Local Services in Houston

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

56% Off Computer-Repair Services

Eldridge - West Oaks

$90 $40

Computer technicians perform services such as antivirus-software installation, malware removal, device setup, and tech support

56% Off Computer Diagnostic and Tune-Up

Houston

$45 $20

Certified CompTIA technicians tune up PCs and Macs to help extend their lifespan

Up to 53% Off Real Estate and Building Class

Memorial

$395 $189

Classes teach students ins and outs of real estate and home inspection, or details of framing, roofing, and making energy-efficient homes

Up to 90% Photography Packages

Houston

$500 $49

Family and senior photography sessions include retouched prints, 60-day access to online images, and availability for upgrades; pets welcome

Up to 58% Off Storage Unit Rental at Big Tex Storage

Midtown

$190 $100

Safeguard possessions in a climate-controlled unit protected by computerized access, alarms and color camera surveillance

Up to 84% Off Individual or Couple's Boudoir Shoot

Northwest Harris

$350 $65

After a hair and makeup session, subjects enjoy refreshments and wine as a photographer guides them through an hour's worth of sultry poses

73% Outdoor Engagement Photo Shoot

Multiple Locations

$280 $75

Photographer John Billingsley captures lasting memories during an engagement shoot held at one of three scenic outdoor locations

Up to 81% Off Afterschool Childcare and Activities

Houston

$260 $59

Afterschool childcare includes not only structured learning and homework help but also hip-hop, Zumba, and reading sessions

Up to 61% Off Smartphone or iPad Screen Repair

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$45 $20

Technicians speedily replace broken screens on phones, including the iPhone 4 and 4s, Galaxy III, and iPhone 5, and on iPads

55% Off First Aid, CPR, and AED Class

Alief

$110 $49

The class focuses on competency in resuscitation techniques, use of a defibrillator, and basic first aid

54% Off Excel 2010 or QuickBooks Mini Course

Houston

$65 $30

Tutorials in Excel 2010 and QuickBooks cover a variety of topics, including entering data and operating accounts receivable

50% Off Outdoor Photography

Briarforest

$175 $88

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50% Off Services

Houston

$150 $75

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50% Off Services

Hastings Green Park

$250 $125

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50% Off Services

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

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Up to Half Off Counseling or Life Coaching

Great Uptown

$150 $79

Counseling helps patients reflect inward to find peace, whereas life coaching points them down a path that will lead to their goals

Half Off Watch-Battery Change

Houston

$15 $7.50

Watch specialists take on the precision-oriented task of replacing batteries in basic and high-end watches

93% Off an In-Studio Photo Shoot with Prints

Multiple Locations

$259.65 $19

Pro shutterbugs snap frame-worthy family portraits, take senior photos, and capture casual or formal shots against varied backgrounds

50% Off Computer Repair

Eldridge - West Oaks

$2 $1

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Half Off Smart Device Repair

Houston

$120 $60

(25)

Skilled electronics technicians replace cracked or nicked smart-phone or iPad screens and offer other general fixes

Up to 70% Off Piano Lessons

Cornerstone Village North

$125 $39

Learn the musical basics or hone specific skills during weekly piano lessons

Up to 65% Tarot Reading at The Psychic Eye

Houston

$65 $25

A psychic reads the tarot cards for an individual or couple to help divine events in their future

50% Off

Cornerstone Village North

$60 $30

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50% Off

Great Uptown

$150 $75

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Half Off Printing from J. Knowledge Consulting

Traditions At Clayton Park

$50 $25

Promote your business or yourself with 500 professionally printed business cards or postcards

Half Off VHS, DVD, CD Services

Downtown

$50 $25

Document-management company converts VHS tapes to DVDs and makes copies of DVDs and CDs

55% Off Puppy or Kitten Care Package

Clear Lake

$112 $50

Kittens and puppies receive routine exam and vaccinations to ensure they are healthy and happy

61% Off Custom Framing

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Artisans craft custom frames from more than 2,000 material selections

Up to 94% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at DeBoudoir

Houston

$399 $25

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

57% Off In-Studio Portraits or Executive Headshots

Houston

$150 $65

Photographers capture warm smiles or professional veneers during in-studio photoshoots, perfect for Linkedin and other social-media sites

