Local Services in Sacramento

$99 for an Introductory Discovery Flight Lesson at Golden State Flight Training ($199.99 Value)

Golden State Flight Training

Golden State Flight School

Learn flight basics and take the plane’s controls in an introductory lesson with licensed pilot

$199.99 $99

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$100 for Four Months of Storage in a 5"x8" Unit at Tiger Self Storage ($216 Value)

Tiger Self Storage

Sacramento

Stow your valuables, heirlooms, and childhood toys inside a storage unit maintained by friendly staff of managers

$216 $100

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$19 for Two Hours of Meeting Room Rental for Up to Four from Regus ($260 Value)

Regus

Multiple Locations

Meet with clients or partners in fully-furnished office spaces with WiFi and video conferencing capabilities

$260 $19

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$79 for a Luxury One-Hour Boudoir Session with $100 Album Credit ($450 Value)

The Fine Art of Intimate Portraiture by Joleen Vincent

Multiple Locations

Photographer captures female confidence with luxury boudoir photography session that includes retouching & $100 credit toward album purchase

$450 $79

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

Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

$218 $19

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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

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

$119.96 $19.99

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $100 Towards Furniture at One Stop Furniture (50% Off)

One Stop Furniture

Multiple Locations

Peruse two 10,000-square-foot showrooms filled with furniture from brands like Ashley and Williams, and mattresses by Simmons and Serta

$100 $50

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$49 for a One-Hour Boudoir Photo Shoot with Prints and Retouched Digital Images ($377 Value)

Celebrate Your Sexy

Downtown

Strut your stuff in four of your favorite outfits and turn two poses into 5"x7" and wallet-sized prints and retouched digital images

$377 $49

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$165 for $300 Worth of Childcare — Lavender Art Studio

Lavender Art Studio

Sacramento

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

$300 $165

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One or Three Love or Life Readings, Palm Readings, or Tarot Sessions at Enchanted Love Cottage (Up to 70% Off)

Enchanted Love Cottage

Sacramento

Diane, who specializes in relationships, performs psychic readings that may answer clients' questions about lost loves and other issues

$110 $35

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Life-Coaching Workshop for One with Option for Guest at Personal Financial Fitness Club (Up to 75% Off)

Personal Financial Fitness Club

SCNA or Sierra 2 Center

Sixteen weeks of 60-minute weekly one-on-one coaching sessions accompany the workshop

$397 $120

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Tarot-Card, Crystal-Ball, or Crystal-Wand Reading from Psychic Janet Fisher (Up to 56% Off)

Psychic Janet Fisher

Sacramento

Licensed psychic and life coach makes predictions about her clients' future using tarot cards, a crystal ball, or a crystal wand

$80 $39

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30-Minute Psychic Reading from Psychic readings by Sherry (50% Off)

Psychic Readings By Sherry

Sacramento

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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60-Minute On-Location Photo Shoot and Disc of Edited Photos from LR. Photography (75% Off)

L.r. Photography

Redeem from Home

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

$80 $20

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$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

$3,595 $99

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$10 for $20 Worth of Shoe Repairs at Russo's Shoe Repair

Russo's Shoe Repair

Downtown

The cobblers at Russo's fix heels, replaces soles, and perform specialty preventative repairs such as installing rubber sole protectors

$20 $10

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$49 for $98 Worth of Music Lessons — Sac Valley Guitar

Sac Valley Guitar

Sacramento

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

$98 $49

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$30 for $54 Worth of Services at While You Were Out: Pet and Home Care by Amy Morris

While You Were Out: Pet And Home Care By Amy Morris

On Location

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

$54 $30

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$50 for $100 Groupon — AfterSchool Academy

Afterschool Academy

Arden - Arcade

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

$100 $50

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The growl of lions and tigers will be replaced by the growls of guitars as the Sactopalooza Spring Party lights up the Sacramento Zoo with music from tribute bands and DJ Rigatony. No Duh blasts a high-energy pop set based on the music of No Doubt with a number of visuals, costumes, and props from the band’s music videos. Nominated for Best Tribute Band at the 2010 San Diego Music Awards, the Red Not Chili Peppers fill the air with classic funk-rock melodies and the four-chord password that grants entry to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to the concerts, attendees can partake in hands-on activities such as mechanical bull riding and gladiator jousting with foam poles.

