Local Services in Jamaica Plain

64% Off SAT or ISEE Test Prep

Multiple Locations

$220 $80

Teachers help students understand general knowledge questions in preparation for the SAT or ISEE (Boston Exam School Test)

Half Off Jewelry or Watch Repair

Brookline

$50 $25

Horologists restore wristwatches, jewelry, grandfather clocks, and pocket watches to proper, wearable functionality

45% Off Snow Removal

St. Elizabeth's

$40 $22

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

Up to 72% at Travel Masters Academy

Cambridge

$100 $29

Courses help travelers earn numerous frequent flyer miles without leaving the ground, & redeem them for nearly free flights around the world

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

Up to 60% Off Boston Marathon T-Shirt or T-Shirt Quilt

Project Repat

$25 $10

Choose between a t-shirt commemorating the first woman to register in the Boston Marathon, or a quilt made from your old t-shirts

50% Off Language Classes

Boston

$50 $25

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

45% Off Fortune Telling

Boston

$80 $44

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

56% Off In-Studio Piano Lessons

Multiple Locations

$135 $59

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

51% Off PC Repair Service

Multiple Locations

$59 $29

In 24 hours, technicians probe computer systems to chart their health and suss out issues to provide solutions to common computer ailments

Up to 59% Off Voice Lessons or Audio Engineering Course

Back Bay

$120 $55

Work with the coaches and producers that have helped develop artists for The Voice and for labels including Sony and Universal Records

Up to 52% Off DSLR Camera Workshops

The Lenox Hotel

$99 $49

Workshops teach students to explore the manual settings of their digital cameras, including aperture, ISO, and white balance

45% Off One Month of Co-Working Space

Downtown

$350 $193

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60% Off Custom Framing at Harvard Art & Frame

Thompson Square - Bunker Hill

$120 $48

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Artisans create custom frames for paintings, photos, and 3-D objects using acid-free materials

55% Off Psychic Readings

Downtown

$40 $18

Spiritualists help demystify the present and future with a tarot reading, mediumship, psychometry, or combo reading

Up to 55% Off Custom Apparel Printing

Back Bay

$39.95 $19

You can create the perfect T-shirts, socks, tank tops, or bandanas for any event

Up to 81% Off Tarot Card and Spiritual Reading

Back Bay

$50 $15

Licensed psychic reads the past and present and foretells the future in tarot card, crystal, aura readings for up to 20 people

45% Off Electronics Services and Repairs

Beacon Hill

$150 $83

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Computer technicians venture to clients' homes to solve device issues, such as spyware complications to hardware upgrades

87% Off at The International Entrepreneurship Center

Nonantum

$20 $5

Attend a Wednesday-evening IEC event, or take advantage of entrepreneurial experts with either an hour of mentoring or pitch practice

Up to 67% Off at Tail Waggerz Pet Care

Nonantum

$62 $30

7,500-square-foot indoor and outdoor facility where pets are bathed, cared for, socialized, and pampered

Up to 63% Off Reading and Writing Classes

Newton Upper Falls

$240 $99

Age-grouped classes get students analyzing & discussing texts to improve reading comprehension, writing skills & critical thinking; age 5–18

50% Off Wedding-Planning Workshop

Auburndale

$299 $149

An experienced wedding planner teaches brides the basics of vendor selection, contracts, DIY projects, budgeting, and more

Up to 62% Off Kindermusik Play-Dates

Auburndale

$15 $7

Parents engage with their children through guided musical activities using instruments provided by the Suzuki School of Newton

60% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Middleton

$150 $60

Seasoned session musician, performer, and School founder helps students of all ages and skill master the guitar or bass with private lessons

Up to 61% Off In-Studio Photo Shoots

West Street - River Street

$100 $49

Seasoned photographer arranges and creates keepsakes for families and groups of up to six

75% Off Mattress Set or Futon Frame and Mattress

Upper Washington - Spring Street

$200 $50

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Mattress sets from Symbol, Serta, and Simmons Beautyrest come with delivery

Up to 64% Off Children's Photo Shoot

Needham

$345 $150

Each session is up to two hours in duration, and includes two 8"x10" prints and one low-resolution CD of the images

64% Off Real-Estate Pre-Licensing Course

Needham

$499 $179

Through sessions available mornings, afternoons, and evenings, real-estate pros prepare students to ace the state licensing test

51% Off at Digital Printing MA

Chelsea

$100 $49

Digital printers bring signs for small businesses, brochures, flyers, and presentations to life

