Local Services in San Francisco

76% Off a Photo Session for a Cat at Pet Poses Photography

Bernal Heights

$250 $59

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Photographer captures the beautiful bond between a cat and its owner, creating high-resolution digital snapshots

55% Off Custom Framing from Frame-O-Rama

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

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Frame-O-Rama's staff offers framing services ranging from closed-corner frames to putting objects inside three-dimensional shadow boxes.

Half Off Frames at Cheap Pete’s

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

62% Off Guitar Lessons at 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

Up to 51% Off at Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center

Inner Sunset

$80 $40

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

79% Off a Career Assessment and Academic Planning Session

Multiple Locations

$215 $45

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

Up to 60% Off Custom Framing at Framed and Cornered

San Francisco

$100 $40

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An experienced framing technician can carefully preserve a diploma, sports jersey, or other collectibles with a custom frame

60% Off Intro to Filmmaking Workshop

SoMa

$199 $79

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

67% Off Group Spanish Class

San Francisco

$60 $20

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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

Inner Sunset

$60 $24

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

50% Off Computer Repair

San Francisco

$20 $10

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Up to 61% Off Custom Framing

Presidio Heights

$125 $49

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

Up to 56% Off Memory-Improvement Workshop

Bay Club San Francisco Tennis

$397 $189

US Memory Champion Chester Santos's one-day workshop instills participants with sturdy techniques of memory retention

50% Off Eight Hours of Arabic Classes ($400 value)

Nob Hill

$400 $200

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Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

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

Multiple Locations

$320 $79

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

Half Off Tax and Accounting Services

San Francisco

$200 $100

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

Up to 57% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

$70 $32

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

Up to 88% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

San Francisco

$250 $29

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

Up to 51% Off Dog Daycare or Boarding at Citipets

San Francisco

$40 $20

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 70% Off Photography Workshop

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

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

54% Off Mixology 101 Class

Mission Bay

$195 $89

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

50% Off Psychic Readings

Pacific Heights

$60 $30

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Up to 76% Off Photo-Shoot Package

San Francisco

$405 $99

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

Up to 88% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

San Francisco

$300 $39

Photographers let subjects dress and pose to their comfort level during one- or two-hour shoots

Up to 75% Off Mixology Class at SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

$199 $69

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

Up to 44% Off DJ Workshop and Mixer

SoMa

$135 $75

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90-minute courses introduce students to keeping a dance floor full and using a turntable as an instrument

Up to 70% Off Photography Classes at Isla Studio

Civic Center

$149 $59

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

61% Off Framing at Back to the Picture

SoMa

$100 $39

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

83% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot with Prints

SoMa

$568 $99

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45-minute photo shoot captures ethereal-looking boudoir poses; clients get access to designer accessories

Up to 51% Off at Knet Karaoke

Inner Parkside

$19.50 $12

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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

45% Off Life Coaching

Diamond Heights

$125 $69

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Up to 61% Off Matchmaking Services

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

Hand-selected groups based on an initial matchmaker meeting meet for first-date drinks

56% Off a Couples Massage Class at The Love Lab

Cow Hollow Inside Pad Studios

$135 $59

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

Up to 59% Readings at SF Psychic

Inner Richmond

$45 $22

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

57% Off iPhone 3G or 3GS Screen Repair at Citicomm Wireless

SoMa

$58 $25

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Skilled technicians replace defunct iPhone 3G or 3GS screens and service charging ports, batteries, and essential components

50% Off Storage-Space Rental

San Francisco

$150 $75

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60% Off Custom Framing at FastFrame

Downtown

$100 $40

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Trained artisans frame memorabilia, paintings, prints, and photos

59% Off Singing Workshop from Singingbelt

Multiple Locations

$69.99 $29

Workshop lessons use the Singingbelt to help students learn about breath support and the mechanics of singing

50% Off Computer-Skills Classes

Daly City

$600 $300

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80% Off Studio Photography

Fruitvale Station

$350 $70

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Up to 53% Off Psychic Readings by Cheyenne

Psychic Reading By Shyann

$40 $20

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

Up to 86% Off Family or Headshot Photo Shoot

Oakland

$350 $49

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

50% Off

Pill Hill

$150 $75

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80% Off Boudoir Shoot at DNA Premium Photography

Fruitvale Station

$485 $99

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

Up to 58% Off from 143 Photo Booth

Merritt

$695 $299

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

Half Off Guitar or Bass Lessons

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Max Abrahams draws on his degree in music during 30-minute lessons for all ages; cover material ranging from simple songs to music theory

jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

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

50% Off

South Berkeley

$60 $30

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Up to 65% Off at Artistic Picture Framing

North Berkeley

$100 $35

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

Create Arabic Calligraphy with a Visual Artist

West Berkeley

$75 $75

Visual artist Salma Arastu gives a brief history of Arabic calligraphy, then leads you through copying Arabic words and layer painting

