Local Services in San Carlos

Half Off a First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

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

Up to 55% Off Horse-Assisted Therapy

Change Your Lead

BOK Ranch

$150 $75

Hands-on workshop helps participants connect with their feelings through interaction with friendly horses

Up to 79% Off Dog Summer Camp at Wag Hotels

Wag Hotels

Multiple Locations

$235 $49

Five-day dog summer camp entertains pups with weekly themed activities including surfing, sunbathing, and bacon bubbles

Up to 50% Off Shoe Repair and Shines

Foster City Shoe Repair

Foster City

$30 $15

Longtime cobbler repairs and shines worn-out boots and shoes using high-quality materials

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

$80 $39

Seasoned drum instructor teaches fundamentals in styles including pop, rock, jazz and fusion

Up to 51% Off Consulting Sessions

Hermes Consultancy

San Mateo

$150 $75

A counselor-coach helps clients understand their subconscious motivation; she seeks to bring balance to their mind and body

71% Off Academic-Tutor Services

Ivy Goal Education

Hillsdale

$475 $138

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Half Off Frames at Cheap Pete’s

Cheap Pete’s

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

(399)

Custom framing, ready-made frames, and framing supplies for concert posters, photos, and artwork

89% Off Photo Shoot & Pictures

Picture People

Multiple Locations

$144 $16

Expert shutterbugs get to know photographees before snapping in front of colorful backdrops, with chosen portraits ready in about an hour

79% Off a Career Assessment and Academic Planning Session

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

$215 $45

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

77% Off SAT Practice at ThinkTank Learning

ThinkTank Learning

Palo Alto

$210 $49

Certified academic consultant helps students gauge strengths and weaknesses when taking the SAT, and help pupils ace tests with tutoring

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

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

56% Off Pet Care

Animal Hospital Of Palo Alto

Palo Alto

$50 $22

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Up to 51% Off Private Piano Lessons at Aria Music Studio

Aria Music Studio

Burlingame

$70 $35

Lifelong pianist Wendy Liu teaches students of various skill levels to play everything from basic scales to solo sonatas

Up to 79% Off Engagement or Family Photo Packages

Memory Photo Gallery

Millbrae

$399 $99

(16)

Skilled shutterbugs spend an hour photographing families or newly betrothed couples before producing 4"x6" prints

Up to 85% Off at Heather Lussier Photography

Heather Lussier Photography

North Los Altos

$299 $49

(5)

Babies attend photo shoots at 4 months, 8 months, and 1 year old; certified professional photographer with more than 20 years of experience

Up to 80% Off Pet Portrait Shoot

Posh Pooch Portraits

North Los Altos

$250 $49

Accomplished photographer Heather Lussier maintains a calm, welcoming demeanor to put pets at ease in a boutique studio

JCPenney Portraits – Up to 88% Off Photo Shoots

JCPenney Portraits

Multiple Locations

$129.93 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

Up to 52% Off Tutoring Packages

JEI Learning Centers

Multiple Locations

$190 $95

Weekly common course state standards in math, language arts, reading, writing, and problem solving with workbooks and daily homework

55% Off Outdoor Furniture

Bay Area Sofa

Newark

$100 $45

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Up to 70% Off at ABC Bartending School

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

(25)

Experienced mixologists impart bartending secrets as students shake up classic and popular drinks

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off the First Month of Kids Music Lessons

Early Music Minds

Mountain View

$50 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off the first month of music lessons for babies, toddlers, and kids up ages 2–5

$50 Buys You a Coupon for $150 Off a Move of Over $300

Jackie Movers

Serra Highlands

$150 $50

For $50, receive a coupon for $150 off a move that's over $300

Up to 53% Off Generations

Generations

Rockaway Beach

$15 $7

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Up to 56% Off Cat Boarding

When the Cat's Away

Vallemar

$90 $45

Cats stay overnight in private suites furnished with a climbing wall, bed, and private litter box