The Sactopalooza Spring Party is the largest annual fundraising event for the Active 20-30 Club of Sacramento. This group of 20- to 30-year-old volunteers works year-round to improve the lives of local children with special needs. In addition to raising funds for children, the group organizes hands-on events to interact with children at an annual picnic, winter clothing drives, and a holiday party at the UC Davis cancer center. Proceeds from the party helps support these events and the organization’s work with children throughout the region.

3901 Land Park Drive
Sacramento,
CA
US

The team behind Eleakis & Elder Photography draws artistic inspiration from what is most important in their own lives: their human and four-legged family members. Roger Ele and his wife and part-time assistant, Joan Stathakis-Ele, founded the studio in 1986; since then, Roger has relied on low-light photography and his love for animals to capture countless families, brides, and beloved pets. Chantel Elder joined the staff in 2001 and became a partner in 2008. When she's not busy in the studio, she can be found cooking with her new husband, spending time in the garden, and hanging out with her two boston terriers. New crew member Mark Long has been a professional photographer for more than 30 years—about as long as he's been married. Though he studied commercial and underwater photography at the renowned Brooks Institute, he now looks no further than his two children and grandchild for a smiling subject.

In addition to snapping pictures of furry friends, the photographers support the Sacramento SPCA and other charitable animal causes. They can turn feline or canine portraits into wall art, a 30-page album, and gift cards, or shred them and weave the strips into a pet sweater. They are also fans of the performing arts: Roger has done work for The Sacramento Ballet and has been the official photographer of Sacramento Opera since 1984.

4625 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento,
CA
US

At G'nique's Spa Services, owner, aesthetician, and massage therapist Genique Freeman guides her team with the conviction that total wellness is achieved when each patient feels beautiful, relaxed, and cared for. Freeman's staff makes a point of opening communication lines with each client, welcoming both English and Spanish speakers and discovering their patients' treatment preferences and favorite Kevin Bacon films via a simple online health-history form. Organic and wild-harvested ingredients from product lines such as De La Terre ease health concerns, and skin-purifying treatments are frequently paired with massages to heighten the therapeutic effects of both. Calm lighting and soft music welcome clients to leave their workplace stresses at the door, and a no-walk-in policy ensures patient comfort by safeguarding against overcrowding or a sudden influx of encyclopedia salesmen. Also supporting the spa's philosophy that physical and psychological health go hand in hand, G'nique's encourages veterans and their families to take respite in pampering by offering military discounts on specialty services, such as massages and facials.

1022 P St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Andy Siebert floated in the water, weightless—almost as if in outer space—and watched as all 40 feet of a Galapagos Island whale shark drifted past him. It’s moments like that one that Andy lives for, having devoted his life to scuba diving. He took his first dive as a teenager, but didn’t take the sport seriously until he turned 42, at which point he began his journey to log more than 3,000 dives.

Now, as owner of Scuba World, Andy works to help others discover their love of the underwater sport. One part retail shop and one part scuba-diving school, the PADI five-star IDC dive center is chock-full of gear for purchase and rental, as well as expert instructors who teach classes for divers of all levels, including instructor-level classes. Their classes range from beginner discovery sessions to open-water-certification courses to rescue-diver classes for the more advanced diver who is worried about all those fish in the ocean who need help getting out. Andy’s wife and partner, Lynn Siebert, plans trips that take divers to waters all over the world, including the nearby Monterey Bay and more far-flung expeditions in Micronesia.

5114 Madison Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US

Smashburger isn't just the name?it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.

This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.

1735 Arden Way
Sacramento,
CA
US

Since 1976, the environmentally conscious staff at The Futon Shop has stocked futons, furniture, and frames built from chemical-free cotton, natural latex, and hybrid soy foam, among other virtuous ingredients. Cushy mattresses, vibrantly shaded futon covers, and platform beds preserve the earth’s bounty as effectively as they accommodate human bodies and under-the-bed monsters. Homeowners can also illuminate domiciles with eco-friendly Eangee lamps, which have a carbon footprint of nearly zero and are manufactured by workers who earn a living wage. Even little ones can enjoy the environmentalist furnishings by napping on an organic crib mattress nestled in a bunny white baby crib.

2011 Arden Way
Sacramento,
CA
US