Up to 62% Off iPhone or iPad Screen Repair

Spring Branch East

$65 $25

Screen repair for an iPhone 3G or 3GS, iPhone 4G or 4S, or iPad

70% Off Technical Services

Houston

$100 $30

Technical services include computer tasks and smartphone repair

50% Off

Fairbanks - Northwest Crossing

$200 $100

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Up to 56% Off Academic Tutor

Champions

$150 $75

Ivy League learning coaches help students succeed in subjects including math, foreign language, coding, and electrical engineering

Up to 51% Off Career-Planning Services

Northwest Houston

$200 $99

Counselor helps clients manage their careers, whether they are looking for a quick check-in or are searching for a new position

Up to 85% Off Digital Photography Class

Multiple Locations

$496 $75

Students learn how to tweak the settings on a DSLR in order to capture quality images in various lighting situations

Up to Half Off Pet Grooming at 610 Pet Lodge

Greater Heights

$50 $27.50

Pet-friendly staff grooms cats and dogs of all sizes in boarding, veterinary, and grooming facility

Up to 61% Off Phone- or Tablet-Screen Repair

Greater Hobby Area

$150 $59

Experts repair cracked screens on iPhones, Galaxies, and iPads

Half Off Alterations at Vintage Tailors

Northwest Harris

$30 $15

Tailors fit pieces precisely to each client; services are available for men's, women's, and children's clothes

71% Off Professional Tax Preparation

Houston

$200 $59

Tax experts scour U.S. tax law to find deductions and exceptions that ensure highest possible return

Up to 64% Off Smart Phone and Tablet Repair

Westhimer rd

$70 $25

Techs swap out shattered screens for new glass, or bring phones back to life after water damage

72% Off Studio Photography

Downtown

$300 $84

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Up to 51% Off CPR and AED Certification

The Museum District

$100 $49

Get certified in life-saving CPR and AED skills

62% Off Kids' DJ Classes

Lazy Brook - Timbergrove

$150 $65

Four classes each month teach young DJs the basics of equipment, software, beats per minute, scratching, and other concepts

51% Off Youth Etiquette Classes

East Downtown

$45 $22

Etiquette classes aimed at helping kids build character, poise, and self-confidence in an entertaining environment

84% Off a Boudoir Photography Package

Houston

$600 $99

Made sultry with hair, makeup, and up to three outfits, clients sip wine and pose before a variety of custom-designed sets

85% Off Headshot Photo-Shoot Package

Multiple Locations

$99.95 $15

Professional photographer snaps headshots during a 10-minute shoot; includes digital image and 8"x10" print

45% Off

Greenway-Galleria

$400 $220

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50% Off

Eldridge - West Oaks

$250 $125

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

50% Off Income-Tax Preparation

Houston

$70 $35

Experts prepare and e-file tax-return documents for an individual or married couple with or without dependents

45% Off Studio Photography

Fairbanks - Northwest Crossing

$200 $110

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50% Off

Greenway - Upper Kirby

$339 $170

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Up to 62% Off Drop-In Childcare

The Museum District

$65 $29

Childcare specialists engage kids with hands-on play and activities that help develop social skills; Spanish, sign language, music, and more

50% Off Personal or Business Tax Return Preparation

Greater Greenspoint

$199 $100

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Up to 50% Off Tablet or Phone Repair

Sharpstown

$120 $60

Apple and Samsung phones and tablets return to working order with screen repairs; a charging-port repair helps extend battery life

55% Off Financial Consulting

Spring Branch West

$100 $45

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84% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at Vanessa Julie Photography

Greater Greenspoint

$245 $40

One-hour sessions include unlimited wardrobe changes, a password-protected online gallery, and airbrush and editing

55% Off

Greater Third Ward

$250 $112

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50% Off Financial Consulting

Sharpstown

$300 $150

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

59% Off at H&R Block

Northeast Houston

$49 $20

Tax professionals help laypeople navigate tax law and maximize their returns

67% Off Academic-Enrichment Program

Oak Forest - Garden Oaks

$300 $100

Academic-enrichment programs lead kids ages 11months-5 years old in classes in music, science, & math in a helpful & encouraging environment

