Hertz Rent-a-Car is one of the largest general use rental companies in the world, aiming to provide customer-focused, cost-effective service. Their 90-plus years of experience—a good 20 years before cars had even been invented—gives renters the confident feeling of borrowing a car from a friend without concerns about misplacing said friend's dashboard hula girl. Choose from a wide range of vehicles perfectly suited for a family vacation or simply to give a snazzy new look to grocery store runs. The eco-conscious will appreciate the thoughtful options on display in the green collection, while the ego-conscious may prefer to browse the Prestige Collection's enviable envoy. One-day rentals start at less than $30. No matter what the model, Hertz's convenient pick-up and drop-off services offer peace of mind for weary travelers or clinical car-hoppers (available from Local Edition locations).
Situated on Bangs Lake, Wauconda Boat is a full-service marina with certified and master technicians on staff. In addition to renting out paddleboards, kayaks, and pontoon boats, Wauconda Boat can also supply boat motors, parts, and mermaid repellent.
HablEspana transforms students into Español elocutionists with its Beginner Bootcamp classes, each taught by a native Spanish-speaking instructor. In less than one month, linguistic learners can turn graceless gibberish into speech as smooth as velvet that’s been through the blender. Each two-hour class encourages active participation and stimulates learning using audio-visual materials, Spanish TV segments, and music and video series. Classes remain personal since sizes range from three to eight students, or the ideal size for building a human pyramid. Students will receive handouts and materials in class, and may also choose to purchase a book recommended for the course ($20, not covered by this Groupon). Classes take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Olsen Concierge Services' professional team eases day-to-day stress with myriad home- and life-organization services. To prepare for holiday guests, patrons can solicit a personal assistant for help cleaning, pillow-fort building, or ribbon shopping. Olsen’s dynamos easily dwindle overstuffed errand lists and take the stress out of unforeseen business trips with house-sitting and pet-care services. Customers can even lasso three hours of assistance in planning a special event, be it a wedding, divorce luau, or surprise birthday party for the concierge.
American Coach Limousine's chauffeurs captain a variety of luxury motorcars, arriving promptly on location to whisk passengers throughout Chicagoland. The fleet of vehicles, which includes stretch limos, towncars, and party buses, can deliver passengers to and from events, airports, or mailboxes at flat or hourly rates. A menu of services delineates a variety of common chauffeuring needs, from dispatching brides to weddings to shuttling jet-setters from O'Hare to downtown ($55) or Midway to downtown ($49). For special occasions that call for twinkling neon lights, undulating leather couches, and stocked bars, the Cadillac Escalade or stretch Hummer H2 fit the bill, tucking passengers into opulent chambers that transform back into eggplants at midnight. Groupon customers also receive $5 off their next visit if they become a fan of American Coach Limousine on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.
The pilots at Sun Aero Helicopters Inc. have been training pupils in the autogiro arts and transporting clients through the skies since 1991. Inside their base at Lansing Municipal Airport, aviators maintain a 12,000-square-foot hangar area and 3,000 square feet of training offices and high-speed computerized flight-planning facilities. Expert pilots impart their knowledge to up-and-coming FBI agents, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and leisure pilots during one-on-one training sessions in Robinson and Bell copters. Pilots also give landlubbers a skyscraper's view of Chicago's landmarks, such as US Cellular Field, the John Hancock building, and the Sears/Willis Tower. When they aren't transporting rally drivers, golfers, and famous wiffle ball players with private charter services, Sun Aero serves national media companies with aerial photography and land surveys.