45% Off Life Coaching

Natural Born Psychic

Union City

$60 $33

Combination reading (palm, tarot, and psychic) or your choice of incense, candles, or oils

Up to 58% Off Chinese Tutoring Sessions

United Education

Union City

$160 $75

English-speaking students in grades K-12 are immersed in Chinese language and culture at in-home and classroom tutoring sessions

83% Off Tutoring Package at Kims Academy

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

$350 $59

After a diagnostic assessment, tutors assist kids with math, reading, or writing skills to prepare for the SAT or ACT

Up to 84% Off Media Transfers at Denevi Digital Imaging

Denevi Digital Imaging

Sunnyvale

$140 $22

Careful professionals convert home-video tapes, film, photos, and slides into DVD format and provide free editing software

75% Off Photo Printing

Suntech Prints

Hayward

$125 $31

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93% Off Boudoir Photo-Shoot Package

Modern Love Photography

Downtown Hayward

$550 $39

(32)

Inside a sunlit loft, clients pose on beds and furniture for a sultry boudoir shoot, which yields proofs on the same day

Up to 82% Off Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

$403 $89

(5)

Using a comprehensive academic evaluation and customized tutoring, certified tutors help students overcome their scholastic struggles

Up to 61% Off Office-Space Rental at Second Work Space

Second Work Space

Fremont

$40 $19

Collaborative work environment with high-speed Internet, ergonomic chairs and desks, coffee, and a fax machine, scanner, copier, and printer

Up to 76% Off Life and Relationship Coaching at Hymn Wellness

Hymn Wellness

Multiple Locations

$165 $59

Life coach helps clients overcome professional and relationship roadblocks and achieve their goals

56% Off Kids' Creative Writing Class

Kids Be Inspired

Fremont

$630 $275

Kids ages 8–15 learn a variety of writing styles and processes to develop creative paragraphs and essays

50% Off Tax Preparation

Etax Relief

East Industrial

$175 $88

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47% Off Party Supplies

Galadecorations

Sunnyvale

$15 $8

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55% Off Studio Photography

Bay Graphics

Sunnyvale

$134 $60

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55% Off Financial Consulting

Trm Services & Notary Public

Sunnyvale

$175 $79

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Up to 66% Off Dog Boarding or Dental Services

Redwood Animal Hospital

Castro Valley

$38 $19

(31)

Vets scrub away tartar and bacteria from dogs under sedation; dogs stay in spacious accommodations while their owners are away

60% Off Pet Kennel Services

Kanlove Dogs

San Leandro

$160 $64

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45% Off Wedding Photography

Photography By Aizhan

San Leandro

$700 $385

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50% Off Computer-Skills Classes

Sqa Solution

Daly City

$600 $300

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70% Off Studio Photography

2819 Productions Photography

Daly City

$285 $86

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60% Off Kids' Saturday Classes

Amazing Fruit Educational Learning Center

Cupertino

$60 $24

Kids attend classes on Saturday where they can learn Chinese, work on handcrafts, or practice painting in a supportive environment

Up to 83% Off at Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

Cupertino

$492 $85

After a one-on-one evaluation, tutors work with students in small groups to help them grasp new material

Up to 51% Off Computer Repair

eon Technologies

Alameda

$100 $50

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

72% Off Studio Photo-Shoot Package

This is iT Photography

Santa Clara

$200 $59

Photographers snap portrait or graduation pictures during 30- or 60-minute studio sessions

Up to 67% Off After-School Care

Falcon Learning

Milpitas

$150 $69

After-school care includes classes in everything from Bollywood dance and yoga to science and cooking

Up to 51% Off Child Yoga or Phonics Classes

EZ Learning Center

Milpitas

$160 $79

Students enrich themselves physically or mentally in yoga or phonics classes

45% Off Photo Printing

Le Boxy

San Francisco

$40 $22

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Up to 96% Off Stock-Trading Course

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown

C$499 C$29

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

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

52% Off a Couples Massage Class at The Love Lab

The Love Lab

Cow Hollow/ Marina

$135 $65

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

Up to 51% Off at Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center

Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center

Inner Sunset

$80 $40

Expert sewing and vacuum technicians clean up or repair hard-working household appliances

45% Off 6-Weeks of Intensive Portuguese Language Classes

IBEC - Instituto Brasil De Educação E Cultura

San Francisco

$820 $451

Pretend you're going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil by learning Portuguese in this six-week course.