Up to 55% Off at Trahan Counseling

River Oaks

$140 $69

Consultations help clients uncover their issues; couples sessions are ideal for marriage, premarital, or couples counseling

45% Off Services

Neartown/ Montrose

$58 $32

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Up to 59% Off Tax Return Preparation

North Houston

$49 $20

Authorized tax professionals prepare & electronically file 1040EZ or 1040A returns with maximum refund guarantee

Up to 70% Off from Psychic Of The Stars Alice

Neartown/ Montrose

$160 $60

Psychic with more than 15 years of experience offers clients personal and professional guidance

48% Off Custom Printing

Hidden Valley

$60 $31

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50% Off

Fairbanks - Northwest Crossing

$399 $200

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Up to 61% Off Educational Childcare

Willowbrook

$500 $199

Children ages 6 weeks to 12 years develop learning and relational skills through interactive technology and proven teaching methods

50% Off Self-Service Dog Baths

Copperfield Place

$10 $5

Owners arrive and lather up their pups, thus eliminating the risk of clogged pipes or dirty tubs at home

45% Off

Greater Inwood

$345 $190

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Up to 63% Off Smartphone or Tablet Screen Repairs

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$150 $59

Experts fix cracked screen on phones and tablets, treating Apple and Samsung products as well as other brands and cell phones

70% Off Boudoir Photography

Sharpstown

$250 $75

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Up to 53% a Counseling Consult or Couples Therapy

Multiple Locations

$80 $40

Licensed therapist Christina Runnels consults with individuals to create plans of action or facilitates therapy sessions for couples

Up to 65% Off Mobile-Device Screen Repair

Houston

$150 $55

Techs replace the glass of broken iPhone, iPad, and Galaxy III screens and fix the LCDs on the iPhone 4 or 4S

Up to 57% Off Dry Cleaning

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Family with 100+ years in the dry-cleaning business cleanses garments or comforters at a fixed rate for next-day or same-day pickup

Up to 41% Off Argentine Tango Classes

Midtown

$60 $39

Tango classes teach dancers how to perform basic social dance steps and follow a spirited rhythm with a partner

55% Off Financial Consulting

Great Uptown

$200 $90

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49% OffTuition for accredited High School Diploma

Spring Branch West

$400 $204

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Select Local Merchants

For Meredith McCord, looking at a piece of pottery brings back decades worth of memories. McCord started The Mad Potter in 1998, and since those early days, she's used her kiln to immortalize countless special moments. She traveled to hospitals to capture the footprints of newborns, helped a young man create a dessert plate with the words "Will you marry me?" emblazoned across it, and auctioned off items for charity. Yet some of her fondest memories center on the day-to-day interactions with customers, specifically when they return to pick up their fired pieces and utter three words of amazement: "I did that?"

The Mad Potter has since expanded into three Houston-area locations, where children and adults come to paint their own works of art or create replicas of their ancient ancestors' garden gnomes. More than 500 bisqueware items line the shelves of each studio, including coffee mugs, plates, and figurines. Staffers then help visitors select from more than 54 available colors of paint and supply them with everything else they might need, including brushes and stencils. The staff can even take things over and create more intricate designs—while still consulting closely with the customer. Whatever route a person chooses, there's always time for a sip of wine or beer; the River Oaks location sells wine and beer while Bellaire and Woodway maintain a BYOB policy.

1963 W Gray St
Houston,
TX
US

Midtown Veterinary Hospital's Dr. Richard Clive, alongside his wife Janelle and staff of registered vet techs, helps animals live long healthy lives. Inside the hospital, pets can curl up in the sun, which filters through the reception area's large windows, or enjoy such comforts as a padded exam table. Their bipedal counterparts, meanwhile, appreciate cushy, white chairs set on dark hardwood floors, cookies to balance on their noses, and vibrant animal prints that decorate the office.

