Local Services in Lyons

500 or 1,000 Full-Color Business Cards or $25 for $50 Worth of Custom Printing at FBS Prints

FBS Prints

Oak Brook

Two-sided, full-color business cards on 16-point card stock with a UV coating on both sides

$100 $50

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$250 for $500 Worth of Boudoir Photography at Brittany Lynn Studios

Brittany Lynn Studios

La Grange

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

$500 $250

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Portrait Package with Three-Image CD and Prints, Photo Cards, or Gallery Wrap at JCPenney Portraits (Up to 88% Off)

JCPenney Portraits

Multiple Locations

Capture lifetime memories with professional family portraits, birthdays, business photos and more with custom backgrounds, props and poses

$119.96 $19.99

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$69 for Computer Performance Package at Alan's One Stop Computer Repairs ($170 Value)

Alan's One Stop Computer Repairs

Berwyn

Techs keep computers running at full speed by finding and eradicating viruses, and tuning up operating systems

$170 $69

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$10 for $20 Worth of Engraving Services from Ambees Engraving

Ambees Engraving

Proviso

Personalized engraving services give everything from plaques and trophies to glassware an extra special touch

$20 $10

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$79 for a One-Hour Boudoir Photo Shoot Package with Prints and Digital Images at Allure Boudoir Studio ($530 Value)

Allure Boudoir Studio

Willow Springs

Boudoir photo shoot emphasizes the female form for playful snapshots that are turned into prints and digital images

$530 $79

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$79 for a Skills Assessment and Four Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning (a $395 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

Personal, detailed help with test prep, math, writing, or reading during tutoring sessions.

$395 $79

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$49 for 1040 Tax Preparation Service at Flash Tax Service ($100 Value)

Flash Tax Service

Multiple Locations

Experts navigate tax issues with the aim of providing accurate returns and fast refunds

$100 $49

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Grooming Services from Natasha's Dog Grooming (38% Off)

Natashas Dog Grooming

Bridgeview

From the merchant: brushing shampoo conditioner -nail trimming anal glands expressed ear cleaning teeth brushing and perfume & bow bandana

$32 $20

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$25 for $50 Worth of Financial Consulting — A.K. Services in Oak Park

A.k. Services In Oak Park

Oak Park

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

$50 $25

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$31 for $70 Worth of Counseling — Integrative Psychotherapy Associates

Integrative Psychotherapy Associates

Oak Park

Three initial assessment sessions for individuals or couples. Mark Pedigo helps men work on relationships.

$70 $31

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One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

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

$25 $10

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One, Two, or Three 45-Minute Time-Management Classes at Light Vision Group (Up to 64% Off)

Light Vision Group

Multiple Locations

Instructors help students sharpen their time-management skills for career success

$45 $19

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$595 for Professional Matchmaking Service from Chicago Luv Biz ($1,899 Value)

Chicago Luv Biz

Oak Brook

Professional matchmaker with a Bravo TV show helps clients find love with personality test and 3 compatible matches per week

$1,899 $595

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1000 Custom Business Cards at Dreamst8te (44% Off)

Dreamst8te

Burr Ridge

From the merchant: In-house printers create premium 16pt cards, color double-sides, UV gloss or Matte finish.

$50 $28

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$49 for Four 90-Minute Children's Photography Classes at Cyntography Studios ($99 Value)

Cyntography Studios

Elmwood Park

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

$99 $49

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Foam-Mattress Sets or Mattresses at Discount Mattress (Up to 85% Off). Six Options Available.

Discount Mattress

Multiple Locations

Mattress and box spring sets come in a variety of sizes and two firmness levels to increase comfort and back support

$1,398 $399

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Charging Port Repair or Screen Repair for an iPhone 4, 4S, 5, or 5S at Direct Mobile Repairs (Up to 51% Off)

Direct Mobile Repairs

Oak Lawn

Technicians repair a variety of iPhone models

$100 $49

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$99 for Skills Assessment and Six Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning Center ($530 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

After thorough skills assessments, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student’s learning needs

$530 $99

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$69 for Four 30 Minute Private Music Lessons $140 — Northfield School of Music

