Local Services in Port Lavaca

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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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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5, 10, or 20 One-Hour Jump Passes at Brinca! (Up to 63% Off)

Brinca!

Corpus Christi

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

$50 $21

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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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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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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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$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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$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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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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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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One-Month Cell Phone Plans from Mastro Inc (Up to 66% Off)

Mastro Inc

Sugar Land

Contract-free cell phone plans enable unlimited talking and texting, as well as ample web browsing and video watching

$87 $30

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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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$69 for a 60-Minute Outdoor Photo Shoot with 20 Holiday Cards or 24 Wallets from Color Tyme Photography ($265 Value)

Color Tyme Photography

Multiple Locations

John Billingsley employs his photojournalistic eye to capture naturally lit, naturally posed portraits

$265 $69

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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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$36 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 $36

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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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iPhone or iPad Cracked Screen Repair at Dr. Cell Phone (Up to 44% Off). Three Options Available.

Dr. Cell Phone

Multiple Locations

Technicians replace cracked screens on iPhones or iPads; same-day service

$70 $39

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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 57% 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 $10

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iPhone 5 Battery Replacement from Gadget Fix (45% Off)

Gadget Fix

Houston

Technicians provide repairs and battery replacement for smartphones and tablets

$69 $38

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One Month of Spanish Preschool or Four Kids' Spanish Classes at Spanish Learning Castle (Up to 58% 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 $320

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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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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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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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$49 for $110 Toward Computer Virus Removal with Warranty

Payless Computers & Cell Phone Repair

Stafford

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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$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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Digital and Wide-Format Printing at Adolfo's Printing LLC (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Adolfo's Printing LLC

Adolfos' Printing

Printer specializes in full color, digital printing, offset printing, large format printing, and mailing services

$50 $25

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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 53% Off)

Texas Cellular

Missouri City

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

$160 $75

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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

The volunteers of Musicians On Call's Bedside Performance Program may not have gone through med school, but that doesn't mean they're not healers. In fact, in some cases the responses they're able to elicit from their small hospital-room audiences—a smile on a stress-racked face, a foot moving ever so slightly to the music—are enough to make most doctors jealous.

The concept is as simple as it is unconventional: a volunteer knocks on a hospital door and asks if the room's occupant would like to hear some music. Patients who agree are treated to a brief private concert, a respite from the anxiety and monotony that can characterize even brief hospital stays. These miniature performances are so effective that in its 14 years of existence the organization has garnered support from celebrities across the musical spectrum and has grown to include branches in six cities: New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Through these branches, it's arranged for more than 400,000 patients, family members, and caregivers to rest their minds and recharge their spirits through the power of live music.

Live music, however, isn't the only salve in Musicians On Call's arsenal. Hospitals in all 50 states, as well as in Puerto Rico and Ireland, have received comprehensive CD libraries, as well as CD players, as part of the organization's Music Pharmacy program.

NBC Nightly News features MOC from Ebie McFarland on Vimeo.

See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand to projects big and small at the Groupon Grassroots blog.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
US

In 2011 The Interrupters documentary introduced audiences to three Chicagoans whose job it was to walk the streets of their neighborhoods mediating violent disputes. They were part of CeaseFire?Chicago's Cure Violence program?working with other Violence Interrupters to mediate potentially lethal conflicts in the city. In 2013, CeaseFire workers mediated nearly 700 high-risk conflicts, often by physically standing between feuding individuals, putting their lives at risk to make their communities safer.

In addition to its work in Chicago, Cure Violence operates programs in five other Illinois cities and 22 cities across the US, and across four countries. The organization's founder, Dr. Gary Slutkin, is an epidemiologist who approaches violence as an infectious disease that should be treated like any other?with scientifically proven methods. Those include detection, intervention, and behavior modification, combined to alter a community's perspective of violence and stop the problem at its source.

Within violence-plagued neighborhoods, the organization's Violence Interrupters?often former violence perpetrators?detect and mediate potentially lethal conflicts. Outreach Workers, meanwhile, work with high-risk individuals to change the way they think about violence and help them improve their lives within the system. On a larger scale, Cure Violence shifts the discourse within whole communities and society at large, emphasizing a health approach to violence instead of punishment.

1301 East Rio Grande Street
Victoria,
TX
US

In 2012, FastCompany placed Siiri Morley in its ?League of Extraordinary Women.? The distinction is certainly deserved. Three years prior, Ms. Morley helped co-launch a program in Iraq that provided 50 women with jobs as candle makers and paid them a living wage in a safe workplace. The program included on-the-job training in candle-making as well as the basics of running a small business, equipping the women for future entrepreneurial pursuits. Ms. Morley and her cofounders soon expanded the scope of their program, bringing it back home to Easthampton and giving it a name: Prosperity Candles. Stateside, Prosperity Candles employs female refugees from Bhutan and Burma and guarantees the same workplace rights enjoyed by their coworkers in Iraq.

Prosperity Candles is not a charity. The female artisans work hard to produce beautiful, sweet-smelling candles that can be enjoyed in the home or given as a gift, keeping the company from relaying on outside funding. Each candle arrives on doorsteps with the story of the woman who crafted it, so recipients might reach out to her and offer their encouragement.

Seehow Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand to projects big and small at the Groupon Grassroots blog.

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