Local Services in Piedmont

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

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

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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Palm, Tarot-Card, Aura and Chakra, or Mind, Body, and Spirit Reading at Readings by Cheyenne (Up to 62% Off)

Readings by Cheyenne

Psychic Reading By Shyann

Psychic reads palms, performs tarot-card readings, assesses auras and chakras, and evaluates minds, bodies, and spirits

$40 $16

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for Pepper Spray with the Purchase of a Personal Safety Class at The Loss Prevention Group

The Loss Prevention Group

Downtown

For $5, receive a coupon for a bottle of pepper spray with the purchase of a personal safety class at the Loss Prevention Group

$5

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One-Hour Family or Headshot Photo Shoot with Five Retouched Digital Images from MooD-ology Photography (Up to 87% Off)

MooD-ology Photography

Oakland

Photographer snaps dramatically lit family portraits or headshots during in-studio sessions that yield five retouched digital images

$350 $45

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$75 for $150 Groupon — John R. Edwards, Life Coach

John R. Edwards

Pill Hill

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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$99 for One Boudoir Shoot with Three Digital Images and Two Prints from DNA Premium Photography ($485 Value)

DNA Premium Photography

Fruitvale Station

Photographers capture sultry boudoir images of subjects, with retouched, high-res images and two 5 x 7 prints avaialable after the shoot

$485 $99

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Two- or Four-Hour Photo-Booth Rental from 143 Photo Booth (Up to 58% Off)

143 Photo Booth

Merritt

Party packages include the use of props and a CD of all images; booth attendant takes care of setup and takedown

$695 $299

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Silent Dance Party with 25, 50, or 100 Headphones from ZEROdB (Up to 64% Off)

ZEROdB

Oakland

Silent dance parties help guests party without drawing noise complaints with music piped through up to 100 headphones

$300 $119

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$1,250 for Streaming-Letters Sky Banners at Aerial Beacon Inc ($2,500 Value)

Aerial Beacon Inc

Oakland

Banners may have the longest retention time among all aerial advertising

$2,500 $1,250

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$70 for $350 Worth of Services at Marcus Edwards Photography

Marcus Edwards Photography

Fruitvale Station

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

$350 $70

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One or Three Spirit-Coaching Sessions at Weaving Harmony Chinese Medicine (Up to 69% Off)

Weaving Harmony Chinese Medicine - Services

Multiple Locations

A spirit coach helps create a clear vision of personal goals through in-person or over-the-phone sessions focused on self-empowerment

$120 $39

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Tax Consulting Services at Better Tax Returns (45% Off)

Better Tax Returns

Oakland

Our customers are invited to ask questions and be informed about their taxes. We are open year round and are available by phone

$73 $40

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One Month of Online Graphic-Design Courses at Career Change (45% Off)

Career Change

Oakland

From the merchant: Became a graphic designer in five months; lessons offered by professional senior web and graphic designers

$880 $484

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180-Minute Wedding Photography Package with Retouched Digital Images from Photography By Aizhan (45% Off)

Photography By Aizhan

Oakland

From the merchant: Three hours of wedding photography; includes CD, 8”x10” print, online gallery, and slide show

$666 $366

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Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 65% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

Hour-long classes feature four different levels of Cuban-style salsa dancing

$26 $9

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One or Three Pottery Classes at Play With Clay (50% Off)

Play With Clay

Emeryville

Pottery classes teach students of all ages and skill levels how to turn lumps of shapeless clay into exquisite decorative stoneware

$30 $15

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One or Three Life-Coaching Sessions at Coaching from the Heart (Up to 52% Off)

Coaching from the Heart

Emeryville

During sessions, clients meet, call, or Skype with a professionally certified life coach to discuss their issues and overcome obstacles

$200 $99

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$69 for an American Heart Association First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class ($140 Value)

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

Five-hour American Heart Association class teaches CPR, defibrillator use & basic first-aid techniques; certification is valid for two years

$140 $69

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$39 for $100 Worth of Custom-Framing Services at Artistic Picture Framing

Artistic Expert Picture Framing

North Berkeley

Staff consult on materials and colors to frame jerseys, portraits, and art with upgrades such as UV-conservation glass and acid-free matting

$100 $39

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Russian Program "Krugozor"

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

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

$60 $30

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Four Dance Classes from Salsa with Tomaj (65% Off)

