Local Services in Port Lavaca

$19 for a 30-Minute Photo Shoot Package with Prints and E-view CD from Portrait Scene ($218 Value)

Portrait Scene

Corpus Christi

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

$218 $19

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

Flash Digital Portraits

Gulfway Shopping Center

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

$119.96 $19.99

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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

La Palmera Mall

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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Holiday Photo Shoot with Cards or Canvas Print Photo Shoot at Padre Ryan Photographic (Up to 51% Off)

Padre Ryan Photographic

Central City

Photo shoot with experienced photographer results in either 25 Christmas cards or a 16” x 20” canvas print and $50 in print credit

$80 $39

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Two-Night Dog-Resort Stay, VIP Spaw Day Package, or One Week of Doggie Daycare at Bruno’s Bath House (Up to 59% Off)

Bruno's Bath House

Multiple Locations

Dogs sleep in comfortable suites at night, play inside and outdoors during daycare, or receive a thorough grooming

$56 $28

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Screen or Charging Port Repair for Apple, Samsung, or Android Devices at Cell-Tech (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

Cell-Tech

Corpus Christi

Techs get mobile devices back on their feet by replacing shattered screens or faulty charging ports

$120 $59

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5, 10, or 20 One-Hour Jump Passes at Brinca! (Up to 56% Off)

Brinca!

Corpus Christi

Sock-clad children cavort across large multicolored inflatables during open-play times

$50 $25

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$11 for Wash, Dry, and Fold Services for up to 20 Pounds of Laundry at Tejas Coin Laundry ($22 value)

Tejas Coin Laundry

South Side

Laundry specialists in business since 1996 clean and fold garments, keeping customers' wardrobes looking fresh and presentable

$22 $11

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$20 for Two Self-Service Dog Washes and $10 Toward Merchandise at Pup-A-Palooza ($40 Value)

Pup-A-Palooza

South Side

Owners wash their own pups at a fully equipped self-service wash station, ensuring dog coats are clean, fluffy, and fragrant

$40 $20

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$440 for $800 Worth of Catering Services — His and Her Bridal

His And Her Bridal

Rosenberg

From the merchant: Feeds 100 guest plus 2 servers

$800 $440

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Two, Four, or Six 60-Minute Piano Classes at Joyful Music School (Up to 50% Off)

Joyful Music School

Richmond Rosenberg

Piano lessons teach students the basic scales and proper posture, giving them a foundation to make beautiful music

$52 $26

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Four Weeks of Toddler Childcare from Bright Minds Montessori (55% Off)

Bright Minds Montessori

Richmond

From the merchant: Provide Montessori day care services that shape the student’s brain through daily nurturing of the child.

$925 $416

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$49 for $110 Worth of Services at JEI Learning Center

JEI Learning Center

Houston

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

$110 $49

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$27 for $58 Worth of Veterinary Services — Long Meadow Veterinary Clinic

Long Meadow Veterinary Clinic

Sugar Land

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

$58 $27

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Two, or Three VHS-to-DVD Conversions at Save Your Tapes (53% Off)

Save Your Tapes

Pak Mail

Technicians transfer the contents of VHS tapes onto DVDs with custom menus and labels

$40 $19

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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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Ladies' Heel Repair, Men's Heel Replacement, or $10 for $20 Toward Handbag Repair at Houston Shoe Hospital

Houston Shoe Hospital

Multiple Locations

Experienced cobblers repair ladies’ heels, affix high-quality rubber to men’s heels, and revamp bags at this Texas institution

$20 $10

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$75 for a One-Hour Outdoor Engagement Photo Shoot with Prints from Color Tyme Photography ($280 Value)

Color Tyme Photography

Multiple Locations

Photographer John Billingsley captures lasting memories during an engagement shoot held at one of three scenic outdoor locations

$280 $75

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$25 for $100 Worth of Studio Photography — A Tale To Tell Vintage Prop & Photography Studio Rentals

A Tale To Tell Vintage Prop And Photography Studio Rental

Sugar Land

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

$100 $25

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$28 for $50 Toward Office Exam — Aliana Animal Hospital Inc.

Aliana Animal Hospital

Sugar Land

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

$50 $28

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30- or 60-Minute Photo Shoot for Up to Four with Prints and Digital Images from Pixel Studio Productions (Up to 84% Off)

Pixel Studio Productions

Sugar Land

Video and photography team that has produced material for NBC and HP leads photo shoot in front of a studio or outdoor backdrop

$300 $59

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$59 for a One-Hour On-Location Photography Session with Print and Digital File from Me o' My Photography ($225 Value)

Me o' My Photography

Multiple Locations

Professional photographer snaps relaxed portraits of up to five subjects with included prints at one of seven Houston-area locations

$225 $59

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$49 for $120 Toward One Hour of Test-Prep Class — Pharmacy Tech. Exam review

Fast Pharmacy Tech

Sugar Land

We offer pharmacy technician-certification review for all aspects of the exam

$120 $49

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Mobile Device Repair at Cell N Trade (Up to 53% Off). Seven Options Available.