Owners keep their pets up to date with an array of services, including regular check-ups, vaccinations, and dental exams. They can also rest easy knowing that should pets ever need further treatments, such as digital radiology or surgical services, Midtown's facilities are well prepared with an onsite lab and a heated surgical table that staves off chills as pets get their coats dry-cleaned. The hospital also sports a pharmacy that supplies owners with medications to prevent such maladies as fleas, ticks, and heartworm with next-day prescription filling and an online, home-delivery pharmaceutical service. :m]]

1434 W Alabama St
Houston,
TX
US

Founded in 1893, Sheltering Arms Senior Services has devoted more than a century to providing Houston’s elderly population with care, advocacy, and community support. Despite its long history, the nonprofit organization is only looking forward. Between 2011 and 2012, it provided seniors with 128,658 hours of personal-care assistance—including meal preparation and housekeeping—and fed 2,182 seniors a nutritious meal. And their specially designed Adult Day Center, which provides top-notch care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Factor in the organization's more than 20 Houston-area senior centers, where staffers offer recreational activities, health education, and legal advocacy, and it is clear that Sheltering Arms is only building upon its 120-year foundation.

Sheltering Arms' mission begins with its committed corps of staff members and volunteers. Certified nurses’ aides customize and implement home-care plans that include light housekeeping, meal prep, and medication reminders. Social workers advocate for members at risk of being institutionalized by managing their financial and health casework. Volunteers make daily safety checks on seniors who are living alone and organize arts-and-crafts classes, game nights, and dances.

3838 Aberdeen Way
Houston,
TX
US

Jennifer Buergermeister is very flexible. She not only moves from job to job—she's an entrepreneur, independent filmmaker, spiritual healer, and app designer—but also from pose to pose while teaching yoga. She has created two yoga DVDs and has a third coming out in November. She's also the owner of Jennyoga, where she works with a deep bench of fellow yoga teachers, offering a variety of classes for all levels. These include Sunrise and Awakening, Hatha Flow, and Deep Relaxation and Restorative yoga classes.

The team at Jennyoga strives to make coming to the studio easy. They built a Jennyoga app for mobile devices that allows students to schedule classes on the fly. And they run an in-house store, where visitors can pick up any yoga gear they might need before heading into one of the studios. They even made a short film to inspire attendance, a sort of narrative commercial about the beneficial effects of yoga in our noisy, modern world where neighbors rev motorcycle engines and fire alarms scream in delight whenever you get home.

2311 Dunlavy St
Houston,
TX
US

As noted on CBSDFW.com, Gene Simmons and longtime partner Shannon Tweed hosted a live-music event coordinated by The Aces & Angels Foundation, which was later featured on Simmons's A&E reality show. The party was just one of many fundraisers that the nonprofit organization has created to provide assistance for active-duty and former members of the United States Armed Forces. They visit US military installations with a cadre of famous musicians, Hollywood celebrities, and athletes, doing their part to boost morale and the instances of excited, high-pitched screaming within the armed forces. They also organize charitable, star-studded events such as poker tournaments, VIP parties, and chili cook-offs.

Proceeds from the events benefit charities such as the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps veterans recover from physical and mental injuries, and The Gleason Initiative Foundation, which raises public awareness of ALS and provides equipment and services to individuals with muscular diseases or injuries.

811 Rusk Street
Houston,
TX
US

Chris Green's passion for basketball has led him from the courts of his high school to the major arenas where he played with the ABA West All-Star Team. Though he was bestowed with many awards and accomplishments throughout his career, Green realized that his life's calling was not with basketball, but with helping people improve their lives through fitness. Eager to use his athletic talents to make a difference, he graduated with a degree in kinesiology and became certified in personal training through the International Sports and Science Association.

Today, Green combines the athletic prowess he cultivated on the basketball court with a positive, yet intense style of training during six-week boot camp programs, personal training sessions, and motivational coaching sessions. Dedicated to propelling students towards their fitness goals—whether those goals include losing weight, toning muscle, or squeezing into child-sized giraffe costumes—he supplements training sessions with regular motivational videos. Green also conducts regular self-improvement seminars on nutrition and body image.

11955 Blackhawk Blvd
Houston,
TX
US