Salsa With Tomaj

Berkeley Underground

From the merchant: Learn to dance Salsa with popular instructors Tomaj Trenda and Tiffany Wu at our Salsa nightclub every Wednesday

$80 $28

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Photography Fundamentals and/or Night Photography Workshop from Eric Gould Photography (Up to 57% Off)

Eric Gould Photography

Multiple Locations

Hands-on workshop introduces camera controls and artistic methods; evening classes work with sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images

$150 $69

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One or Three Life or Relationship Coaching Sessions at Core Self Work (Up to 68% Off)

Core Self Work

Berkeley

Clients can turn to life coach Paul Xavier for help with issues such as anxiety and depression or to focus and repair their relationships

$150 $56

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Graphic Design Services at Lense and Co (45% Off)

Lense And Co

Alameda

Master using social media services, including Facebook and LinkedIn, for your small business

$69 $38

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Computer Repair for One or Two Computers at eon Technologies (Up to 56% Off)

eon Technologies

Alameda

Computer support professionals with over 20 years experience address system issues, expel viruses, and optimize performance

$100 $45

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A Tutoring Session from Alpha College Prep (49% Off)

Alpha College Prep

Albany

Our educators meet students where they are and can address individual needs and goals; we specialize in grades 6–12

$95 $48

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One or Two Months of 30- or 60-Minute Private Lessons and Other Perks at Bradley School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Bradley School of Music

Lafayette

Students of all ages learn to play the guitar, piano, drums, or other instruments in a supportive environment with an on-staff psychologist

$162.50 $79

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Puppy Pre-School, Basic Obedience, or In-Home Evaluation Package from Athens Dog Training L.L.C. (50% Off)

Athens Dog Training L.L.C.

San Leandro

Owners are given the tools to shape polite, friendly pups through group or private lessons, ensuring dogs break or never develop bad habits

$139 $69

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$159 for 40-Hour Bartending Certification Course at ABC Bartending School ($535 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

$535 $159

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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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Two or Four 30-Minute or 60-Minute Private Violin Lessons at Vernon Music Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

$120 $55

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Six-Page Website and One Month of Website Hosting from Gutensite (45% Off)

Gutensite

Walnut Creek

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

$500 $275

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One or Three Spiritual-Counseling Sessions at Adventure Quests International Counseling Service (Up to 57% Off)

Adventure Quests International Counseling Service

Walnut Creek

Sessions designed to give clients a more mystical and magical perspective provide them with tools to bring them greater joy

$99 $49

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Piano or Voice Lessons at Julivanna Music Studio (Up to 68% Off)

Julivanna Music Studio

Walnut Creek

Professional music coach with repertoire ranging from Disney songs to Jazz and Blues, including R&B, Pop, Gospel and Classical styles

$140 $49

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$40 for Career Interest and Academic Assessment with Planning Session at C2 Education ($215 Value)

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

After assessing career interest, personality, and academics, director creates academic program designed to address needs of K–12 students

$215 $40

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$70 for $140 Worth of Singing Lessons — The Studio of Meghan Michelle McGovern

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

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

$140 $70

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Two or Four Salsa Classes for One or Four Salsa Classes for Two at Dance SF (Up to 70% Off)

Dance SF

Multiple Locations

Beginners’ classes focus on basic footwork and rhythm; intermediate classes cover more complex patterns

$40 $12

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Session Fee & $50 Off Next Session With New Client Referral at Resplendent Photography

Resplendent Photography

The Haight

For $5, receive a coupon for photography deal

$50 $5

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$129 for a Six-Week Total Beginner Language Course at ABC Languages ($270 Value)

ABC Languages San Francisco

The Embarcadero

Beginner classes in your choice of four languages educates 3–10 students in six weekly 90-minute sessions

$270 $129

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off Four 30 Minute Lessons At Studio ($120 Full Price) at Treble Makers Guitar Lessons

Treble Makers Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off four 30 minute lessons at studio ($120 full price)

$5

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for $50 Off A Move Of Over $1000 at Pedros Moving Services

Pedros Moving Services

Ross Valley

For $5, receive a coupon for $50 off a move of over $1000

$5

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off One Month Of Group Or Private Spanish Classes at World in Spanish

World in Spanish

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off one month of group or private spanish classes

$5

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for $30 Dollars Off at Eversnap