Northfield School Of Music

Northfield

Students can choose from drums, guitar, voice, violin, or piano lessons

$140 $69

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at North Shore Music Institute (Up to 62% Off)

North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

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

$70 $29

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Four Weeks of Tutoring for One or Two Students from Best Brains (Up to 80% Off). Eight Options Available

Best Brains Chicago

Multiple Locations

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

$244 $59

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Real-Estate Broker Prelicensing Courses with Optional Exam Prep at Real Estate School of Illinois (Up to 53% Off)

Real Estate School of Illinois

Westmont

Experienced instructors provide the 90-hour classroom education required to obtain a Illinois real-estate broker’s license

$689 $349

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$220 for $400 Worth of Financial Consulting — Meadow Acccounting

Meadow Accounting & Tax Ltd

Palos Hills

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

$400 $220

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons from Parker Music (69% Off)

Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

Seasoned instructor, Ben Parker, provides house-call or studio lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory

$60 $19

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$50 for $100 Worth of Financial Consulting — Madina Tax Services

Madina Tax Services

Palos Hills

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

$100 $50

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

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

$129.95 $49

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Four Weeks of English or Math Tutoring for One or Two at EyeLevel Elmhurst, IL (Up to 61% Off)

EyeLevel Elmhurst,IL

Elmhurst

Students improve problem-solving skills and master mathematical concepts, or strengthen language skills such as reading and writing

$250 $99

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$39 for Makeover Package with Makeup Application and Take-Home Custom Cosmetics from Custom Face (Up to $100 Value)

Custom Face

Purple Leaf Contempo Spa

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

$100 $39

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$15 for $30 Worth of Shoe Repair and Accessories at Brooks Shoe Service

Brooks Shoe Service

The Loop

Cobblers breathe new life into shoes, buffing scuffs, repairing broken heels & blanketing soles with protective layers

$30 $15

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Portrait Package with CD and Prints, Holiday Cards, or Gallery-Wrap Print at Target Portrait Studio (Up to 88% Off)

Target Portrait Studio

Multiple Locations

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and poses for holiday portraits

$119.96 $19.99

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Interpret the Past, Present, and Future with Tarot Cards

Learn to Read Tarot Cards

Sideshow Gallery

A tarot reader teaches you to interpret the past, present, and future using a tarot deck

$20

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$189 for 32 Hours of Bartending Classes at ABC Bartending School (68% Value)

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

$595 $189

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Household Furniture and Accessories at Roy’s Furniture (Up to $ Off). Two Options Available.

Roy's Furniture

Chicago

Massive warehouse of home furnishings with custom fabric and upholstery options

$100 $49

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Two, Four, or Seven Nights of Dog Boarding Plus 50% Off Airport Parking at Paradise 4 Paws (Up to 60% Off)

Paradise 4 Paws

Multiple Locations

Board furry friends in a facility with plush accommodations and a webcam play area; can add airport parking at discounted rate

$100 $45

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$150 for One Basic Rider Course at Motorcycle Riding'sCool ($300 Value)

Motorcycle Riding'sCool

West Town

During 14-hour course, students learn the rules of the road and then hit the closed-circuit course to get a feel for riding motorcycles

$300 $150

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Tarot-Card Reading with Optional Palm Reading at Psychic Meditation Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Psychic Meditation Studio

Chicago

Skilled psychic draws on tarot cards, palm lines, and intuition to offer advice in life and love

$85 $39

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Psychic Reading Package at Fortune Teller On Ashland (Up to 86% Off) Two Options Available.

Fortune Teller On Ashland

Lakeview

Psychic specializes in astrology charts, tarot cards, palm readings, dream analysis, chakra balancing, and spiritual cleansing

$125 $29

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Palm, Tarot, or Psychic Reading at Innerlight Psychic Gallery & Boutique (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

Innerlight Psychic Gallery & Boutique

Chicago

Psychic professional at new age boutique uses tarot, palm & psychic readings to guide clients toward answers about romance, life, and work

$100 $50

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One or Two Weeks of Childcare at Mary and Janet's Daycare (Up to 66% Off)

Mary and Janet's Daycare

Jefferson Park

Daycare sessions with attentive caretakers help build children's self-esteem and confidence while exploring creative tasks

$200 $69

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$110 for Piano Lessons ($200 Value) — The Art of Piano Playing

The Art Of Piano Playing Inc.