Cell N Trade

Cinco Ranch

Technicians get your gadgets up and running again by fixing broken screens or performing other repairs, restorig them to working order

$89 $42

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One Week of Infant Childcare from The Good Shepherd's Prep Preschoo (45% Off)

Good Shepherd's Prep Preschool

Katy

From the merchant: In a Christ centered environment, infants receive guidance in exploration & discovery with love and personal care.

$200 $110

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iPad 4 Screen Replacement from Gadget Fix (45% Off)

Gadget Fix

Houston

We repair all types of damage to electronics, such as LCD screens, speakers, microphones, and charging ports as well as liquid damage

$149 $82

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Financial Consultation from Right Way Tax and Financial Services (Up to 90% Off). Three Options Available

Right Way Tax and Financial Services

Katy

Financial experts help everyday people manage their budget with consultation, bookeeping, and setup of Quickbooks

$250 $25

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60-Minute On-Location Photo Shoot and Disc of Edited Photos from KKC Photography (79% Off)

Kkc Photography

Bridgewater Village

One-hour photo session at a location of your choice. With this package you will get a CD with up to four edited photos.

$275 $58

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$439 for $799 Worth of Financial Consulting — Credit Repair Nerds

Credit Repair Nerds

Springfield

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

$799 $439

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$249 or $399 Toward Furniture from Princeton Furniture

Princeton Furniture

Katy

Staff members curate furnishings for dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms, along with rugs, lamps, and throw pillows

$249 $99

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$83 for $165 Worth of Premarital or Marital Coaching— Dr. Blanchard Layton Sr. Life Coach

Life Coaches Of Katy

Highland Trails

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

$165 $83

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$9 for $30 Worth of Studio Photography — Image Nation

Image Nation

Katy

Portrait session comes with one 8"x10" sheet and one 5"x7" sheet

$30 $9

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Dry Cleaning Services at Cinco Cleaners (50% Off. Two Options Available.

Cinco Cleaners

Highland Knolls Plaza Mason Road

Eco-friendly cleaners for items such as shirts, pants, suits, dresses, and comforters; orders in by 9 AM, are ready for pickup after 5 PM

$15 $7.50

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Six-Week Beginner Spanish Class or One Month of One-on-One Tutoring at Listo Translating Services (50% Off)

Listo Translating Services

Katy

Students learn Spanish or receive personalized guidance from tutors at a facility dedicated to helping others overcome linguistic barriers

$420 $210

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Dry Cleaning at Shelton Family Cleaners (Up to 63% Off). Three Options Available.

Shelton Family Cleaners

Multiple Locations

Family with 100+ years in the dry-cleaning business cleanses garments or comforters at a fixed rate for next-day or same-day pickup

$20 $9

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One Month of Spanish Preschool or Four Kids' Spanish Classes at Spanish Learning Castle (Up to 48% Off)

Spanish Learning Castle

Shadow Glenn

Certified by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the family owned and operated business has more than 15 years of business

$760 $399

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Phone Front Screen Repair at Payless Computers & Cell Phone Repair (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Payless Computers & Cell Phone Repair

Stafford

Technicians repair front screens for range of iPhone or Galaxy models

$55 $25

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$13 for $30 Worth of Custom T-shirt Printing

A1 Graphics

Stafford

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

$30 $13

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$66 for $120 Worth of Childcare — Little Angels Academy

Little Angels Learning Academy

Stafford

Our childcare processionals will ensure your kids have learning tools and skills that will make the stand out.

$120 $66

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$85 for $169 Groupon — LEAD Educational Services

LEAD Educational Services

Missouri City

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

$169 $85

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iPhone 4, 4S, or 5 Repair, iPad 2 Repair, or Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4 Repair at Texas Cellular (Up to 60% Off)

Texas Cellular

Missouri City

Experienced techs repair digitizers and LCD screens on broken Apple or Samsung products

$160 $67

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$8 for $15 Worth of Watch Repair — Quail Valley Jewelers

Quail Valley Jewelers

Missouri City

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

$15 $8

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Founded in 1998, Operation Warm distributes winter coats to children across America, protecting their health and safety as well as buoying their spirits. We spoke to executive director Rich Lalley about the organization?s history, mission, and accomplishments.