Eversnap

South Beach

For $5, receive a coupon for $30 dollars off

$5

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$22 for $40 Worth of Photo Printing — Le Boxy

Le Boxy

San Francisco

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

$40 $22

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In-Person Workshop for One or Two or Online Stock-Trading Class for One from Acorn Wealth Corporation

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown

Stock-trading courses taught by a young CEO and master trader give students a grounding in trading platforms, markets, and basic strategy

C$499 C$29

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$79 for an Intro to Filmmaking Workshop at San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking ($199 Value)

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

SoMa

The one-day intensive workshop covers the basics of filmmaking such as screenwriting, directing, producing, lighting, shooting, and editing

$199 $79

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$18 for a 90-Minute Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Spanish Class at Enjoy Spanish ($60 Value)

Enjoy Spanish

San Francisco

Experienced bilingual instructors teach group Spanish classes at six levels, taking students from basic present tense to fluency

$60 $18

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Tarot-Card Reading, Aura Reading, or Both at Sf City Psychic (Up to 62% Off)

Sf City Psychic

Inner Sunset

A psychic with 25 years of experience gives insight into finance, romantic relationships, and more during intuitive readings

$60 $24

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$10 for $20 Worth of Computer Repair at Fixlaptop

FixLaptop.com

San Francisco

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

$20 $10

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One or Three Days of Dog Daycare or One or Three Nights of Dog Boarding at Citipets (Up to 53% Off)

Citipets

San Francisco

CPR- and First Aid-certified staff care for pets, who bunk down in communal sleeping rooms and play in a huge indoor-outdoor facility

$40 $19

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$65 for a Two-Hour Couples-Massage Class at The Love Lab ($135 Value)

The Love Lab

Multiple Locations

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

$135 $65

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Custom Framing at Paul Mahder Gallery (Up to 61% Off)

Paul Mahder Gallery

Presidio Heights

Custom framers preserve a wide range of keepsakes and offer complementary onsite consultations

$125 $49

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$88 for $200 Worth of Financial Services at LBS Tax and Accounting

LBS Tax and Accounting

San Francisco

Tax returns, QuickBooks training, and estate planning are a few of the services that accountants offer to both individuals and businesses

$200 $88

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Three-Hour Beginners' Photography Class with or without Photo Walk for One or Two at Isla Studio (70% Off)

Isla Studio

San Francisco

Professional photographers wean students off automatic settings, demystifying exposure, aperture, and ISO for more breathtaking shots

$149 $45

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Piano or Guitar Lessons at Exploring Music (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Exploring Music

Inner Richmond

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

$70 $32

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45-Minute Psychic Reading for Past, Present and Future from Psychic Isabella (45% Off)

Psychic Visions By Isabella

Multiple Locations

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

$100 $55

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Intro Mixology Cocktail-Making Class, Spirits Evolution Class, or Both at SF Mixology (Up to 75% Off)

SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

A cocktail guru helms courses in a nightclub setting, teaching the history of cocktails and techniques for mixing and preparation

$199 $69

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Mixology 101 Class for One or Two from San Francisco Bartending Academy (63% Off)

San Francisco Bartending Academy

Mission Bay

Students learn how different flavor notes complement each other while creating eight staple cocktails and tasting exotic cordials

$195 $72

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$30 for $60 Toward a 30 to 45 minute Psychic Reading including 3 Questions — Psychic Palace

Psychic Palace

Pacific Heights

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

$60 $30

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Boudoir or Family Photo Shoot from Dekker Photography (Up to 79% Off). In-Studio or On-Location Options Available.

Dekker Photography

San Francisco

Photo shoots staged outdoors at local spots, such as Baker Beach or the Lyon Street Steps; boudoir shoots embrace ladies' sultry sides

$405 $84

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One-Hour Boudoir Photo Shoot with Optional Print and Digital Image at Celebrate Your Sexy (Up to 90% Off)

Celebrate Your Sexy

SoMa

Strut your stuff in four of your favorite outfits and turn one pose into a retouched 8”x12” print and digital image

$250 $26

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$39 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at Back to the Picture

Back to the Picture

SoMa

Framing experts set artwork within custom frames complete with mats and glass

$100 $39

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Four, Six, or Eight Hours of Arabic-Language Lessons from Arabic Language Service (Up to 60% Off)

