South Star Chrysler—a family-owned dealership that treats customers as their own—extends its expertly delivered services to all merry autos. Each of this Groupon's four oil changes includes a complimentary 23-point vehicle inspection and free shuttle service. Run an errand or wait at home while five fresh quarts of oil and a freshly unboxed filter team up to quench your thirsty road camel. Post-fluid swap, the factory-trained professionals conduct an additional complimentary inspection of the steering and suspension systems, brake pads, and tire treads, thereby ensuring safety on the steep gradient of life's ever-shifting bell curve.
The Ellis family traces its history of working with plants to the late 1800s, when they operated a pottery-manufacturing company in Texas. Current-generation family members build from their familial expertise at all five of their store locations, spread between Louisiana and Texas. Twice a year, the Ellises travel overseas to identify upcoming horticulture trends decided by UN meetings in The Hague. This has expanded their decorative focus to include all aspects of home décor to complement greenhouses filled with tropical blooms and locally grown shrubbery. Clocks, lamps, and vases score homeowners extra credit in interior-design classes, and fountains and outdoor furniture make gardens hospitable for warm weather. For those who want to get ahead on holiday decorating, they offer an extensive selection of seasonal decor and accents year round. The Ellises encourage creativity with hands-on classes in subjects such as making centerpieces, weaving wreaths, and tying ribbon into perfect bows.
Family-owned and -operated Hurst Fine Diamonds boasts a more than 100-year history of outfitting empty appendages with fine accouterments. The shop spotlights custom jewelry design and diamond-, gemstone-, and pearl-based creations from designers such as Pandora, Love Story, and Fossil. Special someones delight in the Platina 4 diamond ring, brewed from a blend of gold, silver, palladium, and platinum, and set with a conflict-free diamond ($89.99). Replace the hard-won marlin you wear around your neck with an even more appealing sea prize: pink and white freshwater pearls, strung together on a golden thread ($79.99). A colorful Raquelle Bianco silver and enamel pastel butterfly ring serves as an attractive napkin ring decoration ($84). Custom-designed jewelry is available (prices vary), and the shop also offers a mélange of masculine trimmings, such as a tungsten cross necklace ($99.99) and a titanium band set with a single diamond ($99.99). The Hursts send off each beloved diamond piece with a lifetime limited warranty.
On a fateful day in 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, a hitchhiker arrived at The Howdy Come In––a rest stop owned by Ben and Eva Winter––carrying only his clothes and a suitcase full of cabinet-making tools. The Winters decided to hire him to build a chifforobe for their new baby, Bobby, and were so impressed by his craftsmanship that they decided to go into business with their new friend. Soon the partners were selling new and refurbished furniture out of the Winters’ dairy barn under the name Winter’s Furniture Store, and they eventually moved to a storefront in the city of Emporia, where they could share their high-quality wares with more people and fewer confused cows.
Today, the family business is run by the Winters’ son, Bob, who oversaw its expansion into two showrooms in Topeka and Lawrence and gave it a new moniker––Discovery Furniture. His merchandise buyers select fine furniture from around the world, filling the design floors with trusted name brands such as Broyhill, Aspen, and Flexsteel. As a member of the Furniture First buying group, Winter is able to pass along the savings of buying stock in volume along with a guarantee that he will meet or beat any competitor’s advertised price within 75 miles. Interior designers on staff can help customers determine which pieces, styles, and colors best fit their needs, and most of Discovery’s furniture can be custom ordered in any style, color, or fabric, catering to customers who know what they like and like to match their upholstery to their clothes.
The Jiffy Lube Signature Service oil change comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle-maintenance checkups, an exterior window wash, and interior floor vacuum. Trained technicians entreat cars to say "Ahh," before quenching automotive thirst with a refill of transmission, differential, transfer-case, power-steering, and windshield-washer fluids. A detailed inspection enforces the well-behaved manners of the antifreeze and coolant reservoirs, engine air-filtration system, serpentine belts, wiper blades, and exterior lights. By evenly distributing the weight across each tire, a fresh tire rotation helps to minimize wear and tear, maximize traction, and avoid the need to conceal balding tires with cumbersome toupees. Though Heartland Automotive Services Jiffy Lube sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.