Up to 55% Off Private Violin Lessons

Richmond

$120 $55

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

Up to 56% Off Cat Boarding

Vallemar

$90 $45

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

Up to 79% Off Engagement or Family Photo Packages

Millbrae

$399 $99

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

50% Off Services

Ingold - Milldale

$20 $10

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55% Off Makeup Lesson

Lyon Hoag

$150 $75

Makeup artists show women how to get the look they want, whether it's a two-minute morning routine or a smoky eye for a night out

Up to 51% Off Private Piano Lessons at 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 70% Off at ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

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

Half Off at abba furniture outlet

San Rafael

$50 $25

Contemporary furniture and home decor rotates weekly and includes office chairs, dining tables, barstools, coffee tables, and accent pieces

50% Off

San Rafael

$100 $50

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52% Off Photographic Prints

San Rafael

$105 $49.99

Scanning and digital-printing specialists create 24"x36" or 18"x24" prints from digital files

Up to 53% Off Drum Lessons

San Mateo

$80 $39

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

Up to 51% Off Consulting Sessions

San Mateo

$150 $75

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

70% Off Computer-Repair Services from ClickAway

Multiple Locations

$100 $30

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Computer experts remove viruses and spyware, recover data, and restore PC and Apple devices with onsite repairs

49% Off Computer Repair

San Anselmo

$85 $43

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Up to 50% Off Shoe Repair and Shines

Foster City

$30 $15

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

Up to 64% Off Dog Boarding or Grooming

Pinole

$165 $65

Pets boarded in a safe facility for overnight stays; expert groomers primp pups

50% Off Pets

Castro Valley

$100 $50

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Up to 66% Off Dog Boarding or Dental Services

Castro Valley

$38 $19

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

Up to 84% Off Media Transfers at Denevi Digital Imaging

Sunnyvale

$140 $22

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

55% Off Services

Hayward

$85 $38

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Up to 53% Off Dog Daycare at Good Dog Day Care

Hayward

$105 $49

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After successful prescreening, pups benefit from safely socializing with other dogs guided by experienced staff using positive reinforcement

93% Off Boudoir Photo-Shoot Package

Downtown Hayward

$550 $39

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

87% Off Boudoir-Photography Package

Multiple Locations

$750 $99

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Photographer Jeffery Warren, who specializes in boudoir and wedding photography, snaps sensual pics immortalized on disks and as prints

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Planted between mighty palms in Golden Gate Park is the oldest wood-and-glass conservatory in North America. The gleaming white Victorian structure has survived several boiler explosions, closure during World War II, and more than two decades of renovations. In 1998, it was deemed an endangered building—but it was quickly adopted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and completely rehabilitated by 2003. This century-old structure is home to the Conservatory of Flowers, a National Historic Landmark that connects visitors year-round with the exotic flora of the world's tropical regions.

The Conservatory houses four main galleries. In the aquatic plants gallery, cascading water gurgles into pools beneath a glass-and-metal sculpture of a six-foot Victoria amazonica water lily. The mist-filled highland gallery mimics the high-altitude forests of tropical mountaintops with clusters of orchids and ferns. Showcasing another side of the tropics, the rainy lowland gallery replicates lush jungles, housing a 100-year-old imperial philodendron and several cycads, which date to the days when most dinosaurs were just tiny salamanders. The potted plants gallery incorporates man-made works such as copper planters from India, ceramic pots from Burkina Faso, and an urn from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Around the fragrant stillness of these halls, the Conservatory hosts special events such as gardening workshops.

Groupon Celebrates Pride Month

Over the last 50 years, the gay-rights movement in America has overcome tremendous obstacles to become a powerful voice for inclusion and diversity. Even as it has grown, the movement—like Groupon—is local at heart, and we applaud the commitment to real change that improves everyday lives.

At Groupon, we are happy to add our voices to those celebrating PRIDE, their achievements as a social movement and a continued march to equality for the LGBT community. Plus, we love a chance to dig that rainbow wig out of storage.

This month—and throughout the year—we salute our merchants and customers who support PRIDE and all efforts that promote dignity, respect, and equal opportunity. We're highlighting these merchants' deals with a special badge to show Groupon's pride in working with people who share our values.

100 J F Kennedy Dr
San Francisco,
CA
US

While students at Temple of Poi, , a school of movement and flow arts, perfect their fire-wielding skills, they also focus on channeling balance and harmony within themselves. Classes are designed to not only to help students develop techniques, but to also help them rejuvenate through performance and meditation and improve mind awareness, discipline, and self-empowerment. To keep these experiences safe, the staff stresses fire safety, and only encourages those who feel ready to dance with flames to do so. And those who are not yet ready can join the skilled dancers and perform at festivals and special events.