The Loop

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

$200 $110

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$15 for $30 Worth of Dry Cleaning and Alterations at Tanya Tailor

Tanya Tailor

Rogers Park

Transform dirty or ill-fitting garments with dry cleaning or custom alterations

$30 $15

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One or Two Tea-Leaf or Tarot-Card Readings at The Rejuvenation Center (Up to 88% Off)

The Rejuvenation Center

Lakeview

A tea-leaf reading can provide fortune telling; a tarot-card reading may help assess a current life question

$100 $12

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Three or Six Days of Dog Daycare with Options for Training Sessions at Bark Avenue Playcare, Inc (Up to 54% Off)

Bark Avenue Playcare, Inc

Illinois Medical District

Dogs roam with their fellow tail-waggers inside a cage-free facility and enjoy 30-minute, one-on-one training sessions

$90 $45

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$125 for Three Couples-Counseling Sessions at E. M. Branch & Associates Inc. (Up to $900 Value)

E. M. Branch & Associates Inc.

Chicago

Therapists guide couples through 45- to 60-minute sessions that can help rejuvenate relationships

$900 $125

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Book and CD Self-Publishing Packages from BePublished.Org (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

BePublished.Org

Library

Publishing assistance takes the form of step-by-step guides, one-time classes, and packages that include marketing and website development

$3,000 $1,350

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$300 for $600 Worth of Services at Forte Knowledge

Forté Knowledge

The Loop

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

$600 $300

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Stretched Ready to Hang Thin Wrap Canvas at Make a Canvas (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Make a Canvas

Chicago

Textured artist canvas is gallery wrapped with prints of personal images and touched up with a professional photorealistic finish

$49 $25

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$112 for $250 Worth of a Consultation and Life Coaching Session at M.A.Y.A.: My Ambition Your Ambition

M.A.Y.A.: My Ambition Your Ambition

Chicago

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

$250 $112

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Tarot-Card Reading for One or Two, or a Full Psychic Reading for One at Astrology Boutique (Up to 78% Off)

Astrology Boutique

Northwest Side

Using techniques learned from her grandmother more than 25 years ago, Carolyn prognosticates with the help of her trusty tarot deck

$75 $33

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Grooming Services from SpaBARK!-The Salon (55% Off)

Spabark!-the Salon

Norwood Park

From the merchant: Professional Pet Stylists scrubb, buff & primp your dog sparkly & shiny clean for the holidays!

$55 $25

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Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drum, or Piano Lessons at Guitar Cities (Up to 59% Off)

Guitar Cities

Chicago

Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

$80 $33

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$75 for $150 Worth of Services at CompTechPort

CompTechPort

Woodlawn

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

$150 $75

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$20 for $40 Worth of Repairs for Shoes, Apparel, and Leather Items at Your Shoe Repair

Your Shoe Repair

Bucktown

Master cobblers apply fine-tuned stitching and mending skills to repair shoes, boots, leather items, and more

$40 $20

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$25 for $50 Groupon — Intuitions

Intuitions - An Astrology Boutique

Near North Side

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

$50 $25

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Personalized Sports Highlight Film from NCSA Athletic Recruiting ($400 Value)

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Chicago

Experienced video editors with know-how on recruiting process grab the attention of college coaches with a film highlighting athletic skills

$400 $199

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$99 for Three One-on-One Counseling Sessions at Ardent Center ($600 Value)

Ardent Center

Lakeview

The therapist takes a holistic approach during sessions on topics from stress to substance abuse, tailoring advice to the client's needs

$600 $99

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$550 for $1,000 Groupon — The Autumn Film Company

The Autumn Film Company

Chicago

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

$1,000 $550

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$149 for a One-Hour Portraiture Session at Audrey Nilsen Studios ($300 Value)

Audrey Nilsen Studios

West Town

Photographer with more than 35 years of experience shoots portraits in her tasteful, homey studio

$300 $149

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$25 for $60 Worth of Laundry Services at The Friendly Wash

The Friendly Wash

Multiple Locations

Washing machines hold between 2 & 10 loads at a time at this laundromat that also offers drop-off and delivery service; WiFi and free coffee