Arabic Language Service

San Francisco

Experienced tutors can travel to pupils' homes for in-person Arabic lessons, video chat via Skype, or meet at a Starbucks coffee shop

$200 $80

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Small or Medium Karaoke-Room Rental at Knet Karaoke (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Knet Karaoke

Inner Parkside

Groups of friends croon tunes in small room, which holds between two and six people, or medium room, which holds between six and nine people

$19.50 $12

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$69 for $125 Worth of Life Coaching — Neil Aaron Life Coaching

Neil Aaron Life Coaching

Diamond Heights

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

$125 $69

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Two or Four Private Guitar, Bass, or Ukelele Lessons at Guitar San Francisco (Up to 56% Off)

Guitar San Francisco

Fidi

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

$76 $35

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Screen Replacement for iPhone 4, 4S, 3, or 3GS at Citicomm Wireless (57% Off)

Citicomm Wireless San Francisco

SoMa

Skilled technicians replace defunct iPhone 3, 3GS, 4, or 4S screens

$100 $59

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Tarot Card, Chinese Fortune, or Full Aura Reading at SF Psychic (Up to 61% Off)

SF Psychic

Inner Richmond

Psychic practioners seek answers to life, love, or career in tarot cards, Chinese fortune-telling methods, or clients' electromagnetic auras

$45 $21

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45- or 75-Minute Boudoir or Portrait Session for One or 75-Minute Session for Two from DVpix.NET (Up to 66% Off)

DVpix.NET

Downtown

Photographer gives consultation, waits for styling, and directs clients through in-studio holiday, boudoir, engagement, or wedding sessions

$100 $49

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$75 for $150 Worth of Storage-Space Rental — Island Park Storage

Island Park Storage

San Francisco

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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$32 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at FastFrame

FastFrame

Downtown

Trained artisans frame memorabilia, paintings, prints, and photos

$100 $32

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Natal-Chart Astrology Reading with Optional Progress Reading from Diana Graue, L.Ac (Up to 56% Off)

Diana Graue, L.Ac

San Francisco

Natal reading uses time and location of birth to generate a chart that reveals insight into the client’s personality and potential

$150 $66

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$450 for $999 Groupon — Discovery Center School

The Discovery Center School

San Francisco

Semi-tutorial classes provide sound education in math, writing, science, and more

$999 $450

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$60 for $150 Towards Mattresses Over Sale Price of $500 at The Futon Shop

The Futon Shop

Multiple Locations

Mattress purveyor stocks organic, fair-trade mattresses alongside memory foam or more classic materials

$150 $60

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15-, 30-, or 60-Minute Tarot-Card Readings at Astrological Healing (Up to 55% Off)

Astrological Healing

San Francisco

Seasoned, intuitive reader with more than three decades of experience uses a variety of cards to reveal personal and emotional insight

$30 $15

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$67 for $122 Worth of Home Furniture — WOWmyroom

Wowmyroom

Noe Valley

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

$122 $67

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$50 for $100 Worth of Custom Shirts from Alberto Fiorelli Custom Shirts

Alberto Fiorelli Custom Shirts

Downtown

Instead of dealing with shirts off the rack, a tailor takes client’s measurements and sews bespoke shirts just for them

$100 $50

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Two or Four Private Vocal Lessons for Ages 8–12 or 13 and Older at Alexys Paris Voice Studio (Up to 82% Off)

Alexys Paris Voice Studio

San Francisco

Member of the Institute of Vocal Advancement teaches students how to blend their registers to open up voices without strain

$150 $33

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3, 6, or 12 Months of Private-Mailbox Rental at A Foto Video Mail & More (Up to 60% Off)

A Foto Video Mail & More

San Francisco

Renters receive a mailbox with a street address—not a PO Box—at a facility that accepts packages from the major carriers

$75 $35

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The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities 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 standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from 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. 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.

1345 Grand Avenue
Piedmont,
CA
US

A single weathervane squeaks as it sways in the breeze atop a peaked roof. Below it, a building dating back to 1948 houses Montclair Bistro amid fieldstone and brick pathways created in french provincial style. At 7 years old, future chef and owner Henry Vortriede began his cooking career by thumbing through culinary magazines and preparing meals for his family of eight. After going on to earn diplomas in food and wine at Le Cordon Bleu and L'Académie du Vin in Paris, France, he honed his skills as a chef in several French restaurants and created chocolate art showpieces at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.