60% Off Intro to Filmmaking Workshop

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

SoMa

$199 $79

(24)

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

67% Off Group Spanish Class

Enjoy Spanish

San Francisco

$60 $20

(25)

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

Up to 62% Off Tarot-Card and Aura Readings

Sf City Psychic

Inner Sunset

$60 $24

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

45% Off Music Lessons

Lewis Violin Studio

San Francisco

$300 $165

Learn how to play classical, fiddle, or jazz violin

Up to 53% Off Dog Daycare or Boarding at Citipets

Citipets

San Francisco

$40 $19

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

Up to 61% Off Custom Framing

Paul Mahder Gallery

Presidio Heights

$125 $49

(8)

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

Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

Guitar Cities

Downtown

$70 $33

Dexterous instrumentalists train aspiring players of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level or song choice

75% Off Photo Session with Print Credit

Checkerbox Photography

Multiple Locations

$320 $79

(4)

Lifelong photographer makes sure his clients have fun as he renders their portraits at photogenic locations across the city

45% Off a 45-Minute Psychic Reading

Psychic Visions By Isabella

Multiple Locations

$100 $55

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Up to 75% Off Mixology Class at SF Mixology

SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

$199 $69

(39)

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

Up to 70% Off Online Website Building Class

Express Website Course

Online Deal

$197 $59

Video course teaches students the ins and outs of creating a website and working with the WordPress platform

Up to 81% Off a Marketing Consultation

Grow Your Local Business Right

On Location

$500 $99

Susan Callender, an author and business expert, shows professionals at independently owned firms how to maximize their profits

50% Off Speed Dating

Match-maid

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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63% Off Photo-Booth Rental from A Vanity Affair

A Vanity Affair

On Location

$1,200 $450

Unlimited color or black-and-white snapshots reel out of the mobile photo booth set up by a friendly attendant

54% Off Mixology 101 Class

San Francisco Bartending Academy

Mission Bay

$195 $89

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

50% Off Academic-Tutor Services

First Rate Tutors

Redeem from Home

$30 $15

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50% Off Psychic Readings

Psychic Palace

Pacific Heights

$60 $30

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Up to 76% Off Photo-Shoot Package

Dekker Photography

San Francisco

$405 $99

(23)

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

44% Off Pet Care

Le Chien Dog Sitting

Redeem from Home

$50 $28

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45% Off Pet Care

Outdoor Petcare Dog Walkers

On Location

$125 $69

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45% Off Computer Repair

East Bay Computer Repair

On Location

$95 $52

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50% Off Financial Consulting

Business Plan Network

Redeem from Home

$998 $499

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Darryl Kalthof of Bay Area Flying Lessons holds an FAA certificate as an airline transport pilot and ratings as an advanced ground instructor, honors earned over a distinguished two-decade career as a certified flight instructor. Today, he oversees a fleet of Cessna and Piper airplanes that act as airborne classrooms for his pupils, who range from 10-year-olds taking their first mechanical flights to advanced pilots earning certificates in commercial, multi-engine, and tail-wheel aviation. Lessons make use of the airspace surrounding San Francisco Bay, yielding panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean as well as many notable landmarks, including Dumbarton Bridge’s low ribbon of road and Stanford Stadium’s 70-foot animatronic statue of Bill Walsh.