55% Off

Thompson Square - Bunker Hill

$100 $45

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

Up to 56% Off a Coworking-Community Membership

Admiral's Hill Marina

$125 $59

Waterfront views, sitting and standing desks, and comfy chairs stimulate creativity in this coworking community for entrepreneurs and others

Up to 57% Off Kids' Drum Lessons

East Arlington

$25 $12

Longtime drum teacher instructs youth on keeping the beat through classes of up to 5 students

Up to 61% Off Furniture

Medford

$100 $49

Selection of home decor and furniture, including tables and chairs

50% Off Real-Estate Course

Waltham

$350 $175

A 40-hour lecture course prepares prospective real-estate salespeople for the state exam, with textbook included in tuition

61% Off Children's Photo Shoot

Highlands

$125 $49

Family photographer captures priceless portraits of kids and includes two 5"X7" prints and five low-res digital images on DVD

Up to 54% Off Life or Career Coaching

Quincy

$145 $70

Life & certified career coach Matt Donatelle changes the way you think about your life & career in sessions held in person or by phone/Skype

55% Off Real Estate Licensing Course or Broker's License

Quincy

$350 $157

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

50% Off Massachusetts Real Estate Course

Multiple Locations

$279 $139

The licensed real estate school's instructors teach students how to pass the Massachusetts salesperson test during a 40-hour course

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

49% Off Pet Daycare

Lower Mystic Basin

$35 $18

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

Up to 80% Off Videography or Photography

Boston

$2,000 $599

Each videography option comes with 30 hours of editing; each photography option is for up to four people and comes with 10 retouched images

45% Off Computer Repair

Malden Center

$99 $54

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

Select Local Merchants

Imperial Monogram has been providing Embroidered and screen printed Apparel, as well as a full line of promotional products for over 50 Years.

1733 Centre St
West Roxbury,
MA
US

Birch St. House & Garden has called Roslindale home since 2001. Over the years we have expanded our selection of home accents and garden essentials to include jewelry, handbags, journals, children's gifts and more. Many items are fairly traded. Plus many local crafts people are represented here.

760 South St
Roslindale,
MA
US

With a springy cork floor and non-toxic paint throughout, Mama & Me encourages tots to explore without fear of accident, injury, or being snatched by dingoes. Ages for each program class differ, ranging like the mighty bison from six months to five years. Parents can participate in parent/child classes, though drop-off classes are also offered. Regardless, your tot will be able to dive into a bevy of activities and amenities, including dress-up clothing, a wooden play castle, pint-sized gym equipment, hand puppets, building blocks, and more. Check the schedule to pick a time that works for you.

284 Amory St
Jamaica Plain,
MA
US

Commended by Boston magazine in 2008 for wedding-gown preservation, Dependable Cleaners offers a basketful of laundering and dry-cleaning services. Turn last night's unfortunate ketchup incident into tonight's food-free canvas with same-day service. Items dropped off before 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday can typically be picked up by 5 p.m. that same day, depending on the location. Though prices vary by location, all stores offer the same reliable de-staining services for dusty dresses ($14.04–$15.34), slovenly shirts ($2.54–$2.88), and pigpennish pants ($7.08–$7.98). Hide a fading summer tan with a freshly depurated jacket ($7.65–$8.52) or sweater ($7.23–$8.73). Dependable Cleaners locations can also handle unconventional vestments such as ballroom gowns, Ugg boots, and antique tri-cornered hats.

187 Harvard St
Brookline,
MA
US

The staff at Good Vibrations aren't salespeople—they're SESAs, or Sex Educator-Sales Associates. The title was invented by the store to reflect not only the rigorous training that the employees go through, but also the open and empowering attitude that they project. They encourage questions about the stock of romantic accouterments, and dispense safe, respectful advice on enhancing erotic play. For the SESAs, knowledge is a stepping stone to pleasure. They've even employed the same sexologist and historian—Dr. Carol Queen—for more than 20 years to host a regular "Ask the Doctors" class.

Above all, the staff keeps a bright and welcoming shop—a characteristic that automatically distinguished Good Vibrations from its counterparts when it opened in 1977, an era when most adult shops were dimly lit and guarded by demons. Extending the positive, forward-thinking ethos beyond the shop's walls, the company has committed to environmentally friendly wares with its Ecorotic collection of natural lubricants—as well as eco-friendly packaging.

308 Harvard St
Brookline,
MA
US

The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.

1626 Beacon St
Brookline,
MA
US