$60 $25

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Wash and Fold Service plus Drop Off Service at Coin Laundry World (Up to 58% Off)

Coin Laundry World

Chicago

Massive laundromat home to 125 washers and dryers as well as convenient drop-off wash, dry, and fold services

$40 $20

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5 or 10 Days of Work-Space Rental at Free Range Office (Up to 51% Off)

Free Range Office

Wicker Park

Work space setup with community desks, semi-private pods, and lounge chairs facilitates productivity with wireless internet & printing

$100 $49

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Three or Six 3-Hour Multimedia Art Lessons at Rogala Studio (Up to 56% Off)

Rogala Studio

Little Village

Visual artist renowned for large-scale interactive media works leads hands-on lessons in video theater, photography, and sound recording

$450 $219

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Screen Repair for iPhone 5, 5s, or 5c at iFixCellPhone (Up to 39% Off)

iFixCellPhone

Multiple Locations

Certified cell-phone technicians with more than 10 years of experience repair cracked and broken iPhone screens

$129 $79

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60-Minute In-Studio Photo Shoot for Up to Four or Six with One Print at Powell Photography, Inc (Up to 82% Off)

Powell Photography, Inc

South Loop

Photographer who has captured the likes of President Obama and the CBS News team snaps professional photos for up to four or six subjects

$375 $69

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$99 for a One-Hour Boudoir Photo Shoot Digital Images at Three Boudoir ($430 Value)

Three Boudoir

Chicago

An all-female staff that includes a former Playboy model directs boudoir photo shoots that aim to make women feel sulltry and confident

$430 $99

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5, 10, or 20 Days of Dog Daycare at DoggieWorks (Up to 54% Off)

DoggieWorks

DoggieWorks

After being placed in an appropriate playgroup, dogs enjoy toys and specially designed playground equipment to jump and climb on

$145 $72

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$45 for $100 Groupon — Chicago Compass Counseling, LLC

Chicago Compass Counseling

The Loop

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

$100 $45

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A Private Music Lesson from Hoke Academy of Music (44% Off)

Hoke Academy Of Music

Chicago

Focusing on building healthy, beautiful voices through patient and effective instruction; sing better and enjoy music

$80 $45

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$20 for $40 Worth of Dry-Cleaning at Lake City Cleaners

Lake City Cleaners

Multiple Locations

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

$40 $20

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30- or 60-Minute Boudoir Photo Shoot with Prints at Belle Boudoir Fine Lingerie and Photography (Up to 74% Off)

Belle Boudoir Fine Lingerie and Photography

Pilsen

Sassy boudoir shoots take place in a studio with three levels for quick scene changes; onsite photo lab yields prints the day of the shoot

$229 $59

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$41 for $75 Groupon — Sync Accounting and Tax Services

Sync Processing Technologies Inc

Galewood

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

$75 $41

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Shoe, Handbag, and Luggage Repair at Sam the Shoe Doctor (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sam the Shoe Doctor

Multiple Locations

Technicians repair handbags, luggage, and all sorts of footwear; they can also expertly restore Jimmy Choo, Prada, and other designer shoes

$20 $10

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$275 for $500 Worth of Personal-Stylist Services — Fashion Above Chicago Streets

Fashion Above Chicago Streets

Chicago

From the merchant: Planing a wedding or just going on a date? Wake up as a new person after you meet our finest Styler!

$500 $275

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$89 for Glass Replacement with One Case for an iPhone 5/5S/5C at iFixandRepair ($119.99 Value)

iFixandRepair

Lincoln Park

Experienced technicians replace cracked and damaged screens on iPhones

$119.99 $89

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$12 for $30 Worth of Dry Cleaning at Lakeview Cleaners & Mike's Cleaners

Lakeview Cleaners & Mike's Cleaners

Multiple Locations

Professional dry cleaners wash pants, shirts, skirts, and sweaters onsite

$30 $12

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10-Hour GMAT Test-Prep Course at MyGuru (Up to 62% Off)

MyGuru

Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile

In small groups, students gather to learn techniques and key information to help them conquer GMAT standardized tests

$699 $269

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Two-Hour Couples Massage Class for Two or Four at Hands On Couples Massage (Up to 63% Off)