795 Skyway Rd
San Carlos,
CA
US

Bedroom & More spiffs up sleep shacks with plump mattresses. Let a queen-size Serta Perfect Day pillow-top mattress ($1,299) caress the curves of bedridden bowling balls, or snuggle into a Simmons Beautyrest Classic twin sleep sponge ($449–$499). Spend $499 or more and Bedroom & More will deliver and set up your dream-inducing duo for free (limited to 30-mile radius).

280 El Camino Real
San Carlos,
CA
US

BounceU transports kids to an inflatable, climate-controlled playground where they can bounce from side to side in a safe, secure environment. Children can practice for future careers as catapult payloads during open-bounce sessions scheduled at various times throughout the week, and the five open-bounce sessions can be split among multiple children and multiple visits. Bounce-U designates specialized play times including Preschool Playdate for mini-yous 7 and younger and Sensory Rebound, where autistic youngsters and their families can enjoy a night of safe and fun bounces. Adults are welcome to act like 8-year-olds and join vivacious youngsters in the playground, where they can mount the climbing structures while imagining they're synchronized leapers in Michael Flatley's Riverbounce.

848 Brittan Ave
San Carlos,
CA
US

Committed to truly green practices, Blu White Cleaners freshens up soiled duds with chemical-free wet-cleaning processes that deodorize and clean finicky fabrics. Using biodegradable detergents, staffers soak shirts ($1.85–$2.15), pants ($6.50–$7.50), suits ($12.95–$14.95), dresses ($11.95–$14.95) and other garments in a water-based cleaning solution that provides a CEPA-approved alternative to harsh dry-cleaning chemicals that is safe for fabrics too delicate for machine washings or wind scrubbings from busy skydivers. De-soiled duds can be picked up within 72 hours, allowing patrons to keep wardrobes stocked with outfits as sparkling and fresh as a germaphobe's disco ball.

1161 Brittan Ave
San Carlos,
CA
US

Two miles south of Crystal Springs Resevoir sits a stately manse that hearkens back to the early 20th century—Filoli. Neither a Latin word nor a mystic incantation to reveal the true form of the home's owner, the name of this estate has a simpler origin in the credo of the original inhabitant, William Bowers Bourn: "Fight for a just cause; love your fellow man; live a good life."

Bourn passed away in 1936, but on the 654-acre estate he once called home, the fruits of his life continue to blossom—literally. Filoli is perhaps best known for its immaculately maintained garden, a gentlemen's orchard that contains more than 650 different types of apples, an olive orchard, and a magnificent magnolia tree. And then there's the Nature Preserve, where Gaia's garden of wildflowers blossoms, and a menagerie of wild animals runs free.

But the jewel in the crown that is Filoli is surely the house, a sprawling country estate that manages the gap between classic and contemporary by melding familiar styles into something new. Tuscan order-style columns greet visitors at the portico, reflecting the rustic nature of the home's surroundings. The grand ballroom pays a nod to the Palace at Versailles with its Herculean mantle and massive crystal chandeliers. French notes continue into the dining room in Louis XIV style sconces, but the 1917 Italian silk curtains scream art moderne elegance. As visitors explore these halls, they will encounter centuries-old English and Irish antiques, richly textured paintings from the Dutch masters.

86 Canada Rd.
Woodside,
CA
US

As parents themselves, the team behind Comic Jumps understands the importance of creating memorable moments for their children. To this end, they haul party products certified and manufactured by engineers to exceed standards set by The American Society of Testing and Materials to birthday parties and special events, arriving early to set everything up and take it down once the party’s over. With a lot of huffing and puffing, they blow up giant inflatable slides and bounce houses with themes such as Hello Kitty and Toy Story. Additionally, their ensemble of characters, including red-headed mermaids and Peter Pan, keeps kids entertained, while margarita machines provide parental entertainment. The staff also helps customers plan parties from beginning to end, and supply everything from tables and chairs to balloons, cotton-candy machines, and generators.

370 Industrial Road
San Carlos,
CA
US