Interact! satiates the media-frenzied with its vast, constantly rotating library of smooth-playing, gently used DVDs, Blu-rays, and video games, as well as its stellar customer service. By rescuing orphaned discs and delivering them into the loving arms of more appreciative parents, Interact! fattens hungry entertainment centers with bargains. Hundreds of like-new and like-classic DVDs, batting their eyelashes at new suitors, line its walls ($2–$6). Comedy, horror, drama, documentaries, foreign films and other children’s favorites await lucky hunters, as each day introduces new members into the cast. Blu-ray discs look like a million dollars that’s been sharply photographed in HD ($5–$20; $30+ for box sets). Though not included in this offer, Interact! also stocks video games for most newer and pension-collecting consoles and dishes up a Thanksgiving's-worth of computer games for fidgeting PC and Mac fingers.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
The tax-tinkerers at GAZ Financial Services tackle each account with an exhaustive preparation process that combines the compassion of an empath with the analytical powers and fondness for deerstalker hats found in history's great sleuths. Whether you’re a single person or a business, GAZ’s financial advisors will work with you one-on-one and point out easily missed opportunities for deductions, as well as explain why you can’t write off Zydeco records as a medical expense simply because they cured “the blues.” By the time your tax return has been signed and sent, you’ll have saved hours of time and hair-pulling—ensuring you never, ever have to meet the cute IRS auditor who laughs at your jokes and loves all the same things you love.
True to their shop’s name, Round the Clock Cleaners’ clothes cleansers de-grime soiled wardrobes seven days a week. Each pass comes loaded with $25 of dry-cleaning services per visit, helping clients primp their pants ($5.25), skirts ($4.50), sports jackets ($6.50), and adult-sized hot-dog costumes with a professional dirt expunging. In addition to gussying up dirty clothing, the shop also exorcises stains from select household linens, such as sleeping bags and comforters, with prices varying by item.
In 2011, brothers George and Charbel Ghaby became business partners as well as siblings when they opened the first Rounds Premium Burgers. The concept for their joint venture was simple: a classic, American, build-your-own-burger stand that combined quality meats with surprising toppings. The idea caught on, and the burger joint soon spread to multiple locations, gathering awards as it went. Recently Rounds won Best New Restaurant in Pasadena Weekly's Best of Pasadena 2013, and it also secured top honors on a Best in Chow episode titled "Best Burger in Hollywood".
Rounds take the concept of customization to the next level. Diners can choose from four types of patties ranging from fresh-ground chuck to a homemade veggie burger. From there, they can pick from 10 types of sauce (thousand island, chipotle aioli, jalapeno ranch amongst them), six premium cheeses (American, pepper jack, bleu cheese crumbles), and 16 extra toppings, ranging from classics like bacon and grilled onion to surprises such as peanut butter and jelly and grilled pineapple. Then, the only thing left to do in choose what holds the whole delicious meal together. Traditionalists can pick a fresh classic, wheat, or pretzel bun, while those with dietary restrictions might prefer to have their burger wrapped in lettuce or stuffed inside an envelope and mailed to their nutritionist along with a break-up letter.
The women who own and operate Valentine Studios specialize in capturing each woman's unique beauty on both color and black-and-white film. Professional makeup artists enhance facial features before Meg Pasetta, a shutterbug with a graduate degree from Brooks Institute of Photography, snaps photos. The 2,000-square-foot studio has multiple backdrops, allowing Pasetta and her subjects to create images with different styles and moods.