Pkwy
Schaumburg,
IL
US