Today, as owner and chef at Montclair Bistro, Vortriede draws on his culinary background to create a rotating menu that includes organic chicken scaloppini sourced from Petaluma Farms, duck-and-wild-mushroom quesadillas with brown-butter chestnuts, and thick, double-cut pork chops with sweet-potato-apple pancakes. Another menu of brunch fare combines traditional favorites such as scrambled eggs with black truffle and eggs benedict with lobster cake.

Vortriede's taste is on display not only on plates but also on the restaurant’s walls, where elegant painted canvases hang. Two hundred bottles of wine stand nearby on storage racks inside walk-in glass covered with the pressed noses of oenophiles. The decor, which includes dark carpeting and dark chairs, white-linen-covered tables, and flickering candles, helped earn the restaurant OpenTable's 2012 Diners' Choice award for romantic restaurant in East Bay.

6118 Medau Pl
Oakland,
CA
US

Souley Vegan's proprietor Tamearra Dyson uses techniques she learned from her family in Louisiana to subvert that idea that healthy, vegan eating lacks flavor. She dredges tofu in a southern-style batter that mimics fried catfish and fashions a menu that appeals to meat-eaters and vegans alike. Tofu also gets dressed in BBQ sauce in burgers and tossed in sweet and sour and green peppers. Tamearra and her kitchen staff put a vegan spin on a roster of Southern classics, such as potato salad with black olives following a family recipe three generations old, as well as mashed potatoes drenched in vegan gravy made like her mom did. The eatery's mac and cheese made with yeast-based, non-dairy cheese earned it accolades from the East Bay Express, which said that it "is so perfect a substitute to its dairy-based kin that it leaves the eater convinced it?s the real thing," while also bestowing Souley Vegan with "Best of East Bay" awards for the past five years. USA Today has also recognized the eatery as among ten great places for soul food in the country.

Brightly painted walls and block-style prints of blues musicians lend a cozy Southern atmosphere to the restaurant, where diners gather around color-splashed tables or cluster on picnic style benches as they share family-style meals or play License Plate Bingo for the last piece of fried okra.

301 Broadway
Oakland,
CA
US

Pump It Up of Oakland's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course.

The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Occasionally, the staffers switch off the lights, arming the roomful of players with glow sticks and bracelets as they navigate the air-cushioned obstaclescape. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the floor and ceiling by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.

2500 Embarcadero
Oakland,
CA
US

The Terrace Room’s art-deco furnishings, elaborate ironwork, and white-draped tables evoke an elegant supper-club vibe that complements the restaurant’s classy confines in the Lake Merritt Hotel, built in 1927. The eatery’s upscale American dishes borrow influences of Cajun, French, and Italian cuisines, which chefs skillfully weave together and artfully plate to cultivate a sophisticated and luxurious dining experience. Amid picturesque murals and panoramic views of Lake Merritt, dishes parade out of the kitchen bearing local and seasonal ingredients, as well as organic touches, such at the Bison chocolate stout that flavors battered fish 'n' chips. Chicken and dumplings sate stomachs with tender meat from Petaluma free-range chickens—a tasty and humane alternative to chicken cooped up in a cubicle all day—and the menu brims with sustainable seafood, platefuls of pasta, and flavorful cuts of beef. Servers splash wine into glasses, or bring up bottles of requested vinos for those hoping to discover the flavorful bounty or Cracker Jack prize inside.

1800 Madison St
Oakland,
CA
US

American Shredding - Oakland may specialize in destruction, but it's in the business of protection. The licensed, bonded, and insured collectors understand that until your confidential documents are no more than thin, illegible strips of rubbish—they’re valuable and must be treated with sensitivity.

One way they get the job done is by shredding the documents immediately in mobile trucks. The collectors can also pick up the materials and shred them at their facility, a system that comes with a set of safeguards: documents are transported in locked, secured, and GPS-tracked trucks and destroyed within 24 hours. Furthermore, customers can choose a shred size they feel comfortable with, and all employees undergo background screening and drug tests. After the materials have been shredded, American Shredding - Oakland’s staffers haul the residue to local paper mills for recycling. They also offer hard-drive shredding for those who don’t trust their computers to self-implode when compromised.

1221 3rd Street
Oakland,
CA
US