The Roots

After reading a newspaper story about children waiting at a bus stop on a cold February day just a mile from his home, retired businessman Dick Sanford was "outraged," Lalley said. "He couldn't understand how children in his community could be without coats. He went to a department store and bought all 58 children's coats in stock" and distributed them through a school, whose superintendent he knew from the Rotary Club. "Dick was blown away by the reaction of the kids and reaction of the parents."

Why a New Coat Means More Than Comfort

"Our motto is 'more than a coat,' and I like to say we bring happiness and warmth to children through a new winter coat," Lalley said. "When they get a brand-new winter coat all their own, it's like Christmas day. You will hear stories of a girl who wears the coat to bed for three weeks, the boy who wants to wear it into April. It's oftentimes the first new piece of clothing the children have received in their lives. They feel better about themselves, and when they feel better about themselves, children perform better in school."

"This Coat Was Made Just for You"

"One of the first coat distributions I was on was at a little afterschool program in [Chicago?s] Rogers Park. A Rotary Club near Rogers Park provides a great deal of support to this little afterschool program called Family Matters. One of the little girls looked at me and said, 'Thank you for the coat. When do I have to give it back?' And we said she could keep it. That's why all our coats have the label 'this coat was made just for you' sewn inside and kids can write their names on it."

Kid-Friendly Coats Made in the United States

Operation Warm distributes hundreds of thousands of new coats around the country each year?so many that it contracts with factories to make coats specifically for it. The organization's coats are brightly colored and have extra-deep pockets and detachable hoods, and they come in sizes 3T to adult large. Although domestic manufacturing tends to be expensive, Lalley says 20% of its coats (about 60,000) are made in a union factory in the United States.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
US

Featured in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, BenchPrep's educational network prepares students to undertake difficult exams with confidence through innovative and interactive online content. Students can enlist in a field of study from BenchPrep's courses, forged with the aid of McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Wiley, and photocopies of Athena's classroom cheat sheets, to gain access to the site's comprehensive content, reporting, and score-analysis tools. Students cultivate their academic knowledge with content-specific reading material, videos, notes, bookmarks, customizable quizzes, and practice tests.

BenchPrep's innovative cross-platform technology allows online students to begin their studies on a web-based computer and continue their lessons in transit via iPhone, Android, or iPad. Lesson plans can also be downloaded to a smartphone device through the BenchPrep app to facilitate on-the-go learning without an Internet connection, handy for studying in signal-destroying subways or while time traveling to pre-WiFi locales. Upon completion, students receive a digital completion certificate.

1301 E Rio Grande
Victoria,
TX
US

HGTV and House Hunters- featured interior designer James Charles and his team create custom design plans to guide do-it-yourself redecorating projects. Clients submit room measurements and photographs, then pick a color palette and choose from a list of styles ranging from traditional to contemporary to DMV-office chic. Within five weeks, Charles and his crew will send out colorful presentation boards depicting a custom full-room makeover. Armed with an included shopping list, customers can purchase paint, furniture, and other materials as needed, and can decorate at their own pace, arranging items according to detailed schematic diagrams or the couch’s horoscope. Customers can also refer to an online guide for help solving design dilemmas such as where to place a crib or how to modify decor to accommodate a rambunctious chia pet.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
US

Udemy eliminates the barrier of entry to higher-level learning with online courses taught by experts from around the world. Award-winning authors, educators from institutions such as Harvard, and successful entrepreneurs host popular classes for students of all ages to revitalize their career or get a jump-start on new learning. Classes range from exploring product development with Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, iPhone app design, Microsoft Excel 2010 beginner/intermediate or advanced training, and principles of web development. Thanks to the online format, students learn at their own pace and take breaks to go to work or feed their computer.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
US

Not Alone enables active-duty soldiers, veterans, and their families to address the emotional and psychological effects of combat experience with mental-health counseling and support services. Online and in-person programs address the effects of combat and posttraumatic-stress disorder, with more than 400 professionals available to provide confidential counseling services for veterans and active military members across 22 states. An online social network connects peers, informal groups cater to significant others, and the eClinic offers immediate 24/7 assistance to service members in need. Not Alone also maintains a combat-stress assessment to determine daily stress levels and an online database of articles on PTSD and life after war.

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1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
US

As music education declines in schools across the country in response to shrinking budgets, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation fights to keep music in kids' lives by bolstering these programs and raising awareness about the benefits of arts education. The organization equips qualifying schools with the tools necessary to establish a sustainable instrumental-music program, such as a set of band or string instruments, a keyboard or guitar lab, or even a mariachi ensemble. Since its inception, VH1 Save The Music has provided new musical instruments to more than 1,900 public schools in more than 192 school districts across the country, improving academic performance, community pride, and self-esteem for 2.3 million kids.

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1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
US