With students ranging in age from 9 to 82, crackling hot flames whizz by as dancers twirl their ropes of fire in mesmerizing circles. For these dancers, fire is a form of self-expression. They set hula-hoops and staffs afire, and perform duets with the fans of flames. Though they make it look effortless, these masters of the art were once novices, who learned their techniques at Temple of Poi.

Temple of Poi’s instructors teach fire-dancing classes with several props. In beginner and intermediate poi classes, students set fire to balls suspended from a handle, which create brilliant circles of flames when swung. Hula-hoop and staff classes also allow students to create a dazzling show with props doused in seemingly everlasting flames.

26 7th St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Made from 100% recycled plastic, ZippGo's reusable moving boxes offer a more efficient, durable, and eco-conscious alternative to traditional cardboard boxes. Prior to moves, ZippGo will deliver 25 plastic moving boxes in three sizes (medium, large, and extra-large), along with one roll of recycled packing paper, box labels, and zip ties to your curbside, with an optional $18.75 fee applied for delivery up stairs or an elevator. Engineered to easily stack on top of each other, ZippGo's boxes are made of durable plastics that won't wilt or break from over-packing. Plus, their interlocking lids eliminate the need for tape and help reduce packing time. One week after drop-off, ZippGo staff members will cruise over to your new residence inside one of their biodiesel trucks to pick up the empty boxes, and customers can purchase an additional week available for $20. ZippGo boxes can be used 400 times before being recycled, saving 400 cardboard boxes in the process, which translates into roughly four trees or 17 bajillion toothpicks.

548 Market St
San Francisco,
CA
US

After spending years as a salesman for top mattress lines, Steve Shore needed a new mattress himself. Rather than opt for a steep employee discount on one of the mattresses he sold, the enterprising Mr. Shore collected various natural materials and had them assembled into a mattress that met his exacting specifications: a comfy sleep cushion made with no potentially toxic components. The result was such an improvement over the big-name mattresses he sold that Mr. Shore and his son eventually decided to produce a line of organic mattresses based on the prototype, on which Mr. Shore slept soundly for more than a decade.

Now, the Shore men sell their mattresses under the Eco-Cloud name in The Natural Mattress Store. Made from high-quality steel coils topped with natural latex, Eco-Cloud mattresses resist accumulating allergens and nightmare blueprints and retain their shape and support for years. Organic wool and cotton covers help keep sleepers cool and snug in bed by deflecting body heat and wicking away moisture. Each Eco-Cloud mattress comes with a 12-year, nonprorated warranty. In addition to the Eco-Cloud line, The Natural Mattress Store carries more than 20 organic mattresses, as well as eco-friendly, solid wood bedroom furniture from Pacific Rim Woodworking, Bedworks of Maine, and Vermont Furniture Designs.

1243 Sutter St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Members of City Carshare, the company reports on its website, drive 50% less than individual car owners, annually saving more than 20 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. This is exactly what the local nonprofit had in mind in 2001 when they opened more than 200 Bay Area lots full of fuel-efficient, alternative-fuel, and electric cars and sleighs pulled by Virginia creeper. These vehicles are the linchpin in their two-fold social commitment to creating healthy urban spaces and strong communities.

The first part of that is relatively straightforward: fewer cars on the road mean less congestion and smog and reduced demand for parking lots that could be transformed into parks that grow into concrete jungles. The company defrays the high monetary costs of car ownership by providing insurance coverage, 24-hour roadside assistance, and all the fuel your vehicle needs to get on the road. To foster a sense of community, they hook members up with a private ride-sharing program and entice them to explore the city via their key fob, which unlocks perks at other local businesses. Their mission is backed by a global network of transportation visionaries in the international CarSharing Association, of which City Carshare is a founding member.

1182 Market St, Ste 300
San Francisco,
CA
US

During Simmer and Sear’s themed cooking classes—which won fifth place in SFGate’s 2010 Best of the Bay—chef Anna Hadley unravels the secrets and steps to creating quality cuisine. By combining choice ingredients and time-tested methods, she demonstrates that proper technique and flavor balance can transform any ordinary dish into a culinary delight or beautiful fruit hat. Working out of professional kitchens a variety of locations, including her own home in Nob Hill, as well as nearby loft spaces, converted firehouses, and suburban mansions, classes can include everything from creating swordfish kebabs from Morocco, India, and France, to culinary competitions where students design their own meals from surprise ingredients.

Chef Anna’s work at Simmer and Sear fulfills her decades-long search for the perfect career. After working for 10 years in the highly competitive world of fashion design, she merged her creative whims with her passion for cooking, eventually opening her own business where she helps others unleash their own culinary talents. Her fun, food-focused classes have even earned attention from the New York Times for their popularity among bachelorette parties, as well as other group events such as birthday parties and loosely interpreted square dances.

1451 Taylor St. Suite 12
San Francisco,
CA
US