Hands On Couples Massage

Near North Side

Limited to just a few students, classes teach couples massage techniques to use at home

$200 $79

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Home Furnishings and Accessories at Cassona (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Cassona

Andersonville

Eclectic home accessories and furnishings, such as rugs, wall décor, mirrors, sectional couches, and bedroom sets

$50 $25

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Select Local Merchants

The Riverside Theater Guild's cast of performers aged 8 to adult playfully recreates the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale in its production of Princess and The Pea. Audience members of all ages will hum along with Princess Mabel of Mudville as she sings, dances, and develops an unnerving obsession with legumes en route to the Kingdom of Snob Hill, where her prince awaits. Along with sparking smiles throughout the community, the Guild aims to instill storytelling skills in youngsters by casting local stars-in-training and holding theater camps during the summer.

160 Ridgewood Rd
Riverside,
IL
US

Root 66 Aquaponics Garden Shop has all the accoutrements of a standard garden supply¬—USDA-certified organic seeds, pots, and organic fertilizers. But Root 66 is hardly your grandmother's general store. Its focus is hydroaquaponics, which creates a symbiotic relationship between a tank of fish and the garden on top of the tank. The sustainable method uses a system of pumps and tubes to harvest and distribute plant food from the fish tank below. The fish, in turn, are fed, sheltered, and taught to use salad forks by the plants above them.

In the shop's introductory video, founder Shawn Odneal says that hydroaquaponics is, "the future of food production and the closest I can get to self-sustainability," by "taking traditional gardening techniques and applying them in a new way." In addition to specializing in hydroaquaponics, he also strives to make gardening accessible to city dwellers with rooftop and vertical gardens.

8863 Burlington Avenue
Brookfield,
IL
US

ThinFast MD's team of weight-loss specialists?including physicians, nurses, and dietitians?works together to design custom programs for patients of all sizes and ages. With focuses ranging from appetite suppressants to diabetes and nutrition counseling, they help regulate the body's intake of food and spotlight the healthiest choices for each patient's body. They also work with the Optifast meal-replacement program, which kick-starts weight loss with 16 weeks of nutritious meals, custom transition diets, and regular labs and monitoring as needed. Every patient receives a complimentary initial consultation so that the doctors can divine realistic goals. At the root of those goals is the recognition that the best reason to adopt a healthy diet and start exercising is not simply to lose weight or make a lazy pet jealous, but because it feels good and develops a sense of overall well-being.

9223 Ogden Ave.
Brookfield,
IL
US

In the late 1970s career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York and New Jersey.

Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.

333 N La Grange Rd.
La Grange Park,
IL
US

The Chicago White Sox have some truly dedicated fans. In 1994, the team decided to reach out to the youngsters who worshipped their footwear. They sought to provide kids with the same conditioning and training they honed their skills with, so they started a sports-training summer camp. In a mere seven years, demand for the trainers' services necessitated that the program conduct year-round sessions in all types of sports, and the Bulls/Sox Academy was born.

Taught by the trainers who spend their life making sure that the Sox and Bulls are ready to hit the field or court, Bulls/Sox Academy's lessons bring professional techniques to aspiring athletes. Baseball programs teach functional speed movements for high-speed base stealing and help kids build the upper-body strength to knock balls out of the park and through the windshield of their least favorite neighbor's minivan. The basketball course divvies up training between shooting, skills, and defensive play. The fast-pitch softball teachers—both former professional players and longtime coaches—arm students to beat back high-velocity pitches without hurting the ball's feelings.

536 East Ave
La Grange,
IL
US

At Back to Bed's South Loop location, manager Kip Wilkinson puts customers at ease with a friendly attitude, helping them find a bed that fits their individual needs and budget. The experienced delivery staff also sets up new beds and removes old ones, with a variety of delivery options available. At the show room, Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, and Simmons Beautyrest mattresses await rigorous testing, and the sleep-savvy employees help shoppers determine if they're more suited to a firm or soft mattress or to creamy or chunky peanut butter. Aside from a wide selection of mattress types and brands, Back to Bed also offers accessories such as ergonomic memory foam pillows.

115 N La Grange Rd
La Grange,
IL
US

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