Each of the Monkey Joe's bounce houses and fun parks located in 17 states draws its inspiration from its eponymous mascot. Legend has it that the furry purple monkey discovered bouncing by accidentally falling out of a coconut tree, and he decided then and there to spread the fun with inflatable bounce houses and obstacles, slides, and jungle gyms.
Kids aged 12 and younger can split their time among the inflatable play center, and toddlers aged 3 and younger seek binky-laden treasure chests in special play areas. With an eye toward sanitation, the staffers oversee regular wipe-downs with Swisher Hygiene formulas. They also host parties, where video monitoring and identity bracelets keep track of guests to ensure safety.
Liberty Tax Service's tax wizards prepare taxes with speed and accuracy, and they back up their work with a money-back guarantee. Knowing self-prepared taxes can lead to costly mistakes and mid-April cases of number-induced numbness, Liberty's taxologists assemble the most accurate and largest return so law-abiding citizens can personally mail it to the IRS to ensure on-time receipt. If an error results in penalties or interest, Liberty will reimburse the jilted bank account and sky-write an apology. And if terrified taxpayers find themselves in an IRS audit, Liberty centurions will attend the audit and explain how the return was prepared and where the globules of barbecue sauce came from.
Real Deals on Home Decor stays open two days a week, a rarefied time frame that suits its weekly changing collection of funky, one-of-a-kind clocks, wall art, lamps, mirrors, and other adornments. Every Thursday and Saturday, owners Danielle and Angela open the shop's doors to customers scouring the land for curious knick-knacks or creative holiday decorations. The domicile-decorating spot also carries Coaster Occasional chairs.
Whisking away bespotted garments and returning fresh garb, Sunshine provides Iowa City with impressively convenient pickup and delivery laundry services. Trundle off apparel for sudsy vacations from anywhere in Iowa City, Coralville, or North Liberty (30 lbs minimum of laundry for pickup/delivery). Services cost $1.50 per pound of laundry, falling to $1 after 50 pounds. Customers with blazers requiring extra coddling and shirts that need sleeve-holding can visit the store and cleanse clothing using the self-service laundry machines. An attendant is always on duty to help to wrangle rebellious trousers. Though not included with this Groupon, patrons dropping off or self-scrubbing their threads can while away the minutes at the shop's tanning salon or in-store cafe, sating hunger with java, smoothies, or sandwiches as garments do the rinse-cycle tango.
Varsity Cleaners continues its 96-year tradition of vanquishing dirt from Iowa City’s grimy garments. The shop's cleaning crew will reinvigorate tired attire—including dresses ($8.70), shirts ($4.85–$5.85), and sweaters ($4.80)—and transform two- ($9.10–$11.85) and three-piece ($12.50–$15.50) suits to their unsullied glory days. Diverse fabrics such as silk, rayon, linen, and leather receive scrupulous stain removal and precise pressing. Varsity Cleaners can even snazzy-up comforters ($17, $22 for down) and return tablecloths to their pristine, pretoga party states ($11.15). The scrubbing sultans also provide complimentary storage for gowns, suits, and other royal raiment, as well as free delivery—enabling busy-bee customers to devote spare time to honey collection.
The walls of Rage Grafix's show room sport a rainbow of sweatshirts, T-shirts, and hats lines, each proudly displaying the emblems of local high schools and the Iowa Hawkeyes. The bevy of memorabilia and casual apparel—available in sizes from infant to 6XL adult to XS klingon—flaunts the university's iconic black-and-gold color scheme alongside logos of area school teams, including the City High Little Hawks, the West High Trojans, the Solon Spartans, and the Clear Creek-Amana Clippers. Staffers also man an onsite screenprinting-and-embroidery facility, where they forge custom signs, business cards, and clothing for clubs and events such as bar crawls, tailgating, and pickup games of duck, duck, goose.